Deans' Welcome Address
I warmly welcome
you to the School of Postgraduate Studies of Crawford University where
high-calibre manpower are produced to turnaround local, national and global
industries; to identify and solve societal problems, create jobs and eradicate
poverty. We equip our students with international best practices and skills
that make them achieve their career dreams and life aspirations with ease and
Our PG School is
research-oriented and every research work is problem-driven. We impart students
with critical research skills that enable them identify the core problems of
the economy, businesses and governance; and to provide cutting-edge solutions to
such problems through original and novel research work. This, we believe, is
the key required for entrepreneurship and wealth creation. There is no better
way to become happy, comfortable and fulfilled in life than being a solution to
the problems of other men, groups and institutions. At Crawford PG School, we
teach our students technical, theoretical and practical skills designed to turn
them into solution providers to national, local and global challenges.
We give high premium to creativity and originality in our research
work. Students are guided to embark on scientific inquiries that lead to
original contributions to knowledge and not involve objectionable duplications.
Originality is the basic credit point of our research enterprise. Our actual investigations
are directed towards obtaining novel results. Students are encouraged to develop
new ideas and obtain deep insight into the problem being investigated in order
to get novel and new results which is the hallmark of good research work
worldwide. As pointed out by the physics Nobel laureate Ernst Lawrence in scientific
work, creative thinking demands seeing things not seen previously, or in
ways not previously imagined; and this necessitates jumping off from normal
positions, and taking risks by departing from reality. No joy in academics
surpasses the joy of new scientific discovery and the fame that comes with it.
We inspire our students to break new grounds and make impactful discoveries.
offer seven higher degree programmes, namely (1) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in
Economics, (2) PGD in Accounting/Finance, and (3) PGD in Business
Administration. Others are (4) M.Sc. in Economics, (5) M.Sc. in Accounting and
Finance, (6) M.Sc. in Business Administration, and (7) Master of Business
Administration (MBA). All seven programmes enjoy full accreditation status with
the National Universities Commission (NUC). Also, plans have reached an
advanced stage to introduce Ph.D. degree programmes in Economics, Accounting,
and Business Administration. New M.Sc. degree programmes are also being
proposed in Sociology, Criminology, Political Science and International
Relations. Others are M.Sc. in Computer Science/ICT, Geology and Mineral
Sciences. These new programmes would come on stream as soon as official
permission is secured from the NUC.
programmes in Economics, Accounting, and Business Administration started in
October 2013 and thus far we have graduated three sets of PGD students and two
sets each of M.Sc. and MBA students. The minimum duration for PGD programme is
12 months (two academic semesters), 18 months or 3 academic semesters for all M.Sc.
degree programmes and 24 months (or 4 academic semesters) for the MBA degree programme.
Students are allowed to pay school fees per semester, at the beginning of each
We encourage our
students to take full advantage of the facilities available in this University:
a serene, peaceful and quiet environment, a world-class library, stocked with
current textbooks and journals, including e-library/learning resources,
Internet connectivity, ICT laboratory and above all, a highly efficient,
experienced and dedicated faculty.