Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 386

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-environmental impact of higher institution on host communities

  Oke Muritala Olaniyi*, Oredipe M. O. and Komolafe B. O.  
  Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 February 2012
  •  Published: 04 March 2012

Abstract

 

The socio environmental impact of the higher institution on host community was assessed within the context of the regional development and sustainable development. Geographical information system (GIS) maps were used to obtain land use changes in Ijagun town, Ogun State, Nigeria and structured questionnaire to unravel the social implication between the indigenes and non indigenes in relation to the impact of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) on the host community. The findings revealed a positive correlation and symbiotic relationship between the university and Ijagun Community, due to cooperativeness of the indigenes and elders. Land use changes map revealed changes from land use from 9.6 km2 as at 1985 to 11.55 km2 in 2007, respectively.

 

Key words: Socio-environmental impact, land use changes, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun Community, geographical information system (GIS).