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FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), AKOKA, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

Email Address: fcetschoolofscience@gmail.com

Philosophy

To produce self-reliant science Graduates, grounded in ICT, Practical and Teaching Skills that will impact positively on technological and socio-economic Development of Nigerian and the world at large.

 

PAST AND CURRENT DEANS   DATE

  1. Mrs. O. O. Keshinro               1996 – 1997kesh
  2. Mr. E. E. Nwagbo                   1998 – 1999

nwagbo       3. Dr. (Mrs.) O. A. Adedayo       2000 – 2001

adedayo            4. Mr. S. B. Adeniba                   2002 – 2005

adeniba           5. Dr. D. O. Ademulegun           2006 – 2007

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               6. Mrs. O. A. Etuk-Iren               2007 – 2009

                7. Mr. A. A. Ajayi                       2009 – 2011

ajayi         8. Mr. J. O. Ojajuni                     2011 – 2013

ojajuni            9. Mrs. O. O. Olayemi                2013 – 2015

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10. Mr. S. O. Olurankinse             2015 – 2017

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CURRENT HODS                           Department                                        Phone Number

  1. Dr. B. O. Okundaye    HOD Computer  Education                            07051491151

okundaye    2.   Mr. D. O. Olutayo       HOD Mathematics                                   07051491134

olutayo      3. Dr. Akintunde             HOD Chemistry Education                      0705149122

4. Ms. O. A. Ogunseye Ag. HOD Biology Education                       09076191421

ogunseye       5. Mr. Odubanjo              HOD Physics                                        07051491630

odubanjo       6. Dr. A. A. Okediji        HOD Integrated Science                         07051491225

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FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) AKOKA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION

 PHILOSOPHY OF DEPARTMENT BIOLOGY EDUCATION

The philosophy establishing Universities of Technology in Nigeria generally is to build national capacity to move the country from its status of a third world and developing nation to that of an advanced and developed nation, through technological advancement that drives development and develop high level manpower that will create job and wealth and reduce unemployment and invariably poverty.

Specifically, the Department will build capacity and develop human capital to the highest level possible in the field of sciences to create job and wealth and reduce unemployment and poverty.

 

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. view biology as a process of inquiry into the living world;
  2. critically analyze the activities of living things in their environment;
  3. demonstrate practical skills in handling scientific apparatus;
  4. demonstrate excellence and professional competence in teaching Biology;
  5. include positive scientific attitudes and values in the society and promote positive disposition towards biological science and the scientific enterprise;
  6. apply concepts and methods acquired in the course in new areas of study and in every situations;
  7. make a successful career in biology teaching;
  8. successfully qualified to undertake an M.Ed Tech Biology Education degree programme.

 MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT OF THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

OUR VISION

-   Committed to broadening its recognition for excellence in teaching Biology,  research and service

-   Provide challenging and innovative Biology Curriculum

-   Prepare students for life-long learning and career in teaching

 

OUR MISSION

-   Provide an outstanding, comprehensive and supportive education

environmental in which students flourish

-   Strive to develop abilities and values to serve our nation

-   Provide high quality, student centered academic program

OUR VALUES

-   Love

-   Integrity

-   Hard work

-   Commitment

-   Truthfulness

 

 

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) AKOKA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

PHILOSOPHY

Nigeria cannot afford to ignore the role which computer literacy plays in achieving the national goal of technological development. Hence, she has resolved to introduce computer education in primary and secondary schools. For meaningful teaching of computer science in our primary and secondary schools, there is a need to produce professional teachers in the discipline. Hitherto there has been provision for the training of computer scientists in the universities and the polytechnics but little attention was paid to the training of teachers in computer education. There is now an urgent need for the Colleges of Education to offer computer studies as a subject in the programme of professional preparation of teachers.

 OBJECTIVES

By the end of the programme, the student should be able to:

  1. Teach Computer Studies at the Primary and Secondary School levels;
  2. Write Computer program and process data with maximum speed and accuracy;
  3. Demonstrate high level of competence in preparation for further studies in computer science education;
  4. Motivate pupil’s interest in the study of computers by appropriately using ICT teaching/learning strategies;
  5. Apply the use of computer as an aid in daily life activities.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate of WAEC or NECO or any other equivalent Certificate from recognized examination bodies with credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. Two of the credits must be in the subjects making up the combinations the candidates wish to offer.
  2. A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in four (4) subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credits/Merits in English Language and Mathematics are required for candidates wishing to study computer
  3. A pass in Pre-NCE Final examination or a pass of IJMB final examination and a pass in JAMB is required for admission.
  4. All candidates wishing to be considered for direct admission must enroll for and write the selected examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
  5. It should be noted that some colleges may in addition to all the above, administer their own examination tests and / or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Computer Minimum 32 Maximum 34 Credits
Second Teaching Subject Minimum 32 Maximum 36 Credits
Education including TP Minimum 36 Maximum 36 Credits
General Study Minimum 18 Maximum 18 Credits
Total Minimum 118 Maximum 122 Credits

 

TEACHING PRACTICE

Every student is required to complete successfully Teaching Practice for a period of three months. The credit earned is recorded in EDU 324.

 

SIWES

A One – phase SIWES is recommended: – 8 weeks programme at the end of the second session coded CSC 224 (1 credit unit, compulsory)

 

FINAL YEAR PROJECT

Every student is required to write and submit a project in Computer Science and the credit is recorded under EDU 324. All topics should reflect computer in education (Teaching and Learning) Project carries 2 Credit Units.

 

 

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) AKOKA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

NCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE (SINGLE MAJOR)

PHILOOSPHY

The philosophy of the Nigerian Certificate in Education NCE Integrated Science is anchored on the following areas:

a)      Fundamental unity of Science

b)      The use of scientific method as a common approach in solving scientific problems.

c)      The role and function of Science in everyday life

d)      To prepare students for further studies in Integrated Science

Integrated Science has been described as that science which has not been disintegrated.  It supposes to be an approach to the study of the environment, free of the limitation imposed by the separate subject disciplines.  This is not to decry the value of a subject discipline approach: it clearly has its uses.  However, at the level of readiness for learning of Secondary School Students, the boundaries between the disciplines can only appear as artificial, man-made constructs, which interfere with unified view of nature as a whole, which children bring to the classroom with them.

Integrated Science emphasizes those concepts which are common to all Science, the process of Science and the skills associated with them.  The great themes of Science such as energy, field and particle theories, conservation, balance and cycles in nature are also emphasized as it’s the relevant of Science to everyday life, Integrated Science also emphasizes inquiry into the nature of the environment.   The scientific method if inquiry can be learned by everyone, and a prime aim of the programme is to provide students ‘with an introduction to this method and allow them to follow their own inquiries.  The method of inquiry has cognitive and practical aspects.

 

These cognitive aspects include the ability to formulate questions, to identify variables and design experiments, to interpret results, recognize patterns, generate hypotheses, draw conclusions and develop theoretical models.  The practical skills required include general skills such as ability to observe and to measure, and more specialized skills in the handling and use of laboratory apparatus, living material, and chemicals.

 

OBJECTIVES

In preparing teachers of Integrated Science, the principal objectives include:

i)                    Enabling students gain the concept of the fundamental unity of Science

ii)                  Installing in students a commonality of approach to problems of a scientific nature i.e. the scientific method.

iii)                Increasing students’ understanding of the role and functions of Science in Everyday life and in the world in which they live;

iv)                Making students well informed and Scientifically literate;

v)                  Enabling students acquire and demonstrate the intellectual-competence and professional skills necessary to the teaching of Integrated Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, as an inquiry based subject, in conformity with National Curriculum;

vi)                Developing  in students the ability to impact and encourage in their pupils the spirit of inquiry into living and non-living things in the environment;

vii)              Developing the ability and motivation in students to work and think in an independent manner;

viii)            Enabling students carry out scientific investigations, emphasizing co-operation, development of appropriate Scientific processes and skills and improving their writing and oral communications skills

ix)                To develop in students the interest to pursue higher studies in Integrated Science

 

(i)                 GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

a)      Senior Secondary School Certificate of WAEC or NECO or any other equivalent Certificate from recognized examination bodies with credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.  Two of the credits must be in the subjects making up the combinations the candidates wish to offer

b)      A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in four (4) subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.  Credits/Merits in English Language and Mathematics are required for candidates wishing to study Chemistry.

c)      A pass in Pre-NCE Chemistry final Examination or a pass in IJMB Chemistry final Examination and a pass in JAMB are required for admission.

d)      All candidates wishing to be considered for direct admission must enroll for and write selected examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.

e)      It should be noted that some colleges may in addition to all the above, administer their own elimination tests and/or interviews for some courses.  This is legitimate.

Note:

A credit in Mathematics and credit in English Language at the Senior Secondary School Certificate/equivalent are required of all Science-based specializations

ii)         ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wishing to study Integrated Science at the NCE level’ must satisfy the general admission requirements.  For candidates with Senior Secondary School Certificate or GCE ‘O’ Level, the credit passes must be from any two of the following groups:

a)      Biology/Health Science/Agriculture Science

b)      Physics

c)      Chemistry

d)      General Science/Integrated Science

For Candidates with Grade II Certificates, the credit or merit passes must be from any two of the following groups:

a)      Biology/Health Science

b)      Chemistry

c)      Physics

d)      General Science/Integrated Science

e)      Agricultural Science

There should be introduction of Pre-NCE Integrated Science for the Double major students in Colleges of Education (the head of the Department could guide the lecturers in selection of the basis courses that would introduce the students to the course at Pre-NCE level.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Integrated Science (Single Major)

Integrated Science                   -           Minimum         32        Maximum        34        Credits

Second Teaching Subjects      -            Minimum       32       Maximum        34        Credits

Education including TP           -           Minimum         36        Maximum        36        Credits

General Study             -                       Minimum         18        Maximum        18        Credits

-                MINIMUM    118     MAXIMUM   122      CREDITS

TEACHING PRACTICE

All students must successfully complete Teaching Practice before graduating.

Teaching practice   carries 6 credits under Education 311

PROJECT

A final year project is to be written in either Integrated Science or in the Second Teaching Subject.  The grade for the project is credited to EDU 324. It carries 2 credits.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

i)                    Semester Examination must have 3 components essay questions, short structured questions and multiple choice questions.

For theory based courses CA = 40%  and Examination = 60% and for Practical Courses, CA = 50% and Examination = 50%

 

Some of the available Integrated Science combinations are;

i)                    Integrated Science/Mathematics

ii)                  Integrated Science/Biology

iii)                Integrated Science/Chemistry

iv)                Integrated Science/Physics

v)                  Integrated Science/Computer Science

vi)                Integrated Science (Single Major)


 

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) AKOKA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

PHYSICS EDUCATION

 PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E), Physics is inspired by the desire to help students become intellectually informed in physics, and by the need to produce competent and effective teachers with good mastery of content, method, and knowledge of the subject matter.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme the students should be able to:

i)                    Have basic knowledge of the organizational concepts and techniques in practical physics and laboratory management,

ii)                  Be aware of the fact that the fundamental ideas of physics evolved from a process of inquiry, which will enable them to develop scientific attitudes which are transferable to other life situations,

iii)                Plan and effectively execute physics – based lessons in B1-B9 classes in accordance with the UBE policy,

iv)                Have sound basic knowledge of the physics concepts and principles to equip them for further studies in physics and physics-related courses,

v)                  Explain the nature of science,

vi)                Use science resources effectively,

vii)              Use information Technology (IT) effectively to support pupils/students learning physics,

viii)            Demonstrate the understanding of concepts of physics, reflect upon them and revise them when necessary,

ix)                Organize physics lessons for the whole class, groups, and individuals effectively,

x)                  Recognize the difficulties students face with their physics learning,

xi)                Remedy students misconception in physics,

xii)              Develop pupils’ use of physics language and

xiii)            Carry out formative, diagnostic and summative assessment of students’ work (theory and practice) in physics very successfully.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

a)      Senior Secondary School Certificate of WAEC or NECO or any other equivalent Certificate from recognized examination bodies with credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.  Two of the credits must be in the subjects making up the combinations the candidates wish to offer.

b)      A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in four (4) subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.  Credits/Merits in English Language and Mathematics are required for candidates wishing to study.

c)      A pass in Pre-NCE Physics final examination or a pass in IJMB Physics final examination and a pass in JAMB is required for admission.

d)      All candidates wishing to be considered for direct admission must enroll for and write the selected examination organized by an accredited body such a JAMB.

e)      It should be noted that some Colleges may in addition to all the above, administer their own elimination tests and/or interviews for some courses.  This is legitimate.

Note:

A credit in Mathematics and credit in English Language at the Senior Secondary School Certificate/equivalent are required of all science – based specializations.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

i)                    An average of D in each of the 2 major subjects and education i.e cumulative Grade point average of 2 points each plus a pass in English and Mathematics including other GSE courses.

ii)                  Successful completion of Teaching Practice and outdoor Education programmes.

iii)                Successful completion of project for the award of NCE Certificate.

Physics                                                -           Minimum         32        Maximum        34        Credits

Second Teaching subjects               -           Minimum         32        Maximum        34        Credits

Education including TP                   -           Minimum         36        Maximum        36        Credits

General Study                                     -           Minimum         18        Maximum        18        Credits

Total                                            =          Minimum         118      Maximum        122      Credits

 

For computation of Grade Point Average (G.P.A), all compulsory courses should count.  For transition from Pre-NCE 1 Physics the candidate must make a grade not less than D or CGPA of 2.0

 

 

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), AKOKA

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

 N C E Mathematics

Philosophy

The Philosophy of the NCE Mathematics is inspired by:

The desire to help students become intellectually informed in mathematical ideas, notations and skills for logical reasoning, scientific enquiry and for the pursuit of techno-scientific education.  The need to produce non-graduates but well-groomed and qualified professional teachers of mathematics for the Basic Education Levels.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, the students should be able to:

a)      Discuss with confidence the historical development of mathematics as a discipline.

b)      Solve abstract problems through the use of mathematic skills and ideas.

c)      Stimulate pupils’ interests in mathematics by the use of appropriate teaching/learning strategies particularly at the Basic education levels.

d)      Make learners appreciate the use of computers in solving mathematical problems.

e)      Use mathematics to solve day to day problems.

f)       Teach mathematics in a way that learners can apply mathematics principles in solving daily problems.

g)      Make the teaching of mathematics learner friendly through games and simulations.

h)      Set up a mathematics laboratory.

i)        Improvise materials for effective teaching/learning of mathematics.

j)        To prepare the learners for further studies in mathematics and related courses.

General Admission Requirements

a)      Senior Secondary School Certificate of WAEC or NECO or any other equivalent Certificate from recognized examination bodies with credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.  Two of the credits must be in the subjects making up the combinations the candidates wish to offer.

b)      A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in four (4) subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer Credit/Merit in English Language and Mathematics are required for candidates wishing to study Chemistry.

c)      A pass in Pre-NCE Chemistry final examination or a pass in IJMB chemistry final examination and a pass in JAMB is required for admission.

d)      All candidates wishing to be considered for direct admission must enroll for and write the selected examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.

e)      It should be noted that some colleges may in addition administer their own elimination tests and/or interview for some courses.  This is legitimate.


Graduation Requirements

  1. An average of E in each of the 2 major subjects and education i.e Cumulative Grade Point  Average of 2 points each plus a pass in English language and Mathematics including other GSE courses.
  2. Successful completion of Teaching Practice. Acculturation and outdoor Education programmes.
  3. Successful completion of project for the award of NCE certificate.

 

All students admitted into mathematics programme will offer all compulsory courses prescribed. For graduation, students require between 118 to 122 credit units spread across three years of study.

 

Minimum Credit Units for Graduation

 

Compulsory Courses     =          30 Credits

Elective  Courses            =          2 Credits

Total                                  =          32 Credits

 

Mathematics                            Minimum         32        Maximum        34        Credits

Second Teaching Subject        Minimum         32        Maximum        34        Credits

Education including TP           Minimum         36        Maximum        36        Credits

General Study                         Minimum         18        Maximum        18        Credits

Total                                        Minimum       118      Maximum       122      Credits

 

 

 

 

 

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