Mordern Languages



The philosophy of the Department of Modern Languages is principally geared towards detailed studies of language with particular attention to its complex nature, like a network in the ever-changing cultures and cultural codes in the society. It focuses essentially on man’s fears and interpretation of reality of the supernatural and temporal phenomena he senses around him and these, through language and literature. In other words, the Department aims at preparing students for the award of BA. (Hons) degree in French language and literature which will equip them with adequate versatility to respond to the accelerated social and technological changes of our time.


  1. To prepare students for the award of the degree Of B.A. (French Language and Literature). Students shall acquire competence in oral and written French a wide knowledge to familiarise them with the cultures and civilisations of France, Francophone Africa in particular, and the Francophone world in general.
  2. To equip graduates for the teaching of French language and Literature, for employment in Diplomatic services  as Translators, Interpreters, Secretaries, Administrators, etc.
  3. To prepare the students to have ability and taste for post-graduate studies. Under this objective, a student may decide to proceed to post-graduate studies or work first before undertaking them.


Direct Entry Requirements
a)  At least merit passes in French and one other Arts subject at the NCE. Double majors in NCE French are acceptable. A’ level passes should include French and at least one other subject.

U.M.E. Entry Requirements
b)  GCE ‘O’ level credit passes in at least FIVE subjects including English language

c)  English Literature plus three other subjects and at least a pass in one Science subject, at not more than two sittings.

U.M.E. Subjects
d)  English Language plus other Arts subjects which must include French.


Professor F.I. Emordi