The Sciences Division of the college was created in April 1978 comprising Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry departments. However, following the directives of the National Commission for Colleges of Education in March 1992, the division became School of sciences comprising six departments namely: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, integrated Science and Physical and Health Education.
As part of the effort of the College to meet the current global trends in information and communication technology, the Department of Mathematics was given an additional responsibility to run a Computer Science Programme. Hence following the accreditation visit by NCCE in 1999, the Mathematics Department was renamed Mathematics and Computer Science Department though, they separated in 2006 when Computer became a department of its own as shown below.
The School of Science presently has a well-equipped Computer Laboratory to conveniently accommodate 100 Students. Also it has some fairly well-equipped Science Laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical and Health Education, Computer and Integrated Science departments. In addition to laboratory facilities, the Biology Department has a Museum of preserved specimens of plant and Animals, as well as botanical garden.
There are well over 100 academic staff members. The school has four standing committees namely: Seminar and workshop committee, promotion committee, academic planning committee and Board of studies committee. These committees promote academic activities in the School. It is worth noting that the School of Sciences has changed its nomenclature with the implementation of the NCCE 2012 Edition of the Minimum Standards. It is now called SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, SCIENCE PROGRAMMES.
The intrinsic values as well as the utility values of science in all spheres of human activities necessitated the inclusion of science in the NCCE curriculum.
It is line with the aforementioned that the philosophy of science is geared towards the development of confidence in science teachers and enhances their ability to adapt to the changing situations in a science and technology oriented society.
Consequently, the curriculum of science in the college is designed to produce knowledgeable, highly motivated, professional, and effective teachers of science who will be able to develop in student an appreciation and understanding of the principles and processes of science.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), (of NECO or WAEC) or GCE OLevel with passes in 5 subjects including English language, three (3) of which must be at credit level at same sitting or four credits at two sitting, of which the credit must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.
- A Grade II Teachers Certificate (TCII) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.
- Associate ship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad, is also an acceptable qualification.
- Successfully candidate in pre-NCE final examination or credit the in IJMB examination organized by an accredited body would be qualified for admission.
- All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
- It should be noted that some colleges may in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.
In addition to the general NCE requirement a candidate must possess at least a pass in English and Mathematics at the WAEC/NECO Senior Secondary Certificate level or it’s equivalent. PRE-NCE should have a minimum of D grade.
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