General Education at Bichi recognizes that undergraduate education should also strive to be of benefit to themselves and the society. Apart from the requirements of employment, it should, in particular, contribute to a student's capacity to be an informed, responsible, and responsive citizen. Thus, the General Education curriculum strives to provide a basis on which students can develop awareness of the intellectual, moral, aesthetic, and social contexts of their lives.
- Professional Diploma in Education
Curriculum and instruction is an educational department committed to advancing the achievement of the vision, mission and objectives of teacher education in Nigeria.
It is a field within education which seeks to research, develop and implement the curriculum changes that increase student achievement within and outside schools. The field focuses on how students learn and the best ways to educate. It is also interested in new trends in teaching and
learning process. It tries to find answers to questions such as “Why to teach”, “what to
teach”, How to teach” and “How to evaluate in instructional process.
Curriculum and Instruction is one of the departments in the School of Education, headed by the Head of Department (HOD).
To provide students with the theoretical background and the professional aspect of the teaching profession.
- To provide students with the theoretical background and the professional aspect of the
- To provide an educational environment that achieves excellence and competition
- To promote the efficiency and effectiveness of both the NCE and degree students
- To increase the ability of the department to contribute to sustainable development and
to serve the community and environment
- Commitment to the ethical and professional values of the teacher.
Members of staff:
The staff strength of the department is as follows
|1||MOHAMMED Isyaku Bichi||Chief Lecturer||NCE, B.SC, M.ED,
|2||EBO Edith Chikodi||Senior Lecturer||/HOD NCE, B.ed, M.ed,|
|3||SHAFIU Garba Bichi||Lecturer 1||NCE, B.A ed|
|4||AISHA Rabiu Tahir||Senior Lecturer||OND, B.A(ed), M.ed|
|5||OKOYE Patricia||Lecturer 1||NCE, B.ed, M.ed|
|6||HASSAN Yusuf||Senior Lecturer||NCE. B.ed,M.ed|
|7||SULAIMAN Mamuda Indabawa||Lecturer 1||NCE, B.ed, PGDE,
|8||MUJIDAT Salahudeen||Lecturer 11||NCE,B.A ed|
The activities of the Lecturers in the department include:
- Delivering lectures
- Invigilation of exams.
- Marking of exam scripts
- Computation of students results
- Teaching practice supervision
- Students project supervision etc
Curriculum Table For Curriculum And Instruction Department
The courses in the curriculum and Instruction department are offered by all students who are registered for all NCE programme. The following is the curriculum structure for the department.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS||STATUS|
|YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER|
|EDU 113||Principles and Method of Teaching at Junior Secondary Level||2||Compulsory|
|YEAR ONE,SECOND SEMESTER|
|EDU 122||Introduction to Teacher Education||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER|
|EDU 212||Educational Technology: Theory and Practice||2||Compulsory|
|EDU 213||Micro-Teaching: Theory||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER|
|EDU221||Curriculum Studies 1||1||Compulsory|
|EDU 223||Micro-Teaching: Practicum||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR THREE, FIRST SEMESTER|
|YEAR THREE, SECOND SEMESTER|
|EDU 321||Curriculum Studies 11||1||Compulsory|
Total number of credits = 9
Compulsory credits = 9
Minimum number of units required for graduation = 9
Teaching practice = 6
NOTE: The department has no elective course.
Teaching practice which is a separate unit with 6 credit units is compulsory for all NCE students. The teaching practice unit is housed in the Curriculum
and Instruction Department under the supervision of a committee with the Dean- School of Education as the chairman.
The department oversees the effective training of students during Micro teaching practicum to make sure that they are properly equipped with the
professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required for teaching, as well as ensures that only those who passed EDU 213- Micro teaching theory is
qualified to offer EDU 223- Micro Teaching Practicum, and only students who pass EDU 223 will go on teaching practice.
Centre For Educational Technology
Curriculum and instruction department organizes the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) unit in the school of Education which
acquires, produces and houses Instructional resources to facilitate effective teaching and learning in all the schools of the college.
EBO EDITH CHIKODI
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The General Studies Programme is designed to expose students to a variety of knowledge across disciplines.
It is aimed at enabling students appreciate the inter-relationship among disciplines in an integrated world, which is fast becoming one big village.
Advances in science and technology are daily breaking down traditional boundaries in human knowledge and communication.
The computer is also actively making obsolete the compartmentalization of human knowledge. In a small way, General Studies therefore, offer the
potential for bridging the gaps in human knowledge, thereby preparing the students to meet the challenges of the changing world adequately.
After exposure to the course, students should be able to:
a) Participate meaningfully in discussions covering a wide spectrum of disciplines.
b) Appreciate and analyse Nigerian/human history and cultures, as well as articulate their relative impact on educational and socio-economic development.
c) State, explain and critically analyse the national objectives and how to achieve them.
d) Acquire through independent research, the skills and information for appreciating the basis and nature/character of human knowledge, values and actions, and to use such knowledge/information in solving problems.
e) Develop critical thinking and imagination to apply Basic Mathematics in solving problems of everyday life.
f) Acquire a proficiency in the use of the English Language for effective communication.
g) Enhance the study of other subjects and to promote professional competence.
h) Use the computer so as to be functional in the contemporary (ICT) world.
Members Of Staff
|1||OLADIPO ,Idowu Filaodun||Senior Lecturer/HOD||BA,M.A PGDE, Ph.D|
|2||ABUBAKAR ,T Y||Chief Lecturer||BA ,MA, NCE|
|3||SALAMI,Hammed||Principal Lecturer||BA,MA, NCE|
|4||EJUKONEMU, A.Joyce||Principal Lecturer||Bsc Ed, MSc, Ph.d|
|5||WILCOX, ,Phina Eloho||Senior Lecturer||BAEd, MEd|
|6||NNAKA, B. Ifeoma||Senior Lecturer||BA Ed, MA, PGD TESL|
|7||ADO Sanda||Senior Lecturer||BA, MA, NCE|
|8||DAWAKINKUDU, ,Mustapha Auwalu||Lecturer II||BSc, PDE|
|9||SIDI-ALI, Munira||Lecturer II||LLB, MLL, PDE|
|10||AINA, A. Comfort||Lecturer II||BA Ed|
|11||EDET, George||Lecturer II||BSc Ed|
|12||ADEKOLA, Taye||Lecturer II||BA PGDE|
|13||ADEWOYE, Omoniyi Adeyemi||Lecturer II||B A, MA, PDE|
|14||OMAYE, Christy||Lecturer III||B. Ed|
Courses In The Department
Courses in the department are handled by department internal staff of the Department and lecturers drawn from Mathematics, Computer, Accounting as well as Library Unit ans SOSE (Technical).
The courses are as follows:
Curriculum Structure for General Studies Education (GSE)
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS||STATUS|
|YEAR ONE FIRST SEMESTER
|GSE 111||General English I||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 112||Introduction to Library Studies||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 113||Basic General Mathematics I||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR ONE SECOND SEMESTER
|GSE 121||General English II||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 122||Basic General Mathematics II||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 123||Introduction to Computer Studies I||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 124||FLEHI – Family Life & Emerging Health Issues||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR TWO FIRST SEMESTER
|GSE 211||General English III||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 212||Basic General Mathematics III||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 213||Introduction to Computer Studies II||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR TWO SECOND SEMESTER
|GSE 221||General English IV||2||Compulsory|
|GSE 222||Basic General Mathematics IV||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 223||Citizenship Education||1||Compulsory|
|YEAR THREE SECOND SEMESTER
|GSE 321||General English V||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 322||Basic General Mathematics V||1||Compulsory|
|GSE 323||Science and Technology in Society||1||Elective|
|GSE 324||Political Economy||1||Elective|
Total number of units available = 19
Number of compulsory units = 18
Number of elective units = 1
Minimum number of units required for graduation = 18
(Note to Lecturers) It is recommended that a standard African novel be used to teach each of the General
English courses except GSE 211 where a well written play is recommended to demonstrate the use of the
concepts and skills being taught. In addition, students should be exposed to tests technically relevant to
areas of study.
GSE 123: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES I(1 CREDIT) C
Introduction to Computer:
(a) Definition and meaning of the computer;
(b) Data and information scope;
(c) Brief historical development of the computer Classification of Computer: By size, purpose, capability; etc.
Computer application areas: Law; health; education; communication; industry; government; military; etc.
- b) Hard ware and Software;
- Devices Systems and Application of Software.
GSE 124 FAMILY LIFE AND EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES (FLEHI) (1 CREDIT) C
▪ Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
▪ Body Image
▪ Sexual Identity and Relationship
▪ Family and Family Life
▪ Love, Dating and Courtship
▪ Goal Setting
▪ Decision Making
▪ Finding Help
Sexual Health/HIV Infection
Health Promoting Behavious
Sexuality, Society and Culture
▪ Sexuality and Society
▪ Gender Roles
▪ Sexuality and the Law
▪ Sexuality and Religion
▪ Sexuality and Arts
▪ Sexuality and the Media
YEAR TWO FIRST SEMESTER
GSE 211 GENERAL ENGLISH III (1 CREDIT) C
(a) Identification and usage of phrases, clauses
(b) Sentence types
(c) Sentence patterns, S.V.O. etc.
(d) Voice – active and passive Writing
The Writing Process
- (b) (c) (d) Planning, Drafting and Editing
- Logical sequencing of ideas
- Paragraphing/structure and development
- Qualities of a good paragraph (unity, coherence completeness).
(a) Vocabulary development: Connotative, denotative
(b) Idiomatic expressions
(c) Figures of speech and proverbs
(d) Registers (must be relevant to students’ area of study)
(a) Narrative, descriptive
(b) Argumentative, conversationa
l (c) Dialogue
(d) Reported Speech
GSE 212 BASIC GENERAL MATHEMATICS III (1 CREDIT) C
- Change of subject formulae Units of measurement
– for time, money, length, mass, weight, area and volumes, calculations of areas and volumes of some 2 and 3 dimensional shapes e.g. triangle, squares, rectangles, cylinder etc.
GSE 213 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES (II ( CREDIT) C
Introducing to Networking:
( Networking; LAN; WAN; Internet; and its resource gloving.
- a) Booting; Windows; Keyboards; the Mouse; Loading; Application; etc
- b) Introduction of Word Processing;
- c) Practical use of word processing application.
Introduction to electronic spreadsheets:
Practical uses of spreadsheets such as Ms-Excel or Lotus 1 -2 -3.
Application of Computer in Educations:
- a) Advantages and disadvantages;
- b) CAI CAL multimedia;
- c) Demonstration of education on CDs – English; Mathematics; etc.
GSE 221 YEAR TWO SECOND SEMESTER GENERAL ENGLISH IV (1 CREDIT) C
(a) Direct and indirect speech
(a) Colloquial Expression
(b) Formal/Informal Speech Patterns
(c) Registers (must be relevant to the student area of study)
(a) Critical analysis and appreciation
(b) Creative Reading Writing
(a) Discourse types: narrative, descriptive
(b) Formal/informal/Semi-formal letter-writing
(c) Expression and organization
(d) Reading: phonetical cues, meaning
(e) Speaking: Reading aloud, argument, questioning etc
(f) Drama and story telling.
GSE 222 BASIC GENERAL MATHEMATICS IV 1(CREDIT) C
- Properties and classification of 2 and dimensional shapes
- Types of angles, horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines
- Data collection: method and sources
-Representation of data: Pictogram, Bar and Pie charts
GSE 223 CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (1 CREDIT) C
(a) Concept of Citizenship Education
(b) The Role of Citizenship Education
(c) Concept of Citizenship
(d) Types of Citizenship
(e) Nigerian Citizenship
- Concept of Federation
- Structure of the Nigerian Federal system
- Relationship of various units of the Federal system
- Federal, State, Local and Federal Capital Territory
- Other Federations (Comparative Study
- Concept of government Systems of government
- Electoral process in Nigeria (Electoral Commissions and Political Parties
- ( Forms of government
Arms of The Nigerian Government
(a) The Executive
(b) The Legislative
(c) The Judiciary
Rights and Obligations
- a) Concepts of rights and obligation
(b) Fundamental rights
(c) Responsibilities and duties of Nigerian Government
(d) Responsibilities of constituted authority
National Ethics and Discipline In Nigerian Life
(a) Concept and aspects of National ethics
(b) Concept and importance of discipline in society
(c) Public control of indiscipline
(a) Concept of national identity
(b) Symbols of national identity.
GSE 224 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1 CREDIT) C
- The meaning and Scope of Enterprise
- The history of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria
- The types, characteristics and rationale of Entrepreneurship
- The role of Entrepreneurship in economic development
- Entrepreneurial characteristics and attitude
- The key competencies and determining factors for success in Entrepreneurship g. The motivational pattern of Entrepreneur
PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- a) Techniques for generating business ideas as well as for identifying and assessing business opportunities
- b) Evaluate a business idea for developing an enterprise
- c) Methods of product selection
- d) Process and procedure for starting an Enterprise
- e) Various techniques that will affect the management of an Enterprise
- f) Various existing industries and support agencies in Nigeria
- g) Role of commercial and development banks in small scale industries development
- h) Role of personal savings and portfolio investment in National Economic Development
Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)
− Definition and importance
− Organisation, sole trade, partnership, franchising, public limited liability company
− How to finance SMEs
− Common problems of SMEs and why they fail
Feasibility Study and business plan
− Definition, objectives and purpose
− Content and structure
− Importance of a bankable business plan
Risks in Business
− Definition and scope
-Types and management
− Reduction strategies − Intellectual property right.
Investment education and wealth creation strategies
− Identify and harness SWOT
− Develop financial literacy
− Multiple steams of income
g − Meaning role and importance
− Strategic application
− Dynamism in e-marketing
s − Formal and informal education
− Agriculture and agro-allied
− Reprographic outfit
− Health and related outfit, etc
Funding institutions in Nigeria
− Roles and importance
− Type’s example, SMEIS, NBCI, SSICS, NERFUND etc.
− Terms of participation and benefits
− Customer oriented product/services
− Different medium of creating awareness for goods and services
− Creating winning image, brand, trademark and service delivery
− Strategies for winning competitors
− Need, importance and format of:
- a) Original books of accounts
- b) Cash book and bank reconciliation
- c) Final accounts
- d) Other relevant documents in business
Regulatory and Supervisory Laws for SMEs in Nigeria
− Example guidelines for nutria finance, industrial, investment and commercial banks.
YEAR THREE FIRST SEMESTER
YEAR THREE SECOND SEMESTER
GSE 321 GENERAL ENGLISH V (1 CREDIT) C
(a) Common errors
(b) Verb-tenses II
(a) Discourse types: Argumentative, Expository/Explanatory
(b) Reading Specific types: Report writing, minutes taking, memos, speech writing, petition writing, book reports, requests, etc
(d) Different writing styles; formal/informal, specific listing, generalization, deductive, inductive, project and self-editing types.
- a) Extensive Reading II
- b) Fiction, Non-fiction, journals, articles, newspapers, plays, poems, etc. c)
- c) Grammar - - Clauses
- Relative clauses
-Translative and intransitive
- Past perfect continuous
- Reported Spelling
- d) Vocabulary
-- Homonyms and homophone
- The register of reading and literature
- Register of fishing literature
- Using the dictionary
- e) Content: Information books, Poetry, drama
- f) Reading: Inference, Contextual cues
- g) Speaking and Listening: Inference, argument, clarity, questioning/fluency
- h) Writing: Report writing, summary, sequencing ideas.
GSE 322 BASIC GENERAL MATHEMATICS V 1 (CREDIT) C
- a) Frequency distribution: Histogram and cumulative frequency distribution
- b) Mode, medium, mean
- c) Range, mean deviation and standard deviation
- d) Simple probability and Application
GSE 323 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (1 CREDIT) E
Meaning and Scope of Science and Technology;
The scientic method;
Traditional Science and Technology (meaning and scope);
Traditional Science and Technology as it affects agriculture, health care, transport and communication; etc.
Science and policies;
Public policy and scientific development;
Problems and prospects of mechanization of agriculture in Nigeria;
The myth of technology transfer-the developing world reality
GSE 324 POLITICAL ECONOMY (1 CREDIT) E
Meaning and scope;
The political economy of: Feudalism; Capitalism;
The political economy of underdevelopment; the case of Nigeria;
The political economy of democratization and military rule; the third world reality;
The political economy of poverty; The political economy of cultural development;
The political economy of globalization and its attendant issues such as liberation, privatization, deregulation, marginalization, etc (Nigerian situation);
Political economy of population, women and child welfare;
Political economy of resource development and allocation.
Note:- The N.C.E. is awarded to the deserving student who has satisfied the School’s requirement of 18 Credits in General Studies. On the whole, a student is advised to pass all courses be they compulsory or elective GSE.
CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA) CREDIT UNITS
These refer to the weight in terms of units given to a particular course. For instance EDU 111, History of Education is given a credit weighting of 1 (one and EDU 112 is given 2 (two) units etc. The credit units may consist of hours of Lecture/Practical/Seminar/Industrial attachment and so on.
GRADE POINT (GP) This is the point assigned to a percentage score or letter Grade obtained in a given course. The score is normally a Combination of Assessment and Examination Scores. These, according to the Minimum Standards are as follows:
NO PERCENTAGE SCORE
i 70 - 100 A 5 – Distinction
ii 60 - 69 B 4 – Credit
iii 50 - 59 C 3 – Merit
iv 45 - 49 D 2 – Pass
v 40 - 44 E 1 –Low Pass
vi 0 - 39 F 0 - Fail
Thus a percentage score of 55 is assigned the letter grade C and Grade Point of 3. In the same vein, a percentage of 70 is assigned the letter A and the Grade point of 5 Percentage score of 39 and below is assigned the grade F and the Grade point of 0.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) This is the average of Grade Point earned in the Course taken in a semester. This is obtained by multiplying the Grade Point obtained in each course by the number of credit units assigned to the course. The sum of these is then divided by the total number of credit taken in that semester.
REGISTRATION FOR COURSE EXAMINATIONS Students should register for a maximum of courses totaling 30 credit hours (including courses to be repeated). Such courses to be repeated (from the previous session) should be registered first. Courses in Education are to be listed before the major subjects.
ATTENDANCE AT CLASSES i. Attendance at all classes designed for given course of study is compulsory. Any absence from class without the approval of the course lecturer and the Head of Department would be subject to disciplinary action. ii. No student with less than 75% class attendance will be allowed into the Semester Final Examination without the written permission of the Head of Department. The Head of Department before giving this approval must take into account the students performance standing up-to-date. iii. A student who comes late to a class without good reason would be sent away by the lecturer of the course.
INCOMPLETE RESULTS AND PERCENTAGE FOR CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT Students who do not participate in continuous assessment(s) would have INCOMPLETE RESULT in such course, the performance in the examination, notwithstanding. The score for continuous assessment is 40% and that of the examination is 60%.
PETITIONS/GRIEVANCES All students petitions/grievances shall be channeled in writing through the Head of Department to the Dean, School of Education. Such petition should be deposited with the School Officer, who should provide counselling and assistance to students wishing to write such petition/grievances. (ii) should be treated with special reference to the geo/political areas where they operate. The impact of the ideological blocks on the states and welfare of their peoples should be emphasized in the light of contemporary global changes.
The Department appreciates the College Authority and Heads of servicing Units and departments for their unflinching support and cooperation that
have remained strong factors in the successful coordination of academic activities of the Department.
Oladipo, Idowu Filaodun, Ph.D
HOD, General Studies
The Department of Pre-NCE and Remedial was initially established as School of Remedial Studdies at inception of the college with the mandates of preparing students adequately for NCE programmes and for remedying their O’ Level deficiencies.
The vigorous pursuit of these mandates have been the focus of attention of leadership of the Department from inception to date.
Activities Of The Department
The Department as a unit of the School of General Education discharges the
following responsibilites to the college:
- Orientation for Pre-NCE students during the first semester with a view
to orienting them properly on how to go about their academic pursuit
in the system.
- Coordination of teaching and learning of the various Pre-NCE courses
across schools and departments.
- Coordination of Pre-NCE students’ examination including internal
moderation of question papers, effecting corrections based on
outcomes of moderation, conducting examinations on all Pre-NCE
courses; internal moderation of marked scripts and prompt processing,
presentation and release of students’ results.
- Keeping students’ examination records in both hard and soft copies
for the year.
- Conduct of NABTEB O’Level May/June and November/December
for students that need to remedy some subjects in their O’Level
- Floating of English proficiency programme for its use in various
- Salami Hammed- Head of Department
- Umar Gambo- Clerical Staff
Schools and Departments Where Lecturers are Sources In The College.
- School of Secondary Education (Business) – Business Pre-NCE
- School of Early Childhood Care and Primary Education – PES and
ECCE Pre-NCE courses
- School of Secondary Education (Science)- Science Pre- NCE courses
(Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and P.H.E.)
- School of Secondary Education (Technical)- Technical Pre-NCE
- School of Secondary Education (Vocational)- Agric, Fine and Applied
Art and Home Economics Pre-NCE courses
- School of Adult and Non-formal/ Special Needs Education- Special
Education and Adult and Non formal courses
- School of General Education- English and Education courses for Pre-
The Department appreciates the support and cooperation of the College
Management that have taken it to its current feat.
HOD, Pre-NCE and Remedial Studies