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Department of Urban And Regional Planning

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Urban And Regional Planning

 

Welcome to the web portal of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Science at the University of Calabar, Calabar is key player in Nigeria’s tourism drive and consequently, is a fertile ground for Urban and Regional Planning Education in Nigeria. The young Department of Urban and Regional Planning, which was granted approval to start rolling out academic programs in the 2019/2020 academic session, is a vibrant, dynamic and robust department that is adequately empowered to become a key player in the urban and planning needs of many towns and cities in Nigeria and beyond. Located in a beautiful, serene and safe environment that naturally promotes teaching, learning and relaxation activities, the Department is an emerging powerhouse in Urban and Regional Planning matters.

The young Department runs a five-year courses and curriculum that leads to the award of undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Our program presents unique opportunities for service learning, internships, and travel. The University has engaged a well-trained and experienced team of academic, administrative and technical staff, which among them, are dependable consultants and researchers with expertise in different fields. The academic staff members are deeply committed to sharing their wealth of experience with students, excellent teaching and inspiring students to learn, acquire knowledge and skills, and thereafter, develop capacity and actionable experience that will successfully launch them into the highly competitive world of professional urban and regional planners after graduation. The University has provided modern lecture theatres, studios and laboratories that are fully equipped with hi-tech facilities for use in teaching, training, learning and research.

We encourage you to consider enrolling in our program. If you have any questions, comments and feedback, do not hesitate to share them with us because they may be helpful in refining our site information and activities. Our academic staff members have office hours during which can be contacted for consultation and discussion outside their formal teaching hours.

Thank you for visiting our web portal as we hope to meet you soon.

Best wishes.


Dr Raphael A. Offiong

Head of Department


Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective

Mission

 

To promote production of high-quality graduates and scholars in focal areas of learning with theoretical, practical and entrepreneurial skills for the world of work in a conducive environment through quality research and teaching.


Vision

To promote production of high-quality graduates and scholars in focal areas of learning with theoretical, practical and entrepreneurial skills for the world of work in a conducive environment through quality research and teaching.


Philosophy

 

The programme philosophy is meant to provide a broad-based discipline requiring a multi-disciplinary approach and knowledge with a comprehensive education and training, design and management of the total environment. The programme will confer honours on students aspiring to be Urban and Regional Planners, who after graduation can be employed either privately or in public and private agencies, financial institutions and international organisations.


Objective

 

The main objectives of the programme are to:

i.       produce Town Planners with multi-disciplinary skills, and competence in both design and socio-economic analysis through the blend of urban and regional planning theories, principles and practice;

ii.     train students to acquire both professional and academic skills capable of solving environmental problems;

iii.   produce competent graduates registrable with professional bodies such as Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC);

iv.   develop in students entrepreneurial skills of value in self-employment, and

v.     produce well-equipped intellectuals capable of pursuing postgraduate studies.

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