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General Studies Unit


The GST Unit is in charge of coordinating  all the General Courses offered by Students enrolled in all the disciplines in the University. The courses cut across communications, local and foreign languages, contemporary issues in sociocultural contexts and leadership skills among others, and are expected to expose the students to skills that will enable them to lead a productive life post-study.

The TAU GST Unit  led by Dr. Abiodun Ajibola, who brings in a wealth of experiences nurturing new programs to success. 

The Objectives of the Unit are as follows:

  • Acquisition, development and inculcation of the proper value-orientation for the survival of the individual and society;
  • The development of intellectual capacities of individuals to understand, appreciate and promote peaceful co-existence;
  • Producing graduates with broad knowledge of the Nigerian Nation and people with a view to inculcating in them mutual understanding and patriotism;
  • Producing students who can critically analyze situations, critique these as well as offer alternatives;
  • Producing students who have skills to carry out comparative analyses such as comparing the situation in one country with similar ones in Africa or elsewhere in the Third World;
  • Exposing graduates of Nigerian Universities to the skills of ICT for computer literacy and ability to live usefully in this ICT/digital age;
  • Preparing students for a post-university life with opportunities for job creation and entrepreneurial skills;
  • Producing graduates capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in written form.

The creation of this new unit is part of TAU’s ongoing commitment to providing innovative and high-quality education to our students. 

From the Desk of the Coordinator

With utmost pleasure, I extend a cordial welcome to our program at Thomas Adewumi
University as the newly appointed Coordinator of General Studies (GST). Our General
Studies courses are indispensable in fostering a comprehensive understanding of the world
around you.

As the GST Coordinator, my primary responsibility is to ensure that our program meets the
highest standards of academic excellence. I will collaborate closely with my team to devise
and execute a curriculum that seamlessly integrates with the rest of your academic
coursework and furnishes you with the competencies, knowledge, and perspectives
indispensable for triumph in your chosen fields.

We acknowledge that each student has distinct educational and professional aspirations;
hence our curriculum is formulated to be pliable and adaptable to cater to your specific needs.
We offer a wide gamut of courses that encompass the three knowledge domains of Social,
Cultural, Arts, and Humanities, as well as Science, Math, and Technology. These courses
have been meticulously designed to cater to the diverse educational and professional goals of

It is common knowledge that General Studies Courses are obligatory for all university
courses and studies, and every student must pass them to graduate. Our General Studies
courses are meticulously crafted to impart critical knowledge in subjects unrelated to your
primary discipline. Our ultimate objective is to endow you with the ability to function
effectively in society by imbuing you with a multilateral perspective when approaching
diverse circumstances.

I implore you to capitalize on our General Studies courses as you progress through your
academic program. The amalgamation of exposure to an array of topics in our program with
your core specializations will render you a highly sought-after candidate by employers.
I am thrilled to be part of your journey towards academic excellence. Please do not hesitate to
contact me or any member of our team if you have any queries or concerns. Together, we will
ensure that your experience studying General Studies at Thomas Adewumi University is
exceptionally rewarding and enriching.


Abiodun Atoyebi Ajibola, PhD

Coordinator of General Studies

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