SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
OVERVIEW AND MISSION
Flowers School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences courses are designed to providing hands-on practical approaches to how to successfully master and apply, among others, leadership, conflict management and entrepreneurship skills as well as equipping students to pursue a long-term career within the discipline in a variety of fields.
IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS:
African countries are vigorously using regional co-operation and integration as a strategy to achieve sustainable economic growth and development as well as be an effective and major player in the global marketplace. However the pace of integration has been slow and progress is very mixed. Cognisance of the slow pace of a continent-wide integration, African leadership has provided a framework under which the integration agenda would be carried out. This framework is enshrined in the 1991 Abuja Treaty of African Heads of State and Government. Under the framework of the Treaty, Africa would become an economic union by 2027, with a common currency, full mobility of the factors of production and free trade among the 53 countries that make up the continent.
To achieve this vision, the Treaty suggests that the process of integration or the creation of Africa Economic Community (AEC) be carried out over a period of 34 years (1994-2027), in six different stages of different duration: (1) to establish free trade areas and custom unions at the regional level; (2) to stabilize existing tariff and non-tariff barriers, customs duties and internal taxes as well strengthen sectoral integration at the sub-regional and continental levels in areas such as trade, agriculture, transport, money and finance; (3) to create free trade areas and customs unions at the level of the RECs; (4) to coordinate and harmonize tariff and non-tariff barriers among RECs, setting the stage for a free trade area and a customs union at the AEC level.; (5) to establish the African Common Market; and (6) to establish the African Economic Community (AEC) culminating in the creation of a Pan-African Economic and Monetary Union with a single currency for the continent.
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The Democracy and Leadership: A Way of Life course introduces highly motivated individuals to the fundamental principles of Democracy and Leadership as a core competence for good leadership in African communities. Designed for an audience of diverse professional fields, the course participants will gain essential tools to develop their own leadership styles and map out executable frameworks that can help their local communities or organisations thrive.
The core components of the course are designed for an audience of undergraduate standing and highly motivated individuals of diverse backgrounds. Senior Executives, Managers and Leaders at all levels benefit from this one semester course. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the subject material.
The course is designed to: