The Structure of the Faculty The faculty is currently made up of four academic departments, namely: Department of Estate Management. Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Department of Visual Arts and Technology. Drawing Tables and Stools for Studios The Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory Conference Room
Department of Visual Arts Technology:
Department of Architechture:
Department of Estate Management:
Department of Urban And Regional Planning:
Department of Architecture.
The department is headed by Arc-Dr Ajah E. Obia (PhD – Calabar; Member, Nigerian Institute of Architects - MNIA; Fully-Registered Architect [Architects Registration Council of Nigeria –ARCON]).Three academic programmes are presently being offered by the department, namely:
The department is headed by Surv-Mrs Rose C. Okoro(MSc Estate Management - ABSU; Member, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers; Registered Estate Surveyor and Valuer [Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Council of Nigeria – ESVARBON]). Two academic programmes are offered by the department, namely:
The department is headed by Tpl-Dr Emmanuel A. Agbor (PhD – Calabar; Member, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners; Registered Town Planner – Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria [TOPREC]). Two academic programmes are offered by the department, namely:
The department is headed by Prof Babson Ajibade (PhD – Basel; PhD – Calabar). Three academic programmes are offered by the department, namely:
Department of Visual Arts Technology: M.sc, PGD
Department of Architechture: M.sc, PGD
Department of Estate Management: M.sc, PGD
Department of Urban And Regional Planning: M.sc, PGD
Of the four Departments in the Faculty, our Accreditation status leaves much to be desired, as the Table 11 indicates.
Because of the "interim" accreditation status of our programmes, the NUC is set to visit again by the end of 2014. The implication is that we need to start now to prepare for the NUC's visitations, making sure that we remedy all that was pointed out in the reports on the various departments. The main obstacle is funding (to provide facilities and engage various categories of academics to achieve appropriate staff/student ratios in our programmes).
Research/Attendance of Workshops and Conferences
Staff of the Faculty have been increasingly attentive to national and international workshops and conferences. The Vice Chancellor has been particularly gracious in funding all applications from our staff to attend professional workshops/trainings/conferences. For this, we need to be grateful and appreciative because it has enabled us to enrich and update ourselves as a Faculty, to better impart professional knowledge. While around a dozen PhD re-searches are ongoing within the Faculty, the rising quality of our colleague's academic publications, including their national and international
spread, has been most encouraging. Also, we are always well-represented in each published edition of the Crutech JOSET ― a fit that the Faculty remains very proud of.
There is no doubt about the fact that we are a professional Faculty with ubiquitous studio outputs in drawing and visual representation. The Vice Chancellor has understood this core issue and recently provided funds to produce drawing tables and stools to equip all our departments' studios. Only the Department of Visual Arts and Technology is awaiting funding for drawing tables.
Another completed project is the Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory that the Vice Chancellor built, domiciled in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. To make the studio more functional, the Vice Chancellor also funded a follow-up Geographic Information System (GIS) Training Workshop to train staff across the University campuses to imbibe and be very conversant with the technologies and techniques of GIS operation and installation.
For several years the faculty had no functional Conference Room. All that was available was an empty, leaky, dilapidated space overrun by filth and disuse. Again, the Vice Chancellor provided funds to fix the space: pvc ceiling, wiring, lighting, floor tiling, curtains, doors, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, painting, a beautiful set of conference tables and chairs. There is even a ceiling-mounted projector with conduit VGA and coaxial cables for connecting to PCs, cameras, DVDs, etc for multimedia projection. In effect, the Vice Chancellor's funding has enabled our faculty to have the best Conference Room in the whole of the University.
Visual Arts studios
Another project funded by the Vice Chancellor in our Faculty is the Visual Arts studios annexed to the back of the Department. At the moment, the project is about 40% complete. The Vice Chancellor has made provision to fund the completion of the project and work is about to recommence. Overall, there is much that this Faculty has been able to achieve in the last five years with the support and understanding of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Efiom Ene-Obong.
The Structure of the Faculty
The faculty is currently made up of four academic departments, namely:
Department of Estate Management.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Department of Visual Arts and Technology.
Drawing Tables and Stools for Studios
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory