Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences has as its mission broadly, the task of allowing learners to grasp through the content areas and curriculum frame-works, practical and essential life skills and excellence through its mode of instructional delivery system. This is a mode of delivery that comprises of printed material, face-to-face contact and the use of electronic media (CD ROMs, Cassettes or CD's, computers and Internet). Through this strategy, the School aims at broadening student horizons and enhancing their intellectual understanding of the Humanities and/or the Social Sciences and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of the Nigerian community.

Brief History of the School of Arts & Social Sciences 

As one of the units of the University, the School was the last of four academic units to take off in with a substantive acting Dean December 2003. As part of its mandate, the School’s objectives included the following:
•    Producing well grounded graduates in the humanities, social sciences and law;
•    Producing graduates who are found to be worthy in character and in learning; and
•    Providing opportunities for constant in-service training to enable those who are working or otherwise engaged and are determined to improve themselves academically for greater job mobility and advancement.
Currently, the School has an overseer/programme leader, a course coordinator, and a number of administrative personnel.


The School of Arts and Social Sciences seeks to be regarded as the preferred choice for relevant and accessible education in the humanities, social sciences and law through a technology based delivery approach that reaches all who desire to learn no matter their location or vocation.


In actualising its vision, the School of Arts and Social Sciences aims at providing opportunities for learners to engage in life long learning for the development of language competencies, conflict management skills, leadership skills, and analytical minds as well as consolidating on earlier skills in a rapidly globalising world.

Areas of Excellence/Core Values

The School seeks to be known for innovativeness in it’s providing high quality programmes, promptness in service delivery, and relevance in research, all with the view to promoting capacity building, and life- long learning for the benefit of the community it serves.

NOTE: All direct entry candidates must satisfy the ordinary level requirements before being considered for admission into any undergraduate programme in the school.

Faculty Name
Social Sciences
Faculty Location
Dr. GaniatAdesina-Uthman
Deputy Dean
Dr. Adeniy iAdegoke

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