Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences

FACULTY OF ARTS, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (FAMASS)

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 

MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

Through its teaching, research and innovative activities, the Edo University, Iyamho (EUI), is poised to be a major contributor to the advancement of knowledge, wisdom and understanding for the benefit of the university in encouraging and promoting scholarship and will relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Edo State in particular and Nigeria in general.

FACULTY OBJECTIVE

The Faculty aims at producing graduates trained in the arts, social and management sciences who can bring such training to bear on whatever roles they may be called upon to play in the course of national development.  The various departments in the Faculty effectively teach both theoretical and practical aspects of the various disciplines, and adopt the use of multi-disciplinary research in addressing the pressing needs of the country and Africa in general.  Publications in academic, professional and other relevant journals are encouraged.  Graduates of the Faculty are expected to fit into a variety of jobs having acquired substantial skills in their various disciplines.

FORMATION OF THE FACULTY

 

The Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences consists of the following five departments:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • English
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science and Public Administration

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Each department in the Faculty has its own specific requirements for admission into various programmes. The requirements for each department are specified in the various programmes.

 

DEGREE PROGRAMMES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • The Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences offers single Honours Degrees. The degree requirements include compulsory courses in General Studies and all students in the University are required to pass all required courses before they graduate.
  • Single Honours Degrees: Students admitted by Enhanced Examination shall, in their first year, in addition to General Studies, take full courses from the Department.  The most appropriate subject areas will be defined by the Department into which a student has been admitted.

During the second year, the student (whether promoted from year one or newly admitted by Direct Entry) takes full courses from his/her major Department.

 

Direct entry students normally take the General Studies courses in the 2nd year; Single Honours students take full courses exclusively from their respective department during the third and fourth years.

 

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES

  1. Students register for required courses as part of their degree programmes. Students attending lectures in courses that they are not registered for shall do so only at the express permission of the lecturer in charge of the courses.  However such students shall not earn any credit from such courses.
  2. Registration for courses is online and students are expected to register within a stipulated time.
  • Any student who fails to register within the specified time shall not be allowed to register in that session any longer, and shall forfeit the examinations in any semester of that session, except with the approval of Senate. Such a student shall be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University and may only be readmitted in any subsequent session with the approval of Senate.
  1. Under no circumstance shall the Faculty allow a

new student to register after matriculation.

 

 

COURSE ADVISERS

There shall be appointed Course Adviser(s) who will be responsible to the HOD for each Department in the Faculty. The Course Adviser shall offer guidance and counselling services to students in their academic, social, personal and vocational life. He/she shall be responsible for the course registration of students, recording and returns of student’s sectional results and other duties as approved by the HOD.

 

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS

  • Tutorials: There should be one hour of tutorial for every four hours of lecture. Thus a course of one credit unit should comprise 12 hours of lectures and three hours of tutorials.
  • Continuous Assessments: Continuous assessment shall be done through essays, tests,

and practical exercises.

(i)         Scores from continuous assessment shall normally constitute 30 % of the final marks for courses which are primarily theoretical.

(ii)        For courses which are partly

practical and partly theoretical, scores from continuous assessment shall constitute 50% of the final marks. The maximum number of credit load a 100 – 300 level students can register is 50 units while the minimum is 34 units. The maximum number of credit load a final year student can register is 51.

 

  • Semester Examinations: Each course shall normally be completed at the end of the semester and the students examined in a final semester examinations. The final grade shall be as follows:

Final Examination                                      – 70%

Continuous assessment

     (Quizzes, Tutorials, Homework

and Classroom Tests)                     – 30%

 

PROVISIONS

  • Students shall take examinations in all courses for which they are registered
  • Marks scored for any courses not originally registered for will be disregarded.

 

EXAMINATION GRADING SYSTEMS

Marks and points shall be awarded in line with the structure below:

 

             Table A: Grading of Marks

S/N

MARKS

LETTER GRADES

GRADE POINTS

1.

70- 100

A

5

2.

60 – 69

B

4

3.

50 – 59

C

3

4.

45 – 49

D

2

6.

0 – 44

F

0

 

 

COURSE CREDIT SYSTEM

All programmes in the Faculty are run on a modularized system, also known as Course Unit System. All courses are therefore sub-divided into more or less self-sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a semester and students shall be examined on the course at the end of that particular semester.  Credit weights should be attached to each course.  One credit is equivalent to one hour per week per semester of 15 weeks of lectures or 2 hours of tutorials or 3 hours per week of laboratory/studio work per semester of 15 weeks.

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Grading of courses shall be done by a combination of percentage marks and letter grades translated into a graduated system of Grade Point Equivalents (GPE).  For the purpose of determining a student’s standing at the end of every semester, the Grade Point Average (GPA) system shall be used.  The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points (TCP) by the total number of units (TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester. The credit point for a course is computed by multiplying the number of units for the course by the Grade Point Equivalent of the marks scored in the course.  Each course shall be graded out of maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate GPE as in Table B.

 

Table B: Grade Point Equivalent

Credit Units

(i)

Percentage Scores

(ii)

Letter Grades

(iii)

Grade Points (GP)

(iv)

Grade Point Average (GPA)

(v)

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

(vi)

Class of Degree

(vii)

Vary according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester, and according to load carried by students

 

70 – 100

 

 

 

60 – 69

 

 

 

50 – 59

 

 

 

 

45 – 49

 

 

0 – 44

 

A

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

F

 

5

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

0

 

 

Derived by multiplying (i) and (iv) and dividing by Total Credit Units

 

 

4.50 – 5.00

 

 

 

3.50 – 4.49

 

 

 

2.40 – 3.49

 

 

 

 

1.50 – 2.39

 

 

 

First Class

 

 

 

2nd Class Upper

 

 

 

2nd Class Lower

 

 

 

 

3rd Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTING SYSTEM:

The Cumulative Grade Point (CGP) of a student can be determined by the addition of the grade point at each level taking into consideration the weighting percentage. To calculate the final class of degree for students, the following weighting system shall apply:

 

                        Table C: Weighting System

S/N

LEVEL

4 YEARS

3 YEARS DIRECT ENTRY

1.

100

10%

-

2.

200

20%

30%

3.

300

30%

30%

4.

400

40%

40%

 

CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE

The determination of the class of degree shall be based on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) earned at the end of the programme.  The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points (TCP) by the total number of units (TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester.  The CGPA shall be used in the determination of the class of degree as summarized in Table D.

 

 

Table D: Degree Classification

 

S/N

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT

CLASS OF DEGREE

1.

4.5  -  5.00

1st Class

2.

3.5  -  4.49

2nd Class Upper

3.

2.4  -  3.49

2nd Class Lower

4.

1.5  -   2.39

3rd Class

5.

1.0  -  1.49

Pass

 

The maximum length of time allowed to obtain a degree in any Department in the Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences shall be twelve semesters for the 4-year degree programme and ten semesters for students admitted directly into 200 level.  For extension beyond the maximum period, a special permission of Senate shall be required on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

 

 

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR PROMOTION/PROBATION/WITHDRAWAL

 

  • To be promoted to the next level, a student must pass at least 50% of the credit load for that session
  • Students who could only accumulate 25 – 49% of the credit load at the end of the session can either seek inter-faculty transfer or remain in the faculty on probation.
  • Any student who fails to pass up to 25% of the credit loads shall be advised to withdraw from the faculty. Alternatively, a student whose Cumulative Grade Point Average is below 2.00 at the end of a particular year of study (from 100 level to 400 level) shall be advised to withdraw from the Department. A student shall be allowed to register for courses at the next higher level only after registering failed courses first. No student is allowed to register more than 50 credit units per session. Also, the pre-requisite courses for the higher level courses must have been passed.
  • Any student who has previously been transferred from one faculty into another, or gone on probation and still fails to accumulate 25% of the credit load at the end of the session shall be advised to withdraw from the university.

 

 

MODERATION AND EXTERNAL EXAMINERS 

All question papers for 100 – 300 levels shall be moderated internally by the Head of Department (HOD).

 

In addition, external examiner shall vet the questions and the marking of scripts for all final year examinations.

 

  • Departmental Board of Examiners

The Head of Department shall be the Chief Examiner for his/her department.  There shall also be appointed an Examination Officer who will be responsible to the Head of Department.  The examination officer will be in charge of the conduct of examinations, recording of scores and return of results.  The Board of Examiners in the Department consists of the academic staff.

 

  • Faculty Examinations Committee and Faculty Board of Examiners

There shall be a Faculty Examinations Committee, consisting of all Faculty Examinations Officers.  The function of the Faculty Examinations committee is to plan for examinations and prepare results for the Faculty Board of Examiners. The Faculty Board of Studies/Examiners shall meet at the end of each semester to consider the results of the examinations held in that session.

 

 

FAMASS CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS

 

  • Students Rules and Regulations
  1. Students should be seated in the classroom at the exact time of the lecture. Any student who comes late to class for 3 times would not be allowed to further attend such a class except he/ she writes to the HOD and secures approval.
  2. All students should obey and carry out lawful and ethical instructions handed down by Faculty and University management
  • Apart from the University’s requirement of 75% attendance before writing an examination, any student of the faculty who is absent from classroom for three lectures (without proper official permission communicated to the lecturer) should not be allowed to further attend such class except such a student writes to the HOD and secures approval.
  1. No student should commit acts of insubordination. This includes disrespect to a lecturer within or outside the classroom, in terms of utterances or non-compliance with instructions. No student should instigate other students against any lecturer or engage in any other act as could be considered rude by the Faculty Disciplinary Committee.
  2. Students should not be involved in any form of examination misconduct including impersonation or aiding or abetting others in doing so. (Issues relating to examination misconduct and corresponding penalties shall be handled in line with the University guideline as contained in the Student Information Handbook)
  3. No student should disturb or constitute nuisance or cause commotion or instigate others to do so within the University environment.
  • Assault on lecturers or on fellow students is forbidden.
  • Use of cell phones/mobile phones by students during lectures is prohibited. Phones are expected to be switched off before entering the classroom.
  1. Students should not eat during classes.
  2. Students should not steal or damage items or property of other student(s) or lecturer or the University.
  3. Students should not litter the University environment.
  • No student should loiter around the classroom during lectures or cause distraction or be seen to have caused distraction either by speaking, gesticulating or taking items through the window or door.
  • No student should walk into a classroom during lectures without the permission of the lecturer.
  • No student should walk out of or around the classroom during lectures without the permission of the lecturer.
  1. Possession and use of hard drugs such as Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, codeine, etc., are highly prohibited in the University. Any form of smoking is also prohibited.
  • All students are expected to dress decently within the university. Any student whose dress is considered indecent and offensive should be reported to the Faculty Disciplinary Committee (FDC)
  • Sexual harassment is prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Report Channels

Anyone, lecturer or student, can reporta violator of any of the above rules with enough evidence/witnesses by writing to the Faculty Disciplinary Committee through the office of the Dean.

 

  • Determinants of Applicable Sanctions/Penalty

In deciding a case, the FDC shall consider the following:

  1. Nature of the offence
  2. Gravity of the offence
  • The penalty prescribed for the offence
  1. Frequency of the offence in the University
  2. Character of the offender (whether he/she has committed a similar offence before)
  3. Position of the offender among his/her co-offenders.

 

  • Procedures for Dispensing Disciplinary Cases

A student who violates any of the rule or regulation and is reported shall be summoned by the FDC and shall undergo the following procedure:

  1. Complete an offence form.
  2. If a plea of guilt is entered, the case shall be forwarded for consideration by the FDC.
  • If a plea of innocence is entered by a student, he/she shall be subjected to further interrogation/cross examination and investigation including calling for witnesses.

 

  • Applicable Sanctions/Penalty

Letter to the HOD/Dean: Students that are expected to obtain letters from their HOD/ Dean for offences 1 and 3 are expected to do so within a period of 48 hours after committing the offence. When this is not done, the case shall be referred to the FDC.

 

  • Confiscation of Items

Unauthorised items shall be confiscated from the erring student(s) and submitted to the FDC.

 

  • Other Penalties for Violation of Rules and Regulations

The following are some of the penalties that may be imposed for violation of rules and regulations. The FDC will in selected cases transfer and recommend to the University Disciplinary Committee that offenders be punished as follows:

(i) Issuance of Letter of Warning

This is issued to offenders by the Student Affairs Department with the knowledge of parents/ guardians. It must be collected promptly or further stringent actions shall be imposed.

(ii) Issuance of Letter of Caution

(iii) Fines

(v) Reimbursement:

(vii) Disciplinary Probation

(viii) Definite Suspension

(x) Indefinite Suspension

(xi) Advised-to-Withdraw

(xii) Expulsion          

 

  • Discipline During Examinations
  1. Only duly Matriculated/Registered students are eligible to take examinations.
  2. Students must be punctual and they must be in the Examination Hall at least 30 minutes before the time the examination is due to start.
  • A student is required to deposit his/her Hand bag, briefcase, or any other prohibited material at the chief invigilator’s Desk or a desk provided for that purpose before the start of the examination.
  1. Students shall bring with them to the Examinations only their writing materials. Absolutely no book, printed or written document or other communication gadgets or unauthorized aid shall be taken into an Examination Room by any candidate.
  2. A student shall bring his/her identity card to each examination and display it in a prominent position on his/ her desk.
  3. A student shall write his/ her Examination Number, not his/ her name distinctly at the top of the cover of every Answer Book and every separate sheet of paper.
  • Each student shall complete the Attendance Register in triplicate.
  • During the examination, a student may leave the room temporarily, with the permission of the invigilator only if accompanied by an Attendant. A candidate who leaves the examination hall shall not be readmitted unless he/she had been under the supervision of an invigilator or an examination attendant throughout the period of his/her absence.
  1. A student shall not leave the examination Hall until the first 30 minutes had elapsed and must be with the special permission of the chief Invigilator. Such Student must drop his/her Question paper and Answer Booklet before leaving.
  2. A student must not give assistance to any other student or permit any other Student to copy from or use his papers. Similarly, a Candidate must not directly or indirectly accept assistance from any other candidate or use any other candidate’s papers.
  3. Any student involved in irregular assistance or cheating during examination shall write a statement on the spot before being allowed to continue with the examination. Refusal of a student to write a statement on the spot shall be regarded as examination misconduct and will be subjected to the university disciplinary action.
  • Silence shall be observed in the examination Hall. The only permissible way to attracting the attention of an invigilator is by a student raising his/ her hand.
  • Students are not allowed to smoke, eat or drink in the Examination Hall.
  • The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the Answer Booklets. Even if they contain only rough work, they shall be tied to the main booklet and crossed out neatly.
  1. Students are advised in their own interest to write legibly and to avoid using faint ink.Answers must be written in English, except as otherwise instructed.
  • On finishing each Examination, students should draw a line through any blank space or page of each Answer sheet.
  • Before handing in their scripts at the end of the examination, Students must satisfy themselves that they have inserted the title of the examination, their matriculation Numbers and the numbers of the question they answered in the appropriate places.
  • At the end of the time allotted, students shall stop writing and stand up when instructed to do so, remain standing and hand in their scripts to the invigilator before leaving the Examination Hall. Except for the Question Papers and any material that they brought into the hall with them, Students are not allowed to remove or mutilate any paper or material supplied by the university.

 

(h)   Examination Irregularity, Misconduct and Malpractice        

Any of the following shall, prima facie, constitute examination irregularity, misconduct or malpractice in any Department in the Faculty of Art, Management and Social Sciences.

 


 

Irregularity

Irregularity shall be deemed to have occurred if the candidate sits for an examination for which he/she is not eligible, as may occur when the candidate:

  • Does not register for the approved course
  • Does not satisfy the attendance requirement of at least 75%
  • Has not complied with any other requirement(s) prescribed by the Senate, Faculty or Department.

Sanctions

Candidates whose positions are irregular as identified under this heading shall not be allowed to sit for the examination. Where the irregularity is discovered after the candidate might have sat for the examination, such paper(s) done under irregular conditions shall be nullified. 

 

Misconduct

Misconduct shall be deemed to have occurred under the following instances:

  • Failure to observe silence. The only permissible way for attracting the attention of the invigilator is by the candidate raising his hand.
  • Act(s) of insubordination or insolence to the invigilator(s).
  • Fighting in the examination hall.
  • Act(s) of commission or omission that may negatively affect the smooth conduct of the examination.

Note: Gross misconduct shall be deemed to have occurred where there is evidence of a student’s membership to any secret cult of fraternal organization.

Malpractice

Examination malpractice shall be deemed to have occurred under the following:

  • Any act of omission which contravenes any of the provisions of section 3(2) of the Miscellaneous Offences Decree of 1984.
  • Any unlawful attempt, acts, omissions, successful or unsuccessful, directed at obtaining pre-knowledge of examination question(s) or influencing the marking of scripts or award of marks by the University or External Examiner.
  • Any attempts, successful or unsuccessful, to impersonate a candidate in any university examination.

The following shall constitute impersonation:

  • Writing examination for a candidate
  • The exchange of examination number or names or answer scripts/sheets
  • The intentional use of someone else’s examination number.
  • Introduction of relevant foreign material(s) and cheat notes into the examination hall, whether used (copied from, consulted) or not. Relevant materials shall be taken to refer to any material that is considered to be relevant to the subject matter or course being examined irrespective of whether it is relevant to the specific examination question of the subject matter/course or not.
  • Exchange of relevant materials in the examination hall while examination is in progress. These materials may involve any of the following:
    • Question paper containing relevant jottings and materials
    • Collaborated copying
    • Exchange of answer scripts
  • Any unlawful attempt, whether successful or unsuccessful, to:
    • Remove submitted examination answer script(s) or material(s).
    • Alter, add or delete any written material in the submitted answer script(s) or material(s) after the examination.
    • Replace submitted examination script(s) with extraneous one after the examination, either in part or in whole.
    • Submit manuscript not written under supervision in the examination hall during or after the examination.
    • Destroy submitted examination scripts/materials by fire or any other method.
  • Theft/removal of examination scripts/materials, whether used or not.
  • Consulting notes and other relevant materials outside the examination hall when such a candidate has not yet submitted his/her script(s).
  • Assisting, facilitating, aiding or abetting cheating.
  • Leaving the examination hall/room without permission and later returning to continue the examination.
  • Giving or receiving irregular assistance.
  • Non-submission or incomplete submission of answer scripts.
  • Uncollaborated copying or “giraffing”.
  • Writing on question papers/scripts, in spite of a written (as may be printed on front page of answer booklet) and/or any other than the examination booklet and sheets supplied by the University.
  • Speaking/conversation during the examination in spite of a warning.
  • Use and/or possession of unapproved electronic gadgets, such as mobile phones, during the examination in spite of a warning.

 

 

 

 

  • General Examination Misconduct and Penalties

The following sanctions shall apply to cases of examination misconduct as stipulated below:

S/N

MISCONDUCT

SANCTION

1.

Proven cases of fore- knowledge of Examination Questions (Leakage)

Expulsion of all involved

2.

Coming into examination Hall with extraneous materials

Rustication for a minimum period of 4 Semesters, or expulsion if fore-knowledge of questions is proven

3.

Writing on any materials, other than the Answer Booklet in the examination Hall.

Letter of warning

4.

Non production of identity card or authorized letter of identification before and during examination

to leave the Examination Hall Immediately

5.

Any form of unauthorized communication between and among students during examination

To lose 10 minutes examination time; if it persists relocate the student; further persistence cancel the paper.

6.

Impersonation at examination

Expulsion of all involved

7.

Refusal to fill Examination Misconduct form

Expulsion of all involved

8.

Attempt to destroy or actually destroying materials of proof of cheating

Rustication for two (2) Semesters plus penalty for the original offence.

9.

Refusal to obey invigilator’s instructions

(i)                   Writing after the examination has been stopped

(ii)                 Non – compliance with the invigilator’s sitting arrangements.

Such as:

(i)                   Letter of warning.

(ii)                 To leave the Hall and carry over the course.

10

Refusal to submit Answer scripts(used) and (unused) at close of examination

Rustication for a minimum period of two (2) Semesters

11.

Smuggling of Questions papers and Answers Booklets out of the Hall for help with Answer scripts

Expulsion

12.

Failure to write Matriculation Numbers on Answer Booklet or to sign Attendance Sheet

Letter of warning

13.

Writing of candidate’s names on Answer Booklets

Letter of warning

14.

Leaving examination Hall without permission

To carry over the course and letter of warning

15

Failure to draw a line through each blank space at the end of each answer

Letter of warning

16

Unruly behaviour in the examination Hall such as smoking, drinking, liquor, noise etc.

Verbal warning by invigilator. If unruly behaviour persist, to leave the Hall and carry over the course.

17.

Proven cases of physical assaults on invigilator/Attendants

Expulsion

18.

Failure to appear before Misconduct panel

Guilty as charged. Indefinite suspension pending appearance before the panel

19

Any students with three (3) letters of warning

Rustication for a minimum period of one (1) session.

 

 

RESULTS

  • Provisional results shall be published by Departments after approval by the Faculty Board of Examiners and the University Senate. These provisional results shall be in letter grades.
  • At the end of every academic year, the Registrar shall issue to each student an authenticated result slip for that session.

 

TRANSCRIPTS

A transcript shall be issued on behalf of the students on demand, and upon payment of the appropriate fees.  The transcript shall include the name of the student, date of birth, year of admission to the degree programme, all courses taken and Grades obtained, the degree awarded and the signature of the appropriate university officer(s). 

 

 

TITLE OF DEGREE

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)  degrees would be awarded in this Faculty and the major discipline which the degree has been taken is also indicated, e.g. B.A. English, B.Sc. Economics, Accounting, Mass Communication, or Political Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES UNIT

EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO

EDO STATE

 

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVE

 

PHILOSOPHY

To produce a well-rounded morally and intellectually capable graduates with vision and entrepreneurial skills in an environment of peace and social cohesiveness.

 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the General Studies programme consist of the following:

  1. a) Acquisition, development and inculcation of the proper value-orientation for the survival of the individual and society.
  2. b) The development of intellectual capacities of individuals to understand, appreciate and promote peaceful co-existence.
  3. c) Producing graduates with broad knowledge of the Nigerian Nation and people with a view to inculcating in them mutual understanding and patriotism.
  4. d) Exposing graduates of Nigerian Universities to the rudiments of ICT for computer literacy and ability to live usefully in this ICT age. e) Preparing students for a post university life with opportunities for job creation and entrepreneurial skills.
  5. f) Production of graduates capable of communicating effectively (both oral and written).

 

SUMMARY OF COURSES

 

YEAR 1

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS

GST 111          Communication in English I   2

GST 112          Logic, Philosophy and

Human Existence                                2

GST 113          Nigerian Peoples and Culture             2

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE   COURSE TITLE   CREDIT UNITS

GST 121        Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT              2

GST 122        Communication in English II               2

GST 123      History and Philosophy of Science        2

 

YEAR II

SECOND SEMESTER 

COURSE CODE   COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS

GST 221    Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution   2

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

GST 111: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH   

This course teaches 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 etc.

 

GST 112: LOGIC, PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN

EXISTENCE

This course provides a 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, methods of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory, types of discourse, nature of arguments, validity and soundness, techniques for evaluating arguments, distinction between inductive and deductive inferences. Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications.

 

GST 113: NIGERIAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE

This course providesa 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 and national values, Moral obligations of citizens, Environmental problems.

 

GST 121: USE OF LIBRARY, STUDY SKILLS AND

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION

TECHNOLOGY (ICT)                               

This course teaches the 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, 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           

This course teaches logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, figures of speech, Précis, Report writing. 

 

GST 123: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF

SCIENCE                             

This course teaches the concept of man, man’s 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.

 


 

GST 221: PEACE STUDIES AND CONCLICT

RESOLUTION                    

This course provides the basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflicts, 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.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES UNIT

EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO

EDO STATE

 

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

 

PHILOSOPHY

 

The philosophy of the entrepreneurial programme at the Edo University, Iyamho, is to build a Complete Manin the society.  To be able to achieve this, students should imbibe the virtues and core values of doing business that lead to the growth and development of the society.

 

 OBJECTIVES

 The objectives include helping to ensure that students:

  1. Recognize the innate entrepreneurial potentials within themselves;
  1. Understand the many ways in which entrepreneurship can manifest itself in different walks of life;
  2. Are better able to recognize and assess opportunities in their environments;
  3. Are willing to have big dreams and take responsibility for pursuing those dreams;
  4. Appreciate the role that entrepreneurial behaviour can play in enhancing their lives and the lives of others;
  5. Become creative problem solvers;
  6. Develop a strong knowledge-base and set of tools that enables them to act on creative and innovative ideas;
  • Recognize the critical importance of values and ethics when engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

 

SUMMARY OF COURSES

               200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

CREDIT UNITS

1.

ENT 211

INTRODUCTION  TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES I

1

              200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 221

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES II

1

              300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

1.

ENT 311

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS I

2

               300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 321

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS II

2

                      400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

1.

ENT 411

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I

1

                      400 LEVEL  SECOND SEMESTER

2.

ENT 421

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II

1

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

8

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 211: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENURIAL

STUDIES I

The course introduces students to the definitions, functions, types and characteristics ofentrepreneurship. This course further examines entrepreneurship and ethics, entrepreneurship theories and practice; new venture creation; forms of business, business opportunities, starting a new business, innovation, legal issues in business, insurance and environmental considerations, possible business opportunities in Nigeria and introduction to biographies of successful entrepreneurs etc.

 

200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 221: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES II

This course is a continuation of ENT 211. It exposes the students to business idea generation, environmental scanning, new venture financing, financial planning and management, feasibility studies and business plan, staffing, business strategies, documentation/book-keeping, marketing, introduction of biographies of successful entrepreneurs, etc.

 

 

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 311: ENTREPRENUERIAL SKILLS I

The course focuses the attention of the students on the practical aspects of entrepreneurship by venturing into the following categories: Agriculture/Agro Allied (fish farming, crop production, animal husbandry such as poultry, piggery, goat etc,  groundnut oil making, horticulture (vegetable garden, flower garden), poultry), Services (bakery, radio/TV repairs, barbing/ hair dressing salon, car wash, catering, courier, event planning, fashion design, vehicle maintenance, film production, interior decoration, laundry, music production, phone call centre, rental, restaurant, tailoring/ knitting, viewing centre), Manufacturing (carving, weaving, sanitary wares, furniture making, shoe making, plastic making, table making, bead making, bag making, sachet water production, cosmetics, detergents), Commerce (buying and selling, purchasing and supply, bookkeeping, import and export etc), Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (business centre, computer maintenance, handsets repairs, internet cafe etc), Mining/Extraction (kaolin, coal mining, metal craft such as blacksmith, tinsmith etc, vegetable oil/and salt extractions etc), Environment (fumigation, household cleaning waste disposal etc), Tourism (car hire, craft work, hotel/catering, recreation centre), Power (generator mechanic, refrigeration/air conditioning, electricity wiring etc), Production/Processing (glassware production/ceramic, metal working/fabrication, steel and aluminium door and windows, paper production water treatment/conditioning/packaging, brick laying, bakery, iron welding, building drawing, tailoring, carpentry, leather tanning, printing, food processing/packaging/preservation). Students are to select two of the following areas of interest for practical. Topics should also include Products/Service Exhibition and Quality Control, Business Ownership Structures, Mentorship.

 

300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 321: ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS II

The course is a continuation of ENT 311. It focuses the attention of the students on creativity, feasibility study, legal framework, governmental policies, business negotiation, etc.  Students should select two areas of interest for practical and exhibition. At the end of the semester students will undertake excursion and internship and produce report.

 

400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

ENT 411: ENTREPRENUERSHIP

DEVELOPMENT I

This course further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of writing feasibility studies and business plans.  The students are required to form cooperative societies in order to collaboratively generate business ideas and funds. Topics should include models of wealth creation, sustainability strategies, financial/ investment intelligence and international business.  Students are to select one area of interest for practical and exhibition. The programme involves Recognition, Reward and Awards (RRAs) and Mentorship.

 

400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

ENT 421: ENTREPRENEUSHIP

DEVELOPMENT II

This course, which is a continuation of ENT 411, further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of strategic management.  Topics include business financing, venture capital, managing business growth, negotiation, time and self-management, leadership, ICT and succession plan, defence of feasibility study and business plans.

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