Bldr Dr Adaji Ahmodu Adejoh

B.Sc. (Building); M.Tech. (Construction Mgt.); PhD (Real Est. & Facilities Mgt.); Mniob; Rgd Builder


Bldr Dr Adaji Ahmodu Adejoh is a Senior Lecturer and the Head, Department of Building in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Nigerian Army University, Biu where he engages in teaching, researching and community services. He holds B.Sc. in Building from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State-Nigeria in 2009, M.Tech. in Construction Management (Building) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State-Nigeria in 2015 and PhD in Real Estate and Facilities Management from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in 2019. He is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) and a fully Registered professional Builder with the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and has more than 15 years of experience in academic and professional practice. He started work as Lecturer from Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Kogi State where he held various positions such as Examination Officer, Course adviser, SIWES Coordinator, Programme coordinator, Head of Department, Acting Dean, among others. He has worked as Graduate Research Assistant on International Research Grant with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia from 2017-2019 during his PhD study. He has supervised many students’ projects. He is the author of more than 33 publications (Journals, conference papers and book chapters), he has attended more than 14 conferences (international and national), and has attended over 17 trainings and workshops (international and national) relevant to his profession. He is the recipient of Academic Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Contributions and Graduation on Time Award from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in 2019 among others. He has won 2 Institutional Based Research Grant funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund), Nigeria while in Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. He is a member of over 9 committees in NAUB and outside Nigeria where he serves as chairman and member respectively. His community services extend to his professional bodies (Nigerian Institute of Building, NIOB) where he has served as interviewer for corporate members several times. He has been involved in setting and marking of examination papers for different grades of the NIOB.     



























The Department of Building commenced fully in the 2018/2019 Academic session. In 2018/2019 the Department registered 9 students. For the 2019/2020 Academic session the Department registered a total of sixty-nine (69) students. Eight (8) 200 levels students and Sixty – one (61) 100 Level students. The Department has Ten (10) Full time lecturers. Mr. Solomon M. Soji acted as the first pioneer Head of Department from March 2019 to March, 2021, under his leadership giants strives were achieved in terms of Curriculum development, staff strengthening and development, Departmental Administrative growth etc before handing over the mantle of leadership to Dr. Aminu Waziri in March 2021. Mr. Solomon M. Soji took over again on the 20th of January 2022 following the resignation of Dr. Aminu Waziri on personal grounds. Bldr Dr Adejoh Ahmodu Adaji assumed office of the HOD on 12/12/2022 and still on.















The discipline of Building deals with the professional content and training requirement to become a builder. While informal training in building raft exists, to become a professional builder requires formal and structured training. In Nigeria, the discipline of Building is deliberately structured to produce graduate who combines some knowledge of every aspect of construction to become a master in the production management of buildings. A professional builder is a person who has received an approved standard of training and practice in building, and found competent after due examinations, to be registered by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON).

The programme is therefore designed to produce professional builder to effectively manage ‘Building Production Management’ which encompasses the provision of services in the area of buildability and maintainability analysis, preparation of contract documents, contract management, maintenance management as well as building facilities management. 


The underlying philosophy of Building Department is to develop and advance the Science and practices of building.  Building Technology involves building assembly/construction technology and techniques, buildability and maintainability analyses, building construction process and methodology in the areas of site management, contract management, financial management, building production and maintenance. A Building Technology graduate is therefore expected to devote substantial part of their lives to solving national problems of how to make Nigeria technologically truly independent and break new grounds in all aspects of building techniques, building production management, construction processes and building maintenance.



The aim of a degree programme in building is to train competent graduates in building construction process, its management and maintenance.  In addition, the programme provides sufficient general knowledge and specified skills/techniques, which will enable the professional builder to manage and control the technological, economic, human and material resources involved in the building production process and to become Building Production Expert.


The objectives of building Department are: 

i. Train students to interact effectively with owners, developers, other allied professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the construction industry including artisans and craftsmen.

ii. To fully equip students for public and private sector services and self-employment, as well as be acceptable for registration with Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and other professional bodies.

iii. To groom building students in the art, science, technology/techniques and culture of building maintenance technology, maintenance management and facility management.













Admission into Building Programme may be through any of the following modes:

a) Admission to 100 Level

Admission to this level is by the general entrance examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).  To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the SSCE or its equivalent at credit levels passed in not less than five (5) subjects and in not more than two sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any one subject from, Biology, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Building Construction, Land Surveying, Bricklaying, and Block Laying.

b) Direct Entry Admission to 200 Level:

Candidates for direct entry to 200 level should have IJMB, HSC, GCE (A) level or its equivalent with passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In addition, candidates must satisfy the general entry requirements for admission to 100 level as listed above:

i.        Holders of National Diploma (ND) or its equivalent in Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering may be considered for direct entry to 200 level provided that they obtained at least Lower Credit and the subject passed must include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and other Science courses offered at ND level.

ii.      Holders of IJMB must obtain a minimum of 10 points in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

iii.    All admissions must satisfy the entry requirement for 100 level.


Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.












The minimum duration of the Bachelor of Technology Degree programme in Building is five (5) years for candidates admitted to 100 level. 

NB: The whole of the 2nd Semester fourth (4th) year is devoted to Student’s Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) which is expected to last for six months.  However, candidates with ‘A’ levels/Diploma in Building/related disciplines may spend a minimum of four years depending on the Mode of entry.