Faculty of Arts

History of The Department of History and International Studies

The Department of History and International Studies (formerly Department of History) was one of the pioneer Departments of the University at inception in 1982, with the inaugural Head of Department as Prof. Olufemi Omosini.

In 2002/2003, the University Senate approved a review of its academic curriculum in the search for relevance to the contemporary Nigerian society, Africa and the world at large. This necessitated a review of programme to include international relation courses and this has assisted graduates of the Department in diversification in pursuance of higher degrees. It has also enriched the Department to proudly house a rich resource in alumni personnel.

In terms of philosophy, the academic discipline addresses issues and factors of history, with selective cognitive orientation to resolve human problems and assist society’s development. The objective is to enhance students’ opportunity to boost their ability to get rewarding carriers in the global economy

As at date, the Department runs a B.A., M.A, M. Phil and Ph.D. Degree programmes in History and International Studies. The Department, as part of its academic productivity profile, has successfully graduated several Ph.D. candidates, some of whom are lecturers in the Department currently.

Presently there are twenty-one teaching staff members in the Department. This includes two eminent Professors, two Readers, seven Senior Lecturers, six Lecturers I, three Lecturers II and one Assistant Lecturer. The current Acting Head of Department is Dr. F.M Adu.