Dr. Ruth Fanny Kinge (Head of Department)

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Political Science was established in 2005 as a foundation for an Academic programme offering B.Sc. degree in Political Science. The department admitted its first set of students in January 2006, with initial number of five staff and thirty-three students. Currently the Department comprises of six Professors, two Reader, two Senior Lecturers, five Lecturer I, three Lecturer II, Eight Assistant Lecturers and two Graduate Assistants, making a total of twenty nine academic staff both visiting and residents. The Department admitted its first set with the number of 36 students in January 2006 and graduated in 2009 and also now expected to graduate its twelfth set in the year 2020. In recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and students’ learning, the Department offers the courses that introduce the students to the scope of political science and the various techniques employed by political scientist to investigate and analyse political data. The courses are also aimed at helping students understand the processes and outcomes of political conflict both from an abstract, theoretical perspective as well as from a wide variety of real world settings. The department currently introduce new courses such as Political Science Education, Part-time degree programme, Masters in International Relations, Masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions, Masters in Political Science, Professional Master in International Affairs Diplomacy (MIAD), Post Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (PGDPCS). It also introduced Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Political Science, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in International Relations, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions. Within the department, we see ourselves as educating not just our students to enable them pursue lifelong careers, but we also recognize from experience that we are educating the next generation of leaders. Therefore, it is the Department’s strong desire to prepare the students to be life-long learners and to be citizens in a dynamic world. The Head of Department is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Department. He/She manages these responsibilities through departmental committees and the Departmental Board. Departmental committees are constituted by the Board and are charged with the responsibility of attending to the maintenance of standards, the detailed implementation of Board policies and other matters that may arise from time to time. Such committees include Departmental Research Committee, Departmental Seminars and Publications Committee and Students’ Advisory and Grievances committee. Meetings at committee and Board levels are convened regularly, as happens also when specific problems arise. Committees make periodic reports to the Head of Department or to the Board.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The general admission requirement into the B.Sc. Political Science is Four-year degree programme and a candidates must have Senior Secondary School Certificate either NECO, WAEC etc with at least five (5) credit including in English language, Mathematics, Government/History, and other three other relevant subjects from Arts and Social Sciences. Candidate for UTME admission must also obtain a score as prescribed the JAMB or the University in the Matriculation Examinations (UME), and the following core UME subjects must be relevant to Political Science, Maths, English, Government or History. Candidates for direct entry that is, those who join the programme at 200level must in addition to above have an Interim Join Matriculation Board (JMAB) examination certificate in three subjects with at least a three credit in each. Candidates with any other qualification(s) as may be prescribed or determined by the University as the case may be.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for graduation are that students admitted into our various programme must fulfil the graduation requirement as follows: A student shall normally pass a minimum of 144 credit units for a 4 year degree programme. These must be spread strictly at a minimum of 18 passed credit units at each Semester of study and maximum of 24 credits unit. Student with a direct-entering into a 200level programme must passed a minimum of 108 credits units before graduation. During the years of study students’ performance on a course, at all levels, shall be recorded in letter grades (after due conversion from percentage scores) and grade points as follows:

%Scores Grade Grade Points
70-100 A 5
60-69 B 4
50-59 C 3
45-49 D 2
0-44 F 0

A Bachelor’s degree programme shall normally be completed in 8 semesters for a 4 year programme, (two semesters less for those who join at 200level). The date of degree shall correspond with the end of the semester in which the student completed his/her course requirements. A transfer student with advanced standing shall be required to spend not less than two Academic Sessions in the University to be eligible for a degree of the University. The appropriate Department, Faculty and the Senate shall consider all transfer cases. A student is required to obtain a minimum grade of D of each examination he/she writes. A student should repeat a course in which he failed to obtain a minimum pass grade so as to be used in computation of CGPA. A student who attains a Cumulative Grade Point Average of less than 1.50 shall first register his backlog of required courses before he can, within the limits of 48 credit units, be allowed to register for other courses. To qualify for an honours degree, a student shall complete his/her studies in not more than one and a half times the normal duration of his programme.

225

Students from 100 Level

130

Students from 200 Level

101

Students from 300 Level

105

Students from 400 Level