Postgraduate Studies

WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

Provost

It is my singular honor and privilege to welcome you to the College of Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) at Babcock University, a first-class faith-based university with a mission to train servant leaders for this world and the next. Babcock University is one of over one hundred and fifteen (115) colleges and universities owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide, with headquarters in Maryland, USA. By choosing Babcock University, you have the exceptional privilege of benefiting from the inspiration, experience and qualitative education, seasoned and prepared in over one hundred and fifty years of Adventist education globally.

As Nigeria’s foremost private university, Babcock University has been a leader in producing quality and high-level manpower for government, industries and particularly for other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and abroad. In addition to the internationally bench-marked academic programs residing in the departments, the College of Postgraduate Studies provides two of the signature and unique elements of studying at Babcock; namely (1) a full-time Methodologist, who is an expert in advanced research design and is responsible for vetting the appropriateness and fitness of methods and methodologies adopted by students and (2) a full-time Editor, who vets completed drafts of theses and dissertations for editorial issues and compliance with the CPGS Board-approved style for theses and dissertations.

This academic bulletin provides a detailed description of the postgraduate programs of Babcock University, ranging from the postgraduate diploma programs to the Doctor of Philosophy programs approved by the University Senate, the International Board of Education (IBE) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the National Universities Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Certainly, this academic prospectus will serve as a dependable roadmap for our dear students, parents, departments, Schools and Colleges running postgraduate programs at Babcock University.

I hereby welcome you to a unique experience of a lifetime, here at the Babcock University College of Postgraduate Studies, the place where dreams come true. It is my sincere prayer that you make excellent use of this prospectus in achieving your desired academic goals at Babcock University.

 

Professor Yacob HALISO

DIP (EAC, Ethiopia); BA (Andrews, USA); MLIS, PhD (Ibadan)

Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies,

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

While upholding the importance of the highest academic standards, the uniqueness of Babcock University is to be found in the pursuance of the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education (full text is given below) that emphasizes the harmonious development of the academic, physical, psycho-social and spiritual potential of students.  The reason for the existence of a Church-operated institution must be sought in that uniqueness - a specificity of utmost excellence in the achievement of pre-set high morality-based spiritually powered goals.  Its value must be judged by the contribution it makes directly through its community of scholars toward the fulfillment of the mission of its sponsoring organization.  The pluralism of the larger society, and solutions offered to human problems by means not appropriate to totally secular agencies.

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