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BSc. Political Science

Overview

Philosophy

The philosophy underpinning a degree in Political Science is to produce students with skills to enable them combine theory with practice in the interpretation and analysis of political, social and economic problems and proffering solutions to them in their immediate environment, at the national and global levels. They are problems that confront man, society and politics, military and governance, citizenship, ethnicity and race, local government administration, public finance and foreign policy.

Aims and Objectives

Specifically, the objectives of the programme are:

(i) To develop the students’ understanding and the requisite analytical skills to deal with the political and public administration problems of the Nigerian state and society;

(ii) To sharpen the students’ appreciation of the social factors which contribute to the use and abuse of political power;

(iii) To encourage the student to appreciate the values of the political culture of democracy and the salience for popular empowerment, national development and the resolution of societal conflicts;

(iv) To improve the students’ appreciation of the political, economic, cultural and other challenges which confront developing states as sectors in the international community and;

(v) To enable students pursue postgraduate degrees within the discipline and other related specializations.

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