Most candidates attempted this question and their performance in it was poor.
This poor performance could be attributed to the candidates' inability to draw good outline maps of Nigeria showing three vegetation belts.
In part (b) some of the candidates could not describe the effects of rainfall on vegetation in Nigeria as follows:
- high rainfall gives rise to evergreen forest in the south;
- heavy rainfall supports the growth of tall trees in the south;
- low rainfall gives rise to the growth of grasses in the north;
- low rainfall gives rise to the growth of short deciduous trees in the north;
- scanty rainfall in the extreme north gives rise to short scattered grasses;
- scanty or no rainfall in the extreme north-east gives rise to scrubs.
In part (c), the candidates did well in the question on the uses of vegetation resources in Nigeria, though some candidates wrote on importance of agriculture instead of the uses of vegetation resources.