The School of Secondary Education (Vocational) started its operation with the establishment of the College in 1987.  It was formerly together with School of Secondary Education (Technical) at the inception of the College.  The name of the School then was School of Vocational and Technical Education. Later the School splitted into two;  The School of Technical Education and the School of Vocational Education. The School comprised of two Departments at inception: Agricultural Education and Home Economics Education. Later in 2008 Fine and Applied Arts Department was established. In the year 2017, the name of the School was transformed to School of Secondary Education (Vocational) in line with the re-structuring of Teacher Development Programme (TDP).


School Facilities

  1. Agricultural Science Education
  2. Fine and Applied Arts Education
  3. Home Economics Education
  4. B.Sc (Ed) Agricultural Science

The Department of Agricultural Education is as old as the College itself. The Department started with less than 10 Academic and Non-Teaching Staff and twenty-three Students. Today, the Department has grown tremendously in terms of staff strength and students population.  Also, the Department has a lot of teaching facilities covering all aspects of agriculture, such as a well-equipped laboratory, farm with standard structures (Animal pens for large and small Ruminants, Poultry pens, Rabbitry, Fishery, Feed mill, Green House), Beehives, Arable lands and Garden for Horticultural purpose. The Department is now operating Dual Mode System by admitting students for both NCE and Degree Programme.

The Department of Agricultural Education is domiciled in the School of Secondary Education Vocational

Schedule of Duties

The Head of the Department oversees the day-to-day activities of the Department, coordinates academic activities and ensures the sustenance of staff and students welfare. Report directly to the Dean of the School.
The Examination officer liaise with the Head of the Department to carry out academic activities such as preparation of lecture time table, conduct of continuous assessment, examination, providing students access to their academic records and ensuring thatsuch academic records are properly updated and secure.

The Farm Manager in collaboration with the Head of the Department manage the Department farm. The manager coordinate student’s practical activities on the farm, collaborate with lecturers, instructors and technician for effective teaching, research and learning. The Farm Manager ensure the safety of both living and non-living asset in the farm.

The Head of Units assist in the smooth operation of the various section of the Department. Unit such as crop production, livestock production, feed mill, livestock feeds, laboratory, Agricultural tools and equipment and so on. They ensure the effectiveness of these units for service delivery.

The level coordinator assist in the management of students at different levels. They collaborate with the Head of the Department, Lecturers and Examination Officer in ensuring that students’ academic challenges and progress are properly communicated and manage for the overall growth and development of the students.

The Lecturers are responsible for teaching, research and coordinating the students learning activities. They collaborate with the Head of the Department to ensure full implementation of the provisions in the National Policy of Education(NPE) and National Commission for Colleges of Education(NCCE)

The Secretary ensure effective management of correspondences in the office of the Head of the Department, coordinate clerical activities and ensure the confidentiality of all records of the Department.

The Students are the learners or trainees who are the utmost beneficiaries of all academic and non-academic activities in the Department. The students levels ranges from PRE-NCE, NCE1, 11, 111 and B. Tech.

Focus on the Department of Agricultural Education

The focus of the Department as stated in the National Policy of Education (NPE, 2010) and National Commission for Colleges of Education Minimum Standard (NCCE, 2012) is to train individuals including youths and adults (male and female) to acquire teaching and entrepreneurial skills in agriculture. This is to assist the trainees to become a professional teacher of Agricultural Education at both Primary and Junior Secondary School and as well to become self-reliant through practicing of the entrepreneurial skills acquired in agriculture. They can also become employers of labour in their respective agricultural practices.

Learning Facilities

The Department has robust facilities for teaching and learning, these facilities includes well equipped laboratory, Mini Departmental Library complimenting the Main College Library, Agricultural Engineering Unit with Two functional Tractors and a scrap for teaching with coupled implement such as Plough, Harrow, Ridger, Planters, Sprayers of different kind as well as different types of spare parts,  well-furnished class rooms attached with a projector, a well-established research farm with stocks of different types of both Ruminant and Non ruminant animals, others includes fish pond, Bee rearing and production, a green house, livestock feed processing factory and over 5,000 hectares of farm land for crop production among others...

Entrepreneurial Programmes of The Department

The Department as a policy towards achieving the above stated objectives, the College established the Agricultural Education Research Farm with Eleven Entrepreneurial Units to aid teaching, research and skills acquisition for sustainable entrepreneurial practices by trainees. These Entrepreneurial Units includes:

  1. Poultry Production (Broilers and Layers)
  2. Cattle Breeding and Milk Production
  3. Sheep Breeding
  4. Goat Breeding
  5. Rabbitary Production
  6. Bees Production
  7. Seed and seedlings Production and Multiplication
  8. Tree seed and Seedlings Production
  9. Poultry feed Formulation and Production (feed mills)
  10. Tractor hiring services
  11. Fishery Production

All the above entrepreneurial Units are fully manned and manage by well trained and competent staff of the Department. They collaborate to achieve the stated objectives of the Department.

Degree Programme

The College Management as a result of the outstanding performance of the Department, in 2018/2019 Academic Year secured approval for the Department in collaboration with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi to offer Degree Programme in Agricultural Education. The Department has two set of students studying Agricultural Education at 200 and 300 hundred levels respectively.

The Department is full of appreciation to the College Management for fully supporting her activities.


Dr. Abu Mohammed PhD

Head of Department


Department of Agriculture Organogram
Department of Agriculture gallery (Lab, tractor, poultry pens, ruminant pen, feed mill, and deep litter rearing system)

Brief History of FAA Departments

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts also known as Bichi Arts School in the School of Secondary Education (Vocational) was founded in December, 2008 with 11teaching staff and two non-teaching staff as pioneer staff with thirty (30) students as PRE-NCE in the temporary site of the Department situated in front of present Students Affairs Units. With the help of the then provost, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibrin and the former Dean, Dr. A.A. Abdulazeez, the department was moved to its present site now together with other two departments, Agricultural Education and Home Economics Education in 2010. The joint efforts of the staff had made it possible in the department to produce students who are meant to serve and close the gaps of inadequacy of art teachers in Kano State and its environs. The Knowledge acquired in the department prepares students to be self-reliant and as well as professional teachers who are now teaching in upper basic education. The department of fine and applied arts training focuses on the seven (7) major disciplines and courses, which are as follow: Graphics, Painting, Sculpture, Textile, Ceramics, Art History and Art Education. Adequate knowledge of these courses would give the students three years training opportunity to study art in any universities in Nigeria, and also the knowledge acquired would benefit mankind.

The Department commenced in 2008/2009 academic year, with Thirty (30) students as  Pre NCE at temporary site.

The Department moved to its permanent site 2010/2011. Academic staff are Eleven (11) and one (1) Non Academic Staff, FAA Dept. has 9 offices, plus HOD’s Office   Five studios and Two (2) lecture rooms.

The following are courses offered by the FAA Department:

  1. Art History
  2. Art Education
  3. Textiles
  4. Graphics/Photography
  5. Ceramics
  6. Sculpture
  7. Painting
  8. Life and General Drawing

On the part of teaching practice and SIWES the students participate when due. Also embark on project these are some of their project since 2008/2009 to date.

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts has academic staff eleven (11) and 3on Non teaching staff one (1) two (2), Part-Time Pre-NCE Eight (8), NCE I Twenty five (25), NCE II, Thirteen (13) NCE III Forty Two (42). It has Classroom two (2) one for Art History, one for Art Education, Staff Offices nine (9) studios five (5) gallery one (1) Library one (1) Darkroom one (1) Sculpture garden one (1) computer room one (1).

Through the department’s unique creative and peculiar methodology of teaching that is highly practically oriented, the department has been able to produce great impact in the SOSE (Vocational) as well as the College over the years and it continue to progress. To mention but a few. Build three (3) departmental sign-boards for Agricultural Science Department, Home Economics Department and Fine and Applied Arts Department, also a concrete sign board for the College Library with no fund from the SOSE (Vocational) or the College Management.

Still on the unique creative mentality of the department, the department has also been able to build sculptural pieces of work that stands as a unique symbol of each of the departments under students projects SOSE (Vocational) also the staff embark on the Tetfund project e.g construction of Loom Presently taking place and others across the sections. The department also build the College Logo round-about in front of the College Administrative Block. Our paintings and morals too appears on the face of the College walls thereby adding beauty to the walls of the College. Our unique works of arts are also found in offices of staff of the College as teaching aids and objects of beautification.

Art work from various sections?

Motto: Creativity of it best


Asabe Halima Dadi (Mrs)

HOD FAA Department

Art Works



Home Economics Department is one of the three (3) Departments in School of Secondary Education-Vocational. The Department commenced academic activities in May 1990 with seven students in pre NCE in the temporary site. It later moved to its permanent site in September 1990 which is the old Home Economics Complex (The present students Affairs Unit). The Department is currently occupying her new befitting complex built since 2013. Home Economics Department provides the students with both theoretical and practical skills. The knowledge acquire in the department is tailored towards self-reliance and gainful self-employment, strengthening family life, studying the human and material resources and its utilization for the benefits of mankind.

Number of Units In Home Economics Department

The units in the Home Economics includes:

  1. Food and Nutrition
  2. Home management
  3. Clothing and textiles

Services Provided

Apart from classroom Teaching and Laboratory practicals, Home Economics Department engaged in the following services

  1. Production of Lab coat.
  2. Restaurant,
  3. Daycare services and
  4. Nursery school management where students undertake practicals on teaching, child study and how to establish nursery school after graduation.

The structure and facilities for Home Economics Department include

Home Economics Education Organizational Structure