NCE PROGRAMME (FULL TIME)
Candidates seeking direct admission into NCE regular Programme of the College normally apply through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) as it is advertised by the board. However, students are required to satisfy conditions stipulated in the JAMB advertisement before they are qualified for admission depending on available vacancies.
General Entry Requirements
A senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or GCE ‘O’ level by WAEC or NECO with passes at credit level in five subjects including Mathematics
and English Language. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.
A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credits or merits in five subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical Education; RSA or City and Guilds Intermediate Certificate or Federal Craft Training Certificate or NABTEB Certificate with credit/merit in at least four subjects, are acceptable qualifications.
Associate Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad is also an acceptable qualification for admission into the NCE regular programme.
Entry requirements are exactly the same as those for the NCE regular. In addition, candidates with Grade II Certificate (i.e. passes only in all subjects) with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience and any other qualification approved by the NCCE may be admitted in to this programme.
Students who have been admitted into the College and have satisfied all necessary requirements of the College are then formally matriculated as bona fide members or students of the College community.
COURSE CREDIT SYSTEM
The College runs Course Credit System as provided by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) guidelines. Individuals wishing
to know more about the credit system of the College may visit the academic office of the College.
IJMB O ‘Level programme in English and Mathematics are offered to those with at least 3 credits and would otherwise have qualified to do the ‘A’ Level programme except that they have deficiencies in one or both of these core subjects. They are admitted for the ‘A’ Level programme but must, in addition, take and pass the JMB ‘O’ Level programme, which is accepted for university entry, to make up for their deficiency.
The NCCE guidelines for qualification and award of NCE certificate require that a student must successfully complete their teaching practice before graduation. Teaching practice is for a period of six months at a stretch. During the teaching practice, qualified professional teachers go to supervise the student-teachers in their different areas of specialisation. Results are then submitted to the College teaching practice Coordinator.
STUDENTS’ INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)
The SIWES is a skill-training programme aimed at exposing and preparing students for the industrial working situation that they will encounter after graduation. SIWES should not be regarded as a long vacation employment or a temporary job even though it takes place outside the College in industries or business establishments. It is to be regarded as a continuation of the schooling and training process. It is designed to expose students to work methods and experience in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in the College.
By involving employers, the scheme brings employers into the educational partnership with the College in preparing students for effective employment as vocational teachers. It bridges the gap between the classroom and the industries.