The department of Vocational Studies is one of the training departments of Federal College of Forestry Ibadan. The department was established as Entrepreneurship Education Development (EED) Centre where students are trained in different vocational skills as part of their curriculum required by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The training programs at EED center for both regular and part time students include: Barbing, Hairdressing, Baking/Pastries, Fashion Designing, Wood Works, Metal Works, Computer Training, Poultry Production, Fishery, Soap Production, Ankara Handicraft, Events Planning and Decoration, Textile Design, Apiculture and Horticulture and Landscaping.
The department also runs short training programs for staff and people from outside such as Nursery Establishment, Silvicultural Assistant, Plantation Establishment, Forest Guard, Apiculture and Utilization of Bee Products, Wood Waste Utilization, Poultry Production and Management, Rabbitry, Cattle, sheep & Goat Husbandry, Piggery, Fishery, Livestock Feed and Feed formulation, Ornamental Horticulture, Vegetable Production, Production and Laying of Interlocking Tiles, Kerbs e.t.c.
PROFILE OF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Dr. Adebawo F. G. is a native Ikun-Ekiti, Ekiti State but born in Akure, Ondo State. She attended University of Ilorin, Kwara State between 2001-2004 where she obtained B.Sc. (Biochemistry). During her one-year service between 2005-2006, as a corps member, she had a vocational training in fashion designing, where she obtained a certificate as a fashion designer. She proceeded to University of Ibadan in 2007 where she obtained M.Sc. (Biochemistry) in 2009. She got an appointment with Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria as an Assistant Lecturer in Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan immediately she completed her Masters in June 2009. She furthered her education in areas related to institute’s mandate and obtained a PhD (Forest Resources Management) with specialization in Wood and Fibre Science. She is a member of many professional bodies such as Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA), African Forest Forum (AFF) and Forest Product Society (FPS) among others.
Furthermore, she has supervised many academic projects at both Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma level. She’s also a visiting scholar to Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University (USA) between 2014-2015. She has authored and co-authored many journals and publications on various academic diverse. She is married with children.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Since various materials available for making of cleaning and laundry items are toxic and hazardous to human health, the department has researched into new environmentally friendly methods of producing soap making, toilet cleaner and air fresher. The idea is to further aid the cleanliness in households and for industrial use.
The department also researches into various ways of using dyes into various new designs for batik clothes production for both men and women, notably among are fish dancing, karaoke, updown, bird singing to mention but few. The new designs are readily attractive and acceptable by the populace.
PICTURES OF ACTIVITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT