The Faculty of Social sciences was established in July, 2020. It was formally part of the defunct Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was created in July, 2020, under the leadership of Prof. Seth Accra Jaja, the Vice-Chancellor, with Prof. Francis A. Oluleye as the pioneer and current Dean. There are three Departments in the Faculty – Economics and Development Studies, Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology. The Faculty habours about 1, 200 students and about 45 tenured academic staff. It has already proposed to the University additional five programmes. These are Geography and Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Criminology and Security Studies and Social Works. It is our expectation that these new programmes will take off soon.
In order to add to the existing platforms for disseminating research findings, particularly in the Social Sciences, the Faculty has instituted ‘Otuoke Journal of Social Sciences’. The academic journal is published twice a year – June and November.
- Department of Economics and Development Studies – Dr. Victor Oriavwote, Ag. HOD
- Department of Political Science – Dr. Enerst Anichie, Ag. HOD
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology – Dr. Oyintonyo Michael-Olomu, Coordinator