About The Faculty
The academic nomenclature of the University in April 2016 were changed, and Schools became Faculties, Units became Departments. The Faculty of Arts was then created out of the former School of Arts and Social Sciences which was established in 2003. On the establishment of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Godwin I. Akper, a Professor of Systematic and Public Theology became the first dean. He was elected to the office on the 13th of June 2016. Since then, the Faculty is committed to providing broad based scholarship with the aim of expanding students’ academic horizon, enhancing their understanding, and equipping them with knowledge and skills to contribute to national development.
Thus, the programmes of the Faculty, which cover a wide range of disciplines are designed to enable students understand others through their languages, histories and cultures, broaden their worldview by offering new perspectives and new ways of understanding; develop creative, critical, analytical and logical thinking skills for analysing information; build oral and written communication skills. The Faculty prides itself in its programmes to which are all highly subscribed, as well as the quality of its academic staff and students. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates to date is a former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, who completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology at the University in 2009, and MA Christian Theology in 2016. In 2017, the former President completed studies for and bagged PhD in Christian Theology.
The Faculty also produced three first class graduates in January 2017:
Azeez Onike Morufu, First Class, Islamic Studies
Hamzah Zuberu Taura, First Class, Islamic Studies
Dauda Kazeem Oluwaseun, First Class, Islamic Studies
Raymond Asuquo Uyok, First Class, English
Mercy Ovayewan Oseh, First Class, English
To produce well-informed global citizens that are equipped with creative, critical, communicative, problem-solving skills, and a broadened view of the human experience through the study of the arts. The aim is to promote cultural sustainability, social justice, equity, equality, national cohesion, and excellence in character and learning.
To provide high quality education in the humanities, mediated by technology, that enriches learners‟ experience, promotes lifelong learning, geared towards a social transformation needed in an increasingly global and ever-changing society.