HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

IN PARLIAMENTARY ADMINISTRATION

A course that would change your orientation

about business and how it is managed.

CURRICULUM AND COURSE SPECIFICATION

OUTLINE FOR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN OFFICIAL REPORTING

A course that would change your orientation about business and how it is managed.

General Information

Title of Programme:

Higher National Diploma in Official Reporting (HND ORP)

 Goal of the Programme:

The goal of the Higher National Diploma in Official Reporting is to produce knowledgeable and skilled personnel capable of providing technical services for effective coverage and reporting of activities and proceedings of government and other institutions.

Objectives of the Programme:

At the end of the programme, the Diplomate(s) should be able to:

1. Apply the knowledge of the principles and practices of communication and report writing to effectively cover activities and proceedings government and relevant institutions.

2. Apply the knowledge of shorthand and keyboarding for comprehensive coverage and in- depth reporting of proceedings of relevant institutions.

3. Provide technical support for effective reporting of relevant committee activities.

4. Apply the knowledge of records and data management for effective storage and preservation of official records and data.

5. Apply the knowledge of official report writing to enhance effective communication and decision making in government and other relevant institutions.

6. Apply the knowledge of constitutional law in support of law-making process.

7. Apply the knowledge of information and communication technology for effective coverage of deliberations and proceedings

8. Apply rules of practice and procedures in efficient performance of official reporting.

9. Apply the knowledge of official reporting for good governance and sustainable development.

Course Details

Duration:

Semester:

Award:

Study Options:

68 Weeks

4 Semesters

hND

Full Time

Location of Study

PLOT B, BIDA ROAD, PMB 2239, KADUNA, NIGERIA

Course Details

Duration:                                      68 weeks

Semester:                                      4 

Award:                                            HND                                          

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Location of Study

PLOT B, BIDAROAD, PMB 2239, KADUNA, NIGERIA

Minimum Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for admission into the HND programme shall be an ND in the following fields:

i. Official Reporting
ii. Library and Information Science
iii. Office Technology Management (Formerly Secretarial Studies)
iv. Mass Communication
v. Computer Science

Such candidate must have obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.5 on a Four-point scale. In addition the candidate must have completed at least one year post- ND cognate work experience and possess a minimum speed of at least 40/80wam.

It is also essential that such a candidate must have also met the entry requirements or admission to the ND of the above listed courses.

PROGRAMME DURATION

The HND programme runs for two academic sessions of two semesters each (four
semesters).

Curriculum

The curriculum is structured into four semesters of classroom and studio activities in the institution. Each semester of institutional based activities shall be for duration of 17 weeks distributed as follows:

15 contact weeks of teaching, i.e. theory, practical exercises, quizzes, tests, etc; and 2 weeks for examination and registration

The curriculum of the programme consists of three main components viz:

i) General Studies Courses
ii) Foundation Courses
iii) Professional Courses

The General Studies component includes courses in General Sciences, English

Language/Communication, Entrepreneurship Development and Computer Studies

The General Education Courses shall account for not more than 10- 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.

Foundation Courses: Organizational Behaviour, Research Methods, Law courses etc. The number of hours for the foundation courses shall be between 10 – 15% of the total
contact hours for the programme.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND SCHEDULE

Project

Every HND student is required to successfully complete a project in the field of Official Reporting during his/her final year on the programme.

Evaluation

For the purpose of awarding the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Official Reporting, evaluation of the student's work shall include: examinations, project and course work (tests, quizzes, practical etc.). The weighting of each of the components of the evaluation system shall be prescribed by the National Board for Technical Education and the institutions running the programme.

Conditions for the Award of the Diploma

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) shall accredit the HND programme in Official Reporting before the award of the diploma certificate. Details about the process of accrediting programmes for the award of National Diploma or Higher National Diploma shall be in line with guidelines from the Executive Secretary, (NBTE), Plot B, Bida road, P.M.B 2239, Kaduna Nigeria. 9.2 The institution will award the Higher National Diploma to candidates who successfully completed the programme after passing the prescribed coursework, examination, and diploma project. Such candidates should have completed between 72 – 80 semester credit units as prescribed in the programme. 9.3The Higher National Diploma (HND)Official Reporting shall be awarded to only persons who have satisfied all conditions for the award of the certificate as laid down by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the institution in which the programme is offered.

Assessment and Evaluations

  • Weekly quizzes and assignments
  • Midterm examination
  • Group presentations
  • Final examination
  • Class participation and engagement

Higher National Diploma (HND) shall be based on a total scale of 4 points classified into
the following categories:
Distinction – CGPA of 3.50 and above
Upper Credit – CGPA of 3.00 – 3.49
Lower Credit – CGPA of 2.50 – 2.99
Pass – CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49

Assessment and Evaluations

  • Weekly quizzes and assignments
  • Midterm examination
  • Group presentations
  • Final examination
  • Class participation and engagement

This programme shall be accredited by the National Board for Technical Education
(NBTE)

The curriculum is drawn in course units. This is in keeping with the provision of the National Policy on Education, which stresses the need to introduce semester credit unit to enable a student who wishes to transfer the units already completed in an institution of similar standard from which he is transferring.

In designing the units, the principles of the modular system by product has been adopted, thus making each of the professional modules, when completed, provide the student with technical operative skills, which can be used for employment purposes.

As the success of the credit unit system depends on the articulation of programmes in the institutions and industry, the curriculum content has been written in behavioural objectives, so that it is clear to all, the expected performance of the student who successfully complete the programme.

The teaching of the theory and practical work should, as much as possible, be integrated. Practical Exercises especially those in professional courses and laboratory work should, as much as possible, be integrated

HND I: SEMESTER I

COURSE CODECOURSE TITLELPTCHCH/SEM
ORP 311Shorthand Development I13-460
ORP 312Office Productivity Tools12-345
ORP 313ICT in Official Reporting12-345
PAD 312Administrative Theory and

Practice I
3--345
ORP 314Labour Laws and Industrial

Relations
21-345
ORP 315Keyboarding I (50WPM)13-450
PLA 412Constitutional Law3--345
PLA 323Legislative Practice and

Procedures
21-345
GNS 301Use of English III2--230
Total1612-28420

Key:
T: Theory courses
P: Practical
CU/H: Credit Unit/Hours

HND I: SEMESTER II

COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLETU​CU/HTotal Hours Per Semester
PAD 321Administrative Law3-345
PLA 322Local Government Legislative System21345
PLA 323Foundations of Democracy21345
PLA 324Legislative Practices and Procedures2-230
PLA 325Committee System in Parliament21345
BAM 418Small Business Management22460
BAM 322Organizational Behaviour II21345
BAM 313Quantitative Techniques21345
PLA 326Legislative Drafting I21345
GNS 302Communication in English IV2-230
TOTAL21829435

Key:
T: Theory courses
P: Practical
CU/H: Credit Unit/Hours

HND II: SEMESTER I

COURSE CODECOURSE TITLELPTCHCH/SEM
OTM 423Management Information System13-460
ORP 421Professional Ethics in Official

Reporting
2--230
PLA 421International Law2--230
PLA 415Public Policy Analysis11-230
PLA 413Budget and Appropriation Processes21-345
ORP 422Library and Record Management22-460
ORP 423Shorthand Development IV12-345
ORP 424Keyboarding IV (70WAM)12-345
ORP 425Total1214-26380

Key:
T: Theory courses
P: Practical
CU/H: Credit Unit/Hours

HND II: SEMESTER II

COURSE CODECOURSE TITLELPTCHCH/SEM
GNS 402Literary Appreciation and Oral

Composition
2--230
ORP 411Shorthand Development III13-460
OTM 412Advanced Desktop Publishing22-460
ORP 412Contemporary Issues in Official

Reporting
11-230
ORP 413Applied Official Reporting13-460
ORP 414Keyboarding III12-345
ORP 415 Editing22-460
EED 413Entrepreneurship Development22-460
Total1215-27405

Key:
T: Theory courses
P: Practical
CU/H: Credit Unit/Hours

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