There has been a proliferation of NGOs and their sibling-organizations (namely Civil Society Organization’s, Community Based Organisation’s and Farmer Based Organisation’s) throughout the West African sub-region. It is publicly acknowledged that they are key development partners to national and local government institutions and agencies. Notwithstanding this recognition, NGOs, both local and international have come under severe criticism for a number of reasons most of which are directly related to the quality of leadership/management in their operations. There is the felt need there to prepare theoretically and technically competent leaders for the community development world of today and the future hence the M.Phil programme in NGO and Community Development.
Candidates seeking admission into M.Phil. in Non Governmental Studies and Community Development must have obtained a good baccalaureate degree at least Second Class Lower Division or better from a recognised institution or Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA) of 2.5 on a 1 - 4 scale or its equivalence in agriculture or related field. Considerable working experience preferably in Agriculture is desirable but not required. A considerable working experience will be an advantage but not a prerequisite.