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The KWASU top-up degree and HND conversion programmes admission form is out. The Kwara State University Higher National Diploma conversion programme addresses the dichotomy between B.Sc. and HND certificate holders.

The major aim is to provide a level playing field, by way of Bachelor’s degree programme, to HND holders determined to beat discrimination in the world of work.

This programme also provides a platform on which a university degree holder, hitherto dissatisfied with his/her class of degree, could “top up” and come out better. In the same vein, a holder of University degree who may wish to cross into other related discipline is afforded the opportunity through this programme.

Ultimately, the programme is designed to promote self-actualization and imbue professional fulfillment with dignity.

PROGRAMMES

B.Sc. Accounting
B.Sc. Banking & Finance
B.Sc. Business & Entrepreneurship
B.Sc. Computer Science
B.Sc. Economics
B.Sc. Mass Communication
B.Sc. Public Administration

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Accounting, Department of Accounting & FinanceHolders of HND certificates in Banking & Finance, Accounting with a minimum of lower credit pass.
a) Holders of B.Sc. certificates in Banking & Finance, Accounting with a minimum of third class.
b) In addition to (a.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other relevant subject in not more than 2 sittings.
c) Holders of professional qualifications like ICAN, ANAN, and ACCA may also be considered.
d) Consideration may be given to candidate with HND pass grade who POSSESSES AT LEAST 5 years post qualification experience.
e) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

2. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Banking & Finance, Department of Accounting & Finance
a) Holders of HND certificates in Banking & Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Insurance and any other Management field with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) Holders of B.Sc. certificates in Banking & Finance, Accounting, and any other relevant field with a minimum of third class.
c) In addition to (a. or b.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any 2 other social science subjects in not more than 2 sittings.
d) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

3. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Business & Entrepreneurship, Department of B & E
a) Holders of HND certificates in Business Administration, Marketing, Cooperative Studies, and Purchasing & Supply and any other relevant fields with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) In addition to (a.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level which MUST include English and Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
c) Consideration may be given to candidate with HND pass grade who POSSESSES AT LEAST 5 years post qualification experience.
d) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

4. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Computer Science, Department of Computer, Library & Information Science.
a) Holders of HND certificates in Computer Science, Statistics, and Electrical & Electronics with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) Holders of B.Sc. Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical & Electronics and any other relevant field with a minimum of third class.
c) In addition to (a. or b.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject in not more than 2 sittings.
d) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

5. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Economics, Department of Economic & Development Studies.
a) Holders of HND certificates in Statistics/Mathematics, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Marketing, and Business Administration with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) Holders of B.Sc. Statistics/Mathematics, Accounting/Banking & Finance, B.Ed. (Economics), B.Ed. (Business Education) and any other relevant field with a minimum of third class.
c) In addition to (a. or b.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any 2 other subjects in not more than 2 sittings.
d) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

6. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication.
a) Holders of HND certificates in Mass Communication with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) In addition to (a.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Government or Economics, Literature and any other social science or art subject in not more than 2 sittings.
c) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

7. HND Conversion to B.Sc. Public Administration, Department of Politics and Governance.
a) Holders of HND/Higher Diploma certificates in Public Administration, Local Government, Legal Studies and other relevant fields with a minimum of lower credit pass.
b) Holders of B.Sc. certificates in Public Administration, Development Studies, B.A. History, B.Ed. Political Science and other relevant fields with a minimum of third class.
c) In addition to (a. or b.) above, candidates must possess Five (5) O’ Level subjects at credit pass level in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any other 2 Social Science or Art subjects in not more than two sittings.
d) Other relevant degree with B. Sc. (Third class)/HND (pass) may be admissible into the programme with prerequisites as the case may be.
e) Candidate must have completed his/her mandatory national youth service (NYSC).

DURATION

The programme lasts a total of six (6) semesters.

TUITION

The fee for the programmes is a flat rate of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only (N150,000.00) for all Nigerian candidates regardless of state of origin, payable only after candidate has been offered admission.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application form attracts the sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira Only (N15,000.00) payable via KWASU online payment platform. The application fee is non-refundable.

To apply, visit http://myportal.kwasu.edu.ng/sysadmin/login and click on “register now” to proceed to complete the information required and click on save. Then click on next button. (Note the password you created)

Upload your credentials, complete the biodata and contact information. Then save and click next.

Payment page will be displayed Enter your Card information and click on make payment button. Wait for payment processing, then click on continue to finalize payment. Printout payment receipt.

Go back to your e-mail and obtain your application number.

Go back to the login page and enter your application number as username and password provided. Login and complete all required information and also upload your credentials. Printout your confirmation page.

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, according to a study published Wednesday that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years.

And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appeared to have little impact on breastfeeding results, according to a paper published by The Lancet medical journal.

“The effect of breastfeeding on brain development and child intelligence is well established,” lead author Bernardo Lessa Horta of the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil said in a statement.

What has been less clear, is whether the effects persist into adulthood, and whether a mother’s socioeconomic status or education level played a bigger role in the outcome of previous studies than her choice to breastfeed or not.

“Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence until at least the age of 30 years but also has an impact both at an individual and societal level by improving educational attainment and earning ability,” said Horta.

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, according to a new study.

“What is unique about this study is the fact that, in the population we studied, breastfeeding was not more common among highly educated, high-income women, but was evenly distributed by social class.”

Horta and a team analysed data from another study of children born in Pelotas in 1982.

Information on breastfeeding was compared to IQ test results at the average age of 30 years, as well as the educational achievement and income of 3,493 participants.

“The researchers divided these subjects into five groups based on the length of time they were breastfed as infants, controlling for 10 social and biological variables that might contribute to the IQ increase including family income at birth, parental schooling, genomic ancestry, maternal smoking during pregnancy, maternal age, birthweight, and delivery type,” said the statement.

“While the study showed increased adult intelligence, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings at all duration levels of breastfeeding, the longer a child was breastfed for (up to 12 months), the greater the magnitude of the benefits.”

An individual breastfed for at least a year as a baby gained a full four IQ points, had 0.9 years more schooling, and an income of 341 Brazilian Reals (98 euros, $104) higher per month at the age of 30, compared to those breastfed for less than one month, the study found.

“The likely mechanism underlying the beneficial effects of breast milk on intelligence is the presence of long-chain saturated fatty acids (DHAs) found in breast milk, which are essential for brain development,” said Horta.

“Our finding that predominant breastfeeding is positively related to IQ in adulthood also suggests that the amount of milk consumed plays a role.”

In a comment also carried by The Lancet, Erik Mortensen of the University of Copenhagen said the findings had important public health implications.

“However, these findings need to be corroborated by future studies designed to focus on long-term effects and important life outcomes associated with breastfeeding.”


                                                                                                                                                                                                  Compiled by: Lawal M.

Friday, 27 March 2015 09:14

Amazing Facts About the Space

Space can be described as the phenomenon of infinity. There are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the universe and each of them has numerous unknown features. The following facts prove it. 

1. There may be a huge black hole in the very middle of most of the galaxies.

2. A day on Mercury lasts approximately as long as 59 days on Earth. 

3. The red colour of Mars is due to oxidized (rusted) iron in its soil.

4. During  summer in Uranus, the sun does not set for 20 years. In winter, darkness lasts for 20 years. In autumn, the sun rises and sets every 9 hours.

5. The Sun is about 5 billion years old and half way through its life – as a medium-sized star it will probably live for around 10 billion years.

6. It takes 225 million years for the Sun to travel round the galaxy.

7. A spoonful of a neutron star weighs about a billion tons.

8. There could be 500 million planets capable of supporting life in a galaxy. 

9. All the stars, galaxies, and black holes in the universe only comprise about 5% of its mass. As crazy as it sounds, the other 95% is unaccounted for.

10. For those of you considering opening your own pubs, there is probably no place better than Sagittarius B. Although it is 26,000 light years away this interstellar cloud of gas and dust contains over a billion litres of vinyl alcohol.

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About 64 new medical doctors from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have been inducted into the medical profession by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Speaking at the induction ceremony, the Provost of the UNILORIN College of Health Sciences, Prof. Wahab Johnson, said that the successful medical doctors were among the 118 that started the program, with others either withdrawn or made to repeat the program.

He said Unilorin has produced 4,062 doctors in 32 years.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, congratulated the new graduates, saying that they are capable of improving the health-care delivery system in the country and the world.

He charged the graduands to exhibit professionalism in discharging their duty.

Several of the new medical doctors who took the Hippocratic Oath expressed their happiness at the event.

Nigerian Christian and Muslim students have resolved to always tolerate and respect each other's religious views in order to build a peaceful and united nation.

The students reached the conclusion after an interactive interfaith conference organized by the Young Catholic Students of Nigeria (YCSN) in Abuja.

Both Christian and Muslim youths and students attended the conference.

YCSN National Chaplain, Monsignor Hypolite Adigwe, urged participants to stop manipulating religion for personal gains which are not connected to God.

“It will be difficult to understand the complacency with which the culture of impunity is being enthroned, even in the name of religion," Monsignor Adigwe said.

A Muslim panellist who spoke at the event, Hajiya Yusuf, referred to the Forgotten Covenant in which Prophet Muhammad tasked Muslims to defend Christians and not to destroy their worship houses.

The Bayero University Kano (BUK) has expelled three male students of the institutions who allegedly raped another student of the institution.

The accused rapists, Abdulsalam Abduljalil, Tijjani Mohammed and William Seyi Solanke, were all students of the school's Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

According to the institution's Head, Directorate of Examinations, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Hajiya Fatima Binta Mohammed, the students were expelled for criminal conspiracy, threat to life and rape.

Quoting Mohammed, a report published in the institution's bulletin said the management has approved the student's expulsion.

Academic arena news gathered from a Daily Trust report that the female student was raped outside one of the female hostels.

She was reportedly reading at the time of the attack.

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said the President Goodluck Jonathan led Federal Government (FG) cannot compete with his government in terms of scholarship awards.

According to a report, Kwankwaso made the claim while addressing 250 students sponsored by his administration for studies at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state.

Represented by his media aide, Mallam Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, Kwankwaso said though the Federal Government has more funds at his disposal, his government's scholarship awards are much more.

“Despite the fact that the federal government collects more than what the 36 states get from the federation account, it cannot compete with the Kano State government in terms of giving foreign and local scholarships to students," he said.

The governor also said students from Kano state have not benefited much from the FG sponsored scholarships.

“As far as I am concerned, I cannot mention five students from Kano that have benefitted from the so-called federal scholarships.

"Yet, as a state government, we have sponsored over 2, 600 students to 14 countries for mainly postgraduate courses while we have sponsored thousands of students to study in our local private universities."

In 2014, the Kano State Government reported that it spent N12 billion to sponsor 2,600 students of the state studying in foreign institutions.

A teenage student, Gazali Sule, has been killed with a machete by a thug who mistook him for a supporter of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

The incident occurred late at night on Sunday 15th of March at Birnin-Kudu LGA, Jigawa State.

Academic arena news gathered that the alleged killer, Abubakar ilu Chani, attacked the deceased near a place where an APC campaign vehicle blared partisan music from its speakers.

It however turned out that Gazali, a final year student of Government Day Secondary School, Birnin-Kudu LGA, was only passing by when he was attacked.

His father told news men that his son was an innocent victim who had only gone to get a haircut when he met his death.

"...I saw a small gathering of children dancing to music supplied by an APC campaign vehicle in front of the barbing salon near our house, I directed them to go to the salon on the other side of the road," the father said.

He was standing outside waiting for his turn when Abubakar Chani rushed out with cutlass and started hitting the APC vehicle blaring campaign songs.

"Before my son could take to his heels, Chani hit him with cutlass on the head and he fell into the gutter.

"The cut was so deep that his skull was broken. He died on the way to the hospital.”

The devastated father said his family will pursue the case to logical conclusion.

A second victim, Sani Muhammed, sustained a deep cut in his hand.

Spokesman of the State Police Command, Abdu Jinjiri, said the police have already arrested three suspects.

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Just like the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Ikudayisi Johnson has said during a press conference on Friday morning that the commission is expecting the traditional list of indicted students for the forth-coming Students’ Union election, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University has late yesterday evening reeled out the names of some 109 students who are allegedly currently been indicted.


As at the time of filing this report, the names of these 109 students are neither yet to be made public nor a concrete detail of their indictment explained as the commission leadership is currently meeting on the matter and promises to relay resolutions later to the press.

The Electoral Commission has earlier said that despite its resolution that it will not accept students who had participated in students’ protest within reasonable jurisdiction in time past as truly indicted, the commission will also not protect any indicted student found wanting of genuine allegations leveled against him or her.

“The Commission has resolved that certain students would not be permitted to aspire to Leadership Positions in the forthcoming elections as it is expected that Leaders in any society should not be people of questionable character or behaviour. This Commission will therefore not permit anybody she considers unfit for Leadership roles in the forthcoming elections. The decision as to who might and who might not contest will be based on the discretion of the Commission after the disciplinary committee list which would be given by the School Management has been consulted”

“Let me make this clear, this commission will not protect someone who has stolen before, this commission will not protect someone who has been involved in examination malpractice before, and this commission will not protect someone who has been jailed before.” Ikudayisi Johnson affirmed

It will be recalled that an indictment list was also given by the management to the 2014 Habeeb-led Electoral Commission  which contained the names of some prominent contestants including ENGELS (Secretary-General), MANDELA (President), ANCHOR (Vice President) and CHOCO MILO (Awo Hall Chairman) who were eventually suspended after the elections 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have announced that the 2015 recruitment aptitude test will be written by applicants via Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Mr Chukwuemeka Obua, the Public Relations Officer of the service, who made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that this was to prevent a re-occurrence of the 2014 recruitment where a stampede was recorded at various centres across the country due to large crowd of applicants.

He said the CBT would also be used to conduct the examination in order to test the computer literacy level of applicants.

The spokesman said that applicants would not be required to bring any writing materials; rather, they would only need their password which was the registration number to log into the computer, answer the test and submit online.

Obua said after the test, successful applicants would be contacted individually and asked to report to designated immigration offices across the country where they would be further examined.

“At this stage, we will do the physical examination to check the height, presence of any physical disabilities and general state of health of applicants to ensure that they are fit to carry out their duties when employed.

“Documents of applicants will also be reviewed during the examination after which successful candidates will be contacted online informing them of their acceptance into the service,” he said.

It will be recalled that the applications for recruitment into the NIS commenced on February 9 and closed on March 22. (NAN)

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Prof. Musbau Akanji, has announced that the university will establish three new departments in the School of Engineering from the 2015/2016 academic session.

Prof. Akanji said the proposed departments are Oil and Gas, Welding and Material and Metrological Engineering.

He explained that the decision to establish the new departments was informed by the Federal Government’s desire to domesticate the activities in the country’s Oil and Gas and other industries.

Akanji noted that the university observed the growing demands of these areas in the country quest for achieving vision 20: 2020.

He added that two of the departments had already been approved by the Senate of the university.

A Borno politician, Alhaji Abubakar Kyari, has paid the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) fees for 303 students’ displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Kyari, a former Chief of Staff to Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, announced the gesture on Monday.

The 303 students are final year Senior Secondary School students who are living in refugee camps in Maiduguri having been displaced from their towns.

The politician also flagged off an 8-week extramural lesson session to prepare the students for the examinations.

He also announced that all the students will be given three meals every day for the entire 8-week period.

Kyari said the initiative is open to other students.

The Boko Haram insurgency had displaced a lot of students.

Most of them now reside in temporary camps and are unlikely to be able to access educational facilities.

As the controversy over the authenticity of President Goodluck Jonathan’s educational qualifications rages on, the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has declined a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the doctorate degree records of President Jonathan.

According to Premium Times, while responding to the enquiry, Uniport said, “The Management of the University has carefully considered your request vis-a-vis the FOI Act,” the university stated in their letter dated 26th February, 2015, and signed by Eric Loveday Osuo Abonemi, the institution’s Legal Officer.

“It is my instructions to inform you that your request does not come within the relevant provisions of the FOI Act for its practicability or for the University to provide such details as requested.

“Details of the Ph.D Degree of President Goodluck Jonathan in the University of Port Harcourt cannot therefore be made available to you”.

The letter requested the following information relating to the president’s doctorate qualification, citing the provisions of Sections 2 and 4 of the FOI Act, 2011.

1. The title of the president’s doctorate dissertation

2. Year of registration as a doctorate candidate

3. Name of his doctorate supervisor(s)

4. Name of his external examiner(s)

5. Comments/reports of the external examiner of the dissertation/thesis

6. Photocopy of the dissertation/thesis

7. Date of graduation from the university

The organization had said it was willing to bear any cost the university might incur in making photocopies of the requested documents and for posting them.

Nigeria’s ex-minister of petroleum and energy, Professor Tam David-West had earlier made the allegation that  President Jonathan does not have a doctorate degree.

The Director-General, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. JB Olawunmi and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega on Tuesday urged corps members billed to participate in the conduct of the general elections to shun all forms of temptation.

According to The Nation, the corpers were assured of prompt payment of their allowances before and after election duties.

Reading from their message to the corpers, at the Lokoja Township Stadium in Lokoja, Kogi State, the NYSC state Coordinator, Mrs. Olabanji Agatha called on them to build on the success of the 2011 General Election and make the nation proud.

With their academic exposure, she said, a high sense of patriotism and integrity was expected of them.

Each participating corps member will receive a cumulative total of N32, 000 for the March 28 and April 11 national assignment.

She added, “As corps who has been exposed to a high academic knowledge, ideals and objectives of NYSC, it is expected of you to handle this critical assignment with a high sense of patriotism, integrity, diligence and responsibility.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under listed Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Master and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the Delta State University, Abraka.



Admission Requirements



(A) General Admission Requirements

i. A candidate for Postgraduate Studies in Delta State University must have obtained at least five (5) credit passes in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), NABTEB or their equivalents, including English and Mathematics. Please note that no waiver for Academic Masters and Ph.D Degrees.



ii. Applications must be backed up with appropriate academic transcripts.



iii. A candidate applying for Ph. D in any programme of the Delta State University, Abraka, must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% or 4 points on a 5 point scale in the Master’s Degree.



iv. To qualify for admission into Postgraduate Studies, the requisite qualifications for each programme must have been earned prior to commencement of Programme from either Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka. 



(B) Postgraduate Diploma

i. Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in any discipline from the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Senate with at least “Third Class Honours Degree”



Specific Departmental Requirements:


(a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics, Candidates with HND Certificate must obtain a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant disciplines.



(b) For Animal Science, Fisheries, Crop Science and Soil Science, Candidates must obtain at least a Third Class Honours Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or Fisheries or obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any of the Biological Sciences. Candidates with the HND certificate should possess at least Upper Credit in the relevant discipline.



(c) For Business Administration and Communication Management, candidates should possess at least a Third Class Honours Degree in any discipline or HND Lower Credit in Business Studies or related fields obtained from any Institution recognized by the Senate of the Delta State University. Abraka.



For Banking and Finance, candidates should possess at least a Third class Honours Degree in Banking and Finance or related discipline from this University or any other institution recognized by the Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance not below lower credit level or Professional qualification in Banking and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution may be considered.



For Marketing, candidates with third class in management from the Delta State University or any other recognized by the Delta State University Senate. A Bachelors Degree with at least Third Class Degree in any field obtained from this University or any other recognized by the Senate of this University. Professional qualification in related field which is equivalent to a first Degree or HND at upper credit may be considered.



(C) Academic Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M. Sc.)

General Admission Requirements

Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division in relevant disciplines of the Delta State University or any other University/Institution recognized by Delta State University Senate.



Specific/Departmental Requirements

For Agricultural Economics, holders of a good Honours Degree in relevant areas such as Agronomy or Animal Science are eligible. Candidates must obtain at least a Second Class Honours Degree, Lower Division. Holders of a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics of the Delta State University or any other institutions recognized by Senate can also apply.



For Animal Science and Fisheries, candidates should possess a good Honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Agriculture, Animal Science, Fisheries, Zoology, Biochemistry or Human Nutrition or Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science or Fisheries or in a related field.



For Crop and Soil Sciences, candidates with good Honours Degrees in the Biological Sciences or any other related discipline may be considered.



For Master of Arts (M.A.) History, candidates with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine and Applied Arts, Bachelor of Education Degree in Fine and Applied Arts and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Sociology or Anthropology are eligible. Such candidates should obtain a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree, Lower Division.



For M.Sc. Biochemistry, candidates should possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree Lower Division in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology or Zoology from the Delta State University, Abraka, or any other Institution recognized by Senate.



For M. Sc. Physics, candidates must be a graduate of Delta State University or any other recognized University with at least a Second Class honours (Lower) (ii) B. Sc. Degree in Physics Education with Second Class Upper Division (iii) Engineering or other related areas.



For Animal and Environmental Biology, holders of at least a Second Class Honours Degree Lower Division in Zoology, obtained from Delta State University, Abraka, or any other Institution recognized by the Senate of Delta State University, Abraka, are eligible for admission.



For Master of Science Degree in Chemistry, holders of first Degree obtained from Delta State University, Abraka, or any recognized Institution by Senate, with at least Second Class Degree Lower Division in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Biochemistry are eligible for admission. Candidates with B.Sc. (Ed.) Chemistry or Pharmacy may be considered for admission.



For Master of Science Degree in Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics, holders of first Degree obtained from Delta State University, Abraka, or any recognized Institution by Senate, with at least Second Class Degree Lower Division in Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics Education or any other related field are eligible for admission.



For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sociology, candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with at least Second Class Honours lower division of the Delta State University, Abraka, or other Universities recognized by Senate. Candidates with MILR of Delta State University may be considered.



For Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography and Regional Planning, candidates must possess a good honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Geography or related discipline from Delta State University, Abraka, or other Universities recognized by Senate.



For Master in Sports Management, a First Degree in Physical and Health Education, Sociology, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Mass Communication or Political Science may be considered for admission.



For M.A. History, candidate must be holder of Bachelor of Arts Degree in History of the Delta State University or other Universities recognized by Senate, provided they also satisfy the University matriculation requirements. Candidates whose Bachelor’s Degrees are in related disciplines such as Religious Studies, Political Science, Archaeology, Education with History, or Social Studies and Political Science as teaching subject, may be admitted.



For M.A. Theatre Arts, candidate must be holder of B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division or Third Class Honours Degree with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts from the Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate.



Candidates who hold B.A. English with specialization in Literature, Bachelor’s Degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Music, English and Literary Studies (with a specialization in Literature) and Fine and Applied Arts, who also have Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre Arts, may be considered.

For M.A French (French Language, Literature in French and Translation).

Applicants for admission into the M.A. Degree programme in French Language must possess a B.A. Degree in French with at least Second Class Honours Lower division from Delta State University or any other University recognized by the Senate.



(D) PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES: (Master in Banking and Finance (MBF), Master in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE), Master in Public Administration (MPA), Maser in Industrial and Labour Relation (MILR), Master in Communication Management (MCM) and Master in Law and Diplomacy (MLD).



Candidates must possess a minimum of Third Class Honours Degree, in any discipline from Delta State University or other Universities recognized by Senate or Higher National Diploma (HND) of not less than lower credit with years of experience.



For MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Candidates with at least Second Class Honours, Lower Division will be considered candidates with HND Upper Credit only in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or Marketing will be considered for admission.



Candidates with Third Class Honours Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or Accounting must have at least five (5) years of working experience to be considered for admission.



For the Master in Communication Management (MCM), candidates should possess at least a second class honours Degree in Mass Communication or related disciplines.



(E) Ph.D. Programmes

General Admission Requirements

Candidates with relevant academic Masters Degrees from the Delta State University, Abraka or other Universities recognized by the Senate of the University, and must have scored at least a Cumulative average of 60% in their final Masters Degree to qualify for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme.



(a) Ph.D. History

Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of the Master of Arts (M.A.) Degrees in History, International Relations or International Studies. Such candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% pass mark at the Master’s level.



(b) Ph.D. Studio Art

Candidates for the Ph.D. must be holders of M.A., MFA, M.Tech. (Ind. Design) in Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Graphics, Ceramics.



(c) Ph.D. (Political Science, Economics, Sociology) - Social Sciences.

Candidates must possess a good Masters Degree of not less than 60% average in the relevant department of this University or any other institutions recognized by Senate.



(d) Ph.D. Theatre Arts

1. Candidates with a good M.A. Degree in Theatre Arts – not less than 60% average of Delta State University or any other University recognized by Senate are eligible for admission, provided they also satisfy the University matriculation requirements.



2. Candidates who hold the M.Phil. Degree in Theatre Arts – not less than 60% average – from any University recognized by Senate may also apply.



FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

(1) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

Master of Science (M. Sc.) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in:

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension



(2) Department of Agronomy

Postgraduate Diploma in:

Crop Science

Soil Science

Crop Production

Horticulture

Master of Science (M. Sc.) in:

Crop Science

Soil Science

Crop Production

Horticulture



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in

Crop Science

Soil Science

Crop Production

Horticulture



(3) Department of Animal Science

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal Science

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in the areas of specialization below:

Animal Genetics and Breeding Technology

Animal Production Management and Welfare

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry

Animal Physiology, Environment and Behaviour



(4) Department of Fisheries

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Fisheries

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) inFisheries Biology, Fisheries Engineering Aquaculture, Limnology, Oceanography,

Hatchery Management, Fish Pathology, Fishing Gear Technology, Fish Physiology, Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry, Post-Harvest Technology, Fisheries Economics, Fish Genetics, Environmental Ecology and Management.



Department of Forestry and Wildlife

M.Sc. Forestry

Ph.D. Forestry



FACULTY OF ARTS

(1) Department English and Literary Studies

M.A./ Ph.D. Degree in Literature in English



(2) Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Master of Fine and Applied Arts (MFA) in the following areas:

Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Art History

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Art History

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Studio Art



(3) Department of History

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in History

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in History



(4) Department of Languages and Linguistics

M.A./Ph.D Degree in French



(5) Department of Music

Postgraduate Programmes in Music leading to the award of the

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)

Master of Arts (M.A.), and

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in various stresses/specializations in Music.



(6) Department of Religious Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Religious Studies



(7) Department of Theatre Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE

(1) Department of Physiology

M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Physiology



(2) Department of Anatomy

M.Sc/Ph.D Degree in Anatomy

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-Time

Masters/Ph. D. programmes in the following areas of Education:

Educational Administration

Educational Planning

Higher Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Guidance and Counselling

Measurement and Evaluation

Physical and Health Education

Health Education

Social Studies

Agricultural Education

Home Economics Education

Science Education (Biology, Integrated Science, Mathematics Education and Chemistry Education)

Library and Information Science



FACULTY OF LAW

Master of Law (LL.M)

Master of Law and Diplomacy (MLD)



FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Department of Accounting/Banking and Finance 

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Banking and Finance

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree in Banking and Finance

M. Sc. Management

M. Sc. Marketing



FACULTY OF SCIENCE

(1) Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Animal and Environmental Biology (PGD)

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Animal and Environmental Biology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree in Animal and Environmental Biology in:

Hydrobiology and Fisheries

Entomology

Parasitology

Pest and Disease Management



(2) Department of Biochemistry

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in Biochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree in Biochemistry with specialization in:

Food and Nutrition Biochemistry

Fermentation Biochemistry

Biotechnology

Clinical Biochemistry

Biochemistry Pharmacology

Enzymology

Plant Biochemistry 

(3) Department of Chemistry

Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Chemistry with specialization in:

Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry

(4) Department of Mathematics and Computer



Master of Science (M.Sc)

Mathematics

Industrial Mathematics



(4) Department of Physics

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in:

Geophysics

Solid Physics

Radiation and Health Physics



FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Business Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)

Professional Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)



(A) Department of Business Administration

M.Sc Business Administration

Ph.D. Business Management



(B) Department of Economics

Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE)

Professional Masters Degree in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)

Professional Master Degree in Banking and Finance (MBF)

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree in Economics



(C) Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Degree in Geography and Regional Planning



(D) Department of Mass Communication

I. Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM)

ii. Professional Master Degree in Communication Management (MCM)



(E) Department of Political Science

Professional Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA)

M.Sc. Political Science

Ph.D. Political Science



(F) Department of Sociology

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Degree in:

Criminology

Rural Sociology

Sociology of Development

Sociology of Health Behaviour

Sociology of Inter-Group Relations

Professional Master Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)

Professional Masters Degree in Crime Management (MCM)



NOTE:

The following programmes are not available in the 2014/2015 academic session. (Prospective Applicants should note).



1) M.A./ Ph.D. (English Language)

2) M.Ed/Ph.D. (Philosophy of Education)

3) M.Ed/Ph.D. (Sociology of Education)





METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2014/2015 PG Admission form online and to also generate an applicant virtual pin of N21,000.00 (Twenty-One Thousand Naira) only. Payment should be made to any of the follow banks:



Ecobank

UBA

Zenith bank

Unity bank



Note: 

1. All Ph.D. students must attach 5 – 10page Research Proposal to hard copy of application at submission.

2. All candidates must submit photocopies of NYSC Certificate or Exemption Certificate to the Postgraduate School.

3.. Candidates must also submit all relevant academic transcript along with their print out to the Postgraduate School.

Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website before completing the application form.

Candidates should submit the hard copies of their applications along with other relevant documents at the Postgraduate School office, Abraka.

All Application processes must be completed by May 22nd, 2015.

List of those offered provisional admission into any programme can be accessed at the University website on or before June 30th 2015. Screening of provisionally admitted students will commence immediately at the postgraduate Boardroom.

SGD: Ejiroghene Udjo

Registrar 

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