Research Papers/Topics in Geography

The Low Pass Rate In Geography At O’ Level In Rural Secondary Schools: The Case Of Garikayi Secondary School In Silobela Circuit In Kwekwe District

AbstractThis study sought to find out the factors that contribute to the low pass rate in Geography at O Level in rural secondary schools. A descriptive design was used as methodology. A sample of 6 teachers and 60 students was purposively sampled. Interviews were used to generate data while students responded to questionnaires. Content analysis was used to analyse the data generated to answer the two main questions of this study. This study revealed that the poor performa...

An Investigation On The Educational Gap Between Learners From Affluent And Poor Backgrounds In Chinhoyi Urban Cluster, Makonde District.

ABSTRACTThe study examined the education gap between learners from poor and affluent backgrounds in Chinhoyi urban cluster. The problem was that there were many differences exhibited at school by learners between those coming from poor family backgrounds and from affluent backgrounds. The literature review showed that the families' socioeconomic status, parental income, parental education, family size and marital status have an impact on the education of children. The study employed a descrip...

An Investigation Into The Use Of Information Communication Technology (Ict) In The Teaching Of Geography At ‘O’ Level In Mhondoro Ngezi District Secondary Schools.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate into the use of Information Communication technology in the teaching of Geography at ‘O’ level in Mhondoro Ngezi District Secondary Schools. Descriptive survey design which utilized mixed approach method was used. Questionnaires were administered to thirteen teachers teaching Geography at selected schools. School heads of three schools were interviewed. Purposive sampling technique was used to select teachers for study. The findings rev...

Land Degradation And Environmental Change In Ondo State Coastline, South-West Nigeria

ABSTRACTUnderstanding the science and management of the environment and the nexus between environmental change, human livelihoods and vulnerability to hazards is fundamental for sustainable natural resources use. Natural resource degradation has implications for rural livelihoods and poverty, natural resource management, and vulnerability to disasters. The coast of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria qualifies for description as a hotspot of ecosystems changes and natural resource degradation...

An assessment of the environmental impacts associated with urban agriculture. A case of gweru, zimbabwe

Abstract The study assessed the environmental impacts associated with urban agriculture in selected residential areas of Gweru Urban. Qualitative research methods were prominently utilised throughout the research and were complimented by quantitative methods. Questionnaires, structured interviews and direct observations were used in soliciting significant information relevant to the study objectives. Self-administration of questionnaires was done to 35 household units which were selecte...

Impact Of Climate Change On The Spread Of Malaria Among Children Under Five Years In Vihiga County, Kenya

ABSTRACTVihiga County for a long time has been known to be an endemic malaria region.The presence of many rivers and high temperatures, is ideal for mosquitoesbreeding and maturity. However, the impact of changing climate and increasingmalaria prevalence in the region have received little attention. Temperatures haveincreased over the past decades and rainfall decreased. Mosquitoes aretemperature sensitive whereby high temperatures exacerbate their breeding.Therefore, this study aimed at inve...

A Case of Gokwe North District.

ABSTRACT The research aspired to estimate the potential damage a future flood can cause in Gokwe North District. The study made use of both quantitative and qualitative techniques to acquire data. This approach integrated GIS, remote sensing, semi-structured interviews and field observations in collecting data. Two Landsat images (path 171 row 72) for two different years (2005 and 2015) were accessed from U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Explorer database. To analyse the LULC changes in...

Development Of Mapping In Nigeria

ABSTRACTMaps are an important tool for the development planning of a nation and it is necessary to study the development of mapping with a view to evaluating the extent to which it has been geared towards the satisfaction of the requirements of national development planners and various other users. Official mapping was started in Nigeria by colonial administrators in the first decade of the 20th century eventhough several maps of Nigeria had been drawn by explorers, navigators, scientis...

Challenges faced by teachers in the implementation of inclusive education in lower gwelo cluster schools.

ABSTRACT This paper reports on the findings of a research study that investigated on the challenges faced by teachers in the implementation of inclusive education in two of the secondary schools in Lower Gwelo Cluster. The study made use of a mixed method approach .The research methodology was underpinned by a descriptive survey .The specific constructs studied were teachers and administrators .The sample was purposely drawn from 2 schools, 24 teachers and 2 heads of schools in Lower Gw...

The Impact Of Organizational Downsizing On Survivor Employees’ Safety And Health: A Case Of Zimasco Kwekwe (Pvt) Limited

ABSTRACT Organisational downsizing is a strategy employed by most limping organizations in quest for survival. The strategy can have fatal effects if not properly implemented. The study evaluated organizational downsizing and its subsequent effects to the remaining employees‟ safety and health focusing on Zimasco Kwekwe. This was driven by the premise that organizations must ensure uptight safety and health systems are in place regardless of challenges faced as this cannot be compromi...

A Study of Government Policy on The Implementation of Corporal Punishment in Selected Secondary Schools in mutare Urbarn.

ABSTRACT How discipline has been modeled and maintained through corporal punishment among pupils in schools is a controversial issue in the implementation of legal polices from the government. Corporal punishment remains ideal and the order of the day in any academic institution and it had remained an option in the teaching and learning profession and or endeavour. The study focused on the government policy on the implementation of corporal punishment in schools in Mutare urban. The...

An Evaluation Of The Locations Of Intercity Luxurious Bus Terminals In Metropolitan Lagos

ABSTRACTThis study attempts an empirical evaluation of the location of inter city luxurious bus terminals in Metropolitan Lagos. The impacts of these locations in the areas of delays, congestion and pollution were the main foci of this work. Logistic S-shaped curve was used to evaluate the growth pattern of the luxurious bus firms in Metropolitan Lagos. The delays at the terminals were evaluated through direct measurement from the field. The Post-Hoc Test and Least Significance Differen...

Teachers’ perceptions on the use of models in the teaching and learning of geography in gweru urban high schools.

ABSTRACT The study sought to establish teachers’ perceptions on the use of Geographical models in the teaching and learning of Geography in Gweru urban high schools. The study adopted the descriptive survey design which enabled the researcher to collect data through the use of personally distributed questionnaires, personal interviews and observation. The design helped the researcher to elicit valuable knowledge about opinions, attitudes and views on the use of models in teaching Geog...

The Application Of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) To Property Rates Administration In Lagos Mainland Nigeria

ABSTRACT Property rate is one of the major sources of internally generated revenue to the Lagos Mainland Local Government (LMLG). However, presently property rate is poorly administered in the area. This is largely as a result of certain human, logistic, technical, environmental and data/information management problems. Consequently, the Local Government loses a significant amount of money, since the annual revenue yield from property rates is often notably low. In this research a co...

An Assessment Of Small Grain Post-Harvest Management Practices In Ward 22 Of Buhera District

ABSTRACT The research was carried out to assess small grain Post-Harvest Management practices in ward 22 of Buhera district. A case study research design was used and the research employed both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Two stage of multistage sampling technique was used. For the first stage, primary sample units (villages) were drawn randomly from all the villages in Ward 22 and for the secondary sample units, stratified random sampling was used to select househ...


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