PEACE STUDIES AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The underlying philosophy of the Department of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is to produce graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills to make effective contributions to national development, and the global community in the field of social science in general and in the sub-field of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES     

The B.Sc. Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution aims at serving a number of inter-related objectives.

  • To instill in students a sound knowledge of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, at local, national, and international levels in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

  • To provide students with broad and well-balanced theories and methods in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • To cultivate in students, the ability to apply their knowledge and skills on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution to the understanding and resolution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere.

  • To provide students with relevant knowledge and skills from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • To instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution in contemporary national and global affairs

  • To develop in students a range of useful competencies for employment whether public, private, or self-employment.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General University Admission Requirements

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

  • Admission into Obong University shall be through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) or Direct Entry. In addition to attaining the general required standard in UTME, candidates must satisfy the general university requirements as well as the specific School/Faculty and Programmes requirements. All admissions shall be through JAMB.

  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects (Government or History, Mathematics, Economics, Geography) including English Language, at GCE O/L, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings.

  • Candidates with Teachers Grade II (TC II) with passes at credit or merit levels in conjunction with credit passes in relevant subjects at GCE, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents may be considered. No subject may be counted at both TC II and GCE O/L

(iv)       Candidates who wish to change their first choice to Obong University are required to:

                        i). Apply for change of Institution through JAMB and

                        ii). Obtain Obong University Application Form

  • All candidates will be required to go through the Obong University’s Screening   

 

Direct Entry

                  Candidates for Direct Entry admission must possess any of the following         qualifications:

  • Two (2) passes at GCE A/L, HSC, IJMB, JUPEB or approved equivalents in relevant subjects and at least credit passes in three (3) other subjects, including English Language at GCE (O/L), WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings

  • Three (3) passes at GCE A/L, HSC, IJMB, JUPEB or approved equivalents in relevant subjects and at least credit passes in two (2) other subjects including English Language at GCE (O/L), WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings.

  • Two (2) passes at merit level or above in two (2) recognized NCE, OND, HND subjects or approved equivalents and at least 3 credit passes in other subjects including English Language at GCE O/L, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings.

  • Two “A” level passes including Government or History, Mathematics, Economics, Geography.

  • Diploma in Public Administration and Political Science, Administration Management, Public/ Local Government Administration, Social Work, Community Development, Industrial and Labor Relations.