Course Description

Providing advice to forest/woodland owners on maintenance and care for trees.
Arranging for contract work (eg planting and harvesting) to be undertaken.
Carrying out general maintenance work.
Planning, managing budgets, and leading conservation projects.
Providing valuations on timber, trees and land.

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This is responsible, professional, managerial, and administrative work in the multiple use management of institutional forest lands and related facilities utilized in teaching, research, and service programs.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of operations and programs applicable to multiple use management goals and policies for an extensive tract of forest lands. Work involves the coordination of a wide variety of land use programs including those of various state agencies and university departments. Work is performed with a general degree of independence under general direction of a professional superior.


Plans, directs, and administers programs such as, but not limited to: forest inventory, silviculture, fire protection, insect and disease protection, timber management, harvesting and sales, reforestation, roads and facilities maintenance and construction, recreation, fish and wildlife, hydrology and watershed management, and environmental protection.

Coordinates and assists in the administration and conduct of teaching, research, and other projects.

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Plans, develops, and implements general forest management programs and land use plans in accordance with university guidelines.

Participates in budget execution and planning.

Maintains a preventive maintenance program for equipment and facilities.

Prepares various management reports and studies.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in forestry and considerable, responsible, professional experience in forest resources management including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of multiple use forest resource management protection and utilization.

Considerable knowledge of wildlife management.

Considerable knowledge of hydrology and watershed management.

Considerable knowledge of forest ecology and recreational uses.

Knowledge of research methodology as applied to forest resource management.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, faculty, and fellow employees.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Subject Combination for JAMB

Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME

and Agric Science

Course Cut of Point

is the minimum cut off point for FORESTRY / FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (FORESTRY / FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result


Five SSCE credit passes in English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and one of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics and Statistics.


Two ’A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agric Science or Zoology or Botany.


School Cut-of-points
Ahmadu Bello University 180
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo 180

F/FRM Special Consideration

(i) CALABAR accepts NCE/ND and HND in Agric.
Forestry, Wildlife, or Fisheries Management from
recognised institutions into 200.
(ii) MAKURDI accepts
(i) Two A level passes in any of Chemistry, Biology,
Geography, Mathematics, Agric. Science, Geology,
(Pure and Applied) Physics, Economics.
(ii) NCE (Agriculture), OND/HND (Forestry, Agriculture
& any other Biological Science (Zoology & Botany).
HND candidates may be admitted for 300 level while
OND/NCE candidates for 200 level.
(iii) RSUST - Same as Animal Science.
(iv) IBADAN accepts National Diploma in Forestry
provided ‘O’ level requirements are met.
(v) FUTO, BENIN and MAUTY - Same as in Agricultural
(vi) UYO - As in Agric Economics and Extension.
(vii) MAUTY accepts HND in Agriculture at Credit pass,
OND (Distinction) in Agriculture. Does not accept
(viii) UDU accepts:
(a) NCE (Agric) or OND (credit level) in
(b) HND (Agric) or Forestry may be admitted into 300
(ix) LAPAI and UMUDIKE same as in Agriculture.
(x) MAIDUGURI as in Fisheries
(xi) IMSU accepts OND/NCE (Double major) and HND in
Agriculture.(xii) CALABAR requires two (2) A' level passes in
Chemistry and Biology or Agriculture
(xiii) BENIN as in Agric. Economics.
(xiv) FUNAAB as in Agricultural Extension and Rural
(xv) KSUSTA – Same as in Fisheries.
(xvi) ABU accepts:
a) National Diploma (ND) in Forestry Technology
Management with overall Upper Credit or
b) Higher National Diploma (HND) in Forestry
Technology/Management/Science with an overall
(xvii) ILORIN accepts:
a) ND (Forestry/Wildlife) or related field with minimum
of Lower Credit from recognized institutions into 100
b) HND (Forestry/Wildlife) or related field with
minimum of Lower credit may be admitted into 200
c) NCE Agriculture double major at Credit Pass level
may be admitted into 200 level
(i) CALABAR and IBADAN require 5 credit passes at one
(1) sitting or 6 credit passes at two (2) sittings to
include English Language, Biology/Agric science,
Chemistry, Mathematics and any one of Geography,
Physics and Economics.
(ii) UMUDIKE and LAPAI - as in Agriculture.
(iii) RSUST - accepts a pass in English language for
candidates with five ‘O’ level credits which include
Mathematics and Physics.
(vi) RSUST require at least a pass in Physics.
(v) FUTO, PHC, BENIN and DELSU - As in Agric
(vi) FED-WUKARI and UMUDIKE - Same as in Agriculture.
(vii) EBSU - As in Landscape Management.(viii) CRUTECH - Same as Animal Science and Fisheries
(ix) FUNAAB as in Agricultural Extension and Rural
(x) MAKURDI requires a minimum of Five `O' Level
credits passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry,
Biology/Agricultural Science and any of Physics,
Geography, Economics and Statistics. A credit in
Physics can be substituted for Mathematics and vice
versa. However, the candidate is expected to have a
minimum of pass in the other subject to benefit from
the waiver.
(xi) ILORIN accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.
(xii) ABU requires credit passes in English Language,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology or
Agricultural Science.
(xiii) MAUTY require credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/
Agric. Science and any one from Physics
/Geography/Wood Work/ Economics/Tourism.
(i) UMUDIKE, LAPAI, IBADAN and UDU as in Agriculture.
(ii) EKSU as in Agric. Economics and Extension.
(iii) ILORIN requires Chemistry, Physics/ Mathematics
and Biology/Agric. Science. ILORIN accepts
Geography in lieu of Physics or Mathematics.
(iv) MAKURDI requires Chemistry, Biology and any other
subject from Physics, Geography, Economics etc.
(v) OOU requires Chemistry and any two of Physics,
Mathematics, Biology, Agricultural Science and
(vi) MAUTY requires Biology/Agric. Sc. and any other
two of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics
and Mathematic


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