The philosophy of the hospitality industry is essentially connected to serving people. Hospitality is a broad commercial segment that includes restaurants, hotels, amusement park, cruise lines and more in which the guests represent the key component that enables a company to reach its goals. A string service based philosophy, consistently demonstrated by service providers, guides hospitality personnel in their efforts to achieve customer satisfaction and ultimately business success.
The programme utilizes knowledge and skill not only from hospitality management but also from other courses like tourism, computer science, food technology, chemistry, biology, mathematics etc, to solve problems relating to man and his environment.
The programme is designed to produce diplomats capable of supervising appropriate departments in hospitality organizations.
At the end of the programme, the diplomat should be able to carry out the following tasks:
Produce Nigerian and international dishes using both local and exotic food communities.
Organize accommodation in hospitality establishments.
Supervise restaurants and bar operations in hospitality organizations.
Supervise specific departments in large hospitality organizations.
Manage small to medium sized hospitality organizations.
1. The minimum entry requirement into the National Diploma Hospitality Management programme is FOUR CREDIT level passes in the West African School Certificate (WASC), Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary level, National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technology Board (NABTEB) in not more than two sittings. The subjects must include Biology/Agricultural Science, Health Science, English and any two of the following Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, Food and Nutrition/Home Economics, Geography. At least a pass in Mathematics is required.
2. Candidates who have successfully completed the board recognized pre- National Diploma (Science and Technology) courses may be admitted into the programme. Such students must have passed Biology, Economics, English Language and Mathematics at WASC, SSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB ‘O’ level, before understanding the course.