DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION

A Brief History of the Department

Introduction

The Department of Business Education is one of the foundation departments of the then College of Education, Sokoto. The Department started as the Department of Commercial Education in 1980 with four academic staff and 10 students and offering courses in secretarial education. This was with the view to making the graduates fit into various fields of office occupations in both the private and public sectors of the economy. The course was designed to be practically oriented and to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that would make them react to situations in the office in ways that would make them effective members of a management team. From such humble beginnings and in the course of time, the department gradually grew and expanded and changed name to the Department of Business Education and its programmes enriched to offer courses in Accounting Education and Office Technology Education leading to the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education. The department has a current staff strength of twenty eight (28) and a student population of three hundred and six (306) for NCE programmes.

With the advent of computer as tools to make the study of business education more relevant to the ever-changing world, courses in computer appreciation and computer applications have been introduced and made compulsory for both students majoring in accounting Education and those majoring in Office Technology and Management Education. This is to enable graduates to be able to use the computer as a system in establishing a business database for the purpose of storing, manipulating and analyzing business data in an effective fashion.

The department produced its first graduands of six (6) in 1983 and has since then been producing graduates in increasing numbers.

Philosophy:

The philosophy of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Business Education is to make the business educators understand the concept and philosophy of the National Policy on Education as regards Business Education in national development.

Objectives: 

  1. To produce well-qualified and competent NCE graduates in business subjects who will be able to teach business subjects in our secondary schools and other related educational institutions.
  2. To produce NCE business teachers who will be able to inculcate the vocational aspects of business education into the society.
  3. To produce NCE business teachers who will be involved in the much desired revolution of vocational development right from the primary and secondary schools.
  4. To equip students with necessary competencies so as to qualify them for a post –NCE degree programme in Business Education.
  5. To equip graduates with the right skills that will enable them to engage in a life of work in the office as well as for self-employment.

 

Entry Level Qualifications and Procedures

  1. A minimum of 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics to be achieved at a maximum of 2 sittings.
  2. All applicants are to undergo a selection interview.
  3. The college controls the numbers admitted relative to total admission quota based on staff and facilities available.

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. To be eligible for direct admission a candidate must have three (3) credits. The business subjects in which credits must be obtained are:
  2. Economics
  3. Principles of Accounts/Bookkeeping
  4. Business Methods/Office Practice/Secretarial Duties /Introduction to Business Management.
  5. Shorthand
  6. Typewriting
  7. A credit in English Language and Mathematics.
  8. WAEC Commercial or National Secretarial Examination (NSE) or National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) or NECO or TC II or RSA stage II certificate with passes at not more than two (2) sittings in five (5) subjects as in a – f above.

Courses and Status:

All courses are COMPULSORY and remain as double major because the advantages of double major outweigh the advantages of single major.

Graduation Requirements:

The duration of the NCE programme is a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of five (5) years.

To graduate with NCE Business, a student must earn a total of 118 credit units as follows:

  1. Business Education courses including SIWES 64 Credit Units
  2. General Education courses including project 30 Credit Units
  3. Teaching Practice 6 Credit Units
  4. General Studies 18 Credit Units

Total 118 Credit Units

Teaching Practice:

Every Business Education student is required to participate in a teaching practice module and the credit earned recorded in EDU 324.

Project:

Every student is required to write and submit a project either in Business Education or General Education and the credit earned recorded in EDU 323.

Subject Combination:

Business Education is a double major program and therefore cannot be combined with another subject area.

Mode of Teaching:

The mode of teaching business courses is by lectures, tutorials, case studies, practicals, simulations, excursions and other appropriate methods as called for. Practical lessons in shorthand and typewriting/word processing are compulsory; so also is it for field trips/industrial visits.

Qualification to sit for Examination:

A student must make a minimum of 75% attendance in lectures to qualify to sit for a paper to be examined. A staff is expected to compile a list of students who do not meet the required 75% attendance and submit it to the programme co-ordinator two weeks before the commencement of examinations. This is to allow students make a case and the matter resolved before the start of examinations. Any student who sits for an examination that he/she is disqualified on the basis of attendance would not have his/her script marked and will be referred to the College Disciplinary Committee for appropriate disciplinary action.

Continuous Assessment (CA)

Continuous Assessment is an integral part of student evaluation for a course. A student who does not have a CA score automatically fails the course irrespective of what he/she scores in the examinations. Where a student missed a CA for genuine reason(s), he/she would be allowed to makeup for it.

Writing Examinations:

  • A student must be at the venue of the examination 30 minutes before the start of examinations.
  • No student is allowed into the examinations hall with any piece of paper or materials even if irrelevant to the paper being examined or not.
  • A student is expected to search himself/herself thoroughly to ensure that he/she does not have anything on him/her that can incriminate him/her.
  • The invigilator may search a student if need be, before he/she enters the venue of the examinations.
  • Any student caught cheating would be asked to write a report that would be attached to his/her script and referred to the Colleges’ Examinations Malpractice Committee for appropriate action.
  • No student is allowed to either enter the exams hall 30 minutes after the exams has commenced or leave the hall until 30 minutes has elapsed after the start of the paper.
  • Any violent conduct during examinations would be referred to the college securities personnel for appropriate handling.
  • Other regulations are contained on the students’ exams card issued by the colleges’ Exams office.

Courses offered in the Department

NCE I First semester

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

VTE110

Introduction to VTE

2-0-0

1C

BED 111

Principles of Accounts I

2-0-0

2C

BED 112

Business Mathematics I

1-0-0

1C

BED 113

Commerce I

2-0-0

2C

BED 114

Introduction to economics I

2-0-0

1C

BED 115

Office Practice I

1-0-0

1C

BED 116

Shorthand Theory I*

2-0-4

2C

BED 117

Typewriting/Keyboarding I*

2-0-4

2C

 

Total

 

13C

  • Every one (1) hour of theory lecture should be followed by two (2) hours of practical lessons.

YEAR ONE – SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

BED 121

Principles of Accounts II

2-0-0

2C

BED 122

Business Mathematics

1-0-0

1C

BED 123

Commerce II

2-0-0

2C

BED 124

Introduction to economics I

2-0-0

2C

BED 125

Office Practice II

1-0-0

1C

BED 126

Shorthand Theory II

2-0-4

2C

BED 127

Typewriting/Keyboarding II

2-0-4

2C

 

Total

 

12C

 

YEAR TWO – FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

BED 211

Financial Accounting I

2-0-0

2C

BED 212

Business Law*

2-0-0

2C

BED 123

Principles of Marketing

2-0-0

2C

BED 214

Introduction to Monetary Economics  

2-0-0

2C

BED 215

Business Education Practicum

2-0-0

2C

BED 216

Shorthand Theory III

2-0-4

2C

BED 217

Word Processing I

2-0-4

2C

BED 218

Computer Appreciation

1-0-1

1C

 

Total

 

15C

  • This should be taught by a Business Education Major

 

YEAR TWO – SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

BED 220

Entrepreneurship in Bus. Education I

2-0-2

1C

BED 221

Financial Accounting II

2-0-0

2C

BED 222

Methods of Teaching Bus. Subjects

2-0-0

1C

BED 223

Elements of Labour Economics

1-0-0

1C

BED 224

Shorthand Theory IV

2-0-4

2C

BED 225

Word Processing II

2-0-4

2C

BED 226

SIWES

 

2C

 

Total

 

11C

 

YEAR THREE – FIRST SEMESTER

(ACCOUNTING OPTION)

EDU 324

TEACHING PRACTICE

 

6C

 

YEAR THREE – SECOND SEMESTER

(ACCOUNTING OPTION)

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

BEA 320

Entrepreneurship in Bus. Education II

2-0-0

1C

BEA 321

Cost and Management Accounting

2-1-0

2C

BEA 322

Public Sector Economics

2-0-0

1C

BEA 323

Principles of Management

2-0-0

1C

BEA 324

Advanced Financial Accounting

2-1-0

2C

BEA 325

Intro to International Economics

2-0-0

1C

BEA 326

Auditing

2-0-0

1C

BEA 327

Business Communication

2-0-0

2C

BEA 328

Taxation

2-0-0

1C

BEA 329

Business Statistics

2-0-0

1C

 

Total

 

13C

 

YEAR THREE – FIRST SEMESTER

EDU

TEACHING PRACTICE

2-0-0

6C

 

YEAR THREE – SECOND SEMESTER

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (OPTION)

Course Code

Course Titles

Contact Hours

L-T-P.

Credits

BES 320

Entrepreneurship in Bus. Education II

2-0-2

1C

BES 321

Shorthand Theory VI

2-0-4

2C

BES 322

Word Processing IV

3-0-6

2C

BES 323

Principles of Management

2-0-0

1C

BES 324

Office Management

2-0-0

1C

BES 325

Introduction to International Economics

2-0-0

1C

BES 326

Office Technology and Management Education

2-0-2

2C

BES 327

Business Communication

2-0-2

2C

BES 328

Information Technology/Computer Application

2-0-0

1C

 

Total

 

13C

 

N.B. Only specialists in Business Education with professional education background are to supervise students teaching Accounting, Shorthand and Typewriting. 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

YEAR ONE – FIRST SEMESTER

 

VTE 110  INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION       (1 CREDIT)

Definition, scope, philosophy and objectives of Vocational and Technical Education.

Funding of VTE programmes

Development of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria.

The role of Vocational Technical Education in National Development.

Youth Leadership Development: Public speaking, time management, leadership styles, organizational skill, group dynamics, professional meetings, etc.

Characteristics of Vocational and Technical Education.

Problems and prospects of Vocational and Technical Education.

Place of VTE in UBE.

 

BED 111   BOOKKEEPING I (PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS) (2 CREDIT)

Evolution of Bookkeeping

Importance of Bookkeeping

Distinction between Bookkeeping and Accounts

The subsidiary books and methods of keeping them

The ledger and its classifications

Recordings in the ledger (i.e. principles of double entry)

Balancing of accounts and extraction of a trial balance (including the purpose of a trial balance)

Identification and correction of errors (including suspense accounts).

The cash book (including single, double and three column entries)

Petty Cash Book

Preparation of elementary final accounts (i.e. Trading and Profit And Loss Account and Balance Sheet).

 

BED 112 BASIC MATHEMATICS 1 (1 CREDIT)

Fractions, decimals, approximations

Progressions: Geometric and Arithmetic

Simultaneous equations (by graph, elimination, and Cramer’s Rule)

Algebraic expressions (fractions and graphs)

 

BED 113 COMMERCE (2 CREDIT)

Concept of Commerce

Honesty in Business

  • meaning of truthfulness
  • attributes
  • factors that cause people to lie
  • rewards for being truthful
  • consequences of not being truthful
  • meaning of fair play
  • attributes of fair play

Types of Occupation

  • meaning
  • divisions
  • industrial
  • commercial services
  • factors which affect occupations

Human wants and satisfaction

Concept of production

 

Factors of Production

  • land
  • labour
  • capital
  • entrepreneur

 

Functions of Commerce

Exchange of goods and services

Home trade

Concept of Home trade

Retailers and wholesalers

Organizational structure of trade

Outlets and wholesale trade

Functions of marketing boards

Principal terms of sales

Trade Classification

Specialization in Business Organizations

Types of Business Units

 

BED 114 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 1 (1 CREDIT)

Definition and scope of Economics

The historical evolution of Economics

Basic Concepts of Economics

The theory of production (factors of production, through division of labour to production possibility curves)

Comparative economic systems (primitive communalism, slave systems, feudalism, capitalism, socialism).

The theory of consumer behavior (up to geometric and algebraic explanation of consumer equilibrium) through indifference curve analysis (no calculus is required).

 

BED 115 OFFICE PRACTICE 1 (1 CREDIT)

Introduction to Business Studies

  • meaning
  • importance
  • components
  • office practice
  • commerce
  • book keeping
  • shorthand
  • keyboarding
  • career opportunities

Structure of office

  • meaning
  • types
  • small office, large office
  • functions
  • The different offices in an organization

Office Staff

  1. Clerical Staff
  2. meaning
  3. functions
  4. qualities
  5. Confidentiality of office information

Departments in an office/organization

 

  • Various departments in an organization
  • Administrative
  • Purchasing
  • Accounting
  • Sales
  • Personnel
  • Planning
  • transport

 

  • Functions of the various departments

Reception

  • meaning
  • Receptionist

meaning, importance, qualities

 

How to receive and treat visitors, appropriate office dress code. Documents handled by the receptionist. Postal Services

Communications in the office e.g. office memo, mail handling, source of information and memory aids

Report Writing

BED 116 SHORTHAND THEORY 1 (2 CREDIT) 

Introduction to Shorthand:

  • meaning
  • historical development
  • systems

The 24 consonants, meaning, basic shorthand principles, the first six
f consonants, phrasing and punctuation marks P.B.T.D.  CH, JAY

 

The 12 vowels:- vowel placement (first, second, and third) word drills

Two forms of R
Diphthongs
S Circle

ST and STR loops

Ses and SW circles
Vowel indication

 

BED 117 KEYBOARDING I      (2 CREDIT)

Parts of typewriter and their uses

Handling of typewriters (care and maintenance)
Paper sizes and their uses

Sitting and fingering positions

Keyboard exercise (starting with Home/Guide Keys)
Tabulator key and bar

Vertical and horizontal centering
Speed development.

 

YEAR ONE – SECOND SEMESTER

 

BED 121 BOOKKEEPING II (PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS II) (2 CREDIT)

Year end adjustments (i.e. accruals, prepayments, discounts and their provisions, bad and doubtful debts and their provisions, depreciation and its provisions.

Depreciation (definition, attributes, methods of providing for depreciation computation of depreciation using the methods and the accounting entries)

Sales of assets.

Treatment of repairs, renewals and replacement of assets

Preparation of final accounts of a sole trader.

Bank Reconciliation Statements

 

BED 122 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (1 CREDIT)

Percentages, discounts, depreciation, ratios and proportions
Simple and compound interests

Annuities

Payroll computation
Dividend calculation

 

BED 123 COMMERCE II (2 CREDITS)

Personal Finance:-

  1. a) meaning of personal finance
  2. b) source of finance for individual
  3. c) consumption and choice
  4. d) scale of preference
  5. e) modesty: meaning, attribute, simplicity, living within

    ones means, contentment- etc.

  1. f) effects of living modest lifestyles

   – self control

E- Commence

Foreign trade

Concept of foreign trade

Import and export

Terms of trade and terms of payment

Documents used in foreign trade

Concepts of warehousing.

Transportation and types of transport

Communication.

Banking – types and role in commerce
Insurance – Meaning, purpose, principles and
Terms; types arid importance to economy.

BED 124 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS II (2 CREDITS) 

Analysis of costs (with special attention to relationship between marginal and average costs).

Derivation of various cost concepts from given production schedules.

The revenue of the firm (special attention to interaction between marginal and average revenues).

The structure· of markets from perfect, monopolistic and oligopolistic competitions to pure competition.

Review of demand and supply analysis up to conditions of abnormality.

Verbal and geometrical characteristics of income, price and cross elasticities.

Calculation and interpretation of the indices of above elasticity concepts.

 

BED 125 OFFICE PRACTICE II (1 CREDIT)

Methods of payment; imprest accounting control
Duplicating process

Office supplies

Office equipment and machines .in common use
Electronic composer, hand-processing machines, etc.
Office behaviours .

Model office arrangement and layout

*Note: Model Office must be effectively used

BED 126 SHORTHAND THEORY II (60 WPM) (2 CREDIT)

Halving

Downward L

Double Consonants- PL and PR series
Double Consonants – curves
Additional forms

F/Y hook

N hook

BED 127  KEYBOARDING II (25 WPM)   (2CREDIT)

Printers’ signs and abbreviations
Words and figures

Layout of Business letters

Carbon paper

Layout of memos

Main and column headings

Speed and accuracy development,

 

BED 128  SIWES (2 CREDIT)

 

YEAR TWO – FIRST SEMESTER

 

BED 211 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I

Accounting conventions and concepts

Accounts of non-profit making organisations (i.e. receipts and payments, income and expenditure accounts)

Control accounts

Incomplete or single entry records

Bills of Exchange (Definition, uses and accounting entries).

 

BED 212 BUSINESS LAW (2-CREDITS)

Meaning of law and sources of Nigerian Law
The Law of Contract
Meaning of Tort and its relevance to Business
Agency

The nature and legal interpretation of Sale of Goods Acts

The definition of negotiable instrument and types of negotiable instruments

 

BED 213  PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (2-CREDITS)

Marketing – Meaning and functions

Approaches to the study of marketing

Concepts of marketing

Markets:

  • capital, money and commodity;
  • also institutions and instrument traded in each market
  • careers in the capital market

Marketing mix

E- marketing

Market segmentation

Market information system

Channels of distribution

Promotion mix to include

Advertising:

  • meaning
  • types
  • functions:

Advertising media

  • radio
  • television
  • newspaper
  • handbills
  • magazine
  • internet
  • bill boards

Advertising ethics

Consumer protection and awareness:

Consumer protection

– meaning

– need for consumer protection

Consumer awareness

– rights of consumer

Organs of consumer protection

BED 214 INTRODUCTION TO MONETARY ECONOMICS (2 CREDITS)

Barter system and the evolution of money

The nature, functions and value of money

The price level and inflation

Types, causes, effects and control of inflation (special reference to Nigeria)

Historical development and role of Central, Commercial,

Merchant, Development Banks, etc. in Nigeria

Recent developments in Nigeria’s monetary institutions viz:  

People’s Bank’ of Nigeria,

The Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation,

Community Banks in Nigeria, etc.

BED 215 BUSINESS EDUCATION PRACTICUM (2 CREDITS)

This course seeks to assist Business Education students gain a better understanding of the necessary practical skills to acquire which enable them to teach Business Education effectively in schools. The needs for this course arises from the following issues:

 

  1. The need to be acquainted with the dawn of a new millennium which has raised in its wake a burning and thirstier desire for attainment of technological competence in the world vis-a-vis the challenges of globalization and functional/knowledge education
  2. The need to provide student teachers opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge in real work situation thereby bridging the gap between class/paper works and actual practical skills.
  3. The need to expose student teachers to work ethics and the methods/techniques in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in the schools.
  4. The need to be abreast with modern business skills and new trends in technological development especially in Business.

COURSE OUTLINE

This should be 2 credits. The following outlines will be taught in the classroom:

  1. Personal and Career Development skills in work setting, example attendance to duty, punctuality, integrity, dexterity skills.
  2. Human Relations and Societal skills in the work place
  3. Information and Communication technology skills power of experience, method of communication, use of computer, intending in Business Education)
  4. Social skills (leadership and management skills)
  5. Work ethics and office code of conduct
  6. Creative and’ problems solving skills (study of recent innovation in business and use of analytical ability to solve problems in business.
  7. Time and stress management in business
  8. Practical Application Skills.

After the teaching of the above course outlines in the classroom, the students will go for practical field trips in relevant business areas/centres where they will observe and acquire the business practical skills. Students must write report on their experiences which will be part of their assessment in the course.

 

BED 216 SHORTHAND THEORY III (60 WPM)  (2 CREDITS)

Halving principles

Shun hooks

Compound consonants

Tick and dot H

Omission of consonants, intersections

 

BED 217  WORD PROCESSING I (30 WPM) (2 CREDITS)

Alphabetic sentence drills and remedial exercises

Procedure and layout of business, personal and

official letters and memos

Manuscripts

Inset matters

Roman numerals

Speed and accuracy development to include passages in drug abuse, corruption, cultism, environmental pollution, e.t.c.

 

BED 218  COMPUTER APPRECIATION (1 CREDIT)

Overview of computer hard-and soft-wares and their characteristics

Historical evolution of computers

The political, economic and social impact of computers

Introduction to computer techniques – beginning from the flow chart,

Programming languages – BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) and COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) only.

 

YEAR TWO- SECOND SEMESTER

 

BED 220 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BUSINESS EDUCATION (1 CREDITS)

Concept of entrepreneurship; types of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial theory; venture growth; opportunity recognition and exploitation

Types of risks and their management; conditions for establishing a business; forms of business ownership

Business and technology- issues and problems

Financing business – new and old, including innovative techniques

Business finance and funding institutions

Site selection and location of business; business environment

Consumer Behavior

Human resource management and communication

 

BED 221  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II (2 CREDITS)

Manufacturing Accounts

Partnership Accounts (formation, admission of a new partner, withdrawal or retirement of an old partner and dissolution of Partnerships)

Joint Venture

Stock Valuation

Introduction to Company Accounts

 

BED 222  METHODS OF TEACHING BUSINESS SUBJECTS (1 CREDIT)

Aims and Objectives of Business Education

Types of  lessons, Format of a lesson, Objectives, Steps, in the development of lesson notes.

Methods of teaching e.g micro-teaching, problem-solving, etc.

Business curriculum and syllabus in Secondary Schools

Evaluation and Summary of a lesson

Assignment, Problems of Business Teaching and Reporting

 

BED 223  ELEMENTS OF LABOUR ECONOMCS (1 CREDIT)

The Labour Market – Functions and Characteristics

Demands for and supply of labour

Unemployment (with special reference to Nigeria)

Determination of Wages

Mobility of Labour.

 

BED 224  SHORTHAND THEORY IV (70 WPM) (2 CREDITS)

Doubling principles

Prefixes

Suffixes and word endings Note taking, transcription. etc. Essential vowels

Short forms and contractions

Advanced phraseography

Intersections

Speed and accuracy to include passages in

  • drug abuse
  • environmental pollution
  • corruption, HIV & AIDS

 

BED 225  WORD PROCESSING II (35 WPM) (2 CREDITS)

Production of display work

Three – four columnar works

Speed development

Business letters, enclosures and attention line

Stencil cutting, proof-reading and correction of errors on stencil

BED 226   SIWES (16 WEEKS) (2 CREDITS)

 

YEAR THREE- FIRST SEMESTER

EDU 324

TEACHING PRACTICE

6C

 

YEAR THREE – SECOND SEMESTER

(ACCOUNTING OPTION)

BEA 320  ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BUSINESS EDUCATION (1 CREDIT)

Management and Administration of small and medium businesses

The future of business and succession issues; case study Pilot study and feasibility report

Elements of marketing and market segmentation; product development

Business and social responsibility – Government regulations/taxation, auditing Consumer behaviour

Management functions

Human resource management and communications

Record keeping/bookkeeping.

 

BEA 321  COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING   (2 CREDITS)

Definition of Cost Accounting and Costing (including cost terms)

Elements of cost

Desirability of a costing system

Costing methods and techniques

Materials procurement and storage (issuing and pricing methods, methods of valuation} of stock.

Labour remuneration

Collection and methods of absorbing overheads

Elementary computation and uses of Break-Even-Point (BEP)

Elementary variance analysis

Budgeting and budgetary control

Contract accounts.

BEA 322  PUBLIC SECTOR ECONOMICS (1 CREDIT)

Rationale for government intervention in the economy.

Government revenue – sources (direct and indirect taxation: loans and others)

The budget as an instrument of economic control

Public debt and its management in Nigeria.

Revenue allocation in Nigeria – history, problems, principles of revenue allocation

Elements of national income accounting – national income concepts, their measurement and measurement problems

Elements of economic planning in Nigeria.

 

BEA 323  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (1 CREDIT)

Definitions of management

The basic principles and functions of management

The basis of the structure and character of organizations

The basis and dynamics of human behaviours in organizations

The significance, modes and problems of communication in an organization.

The dynamics and methods of management of change in institutions.

Conflict Management

Introduction to Personnel Management

 

BEA 324 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (2 CREDITS)

Accounts of limited liability companies

Purchase and amalgamation of business

Interpretation of accounts

Departmental accounts

Hire purchase

Royalty

Consignment

Introduction to public sector accounts

BEA 325  INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (1 CREDIT)

Theory of comparative costs as basis for international trade.

The foreign exchange market – functions and characteristics

The economics of exchange rates e.g. SFEM, etc

Balance of payments (up to correcting a disequilibrium) Commercial policy

The new international economic order: origin, achievements and problems Nigeria in the international economy

The role (positive and negative) of petroleum International economic institutions: World Bank

I.M.F

African Development Bank

Lake Chad Basin Commission

 

BEA 326  AUDITING (1 CREDIT)

Nature and meaning, purpose and objectives

Types of audit  

The auditor: qualifications, professional ethics, status/independence, rights and responsibilities

The process of audit evidence and decisions.

Types of audit used in conducting audits

Auditing of final accounts including balance sheets Verification of assets

Internal control systems

Investigation of suspected fraud, etc

Procedure for writing audit reports

 

BEA 327  BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (1 CREDIT)

                (There should be emphasis on practical lessons) 

General over-view

Methods of communication

Principles of effective communication

The impact of information technology

Barriers/Remedies to effective communication

Letter writing I

Guidelines for composing letters –

Audience and style

General format of a letter

Personal/Informal letter

Types of Business letters

Applications, replies to offer of appointments, queries, writing references

Invitation to interviews, commendations, etc. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Letter Writing II 

Advertisement

Writing on the job

Memoranda

Briefs

Minutes

Report- Writing and Meetings

 

BEA 328  TAXATION (I CREDIT)

Meaning of taxation

The basic concepts and principles of taxation

Accounting computation of income or profit for income tax purposes

Tax administration – returns, assessment, appeal, payment, claims, etc.

Business taxation – Basis period, deductions allowed, disallowed, capital allowances, treatment of losses, adjustments of accounts for income tax purposes

Introduction to income tax under partnership

Introduction to company tax

Capital gains and capital transfer tax

Current trends – V.A.T.

 

BEA 329  BUSINESS STATISTICS (1 CREDIT)

The nature and definition of statistics

Data collection and tabulation (frequency distribution)

Graphical representation of data

Computation of the measures of central tendency and dispersion

Introduction to probability

Statistical association

Simple linear regression.

Correlation

Elements of statistical inference

Tests of hypotheses

 

YEAR THREE – FIRST SEMESTER

EDU 324

TEACHING PRACTICE

6C

 

YEAR THREE – SECOND SEMESTER

(OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION OPTION) 

 

BES 320 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BUSINESS EDUCATION (1 CREDIT)

Management and Administration of small and medium businesses

The future of business and succession issues; case study

Pilot study and feasibility report

Elements of marketing and market segmentation; product development

Business and social responsibility – Government regulations/taxation, auditing

Consumer behaviour

Management functions

Human resource management and communications

Record keeping/bookkeeping.

 

BES 321  SHORTHAND THEORY V (100 WPM) (2 CREDITS) 

General revision/consolidation/speed development

Hooks

Circles and strokes

Loops – Stee and Ster

Vowels, diphthongs, triphones and diphones

Halving

Doubling

Compound consonants

Abbreviation devices, figures

Speed Development

General Consolidation

 

BES 322  WORD PROCESSING II (50 WPM) (2 CREDITS)

Legal documents

Layout of documents and job specifications

Speed development/consolidation

Advanced display work

Literary work

Itinerary

 

In addition, it is expedient that students be exposed to the following, given
the information need of today’s world of work.

 

Hardware and software  

Operating procedures including ability to activate computer and other devices.

  1. Keyboarding skills consolidation
    Inputting text, speed development/consolidation
  2. Text Editing skill acquisition
  • Spellings and grammar check

(b)  Adding, deleting and amending text

(c)  Mail merge

  1. Formatting text

    Formatting text, Display text and layout through:

(a) Tabulations

(b) Displays

(c) Reports

(d) Notices

(e) Minutes

(t)  Legal documents  

(g) Memo

(h) Literary work

(i) Itinerary

  1. Printing of documents

    Activate printer and print documents

 

The course outline could be re-modified to look as follows: (in the light of the review done-in the 1st semester).

  1. Advanced Display work and Tabulations
  2. Advanced Literary work
  3. Advanced Keyboarding skills/speed development/accuracy
  4. Advanced application of graphics in textual documents

 

Justification

 It is against the backdrop of the pressing demands: societal change in economic needs; that has necessitated the inclusion of technological advancements and their practical applications in the curriculum, hence the modification of this existing curriculum.

 

BES 323  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (1 CREDIT)

Definitions of management

The basic principles and functions of management

The basis of the structure and character of organization

The basis and dynamics of human behaviours in organisations

The significance, modes and problems of communication in an organization.

The dynamics and methods of management of change in institutions.

Conflict management

Introduction to Personnel Management

 

BES 324  OFFICE MANAGEMENT (1 CREDIT)

Office organization

Office planning and layout

Management processes and functions

Filing and indexing

Record management; forms design and control

Personnel Management.

Staff recruitment

Wages and salaries administration

Staff training and development

Work management and standards.

 

BES 325 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (1 CREDIT)

Theory of comparative costs as basis for international trade  

The foreign exchange market – functions and characteristics

The economics of exchange rates e.g. SFEM, etc

 

Balance of payments (up to correcting a disequilibrium) Commercial policy

The new international economic order: origin, achievements and problems

Nigeria in the international economy

The role (positive and negative) of petroleum

International economic institutions:

World Bank

I.M.F

African Development Bank

Lake Chad-Basin Commission

 

BES 326  OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

      (2 CREDITS)

The secretary, training and qualifications

Personal qualities and business attributes and functions  

Receptionist duties – types of callers-screening callers, handling and receiving visitors, etc.

Handling and treatment of confidential mail composing letters from scanty notes or oral instructions, notes of meetings, minutes of meetings.

Secretary’s duties before, during and after meetings

Procedures and Terms used in meetings

Handling of telephone calls (screening of calls, receiving messages, types of calls)

Telecommunication equipment: telephone, fax, e-mail, GSM, etc

Office equipment including reprographics

Human relations – relationship with boss, colleagues (superior and subordinate staff)

Public problem-solving situation in the office

 

* NOTE: Students must use the model office effectively and it must form part of their continuous assessment.

 

BES 327  BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (2 CREDITS)

(There should be emphasis on practicals)

General overview

Methods of communication

Principles of effective communication

The impact of information technology

Barriers/remedies to effective communication

Letter Writing I

Guidelines for composing letters-

Audience and style

General format of a letter

Types of Business letters

Applications, replies to offer of appointment, queries, writing references, invitation to interviews, commendations, etc.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Letter Writing II

Advertisement

Writing on the job

Memoranda

Briefs

Minutes

Report Writing and Meetings

BES 328  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER APPLICATION

     (1 CREDIT)

Information Technology (IT): Concepts and definitions

Role of computer in Information Technology.

Computer application systems with emphasis on:

  1. Word Processing: concept, application areas e.g using micro-soft word, word star, etc; data processing with lotus/excel (spread sheet)

Application systems desk-top publishing.

  1. Electronic Data Application Systems:

Batch processing; on-line processing and real-time processing systems.
Record keeping systems; decision making systems; problem solving systems; etc.

  1. Electronic communication systems; Electronic mail systems; Facsimile communication systems; Internet; Local Area Networking (LAN); Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM); Computer Assisted Learning; etc.

 

Learning Resources/Facilities

The department has three (3) lecture rooms for the exclusive use of the department to accommodate the three levels of the NCE programme at any point in time. In situations where students have to receive lectures in general education and general studies, they combine with students from other departments to make use of larger lecture theatres/halls. An ICT room/typing studio serves the practical lessons in keyboarding and word processing. A functional library is available for both staff and students use for eight (8) hours a day, opening at 08:00 hours and closing at 16:00 hours.

 

Members of Academic staff in the Department

S/N

Name

Rank

Qualification

1. 

Yusuf Garba Bello

HOD/

Lecture I

NCE, B.Ed, MBA

2. 

Lawal Salisu Rabiu

Lecture I

B.Sc, MBA PDE

3. 

Muhammad Bingel Garba

Senior Lecturer

NCE, B.Ed, M.Ed

4. 

Badu Kwame Yeboah

Lecturer I

B.A. (Hons), PGDM, PGDE, MBA

5. 

Sirajo Aliyu Iliyasu

Lecturer I

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

6. 

Amina Isah Wasagu

Lecturer I

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

7. 

Aminu Abdullahi

Mohammed

Lecturer I

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

8. 

Ahmed Bala Sokoto

Lecturer II

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

9. 

Yusuf Buhari Gwadabawa

Lecturer I

B.Sc, GDE, MBA

10. 

Zainab Usman Sa’ad

Lecturer I

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

11. 

Abubakar Umar Sokoto

Lecturer II

B.Sc, PDE, MBA

12. 

Abdulkadir Madawaki

Lecturer II

HND, B.Sc, M.Sc, PDE

13. 

Abubakar Sadiq Lawal

Lecturer II

B.Sc, MPA

14. 

Yakubu Adamu

Principal Instructor

CONSEC II, PDE

15. 

Adeyemi Abdulganiyu

Principal Instructor

HND, PDE

16. 

Zayyanu Aliyu

Assistant Lecturer

B.Sc, PDE

17. 

Ibrahim Bello

Lecturer II

NCE, B.Ed

18. 

Suwaiba Attahiru

Senior Instructor

HND, PGDM MBA, PDE

19. 

Murjanatu Mahe

Lecturer II

B.Sc, PDE

20. 

Abdulrasheed Oyetunji

Senior Instructor

CONSEC II

21. 

Muhammad Innuwa

Hassan

Lecturer

B.Sc, PGDM, MBA, PDE

22. 

Yusuf Ahmed

Higher Instructor

HND, PGDM MBA

23. 

Monica Ango

Lecturer II

NCE, B.Ed

24. 

Abdullahi Bande Yabo

Principal Instructor

B.Sc,PGDM, MBA, GDE, ANAN

25. 

Nasiru Habibu Shagari

Assistant Lecturer

B.Sc

26. 

John Paul Meseko

Assistant Lecturer

NCE, B.Ed

27. 

Faruk Isah Tambawal

Senior Instructor

HND, PGDM, PDE, ANAN

 

Non Academic Staff

S/N

Name

Rank

Qualification

Duties

1. 

Ibrahim Umar

Office Assistant

NCE, B.Ed

Secretary to HOD

2. 

Habibu Abubakar

Clerk

NCE

Clerical Officer (Exams)

3. 

Abubakar Umar

Clerk

SSCE

Studio Attendant

4. 

Nura Abubakar

Clerk

SSCE

Library Attendant

5. 

Nasiru Abdullahi

Cleaner

Primary Certificate

Cleaner/Messenger