Department of English and Literary Studies


Vision

To attain recognition as a department of quality teaching and learning to produce English graduates imbued with excellent communication skills.

Mission

To develop the full potentials of staff and student by creating an enabling environment for the success of the department.

Programmes

The two basic degree titles that are awarded by the Department are-

  • BA (Hons) English Language
  • BA (Hons) Literature in English

The new BMAS offers students the opportunity to specialise in English Language or Literature in English.

 Stated Objectives

These are the objectives of the Department as adapted from the NUC BMAS from English Language

  • To train students, who will become competent in oral and written English
  • To equip the students with the knowledge of the register for different professional fields.
  • To equip students with the knowledge of English linguistics and the competency in performance of the language.
  • To adequately prepare the students for postgraduate studies in English Language, who would teach the language and also engage in research.
  • To orient students to be self-dependent by acquiring the basic skills for entrepreneurship.
  • To enable students to overcome deficiencies in their English.
  • (vii) To instil in students the valuable skills of critical thinking, scholarly rigour and good writing.

 

Admission Requirements

English Language

  • Five (5) credit level passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE (O/L) examinations in relevant subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics for the 4 – year (8 Semester) programme.
  • A minimum of 2 GCE (Advance Level) passes in Arts subjects one of which must be English and O’Level requirement of credit pass in English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics for the 3-year (6 consecutively-run Semesters) programme.

Literature in English

(i) 5 credit level passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE (O/L) in relevant subjects including English language, Literature in English and Mathematics for the four years programme.

(ii) 3 “A” Level GCE passes 2 of which must be Arts subjects including one in Literature and O’Level requirement as above.

Duration and Unit Values of the Programme The full degree programme is to last four years. Candidates need a minimum of 120 credit units to qualify for award of a degree.

Staff List

  1. Oris Tom-Lawyer (PhD) English Language Education
  2. Violet Okokor (MA) English
  3. Kunle Okesipe (MA) English
  4. Clement Mamudu (MA) English