Tajudeen A. Oduwole, PhD.
Head, Department of Sociology.
(Criminology & Security Studies, Psychology and Sociology, Degree Programme)
Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences.
Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]
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Phone: +234(0)8037140814(whatsapp line), (0)9025363861.
Research Interests: Development Sociologist, Youth Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Social Problems Analyst, Researcher.
Tajudeen A. Oduwole holds Doctorate Degree in Sociology. He is an astute academic whose span of teaching rooted from the grass root of educational institution. His interest in impacting knowledge and involving in social research metamorphosed from post elementary, polytechnic and to the Ivory Tower of academia. A milestone indeed! Dr. Tajudeen A. Oduwole has cognate experience, having taught at Polytechnic, Universities and Head various positions, both academic and administrative echelon of academic Institutions. He has published both in local and international journals of high repute. As well as contribution in Chapters in Books, both local, national, international and institutional based of high class publishers. Currently, he teaches and Head, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria.
INTRODUCTION/BRIEF HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Sociology Department is one of the pioneering Departments of the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State, Nigeria. The Department comprises of three degree programmes: B.Sc Sociology, B.Sc Criminology & Security Studies, and B.Sc Psychology. The Department took off in November 2018 and students admitted across the three-degree options which, were among the first set of students that had matriculated on 21st February, 2019.
The Head of Department is both the academic and administrative manager of the Department and is assisted by both academic and non-academic staff. These administrative procedures help in order to discharge of its statutory functions. Currently, the Department has a total of 10 tenure, 1 visiting lecturers. The non-academic staff are 5 in number and all are graduates. Of the 10 academic tenure staff, 6 have doctorate degrees in various specializations relevant to the Department.
The B.Sc Sociology programme has a total student population of 119 (14 in 100 Level; 32 in 200 Level; 44 in 300 Level; and 24 in 400 Level). The B.Sc Criminology and Security Studies programme of the Department currently has a total student population of 212 (31 in 100 Level; 52 in 200 Level; 83 in 300 Level; and 46 in 400 The B.Sc Psychology has a total student population of 84 (11 in 100 Level; 15 in 200 Level; 34 in 300 Level; and 24 in 400 Level).
PHILOSOPHY (MISSION AND VISION) OF B.Sc SOCIOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAMME
The philosophy underpinning the programme is the promotion of the study of Sociology as an academic discipline. The Department of Sociology aims at providing a number of basic general courses in sociology, that will contribute to a wholesome academic programme for students and enable them combine theory with practice in the analysis, understanding and solution of their immediate society as well as national problems. More importantly, social problems. Having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general and in the various sub-fields of Sociology in particular.
Therefore, the students will be immune, deeply rooted in the fields of sociology and enthusiastically be able to make laudable contribution to Nigeria, Africa and the world developmental nexus. The application of sociological social discourses and methodological approaches will certainly galvanize the globe in understanding of the nature, nurture and functioning of man, groups and the society.
Aim and Objectives
The major aims and objectives of a degree in Sociology are to:
(i) Instill in students a sound knowledge of Sociology, an appreciation of its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying the workings of society.
(ii) Provide students with broad and well-balanced knowledge of sociological theories and methods.
(iii) Cultivate in students the ability to apply their sociological knowledge and skills to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere.
(iv) Provide students with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Sociology or multi-disciplinary areas involving Sociology.
(v) Instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Sociology in socio-cultural, legal, economic, political, industrial and environmental contexts.
(vi) Develop in students a range of useful competencies for public, private or self-employment.
PHILOSOPHY (MISSION AND VISION) OF B.Sc. CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES
The philosophy which, gave birth to the discipline Criminology and Security Studies Programme is not far-fetched from a rising crime, delinquency, social menace, societal-ills and all sorts of social plaques in the society. Immemorially, Criminology metamorphosed from Sociology tracing the founding scholars dwelled in sociology with propounding foundation theories for the newly birth discipline. Hence, the students will be adequately trained to resolving security challenge in Nigeria, Africa and at large, the world, a global village for human existence.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of a degree in Criminology and Security Studies are to:
⦁ Instill in students a sound knowledge of Criminology and Security Studies to appreciate its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying;
⦁ Provide students with broad and well-balanced theories and methods of the discipline;
⦁ Cultivate in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills of the course to the understanding and solution of crime and security problems in Nigeria and elsewhere;
⦁ Provide students with relevant knowledge, and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas involving Criminology and Security Studies or multi-disciplinary areas involving Criminology and Security studies;
⦁ Producing students with the requisite skills to compare the crime situation in various contexts such as urban and rural settings as well as between various countries;
⦁ Instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Criminology and Security studies in contemporary world affairs;
⦁ Develop in students a range of useful competencies for employment whether public, private or self-employment.
PHILOSOPHY (MISSION AND VISION) OF PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME
The inevitability of change in the society could be regarded as causal factor to the development of Psychology as a Discipline which, primarily teach and build the students, how we think, perceive, develop and consequently effect desirable change in the society.
Nigeria as a country witnessing varying degree of “change” in the cause for its development as a nation. The ivory-towers’ philosophy of psychology is therefore to equip students with skills, concepts and abilities can help them to understand, predict, control and change human behaviour for the overall social, economic, political and national development of Nigeria. Furtherstill, the world as a global entity.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
i. To instill in Psychology students a sense of enthusiasm for and identity with Psychology as a profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts, and environments, and to involve students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying;
ii. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of psychological knowledge and practical skills;
iii. To develop in psychology student’s the ability to apply their psychological knowledge and skills (such as analysis of behavioral etiology, patterns, prevalence and epidemiology; using the principles of cognition, learning, motivation, emotion, adjustment, conflicts, attitude, beliefs, values, intelligence, personality leadership and inter personal skills etc) in proffering solutions to theoretical and practical problems of Psychology and society;
iv. To develop in students, through an education in psychology, a range of transferable skills of value in psychological, social organizational, industrial, educational, health and cultural employment environments by the use of generative and creative methods of social engineering;
v. To provide in students with a knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of psychology (such as social, Human Resource Management, political; educational, forensic, environmental psychology, etc) or multi- disciplinary areas involving psychology.
vi. To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of psychology in a developing Third World society like Nigeria in relation to industrial, economic, environmental and socio- cultural contexts, issues, problems and policies especially as they relate to existential and epistemological values, attitude and beliefs.