College of Leadership and Development Studies

The College of Leadership and Development Studies (CLDS) came into existence in the 2014/2015 academic session. It was carved out of the former College of Development Studies. The College is headed by a Dean while the Schools are headed by Deputy Deans.

Why Study at Covenant University

WELCOME TO
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

There are four (4) Departments and six (6) programmes in the college. The Departments are:
The Department of Political Science and International Relations offers programmes in International Relations, Policy and Strategic Studies and Political Science. The Department of Languages and General Studies has approval to run programmes in English and French. Psychology is also available as a programme. The Department of Leadership Studies runs Certificate and Diploma programmes in Leadership for all students in the University. All the programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Vision of the College

The College is guided by a very clear and compelling vision of sound scholarship, excellence, truth and respect for worth and dignity of individuals at all levels. The core purpose is to train graduates as expert managers and administrators who will be highly mentally resourceful and equipped, entrepreneurially self-dependent, futuristically visionary and responsibility sensitive.

As an intellectual factory, we are poised to nurture creative talents in our students to enable them to attain highest standards of knowledge in their respective programmes.

Objectives

The core objectives of the College include the following

  1. To produce highly disciplined graduates who do not only possess the right moral orientation, but also the mental drives and resourcefulness to provide visionary leadership in the public and private sectors.
  2. To train young men and women who will be entrepreneurially relevant, and self-reliant in the society.
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Adekeye A. Olujide, PhD.
Dean, College of Leadership and Development Studies
Why Study at Covenant University

WELCOME TO LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

There are four (4) Departments and six (6) programmes in the college. The Departments are:
The Department of Political Science and International Relations offers programmes in International Relations, Policy and Strategic Studies and Political Science. The Department of Languages and General Studies has approval to run programmes in English and French. Psychology is also available as a programme. The Department of Leadership Studies runs Certificate and Diploma programmes in Leadership for all students in the University. All the programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Vision of the College

The College is guided by a very clear and compelling vision of sound scholarship, excellence, truth and respect for worth and dignity of individuals at all levels. The core purpose is to train graduates as expert managers and administrators who will be highly mentally resourceful and equipped, entrepreneurially self-dependent, futuristically visionary and responsibility sensitive.

As an intellectual factory, we are poised to nurture creative talents in our students to enable them to attain highest standards of knowledge in their respective programmes.

Objectives

The core objectives of the College include the following

  1. To produce highly disciplined graduates who do not only possess the right moral orientation, but also the mental drives and resourcefulness to provide visionary leadership in the public and private sectors.
  2. To train young men and women who will be entrepreneurially relevant, and self-reliant in the society.
-
Adekeye A. Olujide, PhD.
Dean, College of Leadership and Development Studies

MILESTONES

The College has begun to generate positive impact in the external context. Some of the students have won several outstanding prizes and awards in major competitions, some of which include the Stock Exchange Essay Competition and the Accounting professional examination in Nigeria. Our students are also raised to be bold, inquisitive and enterprising in their chosen fields.

Staff strength rose considerably to complement the increasing population of students. For instance in the current session, the staff structure consists of one hundred and thirty eight (138) tenured faculty. Of these (16) are of the professorial cadre, (2) in the Associate Professor category, (15) in Senior lectureship status, twenty six (26) in Lecturer grade I level, fifty five (55) in Lecturer grade II level, fifty one (51) in Assistant lectureship position, and nine ( 9) Graduate Assistants. Also there are thirty (30) non teaching staff.

All academic staff in the college without the Ph.D degree are currently pursuing their doctorate programmes under the University Staff Development Scheme. To date, the College through the scheme has graduated Ph.D candidates in virtually all our programmes, including Public Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurialship, Marketing and Accounting. Others include Sociology, Counseling, Psychology, and Mass Communication. The Postgraduate programme is totally funded by the university. Also as part of the capacity building initiatives of the University, members of faculty are opportune to attend and participate in local and international academic and professional conferences and other similar engagements. These have helped to raise standard of teaching and research in the College.

COURSE STRUCTURE

In furtherance of the university’s objective of raising total men and women, courses in the College are tailored towards engendering creative entrepreneurial spirit in our students. To give practical effect to this, the College coordinates Key National Universities Commission (NUC) courses, such as GST 111 and 121 (Communication in English), GST 122 (Communication in French), GST 211 (Philosophy and Logic) GST 221 (Nigerian People and Cultures), GST 222 (Peace and Conflict Studies), and GST 311 (History and Philosophy of Science).

The College also anchors the Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) and Total Man Concept (TMC). The EDS are custom built courses designed by the University to inculcate in our students the spirit of enterprise, job creation and value-adding disposition to life.

Similarly the TMC component is packaged to address the body, soul and spirit, believing that our goal is to produce academically certified graduates who will uphold and demonstrate the University’s Seven Core Values of Spirituality, Integrity, Possibility Mentality, Capacity building, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice; that of raising versatile leaders whose soul and spirit are in alignment with their academic accomplishments.

College Programmes

The degree programmes available in the College cater for the diverse academic interests of students and prepare them for the variety of job opportunities and tasks which they may be confronted with in later life. Graduates of the College will not only be expected to fit into a variety of job situations, such as research, teaching, management and other professional works in both private and public sectors, but will be able to go into any entrepreneurial ventures of their choice.

All programmes in the College enable the would-be graduates to obtain a general grounding in all aspects of social sciences, human development and business management before navigating a career path later in life. Development of requisite research skills in the general field of humanities, management and social sciences is an essential part of the college programme.

Honour Degree Programmes.

The College of Development Studies presently offers Single Honour Degree programmes. In future it may offer Combined Honour Degrees in the relevant disciplines. The graduation requirement includes: Compulsory courses in General Studies, Human Development Studies (Total Man Concept.), and Entrepreneurship, Management Information System, Mathematics, Statistics (as these apply to each programme) and the College wide courses. All students in the College will be required to pass all required examinations in the courses before they can graduate.

MILESTONES

The College has begun to generate positive impact in the external context. Some of the students have won several outstanding prizes and awards in major competitions, some of which include the Stock Exchange Essay Competition and the Accounting professional examination in Nigeria. Our students are also raised to be bold, inquisitive and enterprising in their chosen fields.

Staff strength rose considerably to complement the increasing population of students. For instance in the current session, the staff structure consists of one hundred and thirty eight (138) tenured faculty. Of these (16) are of the professorial cadre, (2) in the Associate Professor category, (15) in Senior lectureship status, twenty six (26) in Lecturer grade I level, fifty five (55) in Lecturer grade II level, fifty one (51) in Assistant lectureship position, and nine ( 9) Graduate Assistants. Also there are thirty (30) non teaching staff.

All academic staff in the college without the Ph.D degree are currently pursuing their doctorate programmes under the University Staff Development Scheme. To date, the College through the scheme has graduated Ph.D candidates in virtually all our programmes, including Public Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurialship, Marketing and Accounting. Others include Sociology, Counseling, Psychology, and Mass Communication. The Postgraduate programme is totally funded by the university. Also as part of the capacity building initiatives of the University, members of faculty are opportune to attend and participate in local and international academic and professional conferences and other similar engagements. These have helped to raise standard of teaching and research in the College.

COURSE STRUCTURE

In furtherance of the university’s objective of raising total men and women, courses in the College are tailored towards engendering creative entrepreneurial spirit in our students. To give practical effect to this, the College coordinates Key National Universities Commission (NUC) courses, such as GST 111 and 121 (Communication in English), GST 122 (Communication in French), GST 211 (Philosophy and Logic) GST 221 (Nigerian People and Cultures), GST 222 (Peace and Conflict Studies), and GST 311 (History and Philosophy of Science).

The College also anchors the Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) and Total Man Concept (TMC). The EDS are custom built courses designed by the University to inculcate in our students the spirit of enterprise, job creation and value-adding disposition to life.

Similarly the TMC component is packaged to address the body, soul and spirit, believing that our goal is to produce academically certified graduates who will uphold and demonstrate the University’s Seven Core Values of Spirituality, Integrity, Possibility Mentality, Capacity building, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice; that of raising versatile leaders whose soul and spirit are in alignment with their academic accomplishments.

College Programmes

The degree programmes available in the College cater for the diverse academic interests of students and prepare them for the variety of job opportunities and tasks which they may be confronted with in later life. Graduates of the College will not only be expected to fit into a variety of job situations, such as research, teaching, management and other professional works in both private and public sectors, but will be able to go into any entrepreneurial ventures of their choice.

All programmes in the College enable the would-be graduates to obtain a general grounding in all aspects of social sciences, human development and business management before navigating a career path later in life. Development of requisite research skills in the general field of humanities, management and social sciences is an essential part of the college programme.

Honour Degree Programmes.

The College of Development Studies presently offers Single Honour Degree programmes. In future it may offer Combined Honour Degrees in the relevant disciplines. The graduation requirement includes: Compulsory courses in General Studies, Human Development Studies (Total Man Concept.), and Entrepreneurship, Management Information System, Mathematics, Statistics (as these apply to each programme) and the College wide courses. All students in the College will be required to pass all required examinations in the courses before they can graduate.

College Organizational Structure

<strong>College Organizational Structure</strong>

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