About the Directorate of General Studies Program
The Directorate of General Studies Program was established by the former Vice Chancellor Professor Umar Musa Ibrahim, OON on 1st August, 2016 (before then, the GENS courses were domicile in various Departments). The curriculum of the Directorate offers a range of compulsory course units designed to expand the students’ academic prospect and enhance their academic and practical skills, including their moral, social and psychological discipline and capacity for a broader vision of life, social tolerance, and enlightened judgment. All these are offered to inculcate in the students awareness on the economic, environmental, political, cultural, and social issues facing the world, and the skills to address them.
All the recommended General Studies courses are compulsory to all students. The courses are coordinated centrally and examined in the semester in which they are taught by the Directorate. All the courses are computed as part of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of every student. In view of the peculiar nature of the General Studies courses, reading manuals are prepared for each course to enable students to understand the GENS courses better. The reading manuals are unique collections put together to give a first hand, and practical over-view of General Studies. The GENS lecturers have carefully selected the topics to reflect the syllabus as contained in the course content prepared based on the National Universities Commission Minimum Bench Mark.