WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN, SES
Welcome to our world, the training ground for the built environmentalists. This is where we breed and nurture the movers and shakers of the built-environment for the Nation. Our mandate in the School cut across the training of would-be planners, designers, builders and managers of human habitats for national development. In line with the vision and mission of our great Institution, the School has over the years focused on the production of high quality manpower capable of creating a conducive, functional and aesthetically pleasing urban space and structures needed for all round development of Nigeria and the African continent as a whole. With a total of eight (8) full fledged Departments, it is gratifying to note that the School under discussion has not shirked this responsibility of being the nations’ pride in the training of environmental professionals as attested to by the industry.
HISTORICAL EVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF SES
The School of Environmental Studies in the context of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro came into existence in 1992 during the administration of the then Rector, Dr. S. A. Olateru-Olagbegi. It was the 4th School at the Polytechnic after the Schools of Applied Science (Pure & Applied Science), Engineering and Management Studies.
The School started with the Departments of Building Technology and Town & Regional Planning (now Urban & Regional Planning) only under its pioneer Dean, Tpl. F. A. Babalola who served between 1992 and 2001. It should be mentioned that prior to this time, the Department of Building Technology was though in existence but under the School of Engineering.
Following the above, the expansion and further development of SES began in 1994 with the introduction of the Department of Estate Management (now Estate Management & Valuation). During the 1994/1995 academic session, the said Department was accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to run National Diploma (ND) programme while the Department of Town & Regional Planning was accredited to run Higher National Diploma (HND) programme.
Furthermore, during the 1998/1999 academic session, the Departments of Building Technology, Estate Management and Town & Regional Planning were accredited and re-accredited to run both ND and HND programmes by NBTE.
In 2003, under the leadership of the 2nd Dean of the School, Bldr. J. O. Scott, the Department of Quantity Surveying was introduced and accredited but billed to commence academic activities at ND level during the 2004. Similarly, in 2008, the Department of Quantity Surveying was accredited to run HND programme.
In the same vein, in 2008, under the headship of Bldr. M. K. Sadiku (3rd Dean of SES), the Departments of Architectural Technology and Surveying & Geo-Informatics were introduced and accredited by NBTE to run ND programme. Consequently, in 2010, the two aforementioned Departments were accredited to run HND programme.
In addition, in 2016, the Departments of Arts & Design and Transportation Planning & Management were introduced and accredited to run ND programme. Presently, effort has reached advanced stage to commence HND programme for the aforementioned Departments.
PHILOSOPHY OF SES
The SES was established based on the philosophy of hard-work, forthrightness, discipline, capacity building, focus and academic excellence. It is this philosophy that has aided its distinction from others. It has equally facilitated the spirited progression and development of the School, hence the obvious expansion of the School and the speedy accreditation of relevant programmes with 8 courses of instruction. On the bedrock of hard-work and discipline, the School has produced two Rectors (Dr. S. A. Olateru-Olagbegi and Arc. O. O. Aluku Ph.D) as well as one Acting Rector (Tpl. F. A. Babalola).
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