S/N Course Goals & Objectives Fee Duration & Date
1 Wood Quality 1. To provide training on macroscopic and microscopie levels of wood anatomy
2.To acquire comprehemsive knowledge and skill applicable to identification of wood samples
3.To provide training on wood diagnosis
N35,000 6 Months
2 Quantitative Wood Anatomy 1. To train participants in the area of wood micrometry
2. To provide trainings on apllication of quantitative analysis in timber quality
N25,000 6 Months

The use into which any piece of wood can be put in strongly influenced by the arrangement, distribution and sizes of the wood cells.
Xylem(wood) inherent factors pecuiliar to every wood species determine its utilization. the inherent properties can be determined through some processes using some reagents and tools(e.g sliding microtome). such stages processes range from gross examination, maceration, sectioning to micrometry.
Data analysis of measure cells on the microscope often gires an idea of cell sizes.

Ofcourse to ensure adequate results in the laboratory some safety rules and regulations are strictly adhered to; maintenance of tools and equipment include wearing of safety gadgets are often enforced


S/N Course Goals & Objectives Fee Duration & Date
1 Ceiling Board Production 1. Training on the production process of ceiling board with the use of wood waste and cements N20,000 1-3 Months
2 Wall and floor tiles 1. Training on the production of wood residue wall and floor tiles N30,000 2-4 Months
3 Building blocks 1. Training on the production of sawdust building block N15,000 1-2 Months
4 Bio polymer (a). Training on the processing and utilization of waste nylon and related items.
(b) Training on the production of Bio-polypast
N30,000 3-6 Months


S/N Course Goals & Objectives Fee Duration & Date
1 Safety and health measures for handling machines and equipments for Bamboo utilization 1. Training on health and safety measures to take before and when operating macj#hines and some other equipments during bamboo utilization N15,000 1 Month
2 Tools and machines used for bamboo processing 1. Training on the types of machines and tools used for bamboo processing and their functions N15,000 1 Month
3 Introduction to bamboo 1. Lecture on bamboodistribution, description, use, anatomy, physical properties, mechanical properties, durability, types etc N15,000 1 Month
4 Sustainable Utilization of Bamboo (a). Training on the processing and conversion of bamboo into boards(Bamboo glu-tan).
(b) Production of sourviners(spoons, penholders, key holderscups, wallclocks, etc) using bamboo/ bamboo glu-lan
(c) Production of furniture items(tables, chairs, beds, stools, suit hangers, photo frames etc) using bamboo/ bamboo glu-lam
N40,000 3-6 Months
5 Effective Preservation of Bamboo (a). Training on the effective methods of preserving bamboo.
(b) Training on synthetic and non-synthetic preservatives used for bamboo preservation
(c) Design and construction of bamboo for building houses, charlets, huts etc
N40,000 6 Months
6 Green Building(lowcost houses) using Bamboo. (a). Training on the use of bamboo for building houses, charlets, huts etc N40,000 6 Months


S/N Course Goals & Objectives Fee Duration & Date
1 Briquett Production 1. Training on production of cooking briquette from biomass (wood waste) N40,000 3-4 weeks
2 Wood gas/Bio gas production (1)Training on the role of organic wastes in providing alternative energy(for cooking / electricity).(2)Training on how to identify substrates and technologies for bio gas production.
(3) Training on how to apply the technical knowledge acquired to set-up and diagnose bio gas system.
(4) Understand the connectivity between sustainable bio energy systems and improved agricultural yield
N40,000 1-2 Weeks


is the renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources or bioMass.This can be from plants or wood waste. The sources of bio-energy are Briquett production, wood gas and bio gas


is a compressed bloack of coal dust or saw dust or other combustible biomass material such as charcoal, sawdust, wood chips, or paper used for fuel and kindling to start a fire. The types of briquette are carbonized and the uncarbonised briquette


refers to the mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. such as domestic waste.


is a syngas fuel which can be used as a fuel for furnances, stoves and vehincles in place of gasoline, diesel or other fuels.



The Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI) is the largest herbarium in West Africa. It has collections of well over 100,000 specimens which have been properly pressed, identified and referred for research and training. The herbarium specimens represent the result of the pioneering or exploratory phase of taxonomy in Nigeria and it is upon then that further study and research on the flora of the country may be founded. As one of the functions of Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI), it offers training to collectors of botanical specimens for Botanical Museums of Universities, Research Institutes, Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the country.


1. To impact knowledge of principles of herbarium management. 2. To train students as herbarium technicians who could assist taxonomists in their research activities. 3. To train students to enable them make available herbarium information to the public. 4. To train students to appreciate plant biodiversity and its conservation. 5. To have a broad knowledge of ethnobotany of the sub-region.


This will be by • Lectures • Practicals • Field trips including collection and mounting of specimens. Attention will also be paid to economic plants.


(a) Ordinary Course: Basic qualification is WASC and/attachment/ Appointment in suitable herbarium for at least 3 months. (b) Advance Course: This is for those who had successfully undergone the Ordinary Course in Herbarium management and techniques or have higher qualification. It contains Herbarium data management tool package and the person must be computer literate.

DURATION: 1 week

ACCOMODATION: At the trainee’s expense

FEEDING: At the trainee’s expense.

FEES: The following fees must be paid in advance in order to ensure a place in the course.

Trainees should bring along with them boots, secateurs and sufficient quality of old news prints for plant collections and samples to be taken by the trainee.

Prof.(Mrs.) O.A.Ugbogu

for: Director General (FRIN)