CSDS in Brief
The CSDS of Ambrose Alli University was established in 1998 as a Centre for advanced research and training in strategic, development and related studies. It is a Centre for local and international interaction, where people of diverse backgrounds and interests from the academia, business, media and government, can freely engage in constant high-level dialogue on emerging national and global issues affecting public order, crime control, socio-economic and human development, and the overall management of national and international peace and security.
The Institute for Governance and Development is mandated to examine the Main Theme of Governance and Development and relevant Sub-Themes arising therefrom. It is to carry out Research, Organise Seminars, conferences and Distinguished Lecture Series and produce Publications. In accordance with its mandate, IGD is expected to promote research and information dissemination towards the enthronement and sustenance of Good Governance. It is thus expected to contribute towards constructive societal development.MORE
MASTER IN EDUCATION DEGREE IN ADULT EDUCATION
Fields Of Specialization
Each candidate is required to specialize in one of the following:
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE
The philosophy of the College is to train medical personnel for the sustenance and development of health care delivery for Nigeria in particular and humanity in general. For the MBBS Programme, the Philosophy is to train Medical Doctors for the sustenance and development of health care delivery in Nigeria in particular and humanity in general. While that of the Medical Laboratory Sciences and Physiology are to produce Medical Laboratory Scientists and Physiologists respectively, capable of working in health sector including Primary Health Care anywhere in Nigeria and beyond.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE
Specifically in relation to the MBBS programme, the objectives of the programme:
For the Medical Laboratory Science and Physiology programmes, the specific objectives are:
DEGREES AWARDABLE IN THE COLLEGE
The degrees awardable currently in the College are MBBS, B.Sc., Medical Physiology and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS). The MBBS degree is without honour classification but the B.Sc. Physiology and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences are with classification based on CGPA. A student may however pass with distinction in individual subject in the MBBS degree. Post graduate programmes are also available in Medical Physiology and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
GRADUATE (M.Sc. AND Ph.D.) PROGRAMMES
Areas of Specialization (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
The Department of Agriculture Economic and Extension offers Full-Time programmes leading to the award of Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degrees in the following areas:
Agricultural Economics with options in:
Agricultural Resources Economics
Farm Management and Production Economics
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology with options in:
Agricultural Programme Planning and Evolution
Extension Processes and Practice
Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree Programme
Any B. Sc. (Agric.) or B. Agric graduate from Ambrose Alli University o r other recognized university (approved by the Senate of the University) is eligible to apply. Alli candidates applying must have ea minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) Honours Degree in Agriculture, Home Economic, Economics Sociology or other relate fields. Candidates with relevant field experience but with lower qualification than a Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission. Candidates admitted but with undergraduate deficiencies may be required to make up such deficiencies without credit during the first semester of study.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Programme
The Ph. D. Degree programme is research oriented and aimed at preparing candidates for research and careers in institutions of higher learning. To qualify for admission into any of the programmes at this level, the candidate must possess the M. Sc. Degree in Agricultural Economics/Extension, from Ambrose Ali University of any other recognized university and in the relevant field of study.
STRUCTURE OF THE M. Sc. PROGRAMME
(a) The study for the degree of Master shall be prosecuted by research work to be persecuted in dissertation together with course work to be examined in eight (8) written papers each of three hours duration. Research shall consistency not less than one-third of the total credit load. To qualify for the award of degree of Master of Science, the candidate must have taken and passed a total of not less than 24 units of course work and 12 units of Research (Investigative Project).
(b) Course Work
Students would be required to register a minimum of 12 credit units per semester depending on their background. The course to be registered for will be from the following:
(c) Dissertation (Research)
Research constitutes one-third of the credit units of the entire programme, the subject for the dissertation/ thesis will normally be chosen from within the research areas of the relevant Master’s Degree option. Before embarking on the research, every student will be required to submit a Research proposal which must be approved by the Graduate School Board on the recommendation of the Department Graduate Committee.
A student will be required to attend all Departmental Seminars. He/She must present a Seminar in his/her area of specialization before the presentation of the final research report to be embodied in a dissertation.
STRUCTURE OF THE Ph. D. PROGRAMME
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme shall be by research mainly the results of which shall be embodied in a dissertation. A candidate who is enrolled in the Ph. D. programme will be expected to carry out his/her Research under close supervision of his/her supervisor (s)
A student will be required to attend all Departmental Seminars. He/ She must present at least one Seminar in his/ her are of specialization before the defence of the thesis.
(c) Course Work (Remedial)
Course work for Ph. D. candidate shall be as ay be prescribed by the Department Graduate Committee with the approval of the Faculty Gradate Committee but must not be more than 12 credit unit.