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...

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...

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+...

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...

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...

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...

An Assessment Of Government Effort On The Provision Of Portable Water Supply In Bida Local Government Area Of Niger State

ABSTRACTIn this study attempt was made to asses government effort in the provision of portable water water supply in Bida local government area. The study investigates the extent and condition of water supply as well as source of portable water in the study area. However, in the course of the study, questionnaire was developed and used to generate data. The data obtain from the administration of questionnaire was presented and analyzed using both descriptive and influential statistics. The st...

The Socio-Economic Impact Of Zobe Dam On It’s Neighbouring Environment

ABSTRACTThis research work examines the socio-economic impact of Zobe Dam on its neighboring environment. Specific objectives includes how the construction of the dam has brought about changes in farming techniques, their standard of living and its potential contribution to the overall development of the area. The problem hinges on how the construction of dam has triggered changes in farming techniques in the area. The proposed hypothesis (Ho) that: there is no relationship between Zobe Dam a...

An Assessment Of Built-Up Expansion In Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

ABSTRACTThis research project is an assessment of built-up expansion in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto from 2007 to 2015. Data for this research project was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary source of data include field observation, interview and satellite imageries. While secondary data include relevant published materials such as textbooks, journal articles, dissertations, reports, and the internet. The method used is satellite image processing, image class...

Optimization of Municipal Solid Waste Collection And Disposal For Lokoja, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Waste accumulation in developing world cities has become common sights in recent times. Management of solid waste has been one of the challenges facing urban areas in the world owing to an aggregation of human settlements and increased consumption thereof that has the potential to produce a large amount of solid waste. The situation is further compounded with the failure of some cities in setting up an effective waste collection system. The aim of this study is to develop an...

Heavy Metal Concentrations Around Some Selected Major Dumpsite (GOSA AND MPAPE) in The FCT, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This research determined heavy metal concentrations around some selected major dumpsites (Gosa and Mpape) in the FCT, Nigeria. Soil sample were collected at top soil (0-15cm) and sub soil {15-30cm) with a stainless soil augar and transferred into well labeled polyethene bags and taken to the laboratory for analysis. The concentrations of Pb, Cr, Cd, Zn, Fe, and Mn were de termined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer, PH was determined with a use of Micro PH 2000 Of a Han...

Farmers Indigenous Knowledge of Land Degradation And Conservation Measures in The Nigeria Sahel

ABSTRACT This study was conducted in order to get an insight of the local people's account on land degradation and its management strategies in six local government areas of northern Katsina state. The study used qualitative research methodologies (Participatory Rural Appraisal, Focus Group Discussion and Questionnaire) and quantitative methods (field measurement and descriptive statistical analysis). It has been found that the local farmers classified soil in four broad classes and id...


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