Research Papers/Topics in Geography

Assessing Water Quality for Human Consumption Within the Vicinity of Karu Aiiattoir, Abuja Fct, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study assesses the surface and groundwater quality for human consumption within the vicinity of Karu abattoir in Abuja. Water samples were collected from three points along Tauga stream, comprising the discharge point, 40meters before (upstream) and after (downstream) the discharge point. Groundwater samples were also collected around the abattoir, comprising the abattoir vicinity (Group A), 60meters from the abattoir (Group B) and 200-300meters from the abattoir (Group C). The...

Assessing The Impacts Of Urbanization On The Environment Of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)

ABSTRACT Rapid urbane without effective environmental consciousness means that in virtually every matter - from large cities and metropolitan areas to regional centers and ss ret towns - a substantial proportion of the population is at risk from nature an-induced environmental hazards. A strategic approach is essential if urbane to enjoy all the benefits which nature can bring. This paper evaluates the urbanization on federal capital territory environment. It is concentrating. a district of ...

An Assessment of the Effect of Different Land use of on Soil Prices in Tunga Maje Gwagwalada Area in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.

ABSTRACT This research focused on the assessment of the effects of different land on sites in Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada AreC7 Council of the Federal Territory, having the following objectives, and to examine soil physically of various land uses (three land uses C7na control) with a sample of depth; 0-15cm (topsoil) and _I 6-30crn (subsoil), to compare in soil properties between the three lands use. It rr2aa~e -;U5.,~f.Z primary and secondary data. Primary was obtained t}2r.;_ry-ZJ"g}-;z .ses fr...

An Assessment of Changes in Tree Density and Diversity On Smallholder Farms Along Nigeria-Niger Border

ABSTRACT This study assessed changes in tree density and diversity on smallholder farms along Nigeria-Niger border. The study draws attention to the importance of the tree and the changes of tree grown on the smallholder farms in the border region. The study also assessed the knowledge of local farmers on tree changes and the method they use to tackle the changes in tree diversity. The study area is in the sand region which experiences little rainfall and a high temperature, therefore, droug...

Hazards and Vulnerability Mapping for Adaptation to Climate Risks in Savannah Ecosystem: A Case Study of the Upper East Region, Ghana

Abstract The climate is warming, a trend that is projected to increase with increasing frequency and intensity of climate related hazards. Impacts are likely to be greater in developing countries because of dependence on climate sensitive livelihood activities. The nature and impacts of climate hazards require a study that goes beyond investigating a single hazard or livelihood activity to embrace multiple hazards and their impacts on the various livelihood activities. It is against this back...

Perceived Risks and Management Strategies in Protected Areas- The Case of Kyabobo National Park in The Nkwanta South District, Ghana

ABSTRACT The goal of preserving biodiversity for the benefit of present society and posterity have driven the creation of Protected Areas (PA) across the world. Yet, satiating conservation and protecting livelihoods of local people have been a challenge to protected area management. The incentive to protect livelihoods and avoid alienation from PAs have led to local people’s indulgence in illegal activities. This pose risks to the very survival of PAs. Like other parts of the world, PAs in ...

Usaid Quips Programme and The Development of Primary Schools in The Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District.

ABSTRACT Education is at the heart of development. Educating her citizenry is one of the burdens of the government over the past years. Falling standards of education in Ghana has brought about an implementation of an educational policy known as the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) Programme by the Ghana Government. This bold educational policy had resource implications. It is against this background that Ghana Government solicited for assistance from external sources. The Am...

The State of Disaster Preparedness and Response to Cholera Epidemics in The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (Gama): The Case of the Indigenous Communities of La and Chorkor.

ABSTRACT Ghana like most developing countries is undergoing a rapid population growth and this affects and limits the effectiveness of environmental structures. Cholera epidemics have been an ‘annual ritual’ and communities within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) record the highest number of cases. This study assesses the households’, communities and local governments’ preparedness and response to cholera epidemics in indigenous communities in La and Chorkor. The research us...

A GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (GIRS)

BACKGROUND OF STUDYAccording to Chang, K. T. (2008), Geographic Information Retrieval System (GIRS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographical data. The acronym GIRS is sometimes used for geographical information science or geospatial information a study which refers to the academic discipline or career of working with geographic information system. In simplest terms GIRS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis and dat...

Influence of Instructional Materials on Students Academic Performance In Secondary Schools in Ilorin West Local Government

ABSTRACTThe study examined the effect of instructional materials on student’s academic performance in geography in Ilorin West Local Government Area, Kwara State. Four secondary schools were selected from the local government for research purpose. Total of eight (8) teachers and thirty two (32) students were the sample used. The instrument used for the study was a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher. The data collected was analyzed using simple percentage and chi...

Effect of Teachers Qualification on the Secondary School Students Performance in Geography in External Examination in Kajola Local Government

ABSTRACTThis research work was set out to investigate the effect of teachers’ qualification on the secondary school students’ performance in Geography in External examination Kajola local government area of Oyo State. The variable considered are qualified and unqualified teacher to measure students academic performance. Qualified Geography Teachers: These are the teachers who possesses          professional certificate [B.ED] in geograp...

The Relationship Between Class Size and Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Geography in Abeokuta-South Local Government Area of Ogun State

ABSTRACT          The study found out the relationship between class size and academic performance of geography students in secondary school in Abeokuta – South Local Government Area of Ogun State. The study adopted a random sampling technique to select one hundred and twenty respondents in five secondary schools in each ward of the Local Government. Pearson correlation was used to test the hypothesis. The results showed that male...

Landlocked African Countries and What You Need to Know About Them

A landlocked country is a country that does not have territory connected to an ocean or whose coastlines lie on endorheic basins.  An endorheic basin, also called an internal drainage system, is a drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but drainage converges instead into lakes or swamps, permanent or seasonal, that equilibrate through evaporation. Africa is a continent of many countries; 55, to be exac...

Effect of Mobile Communication Mast on Soil Properties in Lugbe, Federal Capital Teritory, Abuja

ABSTRACT This study examines the effect of GSM mast on soil properties in Lugbe, Municipal Area Council of the F.C.T. The work essentially focuses on the availability or otherwise of heavy metal and its variations along the GSM masts belong to MTN and GLO operation. The soil samples were taken at 20m, 60m and 100m from each of the GLO and MTN masts in order to determine the spatial variation of the heavy metals associated with the mast. The soil samples were analyzed for Ca2+ , Fe2+...

Effects Of Weather And Climate Variability On Fishing Activities And Fishers’ Adaptive Capacity In Mbita Division - Homa Bay County, Kenya

Fisher-folk depend for a major part of their livelihood on natural resources whose distribution and productivity are known to be influenced by climate dynamics. Research has shown that small-scale fisher-folk in the developing countries are more vulnerable to climate variability due to their high reliance on fisheries and poor adaptive capacity. However most studies so far have concentrated on climate-driven changes in ocean productivity and its impact on fish distribution and productio...


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