Governments face many problems which require a measured, rational approach based on a rigorous analysis of the facts and options. Some of the challenges include: Producing reliable energy, promoting public transport, raising vaccination rates, improving education, tackling alcohol abuse, reducing welfare dependency and curbing cybercrime. The masters in public policy programme will broaden the understanding of the next generation of policy makers and strengthen their capacity to tackle these problems.
The programme is meant to address the skills gap in prosecuting the developmental agenda of government. Also, the problem of inadequacy of skills to manage the public sector has led to the divestiture of several state assets. In connection with this, the programme will help equip public officers with the technical knowledge of the science of managing and administering public business.
Admission to the MSc is open to first degree holders with recognised Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited tertiary institution. Candidates with first degree must have, at least, a Second Class Honours. In special cases, an applicant who does not have a first degree or the requisite class, but is otherwise adjudged suitable, may be admitted to the MSc programme.
All foreign qualifications would be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to the programme.
Progression and Graduation
Applicants for the MSc. Programme (Regular or Sandwich) shall have two semesters of course work and a dissertation.