The subject matter of Management and Social Sciences is man, his management and behaviour in society. It involves the study of human behaviour, its environment, management, administration and its element, and the interaction among these. Its knowledge and approach are inevitable for improving the quality of human life. The various disciplines in the management and social science study human behaviour from their special standpoint. However, being a dynamic area of study, there are different standpoints which constitute the various disciplines in the Management and Social Sciences which we belief that adequate training in these discipline will develop the mind, impart both theoretical and practical knowledge on the individual students, develop self-confidence, help to innovate and self-reliant in the field.
(i) The need to describe, explain, predict human behaviour and the socio-cultural environment;
(ii) The need to avoid unnecessary human biases as well as the trial and error approach to social problems through the formulation of appropriate hypotheses and theories of Social Science
(iii) The need to raise our consciousness in public socio-economic and other national policies;
(iv) The need to provide basic knowledge and skill needed for the understanding and analysis of problems related to the management and administration of industrial, commercial, public and other human organisations;
(v) The need to equip students with knowledge and skills of decision making; especially the analytical skills needed for recognising, defining and solving problems; and
(vi) The need to develop in students, leadership and interpersonal relations skills in management.
Born in 1943 over 74years ago, Professor Joseph Olujimi Akinsola SOFOLUWE attended Saint Judes Primary School, Ebute- Metta, Lagos.
He entered Government College, Ibadan in 1958; and sat for the West African Examination Council in 1962 and his Higher School Certificate examination in 1964.
Akin is an academic acrobat. His first degree (from the then University Of Ife, Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1970 was in the Sciences: Agriculture; specializing in Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Animal Production.
While lecturing at the Institute Of Agricultural Research and Training (Moor Plantation), under Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Akin went to the University Of Ibadan, Ibadan to read Broadcasting and Cinematography (then under the Department of Theatre Arts).