A-TWO YEAR DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK AND DEVELOPMENT (SWDS) PROGRAMME

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Diploma in Social Work and Development Studies 2 Years Full Time

            OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Considering the universal requirements for  training and re-training of workers (practicing and non-practicing) at various levels and in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria offers a two-year programme leading to Diploma in Social Work and Development Studies (SWDS).

The essence of the course therefore is to expose students to contemporary dimensions in Social Work and Development Studies within the most current world development framework, especially in the context of a fast developing society such as Nigeria with its attendant social problems. 

The main objective of the programme is to provide additional training for manpower needed for development.  As the nation is evolving as one of the leading world economies in the world, there is the urgent need for trained and skilled personnel to deal with developmental issues.  The programme will help satisfy the nation’s need for manpower as well as practicing social workers.  The diploma is not a terminal certificate; however it may be required for direct entry into B.Sc. programme in Sociology and other related disciplines provided the basic requirements for admission are met by candidates.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Prospective candidates for this programme must have credit in five subjects in not more than two sittings including English Language in WAEC, SSCE, NECO, Grade II or its equivalent.

COURSE DURATION:
The diploma in Social Work and Development Studies is a full-time programme that lasts for four semesters of two sessions.  It shall comprise of a course work, field visit and one long assay writing.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:-
To graduate, a student must have a total of 50 credit units before he/she is qualified to be awarded a Diploma in Social Work and Development Studies (SWDS) by the Senate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

 

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