GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
INTRODUCTION

Although the NCE, as a qualification, is common to all the graduates of the programme, each subject has its own unique features and, demands. These unique features and demands are properly articulated in the introductory pages to each subject in the relevant booklets and requirements that are common to air the subjects are set out hereunder

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A senior secondary school certificate (SSC) WAEC, NECO or GCE ‘O’ Level, NABTEB and any other equivalent with Four (4) Credits at one or two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidates wishes to offer. Credits in English and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses to meet departmental requirement.
  • A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in five subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credit/merit in English Language and/or Mathematics may be a requirement in some courses.
  • For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical Education, R.S.A. or City and guilds/intermediate Certificate or the Federal Craft training Certificate in Nigeria or abroad, is also an acceptable qualifications.
  • Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations who in addition to taking and succeeding in a selection examination organized by an accredited matriculation examination body would also be qualified for admission.
  • All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for, write and pass the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB at a satisfactory lever.
  • It should be noted that some colleges may, in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
  • The General education Courses for each of Specialist Areas of the programme is compulsory for all registered students.
  • All registered students must submit a supervised project before graduation. The project may be written in General Education or any of the student’s special area. (This is without prejudice to long essays or seminar papers that may be required by some departments or in some special areas). Three copies of such projects, typed double-spaced and bound (hard cover) must be submitted by each student before graduation. The credits earned shall be recorded under EDU 323.
  • Teaching Practice is compulsory for all students and it must last for a minimum of eighteen (18) weeks. Colleges are free to make their own arrangements for Teaching Practice. The credits earned shall be recorded under EDU 311.
  • All registered students must enroll for and pass General Studies Courses recommended for each Specialist areas before graduation.
  • Industrial Attachment or SIWES is compulsory for all students registered for courses in Vocational, Technical and Computer Education. This is for a minimum of 16 weeks attached with 2 credit units.
  • Acculturation/Language Immersion Programmes are compulsory for all students offering Arabic, French and Nigerian Languages at the officially designated centres for a period of twelve (12) weeks or any other acceptable institution within or outside the country.
MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
  • a student must earn a total minimum 118 to 126 credits to graduate, covering: all the components of the programme as indicated in the course outline.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT METHODS
  • Continuous Assessment (C.A) 40%
  • End of Semester Examination 60%
ATTENDANCE

    A registered student for the NCE programme must attain a 75% attendance before he/she allowed to write the end of Semester Examination. This is very important and all students must comply with this policy.

QUALIFICATIONS OF ACADEMIC STAFF
  • Every of our academic staff is a professionally qualified teacher (with minimum of NCE or PGDE) or any other TRCN recognized qualification.
  • A good bachelor’s degree (not less than a Second Class Lower Division) in the relevant discipline is the minimum qualification for appointment as Assistant Lecturer.
  • H.N.D. holders, with a minimum of a merit shall qualify and are only appointed as Instructors or Laboratory Technologists/Technicians where necessary while many of our lecturers also posses.
  • Higher Degrees or additional professional qualifications in the relevant disciplines are added advantages.
OUR GUIDELINES FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF DEANS AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
    Deans of Schools
  • Eligibility
  • The Dean of a School shall normally be elected. To be eligible for this election, the officer shall not be below the rank of principal lecturer.

  • Tenureship

The Dean shall hold office for 2 years from the date of his election or until he resigns, but shall be eligible for re-election for a second and final term. He should leave office for at least two years before he can re-contest for the position.

Heads of Department
  • Eligibility
  • The HOD shall normally be appointed. To be eligible for appointment, the officer shall not be below the rank of senior lecturer. Where there are no qualified staff for this position, the most senior academic staff can be appointed in an Action capacity until a qualified person is available.

  • Tenureship
  • The HOD shall hold office for 2 years from the date of his appointment or until he resigns, but shall be eligible for re-appointment for a second term and then some eligible ones be considered. In the event that there is no other one eligible, the incumbent HOD shall hold office in an Acting capacity until a substantive HOD is appointed.