Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University Otuoke. In the Faculty of Social Sciences, we place a very high value on human beings and their behaviours. We are concerned with how they make their consumption and production choices, how they interact in the society, how they are governed and all other aspects of human life. We are also concerned about how their behaviours affect or/and influence policy making in the economy and society.

Our Philosophy
The philosophy of the Faculty is to train and graduate students imbued with a sound theoretical foundation and practical knowledge which are expected to make specific contributions to their various fields and achieve their professional goals.

Our Vision
Our vision is to see the graduates of the Faculty compete favourably with graduates of social sciences’ disciplines all over the world and to be seen providing solutions to economic, political and societal problems locally, regionally and globally.

Our Mission
Our mission is to adequately equip the students of the Faculty with knowledge in the social sciences disciplines using advanced technological breakthroughs and cases of real life challenges.

Our Core Values
Discipline, Empathy and Excellence

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.

The Departments in the Faculty and their Heads include:
  1. Department of Economics and Development Studies – Dr. Victor Oriavwote, Ag. HOD
  2. Department of Political Science And Public Administration  – Prof. Felix Osasere U. Oriakhi
  3. Department of Sociology and Anthropology – Dr. Frederick Ofili (Coordinator )