Computer Units was established in 2003 in the Mathematics Department to take care of the Computer courses and Computer laboratory.
In December 2005, the Computer Unit was converted to a full pledged Department addressed as “Computer Department” to be headed an HOD.
Apart from the Departmental responsibility of teaching NCE students in Computer science, the Department also take computer courses outside the department like General Studies and staff training in computer. Further more, the Department organizes seminars & workshops among other for inservices staff within and outside the College.
Though growing gradually, the Department of Computer has large population of students. In 2009, Computer was combined with all subjects taught in colleges of Eduation. However, with the implementation of the 2012 Edtion of the Minimum Standards of the NCCE, the subject combination of Computer were narrowed to only science related ones. Thus at present, Computer is combined with Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, PHE and Integrated Science.
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.
By the end of the programme, the student should be able to:
- Teach Computer Studies at the Primary and Secondary School levels;
- Write Computer program and process data with maximum speed and accuracy;
- Demonstrate reasonably high level of competence in preparation for further studies in computer science education.
- Motivate pupils’ interest in the study of computers by appropriately using ICT teaching/learning strategies.
- Apply the use of computer as an aid in daily life activities
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- 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
- 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 computers.
- A pass in Pre-NCE final examination or a pass in IJMB final examination and a pass in JAMB is required for admission.
- 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.
- 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.
- Computer – Minimum 32 Maximum 34 Credits
- Second Teaching subjects – Minimum 32 Maximum 34 Credits
- Education = 30
- TP – Minimum = 6
- General Study – Minimum 18 Maximum 18 Credits
- Total = Minimum 118 Maximum 122 Credits