About the course

The Child Development and Family Studies program is designed to prepare students to develop competencies that would enable them to work as directors/pastors of Christian education programs in the church, children ministry workers, directors of children’s home, caregivers, social workers etc.

The program aims to prepare men and women to effectively and holistically minister to children in diverse contexts in local Churches and related institutions.

Students are challeged to reflect upon child development within the African setting, and the influences that impact that development from a Christian worldview.

The programme is designed to

1.    Help students acquire knowledge of child development from birth to age 12 with an emphasis on the development of effective educational approaches and teaching processes that encourage moral, cognitive, and social development and growth in knowledge of and faith in God.
2.    Help student develop a deeper understanding of the biblical and theological basis for children’s spirituality.
3.    Help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate the holistic development of children.
4.    Equip students with skills that will enable them to work with diverse children and their families in a complex society.
5.    Provide students with the research skills necessary to observe and evaluate the needs of children.
6.    Equip students to be able to train parents and other people in their local setting in ministry to children.

Admission requirements

Needs a recognized Bachelors Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or second
Class upper division or GPA of 2.75-2.99 or second class lower Division accompanied by minimum of two years working/ministry experience.

Mode of delivery

-    September, January and May, for fulltime option.
-    August, December and April, for part- time/school based option.

Fee structure


Tuition  per Term 65,400
Admin Charges 15,525
Total Tuition per term 80,925
Total per Year 242,775
Total for Programme 485,550

Part Time/School Based

Tuition  per Term 43,600
Admin Charges 15,525
Total Tuition per term 59,125
Total per Year 177,375
Total for Programme 532,125

How to apply

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