University of Port Harcourt Geology students were on a filed trip to Ishiagu, in Ebonyi State recently.
This tycars field trip happens to be one of the necessary requirements for the award of degree to deserving students.
Their smiles and the elation with which the Uniport Geology students expatiated their indelible experience as they return to campus, indicated that the trip was much more than just another academic exercise.
As a matter of fact, they didn’t go alone. They were accompanied by a good number of lecturers from the Department who taught them how to differentiate plethora of rock formations and indeed how to map areas. They were reliably briefed on rocks appear in variety forms and sixes, as the care maybe.
One among them, Osita O. Kelven, had this to say: it was fruitful. The best experience ever had because I saw most of what I’d been taught in class. We all know, Geology is not a classroom course, we need a lot of field trips, I’d want our colleagues in various institutions of higher learning across the country to let their students have the privilege of seeing precisely what they are being taught in the lecture had.
He was not the only follow who lauded the trip; Ovunda Wali said: “This session’ trip taught me about the rocks, as well as its expedient; and the nutrients they have.
I witnessed sedimentary rock for the first time in my life. I was dated that our country’s greatest favour in mineral resources is not crude oil”.
In his view, Peter Njoku, “it is educative and a different experience entirely” pointed out that I will never forget it in a hurry.
Tamuno Daba says the trip has afforded them a memorable experience.”
It will be recalled that the national universities Commission (NUC) has made field trip a mandatory requirement for the award of a degree in Geology.