Brief History of the Department

The Department was created by the University in 1983. Pioneer students were forty-five (45) while the Staff list of the Department consisted of Dr O. Isijola, Mr Obasekonla, Dr A. Adebo, Dr. A. E Agbogu and Mr (later Prof) Dipo Kolawole.  Dr (later Prof) Dipo Kolawole served as the Head of Department between 1996 and 1997 while Dr O. Isijola served between 2001 and 2003. The current Acting Head of Department is Prof Omotayo Fagbuaro


The philosophy of the Department derives from the general philosophy of the University which is to achieve high quality education. The specific philosophy of the Department, which underscores its mission and vision, is to contribute its own quota to the positioning of the University as a Centre of Excellence and a World Class University with the training and production of Graduates that are well equipped with knowledge and skills that would enable them to be useful in all sectors of labour and beneficial to themselves in terms of ability and capacity to create Entrepreneurship self-employed and employment generating opportunities. In addition, the Department will inculcate into its Students the intellectual capacity to engage in cutting-edge researches for the advancement of human development. To achieve these aims, the Department provides high standard educational programmes through high quality teaching, seminars, tests, examinations and research projects that cut across the spectrum of the social Sciences towards moulding graduates into articulate, useful, and skilled professionals


Specifically, the mission of the Department includes:

1 Equipping in our graduates with sound and relevant knowledge of Political         

   Science that would prepare them to appraise and cope with the challenges in a

   developing nation like Nigeria and to contribute effectively to its overall


2 Instilling in our graduates the ability to apply basic knowledge of politics and

   public policy studies in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of

   learning that could lead to the acquiring of the skill and principles in the

   various spheres of the Social Sciences and their applications in solving State

   and National problems

3 Providing the opportunity for student to become familiar with the different

   areas of specialization in the Social Sciences

4 developing in our graduates useful competencies in public, private, global or

   self- employment and

5 Equipping our graduate with the skills required for further studies in any

   desired area of specialization


Arising from the above fundamental philosophy, and in consonance with our philosophy and mission, the basic objectives or goals of the Department are to:

1 Produce articulate and well-focused graduates in the various spheres of

   Political Science.

2 Equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills in both Political Science

   and the Social Sciences for understanding, analysing and solving problems

   involving social and political issues at organizational, local, state national


3 Train students who will take up careers in the fields of International Relations

    and Diplomacy, Public Administration, Business Administration,    

    International law, International Organization, Public Analysis and Local

   Government Administration, among others.

 4 Train students who will be innovative, creative and be able to administer

    their own private activities and businesses as Entrepreneurs at graduation

5 Expose students to the mainstream of the political thought, interpretations,

   concepts analysis and methodology in the discipline

6 Produce graduates who are instilled with competence and the skills to make

   their contributions to sustainable development of Nigeria, Africa and the

   world Communities as a whole.

The vision and mission of the Department, therefore, are cumulatively to facilitate the training and development of students admitted into the Department so that they can acquire the type of values and attitude as well as skills that would make them to be useful to themselves and their societies at large after graduation