In this post you will see the full list of 42 Universities that Offer Geology in Nigeria. Geology gives a description of the structure of the earth beneath its surface, and the processes that have shaped the structure.
Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. The better they can understand earth’s history, the better they can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.
Geologists work closely in the study of causes and proximities of natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions etc. and their studies are presented as warning signs to the general population about the occurrence of such natural disasters.
Roles and Responsibilities of Geologists
Here is a brief account on some of the roles and responsibilities of geologists:
- They help in the exploration of minerals, metals and oil, natural gas and underground water deposits at various places by applying the knowledge of various sciences to the knowledge of earth crust.
- They apply the knowledge of biology to study fossil of plants, animals and various rocks to put light on the evolutionary history.
- They predict promising sites for various earthly resources like mineral, metals and crude oil depending on the gathered data and research.
- They apply the knowledge of geotechnology to solve complexities in various construction projects like buildings, roads, dams, tunnels etc.
42 Universities that Offer Geology in Nigeria
- AAUA – Adekunle Ajasin University
- ABU – Joseph Ayo Babalola University
- ABUAD – Afe Babalola University
- ACHIEVERS – Achievers University
- AJAYI – Ajayi Crowther University
- AKSU – Akwaibom State University
- AL-HIKMAH – Al- Hikmah University, Illorin
- ARTHUR-JARVIS – Arthur Jarvis University,
- BAYERO – Bayaro University
- BENIN – University of Benin
- CALABAR – University of Calabar
- DELSU – Delta State University
- FED-LOKOJA – Federal University, Lokoja
- FED-KEBBI – Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
- FED-GUSAU – Federal University, Gusau
- FED-NDUFU – Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
- FED-OYEEKITI – Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
- FUPRE – Federal University of Petroleum Resources
- FUTO – Federal University of Technology
- GREGORY – Gregory University
- GSU – Gombe State University
- EKSU – Ekiti State University
- IBADAN – University of Ibadan
- ILORIN – University of Ilorin, Ilorin
- KASU – Kaduna State University
- KSU – Kogi State University
- KUST – Kanu University of Science and Technology
- LAGOS – University of Lagos Akoka
- LAPAI – Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
- MAIDUGURI – University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
- MAUTY – Modibbo Adama University of Technology
- MINNA – Federal University of Technology, Minna
- NDU – Niger Delta University
- OAU – Obafemi Awolowo University
- OOU – Olabisi Onabanjo University
- OSUSTECH – Ondo State University of Science and Technology
- PHC – University of Port-Harcourt
- SALEM – Salem University
- UDU – Usmanu Danfodio University
- UNIOSUN – Osun State University
- UNN – University of Nigeria Nsukka
- WESLEYUNI – Wesley University, Ondo
Job Opportunities for geologists in Nigeria
Geologists are mostly involved in geotechnical investigation of soil on which civil construction is to be done, geophysical survey to locate groundwater prior to borehole drilling and also in exploration activities of oil and gas companies. Here are some companies/organizations where geologists can be gainfully employed.
- Julius Berger Nigeria
- Chevron Nigeria Limited
- Federal and state government ministry of works
- Federal and state government ministry of water resources and so on.