Diploma in Public Administration

The course is designed to train middle level sub professional groups in the Private sector as well as the State, Local Government and State owned parastatals. It is geared towards improving their administrative and analytical capabilities and techniques of policy formulation, programme implementation and evaluation.

It develops their intellectual capacity so as to prepare them for higher managerial responsibilities. The course is practice oriented.


Department of Management and Communication Science

Duration of the course

1 Academic Year (2 Semesters)

Target Audience

Serving Executive Officers on GL 06 and above

Entry Requirements

  1. Staff Development College or Polytechnic Certificates in Assistant Executive Officers/ Public Administration or its equivalent with at least Lower Credit Pass and 2 years post qualification experience.
  2. Private candidates must have at least four credits in WASC, GCE, NECO, SSCE, NABTEB, TC11 or its equivalent and not more than two sittings for both private and serving officers.
    Serving officers on GL09 without certificate in Public Administration or Assistant Executive Officer but with 3 credits in WASC/GCE/NECO/SSCE/NABTEB/TC11 or its equivalent. Those with credit pass in English will be given an advantage.
  3. Certificate in public administration or its equivalent.
  4. In all cases officers must be on at least grade level 06 or its equivalent to qualify. Preference will be given to officers on grade level 07 and above.