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  1. About the Programme:

 

This is a discipline area where students study education and English Language leading to a bachelor’s degree in Education and English language and literature. Language is an important medium of communication whose teaching and learning is germane and should therefore be done thoroughly. The programme will expose students to the principles underlying the study and use of English language.  It will also prepare the student for specialisation in English language teaching.

 

1.1       Name of Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A. Ed.) English

 

1.2       Code of Programme: 4209.

 

1.3       Description of Programme:

English Language is a second language in Nigeria so its teaching and learning must be well integrated in order to develop communicative competence of students within and outside the classroom environment. It is a language of communication and a unifying tool among different ethnic groups. As a result, teaching and learning of the language is highly essential and important for competence of students within and outside the classroom. The programme is also meant to enhance the writing and communication skills of students, as well as facilitate students’ knowledge base and skills in pedagogy, critical thinking and problem solving.

 

2.0       Programme Philosophy, Vision and Mission

 

Philosophy

 The philosophy for B.A (Ed) in English is aimed at producing professional English teachers through distance learning mode, who would be competent to teach both oral and written English tailored to enhance development of individuals into a sound and effective citizen and for promotion of integrated national development. It also aims to enhance access for all who seek knowledge and continuous educational development irrespective of location, number, age and time through the distance learning mode. To enable students, attain proficiency in the use of English language for communicative competence and think critically and creatively.

 

Vision:

To provide highly accessible and enhanced quality education leading to the award of a bachelor’s degree anchored by social justice, equity, equality and national cohesion through a comprehensive reach that transcends all barriers.

 

Mission:

To provide opportunities for the development of language competences, analytical, and creative minds from humanistic perspective that would equip learners with lifelong values in a rapid globalising world and also produce professional teachers and leaders through open and distance learning.

3.0       Aims

  1. Inculcate in the students the basic skills in the study of oral and written English and literature.
  2. Acquaint students with structures of sentences, clause and phrases of English language.
  3. Enable students attain proficiency in the use of English language for communicative competence and think critically and creatively.
  4. Expose students to the three genres of literature (prose, poetry and drama) within and outside Nigeria.
  5. The programme also aims at imparting the linguistic expertise needed by teachers to develop and teach student a good mastery of the English language
  6. Train students for the teaching of English language and literature in schools in Nigeria.

 

Objectives

Students on graduation should:

  • Demonstrate ability to study oral and written English and literature.
  • Use correctly English grammatical structures at sentence, clause and phrase level.
  • Use English language for communicating for different purposes.
  • Read, comprehend and analyse literary texts in the three genres of literature – prose, poetry and drama.
  • Demonstrate skills in the teaching of English language and literature in schools in Nigeria.

 

  1.       Entry Requirements:

            a). UME candidates entering at 100 level must have five (5) credits/merits in SSC/NTC/NBC/TC II/GCE O’ level at not more than two (2) sittings in English Language, Literature in English and other relevant subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required.

 

b). Direct Entry candidates entering at 200 level must have a minimum of merit in English Language and passes in two (2) other subjects as well as credits in two (2) relevant O’ level subjects inclusive of Literature in English. ND holders may be considered for admission at 200 level in special areas with a provision that they will take some 100 level education courses.

 

5.0       Programme Structure and Degree Rules

           The B A. Ed. English Education is structured to run for a minimum of four years   

           and maximum of eight years for students starting at 100 level or minimum of  

           three years and maximum of six years for students at 200 level.

            Graduation Requirements

  • For a four-year education degree course, a minimum of 120 units should be required for graduation.
  • For a direct three-year course, a minimum of 90 units should be required for graduation.
  • At the commencement of the programme, each student should be furnished with the information specifying the requirements for the award of the degree; and
  • The student must pass all core and GST courses offered during the duration of study.

 

           Staff/Student Workload

  1. Every full-time student should be required to register for a minimum of 15 credit units per semester and a maximum of 24 credit units.
  2. A full-time lecturer, on the other hand, should have a minimum online facilitation load of 8 credit units per semester. 

 

          Degree Classification

            Degrees in Education is classified into three levels as follows:

1st Class Honour Degree with cumulative grade point average of 4.5 – 5 points.

2nd Class Honour Degree; Upper with Cumulative grade point average of 3.50 – 4.49, then 2nd Lower with cumulative grade point average of 2.40 – 3.49.

            3rd Class Degree with cumulative grade point average of 1.50 – 2.39.

See table 1 below for details:

 

            Probation

A student whose cumulative Grade Point Average is below 1.50 at the point of a particular year of study earns a period of probation for one (1) year.

 

            Withdrawal

Students whose cumulative grade point average is below 1.5 after probation year should be asked to withdraw from the programme.

 

            Course Credit Unit System

This is a system of organisation of the curriculum in which courses are broken down into units and are examinable and for which students earn credit(s) if passed’.  The courses are assigned weights allied Credit Units. e.g. two credits units means two hours of online facilitation per week including practical.  The online class could be scheduled as synchronous or asynchronous.  The use of forum, class discussion and online contents will be utilized.

 

          Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average

Performance in any semester is reported in Grade Point Average.  This is the average of weighted grade points earned in the courses taken during the semester.  The Grade Point Average is obtained by multiplying the Grade Point Average in each course by the number of Credit Units assigned to that course, and then summing these up and dividing by the total number of Credit Units taken for the semester

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1:           SCORING AND GRADING SYSTEM

 

(i)

Credit Units

(ii)

Percentage Scores

(iii)

Letter Grade

(iv)

Grade Points

(GP)

(v)

Grade Point Average

(GPA)

(vi)

Cumulative Grade Point Average

(CGPA)

(vii)

Class of Degree

Vary according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester, and according to work load carried by students

 

70 – 100

 

60 – 69

 

50 – 59

 

45 – 49

 

40 – 44

 

0 – 39

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

E

 

F

 

5

 

4

 

3

 

2

 

1

 

0

 

 

Derived by multiple i and iv and dividing by total Credit Units.

 

4.50-5.00

 

 

3.50-4.49

 

 

2.40-3.49

 

 

1.50-2.39

 

 

1.49-1.00

 

1st Class

 

 

2nd Class Upper

 

 

2nd Class Lower

 

 

Third Class

 

 

Pass

                       

 

6.   Outline of Course Structure

 The Bachelor of Arts English Language is structured to run for a minimum of four years and maximum of eight years for students starting at 100 level or minimum of three years and maximum of six years for students at 200 level.

 

7. SUMMARY OF DISTRIBUTION OF COURSE CREDITS BY LEVEL

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

EDUCATION

SUBJECT/SPECIALIZATION AREA

TOTAL

Compulsory

Elective (min)

Compulsory

Elective (min)

100

12

06

-

21

06

45

200

06

12

-

17

09

44

300

02

13

-

17

11

43

400

-

15

-

15

06

36

Total

20

46

-

68

19

168

Compulsory courses = 134

 

NOTE:  Direct Entry students are to register for GST 107, which is a 2 unit-credit course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.A (Ed) ENGLISH                                                                    Code             4209

 

100 LEVEL                                         FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

GST101

Use of English and Communication Skills I

2

C

GST103

Computer Fundamental

2

C

GST105

History and Philosophy of Science

2

C

GST107

A Study Guide for Distance Learner

2

C

EDU111

Foundations of Education

2

C

ENG111

Intro. to Literature & Literary Criticism

3

C

ENG113

Introduction to Nigerian Literature I

2

C

ENG121

The Structure of Modern English I

2

C

ENG141

Spoken English

3

C

ENG181

Intro. to Prose Fiction

2

E

LIN111

Intro to Linguistics 1

2

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     8

   12

     2

    22

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

GST102

Use of English and Communication Skills II

2

C

GST104

Use of Library

2

C

EDU112

Professionalism in Teaching

2

C

EDU114

History of Education in Nigeria

2

C

ENG122

The Structure of Modern English II

2

C

ENG114

Introduction to Nigerian Literature II

2

C

ENG162

Elements of Drama

2

C

ENG172

Introduction to Poetry

3

C

ENG151

Introduction to English as a Second Language

2

C

LIN112

Intro to Linguistics II

2

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     4

   15

     2

    21

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

200 LEVEL                                         FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

GST201

Nigerian People and Culture

2

C

EDU231

Curriculum  Development Theory and Practice

2

C

EDU233

General Teaching Methods

2

C

ENG221

Introduction to Syntactic Models

2

C

ENG215

Survey of English Lit I (Medieval & Renaissance)

2

E

ENG223

Advanced English Composition I

2

C

ENG241

Intro to Phonetics & Phonology Of English

3

C

ENG251

Language and Society

2

E

ENG281

The African Novel

3

C

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ. & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     2

   14

     2

    18

    20

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

 

200 LEVEL                                         SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

GST202

Fundamentals of Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

C

GST204

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

C

EDU212

Sociology of Education

2

C

EDU214

Philosophy of Education

2

C

EDU216

Special Methods (Micro Teaching/School Visit)

2

C

EDU220

English Methods

2

C

ENG216

Survey of English Literature II (Restoration to Present)

2

E

ENG222

Advanced English Syntax

2

C

ENG224

Advanced English Composition II

2

C

ENG226

English Morphology

3

C

ENG212

Creative Writing I

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ. & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     4

   15

     2

    21

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

300 LEVEL                                         FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

EDU321

Psychology of Learning

2

C

EDU323

Basic Research Methods in Education

2

C

EDU335

Teaching Practice I

3

C

ENG331

Introduction to Semantics

3

C

ENG321

Contemporary English Usage

3

E

ENG341

The Phonology of English

3

C

ENG353

The English Language in Nigeria

3

C

ENG381

The English Novel

3

C

ENG355

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ. & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     0

   19

     3

    22

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

 

 

300 LEVEL                                         SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

GST302

Business Creation and Growth

2

C

EDU332

Introduction to Educational Technology

2

C

EDU314

Comparative Education

2

C

EDU336

Post Teaching Practice Evaluation & Remediation

2

C

ENG352

Discourse Analysis

3

C

ENG314

Public Speaking

2

E

ENG312

Creative Writing II

3

E

ENG372

English Poetry

2

C

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     2

   11

     2

    15

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

 

 

 

 

 

400 LEVEL                                         FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

EDU421

Guidance and Counselling

2

C

EDU423

Measurement and Evaluation

2

C

EDU435

Teaching Practice II

3

C

ENG421

New Trends in Syntax

3

C

ENG415

Literary Theory and Criticism

3

C

ENG411

English for Specific Purposes

3

C

ENG453

Language and National Development

3

E

ENG491

Psycholinguistics

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     0

    16

     3

    19

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

 

400 LEVEL                                         SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

STATUS

EDU 412

Educational Management

2

C

EDU 420

Research Project

4

C

EDU 426

Special Education

2

C

ENG 434

Literary Stylistics

3

C

ENG 454

Multilingualism

3

C

ENG 414

Speech Writing

3

E

ENG 432

Pragmatics

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

GST and other General Courses

Core Courses (Educ & Specialisation Area)

Minimum elective required

Sub-Total =

Maximum Credit Unit

 

     0

   14

     3

    17

    24

 

*Students are to take an elective of a minimum of 2 credits units

 

 

8. Course Content Specification    

 

GST101 Use of English and Communication Skills I       (2 C) 

Listening enabling skills, listening and comprehending comprehension, note taking and information retrieval. Including data, figures, diagrams and charts. Listening for main idea, interpretation and critical evaluation. Effective reading. Skimming and scanning. Reading and comprehension at various speed levels. Vocabulary development in various academic contexts. Reading diverse texts in narratives and expository. Reading and comprehension passages with tables, scientific texts. Reading for interpretation and critical evaluation.

 

GST102:         Use of English and Communication Skills II (2C)

Writing paragraphs: Topic sentence and coherence. Development of paragraphs: illustration, Description, cause and effect including definitions. Formal letters; essential parts and stylistic forms, complaints and requests; jobs, ordering goods, letters to government and other organizations. Writing reports; reporting event, experiments. Writing summaries: techniques of summarizing letters and sounds in English, vowels and consonants. Interviews, seminar presentation, public speech making, articles, concord and sentences including tenses. Gerund, participles, active, passive and the infinitive. Modal auxiliaries.

 

GST103:         Computer Fundamentals (2C)

Basics of computer and computer system, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Graphics, Storage Devices, Computer Network and Internet, Network Devices, Basic Internet Securities, Basic programming.

 

GST104:         Use of Library (2C)

Types of Library and Services:  Types of Library: Library Services.  Research Techniques:  Information Sources; Literature Review; Databases Contents; Open Educational Resources.  Organization of Library Materials:  Library Catalogues; Classification of Library Materials.  ICT Use in the Library:  Digital Libraries; Computer Based Literature Search.  Good Reading Habit/Study Skills:  Basic Study Techniques / Methods; Study Habits; Handling Examinations.  Copy Right; Plagiarism and Referencing: Copyright Laws; Plagiarism and Its Implications; Citation and Referencing; APA In-text citing and Referencing. 

 

GST105          History and Philosophy of Science       (2C)

Nature of Science, Scientific Methods and Theories, Laws of Nature, History of Science; Origin of Western Science in Ancient Times, Science in the Middle Ages of Europe, Rise of Modern Science, Twentieth Century Scientific Revolution. Lost Sciences of Africa, Science, Technology and Inventions, Nature and Scope of Philosophy of Science, Man; His Nature and Origin, Cosmic Environment and Natural Resources, Great Scientists of Nigerian Origin.

 

GST107:         A Study Guide for Distance Learners                               (2C)

Getting Started: How to use the book, why read about study skills, getting yourself organized, what is studying all about, reading and note-taking: introduction, reactions to reading, your reading strategy, memory, taking notes, conclusion. Other ways of studying: Introduction, learning in groups, talks and lectures, learning from T.V and Radio broadcasts, other study media. Working with numbers: Getting to know numbers, describing the world, describing the tables, describing with diagrams and graphs, what is good writing? The importance of writing, what does an essay look like, what is a good essay, conclusion. How to write essays: Introduction, the craft of writing, the advantages of treating essay writing as a craft, making your essay flow, making a convincing case, the experience of writing and preparing for examination.

 

EDU111: Introduction to Foundations of Education (2C)                                                          

Philosophical and psychological perspective, philosophy of education, meaning and relevance, equality of educational opportunity, psychology of education, introduction to learning theories, readiness to learning, motivation and its relation to learning, transfer of learning, historical and sociological perspective, concept and nature of education, types of education, the growth of education in Nigeria, educational trends in Nigeria, innovations in education, the status of teachers in Nigeria, education and society, social class and educational opportunity, factors that influence education.

EDU112:        Professionalism in Teaching                     (2C)

Concepts and issues in teaching, concepts of teaching and professionalism, history of teaching in Nigeria, professional growth of teachers, educating the educators, professional studies programs for teachers, the teacher and the child, why teachers should care, the making of ideal teacher, qualities of an ideal teacher, the role of the teacher, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the role of Parent Teachers Association (PTA), the subject teachers association, the status of teachers in Nigeria, strategies for making teaching a profession

EDU114:   History of Education In Nigeria                      (2C)

Nigeria traditional education, higher education in traditional society, Islamic education in Nigeria, in Nigeria, the early missionaries and the development of education in Nigeria, colonial government involvement in Nigeria Education 1872 – 1882, Education Ordinances 1887 – 1916, the impact of Phelps – Stokes Commission on Education in Northern Nigeria, Secondary Education from 1859 – 1929, Higher Education, The National Curriculum Conference and the National Policy on Education.

 

ENG113:        Introduction to Nigerian Literature I      (2C)

Introduction to the traditional forms; Myth, Legend, Folktales, Folk Drama, Folk Poetry, Folk Song, The Traditional form as background to Nigerian literature; From the pre-historical to myth to legend to folk Epic to Saga; Influence of Nigerian Belief Systems on evolving Literature – universal God, intermediary gods, personal gods, Folk tales, Fables; Plants; Animals and types as characters; Thoughts and Philosophies; Colonialism; Literacy and the Evolution of Nigerian literature; Colonial Contempt and the writings of Joyce Cary & Joseph Conrad; The incipient Traditional Form – From Oracy to Literacy; Literature; Drama and Theatre in Nigeria; Typical Nigerian Plays: Iwe Iroyin, Onitsha Market Literature and the growth of the Nigerian novel.

 

ENG114:        Introduction to Nigerian Literature II (2C)

Emerging trends in Nigerian literature: Socio-political underpinnings in Nigerian literature, The Female Writer and Feminism in Nigerian Literature, Feminism and Womanism in Nigerian Literature. Generation shifts in Nigerian literature (Drama and Fiction): From First to Second Generation Playwrights, Second Generation Contemporary Novelists and their thematic concerns, Contemporary Drama, Generation shifts in Nigerian literature (Poetry): Traditional Poetry, Pioneer Poets - Dennis Osadebay, etc., Second Generation Nigerian Poets, Contemporary Nigerian Poets, and Theories. Qualities and Contributions of Nigerian literature to World literature: Critical Theories and Theorists in Nigerian literature, Qualities and Contributions of Nigerian literature to World literature, Recognitions and Awards, which the Nigerian literature has earned, Recognitions and Awards – Text, Contest and Context.

 

 ENG151: Introduction to English as a Second Language (2C)

Domains and Status of Language; the spread of English worldwide; Varieties of English in Nigeria; Standards and Deviations in English; Language Nationism and Nationalism; Distinctions between ESL, Pidgin and Creole; Aspects of Teaching English as A Second Language; the teaching of Literature in English; Assessment of learners in ESL.     

           

ENG111: Introduction to Literature and Literary Criticism                                 (3 C)

This course is designed to be a general introduction to literature. It covers the definitions nature, forms, elements, functions and techniques of literature. The students are exposed to a study of the basic principles and methods of literary criticism. Representative texts from the three major genres of literature, poetry, drama, and prose fiction, will be used for illustration and practice.

 

ENG162:        Elements of Drama                                      (2C)

This course introduces the student to drama as a branch of literature, as a composition that employs language to tell a story and as performance. Students should be able to distinguish between drama and ordinary activities; drama and other forms of performances. It deals with the nature of drama: its various elements, forms and artistic features. Representative African and non-African plays are studied in detail for illustration. The plays will be selected from the various major dramatic ages and genres.

 

ENG141:   Spoken English                                                (3C)

Fundamental Concepts and Definitions; Speech in Human communication; The English sound system; Introduction to Phonetic Transcription; The Human Organs of Speech; The English Consonants and Vowels: Parameters for classification; detailed description; The Syllable and Stress; Syllable; Word stress; Emphatic and Sentence stress; Constraints in analysing syllabification processes; Intonation: Definitions and Functions; Patterns; Audio presentation of illustrations will be included. The use of audio/visual aids for the teaching of this course is the means of the practical impartation of the speaking skill in this course

 

ENG172         INTRODUCTION TO POETRY          (3C)

This course deals with the nature of poetry (definitions, elements, forms and functions) against the background of the nature of literature in general). It will also present critical appreciation of poetry (literary devices: imagery, rhetorical figures, sound devices, rhythmic devices, structural devices); and grammatical reading of poetry. There will also be an interpretation, discussion of artistic features of selected African and non-African poems that will be used for illustration.

 

ENG181 INTRODUCTION TO PROSE FICTION       (2E)

This course introduces the student prose fiction as a popular literary genre. It deals with presentation in prose form as an imaginative art and acquaints the students with the concept of prose fiction, its origin, development and growth. It will also, through some selected texts as representative samples, discuss the major elements of prose fiction, types and some themes and styles from the earliest form of fiction to the present.

 

ENG121         Structure of Modern English I      (2C)

Historical Background and Phonological Structure; Historical Antecedents to Modern English; Language and Structure; The Structure of the sound system of English; Syllable structure in English; Non Segmental Features of English; Syntactic Structure; Word classes; Open class items; Closed class items; Sentence structure; Sentence types: Structural and Functional; Clauses in Sentence Structure; Group Structure, Morphological structure; Basic units of Word Structure; The Nature of the Morpheme; Affixation; Inflection and Derivation; Other Word formation processes.

 

ENG122:        The Structure of Modern English II      (2C)

Construction of different types of sentences; correct use of tenses, agreement between subject and verb, in the context of compound and complex sentences. Organization and development of types of paragraphs; introduction of basic editing and proofreading skills.

 

LIN111           INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS I         (2 E)   

What is Linguistics? Language and Linguistics, History of Linguistics, The nature of (Human) Language, Human Language versus Animal Language, Linguistic knowledge and performance, Language, Brain and the Mind, The Evolution of Language, The Autonomy of Language, Formal descriptions of Language, Grammar and types of Grammar (Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Teaching), Language Universals, Language in Society, Language and Culture; Sign Language; Language Varieties; Contrastive Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

           

LIN112           INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS II                  (2E)

Introduction- Review of Part 1, Introduction to Phonology and Distinctive Features; Phonetics: Phoneme; Morphology: Morpheme and Words; Syntax: the Sentence; Semantics: Meaning; Pragmatics; Discourse Analysis; Language acquisition (First and Second); Language and Technology; Language and Development (issues of exclusion); Historical Linguistics and Language Change; Applied Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Writing Systems/Orthography development; Modern Schools of Thought; Linguistic Methodologies; Language Documentation; Corpus Linguistics.

 

GST201: Nigerian Peoples and Culture                (2C)

Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times; Nigerians’ perception of their world; culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristics; evolution of Nigeria as a political unit; indigene/settler phenomenon; concepts of trade; economic self- reliance; social justice; individual and national development; norms and values; negative attitudes and conducts (cultism and related vices); re-orientation of moral and national values; moral obligations of citizens; environmental problems.

 

GST202: Fundamentals of Peace and Conflict Resolution  (2C)            

Basic Understanding of Conflict; Definitions, Causes and Types of Conflict, Conflict Theories, Phases in Conflict, Conflict Analysis & Transformation. Dynamics of Conflict; Relationship between Perception and Conflict, Language Barriers in Conflict and Resolution, Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism, Arms Control and Demilitarization, Peace and Education. Trends in Global Issues: International, Continental and Regional Organizations in the Pursuance of World Peace, Peaceful Methods of Conflict Resolution, Coercive Means of Conflict Resolution, Gender Issues and Humanitarian Intervention.

 

GST204:         Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2C)

Development Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship:  An Overview of the Definitions of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship; Concepts and Theories of Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Culture; Brief Biographical Studies of Prominent Nigerian Entrepreneurs; Barrier to Entrepreneurial Practice.  The Nigerian Entrepreneurial Environment:  The Business External Environment; Identifying Business Opportunities and Threats; Strategies for exploring opportunities in the Environment; Approaches to addressing environmental barriers. Creativity and Intellectual Rights:  Intellectual Properties and its Dimensions; Copyright Laws in Nigeria; Strategies for Protection of Intellectual Property (original ideas, concepts, products, etc.).  Technological Entrepreneurship:  The Interface between Technology Development and Entrepreneurship; Technological Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities; Technological Environment and Business; New Technology and Entrepreneurship Opportunities.  Management and Innovation:  The Concept, Nature and Types of Innovation; Innovation Theory of Entrepreneurship; Financing Innovation and New Ventures; Change Management; Technical Change and Management of Innovation. 

Family Business and Succession Planning:  The Concept of Family Business Contents; The Cultural Contexts of Family Business; Roles and Relationship in Family Business; Ownership Transfer and Succession in Family Business.  Women Entrepreneurship:  The Concept of Women Entrepreneurship; Role orientation and Women Entrepreneurial Aspirations; Contributions of Women to National Socio-Economic and Human Development; Barriers to Women Entrepreneurial Practice.  Social Entrepreneurship:  The Concept of Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship and Value Creation; The Roles of Non-governmental Organizations in Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship and Funding Opportunities; Social Entrepreneurship Enhancement Factors.  Business Opportunity Evaluation:  Sources of Business Opportunities in Nigeria; The difference between Ideas and Opportunities; Scanning Business Opportunities in Nigeria; Environment and New Venture Idea Generation. 

 

EDU231: Curriculum Theory and Practice                     (3C)

History of Curriculum Development in Nigeria: The importance of curriculum, Curriculum Development and/or Improvement in a developing country like Nigeria, Participants in Curriculum Planning:- Levels of Planning, Approaches to Planning,  Curriculum Decisions:- Different Stages of Curriculum Decision,  The 1969 National Curriculum Conference as a Case Study, Force affecting Curriculum Decisions, Aims and Objectives of Nigeria Education, Selection of Learning Experience:- Criteria for Selection, Programme of Studies, Programme of Activities, Programme of Guidance, Organization of Learning Experience:- Traditional Organization of Curriculum, New Dimension in Organization. Evaluation: - Evaluation of Educational Programmes, Formative Evaluation (Action Research), Summative Evaluation, Evaluation of the Achievement of the Individual in the Programme:- Guidance – oriented Evaluation, Selection – oriented Evaluation

EDU212: Sociology of Education                           (2C)

            Definition of Sociology, Education and Pedagogy from Sociological Perspective, Education and Society, Theory of Knowledge, Principles of the Sociology of Knowledge, Socialization:- Culture and Personality, Education  and Social Frame Work:-  The Family and Education, Education and Social Stratification – the Nigeria Elites, Education and Social Values, Moral Education in Changing Society; Education, Social Justice and the Teacher, Equality in Education, Freedom in Education. The Social Functions of Education – Education and Social Change, Education and Social Economic Development, The Political function of Education, The Sociology of Teaching:- The Teacher and his Role; The Reluctant Learner, The Teacher in the Classroom, Social Relations in the School.

 

EDU233:        General Teaching Methods            (2C)

            The Teacher and the Child, How children learn, Professional attitudes and understanding of learners, The aims of the Teaching, The Stages In Lesson Preparation:- The Syllabus, The Scheme of work, Lesson Notes; Steps in preparation of notes, The problem of time –table. General Teaching Methods:- Induction Method, Deduction Method, Induction and Deduction Methods, The Lecture Method, Dramatic Method, Questioning and Problem Methods, The Project Methods, Activities in the Lesson, The Art of Classroom Management:- Qualities of a good teacher, Some common bad habits to avoid, Dealing with the problem of discipline in class. Questions and Questioning, Students Natural Curiosity and Enquiry, Aims in Questing, Questions in Classroom: The teacher’s questions, the pupil’s questions, Guidelines for questioning. Testing and Examinations, the purpose of testing, what to test, How and when to test, Characteristics of a good test, types of tests, marks and Assignments, Purpose of marking and assignments, Giving and marking assignments, Awarding and assigning marks and grades, methods of Study, Use of test book, Art of Note-Making, Organization of work, Revision and review of work, Physical environment of the classroom, Preparation for examination. Use of Audio-Visual Aids, Importance of Audio-visual in teaching, Types of Audio-visual Aids and their uses.

 

EDU214:  Philosophy of Education                                   (2C)

Explaining concepts of education, (Aims: - goals, objectives, end, means); Philosophy and philosophers; Curriculum: The nature of education in Nigeria (metaphysics) – formal and informal education, auxiliary education, Liberal and vocational education. Knowledge and education in Nigeria – (Epistemology) Definitions of knowledge, Types of knowledge; Knowledge by divine revelation, By institution Prior knowledge, Posteriori knowledge, Need for knowledge in modern Nigeria morality and education (axiology) Define concepts of morality and education, Determinants of good education, Logic and education, Inductive and Deductive methods of teaching; Logic and curriculum planning, Logic and School Administration; Discipline; Freedom, Determination and Free will.

 

EDU216: Special Methods (Micro Teaching /School Visits)     (2C)

Micro teaching is a teacher training technique which helps the teacher-trainee to master the teaching skills. It is a cycle of teaching and evaluation events in which a short, but complete lesson is conducted in small class by trainee-teacher and their teaching performance is evaluated, by this students are being prepared for real teaching practice exercise at 300 level (EDU335).

 

EDU220:        English Methods                                          (2C)

An overview of English as a second language in Nigeria, language teaching methods, language subsystems and communicative skills, teaching sounds, teaching vocabulary and grammar, teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, language tests, their types and functions, qualities of good language tests, discreet point tests and integrative tests, uses of language test results and lesson planning in language teaching.

 

ENG215: Survey of English Literature I (Medieval & Renaissance) (2E)

The major literary themes and conventions of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature (excluding Elizabethan Drama and Metaphysical poetry);  survey of the shifting perceptions of the universe from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance with emphasis on the significance of Humanism and Science during the period; major conventions such as Miracle and Morality Plays, Medieval and Elizabethan lyrics and essay; study of selected authors including Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spencer and John Milton, etc.

 

ENG216: Survey of English Literature II (Restoration to present)  (2E)

The course covers the major literary themes, styles and conventions of the Restoration to the Present. It is a survey of the shifting perceptions of the universe from the Puritans, through the Restoration, the Victorian periods to the present in the major literary genres of each age. There will be a study of the major literary themes, styles and conventions of the periods in selected literary works and essays.

 

ENG221:   An Introduction to Syntactic Models    (2C)

Syntax within the structure of language: An overview of the structure of language, Major concerns of the syntax of English, Perspectives of the analysis of syntax. Elements of Traditional Grammar: Origin and development, Linguistic practices in traditional grammar, Meaning and the nature of the Sentence, A critique of traditional grammar. Elements of Structural Grammar: Origin, Practice of immediate constituent analysis, Elements of the clause, Critique of structural grammar. Earlier Versions of transformational grammar: Finite state grammar and phrase structure grammar, popular models of transformational grammar, Critique of early models.

 

ENG222: Advanced English Syntax                                  (2C)

Chomsky’s Universal grammar: Aspects of the Knowledge of language, parametric variations, Rules and notational conventions, English phrase structure rules. Organisation of the syntax of English: Lexical categories, Phrasal categories via merger operations, phrase and clause types. Formalising modules of grammar: Projections, x-bar, theta and case theories, Government, Binding and Bounding theories, D-structure. Syntactic Processes and relations: NP movement structures, WH-movement structure, Empty categories, Introduction to Minimalist theory

 

ENG223: Advanced English Composition I                      (2C)

This course will cover the basics of composition writing; various composition/essay types- persuasive, argumentative, expository, narrative, etc.

ENG224: Advanced English Composition II                    (2C)

Specialised composition writing, e.g., reports, long essays, minutes of meetings, various types of letters, invitations, public announcements, speech writing, etc. Correct language use; other technical matters connected with these kinds of writing.

 

ENG226: English Morphology                                               (3C)

Detailed study of word formation processes; internal structure of English word and morpheme structure; inflectional morphology, identification of lexical categories and grammatical categories; Nature and Types of Morphemes- Affixation (Derivational and Inflectional); Phonological and Syntactic Influences on Affixation; word formation processes in English: derivation, compounding, invention, clipping, acronym, blending, back formation, reduplication etc.

 

ENG241: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology of English     (3 C)

Introduction: what is phonetics? What is Phonology? The phoneme, speech organs and production; consonants and vowels; Principles of phonetic and phonological description; mechanics of speech production, accents; transcription; phonological system; The syllable; principles of symbolic representation of sounds; Phonological rules; the English suprasegmentals: stress, rhythm, intonation; syllable structure. To be supplemented practical language exercises for illustrations. This is done mostly through the use of practical spoken English software as part of the practical learning exercises in the course.  

 

ENG281:     The African Novel                                           (3 C)    

The African Novel is a course that presents the novels as a major genre of prose fiction. It presents a detailed study of selected African novels from its beginning to the present day. It highlights the features that characterize this literary form from other genres of literature. It reflects the socio-political currents that have given the African novel its typical character and selected text from the major regions of Africa will be studied.

 

ENG251:    Language and Society                         (2E)

Language as a Social phenomenon and its functions; social factors of language use; Language varieties: Dialect, accent and sociolect; register; style; standard, non- standard, native and non-native; deviant/restricted varieties (slang, jargon, graffiti); new varieties (email, text messaging); languages in contact (pidgin and Creole); Language typologies; anthropology; language learning and language acquisition; bilingualism/multilingualism; language policy; language planning, maintenance, shift and death; discourse analysis; code switching, interference and borrowing; linguistic imperialism; sociolinguistic situation of Nigeria; sociolinguistics and other disciplines.  

 

    ENG212:     Creative Writing 1                                         (3 E)

This course introduces students to the concept literary creativity. It comprises the format of imaginative writing from the germinal idea to the final script. Literary conventions and devices/techniques of creative writing will be explored, with focus on prose fiction, poetry and drama. Students will be led through the basic steps in practical literary composition.

 

 

 

GST302:         Business Creation and Growth    (2c)

Concept of Business and New Value Creation:  Business Planning Process; Start-up Decision – What Motivate people to begin new businesses; Opportunity Search and Identification; Legal Issues at Start-up; & Feasibility Analysis of New Ventures and New Venture Financing.  Theories of Growth:  An Overview:   Concepts and Reasons of Growth; Challenges of Growth; Strategies for Growth (External Growth Strategies Franchising, Buy-In and Buy-Out); Mergers and Acquisition; Sources of Funds:  Internal Sources and External Sources; Formal and Informal Sources; Efficiency in the use of Resources.  Marketing:  Concept of Marketing:  Small and Big Business Marketing; Marketing Mix; Modern Marketing Tools.  Ethics and Social Responsibility:  The Importance of Ethics in Business; Ethical Behaviour and Practices in Nigeria; Community Development Projects/Welfare.  New Opportunities for Expansion:  E-Commerce; E-Business; E-Trade.  Managing Transition:  From Start up to Growth:  Personal Disciplines; Learning; Decision Making; Control. 

 

EDU321:  Psychology of Learning                        (2 C)

Definitions of psychology & learning; Theories of learning and the theorists levels of motivation and implication for education; Memory and forgetting, Types of memory, Method of improving memory, Types of forgetting, Factors influencing forgetting, Implication for education; Cognitive theory of learning; Reinforcement and punishment and classroom application; Behaviourism, Contributions of behavioral psychologists and classroom application; Transfer of learning and classroom application, S – R theory  of Thorndike – skinner, Meaning of S – R, The Laws of readiness, Exercise and effect; Punishment; Classroom application

 

EDU332: Introduction to Educational Technology             (2 C)

Definition of Instructional Technology, its Philosophy, Terminology, Roles of Instructional Technology in the Learning Process; The experience, Theory of Learning, learning and Communication in the classroom, Learning has changed behaviour, The teacher’s responsibilities, Selecting and using materials and media in Instruction, Visual aids, Non-projected aids, Projectors, Projected aids, Audio-visual aids, Creating Instructional Materials, Duplicators, Equipment Operation, projection, Recording.

 

EDU323: Basic Research Methods in Education       (2 C)

 

Meaning of Research; Scientific method of research, Selection of the topic, Subjects etc for research; Purposes of research studies; Guidelines in selection of topics, Preparing a research proposal, Statement of the problem; Determination of data required; Hypothetical conclusions and implication, Collecting information and data; Observation and interview methods, Basic consideration in data collection; The correspondence method; Analysis and interpretation of Data; Basic statistical concept and Their Computation, Designs of Experiments:- Basic types of errors; Simple Randomized Design, Random – Replications Design;  Groups- within – Treatment design; Treatment of extra venous variables, Scaling Problems and Techniques:- Rating Scales, Rank-order Scales, etc, Determination of Scale Value

 

 

 

EDU314:        Comparative Education                              (2 C)

Scope and meaning of education, examination of significant differences and similarities in education policy and practices in selected societies, problems of educational development in developing countries.

 

EDU335:        Teaching Practice I                                      (3 C)

      Students learn through practical experience how to teach particular subjects, manage a classroom and the functions of a good teacher

  

     EDU336: Post Teaching Practice Evaluation/Remediation       (2C)

      The student is required to write a comprehensive report on his/her experiences in practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area. The report should include:

•     Challenges encountered during the teaching practice

•     The lesson notes used during the teaching practice

•     Assessment questions as well as the marking guides used

•     Assessment of teaching practice supervision by the supervisor, and

•     Suggestions for improvement.

The report should be submitted by the student to the Dean through the study centre Director for:

•     Evaluation

•     Feedback, and

•     Remediation.

      The result of the overall processes should be communicated to the student from the Dean through the study centre Director.

 

       ENG321:  Contemporary English Usage              (3 E)

English in use in English-speaking communities; attitude to usage; the notion of                      ‘correctness’ versus ‘grammaticalness’; variations in use; and the problem of defining ‘standard English’ worldwide.

 

ENG341: The Phonology of English                                  (3 C)

Segmental and non-segmental phonemes of the English Language and their organisation in concrete discourse; practical exercises to improve the students’ perception and production of these sounds; various approaches to the description of English phonology (phonemic, prosodic, generative). The use of practical exercises through practical spoken English software would also be encouraged among the students.

 

ENG331: Introduction to Semantics                                  (3 C)

Sense properties and sense relations; problem of word versus sentence meaning; theories 777of meaning; etc., situating the topics within the general framework of linguistics.

 

ENG352: Discourse Analysis                                              (3 C)

Introduction to the principles and practice of discourse analysis; practical analysis, study, and description of relevant textual materials.

 

       

         ENG353: The English Language in Nigeria (3C)

The implantation and growth of English in Nigeria: advent, promotion, functions of English in Nigeria, English and sociolinguistic consequences in Nigeria; The Linguistic Features of English in Nigeria: Debate on ‘Nigerian English’, phonological, grammatical, lexico-semantic, discourse features of English in Nigeria; Variety Differentiation: Criteria, spoken varieties, written varieties, standard Nigerian English; English and Pidgin in Nigeria: Pidgins, Creoles and Broken English, Evolution, Functions of Nigerian Pidgin, Structural differences between Nigerian Pidgin and English. English and Language Planning in Nigeria: Language planning, Polices in Governance, Education, English and the National question.

 

ENG355:        Introduction to Sociolinguistics          (3 E)

Introduction to the history, methodology, basic concepts and applications of sociolinguistics; the relationship between language and society; attitudes towards language varieties and social dialects; the problem of multilingualism. 

 

ENG312:        Creative Writing I1                                    (3 E)

This is more of the application of the basic steps in creative writing studied in ENG 212. It is a enhancement of the knowledge and practical skills required for creative writing in various genres. Students are expected to submit creative works in at least one of the literary genres – poems, the short story, or a playlet. Final assessment will be based on the student’s original creative work.

 

ENG314:  Public Speaking                                     (2 E)

This course deals with the foundations and theories of persuasion; public speaking; the audience; selecting a topic and purpose; supporting your ideas; organizing the materials; preparing the delivery; and making persuasive speeches.

 

ENG372         ENGLISH POETRY                                                                (2C)

In-depth examination of the English poetry from the Romantic period to the present against its political, philosophical, and literary/aesthetic backgrounds and the relationships that informed the poetry of the various periods under study; the ideas that shaped the matter and manner of the works of the representative poets selected for study.

 

ENG381: The English Novel                                               (3C)

Study of the themes and conventions of English novel since Defoe. Major English writers and influences on the English novel will be studied. There will also be a study of representative novels mainly from the 18th century to the modern times.

 

EDU421: Guidance and Counselling                    (2C)

Meaning, Purpose and Development of Guidance and Counseling, The services of a School Guidance programme; - The individual appraisal service. Information needed for the analysis of the individual, collection of information (test, inventories etc). Organizing recording and filing information; Use of recorded information; Information service:- Vocational Education and Personal Social Information, Methods of obtaining and Disseminating information; The Counseling Service:- Nature, Purpose and Theories of Counseling; The Counsellor and the counseling process, The Placement Service in School and out-of School placement, follow up studies; Purposes of and procedures in follow-up studies, Problems in Guidance and counseling:- Values and attitude orientation, Guidance as Classroom  or Specialist Centered, Guidance as Direction or Developments, Problems of Social change, Relation with other Personnel and Services:-Counselor and School Administration, Relationship with teachers, Extra – School Relationship, Working with Parents and Making Referential, Guidance:- Organization and Implementation, Preparation of Occupational, Information, Practicum; Preparing  and using Cumulative records.

 

EDU412:     Educational Management                  (2C)

Define educational administration, Educational law and the control of Education in Nigeria, The organization of the Ministry of Education and the function of boards of education, the Nigerian Educational system, the school and the community, Bureaucracy and decision making in educational administration, human relations in Educational administration, Educational Leadership, the role of the principal, staff personnel administration, supervision of instruction, Admission Procedures, Student’s records and reports, Student’s discipline and welfare, Student organization and participation in School Administration, Principle of planning, School finance and accounting system, School routine and time table, The school plant and facilities, Examinations and the problems of academic standards, Evaluation and school inspection.

 

EDU423:        Measurement and Evaluation                    (2C)

Definition and purpose of Measurement and Evaluation, Importance of Tests in Education; Validity of Tests in Educational Achievement; Functions of classroom tests, Criteria for effective testing, Problems of tests construction; Measurement of educational outcomes, Behavioral cognitive and non-cognitive of education, Pupils characteristics to be measured, Types of tests, Essay and objective type tests advantages and disadvantages of each, when to use each of them. Tests Administration and Scoring, Judging the Quality of a Classroom test, Estimating, Interpreting and improving reliability of test, Validity of Classroom Tests, Problem of Marking Tests, and Quality Control in Marking System.

 

EDU420:        Research Project                                          (4 C)

An application of the research methods and data processing course to a field experience under the guidance of a selected facilitator.

 

EDU426:   Special Education                                               (2 C)

Concept of special education, its definition and origins. Examination of the terms integration, inclusion, and individualized education programme within the context of special education. Giftedness, its meaning, and causes as well as case studies of the gifted. The education of gifted children. Hearing impairment and educational considerations for the deaf. Visual impairment, its causes and history. Educational considerations for visually impaired children.

 

EDU435:        Teaching Practice II            (3C)

A minimum of six weeks supervised exposure to classroom teaching on field experience to demonstrate the degree of proficiency in applying some of the basic theories of instruction.

 

 

ENG415: Literary Theory and Criticism 3C

Theory of Literature in general: theories of poetry, drama and prose fiction: the nature and approaches of literary criticism: the history of English criticism with emphasis on major genres, themes and general critical principles; relate of selected readinga to problems in the criticism of African literature.

 

ENG421: New Trends in Syntax                      (3C)

Various approaches to syntactic theory. Modern grammars critically examined: Bloomfieldian taxonomic, Pike’s tagmenic grammar, Chomsky’s systemic/functional, transformational generative grammars, stratificational, sector analysis, and case grammars. Usefulness of each theory and application to English. Focus on theoretical issues in transformational generative syntax: ambiguity, paraphrase, recursiveness, etc. \transformational processes, relativisation, noun phrase complementation, nominalization, etc. Prerequiesites are ENG 241 and ENG222.

 

ENG432:        Pragmatics                                                    (3 E)

Scope, goals and principles of pragmatics; utterance – meaning, as distinct from sentence meaning; the socio –cultural and linguistic rules that determine correct interpretation of terms in the real world; presupposition; context; locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts; speech acts in general, intention; inference; conventional and conversational implicatures; emerging theories of pragmatics. 

 

 ENG434:  Literary Stylistics                                       (3C)

Literary stylistics as applied literary analysis that accommodates non-literary analysis; how literary semantics are unearthed through linguistic inquiry into texts; focus on the syntactic, phonological, discoursal, and lexical operations in the thematic and linguistic interpretation of texts; interpretation of the nuances of meaning in texts through the application of linguistic instruments; current linguistic theories as base of analyses of texts; analyses through models for practical application of the acquired knowledge and skills.

 

ENG491:      Psycholinguistics                                            (3E)

Psycholinguistic account of language; relationship between language and the mind. Language acquisition and language learning; thinking and cognition; language and the brain; language localization; linguistic performance and behaviour; language production and comprehension; language impairment.

                             

ENG454: Multilingualism                                       (3C)

The multilingual nation and the varieties of its linguistic issues and their social, cultural and political implications: the problems of national languages, official orthographies, languages to be taught in schools; language policy; and language planning.  Different aspects of multilingualism, Nigeria as a case study: language situation, mulitglossic nature of language functions, language choice, language attitudes, plight and destiny of small group/minority language groups, management of multilingualism/ language engineering in Nigeria; implications of multilingualism in Nigeria for other multingual contexts.

 

 

ENG411: English for Specific Purposes                 (3C)

Adoption of English to particular circumstances and purposes; specialized varieties of English: the language of Journalism, bureaucracy, science and technology, ordinary conversation, etc. Short project involving a particular field of study.

 

ENG453:        Language and National Development (3E)

Relationship between language and national development, relationship between language and individuals and societal development, language and the economy, language and national mobilization, language and national unity and integration, language and national ideology, language and a patriotic culture, language and nationalism, language and national health, language and economic wellbeing, language and infrastructural facilities, language and social attitudes, language and social culture. Constraints placed on national development by the linguistic situations in developing African nations; language as the most effective means of human communication; language as the cornerstone of mass participation in the development process.    

 

ENG414:        Speech Writing                                            (3E)

Introduction - What speech writing entails, The Communication process and the context of speech writing. Basic principles of Speech writing, Types of speech, e.g. expository, analytical etc.  The step of quality speech writing, e.g., choosing topics, sourcing for information etc.  Logic, Language and Style in speech writing.  Review of selected speeches, Learners should be made to write at least 3 speeches to test their understanding of the different steps in speech writing.

 

        

9.0   Instructional Methods and Delivery

The Course Materials to be used in this programme would either be adopted and/or adapted from the Course Materials acquired from similar Open and Distance Learning Universities. The instructional methodologies adopted in the Faculty of Education/Faculty of Arts which would be used for this programme, include the use of specially designed packaged print materials. Future use of video and audiotapes, radio and television broadcast, CD-ROM and the Internet to complement the print material are in the pipeline.

 

Language of Instruction      

All courses will be conducted in English  

 

 

10. Quality Assurance       

Admission into the B.A.(Ed). English language programme will be strictly on merit  and on the NUC minimum admission requirement of 5 O’level credits including English and Literature-in-English. This will make the programme competitive. The department is committed to very high standards at the admission level as well as quality of teaching, the curriculum and questions. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

11. Evaluation:

Evaluation of each of the theory courses would consist of Tutor Marked Assignments and End of Course examination. The TMA constitute 30% of the Total Credit Units score. The End of Course examination is 70%. For practical courses, a practical component is introduced for scores achieved during the practical classes. This constitutes 70% of the 30% of the TMA score (30 marks) while the end of course examination constitutes 70%. As part of the evaluation mechanism, each course would be provided with 4 TMA’s out of which the best 3 would be used for the Continuous Assessments for a course.  To qualify to sit for examination therefore, each student must turn at least 3 TMA’s

Each course will also be examined at the end of the semester. Course facilitators would be encouraged to provide data bank questions to the examination data bank in the School. Course coordinators and Programme leaders of the Faculty of Education who are experts in the various course areas would be given the task of selecting two sets of question papers to conform to a particular house style and format provided by the Faculties of Education and Arts Board of Examiners.  Thereafter the questions would be internally moderated by the Deans and in some cases, another staff member, before they are sent to an External Assessor for moderation who will be chosen from tertiary institutions.  Where the Faculties of Education and of Arts have no competent staff to set questions in a particular course, experts within the University would be used to prepare such question papers. The marking guides for each course as moderated by the external assessor would be used in the marking of the scripts.

 

12. A. Academic Staff

The National Open University of Nigeria has chosen to operate with academic faculty staff supported by Instructional Facilitators who are on the field situated at the many Study Centres of the University designed to improve quality.

To commence this programme, the Faculty has the following academic staff to coordinate and monitor the programme:

        1.   Prof Eyisi J   Prof     NCE Eng/Religious Studies, BA Education English, MA

              Educationa Admin & Supervision, MA English, Ph.D English

        2.   Dr Fatimayin, F. F.  Grade 11 Teachers Cert: (BTC, Bauchi), N.C.E.  

              English/History, B.Ed. Language Arts (ABU, Zaria), M.Ed. English Lang.

              Education (UNILORIN), Ph.D. English Language Education (UNILORIN),

              Asso Prof

        3.   Prof  Christine I. Ofulue BA (Ilorin), MA (Ibadan),  Ph.D (Indiana), Specialized

              in  Linguistics. Professor

        4.   Prof Omolara Nwabueze  B.Ed. English/Language Arts(1991), MA    

              English (1998), Ph.D. English 2008). Professor

        5.   Anthonia Yakubu     Asso Prof        BA English (1991), MA English (1995),    

              Ph.D. English (2010). Literature. Asso Prof

        6.   Prof Onyeka Iwuchukwu, BA (Nig), MA (Lagos), MA (Lagos). Specialized in    

              Literature.

        7.   Osikomaiya Olufunke, M.  Phd. English Language Education (2013); M.Ed    

              Language Education (2003); B.Ed, English Education (1997); NCE Social       

              Studies  (1991). Senior Lecturer

        8.   Dr  Oamen  Felicia English (2015) Lagos; M.A. English (2004);  B.A. English       

              OAU (2004) Lagos

        9.   Dr Gbenoba Felix  Ph.D (2006) Ibadan, M.A (20) Ibadan B.A (1981)Ibadan

       12   Dr  Dodo Hanatu Ph.D (2017) English,  M.A. (2014) English, B.A in

              English(2012)

       13.  Dr Ugoala Bibian Phd. English (2015) Lagos; M.A. English (2008); Lagos

 14.  Iyere, Theodore O., BA English (JOS), PGDE (ABU), M. A.  English (ABU) –     

        Phd. English (2015) Lecturer I

 

Staff of the Faculty of Education

S/N

NAME

DESIGNATION

SPECIALIZATION

Field

Qualifications

  1.  

Prof. OSUJI Uchenna Sydney A

Dean/ Professor

Measurement & Evaluation

 

NCE (Tech) Int, Enugu

B. Ed (UNICAL) ACPDI (UK)

M. Ed (ABSU) PGDDE (IGNOU), Ph.D M & E (2000), Abia State Uni.

  1.  

Prof. EYA E. Patrick

Professor

Curriculum Studies

B. Ed. Edu. Geography & Botany (1979), M.Ed. (1982), Ph.D Curriculum Studies (1995), Uni of Calabar

  1.  

Prof. OKONKWO Charity A.

 Professor

  1. Measurement & Evaluation

Physics

N.C.E.  Maths/Physics (IMT ENUGU), B.Sc. (Ed) Physics (UNICAL), M. Sc (Physics) Lagos, M.Ed. Measurement & Evaluation, (ABSU), Certificate in Computer Programming, (UNIPORT), Ph.D Measurement & Evaluation (2004), Abia  State Uni.

  1.  

Prof. OGIDAN Joshua

 

Professor

Guidance & Counseling

 

B.Sc. (1987), M. Edu. G&C (1991), Ph.D G&C (2000), Uni of Ilorin

  1.  

Prof. NNADI Christopher

Professor.

Curriculum & Instruction

BA.ED/REL -1988, MA(ART) - 1991, M.ED CAI (2005), Ph.D (2011) , Enugu State Uni. of Sci. & Tech.

  1.  

Prof. TANGLANG Nebath

Professor

Sports Management

B.Ed PHE (1984), M. Ed Sport Psycho (1988), Ph.D Sports Management (2003), Ahmadu Bello Uni, Zaria

  1.  

Prof. OGUNSOLA-BANDELE Mercy

Professor

Sci. Edu

B.ED, M.ED Ph.D Cur. & Instruc (Sci. Edu) – 1987, Ahmadu Bello Uni, Zaria

8

Prof. SULEIMAN, A. Garba

Professor

Phy. Health Edu.

NCE, PHE (1985), B.Sc (Ed), PHE (1988), M.Ed Psych (1992), Ph.D Sports Mgt (1996), Ahmadu Bello Uni, Zaria

9

Prof.  ONYIA Alexander U.

Professor

Industrial Voc & Edu

B.Sc. Vocational Industrial Educ (1984), M.Sc Trade & Indus Edu (1985), Ph.D Tech & Vocational Edu (2002), Enugu State Uni. Of Sci. & Tech,

10

Prof. NNAKA Chibuogwu

Prof.

Sci Edu

B.Sc (Ed) Biology, M.Ed Sci Edu (1985), Ph.D Sci Edu (1990), UNN

11

Prof. OJO Olugbenga

Prof.

Guidance & Counselling

B.Ed (Counseling Psychology) (UNILORIN), M.Ed G & C, Ph.D G & C (2000), Obafemi Awolowo Uni.

12

Dr. OKOPI Fidel

Ass. Prof.

Counselling Psychology

B.Ed. P.H.E. (1981), M.Edu G&C (1991), M.Ed, PGDDE, MADE, Ph.D Counselling Psycho (1999), Uni. Of Ibadan

13

Prof . INEGBEDION Juliet O.

Prof.

Educational Planning

N.C.E. Secretarial Studies (AGBOR), B.Sc. Ed Business Education, (UNIBEN), PGD Manpower Economics & Planning (UNILAG), M.Ed. Business Education (UNIBEN), M.Ed. Curriculum Studies – Education Technology (UNILAG), MBA – General (Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba - Akoko), Ph.D Edu. Plng (2012), Uni. Of Benin

14

Prof  OGUNDIRAN Samuel O.

Prof.

Educational Planning

B.A. Ed (Unilag), M.Ed. Educational Administration (Unilag), Ph.D Edu Plng (2008), Uni. Of Ibadan

15

Prof. AMINI Clifford. M.

Prof

Measurement & Evaluation

NCE, B.SC(Ed) Chem. Edu M.Ed M & E, Ph.D M & E (2008), Uni. Of Calabar

16

Dr. IHUOMA Chinwe

Asso Prof

Counselling Psychology

NCE Eng/Igbo (1984), B.Ed G&C/Eng (1989), M.Ed G&C (1990), Ph.D Counselling Psysch (2000), Uni. Of Ibadan

17

Dr. OFOHA Dorothy

Asso Prof

Edu Psych

N.C.E English/French (Owerri), B. Ed. English (Uniport); M.Ed Educational Psychology (Unilag), Ph.D Edu. Psych (2003), Uni of Lagos

18

Prof. OGBODO-ADOGA Rosemary

 Prof

Guidance & Counselling

B.Ed. CRK Edu (1987), M.Ed G & C (1990), Ph.D G & C (2001), Uni. Of Abuja

19

Dr (Mrs.) EZERIBE Scholastical

Asso Prof

Guidance & Counselling

B.Ed G & C (1986), M.Ed G & C (1997), Ph.D G & C (2007), Abia State Uni

20

Dr. OWOLABI  Josiah

Asso Prof

Educational Evaluation

B.Sc. (Ed) Maths (1990), M.Sc. Maths (1993), PGD Com Sci (1996), M.Sc. Com Sci. (1998), M.Ed Edu Eva (2006), Ph.D Edu Eva (2014), Uni. Of Ibadan

21

Dr. FATIMAYIN Foluke Florence

Asso Prof

English Language Education

Grade 11 Teachers Cert: (BTC, Bauchi), N.C.E.   English/History, B.Ed. Language Arts (ABU Zaria), M.Ed. English Lang Education (UNILORIN), Ph.D. English Language Education (UNILORIN).

22

Dr. OPATEYE Johnson A.

Asso Prof

Edu Evaluation

B.Sc. (Ed) Chemistry (1986), M.Ed Curriculum Studies (1992)

PGD Computer Science (2000), Ph.D Edu Eva (2009), Uni. Of Ibadan, Cert. in E-Facilitation (2015)

23

Dr. SAIDU Rosemary F.

Senior Lecturer

Guidance & Counselling

NCE, B.A. (Ed) Eng/Lang Art, M.Ed G & C (2000), Ph.D G & C (2008), Uni of Ilorin

24

Dr. ABIDOYE Aderionye B.

Lecturer I

Edu G & C

B.A Eng. Lang (1986, OAU, M.A. Eng. Lang. (1990), Uni of Ilorin, PGDE (1995), Uni of Lagos, M.Ed. G & C (1998), Ph.D Edu. G & C (2011), Uni of Iilorin

25

Dr. ADEBANJO Adekunle  A.

Senior Lecturer

Computer Edu/Edu. Tech

B.Sc (Ed) Comp Sci Edu (1998), M.Ed Educational Tech (2000), Ph.D (In view), Uni of Ibadan

26

Dr.  MUSA

Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer

Counselling Psychology

B.A (Ed) Edu (2008), M.Ed Counselling Psychology (2011), Ph.D Counselling Psychology (2016), Uni of Ibadan

27

Dr. BADMUS Ayodeji M.

Lecturer I

Educational Technology

NCE Tech. Edu/EE (1998), B.Ed. Edu. Tech (2003), M.Ed Edu. Tech (2007), Ph.D Educational Tech (2013), Uni. Of Ilorin

29

Dr OSIKOMAIYA Olufunke, M

Senior Lecturer

English Language Education

Phd. English Language Education (2013); M.Ed Language Education (2003); B.Ed, English Education (1997); NCE Social Studies (1991).

30

Dr. ONI Leah Olubunmi

Lecturer I

Educational Evaluation

NCE Maths/G&C (1991), B.Ed G & C (1997), M.Ed. Edu. Eval (2005), Ph.D Edu Eval (2013), Uni of Ibadan,

31

Dr. AMEDE, Lucky

Senior Lecturer

Guidance & Counselling

 

NCE Agric. Sci. Edu (1981), B.SC(Ed) Agric. Sci. Edu,(1987) , M.Ed G & C (1998), Ph.D G & C (2008), Delta State Uni.

32

Dr. APENA Temilola

Senior Lecturer

Adult Edu

NCE Eng/Yor (1990), B.A (Ed) Edu. Eng (1995), M.Ed Adult Edu (2006), Ph.D Adult Edu (2015), Uni. Of Lagos

33

Dr. AINA Kehinde

Lecturer I

Guidance & Counselling

B.A. Ed Edu. G & C (1990), M.Ed G& C (1992), Ph.D G&C (2007), Uni. Of Lagos

34

Dr. AINA Josephine Ishola

Lecturer I

Guidance & Counselling

NCE (1984), B.Sc. (Ed) Edu. Biology (1995), M.Ed G&C (1997), Ph.D G&C (2011), Uni. Of Ilorin

35

Dr. OLASUPO E. Bamidele

Lecturer I

Guidance & Counselling

B.Ed G & C/LA (1996), M.Ed. G & C (2002), Ph.D G & C (2010), Uni of Lagos

36

Dr. (Mrs.) MBANEFO Maryrose Chinwe

Lecturer I

Edu Admin & Planning

NCE Bio/Chem Edu (1983), B.Ed Edu. Chemistry (1986), M.Ed Curri. Studies (1994), Ph.D Admin. & Plang (2015), UNN

37

Dr. MANAFA Fausta

Lecturer I

Soc. of Edu.

NCE Eng/CRS (1990), B.A. (Ed) Lang. Arts Eng. Edu. (2000), M.Ed Sociology of Edu (2010), Ph.D Sociology of Edu (2015), Uni. Of Lagos

38

Dr. OKON Effionwan Effiom

Lecturer I

Admin. & Planning

B.Ed (Hons) Phy & Health Edu (2000), M.Ed. Edu. Admin. & Planning (2004), Ph.D Edu. Admin. & Planning (2014), Uni. Of Calabar,

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Dr. WADA B. Zira

Lecturer I

Tech. Edu.

B.Tech (Ed) E/E (2001), NCE Tech E/E (1992),  M.Ed Indus. Tech Edu (2006), Ph.D Indus. Tech Edu. (2015), Modebbo Adama Uni of Tech., Yola,

40

Mr. LIADI Hakeem Olaniyi

Lecturer I

Bus. Edu.

NCE Business Education; B.Sc. (Ed) Business Education; M.Ed. Business Education, Ph.d (In View, Uni. Of Benin

41

Dr Iro Babangida

Lecturer II

Educational Psychology 

B.ED(1994) M.ED (2002), Ph.D (2016)

42

Dr. ADEDIRAN Ibraheem Adedayo

Lecturer I

Counselling Psychology

B.Ed G&C/Pol Sci (1999), M.Ed Counselling Psycho (2004), Ph.D (In view) Uni of Ibadan

43

Dr. AMUSA Oluwadamilare J.

Senior Lecturer

Physics Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Edu. & Physics (1997), M.Ed Physics (2005), Ph.D Physics Edu – In view (Unilag)

44

Mrs. KELIKUME Genevieve

Assist Lecturer

Human Res. Mgt.

NCE Maths (1987), B.Ed Adult Education/Econs (1994), M.Sc Economics (1998), M.Ed Educational Management (2008), Ph.D (In View) Wlden Uni, Baltimore, USA

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Mr. EJEMBI Enokela John

Assist. Lecturer

Agric Sci. Edu

NCE Agric Education; B.Sc. Ed. (Hons) Agric Science Education, M.Ed. Sci Edu

 

Administrative Staff

S/N

Name of Staff

Designation

Qualification and Dates Obtained

1

Mrs. AKINBOWALE Dayo

Deputy Registrar

M.Ed Educ Admin (2009), PGDE (2004)

B.Sc. (Hons) Pol. Sc (1989), Dip in Data Processing (1993)

2

Mrs. UKAIGWE Jane A.

Principal Confidential Secretary II

OND Computer Sci, B.Sc Computer/Stat, M.Sc Information Tech.

3

Mrs. AFOLABI Augustina O.

Principal Confidential Secretary II

ND Secretarial Administration, HND Secretarial Administration, M.Sc Business Admin. Mgt Sc. (HR option) PGDDE Distance Education

4

Mr Salam Oladapo

Admin Officer 1

Master (Public & International Affairs) B.A (Philosopyh) Associate CIPM

5

Ms. ADISA Temitope

Chief Clerical Officer.

OND Hotel & Catering Management 2003, WAEC – 1998

6

Miss OKERE Victoria Akunwa

Senior Clerical Officer.

HND Accounting (2017)

7

Miss Francis Rosem

Snr Ass istant Secretaty

OND & HND (Office Technology and Management)

8

Mrs Nwachukwu Florence

Assistant Executive Officer

SSCE (), OND Banking & Finance

9

Mr Olugboye Praise

Clerical Officer

SSCE

 

It is envisaged that as the programme moves into subsequent levels of study, an additional academic staff would each year, be appointed at each level. They would be responsible for a whole range of activities of Learning and Tutoring:  admission of students into the programme; registration of students into the programme; recruitment of facilitators; editing of course materials, development of some course materials, proof reading of galleys of printed course materials; preparation of the Semester examinations, and Coordination of the marking of examination answer scripts.

 

13.  Learner Support Services

Similar to other students receiving tertiary education, students in Distance Education require various academic and administrative support services from the University.  The existing academic support takes place presently at the various 51 Study Centres with student Counsellors and Facilitators.  The Faculties of Education and Arts will take steps to enhance Study facilitation by providing practical facilities for its practical based courses in selected Centres and employ more facilitators.

 

14. Recognition of the Programme

      The programme was approved by the Senate and has full accreditation status by the

      NUC.

 

15. Proposed Starting Date and Presentation Schedule

Following the approval of the Senate at the First Regular Meeting, the programme commenced in 2003/2004 session.

 

16. Target Students

Number of Learners: Student population will increase by 10% annually.

 

17. Student Enrolment and Projection

2,000 Students

 

18. Conclusion

In view of the decline in standards in the use and teaching of the English Language, this programme becomes quite relevant. In addition, the ability to carry on independent logical reasoning is essential for intelligent decision making. A development of aesthetic ability through creative works is expected to arise from going through this programme. In this regard, career opportunities abound for graduates of the programme in a vast number of industries. English language as a global language and as the nation’s official language is vital for the nation’s development and participation in the global market. The ability to reason creatively, innovatively and independently will create in the students, the ability to be solution providers in many areas of human endeavor.