The Department of Environmental Management offers a number of academic programmes. These are the 12-weekends Certificate in Public Safety, the 2-year Diploma in Fire, Safety and Disaster Management, the 4-year BSc degree programme in Fire and Disaster Management and the Land Reclamation and Restoration option of the BSc Natural Resources Management. These programmes are aimed at producing graduates capable of efficiently managing disasters from the pre-, during and post-disaster stages, and ensuring workplace health and safety. Graduates from Land Reclamation and Restoration will have the skills and competencies to reclaim mine sites, and improve environmental quality.

The 2018/19 academic year has been quite eventful. Staff from the Department of Environmental Management were either involved in, or played useful roles in the following activities:

  • Development of a Certificate programme in Public Safety which will be run for all Officer Cadet Corps recruited into the Fire Service in June/July of 2019.
  • Development of the BSc. Environment, Resources and Sustainability.
  • Development of the MSc/MPhil/PhD programmes in Environment, Water and Sustainability.
  • Third year BSc Students in the Land Reclamation and Restoration programme and the BSc Fire and Disaster Management duly completed their mandatory industrial attachment exercise.
  • Recruited three new staff members to augment the staff strength of the Department.
  • All Assistant Lecturers in the Department have enrolled in PhD programmes within or outside the country.

Participated in the science festival organized by the University.

The Department in the near future intends to mount a BSc Programme in Environment, Resources and Sustainability as well as postgraduate programmes in Disasters and Humanitarian Emergencies and Environment, Water and Sustainability.