1                 Introduction

Community Development is primarily a ‘bottom-up’ process aimed at working with community members, not doing things for or to them. It is based on the fundamental assumptions that people are experts on their own lives; that human beings care about each other and are willing and able to work together collaboratively; that adult education is an emancipatory process; that there is some consensus about what needs to change and the strategies required to achieve such change; that the resources and political will to support change exists; and that community facilitators working with communities are competent, trustworthy, knowledgeable, committed, professional and tolerant.

Community development is essentially a process of establishing healthy relationships; undertaking relevant research; strategizing; organisation building; identifying and obtaining resources and evaluating outcomes. It is a continuous process which can engender conflict which in turn can lead to higher levels of consciousness and heightened insights. Effective community development is an inclusive process which can empower communities, improve physical and mental health, help people develop to their fullest potential, strengthen democratic processes and promote initiative taking.

1.1                    Philosophy

CCD aligns with KWASU’s vision ‘to be foremost in expanding the frontiers of knowledge and be most innovative in disseminating knowledge towards advancing the cause of humanity’.

The rationale behind the certificate programme is to provide knowledge and skills on the principles and practice of community development.

1.2                    Aim

We aim to produce practitioners that would go on to make reckonable contributions towards achieving community development agenda – both locally and internationally.

1.3                    Objectives

  • To broadly educate students in fundamental concepts and principles of community development.
  • To equip students with a range of facilitation skills that can be applied to address real-world issues.

2                 Eligibility

  • This Certificate Programme is originally intended for delivery to penultimate year students across all KWASU undergraduate programmes.

Due to special considerations, however, Certificate in Community Development shall be open to only final-year students in the initial Academic Session (i.e. 2014/2015) and to both final - and penultimate – year students in the 2015/2016 Academic Session. Thereafter, eligibility for the Programme shall revert to penultimate-year students only, while final-year students would only be considered on special circumstances.

 

3                 Registration

Candidates who fulfil the specified eligibility criteria may enrol at the beginning of session or any other period announced by KWASU-CCD. This shall be done by duly completing a registration form and paying the appropriate fees through the KWASU Fee Payment System.

Prospective participants shall be allowed to enrol on a total of four courses comprising of:

  1. Two core community development courses, and
  2. Any other two listed existing community development related courses.

 

4                 Fees and Charges

Each fresh participant shall pay the sum of N2000

Participants re-taking any course(s) shall only pay Course fee for the affected course(s) and field practicum cost, if applicable, as well as registration and administration fees.

 

5                 In-Programme Conditions

5.1                    Outline of Courses

5.1.1               Core community development courses

  1. CCD001 Principles and Practice of Community Development (theory)
  2. CCD002 Facilitation Approaches for Community Change (practical)

These courses shall be facilitated by CCD during this Rain Semester.

5.1.2               Existing community development related courses

Table 1: Outline of selected KWASU Community Development-Related undergraduate Courses for the 2014/2015 Academic Session.

Each participant shall be required to have successfully completed a minimum of two courses related to community development as part of their primary undergraduate programme at KWASU.

In the purpose of the initial (2014/2015) Certificate in Community Development Programme period, CCD shall reckon with the courses listed in Table 1 below:

S/N

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

SEMESTER

DEPARTMENT

 

  1. 1.

AAE202

FLIGHT MECHANICS

200

RAIN

Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

  1. 2.

AAE538

AVIATION SAFETY

500

 

RAIN

Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

  1. 3.

AGR301

PLANT AND ANIMAL BREEDING

300

 

HARMATTAN

 

Agriculture

 

  1. 4.

AGR501

FIELD EXPERIMENTAL AND DATA ANALYSIS

300

HARMATTAN

 

Agriculture

 

  1. 5.

ACC314

CREDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

300

RAIN

Accounting

 

  1. 6.

ACC309

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Accounting

 

  1. 7.

CRP512

SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT

500

RAIN

Agriculture

 

  1. 8.

CRP210

AGRIC MECH. HARVEST & POST HARVEST ENG.

200

RAIN

Agriculture

 

  1. 9.

ANP507

ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND HANDLING

500

HARMATTAN

Agriculture

 

  1. 10.

ANP501

CATTLE, SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION

500

HARMATTAN

Agriculture

 

  1. 11.

AGE510

AGRICULTURAL COOP. & MARKETING

500

RAIN

Agriculture

 

  1. 12.

AES301

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Agriculture

 

  1. 13.

AES301

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Agriculture

 

  1. 14.

ARB306

ADVANCED PRACTICAL TRANSLATION

300

RAIN

Arabic

 

  1. 15.

ARB409

 

ARTS AND PRACTICES OF CREATIVE WRITING IN ARABIC

 

400

HARMATTAN

Arabic

 

  1. 16.

BCH404

BIOTECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY

400

RAIN

Biochemistry

 

  1. 17.

BCH306

FOOD & NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY

300

RAIN

Biochemistry

 

  1. 18.

BED301

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

300

HARMATTAN

Business Education

 

  1. 19.

BED302

PROFESSIONAL ETHIC

S AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

300

RAIN

Business Education

 

  1. 20.

BFN417

ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE

400

HARMATTAN

Banking and Finance

 

  1. 21.

BFN315

MICROFINANCE BANKING

300

HARMATTAN

Banking and Finance

 

  1. 22.

BSE316

ETHICAL ISSUES & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

300

RAIN

Business Education

 

  1. 23.

BSE204

MANAGEMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES

200

RAIN

Business Education

 

  1. 24.

CEE536

SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE MGT(WATER PURIFICATION & WAS

500

RAIN

Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

  1. 25.

CEE412

FUND. OF WATER & LAND POLLUTION

400

RAIN

Civil and EnvironmentalEngineering

 

  1. 26.

CHM253

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY I

200

HARMATTAN

Chemistry

 

  1. 27.

CHM201

CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY

200

HARMATTAN

Chemistry

 

  1. 28.

CPS409B

RELIGIONS AND HUMAN VALUES

400

HARMATTAN

Christian Studies

 

  1. 29.

CHS308B

CHRISTIAN ETHICS

300

RAIN

Christian Studies

 

  1. 30.

CHS409

PASTORAL AND CAPTIVITY EPISTLES

400

HARMATTAN

Christian Studies

 

  1. 31.

CMH303

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH I

300

HARMATTAN

Community Health Science

 

  1. 32.

CMH201

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND PARTICIPATION

200

HARMATTAN

Community Health Science

 

  1. 33.

AHS205

HYGIENE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION

200

HARMATTAN

Allied Health Science

 

  1. 34.

CSC422

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

400

RAIN

Computer Science

 

  1. 35.

CSC201

APPLICATION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

200

HARMATTAN

Computer Science

 

  1. 36.

ECM413

MANAGING FAMILY BUSINESS

400

HARMATTAN

Enterprise Creation and Management

 

  1. 37.

ECM313

SOCIAL/CORPORATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Enterprise Creation and Management

 

  1. 38.

ECM109

UNDERSTANDING MICROECONOMICS

100

HARMATTAN

Enterprise Creation and Management

 

  1. 39.

ECM110

UNDERSTANDING MACROECONOMICS

100

RAIN

Enterprise Creation and Management

 

  1. 40.

ECN411

FEASIBILITY STUDY & PREPARATIONS

400

HARMATTAN

Economics

 

  1. 41.

ECN211

ECONOMICS OF COOPERATIVE INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES

200

HARMATTAN

Economics

 

  1. 42.

ECP409

ACTION RESEARCH FOR TEACHERS

400

HARMATTAN

Early Childhood Education

 

  1. 43.

ECP408

 

CHILDHOOD EDU. PROJ. IN NIG. & OTHER COUNT.OF THE

 

400

RAIN

 

Early Childhood Education

 

  1. 44.

EDS307

ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Economic Development

 

  1. 45.

EDS305

COMMUNITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Economic Development

 

  1. 46.

FVA203

ART EDUCATION II

200

HARMATTAN

Visual and Performing Arts

 

  1. 47.

FVA107

TEXTILE I

100

HARMATTAN

Visual and Performing Arts

 

  1. 48.

EED202

MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS

200

RAIN

Entrepreneurship Education

 

  1. 49.

EED115

UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT

100

HARMATTAN

Entrepreneurship Education

 

  1. 50.

EHS308

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN EMERGENCY SITUATION

300

RAIN

Environmental Health Science

 

  1. 51.

EHS301

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Environmental Health Science

 

  1. 52.

EMT310

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

300

RAIN

Environmental Management and Toxicology

 

  1. 53.

EMT302

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION STUDIES

300

RAIN

Environmental Management and Toxicology

 

  1. 54.

FAB501

LAND & WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

500

HARMATTAN

Food Agric and Biological Engineering

 

  1. 55.

FAB408

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

400

RAIN

Food Agric and Biological Engineering

 

  1. 56.

GEM410

HYDROGEOLOGY

 

400

 

RAIN

 

Geology and Mineral Science

 

  1. 57.

GEM204B

MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

200

RAIN

Geology and Mineral Science

 

  1. 58.

HIS309

PROBLEMS & PROSPECTS OF REG. ECON. DEV. IN W. A

300

HARMATTAN

History

 

  1. 59.

HIS104

AFRICAN CULTURE & CIVILIZATIONS

100

RAIN

History

 

  1. 60.

ICH412

FERTILIZERS & AGROCHEMICALS

400

RAIN

Industrial Chemistry

 

  1. 61.

ICH411

 

DETERGENT & COSMETICS CHEMISTRY

 

400

HARMATTAN

Industrial Chemistry

 

  1. 62.

ILS305B

QUR''ANIC ETHICS

300

HARMATTAN

Islamic Studies

 

  1. 63.

ILS210B

MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN ISLAM

200

RAIN

Islamic Studies

 

  1. 64.

ISN203

SCHOOL, FAMILY, SOCIETY AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

200

HARMATTAN

Inclusive Education and Special Needs

 

  1. 65.

ISN108

PRACTICUM: CHILDREN WITH LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES

100

RAIN

Inclusive Education and Special Needs

 

  1. 66.

LIN402B

LANGUAGE & NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

400

RAIN

Linguistics

 

  1. 67.

LIN217B

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

 

200

HARMATTAN

Linguistics

 

  1. 68.

LIS409

 

CHILDREN LITERATURE

 

400

HARMATTAN

Library and Information Science

 

  1. 69.

LIS402

ENTRENEURSHIP IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

400

RAIN

Library and Information Science

 

  1. 70.

MAC421

COMMUNITY RADIO FOR DEVELOPMENT

400

HARMATTAN

Mass Communication

 

 

  1. 71.

MAC413

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMMUNICATION

400

HARMATTAN

Mass Communication

  1. 72.

MEE533

MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

500

HARMATTAN

Mechanical Engineering

 

  1. 73.

MEE464

AUTOMOBILE WORKSHOP PRACTICE

400

RAIN

Mechanical Engineering

 

  1. 74.

MLS315

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

300

HARMATTAN

Medical Laboratory Science

 

  1. 75.

MLS214

NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY

200

RAIN

Medical Laboratory Science

 

  1. 76.

GET373

ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY

300

HARMATTAN

Material Science Engineering

 

  1. 77.

MSE504

MATERIAL SELECTION AND ECONOMICS

500

RAIN

Material Science Engineering

 

  1. 78.

MSE452

HEAT TREATMENT OF METALS

400

RAIN

Material Science Engineering

 

  1. 79.

PEB437

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

400

HARMATTAN

Plant and Environmental Biology

 

  1. 80.

PEB410

CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY

400

HARMATTAN

Plant and Environmental Biology

 

  1. 81.

PHS306

FAMILY HEALTH & HUM. REPRD. HEALTH

300

RAIN

Public Health Science

 

  1. 82.

PHS301A

HEALTH PROGRAMME PLANNING AND EVALUATION

300

HARMATTAN

Public Health Science

 

  1. 83.

SOC204

ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

200

RAIN

Political Science

 

  1. 84.

POL403

DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

400

HARMATTAN

Political Science

 

  1. 85.

POL303

POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT

300

HARMATTAN

Political Science

 

  1. 86.

POL212

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION

200

RAIN

Political Science

 

  1. 87.

SES411

PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING AND EXERCISE

400

HARMATTAN

Kinesology Education

 

  1. 88.

SES107

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

100

HARMATTAN

Kinesology Education

 

  1. 89.

STA212

BASIC CONCEPTS OF SAMPLE SURVEY

200

RAIN

Statistics

 

  1. 90.

STA303

 

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS

 

300

HARMATTAN

Statistics

 

  1. 91.

THM210

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY FACILITIES PLANNING

200

RAIN

Tourism and Hospitality Management

 

  1. 92.

THM101

INTRODUCTION TO TRAVEL & TOURISM

100

HARMATTAN

Tourism and Hospitality Management

 

  1. 93.

AHS205

HYGIENE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION

200

HARMATTAN

Health Education

 

  1. 94.

AHS207

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH

200

HARMATTAN

Health Education

 

  1. 95.

CPS310B

INTERACTION OF RELIGIONS

300

RAIN

CRS

 

  1. 96.

CPS409B

RELIGIONS AND HUMAN VALUES

400

HARMATTAN

CRS

 

  1. 97.

ECE361

ELECTRICAL MACHINES I

300

HARMATTAN

Electrical Engineering

 

  1. 98.

ECE362

ELECTRICAL MACHINES II

300

RAIN

Electrical Engineering

 

  1. 99.

ECE436

COMPUTER GRAPHICS

400

RAIN

Computer Science

 

100.

FRN103

Composition in French

100

HARMATTAN

French

 

101.

FRN212

Practical Oral French

200

RAIN

French

 

102.

GET501

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

500

HARMATTAN

Engineering

 

103.

LAN203B

IGBO

200

HARMATTAN

Languages

 

104.

LAN204B

HAUSA

200

Rain

Languages

 

105.

LAN301B

YORUBA

300

HARMATTAN

Languages

 

106.

SES408

NUTRITION FOR FITNESS AND SPORTS

400

RAIN

Kinesiology

 

107.

SES411

PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING AND EXERCISE

400

HARMATTAN

Kinesiology

 

108.

SMS101

STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT & SOCIAL SCIENCES I

100

HARMATTAN

 

Statistics

 

109.

SMS102

STATS FOR MANAGEMENT AND SOC. SC. II

100

Rain

 

Statistics

 

110.

SOC204

ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

200

RAIN

Sociology

 

111.

THE105

FUNDAMENTALS OF CATERING CRAFT PRACTICE

100

HARMATTAN

Tourism and Hospitality

 

112.

THE108

ACCOMMODATION OPERATION STUDIES

100

RAIN

Tourism and Hospitality

 

113.

PVA422

COMMUNITY BASED MUSIC (ETHNOMUSICOLOGY)

400

RAIN

Visual and Performing Arts

 

114.

PVA316

COMMUNITY THEATRE II

300

RAIN

Visual and Performing Arts

 

115.

ZLY108B

INTRODUCTORY BEE KEEPING

100

RAIN

Zoology

 

116.

ZLY208

PRACTICAL BEEKEEPING

100

RAIN

Zoology

 

PHY423

 

SOLAR ENERGY TECHNIQUES

 

400

 

HARMATTAN

 

Physics

 

PHY305

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

 

300

HARMATTAN

 

Physics

 

MCB401

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGES MICROBIOLOGY

 

400

HARMATTAN

 

Microbiology

 

MCB409

 

MICROBIOLOGY OF WATER AND SEWAGE

400

HARMATTAN

 

Microbiology

 














5.2                    Format and Delivery

The two core community development courses shall be organised in a seminar format with periodic readings, presentations, and/or assignments along with discussion among participants.

Both courses shall be delivered over selected weekends during the 2014/2015 Rain Semester.

As part of the experiential learning goal of the certificate programme, participants may be provided with the opportunity to embark on a field trip (or undertake a brief field practicum, as available).

5.3                    Drop Policy and Procedures

Participants may be allowed to substitute listed courses before the commencement of classes.

Such participants shall notify KWASU-CCD by completing necessary documentation.

A N500 processing fee shall apply in such a case.

5.4                    Cancellations

KWASU-CCD reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses. A course may be cancelled due to low enrolment or instructor availability. A cancelled course shall result in a full refund of tuition or said tuition can be applied toward enrolment in another course offered in the same period, if available.

5.5                    Re-enrolment Policy

No extensions will be granted.  Participants who require additional time to complete the course(s) they registered for will be responsible for re-registering and paying for the course(s) in full for a second time.

Note that only courses taken within two academic years shall be reckoned with for the award of Certificate of Completion.

5.6                    Appeals

Participants, who encounter an unavoidable or extenuating circumstance which inhibits their studies, may contact KWASU-CCD to explain their situation. The Centre shall determine an equitable course of action respective to extant policies. It will be in the appellant’s best interest to provide as much information as possible. Additional supporting documentation may be requested to render a decision.

5.7                    Other policies

Except otherwise stated, overarching policies from KWASU management shall apply for other circumstances.

All conditions and provisions stated in this document shall be subject to an annual review for purpose of continual improvement in achieving the objectives of the Certificate in Community Development Programme.

6                 In-Programme Evaluation

6.1                    Assessment of Participants

All courses in this programme shall be as evaluated by grade instructor of the course. Participants’ performance on each course shall be evaluated using simple assessment methods (e.g. multiple choice questions, short tests, quizzes, presentations, case studies, practicals, etc.).

Listed course(s) shall be reckoned with for participants already taking same as part of their primary KWASU academic degree programme including pass/fail criteria set by the offering department.

6.2                    Course Effectiveness Assessment and Quality Control

The effectiveness of teaching and the responsiveness of students shall be evaluated on a continuous basis using teaching evaluation and student opinion survey. This two-layer approach provides a way to assure quality control and maintenance of academic standards.

6.2.1               Participant Evaluation of Courses

There is an established mechanism within KWASU that enables students to evaluate courses delivered to them at the end of each semester. This shall be an integral component of the certificate programme to serve as an opportunity for feedback on the effectiveness of course delivery.

This evaluation shall be undertaken by participants at end of each course and would capture among others:

  1. Improvement in the effectiveness of course delivery.
  2. Continual update of lecture materials to incorporate emerging new concepts.
  3. Effective usage of teaching aids and tools to maximise impact of knowledge on participants.

Participants’ evaluation of courses shall be administered fairly and transparently through the use of well-designed questionnaires. The completed questionnaires shall be professionally analysed and results discussed with each course lecturer(s) towards improvement in course delivery in all its ramifications.

7                 Attainment Requirements

To earn a certificate in community development, a participant must successfully complete a total of four courses comprising of:

  1. i.            Two core community development courses, and
  2. ii.            Any other two listed courses.

 

8                 Course Descriptions

8.1                    CCD 001 Principles and Practice of Community Development

General Info

Status

Duration

Nature

Availability

Core

10 hours

Theory

Rain/Harmattan Semesters

Domicile

KWASU-CCD

Content Synopsis

This course is designed to explore both the structure and practice of community development around the world.  Participants would be engaged in a critical analysis of different approaches to community development, their historical development and underlying assumptions. They shall gain an understanding of the structural and practical issues that promote or detract from the goal of community empowerment.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the historical development and underlying assumptions of different approaches to community development.
  • Identify the issues faced by the rapidly changing field of community development.
  • Distil key structures and practices for becoming more effective.

8.2                    CCD 002Facilitation Approaches for Community Change

General Info

Status

Duration

Nature

Availability

Core

10 hours

Practical

Rain/Harmattan Semesters

Domicile

KWASU-CCD

Content Synopsis

This course is designed to be the practical complement of (‎9.1) above. Topics to be covered include:

  • Participatory training and facilitation.
  • Facilitation strategies.
  • Needs assessment.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Field trip / Practicum