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 Benue State University, Makurdi

Department of Political Science

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Political Science was established in 1992 as one of the pioneer Departments in the University. Some Public Administration course units have since then been taught as a sub-discipline of Political Science. In order to expand the study of Public Administration, the University also established two non-degree programmes, namely the Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (ADPM) and the Diploma in Personnel Management (DPM). These have helped to train the Junior and Senior level cadre in the public and private services in addition to preparing candidates for admission into higher programmes.

In the 1999/2000 session, the Department started postgraduate programmes with the Master in Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Science (M.Sc) in Public Administration as some of the options for students. Later in the 2001/2002 session, the Department mounted a PhD programme in Political Science also with an option for students to specialize in the area of Public Administration though the degree reads PhD Political Science.

The degree programmes offered by the Department especially those in Public Administration have been very well received just as they have become very popular with the University’s growing clientele over the years. Many students who have received training at various levels have continued to make contributions to the development not only of their immediate environments but the Nation at large.

The wide acceptance of the Public Administration programmes, the availability of Faculty as well as other resources informed the decision of the University Council to direct that a First Degree programme be started in Public Administration. Thus the design of this programme which would initially be mounted in the Department of Political Science as a sub-Department beginning from the 2013/2014 academic session.

The Department of Political expresses it gratitude to the University Council for its initiative; the Vice Chancellor, Prof.(Mrs.) Charity Ashimem Angya  for providing the resources for the commencement of this programme and the University Senate for its  support and approval for the establishment of the programme which would go a long way in providing additional opportunities to our growing clientele to acquire University education  in addition to fulfilling  the University’ mandate which is that of creating knowledge and developing the complete person who would respond to the environment and set the agenda for change and development.

What follows in this Handbook is a brief description of the Bachelors degree programme as well as the Postgraduate programmes in Public Administration offered in the Department. It also contains the Admission and course requirements, the staff list as well as such other general information that will be useful to students in the University.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department operates a total of nine academic programmes at the Non-degree, Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels.

The programmes are:
Diploma in Personnel Management (DPM)
Advanced diploma in Personnel Management (ADPM)
Bachelor of Science in Political Science (B.Sc)
Master of Science in International Relations and Strategic Studies (M.Sc) IRSS
Master of Arts in International Relations and Strategic Studies (M.A. IRSS)
Master of Science in Public Administration (M.Sc)
Master of Science in Political Science (M.Sc)
Master of Public Administration (MPA) and
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Ph.D Political Science), with specializations in:
-        International Relations
-        Public Administration
-        Comparative Politics and Development Studies
-        Political Economy
-        Political theory and Philosophy

TEACHING/NON-TEACHING STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT

S/No Name of Staff P.N Rank Qualification Gender Status Area of Specialization
1 Prof. Akase Paul Sorkaa 48 Professor B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure Public Administration, Political Economy and Nigerian Government & Politics
2 Prof. Tony Edoh 381 Professor B.Sc, MA, Ph.D Male Tenure International Relations, & Strategic Studies; Comparative Politics & Public Administration
3 Prof. Oga G. Ajene 450 Professor B.Sc, MA, Ph.D Male Tenure International Relations, Political Philosophy & Nigerian Government & Politics
4 Prof. Mvendaga Jibo 808 Professor B.Sc, M.Soc. Sc, Ph.D Male Contract Nigerian Government and Politics, Comparative Politics
5 Prof. Adagba Okpaga 41 Professor B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure Political Theory, Public Administration, Nigerian Government & Politics
6 Prof. Barnes Anger 260 Professor B.Sc, MLD, Ph.D Male Tenure International Law, International Relations & Political Economy
7 Dr. George-Genyi, Member   621 Asso Prof. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Female Tenure Comparative Politics, Political Economy & Nigerian Government & Politics
8 Dr. Jacob Omenka 221 Asso Prof. BA, MPA, Ph.D Male Tenure Public Administration & Nigerian Government and Politics   
9 Dr. Terkura Tarnande 1457 Asso Prof. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure Political Economy, Research Methodology &Nigerian Government & Politics
10 Dr. Aondoakaa Utume 109 Asso Prof. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure International Relations & Strategic Studies, Nigerian Government & Politics
11 Dr. James Apam 518 Asso Prof. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure Comparative Politics, Nigerian Government & Politics, International Relations
12 Dr. John E. Enyi 363 Asso Prof. B.Sc, MPA, Ph.D Male Tenure Public Administration & Nigerian Government & Politics
13 Dr. Tabitha Agishi  173 Asso Prof. B.Ed, MPA, M.Sc, Ph.D Female Tenure Public Administration & Nigerian Government and Politics
14 Dr. Tyodzua Atim 1390 Snr. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure Comparative Politics, International Relations &Nigerian Government & Politics 
15 Dr. Franc Ter Abagen 606 Snr. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD Male Tenure International Relations &Nigerian Government & Politics
16 Dr. Timbee Akuul 718 Snr. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc PhD Male Tenure Comparative Politics, Nigerian Government & Politics
17 Dr. B.O. Onoja 2100 Snr. Lect. B.Sc, M.A, PhD Male  Contract Public Administration & Nigerian Government & Politics
18 Mr. Michael Shima 517 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc Male Tenure Comparative Politics  Public Administration, Political Economy & Nigerian Government & Politics  
19 Mr. Ahen Akaakuma 519 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc Male Tenure International Relations & Strategic Studies, Public Administration &Nigerian Govt. & Politics. 
20 Dr. Terver Akpar 27 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc PhD  Male Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Comparative Politics
21 Mrs. Pauline Akpa 512 Lecturer I B.Ed, PGDA, MPA Female Tenure Public Administration & Nigerian Government & Politics 
22 Barr. Robert Echikwonye 1090 Lecturer I B.Sc, MA, LLB, LLM, BL Male Tenure International Law, Nigerian Government & Politics
23 Mrs. Tina Yator Sorkaa 741 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc Female Tenure Public Administration
24 Ms. Iveren Adoo Uganden 434 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc Female Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Comparative Politics, & political Economy
25 Dr. George Akwaya Genyi 807 Snr. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Tenure International Relations & Strategic Studies, Nigerian Government & Politics
26 Mr. Mkor Donald Aondona 1387 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc Male Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Comparative &International Relations  
27 Dr. John Tsuwa 1025 Lecturer I B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD Male Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Comparative Politics
28 Mrs. Faeren Agaigbe 1709 Lecturer II B.Sc, M.Sc Female Tenure International Relations
29 Mirian Hembafan Yila 2095 Lecturer II B.Sc, M.Sc Female Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Political Economy
30 Terkula Gaavson 1988 Asst. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc Male Tenure Nigerian Government & Politics, Political Economy
31 Mrs. Mercy Erdoo Fiase 1987 Asst. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc Female Tenure Public Administration
32 Mr. Benjamin T. Tough  2096 Asst. Lect. B.Sc, M.Sc Male Tenure Public Administration & International Relations & Str ategic Studies   
33 Dr. Atah Pine 1459 Part Time  Lecturer  B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Part Time  Lecturer  International Relations, Political Economy, Nigerian Government & Politics
34 Dr. Cletus Akwaya 1578 Part Time  Lecturer  BA, M.Sc, Ph.D Male Contract International Relations, Nigerian Government & Politics
35 Mr. Omadachi Oklobia 1831 Part Time  Lecturer  B.Sc, M.Sc Male Part Time  Lecturer  Political Economy and Development Studies& Comparative Politics
36 Amos Jev Asongo  0002 Teaching Assistant B.Sc, MPA, M.Sc Male Teaching Assistant Public Administration & Nigerian Government & Politics 
37 Samson Aondowase Fada 0003 Teaching Assistant B.Sc, M.Sc Male Teaching Assistant Political Economy, Nigerian Government & Politics
NON ACADEMIC STAFF
S/No Name P.No Rank Qualifications
1. Mr. Solomon Orya Jija 1883 Executive Officer  FSLC, (Gboko) 1987 SSCE, (Mbaningu Kparev) 2002 DPM,  (Makurdi) 2001 Certificate in Computer, (Abuja) 2006
2. Mr. Mamkaa Terungwa 1561 Computer Operator I FSLC, (Afegha) 1993 SSCE, (K/Ala) 2006 NCE, (K/Ala) 2004 Cert. in Computer Operations, (K/Ala) 2004. B.Sc Economics (Makurdi) 2011
3. Nguseer Doreen Indyer 1214 Clerical Officer FSLC (Akpagher) 1997 SSCE (Uchi-Mbakor) 2010, Diploma in Computer (Makurdi) 2004
4 Mngunengen Torgaba 1715 Head Messenger/Cleaner  FSLC, (Sabongida Take) 1997 SSCE, (Jato-Aka) 2011