Certificate in

Global Citizenship & Leadership 

.. program that prepares emerging young leaders to think globally and to act locally



Youths possess energy, enthusiasm, morality and drive to want to contribute to the development of society. Many young adults in Africa want to make a difference, but they often feel powerless and lack of opportunity to contribute. They complain that formal education rarely prepares them to see the global picture; where they fit in, and how they can become instruments of social-political and socio-economic changes in their world.


Global Citizenship and Leadership Program – GCLP – is an integrated educational leadership program that prepares youths for the challenges of leadership in an increasingly globalized world. GCL helps participants to build a set of core assets and competencies to enable them function effectively as global citizens. 

Over a period of one year, students in GCLP are engaged in lectures, research, educational visits and problem solving activities and volunteer work. 

GCL is predicated on three principles

Critical/systems thinking

Moral Reasoning

Individual/collective responsibility for global change

The Mission of GCL is to answer four questions

  • How youths develop a holistic thinking capacity necessary to understanding the intricacies of world affairs?
  • How can we use leadership education to create a new set of leaders concerned about moral and ethical issues?
  • How can Africa’s youths become instruments of social change especially in preventing conflicts and political corruption?
  • How can youths be motivated to take local actions that promote global citizenship beginning from their immediate environments?

GCL Operations

Admission into the program is at when announced or published. The Program runs for one year. 

Admission is open to undergraduate students in tertiary institution in Africa.

During the period students take online classes, carry out individual research on chosen topical issues, work together in teams to solve identified problems, embark on educational visits local/international, and carry out specific community service project.

Who Can Register

Youths and undergraduate students in tertiary institutions 

Duration: 9 months – classes hold twice in a Month, online or onsite. 

Fee: N85,000/$150

To Register for the Course, click here

For more information, contact

The Dean, School of Education & Development Studies

Tel/Whatsapp: +234-708 015 7176