To become one of the true Centres of Excellence in French Studies and by so doing help to create a world in which language shall no longer be a barrier to mutual intelligibility, world peace and global progress.


To train the bilingual manpower (Linguists, translators, interpreters, writers, etc) needed in the public and private sectors of our national economy and international relations across linguistic boundaries.


The philosophy of the Programme is to produce young people whose mastery of spoken and written French and English Languages will open their minds to the intellectual patrimony of the Francophone and Anglophone world. This exposure to the French and English Language, ideas and cultural know-how, will refine their personalities, expand their world and equip them to confront the global dynamics of today’s world.


This programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:

i. Train students to acquire adequate communication competence in both the spoken and written varieties of the French and English Language, thereby giving them a good grounding and effective mastery of the language in its various applications to achieve adequate self-expression and self-actualization.

ii. Equip the students with the knowledge of the forms and features of the varieties of French and English used in different professional domains such as business, diplomatic service, law, electronic broadcast media, print journalism, advertising and sports commentaries, book publishing, and biography writing.

iii. Equip the students with adequate linguistic knowledge of the French and English Language through a detailed study of its sound system, lexicon, syntax and usage.

iv. Adequately prepare students to pursue postgraduate studies in French Language/Linguistics, Francophone African Literature, French Literature and Civilization, Translation (French/English), and to take up teaching and research at the appropriate level of education.

v. Orient students towards self-employment by a focus on skills such as writing (e.g. articles in magazines, speeches, memoranda of understanding, designing and presenting special programmes on radio or TV, designing and publishing magazines, etc.), creative writing, and other kinds of original output through independent thought, inventiveness and creativity.