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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION – COMPUTER EDUCATION


PHILOSOPHY, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE
Philosophy
The importance of Technology Education has been recognized by the present
State and Federal Governments in Nigeria. Philosophically, Computer Education in
particular, and Technology Education in general, achieves economic aims because
investments in Vocational Programmes provide individuals with employable skills as
well as provide the economy with productive citizens. Sociologically, Technology
Education, with Computer Education as an integral part, is important because
individuals who have saleable skills become useful citizens of their communities.

Objective
The objectives of Computer Education are as follows:
• Prepare competent teachers for teaching and leadership positions in
Secondary Schools, Technical Colleges and other institutions;
• Prepare individuals that can take up careers in relevant industries.
• Equip individuals with saleable skills in computer for self-reliance.

Scope
The curriculum in Computer Education includes courses in general education,
technology education and teaching subject areas. Students are also required to
spend some time in practical teaching in secondary schools and technical colleges.
They are also required to acquire work experience in computer firms and allied
fields.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
(a) 4-year degree programme
Candidates must satisfy the university minimum entry requirements which
must include credits in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology plus any
other science subject obtained at SSCE/ NECO/ NABTEB/ GCE ‘O’ Level
(b) 3-year degree programme.
Any of the following:
i. Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Physics and Mathematics.
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ii. Diploma in Computer Science Education or any other Diploma in Computer


Science from any recognized Institution.
iii. Distinction/Credits/Merit or at NCE in Computer Education or Physics or
Mathematics.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
(i) Graduates of the degree programme in Computer Education will obtain

employment in teaching in schools and Colleges.

(ii) Jobs in industries and other allied occupations/parastatals.

(iii) Most importantly, graduates can be self-employed.


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3-YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
Major Courses Units

VTE 132 Typewriting I 2


ED 211 Educational Psychology I 2
VTE 101 Foundations of Vocational Education 2
ED 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
VTE 222 Business Communication 2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 212 Linear Algebra I 2
STA 203 Statistics for Physical Sci. & Engr. I 2
CS 201 Computer Programming I 2
CS 251 Assembly Language Programming 2

General Studies Courses

G.S. 207 Humanities I 2

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SECOND SEMESTER
Major Courses

VTE 121 Operations Research 2


VTE 221 Methodology in Computer Education 2

Required Ancillary Courses


CS 202 Computer Programming II 2
CS 221 Introductions to File Processing 2
Mths. 214 Linear algebra II 2
Stat 206 Statistics for Physical Science & Engr. II 2

General Studies Courses

G.S. 208 Humanities II 2


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SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Major Courses Title Units

ED 325 Teaching Practice 1 2


ED 311 Educational Psychology II 2

Required Ancillary Courses


CS 331 Compiler Construction I 2
CS 332 Operating Systems I 2
CS 341 Computer Architecture I 2
CS 311 Numerical Methods 1 2

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SECOND SEMESTER
Major Courses

VTE 323 Data Reduction Using SPSS 2


VTE 324 Data Based Management I 2
ED 321 Curriculum Implementation 3
VTE 304 Research Design in Vocational Education 2
VTE 302 Evaluation in vocational Education 2
VTE 325 Word processing 1

Required Ancillary Courses


CS 391 Lab for Digital Design 2
CS 333 Operating Systems II 2
CS 342 Computer Architecture II 2
CS 351 Data structures 2

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THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Major Courses Title Units


VTE 421 Data Based Management 2
VTE 432 Office Technology 2
ED 425 Teaching Practice II 2
VTE 401 Vocational Guidance 2
ED 411 Educational Psychology II 2

Required Ancillary Courses


CS 451 Algorithms 2
CS 411 Numerical methods II 2
CS 461 Organization of Programming language 2
CS 452 Computer Process Control 2
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SECOND SEMESTER
Major Courses

VTE 422 Spreadsheet Processing 2


ED 441 Measurement and Evaluation 2
VTE 402 Administration of Vocational Education 2
VTE 491 Project 3

Required Ancillary Courses


CS 454 Artificial Intelligence 2
CS 453 Computer Center Management 2
CS 431 Compiler construction II 2
CS 462 Structured Programming 2

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