The college runs junior certificate and diploma programmes (Cadet) for children between ages of nine and sixteen years. This is in line with the principle of catch them young ˮ
DIPLOMA IN MISSIONS (YEAR ONE)
The programme leading to the award of certificate in missions is designed to meet the requirement of mission boards that missionaries and their spouse should have minimum of nine months of basic mission foundation.
To qualify for the certificate, you must complete 40 credit hours with grade point of at last 2:0.
The programme comprises the following courses
Praise and Worship
Intro to cross Cultural communication
Life of Christ
Introduction to Christian Leadership
10.Introduction to Church Planting 11.Church History
12.The use of English
13.Book of the Bible
17.Introduction to Hermeneutics 18.Counseling One
1st Semester Year 1
EN 035 Basic English I
MN 065 Introduction to Christian Counselling
MI 037 Evangelism I
MI 022 Introduction to Cross Cultural
MI 041 Introduction to Mission I
MU 016 Praise and Worship I
SF 037 Spiritual Warfare I
2nd Semester Year 1
SF 038 Book of Bible
MN 066 Introduction to Christian Leadership
BI 020 Life of Christ
SF 033 Introduction to cross-cultural
EN 038 Basic English II
BI 069 Bible Survey
DIPLOMA IN MISSION (YEAR TWO) Total II
Any candidate for the diploma course must possess a certificate in Mission from WACCM or from a recognized Bible and theological institution. A mature candidate with ecclesiastical position may also be considered.
This programme involves two years of study. It is designed for those called into missionary work among the unreached and the less privileged. People in Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa.
The first thirty-two semesters hours are pre-college level and preparatory for a degree programme. The second thirty-two semester hours are college level. The basic requirement for admission into the diploma programme.
1st Semester Year 2
MI 042 Introduction to Missions
EN 030 Basic English II
MI 031 Church Planting
PA 031 Introduction to Homiletics
MI 032 Evangelism (Hope) II
MI 056 Prayer in Missions
TH 025 Introduction to Systematic Theology
MN 065 Christian Counselling
2nd Semester Year 2
SF 065 Praise and Worship II
MI 071 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
BI 077 Life of Christ
EN 034 Basic English
SF 057 Practical Christianity
BI 044 Bible Survey I
TH 026 Introduction to Systematic Theology
THE STUDENT MISSION FELLOWSHIP
The Student Mission Fellowship (SMF) is a student Directed Organization that seeks to stimulate interest in missions by having monthly meeting for prayer and exposure to contemporary concerns, needs, and strategies in missions.
SMF also sponsors annual conference. During these three days chapel messages built on a central theme are delivered and missionary representative hold seminars and meet personally with interested.
The Alumni Association promotes fellowship among WACCM’s Alumni and encourages them to support WACCM in respect of recruitment, personal contributions, and introducing WACCM’s ministry to local Churches. The association meets at the beginning of new members, hear testimonies, and elect officers for the coming year. It also publishes NEWS and Views bi-annually.
WACCM lay more emphasis on these aspects of its progamme. Students are sent rural areas to practicalize what they have acquired for one month vis H.O.P.E.
Students are assigned to:
Prisons Evangelism and
The posting is either at the discretion of Registrar or the student’s areas of choice.
They are closely supervised and assessed. It also cover about thirty-five percent (35%) overall an academic session.
INDEPENDENT STUDY BY CORRESPONDENCE
Realizing that many people cannot leave their home and places of employment to attend lectures in the campus. WACCM offers independent study by correspondence. Many of these courses are similar to those taught on campus and can be taken to fulfil the requirements for diploma in missionary studies.
There are two ways a student can earn a diploma in missions through the correspondence programme.
Combine on-campus classes with independent study course to earn a diploma in either missionary communication with one of the following minors: mission and religion, missionary doctrine or missionary education. A minimum of forty-eight (48) credit hours must be completed in required course work and the student must attend the field attachment progamme.
A diploma in missionary arts can be earned by taking a minimum of forty-eight (48) credit hours in forty (48) credit hours in required courses from independent study by correspondence or other institution (all transferable hours are subject to approval and acceptance under WACCM guidelines)
(THE LIBRARY OF THE CENTURY)
The WACCM library is designed to encourage learning and research while providing the necessary resource materials for student’s information and assimilation. The library rate as one of the best in Africa is called Christian Research Institute, it serves the needs of student, staff and interested public.
The library provides current resource books, periodicals, and other materials dated back to the 15th century to date.
The WACCM library is located at College Campus, Watchman Avenue Isorosi, 151, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Sango Ota Ogun State.
The director, library Assistant and other workers help ensure that the library functions effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the college. It open from 9
a.m to 6 p.m. daily with a stand-by generator, sizeable tape recorder and video center. Apart from this planet, student are advised to familiarize themselves with the library and to ask for instructions on its proper use from the library.
INDEPENDENT STUDY BY CORRESPONDENCE
Minimum number of students will be considered as full-time resident. Resident housing applicant must be full-time student (taking 12 credit hours or more per two semester) and must be at least 20 year of age. Dormitory application must be received not later than four weeks prior to the registration date of the two semester for which the student is applying. All dormitory application must be accompanied by a ₦10,500 reservation deposit (which is refundable if dormitory rooms are unavailable).
ACADEMIC STANDARD CARRY OVER
A student who fails a course after writing the resit examination in a semester will not be allowed to carry a course over till when it is available. However, a student can carry a course over when it is available.
A Student who fails not more than five (5) course only in any semester, shall qualify to resit the course (s) at the end of each semester, provided the score is not less than twenty percent (20%) shall be carried over
Result shall generally be issued and placed on the college notice board at the end of each semester by the registrar. No student shall be informed of his/her numerical mark in any subject. Only equivalent letter grades shall be issued with a record showing the course taken so far and progress made.
Students who interrupt their course of study at WACCM for two semesters must re-enroll in compliance with the current diploma or degree requirements in effect at the time of their re-enrolment.
A student is to have successful completed the programme
- If the cumulative grade point is not less than 1:5
- If attendance at lectures is not less than fifty percent (50%) in each semester
- If the field attachment requirements are successfully completed. iv. If he /she participate in Homiletics practical.
- If project work is successfully completed. vi. If the student is not indebted financially to the institution.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING ACADEMICS TRANSCRIPT
Academic transcript shall not be sent to any individual student or to an employer but only to institution on request. Request for an academic transcript shall be honoured only on payment of ₦5000.00 to the Registrar with the relevant letter of application.
The request shall normally be made in writing to the Register either by the student or the institution. The full name and address of such institution should be stated so that WACCM can send the transcript directly to that institution.
Any request for academics transcript not properly made may be rejected.
ORDINATION COURSE AUGUST – OCTOBER (3 Months Course)
This is an in service training course that qualifies students and missionaries on the field for ordination and licenses.
The basic subjects are:-
- Ordination (3 Lecture hours)
An over view study of the word, definition the reason for ordination, what ordination actually is and those to be conducted and where ordination should take place.
- Moral theology (2 Lecture Hours)
A survey approach to moral decision from a Christian point of view. The primary purpose of this course is to help the ordained to be able to clarify the process of Christian moral reflection.
3) Church Theology (3 Hours Lecture)
A survey examination of the Christian church from its New Testament beginnings to its present world-wide involvement in the dynamics of universal history. The course will focus on the persons, issues and events that have shaped the central tradition of the church and how they provide insight into the issues that engage the church today. There will be a special emphasis on the history of the church in Nigeria.
4) Pastoral Theology (2 Hours Lecture)
A survey of the history and theology of pastoral ministry. Conduct, Ministerial ethics and practices are the core area to concentrate on.
- Homiletics (4 Lecture Hours)
The course will examine the nature of preaching, and principles of sermon construction.
- It will involve the theology and practice of preparation and delivery of sermons. (Homiletics practical is inclusive here)
- Christian Worship (3 Hours Lecture)
A comprehensive study of Christian worship starting with introduction development and application practice within the African context.
- Pastoral care and counseling (2 Lecture Hours)
An introduction to the theory and practice of ministry to persons, relating to contemporary psychological models of helping those in needs.
- Leadership (4 Lecture Hours)
An ordained minister automatically takes over the role of a leader and is either considered or called to leadership positions. Hence the course will examine an overview role of a servant leader.
METHODS OF STUDY
Methods of study shall be lectures, seminars, workshops, Group Discussions, reading and assignments.
There will be written examination to test ordinands understanding of and competence in courses (1 – 8). Every Ordinand is expected to pass in every subject in order to be recommended for ordination. The pass mark is 40%.
The following fees shall be paid by each Ordinand:
Forms and registration ₦ 5,000.
Tuition and study materials ₦ 10,000.00
Time of enrolment
Candidates to be ordained should enroll for the Course in every month of July.
Award and Prizes / Honours
Each year at the discretion of the Governing Council/Examination Committee, the following prizes are awarded at convocation.
- President’s prize for the all round best student each year
- The college prize for the best student in Homiletics practical
- The board of trustees prize for the best project of the year
- The registrar General’s Prize for punctuality.
- The provost’s Prize for the best students in field attachment programme
If any of our well-wishers, Directors, Alumni or any Christian leader or organization wishes to donate a prize toward any of the college programmes please contact us in writing to:
The registrar general
West African Christian College for Christian Mission
MODEL OF INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
The WACCM model of Instruction and assessment shall be by Unit course system (UCS). This is the credit system which are broken down into component called courses which are arranged in a variety of ways.
- According to prescription of the authorities concerned
- By the student in the elected systems
- A combination of (a) and (b)
This system provides the students with learning experience required to obtain a diploma or a degree. The arrangement at (c) is the one adopted in this school.
The system is a form of curriculum organization whereby the syllabus of the subject in a programme is divided into courses in prescribed sections of teaching and study each is separately examined or assessed. As a course is a body or knowledge and skills which may be utilized on its own, it will be easier to know when students are ready for practical.
Course units is defined as:
- Lectures of one hour per week for one semester
- The entire students project of six course unit.
GRADING OF COURSES
The grading system shall be grade point average (G.P.A)
100A+ = 4.5
45 – 49 D+ = 1.5 40 – 44 D = 1.0
0 – 39 E = 0.0
4.00 – 4.50
3.50 – 3.99
2.50 – 3.49
1.50 – 2.49
0.00 – 1.49
Hence in overall weighted letter grade:-
B+ …………………… UPPER CREDIT
C+ …………………… LOWER CREDIT
D+ ………………….. PASS
E ……………………. FAIL
COMPUTATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE
To compute the GPA, multiply grade point by the course unit (CU) and divide their summation by the total of the (CU) for the semester.
To compute the cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of student the total course Unit Point (CUP) for the two semester work shall be added and divided by the total number of Course Unit (CU) taken to date.
1.0 Bachelor Programmes
- Diploma in missions or Christian Studies from a recognized Bible College
/Seminary or any other Government Approved higher institution
- Sc or HND from any Nigerian higher institution or oversea
- Post graduate Certificate from an accredited Theological Institution.
Matured candidates with lower qualifications may be considered, such candidates must be above 35 years of age with minimum of 10 years of ministerial experience.
2.0 Masters Programmes
- As in 1 above
- Bachelor Degree in Christian studies
- Post graduate certificate from any accredited Bible College.
3.0 Doctorate Programmes
- As in 2 above
- Masters in Missions or divinity
- Doctorate from any recognized Theology institution.
Admission into West African College for Christian Missions is purely on merit. Admission would be granted to prospective students who meet the admission requirements for the course intended as approved by the Admission Committee.
The WACOM qualifying examination is mandatory on all candidates.
Registration of courses
- Two weeks shall be allowed for registration exercise every semester and this period shall be given adequate publicity.
- Late registration shall attract ₦ 1,500.00, after one week and ₦3,500.00 after one month.
- Any student who fails to register within two months from the beginning of a session shall not be allowed to register in that session and shall forfeit the benefit of taking any examination in any semester of that session. Such a student shall be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the College and may only be admitted in any subsequent session with the approval of senate.
It is mandatory that student pay their tuition fees at the commencement of registration. The fees shall be as determined by the management from time to time.
Examinations may take form of written papers (test) or general examinations, oral examinations (as in Homiletics practical and field attachment), the submission of search dissertations / continuous assessment or by any combination of these methods.
The rules and regulation guiding the college examination would be published by the registrar-General. However, it should be noted that any student caught cheating during any examination would be dismissed.
Provisional results shall be published by faculties through the Registrar-General within six weeks from the end of the examinations after being approved by the Academic Boards.
At the end of every academic year, each student shall be given an authenticated result slip for that session. This slip will also indicate performance in grade letters and grade points.
8.0 Graduation Requirements
a. Class Attendance
High premium is placed on class attendance. A student who has not attended lectures up to 70% is not eligible to write the examination for that course. Excessive absence may prevent a student form enrolling in future courses and prevent his graduation.
b. Homiletics Practical
To assess and strengthen the students for the ultimate fieldwork, they will be required to prepare a sermon practically and deliver it to a given audience. This exercise is a compulsory requirement for graduation.
c. Thesis / Dissertation
As students are required to undertake research study topic approved by the
Academic Board and under the supervision of expert teaching staff. The
Dissertation will be found in selected colours which are the traditional colours for Christian Theology with the thesis and dissertation outline of the College. The work must be orally defended before a board and the bounded original copy with the designation must be submitted. Theses should be approximately 80 to 200 pages in length. Depending on the degree. B.A degree requires minimum 60 pages, 80 normal and 100 absolute maximum. M.A. requires 80 minimum, 100 normal and 120 maximum, while Ph. D requires 120 minimum, 150 normal and 200 absolute maximum.
d. Field Attachment
Students are expected to undertake at least four (4) weeks field attachment in a given location. They are expected to submit a written report of the exercise to the Head of Department. This is one of the essential conditions for graduation at WACCM. You must have field attachment experience. Details of this can be obtained from the Head of Department’s Office.
Upon completion of a course of study and the fulfillment of the requirements stated above, the student may be considered for graduation. Since the student will soon be a leader in the body of Christ, it is expected that all students should give evidence of their Christian maturity. Therefore, the following conditions would be considered:
- The student must have satisfactorily completed all the academic requirements and have obtained the required grade point for his/her programmes.
- Christian character: Only candidates of good Christian Character will be graduated. Dedication to the Lord is necessary for a Christian to be an effective witness of Christ and each graduate is expected to give evidence of a high level Christian Character.
- All outstanding financial obligations to the school must be settled before the student would be granted the graduation certificate.
- A week would be set aside by the senate as the Graduation week and the final day would be highly ceremonial and would be published in the media.
- Academic gown would be the official dress of all graduating students and members of Senate.
West African College for Christian Mission recognizes that the cost of attending College is a major concern to many students and their families, and firmly believes that qualified students should not be discouraged from pursuing their programmes for mere financial reasons. The College has therefore established several financial aid programmes to help students meet the cost of their education at WACCM.
WACCM provided financial assistance to needy students, but at the same time believes that the primary responsibility for financing higher education rests with the student. Financial aid from the college should therefore be viewed as supplements to the students’ own financial resources.
Since funds for financial aids are not unlimited, students are encouraged to file all admissions and financial aids materials as early as possible, preferably submitting them together. Candidates for either scholarships or financial aid must be accepted at WACCM before aid will be offered.
The presidential scholarship is designed to recognize and encourage academic excellence and professional promise among new students. To be considered for this scholarship, a student must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.60 and have involved in a recognized Christian Ministry for at least one year.
The Goshen Bible Club scholarship is designed to recognize and encourage academic excellence and professional promise among students in the Master of Divinity Programme with a concentration in Missionary studies. To be considered for this scholarship a student must have completed at least 40 credits hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60. Applicants must also be actively involved in Christian service in addition to their normal college requirements.
Expenses (Tuition Fees)
Tuition fees shall be according to the credit offered
Note: Admission forms are obtainable at the rate of ₦1,000.00 for certificates to Bachelor, and ₦1,500.00 for masters/Doctorate Classes.
WACCM is strategically located at 1, watchman Avenue Isorosi-Ijako Sango Ota Ogun State. The location, coupled with the serene atmosphere that pervades the air on campus makes WACCM absolutely conducive for learning.
The Victorian architecture of the college also complements the ever-prevailing serenity. The administrative block comprises; The President’s office, The Provost’s Office, The Registrar- General’s Office, The Senior Deputy Registrar’s Office, Assistant Registrar’s Office, The Dean of Academic’s Office, The Research Office, The Lecturers Office and The Secretary’s Office.
WACCM modern classroom facilities include public Address systems, White Boards and comfortable Executive Chairs. Nearing completion is the school of PostGraduate Studies Complex which will contain both Offices and classrooms. Also under construction is the ultra-modern three storey classroom complex which will contain 24 class-rooms.
The library which serves as the bedrock of every institution depends largely on the relevance of the books available. At WACCM we have not just one library but five different libraries that provides current and relevant resource books, periodicals, and other material dated back to the 15th century to date.
These libraries include: The President’s Library, The Registrar- General’s Library, The Researcher’s Library and The General Library.
The General Library rated as one of the best in Africa is called “The Christian
Research Institute”, it serves the needs of students, staff and interested public. The Librarian, Library Assistant and other staff help ensure that the library functions effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the college. It opens from 9 a.m – 6
p.m daily with a stand-by generator, sizeable tape recorder and video centre.
Apart from the Religious reference books and research books, secular books are also available mostly for Law and Accounting. Above all, West African Christian College for Christian Mission Library is designed to encourage learning and research while providing the necessary resource materials for student’s information and assimilation.