|STAFF PROFILE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION|
While congratulating you for successfully securing admissions into this University, I urge you to take your studies as serious academic pursuit. You are welcome to the Department of Public Administration and I wish you a happy and prosperous stay in the University.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The department of Public Administration was established in 2011, following the approval of National Universities Commission (NUC). The department during its take-up in 2012/2013 academic session, it has staff strength of five (5) including Head of Department, Examination Officer and Level Coordinator. It became very important for the department to acquire more academic staff which the University obliged by providing six more staff which are visiting Professors and Ph.D. holders from other Universities.
Averagely, the students in the department show readiness to learn in their various courses and academic activities in the University.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
Philosophy of the programme is embedded in the principle of knowledge for empowerment through empirical theoretical understanding of public administration as the foundation of nurturing sound, articulate and well informed leaders for the overall development of the country.
Premised on the philosophy, graduates passing through the department are expected not merely to be able to serve competently in various capacities in the public and private sectors but also to have gained sufficient theoretical grounding and research skills necessary for the pursuit of higher studies in Public Administration.
In line with the broad philosophical framework and cardinal principles of the University, the degree programme in Public Administration is designed to fulfill the following objectives:
- To provide the student with sound theoretical and empirical perspectives to the understanding of breadth, depth and content of the Public Administration discipline.
- To acquaint the students with the general nature and dynamics of the operations of the public sector organizations and the working of government particularly in Nigeria.
- To offer instructions and training in courses that are relevant to the needs and problems of Nigeria, Africa and other countries with similar level of development.
- To create learning experiences for students that would have practical application to the real world, which also cover entrepreneurship skills.