About Us

The Department of Industrial and Technical Education was established on 1st July, 1995 as a Department in the defunct School of Science and Science Education with ten students. Out of this, seven were from the Federal Ministry of Education on Technical Teacher Training Programme (TTTP). In October, 2011 the Department was relocated to a newly created, School of Technology Education now renamed School of Science and Technology Education. The Department runs courses in the following technology education options: Automobile, Building, Electrical/Electronics, Metalwork and Woodwork for the award of B.Tech in Industrial and Technology Education. The first set of students graduated in 1998/1999 session. Currently the Department run Postgraduate programmes in Postgraduate Diploma, MTech and Ph.D in the various areas of specilialization earliar listed.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CURRICULUM
Specifically the objectives of the Department are to:
1. Develop a department of repute for training graduate and postgraduate students that are employable, enterprising and self-reliant.
2. Equip students with appropriate techniques to solve problems affecting Industrial and Technology Education and Technological innovations.
3. Provide specialized training for technical teachers, curriculum developers and supervisors of technology education at all school levels.
4. Enable students acquire additional professional knowledge, skills and experience so as to be able to relate to others meaningfully.
5. Acquaint students with creative teaching strategies at the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels of education.
6. Contribute meaningfully to the multidisciplinary nature of Industrial and Technology Education.
7. Equip students with design and research skills.
8. Vigorously promote quality consultancy for excellent service delivery and generate funds.
9. Encourage staff and students of the Department to be ICT compliant and for the programme to be ICT driven.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The minimum entry requirement into the Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Technology Education are:
a. 100 Level – 5 years Programme:
i. Five(5) credit passes at SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB ordinary level including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other relevant science and/or technical subjects at not more than two sittings.
ii. National Technical Certificate (NTC) with credit in English Language, Mathematics, Physics any other approved science and/or technical subject at not morethan two sittings.
b. Direct Entry (200 Level, 4 Years Programme)
i. Passes in two science or technical subjects in Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in addition to O’ level requirements.
ii. A minimum of Lower Credit in relevant engineering/technology programmes at
Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in addition to O’ level requirements.
c. Direct Entry (300 Level, 3 Years Programme)
i. Higher National Diploma at lower credit level in relevant engineering programmes in addition to O’ level requirement.
ii. At least merit in NCE (Technical) in addition to O’ level requirements.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Technology Education programme duration is five years for students admitted through UME/UTME, four and three years duration for students admitted through direct entry into 200 and 300 Levels respectively.
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
Nine months of industrial training is an integral part of the five years degree programme. This is made up of 12 weeks of Students Work Experience Programme (SWEP) which is executed internally at the end of 200Level and twenty four (24) weeks of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in a relevant industry in the second semester of 400Level.
TEACHING PRACTICE
Twenty four weeks of Teaching Practice is executed in any of the following institutions: Secondary Schools, Technical Colleges, Vocational Centers, Colleges of Education (Technical) or Polytechnic. This is an integral part of the five years degree programme and takes place in the second semester of 400Level.

Vision:

To be a leading academic department of excellence with optimum service delivery in technology and educational skills.

 

Mission:

The Department is committed to the production of high-level manpower of international standards in Technology Education to serve the educational and industrial needs of the nation through teaching and research. The Department also aims to become one of the leading Departments in skills acquisition through technology education and research among the Nigerian Universities.

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