• Imo State University

Philosophy and Mission

The philosophy and mission of Political Science discipline is to produce graduates with critical mind, requisite ability and skill to analyse, comprehend, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationship in an ever-changing socio-political environment in the globalizing world.


i. To provide training in the principles of political science and their application to the type of degree programme concerned political economy, political administration or international relations;
ii. Stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they appreciate social problems;
iii. To provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and develop the skills for the constructive use of such knowledge;
iv. To develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts;
v. To develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self reliant and entrepreneurial;
vi. To provide the students with necessary skills for studying and analyzing society;
vii. To provide the students with the solid base from which they can proceed to higher studies in political science.

Admission Requirements


Candidates seeking for admission into the programme must possess at least five ordinary level credit passes in the relevant subjects including English language and at least a pass in Mathematics at not more than two sittings through any one or a combination of the recognized by Imo State University, Owerri. In addition, one of the five ordinary level credit passes must be Government or History. Candidates for Direct Entry should see JAMB Brochure or the Imo State University Academic Regulations.