Level 400 students of the geology department at Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have conducted a field trip in Kano. The field trip was educational, adventurous, and a prerequisite of their study, which is a mandatory practical activity for their course, ‘Field Geology of Nigeria’.
Prof. Timothy P. Bata, a lecturer in the department of geology at SUN who led the field trip, highlighted that the activity is an excellent way of supporting students with practical aspects of learning. He said they were able to use mapping techniques to identify and document different kinds of rocks, structures and features in the field.
The students visited Gandu locality in Wudil local government in Kano State, where they were tasked with practical activities in geo-mapping. They studied a unit of the basement complex (Older Granite). It involved both the weathered basement and the fresh old granite.
Also, some sedimentary rocks, also known as the Chad Formation, were studied in the area. Students who attended the field trip expressed their satisfaction with the conduct of the activity. They highlighted that the practical knowledge had tremendously added to their existing theoretical knowledge.