- PROGRAMME AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- DURATION OF STUDY
- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The programme aims to produce skilled people who can apply basic to middle level skills in development.
The objectives of the programme are:
- To guide students through basic research methods in development studies in order to explore and understand the various development challenges faced by communities.
- To equip students with knowledge and skills that equips them to be agents of positive change in society.
- To expose students to various theories, topical issues and practical examples of transformative development processes so that they can inform social change processes in communities.
- A candidate must have obtained 5 ‘O’ level subjects including English Language.
- Holders of National Certificates in relevant disciplines qualify for this programme.
- A pass in ‘A’ level would be an added advantage.
Normally, the duration of a Diploma programme shall be one year (2 semesters) of study.
- Candidates graduating with this qualification may work in a variety of environments as social science researchers, programme/project managers, monitoring and evaluation officers, gender consultants in NGOs and government departments.
Full Programme Structure
- DPDS 1107 Overview of Development Studies
- DPDS 1108 Poverty Alleviation Strategies
- DPDS 1109 Introduction to Research Methods
- DPDS 1110 Introduction to Computers for Development Studies
- DPDS 1111 Development Agents
- DPDS 1212 Famine Studies
- DPDS 1213 Introduction to Gender Studies
- DPDS 1214 Community Health Management
- DPDS 1215 Disasters and Disaster Preparedness
- DPDS 1216 Project Planning and Management