College Of Social & Management Sciences


The philosophy of the B.Sc. Public Administration Degree programme is to produce a crop of competent and confident graduate whose minds are well developed and who are intellectually sound in the field of Public Administration, and who can make meaningful contributions to the political and socio-economic development of Nigeria, Africa and indeed the entire world.


The aims and objectives of the Public Administration Degree Programme are to:
i) Stimulate in students an appreciation of Public Administration theories and other tools of analysis, and application in different contexts at the national and international levels.
ii) Provide students with a broad and balanced knowledge and practical skills in Public Administration;
iii) Develop in students the ability to apply their Public Administration theories, analytical tools, knowledge and skills to the solution of public administrative problems;
iv) Develop in students a range of skills thatarerelevanttobothgovernmentalandnon-governmentalagenciesathomeand abroad;
v) Provide students with relevant knowledge and skills for further studies in Public Administration as a multi-disciplinary field of study.
vi) Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Public Administration in a national- political, economic, and social development on the one hand and in the maintenance of global peace and security on the other.


Candidates who wish to study Public Administration must have obtained at least five (5) credit grades in SSCE or O/L GCE or NECO or NABTEB, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government / History and any other subject at not more than two (2) sittings. Also required is an acceptable UTME score.
Direct Entry
Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the SSCE, NECO, GCE or their equivalents of which, at least, two shall be at advanced level (IJMB/JUPEB/NABTEB), or four credits passes of which, at least, three shall be at advanced level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations. Candidates with Diploma in related disciplines from other universities or higher institutions are also considered, provided they possess not less than a Merit in their final result. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any of Government or History is compulsory.
b) Graduation
To graduate, a student must have:
Completed and passed the following number of units at each level
100 – 36
200 – 37
300 – 37
400 – 36
Total 146 including all compulsory courses specified by the University/Department Completed and met the standards for all required and optional Courses Obtain a minimum (GPA of 1.5 and Met other requirement that may be prescribed by the department, college and senate.

College of Social & Management Sciences Handbook