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2.0       Name of Programme:                       M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict

                                                                        Resolution

 

3.0       Programme Code:                             2402

 

4.0       Entry Requirements

 

To be admitted for the M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme candidate is expected             to;

 

  1. Have, First Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences related courses, with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognize university provided matriculation requirement are met.
  2.  Have a good Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized university in relevant areas of study or a Chartered Certificate of a recognized Professional Body may also be admitted.

 

5.0       Philosophy

In consonance with the University’s vision of making education assessable, affordable and flexible, the M.Sc. 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.

 

Vision

To provide productive, cost-effective, flexible learning that adds life-long value to quality of education towards producing knowledge-based and development-inclined peace and conflict scholars and practitioners in tandem with National Policy on Education and within the context of National Open University of Nigeria mission statement.

 

 

 

 

6.0.      Aims and Objectives

The M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is designed as an academic course to equip those who have chosen to be relevant in the process and practice of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

 

6.1 Aims

The M.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme aims at equipping the graduate students with a broad- based knowledge in the major theories, concept and themes of Peace and Conflicts, sources/ causes of conflicts, stages of conflicts, conflicts analysis, conflict mapping, early warning mechanism, arms control, methods and processes of peace making and conflict resolution.

           

 

6.2 Objectives

 

The M.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is meant to give students a broad-based knowledge of peace and conflict resolution. Specifically upon successful completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

i.          analyse the basic concepts, theories, themes and issues in peace studies and conflict resolutions;

  1. acquire specific context of the sources, causes and processes of conflicts;
  2. acquire basic understanding of various approaches to conflict mapping and conflict analysis;
  3. identify  various methods of conflict management;
  4. demonstrate basic understanding and competent skills in evaluating and interpreting conflict situations.

 

 

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7.0       Programme Structure and Degree Rules

 

             4.1     Outline of Course Structure

 

The M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is structured in 4 semesters as shown below.

Year I

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR811

Theories in Conflict Management

3

C

2.

PCR813

Peace and Security in a Global Context

3

C

3.

PCR815

Peace Building and Humanitarianism

3

C

4.

PCR817

Theories of Peace Education and Conflict

3

C

5.

GST807

The Good Study Guide

2

C

6.

CSS745

Types and Analysis of Security Threats

3

E

7.

CSS743

Principle of Security Practice and Management

3

E

8.

PCR833

Ethnic Conflicts and Resolution

3

E

9.

PCR873

Arms Control and Demilitarisation

3

E

10.

PCR832

Inter-Religious Conflicts

3

E

11.

PCR876

Language and Information Management in Peace and Conflict Studies

3

E

12.

FRE101

Basic French Grammar I

2

E

13

CRS821

African Traditional Religious Mythology and Cosmology

3

E

14

CRS825

Religion and Social Change

3

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

14

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

03

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

17

 

2nd Semester

1

PCR819

Human Right and Diplomacy

3

C

2

PCR831

African Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution

3

C

3.

PCR872

Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Resolution

3

C

4

CIT726

Computer in Society

2

C

5.

PCR822

International Law and Peace

3

E

6.

PCR812

Political Economy of Peace Building

3

E

7.

PCR874

Early Warning Early Response Mechanism

3

E

8.

PCR851

Environmental Security and Conflict Resolution

3

E

9.

FRE102

Basic French II

2

E

10.

PCR842

Religion, Power and Politics In Contemporary Nigerian Society

3

E

11.

CRS849

The Rise and Growth of Western Christian in Africa

3

E

12.

FRE102

Basic French Grammar 11

2

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

11

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

03

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

14

 

Students must pass all PCR, GST and CIT courses and any one elective course per semester. 

 

 

Year II

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR810

Research (Thesis)

6

C

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

6

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

-

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

6

 

Students must write and defend PCR810 

 

 

Summary of Distribution of Course Credits by Level

 

 

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

SUBJECT/SPECIALIZATION AREA

 

 

TOTAL

Compulsory

PCR COURSES

Elective (min)

Year 1

04

21

06

31

Year 2

 

 6

-

06

Total

04

27

06

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Degree Rules

To satisfy the University Regulation for the award of Masters of Science in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, a student must have a minimum of 45 credit units obtained in a minimum of four semesters.

 

8.0  Course Content Specification

 

GST807:         A Study Guide for the Distance Learner (2cr)

 

Introduction to The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System: History of the Open and Distance Learning System, Characteristics of the Open and Distance Learning System, & Teaching and Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System.  Study Skills for The Distance Learner:  Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, & Study Strategies.  Assessment and Evaluation Modes in Open and Distance Learning (ODL):  Overview of Assessment In ODL, Instructional-Based Assessment Modes, Semester Examination, & Assessment of Non-Examinable Courses.  Learners’ Support Services:  Definition and Purposes of Learners’ Support Services, Types of Learners’ Support Services, Sources of Learners’ Support Services, & Benefits of Learners’ Support Services.

 

PCR811: Theories in Conflict Management 3cr

Definition Conflict Management, Approaches to Conflict Management, Conflict Management Styles, Communication and Conflict Management, Third Party Intervention: Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration, African Traditional Conflict Management, Conflict Transformation, Peace building and Early Warning System, Peacemaking and Peacekeeping, Disarmament and Arms Control, Preventive and Multi-Track Diplomacy, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Ethnicity and Conflict Management, Culture, Identity and Conflict Management, Policy-Making and Conflict Management, Sources of Conflict in Africa, Taxonomy of Conflict Worldwide, National and International Peace Institutions, United Nations and Peace Initiatives in Conflict Situations, UN Peace Initiatives in Africa, UN Intervention Strategies, Globalisation, Civil Society and Conflict.

 

PCR872: Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Resolution 3cr

Definition of Research, Research Overview, Types of Research, Tools of Research, Research Process, Definition/Meaning of Research Concepts such as: Theory, Hypothesis, Scope, Variables, Sample, Sampling and their types, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Research Topic, Fonnulation of Research Topic, Research Design, Research Objective, Statement of Problem, Justification of Study, Literature Review, Theoretical Framework, Research Methodology, Research Design, Sample Design, Frame and Size, Concept of Reliability and Validity, Meaning/Definition of Data, Types of Data, Importance of Data Collection, Problems of Data Collection, Data Analysis /Interpretation, Recommendation/Suggestion, Definition Research Proposal, Basic Features of Research Proposal, Problem to Investigate, Importance of Problems, Objectives, Process, Results/Findings expected, Result Beneficiaries.

 

 

PCR813: Peace and Security in a Global Context 3cr

 Definition/Meaning of concepts like: Peace, Security, Human Security, Theories of Security, Causes of Insecurity, Conflict and Internally Displaced Persons, Peace Enforcement, Disarmament, Public Safety, Security and Violence, Environmental Degradation and Safety, Refugee, Evolution of Strategic Study, Crisis Management/Bargaining, Prerequisites for Revolution, Nature of Limited War, War and its Resolution, Capacity Building, Peacemaking and Peace sharing, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, African Government and Crisis Management, National Decision Making, African Security and Relevant Strategy, United Nations and Conflict Resolution, African Union and Conflict Resolutions, Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution.

 

PCR874: Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism 3cr

The Anatomy of Conflict, Complexity and Conflict, Anticipation of Conflict, Meaning/Definition of Early Warning, Historical background of Early Warning, Importance of Early Warning, Types of Early Warning, Theoretical Explanation of Early Warning, Examination of Early Warning Instrument, Early Warning Signs, Component of Early Warning, Early Warning Monitoring Agencies/Bodies, Analytical framework for monitoring and warning, Conflict Analysis, Warning and Prevention, Definition of Early Response, Importance Early Response, Approaches of Early Response, Bridging Warning and Response, Response Mapping, Planning and Implementation, Case studies of Contributions/Responses of Government, Regional/Continental Organisations and United Nations to various forms of Early Warning information and Conflict Prevention.

 

PCR815: Peace Building and Humanitarianism 3cr

 Meaning/Definition of Conflict, Types of Conflict, Causes of Conflict, Stages of Conflict, Conflict Analysis, Mapping and Resolution, Basic Standards of International Law and Humanitarian Principles, Early Warning and Preventive Measures, Skills and Methods of Conflict Resolution, Women in Peace building and Reconstruction, Protection of Civilian and Vulnerable Groups, Conflict Management, Humanitarian Intervention, Protection and Promotion of Rights, Peace building/Agents, Decommissioning and Demobilisation of Combatants, Loss and Denial of Refugee Status, Community Peace building and Protection of Rights of the Child, International Law and Peace building, Confidence Building Mechanism for Crisis Management, Anti-Terrorism and Peace building during and after Conflict.

 

PCR812: Political Economy of Peace building 3cr

Meaning of concepts: Political Economy, Peace and Conflict, Meaning of Concepts: Political Economy, Peace and Conflict, Theory of Reconciliation, Component of Reconciliation, Justice as a factor of Reconciliation, Mercy in Reconciliation, Peace as a component of Reconciliation, Approaches to Peace building, Challenges of Designing and Implementing Peace Accords, Operational Challenges for Peace Missions Strategic Coordination, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, Intervention and Peace building, Conflict Prevention and Donor Aid, Diplomacy and Peace building, Gender and Peace building, Democratisation and Peace building, Co-existence and Conflict, Sustainability of Peace building.

 

PCR873: Arms Control and Demilitarisation 3cr

Definition of Concepts such as: Arms, Arms Control, Dimilitaralisation, Disarmament, Theory and History of Arms Control, Disarmament, and clod war, Causes of Armament and Disarmament, Games Theory and Bargaining, The Proliferation of Small Arms, Light Weapons, Landmines, Deadly form of Conventional Weaponry and Weapon of Mass Destruction (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons), Arms, Global Security and Peace, Spread of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons, Nuclear Strategy

and Balance of Power, Characteristics of Small Arms, Multilateral Process, Techniques and Instruments for Disarmament, Arms Control Agreements and Non- proliferation endeavors, Ways of Mitigating Serious Threats posed by Small Arms and other weapon of militating serious threats posed by small arms and other weaponry.

 

PCR832: Inter-Religious Conflicts 3cr

Definition of Religion and Conflict, Relationships and Differences between Islam and Christianity, Christians and Muslims Relations, Religious and Political undertones of riots such as ( Zango- Kataf, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Idi- Araba, Sagamu, Kafanchan etc.) in Nigeria, Reaction of Muslims and Christians to some Government Policies, Attitude of Christians and Muslims to Traditional or Indigenous Religious Activities/ Festival, Biblical and Quaranic Principles Guiding Relations with people of other faiths, The Roles that Religion plays in both Fostering and Resolving Conflict, using Case Studies from the Local, National and International levels, Examination or Analysis of specific conflicts with a religious dimension between Islam and the West.

 

PCR817: Theory of Peace Education and Conflict 3cr

Definition of concepts such as: Theory, Peace, Education, Conflict and Peace Education, Conflict Theories, Theory and Practice of Peace Education, Examination of the Concepts like Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, Peace enforcement, and Peace building, The Visions, Paradigms and Conceptual Frameworks of Education and Educational Movement for Peace at all levels namely: Holism, Dialogue, Values Formation, Critical Empowerment or Conscientisation, Educating for dismantling a culture of" War", Educating for living with Justice and Compassion, Educating for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Educating for Intercultural Solidarity whereby Cultural Diversity is Respected, Educating for Environmental Care, Educating for Personal Peace, Range of Creative and Participatory Teaching- Learning Strategies and Curriculum Material Development Project in Peace Education.

 

PCR822: International Law and Peace 3cr

Definition of International Law and Peace, Origin of International Law, Source of International Law, Contending Theories of War and Peace, Principle and Problems of the Laws of Armed Conflict, Criticism of Debate about Reality, Reliability and Effectiveness of International Law, Maintenance of Global Peace and Security, Nature and Scope of Conflict of Laws, Examination of relevant International Instruments such as International Court of Justice, Geneva Conventions and Protocols, the United Nations Charters, Human Rights, Status of Civilians, People of War, Journalists, Spies, Combatants, before, during and after the Conflict or Hostility, War Crimes and War Guilt, Structure and Functioning of International Organizations and their Role in the Contemporary World Order.

 

PCR819: Human Rights and Diplomacy 3cr

Meaning !Definitions of Human Rights, Origin of Human Rights ,Types of Human Rights, Importance of Human Rights, Values and Norms Underlying the Concept of Universal Human Rights, International! National Law and Human Rights, Links between Human Rights Violation and Conflict, Human Rights Promotion in Contemporary Society, Relationship between Human Rights, Human Rights Violation and Diplomacy, Examination of Instances where the Rights of different individuals appear to clash or where different Right appear to be in Contradiction, Limits of Rights e.g. the Rights of the Unborn, Minority Rights, Animal Rights, a Review of the International Organizations, Non-governmental Organization, Human Rights Groups, the Government at all levels on Human Rights and their Effectiveness, Civic Duties and Responsibilities.

 

PCR842: Industrial Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3cr

Definition of concepts such as: Conflict, Industrial Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Employer, Employee, Organisation, Organisation Environment, Formal and Informal Organization Structures, Theory of Employment, Theory of Organization / Industrial Conflict, Conflict in Industry, the Nature and Patterns of Conflict, Causes and Consequences of Conflict, Bargaining Theory, Employers Organization, Structure of Nigerian Trade Unions, Labour Law, Demand for Trade Unionisations, Trade Union Wage Politics, Inflation and Wage Bargain, Role of Labour and Management in Conflict Resolution, Labour Health and Safety, International Labour Organization, Statutory Conflict Procedure, Strike and Public Policy, Principle of Intervention in Organization, Industrial Arbitration Court / Panel, Strategies and Adjustment to Organization Change, Economic of Industrial Action, Indigenisation and Multinational Companies.

 

PCR810: Research Thesis 6cr

The student will engage on the topic that will lead into direct research in his/her own chosen area of specialization which will reflect upon the knowledge learned in the various other Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution courses. The student must choose one of the four areas of specialisation offered, such as: International Conflict Management, Industrial Conflict Management, Internal Conflict Management and Environmental Conflict Management which will consists of an original research work, independently carried out by the student under the supervision of an assigned supervisor. The required number of words is subject to the topic and directive of the supervisor.

 

PCR876: Language and Information Management in Peace and Conflict Resolution 3cr

Meaning/Definition of Language, Importance of Language, Types of Language, Conflict and National Identity, How Language communicates and reinforces Ideologies that sustain social Institution, an Overview of how language can contribute Escalation and De-escalation of conflict, How Language Violate Linguistic Rights and Promote Inequalities, Meaning/Definition of Information and Communication, Relationship between Communication and Information, Importance of Communication/Information, Types of Communication/Information, Information and Conflict, Channels of Communication, Factors affecting Communication, Road Blocks to Communication, Theories of Communication, Definition of Listening, Importance of Listening, How to Resolve Conflicts through Listening, The Role of Media, specifically its potentials for Reinforcing Ideologies and creating a Climate that Promotes Violence or Peace.

 

PCR831: African Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution 3cr

Definition of Conflict, Origin/Causes of Conflicts in Traditional Nigerian /African Societies, The African Traditional Political Structures, Process of War Making, Weapons of War, Time of War, Rules Guiding War Making, Faith of War Victims/ Prisoners of War, Examination of Different Traditional Methods of Conflicts Resolution in African Societies, Comparisims of Similarities and Differences between African Traditional Methods and Contemporary Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Traditional Processes of Peace building.

 

PCR833: Ethnic Conflicts and Resolution 3cr

Meaning/Definition of concepts such as: Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict, Ethnic Violence, Conflict Resolution, Causes of Conflict, Types of Conflict, Theories of Ethnicity, The Rise of Ethnicity as a form of Political Identity in Africa, Stages of Conflict, Theories of Political Violence; Behavioral Approaches, The contributions of Marxism and Imperialism, Processes of Ethnic Guerillas Formation, Sources of Fund, Arms and Ammunitions for Ethnic Guerillas, Modalities, Patterns and Processes of Ethnic Conflict Resolution, Processes of Disarming, Decommissioning, Demobilising and Reintegrating Ethnic Guerillas in Post Conflict, Status, Character and Legitimacy of the body Empowered to supervise process of DDD and R, Combatants/Guerillas and their enemies before, during and after Civil Hostilities and Prospect for Peace, Condition for minimising Insurgency and Counter- Insurgency, Post -Conflict Peace building activities.

 

 

PCR851: Environmental Security and Conflict Resolution 3cr

Definitions of concepts such as: Environment, Security, Conflict, Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Resources, Environmental Security, Causes of Environmental Insecurity, Relationship between Environmental Security, Competition for Resources and Conflict, Analyses of Environmental Degradation and Threats to the local, national, regional and Global Environment in such forms as Pollution, Loss of Biodiversity, Global Warming, Deforestation, Flood, Desertification, Climatic Change, Food Production, Natural Disasters, Ozone Depletion, Linkage of Environmental Security to Migration, Displacement, Environmental Refugees, to Poverty, Hunger, the Spread of Diseases, Internal/International Conflicts/violence.

 

FRE101: Basic French Grammar I (2 Credit Units E)

Identification of People in French, Identification of Things in French, Greetings in French, Presentation of People in French, Presentation of Self in French, Saying Ones Profession in French, Presentation of Ones Daily Itineraries in French, Requesting for Price and Payment in French, Giving Precise Information on Past Events in French, Asking for Specified Quantity of Things, Giving out Orders, Asking for and Indicating Directions.

 

FRE102: Basic French Grammar II (2 Credit Units E)

Polite Response to a Request in French, Inviting Someone in French, Giving Guidelines in French, Travelling in French, Expression of Possibilities in French, Expression of Tastes in French, Expression of Sporting Activities in French, Expression of Sentiments in French, Describing Somebody in French, Describing Weather in French, Giving Advice in French, Expression of Obligations in French, Giving Permissions and Interdictions in French, Expression of Wishes.

 

 

CSS755:          Patterns and Trends of Crime in Nigeria 3cr

This course examines the prevalent patterns and trends of crime and criminality in Nigeria including the profile of a common criminal

 

CSS743: Principles of security practice and Management. 2cr

This course describes security principles and practical application of these principles. It goes further to highlight management and organizational principles with special consideration for security audits, surveys, policies and procedures, budgeting and fiscal management, security and the law, security personnel and security situations for effective managements.

 

CSS745:         Types and Analysis of Security threats 3cr

This course introduces security threat such as terrorism; cyber terrorism, biological, chemical and radiological attacks, kidnap and hostage taking, bomb threats, armed robbery attack, assassination, hijack (land, air, and sea) environmental pollution, strikes demonstration and mob action. It goes further to examine various methods of analyzing this threat for prevention and control. These methods include crime analysis, vulnerability analysis, risk analysis, basic impact analysis etc.    

 

 

CRS821          African Traditional Religious Mythology and Cosmology (3cr)

This course will discuss the inherent issues connected with the nature of African Traditional Religions, as wells as the evolution of the systematic study and their implications for methodology and conceptual scheme. It will treat various substantial aspects of the traditional religions of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa: general features of traditional African myths, cosmology and gender, religious beliefs, ritual, symbolism, iconography and festivals, etc.

 

CRS825           Religion and Social Change in Africa (3cr)

This course examines religion as a catalyst and recipient of change; processes and patterns of socio-religious change and factors responsible for social change; modern trends in religious change and issues like religion/state relations in Africa, religion and politics in Africa, religion and economy in Africa, religion and education in Africa, and issues of religion and family institution in Africa.

 

CRS842          Religion, Power and Politics in Contemporary Nigerian Society  (3cr)

The course examines the concept of religion, power and politics as the pillar to the understanding of the society. It studies the following: major religions in Nigeria in their relationship with power and politics; manipulation of religion for politics and power; religion as the conscience of the nation; the role of religion in nation building, and good governance, etc.

 

CRS849          The Rise and Growth of Western Christianity in Africa (3cr)

The focus of this course is on the history of Christianity in Africa from inception to the 21st century. The general African church history, and how Christianity in Africa and African Christian identity evolved over the years, especially the History of Christianity in North Africa, Ethiopia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the contributions of African Church fathers to the development of Christianity are studied. The relationship between colonialism, slave trade and the rise of Christianity in some parts of Africa in the 19th century; relationship between African nationalism and African Church, the interaction between Christianity and Islam are also considered.

 

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 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 of successful candidates are published on NOUN Web-Site while the admission letters of candidates are dispatched to the nearest study centers for the students to collect. Students are also expected to complete their registration procedure On-Line.

 

13.0 Instructional Methods and 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 centers 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 Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)  in which students are expected to do all these Tutor Marked Assignments and submit them to their facilitators at the Study Centers for marking. The best four out of this Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) submitted are selected for the evaluation and cumulating of the students' scores.

 

14.2     End of 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 centers for the facilitators of these centers 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 Master of Sciences Programme in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is open and designed to graduate students from any Recognised University or its Equivalent coming from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 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 PROJECTION

 

We intend to start with about Five Hundred Students at the initial stage. 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 M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme are qualified for full ranges of careers open to 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.