The philosophy underlying the work of the department is to provide a flow of graduate students imbued with the systematic and analytical skills to make their contributions to the Nigerian, African and world community, by equipping them with a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of politics, diplomacy and foreign policy relations.
As an instrument for citizenship education, Political Science provides broad education in government and politics which is the foundation of active citizenship in our communities from the local to the global level.
The Department believes in excellence, creativity, productivity and freedom of conscience for the advancement of the individual and humanity.
The objectives of the program include the following:
- As one of the Social Sciences, the teaching of Political Science in the department is focused on making the students think critically and communicate effectively on ongoing matters related to politics.
- The syllabi are designed to equip students with modern skills, knowledge and methodology needed for day-to-day in-depth analysis of power and power relations among individuals, groups and nations.
- The lectures are designed to imbue in the students the professional capacity to apply academic learning to present day real world experiences.
- The key objective of the Ph.D. The program is to train and develop highly professionals, preparing and building up their independent intellectual capacity for sustainable and creative useful careers in teaching and research in higher institutions of learning, research and administration in research institutes, government, non-governmental/national and international organizations, and specialized consultancy services.