POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
History of the Department
The Department of Political Science is one of the departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. It came into existence as one of the academic departments in the former Rivers State College of Education in June 1971. At inception, the Department was mandated to run National Certificate in Education (NCE) courses in Political Science/ Economics combination only. Later, the scope of the Department was expanded as it was authorized to mount courses in Political Science/ Fine Arts and Political Science/Social Studies combinations.
In 1981/82 academic session, the College was upgraded to a degree awarding institution (still affiliated to University of Ibadan) and the Department started the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree programme in Political Science. However, after the 1992/1993 academic session, Political Science/ Economics and Political Science/ Fine Arts combinations were phased out leaving the Department to run courses only in Political Science/Social Studies combination. This was mainly due to the dwindling number of students’ enrolment in the NCE programme in the College. Eventually, NCE programme was phased out as soon as the institution gained a University status as Rivers State University of Education (currently, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education) in 2009.
Currently, the Department of Political Science awards the Bachelor of Science (Education) (B.Sc. Ed.) degrees in Political Science, and it is staffed with highly qualified, academically-focused and energetic lecturers who consistently strive to provide experienced academic guidance and the democratic ambiance needed for fecund academic engagements.
Philosophy of the Department
The philosophy underpinning all programmes of the Department of Political Science of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is to produce well grounded, intellectually sound, diligent, responsible, and
professionally and ethically sound graduates who are committed and able to contribute to the growth and development of their communities, nations, and all humanity. For the B.Sc. Ed programme, this means producing knowledgeable and competent teachers who are sound in character and are willing and able to drive the development and growth of their learners and institutions to impact their societies.
Vision of the Department
To be the best Department of Political Science among tertiary institutions in the country and to produce graduates who will distinguish themselves anywhere in the world.
Mission of the Department
To attract and train high calibre students to become first-rate political scientists using well-motivated, creative and conscientious staff committed to building a university of choice in Nigeria, Africa and the world.
Aims of the Department
The Department of Political Science is established to offer excellent programmes of instruction leading to the award of an honours degree of Bachelor of Science (Education) (B.Sc Ed) in Political Science after a three or four year course of study by the student (depending on the point of entry), It is also established to encourage and promote scholarship, conduct research and development in Political Science and related Social Science disciplines.
Objectives of the Department
Specifically, the main objectives of the Department of Political Science include:
- To offer instruction, training and learning that lead to the development of social and political consciousness in individuals so that they can contribute their own quota to the developmental needs of Nigeria and the world at large.
- To prepare students for the acquisition of sound knowledge so adequate in scope and content as to enable them function as political scientists anywhere in the world.
- To prepare students for administrative, managerial, and decision-making positions in both the public and private sectors both locally and internationally.
- To prepare students to be pedagogically sound teachers of government and political science in different schools in the country and outside.
- To provide consultancy services to the community and conduct seminars and workshops.
Dr Sakiemi Abbey Idoniboye-ObuContact: Email: Not Available Rank: Reader Qualifications: BSc,MSc,PhD Academic associations: Not available
|Prof. Alafuro Epelle||2008-2013|
|Dr B.E.N Thom-Otuya||2013-2015|
|Prof. Lysias Gilbert||2015-2017|
|Prof. Bennett Ozioma Orluwene||2017-2021|
|Dr Sakieme A. Idoniboye||2021-Till Date|
Political ScienceOffers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc.Ed) degree in Pol. Science
|NAME||AREA OF SPECIALIZTION||QUALIFICATION||DISCIPLINE||RANK|
|Lysias D. Gilbert||International Relations,Comparative Politics,Democratic Studies||PhD||Political Science||Professor|
|Alafuro Epelle||Public Administration,political theory and Development studies||PhD||Political Science||Professor|
|Ozioma B. Orluwene||Public Administration||PhD||Public Administration||Professor|
|Kenneth Nweke||Nigerian Government and Politics,Local Government Administration and Research Methodology||PhD||Political Science||Professor|
|Sakiemi A. Idoniboye-Obu||Political Administration,Comparative Politics and Research Methodology||PhD||Political Science||Reader|
|Vincent Nyewusira||Public Administration,Development Studies and Local Government Administration||PhD||Political Science||Reader|
|Christian Akani||Development Administration,Public Policy,Comparative Public Administration,Military in Politics,Political Theory||PhD||Political Science||Senior Lecturer|
|Mrs Pase Victoria Onyeckachi||Research Methodology and Data Analysis,Nigerian Government and Politics and Comparative Government and Politics||MSc||Political Science||Senior Lecturer|
|Chukwuemeka Gahia||Nigerian Government and Politics||MSc||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|Goddey Wilson||Public Administration,Nigeria Government & Politics and Human Resource Management||PhD||Political Science||Reader|
|Taylor V. Tamunosaki||Research Methods,Political Theory||MSc||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|Vincent A. Elemanya||International Relations,Comparative Politics and Strategic Studies||PhD||Political Science||Senior Lecturer|
|Ibiamu Gogo Patrick||Comparative Politics,International Relations||MSc||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|kabee Kpaa||International relations;Peace Studies;International Law & Diplomacy||PhD||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|Iwarimie Benjamin Uranta||Development Studies,Political Theory,Peace and Conflict Studies||PhD||Political Science||Senior Lecturer|
|okpo Ferdinand Justice||Public Administration,Governance and Development Studies||PhD||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|Sunny July Pepple||Public Administration,Development Studies||PhD||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|Abraham Stewart||Nigerian Government and Politics||PhD||Political Science||Lecturer 1|
|V. A. Asuru||Legal System,Constitution,Law Making and Public Administration||PhD||Political Science||Professor|
|C. orlu||Public Administration,Institutional theory||PhD||Public Admin||Senior Lecturer|
|Celestine Poroma||Nigerian Government and Politics,Industrial Relations||PhD||Political Sociology||Senior Lecturer|
|Newman Emmanuel Ubani||International Relation||PhD||Poltical Science||Lecturer 2|
|Christopher Barigbon||Development Studies.Political Theory,Research Methodology||PhD||Political Science||Lecturer 2|
UTME Subjects:English Language, Government, plus any two other Social Sciences or Arts Subjects
Direct Entry Requirements UTME
(i)National Diploma (ND) or NCE in relevant discipline or its equivalent at credit level and merit level respectively.
(ii) National Diploma in Public Administration or Law from recognize institution with a minimum of credit level pass.
(iii) G.C.E. (A) Level passes or its equivalent in any of the following subject:
Government, Economics, Christian Religious Studies (CRS), Business Management and Geography
(a) A candidate must possess Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (GCE) “O” level in Five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings
(b) The subjects must include Mathematics, English Language and Government as core subjects.
(c) Any 2 “O” level subject(s) from either, (i) Social Sciences;(ii) Arts and (iii) Sciences