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Career, Employment and Job Opportunities in Geography in Nigeria

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In this insightful write-up, we would be broadening the scope of geography as a career in Nigeria


What is Geography?

According to Wikipedia, geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere and of human activities including the distribution of populations and resources, political and economic activities.
It is also the study of places and the relationship between people and their environment.

Duties of a Geographer in Nigeria

Geographers are likely to perform the following roles depending on the establishment they are hired into in Nigeria
·        A geographer examines the land, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of a region or area of the earth.
·        A geographer presents and writes reports of research findings
·        They analyze geographic distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on local, regional, continental and/or global states
·        They pass the knowledge of geography to future generations
·        Examine and study the political, social and cultural characteristics of a specific region’s population
·        A geographer conduct fieldwork at output sites

Skill Requirements to be Successful in Geography in Nigeria

To be successful in geography in Nigeria, the following skills are of relevance
·        Strong communication skill
·        IT skill
·        Organizational skill
·        Written skill
·        Team working skill
·        Open-minded
·        Time management

Career Opportunities in Geography in Nigeria

The following are the career options available for geographers in Nigeria
·        Journalist
·        Geographer
·        Environmental lawyer
·        Weather forecaster
·        Landscape architect
·        Area specialist
·        Environmental planner
·        Location analyst
·        Researcher
·        Teachers

Employment Opportunities in Geography in Nigeria

Graduates in geography in Nigeria would likely gain employment in the following establishments
·        Academic institutions
·        Airport
·        Environmental consultancies
·        Environmental protection agencies
·        Utility companies
·        Private companies

JAMB Subject Requirement to Study Geography in Nigeria

You should take cognizance of the following important subjects in JAMB if you wish to study geography in any Nigerian academic institution
·        English language
·        Geography
·        Mathematics
·        Biology or agricultural science
·        Physics

O’level Subject Requirement to Study Geography in Nigeria

You should take cognizance of the following important O’level subject if you wish to study geography in any Nigerian academic institution

·        English language
·        Mathematics
·        Geography
·        Any two other science subject





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