Social Sciences Education

Philosophy, Objectives and Scope

The philosophy of the Social Science Education Programmes is consistent with Nigeria’s Philosophy of Education which is based in part on the neEDU to develop the Nigerian child into an all round effective citizen, as well as the integration of the child into the Nigerian multi-ethnic community. (cf FRN, 2004).

The basic objective of the Department of Social Sciences Education is to train Social Sciences teachers who are academically and professionally competent to educate pupils at any level of the education system. The main purpose in these B.Sc. degree programmes in social science Education is to turn out dedicated and reliable social science educators knowledgeable in their respective areas of academic interest and skillful in classroom management as well as in dealing with human beings. In more specific terms, the programmes are aimed at:

  • Producing highly motivated, conscientious, skillful, innovative and efficient classroom teachers for all levels of Nigerian educational system;
  • Training teachers who are mindful, proud and protective of the socio-cultural, political and economic institutions of Nigeria; and
  • Equipping teachers of the social sciences with requisite physical and intellectual skills for effective leadership, followership and cooperative roles of different sectors of Nigerian society.
Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programmes have ample teaching opportunities with the various ministries of Education in the country. The graduates are also employable in personnel departments of ministries, parastatals and private institutions where graduates in the social sciences are required.

Subject Combinations

The following subject combinations are available in the Department:

  • Education/Economics
  • Education/Geography
  • Education/Political Science
  • Education/Social Studies

Students of the Department of Social Science Education take General Education courses from Departments of Educational Foundations and Arts Education. They also take courses from the various Departments within and outside the Faculty in which their teaching subjects are based.

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