HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

IN PARLIAMENTARY ADMINISTRATION

A course that would change your orientation

about business and how it is managed.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

IN PARLIAMENTARY ADMINISTRATION

A course that would change your orientation

about business and how it is managed.

General Information

Title of Programme:

Higher National Diploma in Parliamentary Administration.

 Goal of the Programme:

The goal of the Higher National Diploma in Parliamentary Administration is to produce knowledgeable and skilled technical personnel capable of providing support services to the
legislature at all levels.

Objectives of the Programme:

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

1. Apply knowledge of the dynamics of the principles and practices of Parliamentary Administration in line with international best practices.

2. Apply Legislative Drafting knowledge in law-making processes.
3. Provide technical support for legislative committee works and constituency assignments.

4. Apply knowledge of budget and appropriation processes to support the dynamics of national development.

5. Apply knowledge of legislative report writing to enhance effective communication and decision making in parliament.

6. Apply knowledge of constitutional development in support of law-making process and democratic development.

7. Apply knowledge of administrative law and subsidiary legislation in facilitating effective legislative process and governance.

8. Apply legislative rules of practice and procedures in solving national problems.

9. Apply knowledge of Parliamentary Administration 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                                          

Study Options: nnnnnnnnnnnn Full Time

Location of Study

PLOT B, BIDAROAD, PMB 2239, KADUNA, NIGERIA

Minimum Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for admission into the HNDPLA are:

i. ND Public Administration
ii. ND Local Government Administration
iii. ND Business Administration and Management
iv. NID Paralegal Studies
v. ND Labour and Industrial Relations

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 of post- ND cognate work experience.

PROGRAMME DURATION

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

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/ Small Business management 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.

Professional Courses are specialized core courses, which give the student the
theory and practical skills he/she needs to practice in his field of specialization at
the technical level.

Those specialised core courses account for between 60- 70% of the total contact
hours of the programme.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND SCHEDULE

Project

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

Evaluation

For the purpose of awarding the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Parliamentary Administration, 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 Parliamentary Administration before the award of the diploma certificates. 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.

 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.

 The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Parliamentary Administration 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.  

 

Accreditation of Programmes 

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

Assessment and Evaluations

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

Project

Every HND student is required to successfully complete a project in the field of Parliamentary Administration 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

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

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 Parliamentary Administration, 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.

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.

The 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

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

Assessment and Evaluations

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

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 Parliamentary Administration, 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.

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.

The 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

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 TITLETU​CU/HTotal Hours Per Semester
PAD 312Administrative Theory and Practice3-345
PLA 311Constitutional Development in Nigeria3-345
PLA 312Foundations of Democracy2-230
PLA 313Structure, Management and Functions of Parliament2-230
PLA 314Political Economy of Nigeria2-230
PLA 315Information Management in Parliamentary Administration21345
PLA 316Legislative Aides2-230
BAM 312Organisational Behaviour 121345
GNS 301Use of English III2-230
TOTAL202222330

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
CODE
COURSE TITLETU​CU/HTotal Hours Per Semester
BAM 327Research Methods21345
PLA 411Workshop on
Parliamentary
Administration
12345
PLA 412Constitutional Law3-345
PLA 413Budget and
Appropriation
Processes
21345
PLA 414Parliamentary
Communication and
Report Writing
21345
PLA 415Public Policy
Analysis
11230
PLA 416Legislative Drafting

II
21345
BAM 401Human Resource
Management
2-230
EED 413Entrepreneurship
Development
22460
GNS 401Communication in
English IV
2-230
TOTAL17825420

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

HND II: SEMESTER II

COURSE CODECOURSE TITLETU​CU/HTotal Hours Per Semester
PLA 421International Law2-230
PLA 422Comparative Legislative

Studies
21345
PLA 423Bill Processes and Subsidiary

Legislations
11230
PLA 424Law and Society2-230
PLA 425Labour Laws and Industrial

Relations
2-230
PAD 313Public Financial Management2-230
PLA 427Research Project-3345
TOTAL11516240

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

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