ARABIC STUDIES UNIT
The programme is designed to provide students with the ability to appreciate the significance of Arabic Language in human life and be competent in Oral and Written Arabic.
The objectives of the programme are to:
Admission and Graduation Requirements
The prospective candidate is expected to have passed five subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SCCE), or its equivalent with credits, one of the credits should be in Arabic.
Also candidates with a recognized diploma or NCE or their equivalents in Arabic language are also eligible for admission into the programme at 200 level.
ISLAMIC STUDIES UNIT
Islamic Studies has been a subject of study for over ten centuries in different parts of Nigeria. Scholars are still working on it with remarkable successes even outside the University settings. The levels of attainment of such establishments and scholars pose challenge and serve as a spring board for the academic study of Islam in the Universities. They also constitute study areas for the undergraduate students in the Universities. Interdisciplinary overlaps do exist between the discipline and others like Arabic, History, Sociology and Anthropology as well as Law. Economics is one recent discipline that has benefited from the cross-fertilization of ideas with Islamic Studies. Nigeria, indeed, is a favourable environment of Islamic Studies with other components of other religions for a degree in Religious Studies.
The philosophy of the programme is hinged on the convention that in a country where Islam is a way of life for a large proportion of the population, where its study is mandatory for every believer a study of its academic discipline becomes significant. A high level of competence in it becomes desirable as it is seriously needed by the Nigerian society.
Islamic primary sources are in Arabic. This explained why proficiency in the language is crucial to the proper understanding and competence in the Islamic Studies discipline. Students should be able to read and digest the primary sources of Islamic Studies, which are the Qur’an, the Hadith and the Fiqh as they are in the source language.
Proficiency in English is crucial for the purpose of participating in the modern trends in Islam which are usuallyadvanced studies in secondary European sources. A Nigerian graduate of Islamic Studies is one who is capable of obtaining knowledge from the source material and the one who can impart it and marshal arguments in a world language.
The aims and objectives of the Bachelor of Art Degree in Islamic Studies shall be:
ADMISSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The Senior Secondary Certificate (WAEC/NECO), GCE Ordinary level and other recognized equivalents with a minimum of five credit passes including Islamic Studies and English Language.
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