The Department was established in the 1990/1991 session as full blown academic unit. There are two main programmes available,namely English Language and Literature in English. These programmes are run at both the undergraduate (B.A. Hons Degree) and at the Postgraduate (M.A., Ph.D) levels. In the undergraduate twin programme, fifty-five courses are offered while in the postgraduate dual programme sixteen courses are offered
The entire programme is designed in full realization of the complementarity of language and literature. The programme thus strives at adequately
preparing students to meet the academic challenges of advanced English Language and Literary Studies as well as cope with the demands of professional
callings in such areas as teaching, research and public service.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the programme are :-
Give the students good grounding and effective mastery of the English Language in its various applications to achieve adequate self expression and self-articulation in the language.
Adequately prepare the students for postgraduate studies in English Language,Linguistics, Language Education and Literature in English.
Produce graduates who posses an informed literary sensibility and necessary tools to respond appropriately to any literary stimulus and write creatively.
Equip such graduates with adequate knowledge of the full range of major landmarks and trends in the literature in English.
And produce graduates who could become competent English Language and Literature in English teachers.
Candidate are expected to have passed the Senior Secondary School Certificate or the equivalent with a minimum of five credits at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, and Literature in English. A minimum of Pass in Mathematics is also required.
Candidates must have a minimum of five credits at not more than two sittings, including English Language and Literature in English. At least, a Pass in Mathematics is also required.
Candidates must have graduated from a university with minimum of second class lower degree to be eligible for admission the Masters (M.A) programme.
Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes must have earned a minimum of 60% weighted aggregate in the previous masters programme
to be eligible. Any previous masters programme weighted aggregate below 60% but not below 55% makes candidates only eligible for an M.Phil/Ph.D admission.
List of Academic Staffs
Non Academic Staffs
- Dr Gboyega Kolawole
- Prof. Olukayode .J. Omole
- Prof. (Mrs) S.O. Ogwude
- Dr. E.B. Uwatt
- Dr. (Mrs) V.M. Sylvester
- Dr. Taofig Azeez
- Dr. E.O. Onochie
- Mr. Pius Opene
- Mr. .I. Nnadi
- Mrs. .C. Kato
- Alh. N.A. Abdulkadur
- Mrs. A.U. Madu
- Dr. Wini .J. Salau
- Dr.(Mrs) Olufunmilayo Ekpe
- Dr. Shimawua Atimga
- Mr. Simon Abochol
- Mr. Adegbiye Adyanju
- Mrs. Rasheedat Akanbi
- Mrs. Ayodeji Akande E.
- Mrs. Nonyelum Chibuzo Mba
- Mrs. Ana Rodrioguez
- Mrs. Rosella .A. Campiti
- Mrs. Lateefah .B. Adeite
- Mr. Uchenna Oyali
- Mr. Igrima .E. Ogah
- Mr. Kashim .J. Etila