Geology and Mineral Sciences is one of the pioneering programmes in the College of Pure and Applied Sciences and Kwara State University. The programme started in the 2009/2010 academic session with students’ population of about 20. In the year 2010, the three pioneer staff of the department (Dr. O. Olaniyan, Dr. O. S. Bamigboye and Dr. Mrs. O. O. Owoyemi) were recruited through the processes that include academic/ scholarly presentation and one-on-one with the Vice-Chancellor.
The EMT programme like many other programmes in the School of Allied Health and Environmental Sciences (SAHES) was conceived by Dr. Henry Sawyerr who is currently the Dean of the school and director of CEERMs in Kwara State University (KWASU). It started with one student in in 200L in 2013/2014 academic session.