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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: BEDROCK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Bala MUHAMMAD* The focus of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences is to produce quality graduates with appropriate knowledge, skills and competitive edge in their fields of study to make them employable or job creators for themselves and others; to provide high quality research that will promote the image of the University and enhance the overall development of the nation. The Faculty offers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in the following disciplines: Architecture, Building, Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Surveying & Geoinformatics and Urban and Regional Planning. The pioneer students for these programmes were admitted in May 2017. The number of academic staff is increasing in order to meet the expected growth in student enrolment. The excellence and great mentorship qualities of the Faculty staff impacts students’ academic and moral life positively. One of the on-going research focus of the Faculty is ‘sustainability’ and some of the research projects in this respect include: Desirable dissemination of sustainability concepts on the students and sustainability awareness discussions by inhouse/outside students. Indeed, greater attention is given to the students on insights into most aspects of the human world from business to technology to environment and the social sciences. The Faculty ensures that the prospective graduates leave the University with complete knowledge on the necessary core skills for meaningful interactions in the modern world particularly on the need for drastic reductions in the environmental hazards for a much better future. In fact, the Faculty inculcates into students, how to promote safe and healthy living in harmony with the natural world around us by protecting the environment from damage and destruction. The Faculty participated in the 2018 ‘World Environment Day Symposium’. The purpose of the symposium was to enlighten participants and create awareness especially among the youths on plastic pollution and how to control it. It also

aimed at the reorientation of the mind-set of the youths to sustainable resource consumption and environmental stewardship. During the symposium, the three main pillars of sustainability: Economic Development; Social Development and Environmental Protection were discussed at length. Since environmental issues are generally considered as the primary concern of the future to humanity, environmentalists in the discussions highlighted contributions expected from government policies, community collective services as well as individual actions. Student of the Faculty in attendance benefitted immensely throughout the symposium. Consequently, the Faculty, in line with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that the key factor in achieving sustainability lies in technological advancements most especially in the areas of biotechnology. Thus, Faculty of Environmental Sciences is determined – along with other important areas of focus – to promote significant impact on the environmental issues particularly in technological techniques through research collaborations with related and relevant sectors within and abroad.

Staff & students of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the 2018 World Environment Day Symposium

Students of the Department of Architecture

*Professor Bala Muhammad is the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

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