Department of Geography


The philosophy underlying the B.Sc. 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.


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

  • The Department of Geography offers the following programmes;
  • i) B.Sc. in Geography
  • ii) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Geography and Environmental Management
  • iii) Master of Science (MSc.) in Geography and Environmental Management (Environmental Management; Human Geography; Physical Geography)
  • iv) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography and Environmental Management (Environmental Management; Human Geography; Physical Geography)
    • Physical Geography
    • Human Geography
    • Practical Geography
    • Regional Geography
    • Geographic Thought – history and methodology.

HOD Geography – Dr. Odafivwotu Ohwo

Academic Staff

S/N Names Rank
1 . Odafivwotu Ohwo Senior Lecturer view profile
2 . Innocent Miebaka Aprioku Professor view profile
3 . Horsfall Digieneni Eli Senior Lecturer view profile
4 . Tano Dumoyei Agusomu Senior Lecturer view profile
5 . Tonpagamo Timipa Tamuno Lecturer l view profile
6 . Augustus Aisuebeogun Lecturer l view profile
7 . Adedoyin Oluwatoyin Omidiji Lecturer ll view profile
8 . Clement Ebizimor Deinne Lecturer ll view profile
9 . E Odubo Lecturer ll view profile
10 . Tonye Vivian Odubo Assistant Lecturer view profile
11 . K M Owota Assistant Lecturer view profile

Lecturer Statistics

Professor 1
Associate Professor 0
Senior Lecturer 3
Lecturer I 2
Lecturer II 3
Assistant Lecturer 2
Graduate Assistant 0
Year 1 Male Students    –  25 Female Students    –  7
Year 2 Male Students    –  27 Female Students    – 10
Year 3 Male Students    –  37 Female Students   –   7
Year 4 Male Students    –  22 Female Students   –   8
Year 5 Male Students    ——– Female Students    ———


Geography Programme

Duration: 4 years

Semesters: 8

Direct Entry: 6 Semesters

Male Students: 99

Female Students: 34

Male Lecturers: 9

Female Lecturers: 2