Welcome to the Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, the bedrock of farming and crop cultivation.
According to Jackson (1997), Soil Science is the study of soil as a natural resource which includes soil formation, classification and mapping, bio-physico-chemical and fertility properties of soils. The different branches are Pedology, Edaphology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Biology (including Microbiology), Soil Mineralogy, Soil Fertility, Soil Conservation and Soil Survey.
We teach Soil Science to produce graduates who are endowed with appropriate knowledge to contribute to global development.
Our graduates are equipped with entrepreneurial knowledge which enhances their sense of public responsibility and especially, spirit of self reliance.
It is our aim to teach our students about the soil in relation to the environment. Also, our students are equipped with the academic and technical knowledge and skills for dealing with problems in the field of soil science.
In addition, we inculcate inour students, the ability to understand and appreciate concepts in meteorology.