Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Geographers urge more students to show interest in the subject

To boost human capital development in the field of geography, there is need to encourage young Nigerians to build up expertise in the field of urban and regional planning; environmental planning and management; geo-information sensing; surveying and mapping among others.
This was the submission of the President, Association of the Nigerian Geographers (ANG), Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, during the 57th annual conference of the association, which recently held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), with the theme, “The Geographical Perspective on National Development.”
In over 60 years of its existence, Gbadegesin hinted that ANG has continued to canvass for issues that would make geography assume the status of a reputable discipline.
He said the history of Nigeria’s development has shown over-emphasis on development with bias for economic rather than geographic dimension. read more.......

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