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Philosophy and Objectives of Social and Management Sciences

The faculty of Social and Management Sciences aims at producing graduates imbued with integrity and sound knowledge of the world around them. To achieve this , it adopts a policy of interdisciplinary exposure of students. The different department in the faculty trains students to identify, define, analyse and proffer solution to national and global problems. The faculty emphasises the use of social and management theories and research methodologies to proffer solution to societal problems.

Objectives

The faculty aims through concepts, theories, research methods social and management techniques to :

  1. Equip students with sound understanding of social, cultural and business environment at national and global levels.
  2. Imbued students with critical judgement, integrity and commitment to understanding social and economic problems in Nigeria.
  3. Produce graduates whose training in social and management sciences will equip them to excel within the social, economic and administrative structures of the nation and the world at large.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programme(s)

Admission into Social and Management Sciences programmes in Nigerian Universities are by two modes. The UME and direct entry. The requirements for each is as stated below:

UME Admission: Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme in any of the faculties of the Social Science in Nigeria should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, National Examination Council or their equivalent with at least five credit passes including Mathematics and English Language. Details of the remaining credits required for registration are determined by the departments.

Direct Entry: Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, National Examination Council or their equivalent including English and Mathematics of which at least two shall be at the Advanced level or four credit passes of which at least three shall be at the Advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations

Department of Economics and Financial Studies

B.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Accounting


Philosophy

The Department of Economics and Financial Studies runs B.Sc degree programmes in Economics, Accounting and Banking & Finance. The philosophy of the department focuses on the production of graduates fully equipped with appropriate toolkit to serve the nation and the global community at large. The fundamental and broad knowledge of the field of Economics and the specialised areas studies in Accounting and Banking & Finance will enhance the graduate self reliance and ability to contribute in solving socio-economic problem of man.

Objective of the programme

The objectives of the programmes are:

  1. To develop and enhance students understanding of socio-economic and financial problems at different levels of growth and development in Nigeria.
  2. To develop the students ability to reason, analyse, comprehend, evaluate, synthesise and contribute to solving national and global socio-economic and financial problems.
  3. To develop the students capability for self reliance and entrepreneurship
  4. To enhance the graduate’s ability to contribute meaningfully to the national and global socio-economic and financial systems.
Admission Requirements

UME Admission: Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme in Economic should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, National Examination Council or their equivalent with at least five credit passes including Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any other two subjects.

Direct Entry: Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, National Examination Council or their equivalent including Economics, English and Mathematics of which at least two shall be at the Advanced level or four credit passes of which at least three shall be at the Advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations. In addition, National Diploma with minimum of upper credit in any relevant social science courses may be considered.

Philosophy

General Information and Academic Programmes

The Accounting degree is acquired through course work and project/original essay.

Philosophy and Objectives

The programme has been developed on the assumption that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him to face the challenges of life and to enable him cope with the problems of his environment. The curriculum is designed to give him a broad knowledge of business and at the same time concentrate in his special field, Accounting. To this end, emphasis is placed upon professional education of the entire individual and in providing him with the background necessary for his effective performance in his career. Accounting as offered by the department, has the following objectives:

  1. To prepare candidates who will graduate in Accountancy and be in a position to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Accountants in Government and Industrial Establishments, Business undertakings, Statutory Corporations and parastatals, proceed to qualify as professional/Chartered Accounts and Auditors and to become Management consultants.
  2. To enable students acquire leadership skills, human relations, analytical, evaluative
    quantitative and communicative skills needed for management of organizations and proper stewardship.
  3. To expose students to the integrative, interdisciplinary, and dynamic nature of business and administrative processes.
  4. To prepare its graduates for careers in business, governmental administration multi-national organisation, academic institutions and social service.
  5. To produce high level accounting personnel that can contribute to the development of accounting practice.
Entry Requirements
  1. Candidates are expected to possess the West African School Certificate of Education (O/L) or the Senior Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent acceptable to the university. Candidates must obtain credits in five subjects at WASC, GCE (O/L) or the senior Secondary school pass level in five subjects taken at not more than two sittings. Candidates must pass at credit level in English and Mathematics as well as obtain a satisfactory score at UME as determined by the Department.
  2. Candidates seeking admission by Direct entry are expected to possess in addition to credit level, passes in English and Mathematics in G.C.E. (O/L) or an equivalent examination, and at least pass at Advanced level in Economics, Accounts and/or Government or any other related field as may be determined by the department from time to time. Also candidates who possess O.N.D. credit Level or N.C.E with credit level passes in Accounting and related areas such as Economics, Finance, Banking, Marketing and Management will be considered provided that they also possess credit level passes in English and Mathematics at GCE/WASC or equivalent.

Department of Management Science

B.Sc. Business Administration


Philosophy

The programme is focused on acquisition of profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip the students to face the challenges of self-reliance, contribute to national development and be a person able to cope with problems of the environment, the wider society and live in co-operation with others. The programme’s drive is to encourage high integrity, self-reliance, competence, excellence and depth in knowledge. Consequently, the course emphasizes professional education of the entire individuals and the provision of the requisite background for effective performance.

Objectives
  1. The provision of basic knowledge needed for comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of problems related to the administration of industrial, business, commercial, public, and private organisations.
  2. Students of Business Administration will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for identifying and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions, using the techniques and tools of the Administrative Science and related disciplines.
  3. The students will acquire a thorough knowledge of scientific research processes and procedures for investigating issues and problems in management and administration.
  4. The programme aims at inculcating in students an awareness of, and sensitivity to, environmental factors and conditions, and the utilization of administrative knowledge in making appropriate decisions and proposing solutions to business problems.
  5. The course aims at helping students acquire leadership skills, human relations, and communicative skills needed for managing human organisations.
  6. The course aims at exposing students to the integrative, interdisciplinary and eclectic nature of administrative studies.
  7. To produce managerial manpower with appropriate knowledge, skills and aptitude to handle the ever growing and changing business environment.
Entry Requirements
  1. Candidates are expected to obtain the West African School Certificate or General Certificate of Education or Senior Secondary School certificate, or their equivalent acceptable to the Department. In addition, candidates must obtain Credit in five subjects at not more than two sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics. Also applicants must obtain a satisfactory pass level at the UME or as determined by the Department.
  2. Candidates applying by direct entry are expected to possess five credit passes in the GCE (or equivalent) examination of which at least two shall be at the advanced level, or they may possess four credit passes of which at least three shall be at the advanced level, provided that subjects are not counted at both levels of the examination. The Advanced Level subjects passed must include economics. Credit passes at the Ordinary Level must include English and Mathematics. Furthermore, candidates with the National Diploma obtained from accredited Polytechnics/Colleges or Institutes with passes at the Upper Credit Level can be admitted by direct entry. Economics must be one of the courses passed.

Department of Sociology and Mass Communication

B.Sc. Mass Communication


Philosophy

The philosophy, aims and objectives of mass communication include but not limited to the followings:-

  1. To offer an undergraduate professionally oriented programme for the aspiring Nigerian Journalists, Communicators, Broadcasters, Public Relations and Advertising practitioners.
  2. To train and/or retrain Nigerian Journalists, Broadcasters, Public Relations and Advertising practioners for leadership positions in the mass media organisations in Nigeria and the world.
  3. To raise and sustain the professional status of Journalism in Nigeria.
  4. To bridge the divergent perspectives of News gathering and dissemination.
  5. To provide the Mass Communication Students with the opportunity to master the art of communicating with the masses that transcends all disciplines, whether in writing or broadcasting for an on-line website at 9.00 p.m. daily. Newscast, or writing a speech for the Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or writing Advertising or Public Relation copy to sell or promote a product to the masses.
  6. To instill in the mass communication students the ability to respect deadlines and work under constant pressure.
  7. To train and encourage Nigerian Mass Communicators to be effective communicators by being able to think quickly, research creatively and WRITE OR BROADCAST concisely to the mass audience.
  8. To train Nigerian media men and women that would act as the trustees of the public trust and that would be socially responsible to the communities they serve by being accurate, fair, balanced and objective in their reportage of societal issues.
  9. To produce Nigerian Mass Communicators who will continue to protect the basic principles of the PEOPLES RIGHT TO KNOW as the fourth branch of government or the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
  10. It is expected that at the end of the degree programme in mass communication, the mass communication graduate should be able to differentiate “Soft News” from “Hard News”, Truth from falsehood, responsible Journalism from irresponsible Journalism.
  11. At the end of the degree programme in Mass Communication; it is expected that the graduate should be equipped enough to establish his/her own Newspapers, Magazines, Public Relations and Advertising Agencies, or even his/her own radio and/or television stations.
Admission and Graduation Requirements

UME

A minimum of five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or in the General Certificate Examination G.C.E. ‘O’ Level, or NECO, – National Examination Certificate or their equivalents. The five (5) credits must include English Language and Mathematics and must be obtained in not more than two sittings. An acceptable UME score is also required.

Direct Entry

Direct Entry candidates must obtain the professional Diploma in Mass Communication of any University approved by the Senate of the University with not less than a GPA of 3.0. Candidates with GCE ‘A Level’ are no longer considered for direct entry in Mass Communication because of the subject combinations and lack of professional foundation in advanced level subjects. Such candidates are advised to take the UME.

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

B.Sc. Political Science


Philosophy

The philosophy and mission of political science discipline is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to analyse, comprehend, predict and influence the factors that shape and mold power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world.The Objectives of A Degree Programme

The main objectives of a degree in political Science are:

  1. to provide training in the principles of political science and their application to political economy and international relations.
  2. stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they appreciate social problems.
  3. to provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions and develop the skills for the constructive use of such knowledge.
  4. to develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts.
  5. to develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self reliant and entrepreneurial.
  6. provide the students with necessary skills for studying and analyzing society.
  7. provide the students with the skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in political science.
  8. to imbue in the students a deep appreciation of the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on wider socio-economic development and societal well being.
Admission and Graduation Requirements

Admission

There are two levels of admission into the Political Science Programme. These are UME and Direct Entry.

UME

Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education NECO or their equivalents with at least five Credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be Government or History plus English Language and Mathematics. A acceptable UME score is also required.

Direct Entry

Candidates for direct entry into the degree programme in Political Science should possess five credit passes in the General Certificate of Education NECO, Senior Secondary School Certificate or their equivalents, three of which shall include Government or History, English Language and Mathematics. In addition, candidates must possess credit passes in three relevant subjects at the advanced level in the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent.