Public Administration


PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The Philosophy of Public Administration is to produce personnel that are competent to analyse and manage complex relation 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.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

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 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 a 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;

  1. 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.

 

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
  • 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.

 

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.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to pass the prescribed courses in the three (3) categories.

                  -The General Courses                   -           (GST)

                  -The Departmental Courses          -           (Core and Required)

                  -The Elective Courses

(a)               Grades obtained in all approved courses of a student’s prescribed programme, excluding audited courses, shall be used to compute the GPA.

(b)             When a student had registered for a course but the result is unavailable due to no fault of the student, no result will be recorded for that course and the student will re-register for it in the next academic year. The second registration will be treated as first attempt, provided the student formally notifies his/her Department.

(c)              Procedure for the Review of Scripts of Aggrieved Student Academic Grievances are treated on their merit. The Department runs an open door policy in addressing all manners of student’s challenges for the sake of justice and peace. The most common is examination results; the student should lodge complaints and grievances in writing to the HOD, who would process the letter and forward same to the lecturer in question. If the challenge is outside the Department, then the letter is routed to the lecturer’s HOD. In this way only the lecturer involved in teaching and examining the course alongside his/her HOD are aware of the emerging issue. Other academic grievances are usually handled by the respective lecturers with assistances of HOD and the academic advisers.

 

DETAILED CURRICULUM: FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 111

Communication in English 1

2

GST 114

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2

GST 113

Nigerian People & Culture

2

CDS 111

Community Development Service

1

BSM 111

Life and Teachings of Christ (The Four Gospels)

1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

POL 111

Introduction to Political Science

3

PAD 111

Introduction to Public Administration

        3

SOC 111

Introduction to Sociology

2

PSY 111

Introduction to Psychology

2

Required Course

 

 

POL 113

Nigerian Constitutional Development

2

Elective Courses (Choose Any ONE)

 

 

PHIL 112

Introduction to Political Philosophy

2

INR 111

Introduction to International Relations

2

ECS 111

Introduction to Economics

2

POL 113

Nigerian Legal system I

2

Total

 

22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT)

2

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

GST 124

Communication in French OR Arabic

2

GST 125

Citizenship Education

2

BSM121

Christian Awareness

       1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

POL 121

Introduction to African Politics

2

POL 122

Organization of Government: The Citizenship and the State

3

Elective Courses

 

 

ACC 122

Nigerian Business Environment

2

POL 123

Nigerian Legal System II

2

Total

 

16

 YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 212

Introduction to Computer

2

GST 214

History and Philosophy of Science

2

CDS 211

Community Development Service

1

BSM  211

Creation and Kingdom

       1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

PAD 211

Introduction to Local Government Administration

2

SOC 211

Social Psychology

2

Required Courses

 

 

PAD 214

Foreign Policy Formulation and Implementation

2

PAD 215

The Nigeria’s Public Service and Government Regulation

2

POL 212

Nigerian Government and Politics I

2

Elective Course

 

 

SOC 212

Introduction to African Societies and Culture

       2         

Total

 

18

 

SECOND SEMESTER       

COURSE

 CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 221

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

GST 222

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

2

BSM 221

Prophets and Wisdom Literature

        1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

PAD 221

Public Administration in Nigeria

2

PAD 222

The Budget: Theory, and Practice

2

PAD 223

Introduction to Planning

2

Required Course

 

 

POL 221

Nigerian Government and Politics II

2

Elective Courses (Choose any One)

 

 

POL 222

Foundations of Political Economy

2

POL 223

Theory and Practice of Marxism

2           2

Total

 

15

 

YEAR THREE: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 311

Application of Computer

2

GST 312

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

2

Compulsory Courses

 

 

PAD 313

Administrative Law

2

PAD 316

Human Resource Management

3

PAD 318

Nigerian Financial System and its Evolution

2

Required Courses

 

 

PAD 315

Organization and Administrative Theory

2

PAD 317

Methods of Social Research & Statistics I

2

PAD 319

Theory and Practice of Public Administration

2

Elective Course

 

 

PAD 314

Theory and Practice of Local Government

2

Total

 

19

 

SECOND SEMESTER                                                                                                                    

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

Compulsory Courses

 

 

PAD 321

Intergovernmental Relations

3

PAD 322

Personnel Administration (Management)

3

PAD 323

Urban and Rural Development Administration

2

Required Courses

 

                

PAD 324

Methods of Social Research & Statistics II

2

PAD 325

Comparative Local Government Administration

2

PAD 326

Traditional Administrative System in Nigeria

2

PAD 327

Development Administration

2

Total

 

16

 YEAR FOUR: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

Compulsory Courses

 

 

PAD 411

Public Finance and Administration

3

PAD 412

Public Financial Management

3

PAD 413

Public Policy Making and Analysis

3

PAD 414

Social and Welfare Administration in Nigeria

3

PAD 415

Nigerian Local Government

2

PAD 416

Development Administration

2

Elective Courses (Choose any Two)

 

 

POL 411

Civil Military Relations

2

POL 413

Third World Dependency

2           4     

POL 415

Nigerian Foreign Policy

2

Total

 

20

 

YEAR FOUR:   SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

Compulsory  Courses

 

 

PAD 421

Public Personnel Administration

3

PAD 422

Public Enterprises Management

3

PAD 423

Comparative Public Administration

3

PAD 424

Democratic Studies

3

Required Course

 

 

PAD 425

Research Projects

6

Total

 

18

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR B.Sc. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

GST 111: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH (2 Units)

Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

GST 113: NIGERIAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE (2 Units)

Study of Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, Culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristics, Evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Concepts of trade, Economic self-reliance, Social justice, Individual and national development, Norms and values, Negative attitudes and conducts (cultism and related vices), Re-orientation of moral Environmental problems.

GST 114: LOGIC PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN EXISTENCE (2 Units)

A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort; The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory; Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).

CDS 111:        COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (1 UNIT)

At the end of this course, the student should be able to: Know the basic concepts in community development; Define community and community development; explain the scope of community development; explain the following concepts:

  1. i) Felt-need; ii) Directive approach; iii) Non-directive approach; iv) Integrated approach; v) Team approach; vi) Matching-grant approach. Student should also be able to: Understand the role of community development in national development: Define development as a holistic and normative phenomenon involving everybody in the nation; Explain the importance of UNESCO’s involvement in community development; Assess community development as a socio-economic and political programme

 BSM 111: LIFE AND TEACHING OF CHRIST (1 UNIT)

A study of the historical development and foundations of the four Gospels, with special focus on themes and theological perspectives unique to each and on the distinctive approaches of the four evangelists to the life, message death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ

 POL 111:        INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCES (2 UNITS)

This is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the key concepts of politics, the basics language and vocabulary and different methods of studying Political Science. Nature, Scope, Concepts and methods of political Science; Conceptual Approaches to the study of politics; the Dynamics of Politics, Power Influence, Authority and Legitimacy; the State and nation; and types of Constitutions and Governments.

PAD 111:        INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

This course explores the meaning, scope and subject –matter of public administration. Basis concepts, techniques and an overview of theoretical approaches to the analysis of public organizational goals, bureaucratic decision –making, politics, structure and functions of governmental institutions are also examined. The rationale and ecology of public administration; distinction between private and public administration; politics administration dichotomy; delegation of authority; administrative and control elements of administrative law. Comparative public administration and development administration are also included in this course

POL 113:        NIGERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (2 UNITS)

This course traces the history of constitutional development in Nigeria. It also highlights the various political issues that determined the course of constitutional development in Nigeria from the colonial period till the present day.

SOC 111:        INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (2 UNITS)

Introductory analysis and description of social structure and dynamics of human society: Field of Sociology and other social sciences, methods and techniques of scientific inquiry. Basic concepts and principles of sociology; social structure and social institutions; founding fathers of sociology; problems of social organizations, population and society, collective behaviour; social movements and ideologies, uses and relevance of social structure 

PSY 111:        INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (2 UNITS)

Psycho-biological basis of behaviour; Survey of the major topics, theories, and research results of contemporary psychology

 

INR 111:         INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (2 UNITS)

The organization of the International Society; Theories of International Relations; linkage politics, theories of Coalitions and Alliances, Balance of power Theory; Impact of the emergence of the Third World.

 

ECS 111:  PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (MICRO) (3 UNITS)

This course is designed to expose to the students the background knowledge of Economics and its principles such as; what Economics is all about from various authors and scholars and their views. The scope and its basic concept. Tools for economic analysis, why Mathematics, Graphs and Charts are useful tools. Economic problems in the society and the economic systems. The price theory i.e. Demand and supply analysis, equilibrium condition. Elasticity of demand and supply and its applications to economics.  The Market structure, Elementary theory of production and production functions. Theory of cost and its concepts as well as the consumer theory. All these form the background understanding to students concerning Micro Economics Theory.

 PHIL 111:      INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (2 UNITS)

GST 121: USE OF LIBRARY, STUDY SKILLS AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) (2 Units)

Brief history of libraries, Library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, Study skills (reference services); Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-materials; etc., understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc.) and classification, Copyright and its \implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modern ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc.).

GST 122: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II (2 Units)

Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

GST 124 COMMUNICATION IN FRENCH (2 UNITS)

Introduction to French, Alphabets and numeric for effective communication (written and oral), Conjugation and simple sentence construction based on communication approach, Sentence construction, Comprehension and reading of simple texts.

OR

 GST 124: COMMUNICATION IN ARABIC (2 UNITS)

Introduction to Arabic alphabets and writing systems; Elementary conversational drills, Basic reading skills, Sentence construction in Arabic.

 

GST 125: CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (2 Units)

Citizenship Education as a general study course aims at equipping students with information on their rights, duties and obligations as citizen to themselves, their neighbours and community or nation as a whole. It also includes discussions and some current medical/health, environment and equips students with some means of preventing, controlling and overcoming the impediments to these.

BSM 211: CREATION AND KINGDOM (1 Unit)

An examination of the history of the Church from its earliest beginnings in Palestine through the Second Vatican Council; All major and significant episodes of the history of the Church are covered, with more in-depth study of the Crusades and the Protestant Reformation. Students are also provided some familiarity with Christian thinkers who have made significant contributions to Church doctrine and theology

 POL 121:        INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN POLITICS (2 Units)

The Nature of African society before colonialism: establishment of colonial rule in Africa; different systems of colonial administration and economic policies. The problem of neo-colonialism and dependency: contemporary problems in Africa-political crises, famine, structural adjustment and debt crises in African.

POL 122: ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT: THE CITIZENSHIP AND THE STATE (3 Units)

 The basic ideas of organizing government are the central focus of this course. The major issues covered are: the concept of separation of powers (into executive, legislative, judiciary and their respective types); the different constitutional/administrative systems like unitarism, federalism, confederalism, parliamentarianism, presidentialism, etc. political organizations like the political parties and interest groups. Other important issues are the origin and concept of the State and Society; duties and obligations of citizens to the State; rights and obligations of non-citizens; patriotism and nationalism.  

GST 212: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (2 UNITS)

History of computers Science and their generations; Role and Applications of Computer Science in Information and Communication Technology; Computer hardware, functional Components; Modern Input/outcome units. Basic elements of a microcomputer; Block diagram, data/ instruction flow, control flow, functions, operating principles and examples; Software types, packages and applications; Functional components of computer, characteristics of a computer.

GST 214:  HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (2 UNITS)

Man – his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards; Introduction to the various areas of science and technology; Elements of environmental studies.

POL 211:        NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS I (2 UNITS)

The Federal arrangement and Division of powers, Critical Issues in Nigerian politics i.e. Census, Elections, Education, Representation and Representativeness, Ethnic Relations, etc

POL 212:        NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS I (2 UNITS)

The Federal arrangement and Division of powers, Critical Issues in Nigerian politics i.e. Census, Elections, Education, Representation and Representativeness, Ethnic Relations, etc.

SOC 211:        SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (2 UNITS)

Social Psychology as a branch of sociology and psychology. Self and its modification through social interaction, individual behaviour as influence by social factors, social structures and behaviours of others; Basic theoretical orientation the gestalts, behaviourist and psycho-analytic orientation. Socialization, social learning, internalization; conscience formation, values and attitudes; prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes; attitude change; social movement; group dynamic; Roles and expectation; interpersonal attraction and relations; social psychology and social change; group Productivity; group relations; pro social and anti-social behaviours in crowd.

GST 221:  PEACE STUDIES AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (2 UNITS)

Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, Peace as vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflict, e.g. Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace – building, Management of conflict and security; Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, Developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

GST 222: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS (2 UNITS)

Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; Introduction The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations; Possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

BSM 221:       PROPHETS AND WISDOM LITERATURE (1 UNIT)

A study of the Books of the Prophets and Wisdom and Deuterocanonical Literature, with an emphasis on their historical background, role in the development of Judaism, and theological significance. Particular focus on Old Testament themes of election, covenant, exile, monotheism, faithfulness, and justice.

PAD 221:        PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA (2 UNITS)

The ecology of Nigerian administration; Nigerian civil service; structure and organization, and the various reforms in the public service; public corporations; national, state and local government relations; and financial administration and revenue allocation.

PAD 222:        THE BUDGET: THEORY AND PRACTICE (2 UNITS)

PAD 223:        INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING (2 UNITS)

POL 221:        NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS II (2 UNITS)

This course focuses on issues relating to the emergence and development of federalism in Nigeria. It examines the factors which necessitated the adoption of federation, problems, and various efforts to maintain national unity in Nigeria. Other topics to be covered include a discourse on economic development, challenges to national unity and stability, problems of ethnicism, politics, return to democracy in Nigeria, establishment and roles of anti-corruption agencies, entrenchment of the principles of accountability and transparency in democratic governance in Nigeria.   

POL 223:        FOUNDATION OF POLITICAL ECONOMY (2 UNITS)

This course introduces the students to the basic concepts in political economy, the relationship between the economic system and politics in the society, class analysis of politics, the productive system and the relationship between the productive forces and power relationship in the society; The productive system and the state; the basic differences between the Marxist and the capitalist political economy theories; the concept and practice of globalization.

POL 224:        INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2 UNITS)

Theory, principles and forms of local government, decentralization, delegation, decentralization principles. Local government mechanisms for community mobilization and development at the grass roots

GST 311: APPLICATION OF COMPUTER IN SCIENCE (2 UNITS)

Introduction to personal computer applications; Overview of basic computer hardware and system software concepts; Projects include using various application software packages' such as: word processing, spreadsheets, electronic e-mail, and computer network browsers.

 

GST 312: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES (2 Units)

Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following:  Soap/Detergent; Tooth brushes and Tooth paste making; Photography; Brick, nails, screws making; Dyeing/Textile blocks paste making; Rope making; Plumbing; Vulcanizing; Brewing; Glassware production/Ceramic, production; Paper production; Water treatment/Conditioning/Packaging; Food processing/packaging/preservation; Metal working/Fabrication – Steel and aluminium door and windows; Training industry; Vegetable oil/and Salt extractions; Fisheries/Aquaculture; Refrigeration/Air conditioning; Plastic making; Farming (crop); Domestic Electrical wiring; Radio/TV repairs; Carving; Weaving; Brick laying/making; Bakery; Tailoring; Iron welding; Building drawing; Carpentry; Leather tanning; Interior decoration; Printing; Animal husbandry (Poultry, Piggery, Goat etc); Metal Craft – Blacksmith, Tinsmith etc; Sanitary wares; Vehicle maintenance; Bookkeeping

PAD 313:        ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (3 UNITS)

Administrative process, Purposes of Government; Separation of Powers; Legislation, Delegated legislation, Redress of Grievances, Public Corporations; Discretionary Powers; Case Studies.

PAD 316:        HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ADMINISTRATION) (3 UNITS)

The course exposes students to strategic Human Resource Administration process, policies as well as manpower planning, personnel procurement, development, integration and disengagement, safety and health programmes, job analysis, performance appraisal, staff motivation and productivity.

PAD 318:        NIGERIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND ITS EVOLUTION (3 UNITS)

PAD 319:        THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

Evolution of administrative organizational theory from the classical through neo-classical to modern; relation of administration to politics and political process; inter-play of political institutions and administrative patterns of behaviour; personnel administration; and decision making in bureaucratic organizations.

PAD 315:        ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY (2 UNITS)

Origins, structure and management of organisations, formal and informal organisations. the impact on informal norms in formal organisation; organization theories; co-ordination, efficiency, retrenchment and growth, motivation, leadership, communication and dynamics of change in organisation. The concept of Administration, its Emergence, Complexity and Maintenance; Efficiency in Public Administration, Politics and Administration Dichotomy. Decentralisation; Deconcentration and Devolution, Delegation, Conflict Resolution Strategies; Leadership and Innovation, Communication Skills.

PAD 317 & 324: METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH & STATISTICS I & II (2 -2 UNITS)

Formation of social issues as research question; General concepts concerning scientific method strategies of descriptive research and historical research. Tools of research, various types, method and their advantages and disadvantages; analysis and appraisal of research findings, planning for research, research design-survey, case studies, experiment, Historical study, longitudinal studies data; data gathering techniques. Problems in social research-validity and reliability, Representatives; Data analysis-frequency counts; unstructured data and content analysis; interpretation of research result; Ethic in social research.

PAD 321:        INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS (2 UNITS)

Federalism and IGR: Theories and Approaches to Federalism and IGR, Historical Development of the Nigeria system; Regulatory federalism: The changing Roles of federal, State and Local Governments; Intergovernmental Politics and Actors: The Legislative, Executive, Judiciary, Bureaucracy and Interest Groups; Politics and Actors: The Legislative Executive, Judiciary, Bureaucracy and Interest Groups: Political Aspects of IGR: Bureaucracy, Politics and Public Policy; Fiscal Federalism and Financing: the Assignment of Expenditure Responsibilities and Revenue Rights – Sole and Concurrent Responsibilities, Taxes and other sources of Revenue, and vertical Imbalance and Horizontal Disparities: The Future of IGR: Reforming Bureaucracy, Intergovernmental Programmes, Policy Making and Implementation.

PAD 322:        PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (3 UNITS)

Personnel Management principles, Approaches of Personnel Management, Line and Staff Organisation structure, Personnel Policies. Employment Procedures and Processes. Advancement; training and executive development; Compensation; job evaluation Systems, Incentive Systems. Job analysis Manpower Planning, safety and health programmes and Employee Services Programmes. Employee Integration need pattern: Motivation, processing grievances and Communication process.

PAD 323:        URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

The problem of planning and execution of major services in the urban political systems, and an examination of the structures of political power operating in such systems.

PAD 325:  COMPARATIVE LOGAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

PAD 326:        TRADITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA (2 UNITS)

Early History of Nigeria, Nok Culture in Delta, Migration and Formation of Centralized Institutions. Hausa State. Kanem-Borno; Yoruba States, Benin etc. Administration in those states. Formation of Acapahellous Groups East and West of the Niger, Delta, North and South of the Benue; Administration within these groups.

PAD 327:        DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

Concept of development administration; public corporations, as agents of development, public finance; Bureaucracy in Developing countries; agricultural development policy; industrial policy; social policy and public utilities; ideological factor in planning development; and general problems of planned development.

PAD 411:        PUBLIC FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (3 UNITS)

Theories of public financial administration, political and constitutional effects on public financial management in the public service, financial management agencies; principles of public finance, source of public revenue; control and accountability.

PAD 412:        PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3 UNITS)

Environmental and Distinguishing Characteristics of Government and Institutional Accounting: State and Local Government Organisation for Financial Management; Special Methods of Accounting within the Legal and Financial Constraints for; Local Government, Hospitals, and state-owned Companies; Planning in the Public Sector; Planning Programming, Budgeting, Accounting and the Budget Process; Problems of Developing Output. Measure and quantification of effectiveness; Control and Accountability; Control, Government Control; Reporting and Auditing in the Public Sector; Accountability to the Electorate.

PAD 413:        PUBLIC POLICY-MAKING AND ANALYSIS (3 UNITS)

Nature and Complexity of Policy Making; Implementation and Evaluation; Basic concepts like Policy, Plan, Programme, Project, Actors, Stakeholders, Policy Arena, etc. are defined and illustrated; the main body of the course is divided into two sections. Section I covers the Theoretical Aspect of the course, including the following topics; The Policy Cycle; Agenda Setting in Policy Formulation; Formal and Informal ways of Generating Policy Relevant Ideas; Theories of Decision-making; Selected Models in Policy-Analysis. The Second Section covers case studies of selected policies in Nigeria. Among which are: - General Economic and Social Development Policy, Health, Sanitation and Welfare Policy; Housing Policy; Defence and Foreign Policy; Education Policy; Agriculture and Rural Development Policy, etc.

PAD 414:        SOCIAL AND WELFARE ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA (3 UNITS)

Nature and Development of Social Policy in the context of changing Nigerian Social conditions and of the impact upon Family and Group Organization; Welfare Policies and Social services: Criminology, Policies and Problems in Education, Housing, Health, Provision of Food.

PAD 415:        NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2 UNITS)

Theories and types of local government/administration; Nigerian federalism and the local government systems; the operation of local government: reforms, causes and consequences of such reforms in Nigeria. Local government as instrument for political communication; political mobilization, and community development; and local government finance and management.

PAD 416:        DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

Concept of development administration; public corporations, as agents of development, public finance; Bureaucracy in Developing countries; agricultural development policy; industrial policy; social policy and public utilities; ideological factor in planning development; and general problems of planned development.

POL 411:        CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS (2 UNITS)

Interdependence of civil and military types; the military in the foundation of states; impact of social structures and ethnic or class conflicts upon military organizational procedures and behaviours; the problem of civilian control of the military; the role of armies in revolution; the phenomenon and definition of the “military-industrial-complex”, ubiquity of military extractive tendency; explaining the stability or instability of civil-military relations in a comparative setting.

POL 413:        THIRD WORLD AND DEPENDENCY (2 UNITS)

The concept of dependency; colonialism and the integration of Africa and Third World into the mainstream of world capitalism; neo colonialism and dependency. The role of multi-national corporations. The pattern of world trade and the movement of capital technology development and transfer; IMF, World Bank and WTO and Third World dependency.

POL 415:        NIGERIAN FOREIGN POLICY (2 UNITS)

The democratic setting of Nigeria’s foreign and wider African the national interest; Nigeria’s neighbours and wider African setting; international environmental policy; process and issues during civilian and military regimes; Nigeria and competing global ideologies – capitalism, socialism and non-alignment; Nigeria and World Powers; Nigeria’s leadership role in Africa.

PAD 421:        PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (3 UNITS)

Theories of public personnel administration; examination of the development of public personnel arrangement in Nigeria; the administration of human resource in public agencies; recruitment, selection, placement, training etc. public management; the unions, government commissions and public servants: Problems and prospects.

PAD 422:        PUBLIC ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT (3 UNITS)

Objectives and Classification of Public Enterprises in Nigeria. Organization and Problems; Performance Measurement and Control; Capital Structure and Funding, Relationship between State and Federal Parastatals; Detailed Consideration of Commissioned Reports on Parastatals, Privatisation and commercialization of public enterprise.

PAD 424:        DEMOCRATIC STUDIES (3 UNITS)

The Concept of Democracy; Political Theories of Democracy; Analysis of Processes and Institutions of Democracy; Democracy and Democratic Dynamics in Nigeria; Electoral Participation and Procedures in Nigeria: Trends, Problems and Prospects; Human Rights and Democracy; National / Global Context of Democracy, Developing Techniques for the Empowerment of Constituencies; Parameters which Constrain Collective Institutions and the State.

PAD 423:        COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3 UNITS)

Comparative analysis of large scale organizations and public (State) administrative organizations; public administration in Federal and Unitary; the bureaucracies and State Parastatals; Public Administration in developed and developing countries. 

PAD 425:        RESEARCH PROJECTS (6 UNITS)

This is designed to examine the overall idea of a prospecting graduate in order to test the ability of handling an academic research work, and the ability to develop such in accordance with the research procedures under the supervision of a Lecturer. Students are required to present two (2) topics of his or her choice in the area of his or her interest, on which one (1) will be approved through the Departmental Board. The Students will be tested and examine internally on his or her consistency in line with standardized format of project writing; Oral questions to examine his or her understanding of the related concepts and literatures on the topic so chosen. The University shall arrange for External Examiner from other Institutions of her choice whom may range from the rank of Professor, or Associate Professor, or a Senior Lecturer. Students are graded by the External Examiner depending on their performances in response to questions during the defence panel.

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