PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The Philosophy of Public Administration is to produce personnel that are competent to analyse and manage complex relationships in the ever-changing bureaucracy and growing business environment
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.
The Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
(i) To develop and improve students understanding of the managerial problems at various stages of development of the Nigerian society in order to prepare them to become successful occupants of leadership and responsible positions, not only in Nigeria but also in any other parts of the world.
(ii) To provide an appropriate environment that enables the students to raise their level of creativity and promote the spirit of self-reliance, hence equipping them with knowledge and skills necessary for decision-making, defining and solving both accounting and other problems of various organizations and the nation at large.
(iii) To provide a firm foundation for applied research in accounting and related fields which will stimulate broad interest in the discipline and create a critical awareness among Nigerians of the causes of contemporary management problems particularly those affecting the material wellbeing of the people and their immediate society.
(iv) To train highly informed and enlightened man-power for managerial and social development, hence contributing to the cumulative stock human capital and highly well equipped human resources in the country.
In particular, the aims of the programme of the Department of Public Administration are:
i.) To produce graduates of Public Administration who will contribute effectively in national public service and international civil service;
ii) To equip students with modern techniques for the practice of public administration, and
iii) Equip the students with management and administration skills for self-reliance.
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
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
(v) All candidates will be required to go through the Obong University’s Screening Exercise.
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.