1.       HISTORY

The School of Educational is one of the seven schools that constitute the Federal College of Education (Sp), Oyo. At the inception of Federal College of Education (Sp), Oyo in October, 1977, the School of Education was regarded as a Department of General Education. Hence, both the Units of Psychology and Foundations were merged, and there were no clear cut divisions as we have today.

In 1983 academic year when course system was introduced, the Department of Educational Foundations was created in principle. However, the two Departments were still under the control of one Head of Department.

With explosion in the population of students and the introduction of a common final examination for the six Colleges affiliated to the University of Ibadan, there was a need to reorganize the School of Education into three Departments in 1986. Hence, the following Departments were put in place under independent Heads of Department.

  1. Department of Educational Foundations
  2. Department of Educational Psychology/Guidance and Counseling.
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum Studies.

With the Establishment of the National Commission for College of Education by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1989 and the introduction of minimum standards for NCE teachers in 1990 by the NCCE, the School of Education was reorganized into five departments. These are, namely:

  1. Department of Educational Foundations.
  2. Department of Educational Psychology
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum Studies (now Curriculum and Instruction).
  4. Department of General Studies (GSE)
  5. Department of Primary Education (PED)

In October 2011, two additional Departments were approved by the NCCE.

They are:

  1. Adult and Non-Formal Education; and
  2. Early Childhood Care and Education

Thereby making seven departments in all for the School.

However, there was a turn of event on Thursday, 14th January, 2016 when a new school named school of Early Childhood Care, Primary and Adult Education (ECPA) was carved out of the School of Education.

Resultantly, the present school of Education has four departments which are:

  1. Department of Educational Foundations.
  2. Department of Educational Psychology
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum and Instruction.
  4. Department of General Studies (GSE)

B.      PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the School of Education is a reflection of the Philosophy of General Education as stated in the minimum standards for NCE teachers (1990, P.2).

The School aims at producing teachers who are professionally trained, disciplined and intellectually sound for the attainment of the national goals stipulated in the National Policy on Education (1977) revised in 1981.

C.      OBJECTIVES

At the end of the NCE programme provided in the School of Education, the Students should be able to perform the following skills (NCCE, 1986):

  1. Discuss intelligently the main ideas that have affected the development and practice of education generally, and in Nigeria in particular;
  2. Examine the main psychological and socio – economic factors that may help or hinder a child’s educational performance;
  3. Discuss intelligently major issues affecting the teaching profession in Nigeria;
  4. Identify major problems of Education in Nigeria;
  5. Completely carry out, at least, a survey research on any educational problem in Nigeria.
  6. Study learners appropriately as to determine the most effective ways of relating to them to ensure their maximum achievement.
  7. Select and make effective use of appropriate instructional resources for maximum learner-achievement;
  8. Broaden their intellectual perspective through the General Studies Programme.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or GCE ‘O’ Level with passes in 5 subjects including English Language, three of which must be at credit level at the same sitting or four credits at two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credits in English and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses.
  2. A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TCII) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer Credit/Merit in English Language and/or Mathematics may be a requirement.
  3. For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical and Technical Education. R.S.A. or City and Guilds Intermediate Certificate with Credit/Merit in at least four subjects, are acceptable qualifications.
  4. Associateship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved Institution in Nigeria or abroad is also an acceptable qualification.
  5. All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
  6. Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations who take and succeed in a selection examination organized by an accredited body are also qualified for admission.
  7. It should be noted that some Colleges may in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and/or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.

2.       AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES AND COURSES

A.      EDUCATION COURSES

YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 111

History of Education in Nigeria

1

Compulsory

EDU 112

Educational Psychology (Child Development)

2

Compulsory

EDU 113

Principles and Methods of Teaching at Junior Secondary Level

2

Compulsory

5

YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 121

Sociology of Education

1

Compulsory

EDU 122

Introduction to Teacher Education

1

Compulsory

EDU 123

Philosophy of Education

1

Compulsory

EDU 124

Theory and Practice of Child Friendly Schools

2

Compulsory

EDU 125

Educational Psychology II (Human Learning)

2

Compulsory

7

YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 211

Practicum in Classroom Management and Organization

1

Compulsory

EDU 212

Educational Technology: Theory and Practice

2

Compulsory

EDU 213

Micro-Teaching: Theory

1

Compulsory

EDU 214

Introduction to Research Methods

1

Compulsory

EDU 215

Education of Special Target Groups

1

Elective

6

YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 221

Curriculum Studies I

1

Compulsory

EDU 222

Measurement and Evaluation

2

Compulsory

EDU 223

Micro-Teaching Practicum

1

Compulsory

EDU 224

Educational Administration, Planning and Supervision

2

Compulsory

EDU 225

Introduction to Special Education

1

Compulsory

7

YEAR THREE, FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 311

Teaching Practice

6

Compulsory

YEAR THREE, SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

EDU 321

Curriculum Studies II

1

Compulsory

EDU 322

Adolescent Psychology

1

Compulsory

EDU 323

Research Project

2

Compulsory

EDU 324

Introduction to Theory and Practice of Guidance and Counseling

1

Compulsory

EDU 325

Introduction to Adult and Non-Formal Education

1

Elective

6

SUMMARY

Total number of credits                                  =       36

Compulsory credits                                        =       30 (Elective inclusive)

Minimum number of units required for graduation  =       36 (Teaching Practice Inclusive)

B.        CURRICULUM STRUCTURE FOR GENERAL STUDIES EDUCATION (GSE)

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT(S)

STATUS

YEAR ONE FIRST SEMESTER

GSE 111

General English I

1

Compulsory

GSE 112

Introduction to Library Studies

1

Compulsory

GSE 113

Basic General Mathematics I

1

Compulsory

YEAR ONE SECOND SEMESTER

GSE 121

General English II

1

Compulsory

GSE 122

Basic General Mathematics II

1

Compulsory

GSE 123

Introduction to Computer Studies I

1

Compulsory

GSE 124

FLEHI – Family Life & Emerging Health Issues

1

Compulsory


YEAR TWO FIRST SEMESTER

GSE 221

General English III

1

Compulsory

GSE 222

Basic General Mathematics III

1

Compulsory

GSE 223

Introduction to Computer Studies Ii

1

Compulsory

YEAR TWO SECOND SEMESTER

GSE 221

General English IV

2

Compulsory

GSE 222

Basic General Mathematics IV

1

Compulsory

GSE 223

Citizenship Education

1

Compulsory

GSE 224

Entrepreneurship

1

Compulsory

YEAR THREE FIRST SEMESTER

Teaching Practice

Compulsory

YEAR THREE SECOND SEMESTER

GSE 321

General English V

Compulsory

GSE 322

Basic General Mathematics V

Compulsory

GSE 323

Science and Technology in Society

Compulsory

GSE 324

Political Economy

Compulsory

SUMMARY

  • Total number of units available=19
  • Number of compulsory units=18
  • Number of elective units=1
  • Minimum number of units required for graduation=18

Teaching Practice for All NCE Students: Teaching Practice is compulsory for all NCE students and has to be passed for candidates to earn the 6 credits required for graduation in this course area. It should be borne in mind that whatever teaching subjects is observed for Teaching Practice, the score is recorded under its own separate heading in the School of Education.

For Item No 2: See minimum standard.

3.       PRESENT AND PAST HEADS OF SCHOOL

Dr. Sunday Ayodele Taiwo (who equally doubles as the Chairman, Committee of Deans) is presently the head of the school. He became the Dean of the School in March, 2012. Other past heads of the school are:

1.       Mr. B.O. Egwurube (1992 – 1996)

2.       Mr. C.S. Oke (1996 – 2000)

3.       Mr. N. Giwa (2000 – 2004)

4.       Mr. O.K. Omoniyi (2004 – 2008)

5.       Dr. V. I. Aleburu (2008 – 2012

The leadership of the School is as shown below.

Dean                                                  -        Dr. S.A. Taiwo

HOD, Curriculum & Instructions             -        Dr. Tola Odunsanya

HOD, Educational Foundation                -        Dr. P.K. Oso

HOD, General Studies Education            -        Mrs. T.A.O. Oladimeji

HOD, Educational Psychology                -        Mrs. O.O. Arewa

School Officer                                      -        Mrs. Olaitan Adeyemi

4.       DURATION OF COURSES

The school in tandem with the NCCE directive and policy guidelines of NCE programmes, the minimum duration of courses in the school and of course in the College for a student to graduate is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years respectively.

5.       SCHOOL ORGANOGRAM

6.       PROJECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

The school, having being in existence since the establishment of the College in 1977, has well qualified and experienced lecturers who are capable of handing not only NCE programmes, but also under-graduate diploma, degree and post-graduate programmes in education. Hence the school aims of metamorphosing into Faculty of Education.

7.       NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Conferences: The 2015 Annual School Conference which was held in May, was titled Creativity and Innovation in Education for National Development. Awards were given to sixteen (16) reputable individuals within and outside the College in who had made immense contributions to the College and education at large. The event witnessed the presence of dignitaries in the academia. Proceedings and papers presented at the Conference are at press and would be released before the next conference.
  2. Workshops: The School organized several workshops for her staff and the general public during the year in focus, using the machinery of her various committees.

On 16th January, 2015, the Staff Capacity Building Committee organized a workshop on supervision of micro-teaching practicum. Dr. A. Ajibade delivered the lecture. This workshop was well-timed as it assisted in training new and old lecturers in the art of micro-teaching supervision. The same committee held another workshop on 13th May, 2015 on examination conduct in the College. Attendance was impressive and encouraging during the workshops.

  1. Research and Publications: During the year, staff members were motivated and assisted by the Research Committee to write papers and carry out research. This has resulted in massive publications across disciplines and geography by staff members.

The School publishes a journal called The Educator Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education. The journal is published twice a year and draws subscribers from erudite scholars all over Nigeria. The first volume of the year was published in 2015 while the volume 2 is already at press.

  1. Sports: All work without play makes jack a dullard. As the impacts of sporting activities on the mental and intellectual ability of academic staff cannot be sidelined, the School’s Sports Committee regularly hold sporting activities to keep members fit. It is worthy of note that the School of Education won gold and silver medals in the just-concluded 2016 COEASU week.
  2. Annual Get-together Programme: The Get-together programme of the School of Education was held in February, 2016. The programme was meant to take stock of all the activities in the School in a relaxed mood and also to provide socialization opportunity for academic staff members. Prizes and gifts were given to all staff to appreciate their efforts during the year.
  3. Staff Welfare: Staff members contribute one thousand naira (N1,000.00)/month to take care of exigencies such as celebration/ ceremonies, sickness, accidents, and other issues affecting staff members. This sum is deducted from source to ensure consistency.

8.       ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

As it is being done in some other Colleges of Education and Universities in the country, the head of the school (Dean), is supposed to be the co-ordinator of the TRCN (Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria) programme/induction of fresh NCE graduates in the College.