Home Economics Department was established in the year 1996 June by Prof.Aliyu Abdul with three female academic staff and two female non-academic staff. The department took off as a catering unit for three months before the first set of students came in August, ten sandwich students opened up the department to the state and other states in Nigeria. The next regular students were admitted for the 96/97 session 35 students were enrolled. Since then there has been a regular increase in students’ enrolment for Home Economics department. The department have graduated on regular basis about ¾ of the students at the end of each session.
The department started with a borrowed three separate rooms. However, when the college staff school was moved to their present permanent site, the unit occupied by them was allocated to Home economics department as a temporary department complex. It is a thing of joy to see that at last the permanent Home Economics Department complex is under construction to be occupied this year.
As the student population increases, the need to increase staff strength became very necessary because of the vocational nature of the course content of the department. Therefore, in the year 1999 addition two academic staff was added to the department. And in the year 2000, another staff was employed making a six academic year. But there was pressure of excess work load due to the practical nature of the course and the explosion of student population there was demand for additional academic staff to actualise the vocational nature of Home Economics felt by the student and the college environment. Thus between the year 2002 to 2007 more academic staff has been added to bring the total academic staff to eleven and the non-academic to six.
The philosophy of Home Economics Education borders on improvement of the quality of life of the individual and family, by equipping them with relevant knowledge, attitude, skill for productive and effective life.
It focuses on effective development and utilization of resources for meeting goals. It identifies and classifies the roles, aspirations and abilities of each family member as well as determines strategies towards achieving them. It equips individuals for entrepreneurship.
Home Economics is a field of knowledge which draws information and skill from core subject areas of the arts, sciences, humanities and other related subjects: through awareness programmes, workshops, seminars, conference, formal teaching and research.
The objectives of the programme are to:
Train Home Economics teachers with a sound basis for professional growth and personal development in Home Economics Education who will:
Exhibit thorough knowledge of job skills and career opportunities inHome Economics.
Equip students will entrepreneur skills for self-employment and self-reliance.
Demonstrate positive human relationship and ability to work with peoplefrom diverse socio-cultural background.
Prepare teachers to quality them for a post NCE degree program in HomeEconomics
General Admission Requirements
A minimum of Four (4) credits including English and Mathematics (to be achieved at a maximum of 2 sittings) and the other 3 in any the related areas like Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Clothing, and textiles. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agriculture, Health Education and integrated Science.
All applicants to undergo selection interview.
For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical education, NABTEB with RSA or City and its intermediates Certificate coupled with the Federal Craft Training Certificate. Credit/merit in at least four subjects and acceptable qualifications.
Associateship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad is also acceptable as qualification.
All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enrol for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations who also take and succeed in a selection examination organized by the accredited body are qualified for admission
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 course. This is legitimate. Colleges should also control the number allocated to each programme relative to their total admission quote based on staff and facilities available
This should be restricted to the areas of need with the following conditions:
Students must have a minimum of three (3) credits including the major subject to be studied. Students must have at least a pass in English and mathematics.
All applicants to undergo a selection interview.
Colleges must seek approval for Pre-NCE courses from NCCE prior to them being offered to students.
The transition from Pre-NCE to NCE I will be dependent upon students achieving at least Grade D in the final examination for Pre-NCE
A Senior Secondary School Certificate passes (SSC) or General Certificate of education Ordinary Level passes in at least five (5) of the following subjects:
Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Textiles and Fine and Applied Arts, Integrated Science, Economics, Agricultural Science, English, Mathematics, Health Science, Physical and Health Education.
ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidate must have at least three (3) credits at a sitting, or four (4) credits at two sittings in any of the listed subjects.
Passes in English and Mathematics are compulsory
A minimum of a pass or C. grade through Pre-NCE Home Economicsprogrammes.
A Grade Il Teachers Certificate (TCII) with credit passes in three (3) ofthe subject listed above
Certificate in catering, technology and textile designs. Candidates must havegone through Post Primary Education level with pass in Englishand credit in two of the subjects mentioned earlier.
Department Contact Info
Head of Department
Insert H.O.D’s Name Home Economics Department
HEC Building, FCE Okene Main Campus
P.M.B. 1026, Okene, Kogi-State,