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History of the College

The Nigerian Gazette No. 29 of 5th June, 1924, constitution a forest reserve establish and known as Bauchi Reserve No. 2. This Gazette was amended by order 26 of 1931 and order 42 of 1933. However, by the Northern Nigeria Region Legal Notice No. 187 of 1956, the Reserve, converted and became known as Gwong N. ANaraguta Forest Reserve. This law was further amended by N.N.L.N. No. 51 of 191 which the named the reserve as jos N. A. Naraguta forest reserve. With the passage of time the northern Nigeria forestry services department was esterblished and leter renamed northern Nigeria school of forestry jos subsequently it metamorphosed into the federal college of forestry joswit the mandate for the training of vocational staff (silvicutural asst. forest guard, games guard) for the forestry service of the region

After the creation of 12 state in 1967, the interim common service agency (ICSA) for the northern states passed the responsibility of running the college to the federal military government the college was upgraded to technical level in 1967 for the training of forest superintendents to cope with the requirements of the expanding foresty services of the nation additional hostels and other infractureswere added to cope with the new role of college

Present Status of the College

The institution that accredits our programmes is the national board for technical education (NBTE)

The college facilities have been inspected by the staff of the NBTE and approval given for the following programmes

I)    Pre-National Diploma (science and technology)
II)    National Diploma (forestry and technology)
III)    National diploma (agric. Technology)
IV)    National diploma (horticultural technology)
V)    National diploma (computer sciences)
VI)    National diploma (statistics)
VII)    Higher national diploma (forestry technology)
VIII)    Higher national diploma (agric. Extension & management)
IX)    Higher national diploma (horticulture and landscape tech)
X)    Higher national diploma (crop production tech)
XI)    Higher national diploma (pest management tech)

Goals and Objectives
The goals of the federal college of forestry jos include:

A. To train technicians/technologists for agricultural wood, forest, environmental services and forest related organizations in the country

B. To train and provide middle-level manpower for the agricultural environment, and wood-based industrial sector of the national economy
c. to render technical training assistance to other African countries

The Objectives of the College

1)    To provide training for technical staff on sustained basis in forestry, environment agriculture and wood production and management technology
2)    To provide the technical knowledge and vocational skills requisite for environment agricultural and forestry development
3)    To produce men and women with scientific knowledge necessary to rebuild the population of threatened forest resources of the country through appropriate management technology
4)    To train young men and women to establish and manage farms forest plantations reserves and horticultural gardens/designs for recreation and or aesthetic purpose in beautifying the natural environment
5)   To provide training and impart the appropriate technology leading to production of technical and sub-technical personnel who will aim at producing the much-needed wood product
6)  To provide opportunities for an intelligent understanding of increasing complexity of wood production and management activities vis-à-vis other land use patterns.

Our Curriculum

Based on wide research into major international curricula, the Nigerian curriculum inclusive, we developed a curriculum that has extensive extra and cross-curricular linkages that is project and enquiry based and focused on building the skills that will ensure success in the 21st century. The scope of teaching is clearly to align with teachings that will promote lifelong learning and survival skills for the 21st Century. Skills like collaboration across Networks, Critical thinking and Problem solving, Adaptability, Initiative, Effective Oral and Written Communication, Curiosity and Imagination, accessing and analysing Information. The core of any educational institution is learning and Corona Schools in her culture of continuous improvement has embarked on further enrichment of her curriculum with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC, used in over 80 countries, is a comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum, which encourages active and co-operative learning, research as well as children taking responsibility for their learning. The IPC strategies will help children to acquire lifelong skills and prepare them for the fast changing world we live in.

 

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