REVENUE GENERATION IN THE DEPARTMENT
Entrepreneurial activities in the department cover all areas of Home Science and Management and the students are involved in all the aspects, for example, the department provides food and snacks to staff, students and the entire university community during work days only. With the assistance of the laboratory Technologist, there is great production and sales of assorted foods, snacks, tie and dye, batik printing, re-dying of old worn out clothes, processing and preservation of food out of season and further organizes events for people on request. The patronage is quite commendable.
Again, the day care home centre (cre’che) is open to children of staff and students of the university and the immediate university community. It enhances students’ practical experiences.
(A) POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA
The post-graduate programme in the department runs through the post-graduate diploma and masters degree in home science and management.
The philosophy of the post-graduate diploma in home science and management is designed to upgrade the skills and competence of home science and management workers who execute government policies in such areas in public and private organisations. It will also serve as a conversion programme for first degree holders in disciplines related to home science and management who do not qualify directly for admission to the Master’ of science (M.Sc) programme to overcome such deficiencies and subsequently qualify for admission to the master’s Degree programme in Home science and management.
The objectives of the postgraduate diploma courses is to:
- Produce personnel of high intellectual capacity with sufficiently developed skills and knowledge to solve problems in areas of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, home management and child and human development.
- Take up employment any where in Nigeria or profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own enterprises. Where candidates are already employed, it will retrain such for greater challenges in their places of work.
- Be adequately prepared for more advanced training leading to specialization in the various related disciplines.
Graduates of the programme will be resourceful through educational establishments both in the country and abroad. They will serve as policy makers in all sphere of occupation that concerns itself with family wellbeing. They shall also be policy implementers in executing government policies in their various disciplines.
(B) POSTGRADUATE M.Sc. PROGRAMME IN HOME SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
The masters degree programming is guided by the following:
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES:
The masters degree programme of the department of home science and management have been designed to offer theoretical and practical training in all the basic areas in home science and management such as: food and nutrition; clothing construction; textiles, family and human department and home management.
The programme aims at providing graduates with sufficient background and exposure to the technicalities of the profession the following occupations are readily available.
- Factorises involved in production of textiles, clothing, food, furnishing, children’s toys; materials and application
- Hospitals, orphanages, schools and day care centres as dieticians, and guidance counsellors.
- Laboratories as product designers and testers.
- Be self-employed and engage in entrepreneurial activities.
Train high level manpower for teaching and research beyond the undergraduate level who will be involved in developing new skills in handling and maintaining scientific and technological products and improve on indigenous food, food habits (diets), clothing and textiles, human development and researches affecting family members in particular and the nation in general.
The home science and management masters programme has a wide choice and variety of career opportunities in the following areas:
Food and food related industries such as pharmaceuticals, Cadbury, glaxo. Motels and catering options.
Ministries of social welfare, health, women affairs, nutritionist, consultancy, advisor and policy formulation and diet/recipe formulations.
World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), UNDP, UNESCO, United Nations High Commission for Refuges etc.
Universities, Polytechnics/Colleges of Education and Secondary Schools;
(a) Teaching; (b) Research; (c) Extension and Consultancy
(a) Catering; (b) Tailoring; (c) Bakery management; (d) Fashion designing; (e) Child care centres; (f) Small and medium scale enterprise.