The section disseminates well-packaged botanical information to researchers, students and other visitors. Our main clientele are students from tertiary colleges such as technical institutions and universities. One major activity is to organize hands on training for students on attachment as well as giving specialized (botanic) talks to visiting students. Courses such as herbarium techniques, plant conservation and information management are offered to organized groups e.g. staff from other research institutions and Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
We welcome students for attachment on a competitive basis for a period of three months only. Prospective students are required to apply for attachment through the human resource (HR). On reporting, the students go through an intensive programme designed to cover all botanical aspects. A detailed attachment report should be submitted to section head before the student get a recommendation letter.