CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE STUDIES

Welcome Message from the HOD

One is capable of being an agent of development or an agent of violence. We train for the former; since all development efforts can become mere ruins or devastation by eruption (or mishandling) of violence. But, peace of mind is important for societal peace and co-existence because no one can give what he/she has not. So, welcome and be at peace.

Vision and Mission of the Department

To build a humane society where people can live in security and dignity, free from poverty and violence.

Philosophy and Objectives of the Department

  • To identify the agricultural and development problems in Nigeria, particularly the militating conflict issues and find solutions to them within the context of overall national development.

  • To contribute to students growth in the overall field of peace and conflict transformation through writing, publishing and the use of other non-formal means of communication

  • To train students to acquire a critical thinking on the aspect of existing knowledge and theory in the field of peace and conflict transformation which will enable them to contribute positively to development.

  • Handle conflict at all levels, including the interpersonal, with increased sensitivity and resourcefulness and taking the opportunities for positive change.

  • To provide an academic basis for rigorous interdisciplinary research in the area of conflict, peace-making and peace building.

  • To train students to become informed and active peace makers in inter-personal, inter-group, inter-faith, inter-regional, continental

  • To prepare students to creativity and skilfully become pillars of dialogue, freedom, respect for human rights, justice and democracy contributing towards developing a culture of peace and non-violence at all levels of society.

  • To enable students to identify and analyse the root causes of conflict and violent behavior and earn skills and methods to be used to achieve peace, justice and sustainable development.

  • As a peace organ of the university, to establish appropriate relationship with other institutions in training, research and development of agriculture.
  • Admission Requirement

    For four year degree programme: Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC/NECO) or equivalent with at least five credits passes in not more than two sittings, including Mathematics and English

     

    Dr.Jonathan Madu

    Head of Department Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies