About the Department of History and Archaeology

The study of history is useful and vital to society; it is essential for the individual and to society and has an aesthetic to behold. History is an entry to the laboratory of human experience and when studied reasonably well, people acquire some useful habits of mind as well as some basic data about the forces that affect our lives, emerging with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and simple awareness. From the formulation of laws and theories to institutional or community development to individual growth, entails a lookback at a people’s history. The department is therefore the citadel space for acquiring skills to produce wholistic beings and an informed public knowledgeable of the nation’s past and lessons learnt thereof to inform future actions.

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