Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities

Abas Ebong 23 PAGES (7426 WORDS) Article
Subscribe to access this work and thousands more

Geography has become such an important field of knowledge with several academic traditions which sometimes overwhelm the capacity of students to fully comprehend its scope. It seems more dreaded especially at the mention of ‘maps’ and ‘map-making’. Outside the borders of the discipline, geography is associated with maps and map-making with the implication that a prospective candidate’s primary interest in the discipline is defined and shaped by interest in maps and map-making. An old saying on this is ‘if it cannot be mapped, it is not geography.’ The lead author still could recall how evasive he had been about geography, to the extent that it was sheer fate and destiny, than interest, that influenced its inclusion in his Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations (SSCE) as well as his present career in the discipline. Given this background, we owe the Nigerian society the duties of knowledge and enlightenment on what geography is and what it is not. 

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

Abas, E (2019). Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 24, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/academic-geography-nigerian-universities-and-post-modern-realities

MLA 8th

Ebong, Abas. "Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/academic-geography-nigerian-universities-and-post-modern-realities . Accessed 24 Jul. 2019.

MLA7

Ebong, Abas. "Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2019. Web. 24 Jul. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/academic-geography-nigerian-universities-and-post-modern-realities >.

Chicago

Ebong, Abas. "Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed July 24, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/academic-geography-nigerian-universities-and-post-modern-realities