About Geography Department
The Department of Geography is among the pioneers Departments in Gombe State University established in the faculty of science in the 2005/2006 academic session. It was given the mandate to run 4-year B.Sc. programme. The Department was initially coordinated by Dr. Elisha Karu, Head of Chemistry Department and later by Dr, J. K. Nyanganji as the substantive Head of Department in May, 2007. Dr. U. M. Maryah took over from Dr. J. K. Nyanganji in May, 2008 to April 2009; after which Prof. A. C. .Ezieshi was appointed the Head of Department from May, 2009 to April 2010 when he completed his sabbatical leave. Dr. M. Gumnior took over as the Head of Department from May, 2010 to April, 2012. Dr. Yakubu Dan took over as the Ag. Head of Department from May, 2012 to February, 2017 when Dr. L. A. Mbaya was appointed as the Head of Department up to date.
The Department initially enrolled thirteen (13) students during the 2005/2006 academic session and the number of students has steadily increased. The number of staff has also increased both in quantity and quality because at inception the Department had only five (5) members of academic staff but now there are 32 academic staff with about 528 students, given a staff ratio of 1:16 Department has a functional GIS/RS (Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing) Laboratory, Cartographic Laboratory,Earth Science Laboratory and a Meteorological Station.