THE executive secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Professor Paulinus Chijoke Okwelle, has expressed concerns about the dwindling enrolment figures of candidates into the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in the country.
He has accordingly asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to lower the entry requirements including accepting a Pass in Mathematics and English Language as pre-requisite for admissions so as to attract more candidates to enroll for NCE programmes.
Okwelle made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the national headquarters of JAMB, as indicated in the board’s Monday Bulletin, to discuss with the registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, on how to boost enrollment into colleges of education in the country,
While he decried the dwindling candidates’ enrolment into NCE programmes in Nigeria, he stressed that the country is under a threat if urgent remedial action is not taken.
According to the executive secretary, concerted efforts have to be made by relevant agencies, including JAMB, to put in place necessary collaborations and initiatives to boost the fortunes of NCE programmes in Nigeria.
As part of the remedial measures, Professor Okwelle urged JAMB to devise separate and realistic entry requirements for colleges of education as against those for degree-awarding institutions, to boost enrollment.
He said: “Uniform entry requirements to tertiary institutions, have adverse effects on the enrollment of students into to NCE programmes in the country.
Hence, NCE candidates should not be forced to have similar entry requirements with those seeking degree certificates. Or better still; consider organising separate qualifying examinations for candidates seeking admission into colleges of education.”
“Therefore, the commission proposes that admission requirements into NCE should allow for Pass in Mathematics for candidates seeking admissions into Arts and Humanities programmes as well as Pass in English Language for those seeking admissions into Sciences, vocational and technical-based courses.”
He, however, stated that such candidates must obtain credit passes in both subjects before graduation.
Similarly, he proposed that the NCE certificate should be considered as the only requirement for admission into Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programmes in the nation’s universities to encourage more entrants.
He also enjoined policy makers to consider the re-introduction of pre-NCE programmes to widen entry options and ensure ease of access, thereby increasing the enrolment figures of students.
He further urged JAMB to consider granting special regularisation status to all the pre-NCE candidates, who had passed the pre-NCE placement examination.
Professor Okwelle advised that all policy considerations on the request for waiver for all the NCE programmes should be handled with utmost necessity.
This he noted is for the sustainability and relevance of the system considering the increasing population of individuals, who need basic education and, at the same time to complement the efforts of the government in reducing the ever-increasing number of the out-of-school children in Nigeria.
In his remarks, the registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, expressed appreciation to the Executive Secretary, NCCE, for the visit.
He disclosed his special interest in teacher education as he had actually enrolled for an NCE programme at the start of his academic career though he did not finish the programme.
The registrar assured the commission of his unwavering support, particularly on the outlined challenges to curtail the dwindling number of candidates enrolling for NCE programmes in the country.
He, therefore, informed the delegation that the Board would open a window for the regularisation of the newly established Colleges of Education nationwide, which have sourced candidates internally with no JAMB registration for the 2022 academic session only.
He advised the commission to encourage universities to mount post-doctoral programmes in Education to encourage teachers in the tertiary institutions with PhDs without education background to acquire teaching skills in education which he said would enhance the teaching profession.
OLUSEGUN AGAGU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OKITIPUPA DISCLAIMER NOTICE ON FAKE POST REGARDING NURSING PROGRAMME
The Management hereby informs admission seekers, their parents, guardians and the general public, that the information should be disregarded for it is fake, it does not emanate from the University neither does it emanate from the Office of the Registrar.
EMMANUEL ALAYANDE UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION GETS NUC APPROVAL FOR 50 FULL-TIME COURSES, 2023/2024
The letter reads, “The Vice-Chancellor is please invited to recall that a resource verification visit was carried out by panels of experts to the proposed academic programme in Emmanuel Alayande University of Education Oyo State with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for its establishment.
I am directed to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Ag. Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the following undergraduate programmes, to be run in the Main Campus of the University with effect from 2023/2024 academic session:
1. B.Sc. (Ed) Biology Education
2. B.Sc. Biology
3. B.Sc. (Ed) Integrated Science
4. B.Sc. (Ed) Chemistry Education
5. B.Sc. Chemistry
6. B.Sc. (Ed) Mathematics Education
7. B.Sc. (Ed) Computer Science Education
8. B.Sc. Computer Science
9. B.Sc. (Ed)Physics Education
10. B.Sc. (Ed) Health Education
11. B.Sc. (Ed) Human Kinetics/Physical Education
12. B.Sc. (Ed) Economics Education
13. B.Sc. Economics
14. B.Sc. (Ed) Environmental Education
15. B.Sc. (Ed) Geography Education
16. B.Sc. (Ed) Educational Management
17. B.Ed. Educational Technology
18. B.Tech (Ed) Building Technology Education
19. B. Tech (Ed) Metal Work Technology Education
20. B.Tech (Ed) Automobile Technology Education
21. B.Tech (Ed) Woodwork Technology Education
22. B.Tech (Ed) Electrical/Electronics Education
23. B.A. Ed. History and International Studies
24. B.A. (Ed) English/Literature in English
25. B.A. English Language and Literary Studies
26. B.LIS. Library and Information Science
27. B.A. (Ed) French
28. B.A. (Ed)Yoruba
29. B.A. (Ed) Hausa
30. B.Sc. (Ed) Political Science Education
31. B.Sc. Political Science
32. B.Sc. (Ed) Social Work
33. B.Sc. (Ed) Social Studies and Civic Education
34. B.Sc. (Ed) Special Education
35. B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
36. B.Ed. Adult and Continuing Education
37. B.Ed. Early Childhood Education
38. B.Ed. Primary Education
39. B.A. (Ed) Arabic Education
40. B.A. (Ed) Christian Religious Studies
41. B.A. (Ed) Islamic Studies
42. B.A. (Ed) Creative Arts Education
43. B.A. (Ed) Music
44. B.A. (Ed) Fine and Applied Arts
45. B.A. (Ed)Theatre Arts
46. B.Sc. (Ed) Agricultural Science Education
47. B.Sc. (Ed) Home Economics Education
48. B.Sc. (Ed) Business Education
49. B.Sc. (Ed) Entrepreneurship Education
50. B.Sc. Accounting
I am to add that the approval does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of the programmes.
The programmes shall bear only the approved title and nomenclature and any change will require the approval of the Commission. The University is enjoined to provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes.
Please, accept the assurances of the Ag. Executive Secretary’s highest regards.”
UYO CITY POLYTECHNIC NOTICE TO STUDENTS
1. Mid-semester examination: There shall be a week-long mid-semester examination across all the Departments in the school.
- Date: Monday, 11th December – Friday, 15th December, 2023
- The exercise is mandatory for all the students.
- You are required to pay your school fees to qualify for the examination.
Any students that fail to write the mid-semester examination will pay #1000(one thousand naira) per course before the examination is re- administered to them.
2.Lecture Note: To boost your academic performance in the classroom, the management has re-introduced lecture notes to the students at the affordable price of #1500 per copy. Although this is not compulsory and not a way of exploiting or victimizing students, you are expected to comply with your lecturer.
3. Orientation: There shall be orientation exercise for all new students (ND 1 and HND 1) on Friday, 8th December, 2023. Don’t fail to participate.
4. Departmental Dues: To facilitate the smooth running of administrative duties in the various departments, every student is expected to pay a token of #1000(one thousand naira only) per semester to the department.
5. For the time being, every financial transaction should be done directly with the Bursar through the admission officer, Mrs. Gloria eken ASU QUO
Uyo City Polytechnic is still moving forward and will wax stronger than ever. Avoid every distraction and move on, as you all shall graduate from this place in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
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