BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Geography, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, which for now runs only B. Sc. Honours degree in Geography, is one of the eight pioneer Departments under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It was established in 2013, and enrolled its pioneer students in August same year preparatory to the takeoff of academic programmes of the University which was later commissioned on October29th, 2013 by Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, GCFR, under the leadership of the then Sokoto State Governor Alhaji (Dr.)Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sarkin Yamman Sakkwato). The take-off academic staff were 5 in number, with Malam Mustapha Sani as the Coordinator and later pioneer Acting Head of Department. The Department curriculum emphasizes balance between human and physical geography, and amongst theory, methods and applications.