Institute of Peace, Security and Governance

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE

The idea of establishing the Institute purely originated from the current Ekiti State Governor, Dr John Kayode Fayemi in 2012, during his first term in office. The Governor sent the proposal on the establishment of the Institute to the then Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Patrick Oladipo Aina. The proposal was later directed to the then Head of Department of Political Science, Prof Kunle Ajayi who mobilized his colleagues in the Department and came up with comprehensive and detailed courses with descriptions and all other requirements of the programmes, including the academic and administrative prerequisites of the Institute were prepared.
The designed programmes and courses were approved by both the Governor and the Vice-Chancellor respectively. The Vice-Chancellor later presented the proposed programmes to the Senate and the Governing Council of the University. Both organs of the University gave approval to the establishment of the Institute and its programmes in 2013.
PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the Institute is to play a leading role in the repositioning of the University among the best centres of excellence for the scientific study of the interface between governance, conflict, peace, human security and development nationally and globally.
OUR VISION
In terms of its vision, the Institute is to be a national, regional and global centre of excellence for cutting-edge research and capacity-building in the various facets of governance, leadership, diversity and conflict, and their effects on development and human security in developing societies; and to equip its graduates with specialised knowledge and skills to play effective professional and leadership roles in the public and private sectors for sustainable development.

OBJECTIVES
The specific objectives of the Institute are to:
i. Function as a national, regional and international centre of excellence capable of attracting students and faculty from across the world to undertake advanced study and research in the Social Sciences, with special focus on the myriad facets and challenges of governance and conflicts, and their consequences for peace, human security and development especially in Africa;
ii. Enable its students to accomplish their highest potential, and on graduation, to be fully equipped with relevant cutting-edge professional skills and knowledge to enable them play important leadership roles in government, the public, private and so-called ‘third’ sectors, for sustainable human security, development and nation building;
iii. Provide a congenial and vibrant learning environment in which faculty, students and other stake holders can discover, critically examine and disseminate knowledge that will improve governance and service delivery in the public and private sectors, along with a better understanding of the need to improve the quality of life of every citizen in Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the rest of the world;
iv. Promote policy relevant and action-oriented research critical for shaping the national and global discourse on the interface between governance challenges, conflict, peace, human security and development;
v. Build new and mutually beneficial partnerships with public and private sector organisations and institutions, for the advancement of knowledge on the causes of conflict and their mitigation, as well as to promote social justice and sustainable development in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa, based on global best practices in governance, conflict prevention, management, resolution and peacekeeping;
vi. Create innovative “town and gown” relationships between the University and its immediate environment through its outreach and consultancy services.

OUR PROGRAMMES
A. Programmes in Peace and Security Studies (PSS)
1. Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) in Peace and Security Studies
2. MPhil/PhD in Peace and Security Studies
3. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Peace and Security Studies
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Security Studies
B. Programmes in Public Sector Governance and Administration (PGA)
1. Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD) in Public Sector Governance and Administration
2. MPhil/PhD in Public Sector Governance and Administration
3. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Public Sector Governance and Administration.
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Governance and Administration.
C. Programme in Corporate Governance and Management (CGM)
1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Corporate Governance and Management.
2. MPhil/PhD in Corporate Governance and Management.
3. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Corporate Governance and Management.
D. Programme in Law Enforcement (MLE)
1. Master of Science (m.sc) in Law Enforcement.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. Master of Science in Public Sector Governance and Administration (PGA)
Admission Requirements
Admission is open to candidates with a first degree in any field with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division. However, the final selection of candidates into the degree programmes will be made by the Institute of Governance and the School of Postgraduate Studies of Ekiti State University.
Candidates must also possess a minimum of five credit passes at GCE/WASC/SSCE ordinary level obtained at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects including English Language at least a P7 or E7 in Mathematics.

Duration
The duration of the PGA degree is a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. There will be two (2) semesters of full academic work. The third semester will be devoted to internship, which will be spent in a relevant Public or Private establishment in the country and at the end of which each student will be required to produce a Report. The fourth semester is for field research based final original project.
Registration
All students admitted into any of the programmes of the Institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered for each semester. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Award of the Degree
To qualify for the award of Master of Science in Public Sector Governance and Administration (PGA), a student must pass a minimum of 42 units comprising the following:
1. Six (6) Compulsory courses of 3 units each.
2. Four (4) Required Courses of 3 units each.
3. Two (2) Elective Courses of 3 units each.
4. Final Research Project of 6 units.

Examination and Grading System
The PGA degree’s grading system shall consist of Continuous Assessment and end of semester examinations.
Continuous Assessment
There shall be Continuous Assessments in each course which shall carry 30% of the total mark allocated to the course. The Continuous Assessment shall be made up of marks from class assignments and seminar presentations.
Semester Examination
There shall be a written examination in each course at the end of each semester. The end of semester examination shall carry seventy percent (70%) out of a total score of not less than 100.

B. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT (CGM)
Admission Requirements
Admission is open to candidates with a first degree in any field with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division. However, the final selection of candidates into the degree programmes will be made by the Institute of Governance and the School of Postgraduate Studies of Ekiti State University.
Candidates must also possess a minimum of five credit passes at GCE/WASC/SSCE ordinary level obtained at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects including English Language at least a P7 or E7 in Mathematics.
Duration
The duration of the CGM degree is a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. There will be two (2) semesters of full academic work. The third semester will be devoted to internship, which will be spent in a relevant Public or Private establishment in the country and at the end of which each student will be required to produce a Report. The fourth semester is for field research based final original project.
Registration
All students admitted into any of the programmes of the Institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered for each semester. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Award of the Degree
To qualify for the award of the Masters of Science in Corporate Governance and Management degree, a student must pass a minimum of 42 units comprising the following:
1. Six (6) Compulsory courses of 3 units each.
2. Four (4) Required Courses of 3 units each.
3. Two (2) Elective Courses of 3 units each.
4. Final Research Project of 6 units.

Examination and Grading System
The CGM degree grading system shall consist of Continuous Assessment and end of semester examinations.
Continuous Assessment
There shall be Continuous Assessments in each course which shall carry 30% of the total mark allocated to the course. The Continuous Assessment shall be made up of marks from class assignments and seminar presentations
Semester Examination
There shall be a written examination in each course at the end of each semester. The end of semester examination shall carry seventy percent (70%) out of a total score of not less than 100.

C. MASTERS IN PEACE AND SECURITY STUDIES (PSS)
Admission Requirements
The Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Peace and Security Studies is a full-time programme, which is open to candidates with a first degree in any field with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division. Candidates must have a minimum of Credit passes in five subjects including English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. However, final selection of candidates will be determined by the Centre and the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Candidates must also possess a minimum of five credit passes at GCE/WASC/SSCE ordinary level obtained at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects including English Language and at least a P7 or E7 in Mathematics.
Duration
The duration of the MSc degree programme is a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. There will be two (2) semesters of full academic work. The third semester will be devoted to internship with the Society for Peace Studies and Practice and at the end of which each student will be required to produce a Report. The fourth semester is for field research based final original project.

Registration
All students admitted into any of the programmes of the Institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered for each semester. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Requirements for the Award of the Degree
To qualify for the award of M.Sc. degree in Peace and Security Studies, a student must pass a minimum of 42 units including:
1. Six (6) Compulsory courses of 3 units each.
2. Four (4) Required Courses of 3 units each.
3. Two (2) Elective Courses of 3 units each.
4. Final Research Project of 6 units.
Examination and Grading System
The M.Sc. degree grading system shall consist of a Continuous Assessment and end of semester examinations.
Continuous Assessment: There shall be Continuous Assessments in each course which shall carry 30% of the total mark allocated to the course. The mark for Continuous Assessment shall be made up of marks from class assignments and seminar presentations.
Semester Examination: There shall be a written examination in each course at the end of each semester (70%).

D. MASTER DEGREE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT (MLE)
Admission Requirements
It is mandatory for would be applicant to have a good University Degree from any discipline or Higher National Diploma (with a minimum of Lower Credit) plus a postgraduate diploma with a minimum of 60% weighted average from recognised institutions. In addition, such a candidate must possess a minimum of 5 Credit pass at Ordinary Level, including English Language and at least a Pass in Mathematics.
Duration
The duration of the programme is a minimum of four (4) semesters for fulltime students and a minimum of six (6) semesters for part-time students.
Registration
All students admitted into any of the programmes of the Institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered for the period specified. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the College of Postgraduate Studies.
Requirements for Graduation
To qualify for the award of a Master Degree in Law Enforcement, a student must pass a minimum of 42 units comprising:
1. Six (6) Compulsory courses of 3 units each
2. Four (4) Required courses of 3 units each
3. Two (2) Elective courses of 3 units each
4. Thesis of 6 units

Examination and Grading System
The Master degree grading system shall be based on the final examination at the end of each semester examination. The grading system shall consist of Continuous Assessment, which shall carry 30% of the total mark allocated to the course.
Third Semester and Fourth Semester
Thesis Completion
E. Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Security Studies
Admission Requirements
It is a full-time professional programme and students are expected to participate fully in all the aspects of the programme. It is mandatory for would be applicant to have a good university degree or Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution. In addition, such a candidate must possess a minimum of 5 Credit pass at O ’level, including English Language and at least a Pass in Mathematics.
Duration
The duration of the program is two (2) semesters.

Registration
All students admitted into any of the programme in the institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered for the period specified. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the College of Postgraduate Studies.
Award of the Diploma
To qualify for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Security Studies, a student must pass a minimum of 28 units comprising:
1. Four (4) Compulsory courses of 3 units each
2. Two (2) Required courses of 3 units each
3. Two (2) Elective courses of 2 units each
4. A Long Essay of 6 units

Examination and grading system
The Postgraduate Diploma’s grading system shall be based on the final examination at the end of each semester examination. The grading system shall consist of Continuous Assessment, which shall carry 30% of the total mark allocated to the course.

F. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME (PhD.)
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programme in Peace and Security Studies
Admission Requirements
i. Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme is open to applicants with M.Sc. degree in Peace and Security Studies or Peace and Conflict Studies; Peace and Development Studies; Peace and Intelligence Studies; Peace and Strategic Studies, and other related disciplines obtained from this University or other universities recognized by the Senate of Ekiti State University.
ii. Such applicants are expected to have scored a minimum weighted average of 60 or 3.5 in their Master’s degree. In addition, candidates must also possess a minimum of five credit passes at GCE/WASC/SSCE ordinary level obtained at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects including English Language at least a P7 or E7 in Mathematics

• Doctor of Philosophy Programme (PHD.) In Public Sector Governance & Administration (PGA)
Admission Requirements
i. Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme is open to applicants with M.Sc. degree in Public Sector Governance and Administration; Public Administration; Political Science; Development Studies; Psychology; Industrial Relations; Business Administration; History and International Studies; Philosophy, Law, and other related disciplines obtained from this University or other universities recognized by the Senate of Ekiti State University.
ii. Such applicants are expected to have scored a minimum weighted average of 60 in their Master’s degree. In addition, they must also possess credit passes in five subjects including English Language with at least a pass in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

• Doctor of Philosophy Programme (PHD.) In Corporate Governance & Management (CGM)
Admission Requirements
i. Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme is open to applicants with M.Sc. degree in Corporate Governance & Management, Business Administration; Accounting; Banking & Finance; Financial Management; Economics; and other related disciplines obtained from this University or other universities recognized by the Senate of Ekiti State University.
ii. Such applicants are expected to have scored a minimum weighted average of 60 in their Master’s degree. In addition, they must also possess credit passes in five subjects including English Language with at least a pass (P7/D7) in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD PROGRAMME
Duration of the PhD Programme
Duration is a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.
Registration
All students admitted into the Ph.D. programme of the Institute are expected to register for the courses to be offered in each semester. The registration shall be done as specified by the Institute and the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Requirements for the Award of the Degree
To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student with M.Sc. in relevant field awarded by the University must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Present four (4) Seminar Papers on approved topics at the Institute’s organized Seminar for postgraduate students. One of the papers must be on research methodology while the remaining three must be on topical issues in an area of specialisation of choice to the student.
2. Present a thesis on an approved topic in his/her area of specialization
And, for a student without M.Sc. in in relevant field, he or she must:
1. Offer and pass all the eight (8) compulsory and two (2) required courses of the M. Sc. in relevant filed.
2. Present three Seminar papers on approved topics. One of the papers must be on research methodology while the remaining two must be on topical issues in an area of specialisation of choice to the student.
3. Present a thesis on an approved topic in his/her area of specialization.

Stages of PhD Degree Thesis
To complete a thesis for the award of a PhD degree in at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies, a student is expected to pass through the following stages:
1. Present a thesis proposal in his/her area of specialization on an approved topic.
2. Undertake the following:
a. Pre-field Defence
b. Post-field Defence
c. Departmental Defence
d. Internal Defence
e. External Defence