Professor Olufunlayo BammekeDean
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences
I am delighted to welcome all first year students as well as returning students to the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty is dedicated to providing all students with the requisite knowledge for a strong foundation in the social sciences in general and the specialized knowledge required for excellence in their specific sub-fields. It is also committed to the creation of an environment which would not only be conducive to learning by students, but that which would also foster social inclusion within the Faculty.
The Faculty was established at the inception of the University of Lagos in 1962 and it started as the School of Business and Social Studies. Over the years, the Faculty has demonstrated veritable commitment to excellence in the discharge of its core activities of teaching, research and community service. As the foremost Faculty of Social Sciences in Nigeria, the Faculty is dedicated to training and producing quality graduates with the capacity to address the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria in its quest for development.
Through its seven departments of Economics, Geography, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology, the Faculty has been in the forefront of producing high caliber personalities blazing the trail in various fields within the country and internationally. The Faculty has over 5000 students at the pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has more than 200 academic and administrative/technical staff offering dedicated service in diverse capacities and acting as in loco parentis to the students.
Thinking of a career choice? The social sciences offer you tremendous opportunities to train and qualify for various professions through which you can impact your society. We’d be happy to have you join our body of students. Are you already a student? You are encouraged to make good use of the opportunities available in the Faculty. There are Course Advisers to answer your questions and the Faculty Office is always open to students. The Faculty also has a Psycho-therapy Clinic with trained service providers so whenever you need to unburden yourself with maximum confidentiality, please visit the Clinic.
On behalf of the staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, I welcome all students once again and wish them an interesting and brilliant stay at the Faculty.
TTo be the foremost Faculty of Social Sciences in Africa and beyond whose faculty and students are globally competitive and sought after.
To provide an environment conducive for teaching, learning, research and development, where staff and students interact and compete effectively with their counterparts globally..