Department of Geology
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.Read More
The Department of Geology in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria was established in 1967, during the tenure of Alexander as the Vice-Chancellor and Harris as the Dean of Faculty of Science by the act of the University Senate. The Department started with 3 offices in the Department of Physics within the Middle Block occupied by Physics/Mathematics and a laboratory on the ground floor of the eastern block then occupied by Departments of Architecture and Geography. All the blocks inherited by the northern Nigerian College of Arts and Science.
The Department aims to break new ground in the Earth Sciences through research and the dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality; to establish and foster national and international collaboration in the various fields of geology in order to produce skilled geologists that can fit as professionals in the Solid minerals, Petroleum, Water, Construction and Environmental sub-sectors that meet the needs of Nigeria and the rest of the world for growth and development...Read moreOur Mission.
To produce skilled man-power in the field of Geology for national growth and development...Read moreOur Vision.
To be a world class department comparable to any other in its area of specialisation, impacting contemporary knwoledge using high quality facilities and multidisciplinary approaches to men and women of all races as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs its community, Nigeria and the world at large...Read moreOur Objective.
The department shares the overall philisophy of Ahmadu Bello University. It exist to impact and develop knowledge in the earth science to men and women regardless of age, religion, nationality and ethnic background, and specifically concentrates on its area of specialisation. It exist to advance the frontiers of learning and to break new ground in earth science through teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality to establish and foster national and international integration, to produce high level man-power and to enhance capacity building through training and retraining in order to meet the needs of the catchment area, Nigeria and the rest of the world...Read moreOur Philosophy.