Philosophy and Objectives of the Post-Graduate Programmes
The philosophy and objectives underlying the introduction of the Post Graduate Programmes at Kwara State University is borne from the mission statement of the University, "to be the fulcrum of a knowledge driven society, building human competences and fostering determination and competition among people through the instrumentality of modern technology". Hence, the programmes are expected to deepen the zeal and capacity of graduate students in research, teaching and meet administrative needs for national and global development via public and private sector participation. The establishment of these programmes is with the expectation to meet the needs for graduate education and training in the various recognized areas for the benefits of the state and country
Objectives of Establishing the Post-Graduate Programmes:
These Programmes are designed to provide high level personnel capable of conducting independent research and providing intellectual and corporate leadership at national and international levels. The Post Graduate Programmes will ensure training facilities are made available for those whose future career is tuned within academic responsibility of teaching and research at this University (KWASU) and national institutions and those whose desire is to operate in the global environment and producing manpower for global competitiveness.
Rational/Justification for the Post-Graduate Programmes
The justification for these programmes is predicated on the wide gap between the demand and the supply of manpower required in these fields of study, particularly as it relates to the academic supply gap in the Nigerian University System. Kwara State University, being one of the Nigerian Universities is not left out of the pains of this supply gap, and would therefore be contributing towards filling the gap through the introduction of these programmes.
Objectives of Establishing the SPGS
Administration of the SPGSComposition
College Post-Graduate Board/Committee Composition of College PG Board
Suspension of Studentship:
The period of studentship shall include the period after the oral examination (where required) up to the time of Committee's approval of the results. A candidate may be allowed, for good reasons, to suspend his/her studentship for 2 semesters in the first instance, on the recommendation of his/her College Postgraduate Board, through his/her Head of Department. Candidates applying for such suspension of studentship shall complete prescribed forms obtainable from the School of Post-Graduate Studies and pay a "suspension" fee. Suspension for an additional session, if approved, shall attract another fee. The maximum period allowed for suspension of studentship shall normally be four semesters. Suspension of studentship cannot be made retroactively except in exceptional cases, and even then a suspension fee will have to be paid. Amount of fees will be as specified from time to time by the School of Post-Graduate Studies.
Reactivation of Suspended Studentship Suspended studentship can be reactivated on completion of prescribed forms obtainable from the School of Post-Graduate Studies
Lapsed Studentship: A candidate's studentship shall be deemed to have lapsed on the following grounds:
Reactivation of Lapsed Studentship Fees, as prescribed from time to time by the School of Post-Graduate Studies, shall be paid per session to reactivate a studentship that has lapsed owing to failure to renew registration. A studentship that has lapsed in this way for two sessions shall not be reactivated. The student concerned should seek readmission. The consequences of lapsed studentship arising from a failure to complete the programme within the approved maximum period are given under the different programmes.
Concurrent Registration for Two Degrees No student shall be allowed to register concurrently for two higher degrees of the University
All new postgraduate students who are not alumni of Kwara State University are formally admitted to the University at Matriculation. At this ceremony new students must take the matriculation oath and sign the register of matriculated students of the University at the School of Post-Graduate Studies. Nobody can claim to be a student of this University until he/she has duly completed all matriculation formalities.
Period of study
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