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UNIJOS Master of Science (M.Sc) in Conservation Biology Admission Announced - 2017/2018

The Postgraduate School of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) runs a 12-month programme in the above course in the Department of Zoology. The programme covers various aspects of the theory and practice of biodiversity conservation, including the ecologic- economic and scientific basis for conservation. 
It also exposes students to field practical experiences and builds their capacity to design and execute sound scientific research works in conservation biology. Although students undertake ecological studies in various aspects of biodiversity conservation, emphasis is often on Ornithology.

APLORI’s academic authority resides in the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Jos. The Institute was established in 2001 as a training and research outfit. It is located in the Amurum Forest Reserve in Laminga (Jos- East LGA) in a serene environment that is very conductive for teaching, learning and research. APLORI has teaching and research affiliations with a number foreign Universities and International environmental Organizations. A 24- hour power supply and reliable internet connection ensures high intellectual productivity among staff and students of the institute. Students admitted into APLORI’s M.Sc. programme usually enjoy some form of scholarship award.
Target Group
The course is designed for young Nigerian Biological Scientist with a craving for carrier opportunities in conservation of renewable natural resources.Admission is opened to all holders of at least a Bachelor of Science Degree SECOND CLASS HONOURS (LowerDivision) from a recognized university, in any of the following disciplines: ZoologyBiologyBotanyForestry and /or wildlifeWildlife Management, or any EnvironmentScience. To purchase the online application form, aspiring student should do the following:
1. Step 1 – Create account
1.     Visit and scroll down to select Application Forms. Click Create Account (APLORI) to create an account using a functional email address and phone number.
2.     Log in to your email to verify the account created and generate a unique application form number.
3.     Fill the form and note the application form no generated as this will be used in paying for the application form in Step 2
2. Step 2 – Pay for application form
1.     To pay for the application form, visit
2.     Click “Pay a Federal Government Agency”
3.     Name of MDA – type “University of Jos”
4.     Type of Service/Purpose – Select “PG APPLICATION FORM”
5.     Fill other details to generate and note the payment reference number (RRR) and pay the fifteen thousand naira (N15, 000.00) only application form fee using any of the available channels such as Bank Branch, Internet Banking, Debit (ATM) Cards, etc.
3. Step 3 – Fill online application form
1.     Visit
2.     Scroll down to select Application Forms. Click Continue Registration and log in with your email and password to continue filling out the online application form.
3.     Carefully fill out and save each tab. Also ensure that you upload the required credentials and certificates in pdf format.
4.     After filling out all the tabs, click Complete Application to submit the application.
5.     Download, print and transmit the Transcript Request Form for your transcript to your university to process, with the address of department of your choice. The hard copy of your transcript should be sent directly to the department of your choice, and not to the School of Postgraduate studies.
1.     Only valid and functional email address and phone number should be used. All further correspondence will be done through the email address and phone number provided.
2.     Referees forms are sent electronically. You must therefore provide referees’ valid and functional email addresses and phone numbers. Note that once the referee form is correctly completed, it will automatically go to the relevant department
3.     Corrections on personal information or change of course after completion of application form may attract a fee. Therefore, ensure the online form is carefully and correctly completed.
For more information contact us on 09033655620. Completed application forms together with an application letter containing the Applicant’s email address and telephone number must be returned to the institute before 31st January2018. Applications that do not contain all the requisite materials will not be processed. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a combined written and oral interview. Please contact us at for further enquiries.                                                              

Monday M.Danjem                                                                                                        


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