Learning Geography in Nigeria could be said to be uncommon as related to some other subject matter but unusual as it may seem, Geography classes in various forms are available in most major cities and almost all the 36 Nigerian states - Rivers state is one of such state where students get an education in geography.

There are various reasons one may decide to get some sort of education or lessons in Geography.

You could be a secondary school or high school student learning geography as part of the science stream of subjects, you could choose to want to go into a professional career in a geography related field like geology, environmental management, urban and regional planning etc.

You could also be one that is very passionate about geography as a subject and want to become a professor in the subject matter; you may already know the physical geography of your city, but maybe you have even taken an interest in the ecological aspects of your city and its natural environment.

Whatever reason you may choose to learn geography, if you are looking for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in Port Harcourt or other Rivers state cities, or if you are looking for help with your Senior WAEC or A-Level coursework or examination, or if you are someone looking to boost their career and learn new skills, you’ll find out how to do these in this article.

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Secondary School Geography Classes

Geography is available as part of the curriculum for senior high school students in most Federal, State and accredited Private High schools (Senior Secondary School) in Nigeria.

Although  Geography is not listed as one of the core curriculum subjects for senior high education in Nigeria, it is part of the mandatory subjects required by the West African Examination Board (WAEC) for students in the sciences stream and it is also one of the options that can be chosen for science-based students to fulfil their course number requirement for the National Examination Council (NECO).

Learn more about Geography classes in Kano and Geography lessons in Abuja.

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A High school Geography class in session | Source: Freepik

Private Geography Tutors on Superprof Nigeria

Though most of the available learning options listed here are based in the classroom, tutors listed on the Superprof platform provide quality, flexible teaching that can be done face to face in your home or via webcam online.

If you are struggling to keep up with your geography lessons, rather than falling behind your classmates, or in the case that you learn at a faster pace and you are being held back by your classmates, find a qualified geography teacher on Superprof – it could be a graduate or undergraduate student or a researcher – who can help tailor lessons to your educational needs.

Asides from helping out with school work, examinations or formal education-related classes, you could also decide to get a geography tutor to help you with general knowledge on geography to help you learn more about your city, country and the world around us at large.

Learning is not always targeted at formal education but always at getting knowledge and advancing in every area of our lives. Superprof provides a platform that gives you a wide range of option of tutors to pick from, you can choose to have online webcam-based classes or the traditional face-to-face class, you can pick a flexible location and another bonus - you get your 1st hour of lessons free per tutor.

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Chinenye
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Halimat
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5 (8 reviews)
Halimat
₦4000
/h
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Kabir
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Kabir
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/h
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Solomon
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Solomon
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Gbenga
Gbenga
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/h
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Auwal
Auwal
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Abosede
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5 (7 reviews)
Abosede
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Zuliehat
Zuliehat
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/h
1st lesson free!
Chinenye
5
5 (9 reviews)
Chinenye
₦2500
/h
1st lesson free!
Halimat
5
5 (8 reviews)
Halimat
₦4000
/h
1st lesson free!
Kabir
5
5 (2 reviews)
Kabir
₦1500
/h
1st lesson free!
Solomon
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5 (6 reviews)
Solomon
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/h
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Gbenga
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/h
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A-Level Geography Course

Learn Geography as part of the A-level curriculum.  It is offered as one of the available subjects for students looking to study in related fields. Even though A-level is not part of the official education structure in Nigeria, there are a number of schools and institutions that provide A-level education targeted at students seeking it as an alternative for direct-entry into Nigerian universities or for the benefits of travelling to foreign countries for their higher institution education.

It should be noted that no subject can be studied alone but rather can be studied together in a group of subject targeted towards a particular field.

Geography is available as An A-level Subject Option at Ashgrove Academy, Port Harcourt

Ashgrove Academy is fully owned by the University of Port Harcourt. It is a foundation school that offers a range of courses that enable students to gain admission into universities and other higher institutions. The academy currently offers an accelerated one year A-levels programme and Geography is available as one of the subject options for students to choose from.

Geography Degrees at Universities in Port Harcourt

There are a few Universities in Port Harcourt including Federal, State and Private owned Universities and a few of them offer Geography and related course degrees for interested students. We will take a brief look at universities in Port Harcourt that offer Geography as part of available course options at undergraduate and probably postgraduate research levels.

Degree in Geography at The University of Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt also known as uniport is a Federal government-owned university. IT was originally founded as a University college in 1975 and was later upgraded to full University status in 1977.

There is a range of available Geography degrees that are available for study at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management of the Faculty of Social Sciences, they include:

  • Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Geography and Environmental Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Geography and Environmental Management (PGDM)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Watershed and Wetlands Management
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography in the following areas:
    • Rural Land Use
    • Urban Geography
    • Transport Geography
    • Regional Development Planning
    • Biogeography
    • Climatology
    • Geomorphology
    • Environmental Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Disaster Risk Management

Also, check for geography courses in Lagos and geography lessons in Ibadan.

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Get a degree in Geography and Environmental Management at uniport | Source: TheInfoFinder

Degree in Geography at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt is a state-owned institution that was founded in 2009.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management of the Faculty of Social Science offers multiple types of Geography degrees:

  • Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Geography and Environmental Management
  • Master of Science (M.Sc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography in the following areas:
    • Environmental Management
    • Geomorphology
    • Regional Development Planning
    • Rural Development and Resource Management
    • Biogeography
    • Climatology
    • Transport Geography

Online Geography Lessons

Learning online is getting more popular in current times. Asides from learning in physical classrooms and schools, potential students also have the choice of getting geography lessons through online schools and resource centres.

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Online study can be done with any device at your convenience | Source: Freepik

There are numerous online websites you can go to for geography lessons. These lessons could come in form of formal classes to informal resources.

At whatever level you want to study, there are available resources to help your journey. Learning online is very flexible, it gives you the option to choose your preferred language, even if you find printed resources that are not in the English language, you could get online translations and continue, there is little limit to what a student can accomplish online. After all, a good number of degrees can be done online now including degrees like engineering, law, management etc - you just need to meet the laid down requirements.

Conclusion

Whatever your reason for learning geography, be rest assured that you can get a geography class near you in Port Harcourt.

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