POLITICAL SCIENCE

To produce graduates of Political Sciences who will be able to develop both theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and attitudes in students

 

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT

The mission of the Department is to impact and cultivate discipline in individuals thereby preparing and equipping them for service of humanity i.e., develop both theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in students.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

            The Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To provide training in the principles of political science and their application to the type of degree programme concerned – political economy, public administration, or international relations.

  • To stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they appreciate social problems.

  • To provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions and develop skills for the constructive use of such knowledge.

  • To develop in students, the ability to apply knowledge in the resolution of societal problems and conflicts.

  • To develop in students such skills and competency that would allow them to be self-reliant and entrepreneurial.

  • To provide students with the necessary skills for studying and analysing society.

  • To provide students with skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in political science.

  • To imbue in the students a deep appreciation of the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on wider socio-economic development and societal wellbeing.

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 Labour Relations.