School of Basic Education
The School of Basic Education has two (2) functional departments that run programmes towards the production of middle-level manpower for the nation, particularly in the education industry. The departments are:
1. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
2. Primary Education (PED)
Dr. Victor Omoraka
Dean of School of Basic Education
Primary Education (PED) aims at training students to become teachers with sufficient knowledge of the Primary School Curriculum, skills, attitude and methods to enable them teach the subjects of Primary 1 – 6 as contained in the National Curriculum, produced by the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
a. At the end of the course students should be able to:
b. Demonstrate familiarity with the contents of the Primary School Curriculum.
c. Communicate effectively in a classroom situation
d. Teach effectively at Primary School level;
e. Exhibit a working knowledge of at least one major Nigerian languages, other than mother tongue;
f. Exhibit appropriate behavior in classroom management;
g. Demonstrate school management skills and supervisory roles;
h. Implement the curriculum, write lesson plan, and teach effectively;
i. Improvise/produce instructional aids using local materials; and
j. Develop the attitude to continue learning.
k. Write an intelligible report of a project which he/she has undertaken;
- A Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSC) or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with credits in 4 subjects (including English Language and Mathematics )at no more than two sittings.
- A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with 4 credits or merits in 4 subjects including English and Mathematics.
All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must write and pass the selection examination organised by JAMB.
Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examination who take and succeed in a selection examination organised by JAMB are also qualified for admission.
The present scope of the Primary School Curriculum in Nigeria Covers;
Primary School Subjects
ii. Basic Primary Science and Technology
iii. Social Studies
iv. Cultural and Creative Arts
a. Home Economics
b. Agricultural Education
c. Religious Studies (CRK/IRS)
e. English Studies
f. Computer Studies
a. A minimum of B.Ed. second class upper will be required to teach the NCE programme.
b. The staff/student ratio should be 1:30.
c. The spread of lecturers should cover all the 13 subjects listed above.
NON ACADEMIC STAFF
The Non –Academic staff of the department should include;
a. Resource Centre Attendant (1).
b. A Computer Operator with experience in Graphics.
c. A minimum of three Educational Technologists.
d. A library attendant.
MODE OF TEACHING
a. Learner – Centered Approach
d. Questioning Response, Practicals, Demonstration, Group/Individual projects, Discovery/Inquiry methods, Play method, Exhibition, Excursion or Educational visits, etc.
e. A (model) demonstration Primary School should be established by each College of Education (COE) offering Primary Education (PED) for the purposes of demonstration and practical teaching.
f. A PED week is recommended as a yearly activity.
a. 5 Classrooms to accommodate at least 40 students in each.
b. 1 HOD Office
c. 1 Office for Department Staff
d. 1 Resource equipped with materials e.g. computers.
e. Each College of Education is encouraged to establish a model/demonstration Primary School, which will serve as a readily available laboratory for teaching practice.
f. Each subject offering in the College of Education should also have a current National Curriculum guide as produced by the NERDC.
There should also be adequate sitting accommodation /office for each lecturer, to enable him/her perform his/her counseling role