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.
The faculty aims through concepts, theories, research methods social and management techniques to :
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
B.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Accounting
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.
The objectives of the programmes are:
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.
General Information and Academic Programmes
The Accounting degree is acquired through course work and project/original essay.
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:
B.Sc. Business Administration
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.
B.Sc. Mass Communication
The philosophy, aims and objectives of mass communication include but not limited to the followings:-
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 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.
B.Sc. Political Science
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:
There are two levels of admission into the Political Science Programme. These are UME and Direct Entry.
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.
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.