Department of Public Administration

Faculty of Arts, Social & Management Sciences

The Department offers one (1) Academic Programme viz:

Philosophy, Objectives & Scope of the Programme

The philosophy of the programme is to develop and promote good administration in government and private organizations. This philosophy is hinged on a provision of a broad based programme that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the art and science of modern public administration.


  • To produce high level manpower relevant to the needs of both public and private sector bureaucracies.
  • To equip the students with the comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of the art and science of public administration.
  • To enable students who are interested in the pursuit of higher degrees to acquire the foundational basis necessary for such advancement; and
  • To produce students who would contribute their quota towards the integral development of the nation.


The scope of the programme covers the core course in the field of public administration and relevant courses in the broader discipline of political science, as well as in other social science sister disciplines, and the General Studies.

The University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Entry Mode

To be admitted, candidate shall in addition to the entry requirements of the Coal City University be required to have a credit in English language and a pass in Mathematics at the General Certificate of Education (0’Level) Examination or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or the equivalent. Candidates are also required to have credit in English, Maths, Economics, Government or History as a pre-requisite for admission.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates for direct entry should possess one of the following qualifications:

  • General Certificate of Education (A/L) passes or the equivalent in any of the following subjects; Government, History, Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Geography.
  • Ordinary National Diploma in the relevant discipline or its equivalent at merit level.
  • Diploma in Public Administration of any of the recognized Universities in Nigeria (obtained with effect from 1995/96 academic year) or Higher National Diploma of recognized institutions with a minimum of merit/lower credit level pass.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can fit into different fields of human endeavour in both private and public sectors of the economy. The graduates can serve as Administrative and personnel officers, Planning Officers, Policy Analysis, Finance Officers, External Affairs Officers, among numerous other of spheres human endeavour.

Stress Areas Code
Introduction 0
Theory 1
Administration and management 2
Government and Politics. 3
Finance 4
Personnel 5
Law and Administration 6
Project 7

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