The idea of establishing Academic Planning Units or Directorates in Nigerian universities was championed by the National Universities Commission as far back as the 1980s and virtually all Nigerian universities, public and private, have bought into the idea. The Directorate is charged with the responsibility of orderly coordination and guidance of the academic programmes of the University in line with the NUC’s Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) and Senate stipulated academic requirements. It also has responsibility for the collection and collation of academic statistics in the the University.
McPherson University Academic Planning Directorate was established in 2012 with Dr. Olusegun Atanda (as then known, but now Professor) as the foundation Ag. Director and the Directorate has since been very active in the academic planning processes of the the University. The Ag. Director is assisted by an Executive Officer in the running of the office.
Academic Structure of the University
The major academic units (Departments) are grouped into colleges. Deans of professorial rank head the colleges, while Heads of Departments head the Departments. All appointment in respect of Head of department are made by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Deans of Colleges.
- FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
- Medical Laboratory Science
- COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES (COLNAS)
- Software Engineering,
- Cyber Security,
- Information Technology,
- Computer Science
- COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (COHSMAS)
- Business Administration
- International Relations
- Mass Communication
- History and International Studies
- Religion and Peace Studies
TYPES OF DEGREES AWARDED
The curricula of McPherson University have been designed to lead to the award of the following degrees:
A. Bachelor of Arts
This degree comprises:
• Religion and Peace Studies
• History and International Studies
B. Bachelor of Science
This degree comprises:
• Computer Science
• Business Administration
• International Relations
• Mass Communication
Director, Academic Planning
Dr. Isaac O. Onigbinde, an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration is the Ag. Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, McPherson University, Nigeria. He has served as the Ag. Dean, Student Affairs among other assignments since he joined McPherson University in 2012. Dr. Onigbinde holds a National Diploma in Cooperative Economics & Management from the Federal Cooperative College, Kaduna. He also holds B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc. (Business Administration) degrees from the University of Lagos [UNILAG] and a Doctorate degree from Babcock University, Ilishan.