Available Programmes
The Department offers programmes leading to award of Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in Home Economics and Food Science.

Philosophies and Objectives of Home Economics Programme
Home Economics is a field of knowledge and service primarily concerned with strengthening family life through synthesized knowledge from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Sciences and Agriculture.

INTRODUCTION

Food security is a crucial requirement for the peace and development of any nation. Nigeria, as a nation, has a large population which must be fed and the role of Extension education in Agricultural Development cannot be over emphasized. The size of Nigeria, coupled with the large number of the agricultural extension personnel that need further training in technical agriculture, human relations skills and value addition to agricultural outputs give credence to the need for an Innovative B.Sc. Agricultural Extension and Community Development programme.

PROFILE OF HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

HEAD, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries

Professor Tiamiyu, L.O. was born at Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, some years before Nigeria got independence. After his primary education in Ghana, proceeded to Government Secondary School Ilorin (1972-1976). Thereafter, attended the Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic).

AG. HOD, HOME ECONOMICS AND FOOD SCIENCE

Dr. KAYODE, Rowland M.O. was born in Aduratedo-Bunu, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State. He had his primary education at Oyi Local Government Primary School, Odo-Ape and secondary education at Government Secondary School, Koton-karfe. He had Ordinary and Higher National Diploma of the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology and NYSC at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. He was appointed as Technologist II and then rose to the rank of Senior Technologist at the Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin.

He obtained his Post-graduate Diploma (Food and Industrial Microbiology) and M.Tech. (Food Microbiology), at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He bagged a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology at the University of Ilorin. He was appointment into the Lecturer Cadre at the University of Ilorin in 2008, and presently a Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, Department of Home Economics and Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin.

Area of Specialization: Food Microbiology/Biotechnology, Processing/Preservation, Food Waste Management, Utilization and Safety.

Awards:

The British Council Research Link Travel Grant Award to the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Pillars of Nation Building Award by the Strategic Institute for Natural Resources and Human Development, Nigeria.

Dr. Kayode, has visited many countries for the purpose of developing his research, some of which are: University of Forte Hare, South Africa; University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and many others. He has attended both Local and International conferences, a member of some academic and professional societies and has published over seventy scholarly articles in both Local and International Journals to his credit. He is happily married to Mrs. Rebecca Kayode with four godly children.

Folaranmi D. Babalola

Dr. Folaranmi D. Babalola

Ag. Head of Department,

Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture

Dr. Folaranmi D. Babalola obtained his BSc (Forest Resources Management) in 2002, MSc (Forest Economics and Management) in 2005 and PhD (Forest Economics) in 2011 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He did his NYSC at the Ministry of Environment, Gombe State in 2003.

Dr. Babalola started his academic career as University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Scholar from 2006 to 2010. After completion of the scholarship, he was employed as Programme Officer at the Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), University of Ibadan in 2010, and then Research Officer at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) between 2011 and 2012. He was employed as Lecturer I and among the pioneer staff in the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ilorin in 2011; and rose to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2014. He became Ag. Head of the Department in 2016, and Plantation Manager, University of Ilorin Teak Plantation in 2017. He has also served as Level Adviser and Exam Officer in the Department.

Awards:

Rufford Small Grant (2016); TETFund Research Grant (2015); Vice Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2012 - 2014); University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Scholar (2006 - 2010); Junior Scientists’ Fellowship Program of Forest Research Network (AFORNET) and Africa Academy of Science (2007); Research Grant of International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden (2006); Postgraduate Research Fellowship of International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), Japan (2005); African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE), Kenya (2002); and various travel grants.

Area of Specialization: Forest Socio-Economics

Dr. Babalola is a Board member of Africa Section of Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). He is an Associate Scientific Member of Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), full members of Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF), African Forest Forum (AFF), and Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), and fellows of International Council for Science (ICSU), International Social Science Council (ISSC).

He has co-supervised two Doctoral and three Masters’ students and served as internal examiners at both University of Ilorin, Nigeria and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dr. Babalola has participated in scientific conference within and outside Nigeria. He authored a book and published in chapters of books and in reputable journals. He is happily married with children.