Department Of Education
The Faculty of Education came into existence in 1968. But before then, department of Education had existed as one of the departments in the faculty of Arts. At that point in time, the Department offered programmes in Education, Library Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Education-.
In 1968, when the Faculty of Education was founded, the department of Education became one of its constituent component with staff strength of about seven, mostly expatriates. It was vested with the responsibilities of designing and implementing curricular that led to the award of degrees, especially B.Ed degrees which were run essentially based on academic structure of two years.
In the course of time, the department grew both in number of academic programmes and staff size. For example, in 1970-1971 academic session, the Bachelor of Science Education programme was started alongside the B.Ed variant of the programme. Other programmes• later introduced include B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics Education (1970); B. Ed (Mathematics) 1978; B. Ed (Islamic Studies) about 1983 and B.Ed (Christian Religious Studies) in 1990. The expansion continued to induce introduction of other programmes such as B.Ed (Creative Arts); B.Ed (Language Arts) in English and Hausa, B.Ed (Educational Administration and Planning); B.Ed (Social Studies) and B.Ed(Arts and Social Sciences). Even though some of the latter programmes were suspended some five years back by the erstwhile University Administration, there is a high hope that they will soon be revived.
With the introduction of the 4-years degree programme accompanied with the credit unit system course structure, the programmes were re-designed to fall in line with the demands of the 4-years degree programme and the course credit unit system. At present, the department has fifty eight academic staff and thirteen non-academic staff offering nine academic programmes. Department of Education, is by far the largest department in the entire university.
It is the primary responsibility of each student to ensure that he/she is appropriately registered for all the courses he/she is offering in the particular programme for each semester. No student will be given any credit for any course(s) he/she did not register, even if he/she attended all the lectures for the course(s) and wrote examination in the course(s). Also, a student registered for a course, and later decide to drop the course without proper notification and amendment of his/her records, would be reckoned as if the student was absent at the examination. And this will affect the general academic standard of such student(s) negatively.
The starting point for registration is the Department. Here, new students meet the Departmental Registration Officer, who screens their academic credentials before releasing to them their admission letters duly signed by the Academic Secretary of the University. Then the students collect files from the Departmental Registration Officer containing prescribed students' Record Forms. Thereafter, the students meet with the representatives of Bursary staff in the Faculty where they collect tellers to proceed to pay prescribed fees in designated banks. Payment of pees is usually made in bank drafts, after which the students return to the Bursary staff in the faculty to collect official receipts covering their payments. After this students, then proceed to the Faculty Accounts Office to pay prescribed faculty charges.
On completion of payment of the fees, the forms earlier collected are then completed, and then signed by the Departmental Registration Officer, acting for the Head of Department, the Dean of the Faculty and the Academic Secretary or his representative. All these are usually done within the faculty. At the end of these exercise, the Departmental Registration Officer gets the students' completed and endorsed forms (contained in the students' record files) back to them, and the students now distributes the files to the Departmental and Faculty offices for their records. Also, the representative of the Academic Secretary returns with other copies of the students' completed and endorsed form (contained in the students' record file) to Academic Secretary and Directorate of Academic Planning and Monitoring for their records as well. Registration normally lasts for two weeks.
In the case of returning students, add/drop forms are collected from the Departmental Registration Officer, generally two weeks after registration. The Exercise is usually jointly handled by the Department, the Faculty and the Academic Office.
a. In department of Education, the Heads of the sections are the Departmental
Registration Officers of the programmes located in their respective sections.
b. Generally, students are allowed to register for a minimum of 15 - 18 credit units
and a maximum of 24 credit units as a sum total of all the courses for which a
student is allowed to register per semester.
Academic ProgrammesB. Ed. Arabic Education
B.Ed. Language Arts
B.Ed. Science Education
B.Ed. Physics Education
B.Ed. Mathematics Education
B.Ed. Islamic Religious Studies
B.Ed. Integrated Science
B.Ed. Geography Education
B.Ed. Christian Religious Studies
B.Ed. Chemistry Education
B.Ed. Biology Education
B. Ed. Social Studies
B. Ed. Hausa Education
B. Ed. Education Administration
B. Ed. Creative Art
B. Ed. Economics Education
PGDE. (Full Time)
M.Ed Education Psychology
M.Ed Instruction Technology
M.Ed Language Arts
M.Ed Teaching English as Second Language (Full-Time)
M.Ed Social Studies (Full-Time)
M.Ed Science Education (Full-Time)
M.Ed Islamic Studies (Full-Time)
M.Ed Guid. & Counselling (Full-Time)
M.Ed Curriculum & Instruc. (Full-Time)
M.Ed CRS. (Full-Time)
M.Ed Admin. & Planning (Full-Time)
M.Ed Psychology (Full-Time)
M.Ed Maths Education(Full Time)
Ph.D. Language Arts
Ph.D Teaching English as Second Language (Full-Time)
Ph.D Science Education (Full-Time)
Ph.D Psychology (Full-Time)
Ph.D Maths Education (Full Time)
Ph.D Islamic Studies (Full-Time)
Ph.D Guid. & Counselling (Full-Time)
Ph.D Curriculum & Instruc. (Full-Time)
Ph.D CRS. (Full-Time)
Ph.D Education Admin. & Planning (Full-Time)
Ph.D Social Studies (Full Time)
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