BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Geography, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, which for now runs only B. Sc.Honours degree in Geography, is one of the eight pioneer Departments under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It was established in 2013, and enrolled its pioneer students in August same year preparatory to the takeoff of academic programmes of the University which was later commissioned on October29th, 2013 by Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, GCFR, under the leadership of the then Sokoto State Governor Alhaji (Dr.)Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (SarkinYammanSakkwato). The take-off academic staff were 5 in number, with Malam Mustapha Sani as the Coordinator and later pioneer Acting Head of Department. The Department curriculum emphasizes balance between human and physical geography, and amongst theory, methods and applications.
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.
Aim & Objectives
Admission into the Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Sokoto State University, could either be by UTME or Direct Entry.
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
Candidates for admission into the four-year degree in Geography, should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language and Geography. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.