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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

COURSE CODE : POL 123

COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

COURSE GUIDE

POL 123 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Course Team

Dr. Justice Igbokwe (Writer) - NDC Dr. C. Nna-Emeka Okereke (Editor) - NDC Ifeyinwa M. Ogbonna-Nwaogu (Coordinator) - NOUN

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

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POL 123

COURSE GUIDE

National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos Abuja Office No. 5 Dar es Salaam Street Off Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria e-mail: @nou.edu.ng URL: .nou.edu.ng

Published By: National Open University of Nigeria First Printed 2009 ISBN: 978-058-823-X All Rights Reserved.

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CONTENTS

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Introduction …………………………………………………..…… Course Aims…...…………………………………………………… Course Objectives …………………………………………..…....... Working through this Course …………………………………….... Course Materials …………………………………………..…….… Study Unit …………………………………………….………..….. Textbooks and References…………………………………………. Assessment ………………………………………………………… Tutor-Marked Assignment (TMA) …………………………….….. Final Examination and Grading ……………………………..….…. Course Marking Scheme ………………………………………….. Course Overview/Presentation Schedule ……………………..…… How to Get the Most from this Course ………………………..…… Facilitators/Tutors and Tutorials …………………………………... Summary ……………………………………………………….…...

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Introduction
Welcome to POL 123: Introduction to Public Administration. This course is a three credit unit course for undergraduate students in Political science. The materials have been developed with the Nigerian context in view. This course guide gives you an overview of the course. It also provides you with information on the organization and requirements of the course.

Course Aims
The aims are to help you understand new ideas and concepts of Public Administration. Hence, there is a requirement for orienting your mind to the contemporary

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