GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

  1. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A senior secondary school certificate (SSCE), (WAEC or NECO) or GCE O’ level with passes in five subjects including English language, three of which must be at credit level at one sitting or five credits at two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer credit/merits in English language and/or mathematics may be required in some courses.
  • A Grade II Teacher Certificate (TC II) with credits or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credit/merit in English language and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses.
  • For candidates wishing to offer courses in vocational and technical education, RSA or city and guilds intermediate certificate with the Federal Craft Training with credit/merit in at least four subjects are acceptable or a NABTEB Certificate.
  • Associate ship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad, is also an acceptable qualification.
  • Successful candidates in the PRE-NCE final examinations or Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) who also took and passed in selection examinations by an accredited body are qualified for admission(for now ,this has been suspended)
  • All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB
  • It should be noted that some colleges may in addition to all above, administer their own elimination tests and / or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.
  1. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum credit units required for graduation

Education courses                                                 – 36 credits

General studies course                                         – 18 credits

Teaching practice                                                  – 06 credits

Geography courses                                                – 37 credits

Second teaching subject                                       – 36/38 credits.

  1. TEACHING PRACTICE

Every student is required to do teaching practice and the credits earned recorded in EDU 324.

  1. PROJECT

Every student is required to write a project either geography or a second teaching subject but the credit earned recorded in EDU 323.

  1. SUBJECT COMBINATION

Geography as a single major subject could be combined with any one of the following subjects: History, Economics, Mathematics, Social Studies, Political Science, English Language, Primary Education Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Integrated Science, Hausa, Yoruba, French and Igbo.

  1. Course Content
  2. NCE I FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Credits Status
GEO 111 The Earth in Relation to the Sun 2 C
GEO 112 Map Reading and Interpretation 2 C
GEO 113 Geomorphology 2 C
GEO114 Local Geography 2 C
                                                      NCE I SECOND SEMESTER
GEO 121 Climatology 2 C
GEO 122 Biogeography 2 C
GEO 123 Man and his Environment 2 C
  1. NCE II FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Credits Status
GEO 211 Regional Geography of Nigeria 2 C
GEO 212 Introduction to National Curriculum for Geography 2 C
GEO 213 Population Geography 1 C
GEO214 Settlement Geography 1 C
GEO 215 Geography Thought and the Development of Geography in Nigeria 2 C

NCE II SECOND SEMESTER

 

GEO 221 Practicum of NERDC National Curriculum (Geography) 2 C
GEO 222 Research Methods in Geography 2 C
GEO 223 Regional  Geography of West Africa 2 C
GEO224 Field Work in Geography 2 C
  1. NCE III FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Credits status
EDC 324 Teaching Practice 2 C
                                             NCE III SECOND SEMESTER
GEO 321  Regional  Geography of Africa 2 C
GEO 322 Resource of Developing Regions Outside Africa 2 E
GEO 323 Political Geography 2 E
GEO 324 Economic Geography 2  
GEO 325 Geography of the Developed World 2  
GEO 326 Elementary Land Survey 2