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ADMISSIONS INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN THE 2010/2011 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various Postgraduate degree programmes of the University.
A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED
1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; LL.M; M.Comm.H. and M.P.H degrees, with a minimum of 60% score in their Master’s degrees. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 30 calendar months and a maximum of 42 calendar months for Full-Time candidates; OR, a minimum of 42 calendar months and a maximum of 54 calendar months for Part-Time candidates.
2. M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M and M.P.H. Degrees, run for a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum of 24 calendar months for Full-Time candidates, OR, a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 36 calendar months for Part-Time candidates. At the University of Ilorin, unless with a written approval of the University Senate, a Master’s or Ph.D. degree programme automatically lapses at the expiration of the maximum duration for each programme. However, a Master’s or Ph.D. degree candidate may apply for an extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum of two such extensions.
3. All Master’s Degree Programmes are by course work, in addition to a research project report. Ph.D. Degree Programmes are normally by research, except that relevant course work may be prescribed, where necessary. A thesis is required for the Ph.D. programme.
4. All Returning Students are expected to register at the beginning of every Postgraduate academic session (i.e., 12 calendar months).
B. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
i. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. ECONS. AND FARM MANAGEMENT
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agric. Econs.; Farm Management.
ii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension; Rural Development.
iii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agronomy with specialization in Agronomy; Crop Physiology; Horticulture; Plant Breeding or Weed Science.
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Soil Science with specialization in General Soil Science, Soil Survey and Land Use, Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry, Soil Chemistry and Fertility, Soil and Water Management.
iv. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
M.Sc. Animal Production with special emphasis on Animal Nutrition; Ruminant Nutrition; Animal Physiology, Animal Breeding and Genetics; Animal Products and Processing; Toxicology.
Ph.D. Animal Production with specialization in Monogastric Nutrition; Ruminant Nutrition; Nutritional Biochemistry; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Animal Products and Processing; Toxicology.
v. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Crop Protection with specialization in General Crop Protection; Applied Entomology; Plant Pathology.
2. FACULTY OF ARTS
i DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC
M.A.; Ph.D. Arabic.
ii. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
M.A.; Ph.D. English Language; Literature-in-English.
iii. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
M.A..; Ph.D. French Language; Literature-in-French.
iv. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
M.A.; Ph.D. History
v. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND NIGERIAN LANGUAGES
M.A; Ph.D. Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Yoruba Language; and Yoruba Literature.
vi. DEPARTMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
M.A.; Performing Arts (Drama; Music; or Dance)
Ph.D. Performing Arts (Drama; Music; or Dance)
vii. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIONS
M.A.; Ph.D. Islamic Studies; Christian Studies; Comparative Religious Studies.
viii. CENTRE FOR PEACE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
M.A.; Peace and Development Studies
Peace and Security Studies
Ph.D. Peace and Development Studies
3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
(I). ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
(i) DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
M.Sc. Business Administration
(ii) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Economics with specialization in (Transport/Communication Economics; Development Economics; Health Economics; Public Finance; Labour and Human Resource Economics; International Economics; or Monetary Economics).
(iii) DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Geography (with specialization in Regional Development and Planning; Transport Planning; Climatology; Agro-Climatology; Industrial Development; Rural Development and Policy; Remote Sensing; Population Studies; Urban and Regional Planning; Geomorphology; Biogeography; Land Resources Evaluation; Environmental Management; Hydology and water resources; Geographic Information System; and Soil Geography).
(iv) DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Political Science with specialization in Comparative Politics; Political Theory; International Relations; Political Economy.
(v) DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Sociology. (with specialization in Industrial Sociology; Criminology and Penology; Rural Sociology; Medical Sociology).
(II). PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Postgraduate Professional Degree Programmes of the University:
(a) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
(b) Master of Geographical Information System (MGIS)
(c) Master of Industrial Relations (MILR)
(d) Master of International Studies (MIS)
(e) Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(f) Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information System (PGDGIS)
(g) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
(h) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 36 calendar months for Full-time a minimum of 36 calendar months and a maximum of 48 calendar months for Part-time. Areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and Operations Management.
Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 18 calendar months and a maximum of 24 calendar months for full-time candidates ONLY.
Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 18 calendar months and a maximum of 30 calendar months for Full-Time only. Areas of specialization include: Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human Resources Management; Industrial, Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and Labour Law.
Master of International Studies (MIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 30 calendar months and a maximum of 45 calendar months. Lectures hold fortnightly. The available areas of specialization include: International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International Politics.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 18 calendar months and a maximum of 24 calendar months for Full-time only. Areas of specialization include: Public Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management, Public Policy and Development Administration.
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 calendar months for Full-time only.
Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy PGDIAD
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 30 calendar months and a maximum of 45 calendar months. The programme runs on weekends and fortnightly. The available areas of specialization include: International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International Politics.
Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 12 calendar months and a maximum of 18 calendar months for Part-time candidates only.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Candidates for admission into MBA programme should normally possess recognized Bachelor’s degrees from an approved University with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division. Holders of professional qualifications of ACA, ACMA, AIB, ACIS, CIBN, ACTS or HND (Upper Credit) must possess a Post-Graduate Diploma Certificate in Strategic Management from University of Ilorin with a minimum average score of 60%. All candidates should have at least Five (5) credits at the Ordinary Level (O/L), including English Language and Mathematics, irrespective of field of study.
Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
Candidates for admission into MGIS programme should normally possess Bachelor’s degrees from an approved University with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division. Holders of professional qualifications such as HND (Upper Credit) with a minimum of five years post-qualification experience are also eligible to apply.
Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
Candidates for admission into MILR degree programme must normally possess a honours degree of the University of Ilorin, or from any other approved university.
Master of International Studies (MIS)
Candidates for admission into MIS Professional degree programme should normally possess Bachelor‘s Degrees in any discipline with at least a Second Class Honours from the University of Ilorin, or any other approved University.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Candidates for admission into the MPA degree programme must have honours degrees in any discipline from the University of Ilorin, or any other approved university.
Post Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
Candidates for admission into the GIS Postgraduate diploma programme must normally possess a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with at least Third Class Honours or HND (Lower Credit) or their equivalent, in Geography, Environmental Science, Sciences, other Social Sciences, Forestry, Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning, etc,. Notwithstanding the above, candidates with substantial work experience who have attained managerial positions may still be considered for admission on individual merit.
Post Graduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
Candidates for admission into Post Graduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD) programme must normally possess Bachelor’s Degrees in any discipline with a minimum of PASS grade from the University of Ilorin or any other approved University or HND with at least Lower Credit.
Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
Candidates for admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM) should normally possess Bachelor’s Degrees or Professional qualifications such as ICAN or HND certificate with a minimum of Lower Credit from approved institutions.
4. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma; M.Sc., Ph.D. Computer Science
5. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
i. DEAN’S OFFICE
Post Doctoral Diploma in Education (PDDE)
This is an online programme.
ii. DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
M.Ed. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation; Sociology of Education; Arabic Education; Comparative Education; English Language Education; History and Policy of Education; Mother-Tongue Education; Religious Studies Education; Philosophy of Education; Social Studies Education; and Curriculum Development.
iii. DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELLOR EDUCATION
M.Ed.; Ph.D. Educational Guidance and Counselling.
iv. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
M.Ed.; Ph.D. Educational Management
v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
M.Ed.; Human Kinetics; Health Education
Ph.D. Human Kinetics; Health Education.
vi. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
M.Ed.; Ph.D. Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Curriculum Development; Science Education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
i. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering (with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage; Agroclimatology; Post-Harvest Engineering-Crop Processing Engineering and Crop Storage Engineering. Farm Power Machinery-Agricultural Mechanization, Soil and Tillage, Design of Machinery and Equipment.
ii. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Ph.D. Civil Engineering (with specialization in Structural/Materials; Transportation; Water Resources and Environmental Engineering); Geotechnical Engineering.
iii. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
iv. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Production; Thermofluid; Metallurgy)
7. COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
i. DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.); Master of Public Health (MPH.); Ph.D. Epidemiology and Community Health, (with specializations in Tropical Public Health; Occupational and Environmental Health; Health Management and Health Education).
ii. DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY & PARASITOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology; Medical Parasitology.
iii. DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Anatomy
iv. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Physiology.
8. FACULTY OF LAW
LL.M. Common Law;
LL.M. Islamic Law
9. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
ii. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Biochemistry with specialization in Enzymology; Nutritional Biochemistry; Toxicology; Parasite Biochemistry; Membrane Biochemistry, Environmental Biochemistry; Clinical Biochemistry; and Reproductive Biochemistry.
ii. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Inorganic; Organic; Physical; Analytical; and Environmental Chemistry); Industrial Chemistry
iii. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL SCIENCES
M.Sc. Ph.D. Geology (with specialization in Solid Mineral Exploration; Petroleum Geology & Sedimentology; Engineering and Hydrogeology);
iv. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
M.Sc., Ph.D. Mathematics with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Algebra; Complex Analysis; Real Analysis, Elasticity and Topology.
v. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology; Plant Pathology; and Mycology).
Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology, Medical and Veterinary Microbiology).
vi. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Physics with specialization in Space Physics and Radio Propagation; Communication Physics; Solar Energy; Materials Science and Solid State Physics; Theoretical Physics; Geophysics; Atmospheric Physics; and Meteorology.
vii. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Plant Biology (with specialization in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Biosystematics and Cytogenetics; Applied Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biology of Lower Plants; Plant Resources Management; Plant Anatomy; Plant Taxonomy; Plant Pathology and Microbial Farming; (Algology and Bryology, Plant Diversity and Environmental Management.)
viii. DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Statistics; and Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
ix. DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology; Fisheries; Parasitology).
C. ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
1. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science must satisfy one of the following:
(a) a minimum of first degree from a recognized University in Science, Engineering, Social Science or Humanities disciplines.
(b) HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit; and
(c) HND in any other discipline different from those in (ii) but preferably from Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized Polytechnic or equivalent Institution, with at least one year cognate experience.
2. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics must satisfy one of the following:
(i) A minimum of an honours degree from a recognized University in any of Science and Social Science disciplines;
(ii) HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit.
3. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM) should be:
(i) graduates of the University of Ilorin and those of any other recognized Universities approved by Senate, and
(ii) Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.) holders with Upper Credit and at least, three years work experience.
In addition to the above requirements, 5 O/Level Credits, including English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for all candidates applying for the above three Postgraduate Diploma programmes.
4. Candidates for admission into the PDDE programme should normally possess Ph.D. degrees in any discipline other than Education.
5. Applicants for the academic Master’s degree programmes who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Upper Division) and must be applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. However, applicants with Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those with higher classes of degrees seeking admissions into programmes outside those in which they have their first degrees may be admitted provided they satisfy Senate in a qualifying examination to be conducted. The least class of Degree for all academic programme applicants is Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division). Regardless of the institution where the Bachelor’s degree was obtained, ALL candidates must apply for their official Bachelor’s degree academic transcript to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
6. Applicants for the Ph. D. degree programme must have obtained a relevant Master’s degree of this or other recognized University, with an average weighted score of at least 60%. Short-listed candidates would be required to satisfy the Postgraduate School in the qualifying interviews and assessments by the relevant Department. Regardless of the institution where the Master’s degree was obtained, ALL candidates must apply for their official Master’s degree academic transcripts to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria for the purpose of this admission. All candidates must have 5 O/L credits, including English Language and Mathematics or pass in Mathematics, where applicable.
7. All Higher Degree candidates that attended foreign universities, where English language is not the medium of instruction, should submit to the Postgraduate School, evidence of their English language proficiency, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores.
D. APPLICATION FEES
Application fee for all programmes is N10,000.00 only (Applicants within Nigeria) or
$100 only (International Applicants).
E. DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A qualifying examination for all applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer-Science and appropriate category of those seeking admissions into Master’s degree programmes, will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 8.30a.m. at the following venues:
THE AFRICA HALL, MINI CAMPUS – For candidates seeking admissions into the College of Health Sciences.
THE UNIVERSITY MAIN AUDITORIUM AND FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE – For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE – For candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of Education and Communication and Information Sciences.
THE NEW SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Engineering & Technology, and Science.
NOTE: There will be no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the qualifying
Examination as this advertisement will serve as the invitation.
F. METHOD OF APPLICATION
For details on method of application, visit the University of Ilorin website: www.unilorin.edu.ng and click on Postgraduate School on the home page. Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Monday, July 5, 2010.
Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents (including transcripts) at the Postgraduate School, is Friday, July 16, 2010. In addition to notifying successful applicants by e-mail, the list of admitted students will be posted on the University of Ilorin website.
Olufolake O. Oyeyemi (Mrs.)
#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos
The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.
The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.
The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”
This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest
The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.
He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.
Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.
He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.
FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.
Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.
In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.
The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.
On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.
He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.
The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.
But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.
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