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Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria

About The Department



HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Education was established in 2006 after the university was founded in 2006. The Department was initially in the faculty of Education, until 2009/2010 academic session, The Department was placed under the Faculty of Arts and Education. In the past three years, the Department is growing and changing, both the staff and students population has increased, also the quality and number of courses offered in the Department have both improved and increased.


PHILOSOPHY


The philosophy underlying the Geography degree programme is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge to make effective contributions to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general and in the various sub-fields of Geography in particular.

MISSION


(i) To instill in students a sound knowledge of Geography, an appreciation of this applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involves the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experiences of learning and studying the workings of society. (ii) To provide students with broad and well balanced knowledge of geographical theories and methods. (iii) To cultivate in students the ability to apply to apply their geographical knowledge and skills to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere. (iv) To provide students with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Geography or multi-disciplinary areas involving Geography. (v) To instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Geography in spatial and environmental contexts. (vi) To develop in students a range of useful competencies in public, private or self-employment.

Objectives


(i) To instill in students a sound knowledge of Geography, an appreciation of this applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involves the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experiences of learning and studying the workings of society. (ii) To provide students with broad and well balanced knowledge of geographical theories and methods. (iii) To cultivate in students the ability to apply to apply their geographical knowledge and skills to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere. (iv) To provide students with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Geography or multi-disciplinary areas involving Geography. (v) To instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Geography in spatial and environmental contexts. (vi) To develop in students a range of useful competencies in public, private or self-employment.