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Basic Science and General Studies is a department whose main function in to service all the departments in Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan by teaching all basic science and general courses which form the bedrock of regular programmes (National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the college. These fundamental courses are very important in the curriculum content of the college to enable students have a proper grasp of the curriculum and prepare them for future tasks in their chosen career. Basic Science and General Studies courses include:

Basic Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
General Laboratory Techniques
English Language,
Citizen Education
Report Writing
Information Technology.

Objectives of Basic Science and General Studies Department include:
Isaac O. Jerry Oyewo, PhD, FIIHP

was born in Lagos State, Nigeria; a native of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Nigeria. He was admitted to the department of AgriBusiness and Rural Development, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria where he graduated with B.Tech (Hons) Agricultural Economics and Extension, M.Tech (Hons) Agricultural Economics, PhD in Agricultural Economics and a Fellow of the Institute of Intrapreneurship Management and Human Resource Development and Professionals (FIIHP). He had his secondary and primary education in Ojota secondary school Lagos and GRA primary school, Ogudu Ojota Lagos State respectively and had his one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Jos, with Plateau State Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (PRUWATSAN). He started his academic carrier with Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in the year 2006, pioneer member of academic staff of Best Legacy College of Education (BELCOED). Presently; he is a Senior Lecturer/ Principal Research Fellow and the pioneer Head of Department of Agribusiness Management at the Federal College of Forestry of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Federal Ministry of Environments (FME) Nigeria. He teaches and conducts research in his field of specialty which includes Agricultural Production Economics, Agricultural Resource and Environmental Economics, Econometrics, Farm Management, Statistics among others for over 15 years. Data analyst, skillful in STATA, Excel, Frontier, SPSS, Eview, Fuzzy Logic, Bayis X, Microfit, Microsoft etcetera. His PhD thesis was centered on sustainable land management using Fuzzy logic to analyse multidimensional indicators of unsustainable land use and marginal effect on cassava farmers’ productivity; Technical efficiency in maize farmers’ productivity using Frontier. He has published over 60 articles in various reputable national and international journals, over 20 conference proceedings, 3 books, 10 technical papers, attended several national and international conferences and seminars, and supervises over fifty project students.

He is a member of various academic and research societies such as ISDS Japan, ASN, FAN, NAAE, CFA Nigeria, Liaison / Public Relation Officer, International Society for Tropical Foresters (ISTF) Nigeria chapter.

He was a Janitor prefect in his secondary school days, a member of the Boy Scout of Nigeria; in 1998 he became the pioneer General Secretary of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Economics students, in 1999 a member of the Student Representative Council, in the year 2000 the pioneer chief whip and 2001 the Speaker of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Student Union Government LAUTECH; the pioneer National Social Director of the LAUTECH ALUMNI association in 2004; Chairman, Libra Advocacy for Development Organization (LIADO) an NGO, Oyo State chapter; presently the General Secretary of the Oyo State chapter of the LAUTECH ALUMNI association and also a member of Special Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State.

Dr Oyewo was awarded Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing by the Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology USA in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Journal in 2017, Certificate of Honour in recognition of manuscript publication by the International Organization of Scientific Research in 2018, Certificate of achievement by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in Collaboration with Research 4 life in 2019, rated as one of best among the World Scientist and University ranking Scientist in 2022 and 2023 by AD Scientific Index.

He has participated in various National and State assignments where he was appointed the Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the year 2015, 2019, 2020 and 2023 respectively, Returning Officer (RO) by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) in the year 2020 to conduct the Local Government election and also as a State Facilitator by the National Population Commission (NPC) to conduct the 2023 Population and Housing Census (PHC).

His religion life, he was a choir master, a member of the Royal Ambassadors (RA), he worn the Church Training Programme (CTP) of the Nigerian Baptist Conference sword drills at the 1993 Baptist Convention in Ekiti State where he represented the Lagos State Baptist Conference through Gideon Association Baptist conference as a 1st position winner of the bible sword drills and a Sunday school teacher.

He is a goal getter with good analytical skills who believes in getting results. Passionate, articulate and innovative team player, who has worked in various areas of work and gained exposure to numerous areas of life in both the public and private sector, he believe there is nothing that cannot be achieved with the right team, a great team builder with an enthusiastic spirit which makes him a valuable asset to any organization. All this is possible through integrity, diligence and commitment towards achieving set organizational goals while maintaining high levels of professional values and ethics.

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S/N Staff NameQualificationsRanksArea of SpecializationEmail
1.Dr. Oyewo, I.OB. Tech. Agric Economics, M.Tech. Agric Economics., PhD Agric Economics (Ogbomoso)Head of Department
/ Senior Lecturer
Agricultural Production and Environmental
2. Dr. Azeez, F.AB.Sc. Agric. Economics; M.Sc. Agric. Economics (Ibadan) PhD Agric. Economics (Alice)Senior Lecturer
Agricultural Resource
3. Usman, J.MB.Sc. Agric. Economics; M.Sc. Agric. Economics (Ibadan)Senior Lecturer
Agricultural Production
4.Babatunde, T.ON.D., HND Surveying & Geo-informatics (School of Survey) B. Agric Econs and Farm Mgt (Abeokuta) M.Sc. Agric. Economics (Ibadan)Senior Lecturer
Agricultural Marketing and Value Addition
5.Adebayo, O.A B. Agric. Agric Econs and Farm Mgt., MBA Agribusiness (Abeokuta), M.Sc. Agric Econs (Ibadan), PhD in ViewSenior Lecturer
Agribusiness, Entrepreneurial Management and Administration
7. Onaleye, F.O B. Sc. Economics (Ife) Assistant Chief Technologist
8. Ojo-Fakuade, F.F B.Sc. Economics (Ibadan), M.Sc. Agric Economics (Ibadan) Lecturer I
9.Kareem, A.T B.Tech. Agric. Econs. & Ext. (Ogbomoso), M.Sc. Agric. Economics (Ibadan) Lecturer I
Agricultural Production Economics
10.Marizu, J.T B. Tech. Agric. Econs. & Ext., M.Tech Agric Econs (Ogbomoso) Lecturer II
11.Ogunsola, O.J
B.Sc. Cooperative and Bus. Mgt (Abeokuta). Agric Ext and Rural Development (Ibadan) Lecturer II
12.Iselobhor, F.A

B. Sc. Sociology and Anthropology (Uniben) Lecturer III
13.Akinboade, O.A

B. Sc. Economics (Lead City Ibadan) Lecturer III
14.Gbadebo, O.V

B.Sc. Sociology., M.Sc. Sociology (Ibadan) Lecturer III

15.Oke, O.E

B. Sc. Economics (Ilorin) Assistant Lecturer
Humanity and Social Science
16Umoh, I.E

Senior Administrative Officer

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