Bowen University

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SOCHISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

1.0INTRODUCTION

The Department of Sociology came into existence at the inception of Bowen University on 4th November, 2002.  It was established within the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.  The name “Sociological Applications” was adopted by the pioneer Council of the University with an understanding that as time goes on the Department will award degrees in Sociology, Demography and Social statistics. At present, the focus is on the discipline of sociology.

At a departmental meeting held on the 29th of June, 2009, however, it was unanimously decided to adopt the stance of the NUC accreditation Inspection Team on designation. That is, the name Sociological Applications should be substituted with Sociology.  Accordingly, the department is now known and referred to simply as the Department of Sociology.

The Department started with twenty students under the headship of Professor Olaide Adedokun. Since its inception, the Department has been committed to high academic and research standards and encourages both staff and students to pursue individual and/or group researches.

The Department currently has about fourteen academic members of staff (including Associate Lecturers).  Their academic interests and areas of specialization cover essential sub-disciplines of sociology and anthropology.  There are now about 333 students in the Department and they are encouraged to participate in the Faculty and other University wide activities and organizations. There is a Bowen University branch of the Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Student’s Association, to which all students in the Department belong.

2.0PROGRAMMES

(A)B. Sc. Sociology

(B)M.Sc. Sociology

(C)Professional Masters Degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM)

A.B. Sc. SOCIOLOGY

3.0ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

3.1General

3.2University Matriculation Exam (UME)

(a)Credits at SSCE, GCE, NECO or approved equivalent in 5 subjects which must include English and Mathematics and any other them as may be specified by each Faculty.

(b)The 5 credits should be obtained in not more than two sittings and must have been obtained within the last 5 years.

(c)Candidates awaiting results may apply.

(d)All Applicants will be required to go through Bowen University’s Screening Exercise without which a candidate will not be offered admission in to the University.

(e)Interested candidates who have applied to the JAMB for admission and wish to change their first choice to Bowen University are required to:

(i)apply for change of institution through JAMB;

(ii)obtain the BOWEN UNIVERSITY application form;

(iii)participate in the screening exercise.

(f)All applicants are required to obtain JAMB forms as well as BOWEN UNIVERSITY application forms before they can qualify for the screening exercise.

3.1.2DIRECT ENTRY

(a)NCE, OND and approved equivalents in relevant fields and at least the Upper Credit level;

(b)Two Advanced Level subjects;

(c)The Interim Joint Matriculations Board (IJMB) at acceptable grade levels

(d)In addition to the two Advanced Level papers to be specified by the Faculty or programme, candidates must have credits in three other relevant Ordinary Level subjects.

3.1Departmental Requirements

(i)Degree Options

B.Sc. Sociology; Demography, and Social Statistics

(ii)Admission Requirements

3.2.1Ordinary Level Subjects

(i)Sociology:  the Department requires 5 credits at O/L in one or two sittings from GCE or WAEC, NECO: including, English language, Mathematics, two social sciences and any one from Arts or Sciences.

3.2.2UME Subjects  

English language, plus two subjects in social sciences and any one from Arts or Sciences i.e. Biology; Agric Science; Health Science.

3.2.3Direct Entry

At least 2 ‘A’ Level subjects from social sciences and any Arts or Sciences i.e. Biology, Agric Science, and Health Science.

4.0GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

4.1General

Students are advised to refer to Bowen University Academic Prospectus, 2012-2017 Edition, for details of Procedure for registration, matriculation and rules and regulations for the award of Bachelor’s Degree and Conduct of examinations.

4.2Specifics

4.2.1Grading System

4.2.1.1  A student’s performance in any course shall be recorded in both figure and Letter grades.

4.2.1.2   A student’s semester performance shall be translated into the grade Point Average (GPA).

4.2.1.3   A student’s semester GPA is computed by multiplying the Point (GP) attained in each course by the course credits to obtain the weighted Grade Point (WGP); the WGP is then summed up and the sum is divided by the total number of credits taken during the semester.

I.e. GP = ∑WGP_       when Ci = credit for each course taken

     ∑Ci

4.2.1.4The marks in figures and the corresponding letter grades and Grade Point (GP) are as follows:

%      Score         Letter Grade   Grade Point

         70 – 100             A                      5

         60 – 69               B                     4

         50 – 59              C                      3

         45 – 49              D                      2

         40 – 44              E                      1

         0 – 39                F                      0

4.2.1.5 A student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the up-to-date average Of the WGP

4.2.1.6 To compute the CGPA of a student.

(a)  Multiply the GP by the respective course credit earned to obtain the WGP Obtained by the student for each course in a programme of study over the years.

(b) Add up the WGP for all the courses taken in all semesters.

(c) Divide the sum of the WGP by the total number of credits for all the courses registered for whether passed or failed b y the student.

CGPA = ∑WGP

     ∑Ci

4.2.1.7  Classification of Degrees

Five classes of degrees shall be awarded based on the CGPA as follows

Class of Degree                      Range of CGPA

First class                                     4.50 – 5.00

Second class (Upper Division)        3.50 – 4.49

Second class (Lower Division)        2.40 – 3.49

Third class                                    1.50 – 2.39

Pass                                             1.00 – 1.49

4.4Academic Standing and Probation

4.4.1For a student to be in good academic standing (i.e. to be allowed to proceed in his/her degree programme), he/she must earn a CGPA of not less than 1.00 at the end of each academic year.

A student who obtains a CGPA is more than 0.25 or less in any particular year Shall be asked to withdraw from the University

4.4.3A student whose CGPA is more than 0.25 but less than 1.00 at the end of the first semester on probation 1.

4.4.4A student on probation 1 whose CGPA is less than 1.00 at the end of the first semester of the subsequent session shall be put on probation II.

A student on probation II whose CGPA is less than 1.00 at the end of the second semester of the subsequent session shall normally be asked to withdraw from the University.

4.5Maximum Time Permitted for a Degree Programme

4.5.1For the award of a classified degree, a student shall not normally be permitted to spend more than two extra sessions in excess of the period specified for any degree Programme.

4.5.2A student who has spent more than 2 sessions above the minimum shall normally be awarded a pass degree.

4.6Continuous Absence from the University

4.6.1A student who absent himself/herself continuously from lectures or the University for upwards of three weeks without a written permission shall normally be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University. The attention of senate shall be drawn to such a case by the Faculty and Senate Decision shall be communicated to the student and parents/guardians by the Registrar.

LIST OF DEPARTMENTAL STAFF

NAME QUALIFICATION AREA OF SPECIALIZATION STATUS
DR. S.C. MADUBUIKE B.A., M.Sc., M. Phil, Ph.D. (Ibadan) Ethnographic Methods/Anthropological Theories/Development Sociology Senior Lecturer/Ag. Head of Department
PROF. O. IMOAGENE

B.Sc. Econs. (London); M.Sc. Sociology; Ph.D. (Ibadan)

Urbanisation and Stratification Anthropology Professor
       

*PROF. P. O.  OGUNJUYIGBE

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D Sociology (Ife)               Demography/Social Statistics Professor

**PROF. O. B. LAWUYI

B.Sc. (Ife), M. Phil. (Jos), M.A., Ph.D Anthropology (Illinois) Anthropology Professor
*DR. E. E. OKAFOR B.Sc. (Sokoto) M.Sc. Sociology Ph.D. (Ibadan) Industrial Sociology/ Complex Organisation Reader

+DR. L. Y. AYUBA

B.A, M.A. (Jos), M. Div. Theology (Ogbomoso), Ph.D (Liverpool)  Cultural Anthropology of Missions Lecturer II
DR. J. O. AGUN B.Sc. Sociology (Ife), M.Sc. Sociology, MILR, Ph.D. Sociology (Ibadan) Industrial Sociology Lecturer II
T.A. ATOYEBI B.Sc., M.Sc.  (Ibadan) Industrial Sociology Lecturer I
M.O. OWOEYE

B.Sc. (Ife) M.Sc. (Ife) M.Sc.(Lagos)

Demography/Social Statistics Lecturer I
A. AKINTUNDE

B.Sc. Sociology (Jos)

M.Sc. Sociology (Ibadan)

Sociology of Development Assistant Lecturer
*K. S. MOLOMO B. Sc. (Ife), M.Sc., (Ibadan) Medical Sociology Lecturer II
MISS. O. GISANRIN B. Sc. (Bowen), M.Sc., (Ibadan) Development Sociology Assistant Lecturer

* Associate      **Sabbatical    +Adjunct

 

 

Non-Teaching Staff

NAME QUALIFICATION AREA OF SPECIALISATION STATUS
Mrs. T.O. Windapo            N.C.E Secretarial Computer Operator I

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