CRS Department

CRS DEPARTMENT

Department of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRS)

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

CRS Department started for the NCE Programme in 1974. When the college muted the idea of running a degree programme, an application was made to the University of Ibadan. The accreditation visitation panel from University of Ibadan visited the Department for inspection

A favourable report of this visitation panel recommended the department to the National University Commission who also sent into the college panel of experts to validate the claims of the University of Ibadan.

On the favourable report of the panel from the National Universities Commission, the department was granted the approval to offer a degree in Teacher Education – Christian Religious Studies.

Consequently, the programme started in affiliation with the University of Ibadan in 2012/2013 academic session.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

  1. The department has full accreditation for both NCE and Undergraduate Programme.
  2. To equip the products of this programme for the teaching career, administration, social work and offer them solid academic background for professional degrees in related fields.
  3. To prepare graduates to be worthy citizen in the society.
  4. To provide highly trained and qualified manpower withappropriate exposure in the pedagogical aspect of teaching profession and provide professional expertise in Christian Religious Studies
  5. To produce Christian Religious Studies graduates with deep understanding of the nature of the programme.

 

VISION AND MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT

To make the department a centre of excellence in teaching and research, geared toward producing highly trained and qualified school teachers, researchers and educational administrators in Nigeria and beyond.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To develop world-class human resources in the art and practice of Christian Religious Studies to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and community service.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

  1. The Religious Studies programmes are designed to cover all the facets of religious phenomena as they affect the history, tradition, economic, social, political and ethics of man. The effect of this approach is to develop man in his existential reality to produce an all-round society of a complete man in realizing his life objectives.
  2. The Department of Religious Studies, like all the department of the College of Education, is academic. Its primary purpose is to study religion so as to discover, establish and preserve truth

 

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

The Department is headed by a senior member of staff holding office as substantive head for an initial period of two years which can be renewed at the discretion of the college management for another two yearsā€™ term. Apart from being in charge of the day-to-day running of the department, the H.O.D chairs the departmental board comprising of all lecturers in the department. This board meets regularly to take important decisions as they affect the department including moderation of student’s result prior to submission to the business committee and academic board.

In the department, other staff members assist the H.O.D in various capacities that include serving as DepartmentalExamination Officer, Course Advisers/level coordinators, patron of students association, etc.

The department runs an open policy on staff promotion as is the general norm in the college. Guidelines and set rules are strictly adhered to in an open and transparent manner. All staff are subjected to the same rules of thorough screening of their credentials and are therefore promoted on merit.

 

POLICY AND PRACTICE ON STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Staff development is encouraged and supported through on-the-job-training and in-service training. Staff members are also encouraged to attend and participate in conference (both local and international) Travel and oversea tour grants are usually provided by the college through TETFUND to staff who indicate their willingness and preparedness to attend and present researched papers

 

NAMES OF LECTURERS IN THE DEPARTMENT

  1. UMEJIAKU U.E (H.O.D)
  2. OYIBO GODWIN
  3. OMEIZA .D. DAVID
  4. JAMES ONEHI
  5. SOLOMON JALO AYUBA
  6. AJIBULU V.V
  7. AIYEDOGBON JOSIAH SUNDAY
  8. AJELE JOSEPH KOKOMO
  9. MOMOH AISHAT (Clerk)

Department Contact Info

Head of Department

Umejiaku, U.E

CRS Department

CRS Department Building, FCE Okene Main Campus
P.M.B. 1026, Okene, Kogi-State,
Nigeria


crs@fceokene.edu.ng

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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