IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Amine, J.D.; Injor, O.M. Okosu, O.M. and Orok, S.A.
University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria was mapped into eight noise zones using Google Earth zoomed to 50 meters above each of the locations and marked 001 - 008. At each of the locations, the noise level was recorded for 60 minutes at 5-6am, 1-2pm, and 7-8pm using a Calibrated B & K 2230 or Rion NL-11 Integrating Precision Sound Level Meters, and the experiment was repeated for fourteen days. The data generated was complied, the mean, mode, and standard deviation was calculated using SPSS version 17. Results showed that the University of Agriculture Makurdi has a mean of ±85 the noise level at convocation square and junior staff quarters was the highest at 90db, and the lowest of 52db at academic block B. Comparing with the standard noise level required for educational institution, University of Agriculture Makurdi requires immediate intervention to reduce the noise level to the acceptable limits for educational institutions.