The degree programme is aimed at producing candidates who would have acquired sound intellectual capacity and communication skills in the English medium. The programme is planned to play a mutual enriching role with other degree programmes in the Humanities. It is expected to lay a strong foundation upon which its products will acquire the English Language and Literature communication skills in order to build their career prospects in a variety of related services and professions.
The B.A. English programme objectives are:
i. acquisition of knowledge of the forms and structures of the English language: native speaker and other varieties, including the Nigerian varieties of English;
ii. training in competent manipulation of the structures of English (oral and written) for effective communication in different domains; and
iii. critical acquisition of content samples of different forms and genres of Literature-in-English in their cultural contexts native-speaker varieties (English, American, etc.), Nigerian and other African-Caribbean varieties.