Brief History

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy and mission of Political Science and Public Administration as a discipline is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to comprehend, analyze, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world; as well as having competence to manage complex relations in the ever changing bureaucracy and growing business environment.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of a degree in Political Science and Public Administration are:

i.          to provide training in the principles of Political Science and Public Administration and their application.

ii.         Stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they understand and appreciate social problems.

iii.       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.

iv.       To develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts.

v.         To develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self reliant and entrepreneurial.

vi.       Provide the students with necessary skills for studying and analyzing society.

vii.      Provide the students with the skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in Political Science and Public Administration.

viii.     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

a)         Admission

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

i)          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, which must include Government, English Language, Mathematics and at least one other social science subject. An acceptable UME score is also required.

UME SUBJECTS: English Language, Government and two other subjects chosen from Economics, Commerce, Mathematics, Geography and Literature in English

ii)         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, with at least five Credit passes, obtained in not more than two sittings, which must include Government, English Language, Mathematics and at least one other social science subject. In addition, candidates must possess credit passes in Government and one or two other social science subjects at advanced level in the General Certificate of Education, IJMB, JUPEB, OND, NCE or an acceptable grade at the Fountain University Degree Foundation Programme, or its equivalent.

b)         Graduation

To graduate, a UME student must have:

a)         completed and passed the following no of units at each level

100 –   35

200 –   38

300 –   39

400 –    36

Total   148 including all compulsory courses specified by the

University/College/Department.

b)         completed and met the standards for all required and optional Courses

c)         obtained a minimum CGPA of 1.5 and

d)         met other requirement that may be prescribed by the department, faculty and senate.

To graduate, a  Direct Entry student must have:

a)         completed and passed the following no of units at each level

200 –   38

300 –   39

400 –    36

Total   113  including all compulsory courses specified by the

University/Department

b)         completed and met the standards for all required and optional Courses

c)        obtained a minimum CGPA of 1.5 and

d)         met other requirements that may be prescribed by the department, faculty and senate.

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