Dean’s Welcome Speech
Greetings and Welcome to the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management (EDM) of Adekunle Ajasin University at Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. EDM programmes at Akungba Akoko are designed to develop and nurture passion for knowledge, discovery and service within the human environment. I look forward to sharing that with you as we strive in the Faculty to inspire community (students and faculty) to think, care, create and pursue development of sustainable human environments.
The new Faculty offers a wide array of undergraduate programmes that prepare students for current and future challenges in an increasing complex field of environmental design and Management. The courses available in the Faculty at present are: Architecture, Estate Management, Surveying and Geo-informatics and Urban and Regional Planning. Our faculty are expert educators, environmentalists, and researchers who are sincerely committed to their students and create an exceptional learning environment in which they can achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. As a student in our Faculty, you will join Akungba ‘s supportive learning community that celebrates diversity, values innovation, embraces Environmental inquiry for evidence-based practice, and promotes excellence in all of its members.
Emphasis is given to educate students according to our own social, cultural and religious context, keeping into consideration best practices and problem-based learning methodologies. We take great pride in our young professionals who are being trained and groomed to be competent, morally and ethically sound in their fields of study. Faculty of Environmental Design and Management offers the qualification of Bachelor degrees at under graduate level recognized by the various professional bodies in Nigeria. It offers an integrated curriculum in which horizontal and vertical integration of the syllabus is taught through problem-based learning and evidence-based practices.
We are here to assist you, as you find your own path toward lifelong learning, new experiences and personal transformation. I wish you satisfaction and success on your journey in the University.
Afolabi Aribigbola PhD, MNITP, RTP.
Professor and Dean