WE’RE A HISTORY AGENT
The Department of History is one of the oldest academic units in the University being one of the Departments established at the inception of the University in 1962. The Department offers three and four-year programmes leading to the award of the Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History (Single Honours). It also runs a number of combined honours programmes in collaboration with selected Departments in the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences, and Administration. In addition, the Department collaborates with the Faculty of Education to run B.A. (Education/History) combined honours programme.
The teaching and practice of history in Nigeria have faced severe challenges in the past few years. These challenges demand appropriate responses from disciplinary practitioners and constant reviews of academic programmes in ways that would make the curriculum and the output more relevant to national needs. Thus, in recent years the undergraduate curriculum for the B.A. Honours Degree in History has undergone intensive and deliberate review to further enrich the contents and so increase the quality of service which the graduates will be capable of rendering both at the national and international levels.
In addition, the B.A. degree programme (single and combined honours) are intended to make graduates more competitive in the national and international labour markets and to be equipped with the necessary entrepreneurial skills if they choose to employ themselves.
The new programmes take into account the role and increasing stature of Nigeria on the international scene and seek to meet the demands which will inevitably be made on Nigeria to know more about other parts of the world. For this reason, apart from a core of compulsory courses, a wide range of elective is available to meet varied interests. However, not all the electives will be available each year, as availability of each elective course will depend partly on demand and partly on the expertise of staff on ground.