PREAMBLE

Director of Academic Planning welcomes you to the Unit.

The Academic Planning Unit (APU) of the Dominican University was established in_________. The Unit is located within the Administrative building of the University. The APC coordinates academic activities in the University; collects, manages and analyses data towards its academic enhancement while ensuring compliance with NUC’s Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) as directed by the Senate and Management. The office provides a range of management information and planning support to facilitate informed decision–making, planning and policy formulation, and the overall strategic development of the University.

VISION

The Unit facilitates effective co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of Academic development processes to strive to be a centre of excellence.

MISSION

To ensure the provision of a conducive teaching, learning and research environment for staff and students as well as efficient and effective utilization of Academic resources in order to assist Nigeria to achieve greatness.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIT

The Academic Planning Unit is to, amongst others:

  • Monitor and enhance the conformity of the University with international standards
  • Monitor and promote the quality of teaching and learning in the University;
    Monitor and collate information on as well as co-ordinate the conduct of NUC-funded research;
  • Coordination of accreditation and Re-accreditation of academic programs and ensuring adherence to NUC Minimum Academic Standard (Quality Assurance).
  • Prepare and revise the academic brief of the University, annual university statistical data and the periodic digest, university academic calendar, as well as lecture and examination time-tables;
  • Evaluate proposals for new academic programs for submission to the Senate Curriculum Committee and the NUC;
  • Maintain computer-based databanks including enrolment statistics for use in planning, budgeting, especially computation of the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) of full-time and part-time students and other management requirements;
    Assess the University’s compliance with NUC guidelines on academic standards and performance, including accreditation, as well as the allocation of funds;
  • Obtain up-to-date, relevant and accurate data for processing and/or for generating relevant information to guide University Management for accurate and timely decision making on University matters, especially such data as the staff and student records, financial records, research output, among others;
  • Undertake researches and initiate other relevant matters that will be related to academic activities of the University; Monitor and prepare statistical data of qualified students for tertiary Institutions by sex and age to guide the University in providing Hostel accommodation and other facilities.
  • Inform the Government of possible programs to be phased out in future and prepare their minds to accept what may soon be a reality;
    Foster cooperation with local and international institutions with similar objectives.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences

Accounting

Business Administration

Christian Religious Studies

Economics

Mass Communication

Philosophy

  • Faculty of Science

   Computer Science

SUB-UNITS UNDER ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT

    1. Quality Assurance
    2. Academic Standard, Monitoring and Evaluation
    3. Data Management and Statistics
    4. Strategic Planning Unit
    5. Curriculum Planning and Development

     

    1.  QUALITY ASSURANCE 

    The Unit ensures all programmes comply with the national and international academic quality standards. This is essential in assessing the performance of Lecturers in the courses they teach. Students’ opinion is sought on the conduct of the courses by their teachers using a set of Questionnaire to assess certain parameters including: Regularity and Punctuality of Lecturers, Mastery of subjects’ knowledge, Presentation and Delivery skills, Relationship with students, Appearance and Use of Teaching Aids and Regularity of Continuous Assessment.

    Preparation for accreditation exercise.

    Coordinating the preparation of Academic Brief and guiding units of the University on the operations of the Academic Brief

    Analysis of students’ enrolment figures and ensuring compliance with guidelines such as admission quota, teacher/student ratio and science/arts ratio.

    Feasibility studies for the establishment of new academic programme(s).

    1. ACADEMIC STANDARD, MONITORING AND EVALUATION UNIT

        Functions

    • Conduct periodic needs assessment for the establishment of new academic programmes.
    • Supervise the development of curricula of new academic programmes for the university in compliance with the NUC BMAS.
    • Responsible for completion and submission of application forms for the establishment of new academic units and programmes, as well as splitting and merger of academic units and programmes in the University.
    • Ensure compliance with the due processes for the establishment of new units, programmes, departments and faculties in the University.
    • Conduct mock-accreditation exercises preparatory to NUC accreditation.
    • Supervise resources verification of academic programmes.
    • Supervise the accreditation of programmes in the University by the NUC.
    • Keep up to date records of academic programmes.
    • Keep up to date accreditation status of all academic programmes in the University.
    • Ensure that the NUC-BMAS for each discipline is available to all Faculties.
    • Ensure compliance with NUC Basic Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) of all academic programmes.
    • Provision and supervision of the completion of Self Study Forms (SSF) by departments and Faculties in readiness for NUC accreditation.
    • Ensure that only programmes with approved NUC-BMAS are allowed in the University.
    • Plan the academic programmes of the university in conformity with its Academic Brief and Strategic Plan.
    • Monitor the operations of all approved programmes as contained in the Academic Brief.
    • Expand the academic programmes of the university when and where necessary in compliance with the NUC BMAS.
    • Liaise with the NUC on academic matters and the relevant Professional regulatory agencies for quality control and accreditation.
    • Liaise with other universities within and outside the country for the purpose of academic cooperation, academic staff and students exchange programmes.
    • Responsible for the Production and or revision of academic brief, modelling it against the realities and goals of the University.
    • Responsible for the preparation of Academic Calendar for the University and ensuring its implementation.
    • All other activities that will enhance the delivery of qualitative education in the University.
    1. DATA MANAGEMENT AND STATISTICS

    The main objectives of the Data Management and Statistics unit are to provide a range of accurate information to the University for Planning and managerial decision-making produces a range of institutional statistics and undertakes data manipulation, analysis and interpretation to convert raw data into useful management information.

    Functions

    • Collection, Interpretation and Analysis of data from relevant bodies, for the internal evaluation of the performance status of the University on all NUC, approved funding parameters and guidelines.
    • Collation and analysis of the staff/students evaluation data.
    • Developing, managing and updating the website of the Unit.
    • Provision of database information on various aspects of University operations for use by the University as it deems fit; e.g information on University academic/material resources, facilities, etc.
    • Projection of students’ enrolment figures and corresponding staff strength.
    • Collection, analysis and interpretation of data from relevant Department/Unit and University Annual Statistical trends.
    • Documenting and Storing information on Academic Programmes of the University.
    • Collection, Analysis and Interpretation of data from relevant University bodies such as the Faculties, Centres, Institutes, Administrative Unit.
    • Developing a sound computerized database on all relevant information about staff and students in the University.
    • Collection of relevant data on changing trends in University activities e.g enrolment, staff mix, staff training and turnover, and passing such information for institutional-based research.
    1. STRATEGIC PLANNING UNIT

         Functions

    • Identify strategic initiatives within context of situation analysis.
    • Compile Corporate Strategic Plan and Action Plan of the University.
    • Monitor the implementation of the Corporate Plan, Strategic Plan and Action Plan regularly.
    • Identify operational strategic priorities.
    • Develops tactical plan and goals to achieve strategic priorities and targets.
    • Conduct Action Plan progress review.
    • Prepare periodic Performance Report.
    • Identify key institutional performance indicators
    • Compilation and analysis of data for the Organizational Results Framework (ORF).
    • Assist Deans of faculties and head of department to identify academic priorities and develop tactical plan, as well goals to achieve the priorities.
    • Identify challenges and operational values of the University.
    • Conducts situation analysis.
    1. CURRICULUM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Functions

    • Evaluating the current curriculum within wider self-evaluation arrangements.
    • Evaluation of students’ educational needs
    • Establish a value base for the program
    • Design of integrated plans for learning
    • Develop a conceptual framework.
    • Determine program goals and objectives.
    • Developmentof the plans.
    • Implementationof the program and logistics.
    • Establish program assessment procedures.
    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the learning experience.

Officers

DIRECTOR

Rev. Dr. Benjamin Bem Kwaghgba

Telephone: 08052649557, 08114181847

SENIOR PLANNING OFFICER

Dr. Oluyinka Samuel Agboola

Telephone: 08161502633

The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the university and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the university. The Present Bursar of the University is Rev. Fr. Okechukwu Emmanuel Ogadah OP.

 

The Bursary Department is the administrative arm of the University concerned with financial and accounting functions. It is headed by a Bursar who is the Chief Financial Officer of the University. His main duties include advising the Vice-Chancellor on the day-to-day administration and control of the University’s funds, formulating financial policies, preparing budget and budgetary controls to safeguard the financial resources of the University.
The University will not ask anyone to pay money in any personal account All payments (by students) to the University are made through the University portal All information about whatever payments that are due to the University are contained on the University website; if in doubt, please send a mail to bursar@dui.edu.ng. Always check the University website for any updates on payments and other issues The above information applies to JUPEB, UNDERGRADUATE, fees.

 

DIVISIONS

 

Some of the main Units of the Bursary Department include:

Cash Office Unit
Responsible for receiving and payments through the general electronic payment systems (e-transactions).

Budget & Projects Unit
Responsible for preparing University budgets and processing payments of capital projects.

Contract and Services Unit
Responsible for processing payments of University expenditures for Contracts and Consultancy services.

Data Unit (Final Accounts)
Responsible for the preparation and production of University Financial Statements and Quarterly Performance Reports.

Payroll Unit
Responsible for processing of monthly salaries for all University staff through the Payroll System.

Special Funds Unit
Manages designated funds received for specific projects/purposes, from the government, non-governmental agencies and organizations.

Treasury and Fund Division Unit (T.F.D)

This unit is in charge of payment fund transfer, E-payment and reconciliation. This division shall consist of finance offices, cash operations, pay-roll, students accounts, consultancy services, investment/ventures and Bank Reconciliation.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Production and submission of Financial Statements and Quarterly Financial Reports on Capital Projects, Recurrent Grants/Expenditure, Internal Development Funds (IDF), to the University Management, Council, NUC, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Office of the Auditor General for the Federation, Federal Ministries of Education and Finance.
  • Preparation of Annual Recurrent and Capital Budgets of the University based on the Federal Government grants and the Internal Development Funds (IDF).
  • Keeping and maintenance of up to date records of the University finances in accordance with relevant Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Prompt processing and payment of duly approved staff and contractors claims.
  • The University’s Assets were fully insured with reputable Insurance Companies.
  • There had been prompt processing and payment of monthly pension allowances to all the University existing pensioners now transferred to PTAD
  • Reconciliation of cash books, with related bank statements and other accounting records have been carried out.
  • There have been prompt payments of staff salaries and allowances.

There was prompt and up to date remittance of all government taxes such as Withholding Tax, Value Added Tax and PAYE. All other staff salary deductions had been fully remitted to the relevant Unions and organizations. Equally, all staff request for Tax Clearance had been adequately attended to

This centre shall serve as the research and commercial counterpart of the Department of Communications. It offers audio and video productions, made in our professionally equipped studio, and graphic designs such as posters, banners, magazines, labels.

The unit provide routine servicing, and maintenance of heavy machinery at the University Central Laboratory as well as servicing of simple laboratory and office equipment and tools in the colleges and other units.

This centre is the research and commercial counterpart of the Department of Computer and Information Technology. It provides Internet service throughout Nigeria, offers web design and hosting, software development, and technical innovation in the form of locally made hardware.

This centre shall work in collaboration with Verbum Networks, a reputable Internet service provider of the existing Dominican Institute.

 

Objectives

The objectives of ICT development in the University are as follows:

  • Provide computer and Internet facilities for information and research for the entire university community and especially to provide the industrial training of students taking computer science and information technology.
  • Promote computer appreciation within the university by assisting individual users and user departments in identifying scientific, technical, research and management problems solvable by the application of computer techniques.
  •  To aid all activities of the proposed University through e-learning, e-administration, e-payment, e-commerce, and e-health.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain appropriate software systems to support data processing and computer applications.
  • Conduct research in the technical and engineering sectors of information technology, aimed at contributing to the growth of the IT industry.
  • Operate computer labs, equipped with all software, for the use of staff and students.
  • Conduct workshops and short courses for companies or members of the public who require Information Technology skills.
  • To develop and maintain e-learning portals for staff, student and administrative use.
  • To maintain the University Website and update same on regular basis.
  • To run an effective intranet e-mail service for the University community.
  • To provide multi-media systems for teaching, seminars and conferences.

The equipped Planning, Works and Services Unit carry out all repairs and maintenance works of the university’s physical structures and utilities. The Unit is in charge of physical planning and works and is able to maintain and repair vehicles, mechanical, civil and electrical appliances, buildings and roads.

To secure lives and property on campus, there is a security unit with well-trained security personnel.

There is a Student Centre to encourage interaction between the students and to provide an avenue for relaxation between lectures. Besides several students’ relaxation areas in the hostels, there is a large room in the classroom block.

The University has hostels on campus.

Students of relevant programmes will participate in industrial attachment as provided in the Benchmark and Minimum Academic Standard for their disciplines before graduation. The scheme will provide opportunity for students to apply theoretical principles to real life situations and prepare them for the world of work. The SIWES attachment will last for a single stretch of 24 weeks. This unit, under the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, shall have responsibility for:

  1. Liaison with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in all matters pertaining to SIWES;
  2. Preparation of master list and placement list;
  3. Placement of students in industries and other establishments;
  4. Visiting and supervising students on industrial training;
  5. Coordinating all other student training activities such as student work, reports, seminar, general assessment and payment of Industrial Training allowances; and
  6. Fostering effective contacts and collaboration between the university and industry.

The University currently has a standard football field, tennis court, volleyball court, badminton court, and basketball court.

The University Health Centre is to attend to students, staff and their dependents in respect of emergencies and minor ailments. It is not the intent of the Centre to duplicate or supersede services provided in the neighbouring hospitals but to provide limited medical care and health to all registered students, staff and their dependents.

The library is engaged in a wide variety of activities and services on behalf of the University’s need for access to information and hospitable environment for pursuing intellectual discovery and research. The mission of the library is to enrich the intellectual life of the University by fostering information discovery and intellectual growth, nurturing creativity, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new knowledge.

The operations of the library include activities ranging from acquisition of materials through the core activities of selection and organization and description of these holdings, provision of assistance in the discovery and use of materials through instruction, reference, and access services, and preservation of materials under its stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

The Library is ICT-driven, making search for books and articles easier and faster.

General Studies Unit

You are welcome to the General Studies Unit portal at Dominican University, Ibadan. This is an academic unit of the University, in charge of General Studies Programme (GSP). It was established at the Dominican University in 2017/18 session. The aim of the GSP is to expose students in various fields of study to liberal education, to enable them understand their social, cultural and natural environment, as well as obtain and enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities that prepare them for future life, in a conducive atmosphere. The unit welcomes all students, both old and new; and wish them the very best in their academic pursuit at Dominican University.

Vision

To adequately expose and equip our students with broader knowledge of the society, outside their core course of study and prepare them for life after school through liberal education.

Mission

To produce morally and intellectually sound graduates with the right skills to thrive and promote peace and social cohesion in the environment.

Goals of the Unit

The objectives of the General Studies program consist of the following:

  • Acquisition, development and inculcation of the proper value-orientation for the survival of the individual and society.
  •   The development of intellectual capacities of individuals to understand, appreciate and promote peaceful co-existence.
  • Producing graduates with broad knowledge of the Nigerian Nation and people with a view to inculcating in them mutual understanding and patriotism.
  • Exposing graduates of Nigerian Universities to the rudiments of ICT for computer literacy and ability to live usefully in this ICT age.
  • Preparing students for a post university life with opportunities for job creation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Production of graduates capable of communicating effectively (both oral and written).

Programs offering General Studies at the Dominican University

 

Faculty             Departments Programme
Faculty of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
 

Management Studies

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Mass Communication
Faculty of Science Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Computer Science

List of General Studies Courses at Dominican University

Course Code Course Title
GST 101 Use of English I
GST 102 Use of English II
GST 103 Introduction to Research Methodology
GST 112 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
GST 121 Use of Library, Study Skills & ICT
GST 125 Contemporary Health Issues
GST 204 Introduction to Computer Science
GST 207 Moral Philosophy
GST 211 Environment & Sustainable

Development

GST 214 Nigerian Peoples and Culture
GST 224 Leadership Skills
GST 323 Introduction to Entrepreneurial studies
GST 322 Peace and Conflict Resolution
GST 312 Entrepreneurship

 

Requirements for Registration

  1. Newly admitted students must obtain the GSP handbook from the GSP Unit before proceeding for registration.
  2. All registered students must have their course forms duly signed by the unit.

For further enquiry on General Studies Programme, please, consult the unit.

 

Staff of the Unit

Director

Dr. (Mrs). Juliet A. Shenge

Telephone:  09055338111, 08104026332

E mail: gst@dui.edu.ng

Administrative Officer/ Secretary