The need to integrate gender concerns in all situations of development interventions has been the focus of many development efforts throughout the world over the last few decades.  The reason for the concern is the need to work towards a more equitable gender balance in all sectors of the economy and in different facets of life.

The Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) is a degree programme designed and developed to articulate gender and development issues in a changing political, socio-economic and cultural environment.  At a more theoretical level, the programme seeks to provide a deeper understanding of an evolving gender system as a socially constructed system of hierarchical relationships which are manifested differently under diverse cultural contexts.  At the level of intervention, the focus is on how development partners can be sensitized and encouraged to increase their support for and commitment to the promotion of gender equity through a variety of gender responsive policies and programmes and also to develop strategies to accelerate and institutionalize the process of gender mainstreaming. 

The overarching concern here is that the goal of sustainable development cannot be achieved without the full participation of men and women as equal partners in the development and decision-making processes at all levels.  This programme also aims to provide students with tools for critical thinking and analysis and to engage in philosophical discussions about the relationships between one’s gender and society.

Candidates are expected to attend all the scheduled course lectures for which they are registered. There will be two modes of study:

  1. Part Time (Module ll)
  2. Distance Learning (Module lll)

Module ll is offered during day (8:00am to 5:00pm) and/or evenings week days (5:30pm to 8:30pm) and may include weekends where applicable from 8:00am to 5:00pm

 The Module lll is offered off-campus using multi-media approach in distance education in the following ways:

  1. The main media of instruction are print and electronic study materials.
  2. The study materials are self-instructional.
  3. There is limited use of face-to-face lectures during the residential sessions.
  4. Face-to-face delivery mode does not exceed one third of the instructional time and students are required to attend any scheduled lectures/tutorials where applicable for the courses they have registered for.

 Where a field trips is required, the duration will take between 1 and 5 days days

The B.A Gender and Development Studies degree comprises the following course units;

NGE 101               Introduction to Gender and Dev. Studies

NGE 102               Gender and Culture

NGE 103               Gender Division of Labour

NGE 104               Introduction to Anthropology

NGE 105               Inter-disciplinary Approaches to Gender Analysis

NGE 106               Cultural Anthropology


NGE 107               Mainstreaming Gender into the Dev. Process

NGE 108               Gender Analysis in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

NGE 109               Women and the Democratization Process

NGE 110               Gender and Homelessness

NGE 111               Introduction to Ethnology

NGE 112               Gender and Entrepreneurship


NGE 201               Gender and Agricultural Development

NGE 202               Gender and Poverty

NGE 203               Gender and Employment

NGE 204               Gender and Governance

NGE 205               Comparative Ethnology

NGE 206               Ecological Anthropology


NGE 207               Gender and Shelter

NGE 208               Gender and Sustainable Development

NGE 209               Gender and Politics

NGE 210               Gender and Education

NGE 211               Gender-Sensitive Language

NGE 212               Ethnology of African Societies


NGE 301               Gender and Health

NGE 302               Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies

NGE 303               Gender and Community Development

NGE 304               Gender Violence

NGE 305               Gender and Communication

NGE 306               Economic Anthropology


NGE 307               Gender and Law

NGE 308               Gender and Environmental Management

NGE 309               Gender and Migration

NGE 310               Gender and Technology

NGE 311               Women’s Development Organizations in a Changing World

NGE 312               Family and Kinship


NGE 401               Gender and Reproductive Health

NGE 402               Gender and the Media

NGE 403               Gender Research Methodology

NGE 404               Gender and Pastoralism

NGE 405               Gender and Armed Conflict

NGE 406               Cultural Context of Nutrition


NGE 407               Gender, Power and Decision-making

NGE 408               Gender and Tourism

NGE 409               The Impact of Development on Gender Roles and Relations

NGE 410               Cultural Change and Development

NGE 411               Gender in the Third World

NGE 412               Gender and Medical Pluralism

NGE 413               Gender and Aging




TUITION @15000                                        15,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                          1,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                          5,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                          7,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                          6,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                          2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                          2,250.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                          4,000.00
sem1                            4.00                                      92,750.00
                             5.00                                    108,750.00
                             6.00                                    124,750.00
sems 2,3,5,6,8&9                            4.00                                      66,250.00
                             5.00                                      82,250.00
                             6.00                                      98,250.00
sems 4,7&10                            4.00                                      87,750.00
                             5.00                                    103,750.00
                             6.00                                    119,750.00
Sem1                            6.00                                    124,750.00
Sem 2                            5.00                                      82,250.00
Sem 3                            5.00                                      82,250.00
Sem 4                            5.00                                    103,750.00
Sem 5                            5.00                                      82,250.00
Sem 6                            5.00                                      82,250.00
Sem 7                            5.00                                    103,750.00
Sem 8                            5.00                                      82,250.00
Grand totals                          41.00                                    743,500.00
Exams Regulations

Exams Regulations

  At the end of each course, candidates will be required to sit for a 2 (two) hour written examination.

N20     A candidate shall not be permitted to sit for the University examinations unless he/she has attended lectures regularly throughout the semester and covered at least two thirds of the course.

N21     Assessment of each candidate’s performance shall be through Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs), Essays, Assignments and Term Papers and end of Semester examination.  For each course, Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) shall account for 30% and the final written examination 70% of the total marks.  Candidates will be given at least two CATs.  The candidate’s end of semester CAT score shall be an average of the number of CATs given during the semester.

N22     The maximum score a candidate shall get in a course is 100% but, in order, to pass, candidates will require 40%.  These marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows: 70% - 100% = A, 60% - 69% = B, 50% - 59% = C, 40% - 49% = D, 39% and below =E.

N23     A student, who, for good cause supported with authenticated documentary evidence, fails to sit or complete an end-of-semester examination may be allowed to sit forspecial exampaper(s) concerned when the examination is nextoffered.

N24     A candidate who fails any end-of-semester examination paper on the first attempt shall be allowed two more attempts to sit and pass the paper in supplementary examination.  A candidate who fails a paper may, in consultation with the Institute, and upon approvalsubstitute that course unit with another unit of the same level from the Instituteprovided that it is not a core Unit.

N25     Subject to Regulation N23 a candidate who has up to, but not more than five failed gradesat any one time shall be allowed to proceed to the next level until they have sat and passed supplementary exams.Coursework marks shall not be taken into account.

N26     A candidate shall notbe allowed to carry forward more than 5 (five) failed grades at any one time.

N27     A candidate who has more than 5 (five) failed grades after three unsuccessful attempts at each of the units concerned shall be discontinued.

N28     To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must have studied for and passed in at least 45 (forty-five)course units, including compulsory common undergraduate course unit (where applicable).  Where a candidate has taken more than 45 units, only the best 44 shall be considered in the award of the degree provided that all compulsory courses are taken into account.

N29     The Final grade and the best 44 classification will be based on the average percentage marks obtained in all the courses taken during the degree programme.

N30     The classification of the final award will be based on the following: