Department of Geographical Sciences
The Department of Geo-Sciences is in the Faculty of Environmental Science. It was established as a Geography section in the year 2000 under the Department of Humanities (comprising of Geography, History and Theology and Religious Studies) under the Faculty of Education. In 2007, it was made a full Department of Geography & Earth Sciences when it split from Department of Humanities. The Department was renamed Geosciences Department in 2018 to encompass all activities related to man interacting with the Earth in all forms of development including urbanization; population and resources; disasters and mitigation; climate change and mitigation; aspects of geologic environment; and mineral resources exploration and mining. This move was undertaken with the view to placing human livelihoods at the centre of exploitation of Earth resources. Hence, the environmental issues would inherently be embraced.
The overall goal of the Department of Geo-Sciences is to provide geoscientific content which would enable graduates to undertake various professional undertakings in the fields of environmental protection, geology, mining, planning, disaster preparedness & mitigation, consultancy services and conduct research for the benefit of students and the public.
Functions of the Department
The core functions of the department are: