BA. Rural and Community Development


The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. The student will be required to undertake independent analysis of rural development issues and provide alternative strategies and policies for change.

Admission Requirement


Credit in core English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies, and any three Elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the WAEC SSSCE or 36 in the WASSCE. Applicants should have aggregate 24 (A-D) for SSSCE and 36 (A1 – C6) for WASSCE or better in the SSSCE/WASSCE.

GBCE/ABCE Applicants

Holders of GBCE Certificate must have Credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, English and Social Studies or Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE). In addition, the applicant must have passes in three (3) subjects; at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in the Advance Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE). Holders of only GBCE Certificate CANNOT be admitted on the basis of that qualification alone.

A LEVEL Certificate Applicants

5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.

Mature Applicants

Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 27 years or above and must pass an aptitude test in English and Mathematics.

HND Applicants

HND holders with at least Second Class Lower in addition to the basic qualification at SSSCE/OL/WASSCE may be admitted to Second Year of the programme after passing an interview.

International Students

International Students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which the National Accreditation Board/West African Examination Council shall determine equivalences. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

Part Time Students

Part-time students are also considered.