Programmes Offered

The department currently offers the following courses:

  1. PhD in Education (Educational Planning & Management-Specialisation)
  2. Master of Education in Policy, Planning & Management
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management & Leadership
  4. Bachelor of Education (Educational Administration-Specialisation) 
  5. Diploma in Educational Planning & Management

PhD in Education (Educational Planning & Management-Specialisation)

This programme is three (3) years and is delivered in two modes i.e. by thesis alone or as taught programme that includes both coursework and thesis. The programme mainly targets holders of Master of Education degree with a specialisation in different education-related areas.

Aim

The chief aim of this programme is to produce education experts who will lead the country in areas of education research, policy initiation, programme development and education quality assurance.

Specific Objectives

By the end of the Programme, the PhD Education students should be able to: –

  • Apply relevant educational concepts, knowledge and skills for purposes of teaching and management of any educational programme.
  • Provide leadership in the development of quality educational activities, and methodologies to improve the general quality of learning in the country.
  • Supervise, mentor, guide and counsel education professionals under their guidance.
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes towards education and the teaching profession.
  • Carry out Educational Research for purposes of improving teaching and learning and Education in general.
  • Work with communities to promote access to quality education.

Courses taught include:

Year  1 Semester 1

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Philosophical Methods
  • Computer Application in Research
  • Education Administration: Theory & Practice
  • Policy Studies and Evaluation

Year  1  Semester 2

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Scholarly writing, Presentation and Publication
  • Implementation of Science
  • Advanced Educational Planning
  • Advanced Human Resource Management

Year 2 Semester 1

  • Research Proposal Writing

Year 2 Semester 2

  • Data Collection

Year 3 Semester 1

  • Data Analysis & Thesis writing

Year 3 Semester 2

  • Thesis submission and examination

Master of  Education in Policy, Planning & Management

This programme is two (2) years, offered during evening and weekend. The programme mainly targets holders of a Bachelor degree in Education with specialisation in different areas.

Aim

The major aim of the programme is to produce graduates who are well grounded and competent in the theory and practice of educational management, policy and planning.

Specific Objectives

By the end of the Programme, the students should be able to: –

  • Make a linkage between policies and education management systems.
  • Interpret and implement educational policies.
  • Carry out research for educational development.
  • Use the skills of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in education.
  • Use the programme as a basis for further studies.

Courses taught include:

Year  1 Semester 1

  • Theory of Management
  • Management of Educational Institutions and Quality Assurance
  • Research in Education
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Educational Planning

Year  1 Semester 2

  • Curriculum Management and Instructional Supervision
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Education
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management in Education

Year 2 Semester 1

  • Comparative International Development in Education
  • Policy Formulation, Analysis and Implementation
  • Student Affairs Planning and Management

Year 2  Semester 2

  • Research Proposal and Dissertation

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management & Leadership

This programme is one (1) year, offered during evening and weekend. The programme mainly targets holders of a Bachelor’s degree who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in management and leadership of educational institutions.

Aim

The key aim of the programme is to produce graduates that are well grounded and competent in the theory and practice of educational management and leadership so as to foster effectiveness and efficiency in educational institutions.

Specific Objectives

By the end of the Programme, the students should be able to: –

  • Make informed technical and professional decisions in educational management and leadership related issues.
  • Apply technical and professional knowledge, skills, values and orientations acquired to effectively and efficiently manage and lead people and other resources in educational institutions.
  • Demonstrate competence in performing jobs related to educational management and leadership.
  • Apply both management and leadership theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to meet the needs, demands and expectations of the students, parents, employers and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Courses taught include:

Year  1 Semester 1

  • Organisation and Management Theory in Education
  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Management of Communication in Educational Institutions
  • Governance and Quality Assurance in Education
  • Leadership Theory and Practice in Education
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Research in Education

Year  1 Semester 2

  • Pedagogical Leadership
  • Financial Management in Education
  • Fundamentals of Educational Planning
  • Leadership and Change Management in Education
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Education

Diploma in  Education in Planning & Management

This programme is two (2) years, offered during evening and weekend. The programme mainly target holders of a Grade III Teachers’ Certificate and/or ‘A’ Level holders with 2 principles passes who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in the management of educational institutions

Aim

The major aim of the programme is to produce graduates with a thorough understanding of the theories and practices of educational planning and management. Thus, be able to make informed professional decisions and ethical practices relating to educational planning and management.

Specific Objectives

By the end of the Programme, the students should be able to: –

  • Make technical and professional informed decisions in educational planning and management – related issues.
  • Apply their technical and professional knowledge, skills, values and orientations acquired to manage people in educational institutions well.
  • Synchronise educational planning and management concepts and principles for purposes of realizing institutional efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate competence in performing jobs related to educational planning and management.
  • Apply both theoretical and practical skills for better performance in the management of their institutions.
  • Demonstrate skills of financial management in their institutions
  • Exhibit academic and professional knowledge and skills in work related to educational planning and management.
  • Recognise the importance of placing emphasis on educational planning in the country’s education system.

Courses taught include:

Year  1 Semester 1

  • Principles of Management
  • Institutional Management
  • Fundamentals of Educational Planning
  • Human Resource Management

Year  1  Semester 2

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Records Management

 Year 2 Semester 1

  • Management Ethics
  • Action Research
  • Educational Policy Studies
  • Educational Leadership

 Year 2 Semester 2

  • Change Management
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Report