School Of Environmental Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences (SOES) was established in the 2010/2011 academic session with six departments namely:

  1. Department of Architecture (ARC),
  2. Department of Building Technology (BLD),
  3. Department of Environmental Management (EVM),
  4. Department of Quantity Survey (QTS),
  5. Department of Survey and Geo-Informatics (SVG), and
  6. Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP).

While the above departments were new at the inception of the SOES in the 2010/2011 academic session, the Department of Environmental Management was moved from the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology where it used to be known as Environmental Technology (EVT).

The School was established to address the growing needs for an improved knowledge base and manpower to tackle the myriads of challenges associated with the use of environmental resources (land, water, plant and animal life forms), land use, built environments, construction materials management. The School started as School of Environmental Technology (SOET) but in 2015, the University Senate approved that the name of the School should be changed to School of Environmental Sciences.


To Pursue Excellence in Research and Training for a Secure Habitat

In SOES, faculty members and academic support staff leverage their experiences from the industry to provide wholesome training for students to enable them to manage contemporary environmental challenges. The contents of our programmes in each Department ensure that students are well-grounded in their chosen fields while at the same time appropriating the knowledge in other areas of study that will enhance their performances in real-life situations. Our students learn to be holistic in proffering solutions to challenges that pertain to the environments in addition to being equipped with entrepreneurial skills.

Past Deans

It is important to acknowledge the various contributions of academic and non-academic members of staff over the years to the growth of the School. All the Deans of the School from inception include:

1Prof. C. O. Owuama2010-2011
2Prof. N. N. Onu2011-2013
3Prof. G. N. Onuoha2013-2015
4Prof.  (Mrs.) R. N. Nwabueze2015-2017
5Prof.  E. E. Oguzie2017-2019
6Prof.  I. J. Ogoke2019-to date

Their contributions to the growth and development of the School have remained invaluable.


Prof. Iheanyichukwu Jonathan Ogoke

Dean, SOES


Iheanyichukwu Jonathan Ogoke is a Professor of Crop Physiology at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He holds a B. Agric. (Hons) degree in Crop Production from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, M.Sc. in Agronomy, PhD in Crop Physiology from the University of Ibadan. His research interests include environmental impacts of crop production, the responses of agronomic and non-crop species in crop production, fertilizer use in crops, mechanisms of increasing crop production efficiency, stress physiology in the field and horticultural crops, and the optimization and harnessing of N from Biological Nitrogen Fixation in legumes for field crop production.

He is a 2003 International Foundation of Science grantee and has published widely in peer-reviewed national and international academic journals. He has also made several presentations at national and international conferences. Prof. Ogoke is a member of the International Society of Horticultural Science, Horticultural Society of Nigeria, Agricultural Society of Nigeria, International Society for Precision Agriculture, Crop Science Society of Nigeria.

Prof. Ogoke has held other administrative positions in the University including Director, Center for Research, Innovation and Development, FUTO (20I7 to 2019), Director, University Linkages and Advancement Unit, FUTO (2015-2016), Deputy Director, University Linkages and Advancement Unit, FUTO (2013-2015), Ag. Head of Department, Department of Crop Science and Technology, FUTO (2011-2013). Prof. Ogoke has also served on the Board of Centre for Continuing Education, FUTO and many committees, and investigative panels in the University.

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Prof. Iheanyichukwu J. Ogoke

Dean, School of Environmental Science