Department of Humanities

About the department

The Department of Humanities was officially inaugurated in August 1998 having started off as a department within the newly formed Department of Education in August 1997. However, courses such as Communication Skills and African Studies, presently taught by the Department, have been offered since the opening of the University and the Department still retains its responsibility for teaching Introduction to African Studies and Communication Skills to all undergraduate students in the University. In addition, since the implementation of the two-language policy, the Department is also responsible for the teaching of French, Portuguese and English as a Second language. The Department also offers a programme in Intensive English for students from non-English speaking countries who may lack the necessary English language skills and therefore need to improve their ability to write, speak, listen and read the language. Finally the Department also provides Humanities content courses for students registered in the Department, as well as for students pursuing their degrees in the Department of Education.


The Department of Humanities has, as its mission, to develop students to think independently, communicate clearly, broaden their abilities for critical and aesthetic examination of the humanities, and be committed to a variety of intellectual and social responsibilities. The Department aims to help students develop the skills necessary to understand ideas and issues, and make educated and humane choices in a changing and increasingly technologically-oriented society

To do this, the Department of Humanities offers students a liberal arts education of considerable breadth and distinctive quality. The Faculty encourages students to develop values and ethics that will lead them to productive, fulfilled lives..

Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language. Relevant Diploma e.g. Diploma in Education. Environmental Studies requires Geography at GCE ‘A’ level. Sociology and Psychology requires Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ level.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language.At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a Relevant Diploma.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language. At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a Relevant Diploma.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language. At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a Relevant Diploma.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language. At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a Relevant Diploma.

Click here for More information about this programme.


Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language. At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a Relevant Diploma.

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