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 Programme Start Date: 2004

Academic Session:  2004/2005

 

2.0     Name of Programme:   PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

         

3.O   Programme Code: 2303

 

4 .0      Entry Requirements

To be admitted for the PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme, a candidate is expected to:

 

  1. Be a graduate from a recognized University with at least a Pass or a person with qualification adjudged to be equivalent to First Degree;

 

  1. Holder of HND with a minimum of lower credit from a recognized Institution.

 

5.0.      Philosophy

In consonance with the University’s vision of making education assessable, affordable and flexible, the PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme is designed to equip prospective beneficiaries with the knowledge and skills; provide an understanding of the major theories, theme and practices of contemporary analysis, peace making and conflict resolution; equip students with a practical understanding of the contemporary issues in peace and conflict resolution globally; challenge the students into innovating peace initiatives even in emergencies; become responsive citizens and promoters of the culture of peace; and, have knowledge of human security, and its relation to stability, security, and development at national, sub-regional and international levels.

 

 

6. 0   Aims and Objectives

The PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is designed to enable students from diverse cultures and background to attain a deep understanding of the central issues of peace and conflict management. It will also broaden their knowledge in the major concepts, themes, theories and debate in peace and conflict resolution at the local, regional and international level. 

 

6.1  Aims

 

The PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme aims at exposing students to a variety of key perspectives on the various serious global challenges to peace. Student will also be challenge to design and undertake their own research projects and to develop their capacities for critical analysis of complex issues in their field.

                                                                                                        

6.2    Objectives

 

The PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is designed to enable students have:

 

  1. Adequate understanding of basic concepts, theories, themes and issues in peace and conflict resolution studies;

 

  1. A broad knowledge of the sources, courses and processes of conflict in various situations;

 

  1. Become familiar with major methods of conflict resolution;

 

  1. Develop their ability to evaluate, analyze, interpret and explain their findings effectively.

 

7.0    Outline of Course Structure

 

    The PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme is structured in 2 semesters as shown below.

 

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR711

Introduction to Peace Studies

3

C

2.

PCR713

Introduction to Peace Education

3

C

3.

PCR715

Introduction to Conflict Resolution Processes I

3

C

4.

PCR771

Third Party Intervention in Conflict Resolution

3

C

5.

FRE101

Basic French Grammar I

2

E

6.

CIT726

Computer in Society

2

C

7.

GST707

Good Study Guide

2

C

8.

CSS743

Principle of Security Practice and Management

3

E

9.

CSS755

Patterns and Trends of Crime in Nigeria

3

E

10.

CRS702

Common Themes in Islam and Christianity

2

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

16

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

02

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

18

 

2nd Semester

1.

PCR712

Democracy and Good Governance

3

C

2.

PCR714

Introduction to Conflict Resolution Process II

3

C

3.

PCR716

Research Methods

3

C

4.

PCR718

Project (Long Essay)

6

C

5.

PCR772

Concepts and Practice of Peace building

3

C

6.

FRE102

Basic French Grammar II

2

E

7

CSS742

Policing and Law Enforcement in Nigeria

3

E

8

CRS704

Religious Dialogue

3

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

18

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

02

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

20

 

Students must pass all PCR, GST and CIT courses and two elective courses. 

 

 

 

7.1 Summary of Distribution of Course Credits by Level

 

 

 

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

SUBJECT/SPECIALIZATION AREA

 

 

TOTAL

Compulsory

PCR COURSES

Elective (min)

1st Semester

04

12

02

18

2ND Semester

-

18

02

20

Total

04

30

04

38

 

 

8. 0.   Degree Rules

To satisfy the University Regulation for the award of PGD in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, a student must have a minimum of 30 credit units obtained within a minimum of two semesters.

 

8.1   Course Development:  Most of the course materials have been developed by

                    seasoned lecturers in reputable institutions across the country.

 

9.0     Language of Instruction::

All the courses under this Programme will be taught using English Language as the medium of instruction/communication.

 

10.0         Quality Assurance:

High level of quality assurance is maintained for all our courses. We ensure Total Quality Management (TQM) for all our programmes through qualitative method of admission. We have a comprehensive and rigorous method of course material development which gives room for the selection and appointment of best candidates for the development and writing of the programme course materials. We ensure that only qualified candidates are employed as staff as well as facilitators in order to give our students the best service required, while regular adequate monitoring and supervision of our study centres are embarked upon in order to see to the smooth running of the Tutorials, Tutor- Marked Assignments and Examinations respectively.

 

11.0 Staffing  We appoint only qualified and competent candidates as staff and facilitators to provide the best services and assistance desired by our students on request. We have two permanent staff at the Headquarters:

 

Headquarters Staff:

 

S/N

            NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

DESIGNATION

E-MAIL ADDRESS

1.

Kamal Bello

M.P.A,M.Sc, Ph.D(Political Economy)

Professor

kbello@noun.edu.ng

2

Tijjani Hakeem Ibikunle

Ph.D History

Professor

Hakeem.Tijani@noun.edu.ng

3

Dr. Samuel Iroye

LLB Law, LLM Law, PhD Strategic Studies

Senior Lecturer

siroye@noun.edu.ng

4.

Dr.Olusola Matthew OJO

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2013)                                                                                                                      

M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2004)

B.A ED History (2002)

NCE (1995)

                                                                                     

Lecturer II

omojo@noun.edu.ng

5.

Dr.Bamiji Oyebode

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies; (2012) NCE MCA (2002),

                                                                                      M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2005)

NCE (1984)                                                                                B.A Language Arts (English; 1991) PGD Mass Com (1995)

                                                                                     

Lecturer II

ooyebode@ noun.edu.ng

6.

Dr. Mathias Jarikre

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2016), (Unibadan)M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2006), (Unibadan);MPP-Master of Personnel Psychology(1999) (Unibadan);M.A Theatre Arts (1997)(Uniport); B.A(Hons) Theatre Arts,(1994) (Uniport).

 

Lecturer II

 

7.

Okonye Hafunjoh Anthonia

BSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2014); MSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2016)

 

Assistant Lecturer

aokonye@ noun.edu.ng

                             

8.

David Ikenna Oba (Ph.D)

PhD (Development Studies) Benin, Nigeria, 2008; MSc (Political Science), University of Benin Nigeria, 1995, B.A (Hons) (Government/Education) University of Nigeria, 1989.

Lecturer 1

doba@ noun.edu.ng

9.

Omazu Eric(PhD)

PhD (Philosophy)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, 2012; M.A (Philosophy) University of Nigeria, (2006), B.A (Philosophy), Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002

Lecturer 1

eomazu@ noun.edu.ng

10.

Nwaogu-Ogbonna, Ifeyinwa   

MSc (Comparative Politics) University of Ibadan (Ibadan); 2002; B.Sc. (Political Science) University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999.

                                               

Lecturer 1

mnwaogu@ noun.edu.ng

 

 

11

Dr. Ebele A. Udeoji

PhD (International Relations), OAU, Ile-Ife, 2014;  M.Sc (International Relations) OAU, Ile-Ife, 2007; PGD (Education), ABU, Zaria, 1998; MPA ABU, Zaria, 1992; B.Sc (International Studies), ABU, Zaria, 1983

Lecturer I

uebele@noun.edu.ng

12

Mr. Terhemba N. Ambe-Uva

M.Sc (Political Science) University of Ibadan, 2006; B.Sc (Political Science) Benue State University, 2002; Certificate in Survey Methodology, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne and Mannheim University, Germany, 2015.

Lecturer I

tambe-uva@noun.edu.ng

13

Mr. Sai Iorvaa Peverga

M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies, Benue State University; 2001; M.A(French)Benue State University; 2011; B.A (French), University of Jos; 1997.

Lecturer 11

isai@noun.edu.ng

 

 

Apart from the above officers that are directing the affairs of the Programme at the Headquarters, we also have about thirty-seven facilitators at our various study centres all over the country.

 

12. 0       Admission and  Registration Procedure

 

Our Admission and Registration Procedures are On-Line Based. Students are required to  purchase our Admission Form from any of the NOUN Recognised Banks and then fill the form and submit On-Line. Admission lists as well as individual student's admission letter for successful candidate are published on NOUN Web-Site. Students are also expected to complete their registration procedure On-Line.

 

13. 0     Instructional  Methods Delivery

 Our instructional method is not the same with that of the Conventional University method of face-to-face lecture system. We distribute our High Quality Printed Course Materials to our students during registration which could be read at their convenient time while face to face facilitation for each and every course are carried out by qualified facilitators who attend to the educative needs of our students at our various designated studies centres all over the country. Soft Copies of all the course materials are also made available in the Compact Disc for any of our interested students to purchase. We also have Multi-Media delivery of lectures through our customized Radio and Television didactic programmes

 

14. 0     Evaluation

 

14.1   Tutor Marked Assignment

In each of our course materials (for each course), there are Twenty Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) for 3 Credit course; Fourteen Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) for 2 Credit course. Students are expected to do all these Tutor Marked Assignments and submit them to their facilitators at the Study Centres for marking. The best four out of these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) submitted are selected for the evaluation and cumulating of the students' scores.

 

14.2   End  Semester Examination

Our session examinations are semester based: we administer examinations for all the courses registered for by the students and offered by the faculty at the end of each semester respectively.

14.3    Marking of Examination Scripts

 Immediately after the Examinations, all scripts are brought to the Examination and Evaluation Directorate at the Headquarters. It is at this Directorate, in collaboration with the Faculty concerned that we either organise conference marking or swap marking thereby swapping scripts of students from a centre with others from other distanced centres for the facilitators of these centres and headquarters staff to mark.

 

15.0     LEARNERS’ SUPPORTS:

On realising the Importance of Learners Support to our programmes and to our students, there exists a Learners Support Unit in the University that is in charge of the Students Academic Welfare.

 

16.0    TARGET STUDENTS

The Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is open and designed to Graduate students from Recognised Universities or its Equivalent with Third Class Honour or Pass or Lower Credit and for those coming Pure and Applied Sciences. Our target students fall within the wide category of the Old, the Young, the Working Class, the Unemployed and even the pensioners. Among the professionals and organised private or public sectors, we desire to have an in-road into the military and Para- military such as Immigration Service, the Custom, the (Navy, Army and Air Force), the Police, Multi-Nationals Companies, Oil and Gas Industries in order to broaden their knowledge and engage in practical understanding of major themes, issues, concepts, debates, discussions and arguments and formulating and presenting their views of peace and conflict resolution in Africa in particular and the entire world in general either to work with governments, multinationals, NGOs, aid agencies, the United Nations and other organisations.

 

17.0  STUDENT ENROLMENT AND PROTECTION:

We intend to start with about Five Hundred Students initially. The moment the programme gains wider popularity, we shall be having about Three Thousand Students and above all over the country.

 

 

18.0   CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, Graduate of PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme are qualified for full ranges of careers open any social sciences or humanities students. The knowledge acquired will develop their high level of competence for critical thinking,

building up their political instinct, widen their ability to understand and apply concepts in conflict studies, evaluate and analyse evidences/findings and communicate their findings clearly and effectively and then sharpen their conflict resolution skills.