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In Okpoama The Students Were About---50 Only In The 2012/13 Session---701 Students Were Admitted

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The Bayelsa State College of Education was not only Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education to immortalize the Niger Delta legendary hero, but relocated to Sagbama local government area and has consequently resumed for normal academic activities for 2012/2013 session with a student population of 701 and 25 programs with introduction of Theatre Arts and Music as new courses. With students and staff applauding Governor Dickson’s decision.

To this end, a theatre Hall has been constructed, and to forestall the fate that had earlier befallen it, this time around, a bill was signed into law not only for its relocation, but naming by the state governor who is a lawyer and former Attorney -General and Commissioner of Justice. The Bayelsa state college of Education has suffered policy somersault in the past that has resulted to its relocation to Agudama -Epie and later to Okpoama , the home town of Former Gov. Timipre Sylva where for over an academic session, the

college could barely admit about 50 students.
With over 200 lecturers, the students and staff were scared of the location, which was politically motivated until its relocation was revoked by the present administration of Governor Dickson who sited it in a more central upland area. Programme of Study and Courses leading to Academic Award of the National Certicate of Education A programme of study is the approved curriculum leading to a specified and named award of the National Certificate as followed by an individual student. The programme may be identical with a course or may be one of a number of standard routes within a larger course programme. The College Of Education will admit students to its courses on a full-time, part-time, mixed-mode or distance learning basis as appropriate. All programmes of study will conform to the Institution's regulations and requirements as may be accredited by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).

At present, we are a growing community of about 2000 students, but which is intended to grow quite rapidly. The College Of Education has been constituted to achieve the status of Centre of Excellence in the very near future. In particular, you will experience two important aspects of our modern education. Firstly, there is much more emphasis on 'student centered learning'. This means that you will take a highly active part in your own learning and will not be a passive body to which information is fed, only to be quickly forgotten. It is expected that this will facilitate much better understanding of the topics involved and lead you to be able to develop your own ideas. Secondly, you will see that there is a major shift in the assessment regime. The over-reliance on traditional examinations has been replaced with a mixture of continuous assessment and examinations, where in many cases modules only use continuous assessment. The overall aim of the

innovative methods used in this College is to prepare you for life-long learning and to be able to stand on your feet as an entrepreneur with all confidence at the end of your course.

Honorary Fellowships This Institution will confer honorary fellowships of the Institution upon persons of distinction whom it deems to have made significant contribution to the work of the Institution. Collaboration with other Awarding Bodies and with other Institutions.

The College of Education, Ekiadolor will act jointly with professional associations and with other awarding bodies to make available courses leading to recognized awards of such associations and bodies. The Institution may permit other institutions to offer courses leading to an award of other degrees. Such courses will be validated and approved by the Institution in accordance with the Statutes and Principles. Academic Framework The Academic Framework is designed to reflect modern practice. This Regulatory Framework refers to the following programmes of study: 1. Pre-National Certificate in Education (Pre-NCE) 2. National Certificate in Education (NCE) Duration.

The Pre-NCE programme is one academic year, full-time study. The NCE programme is three academic years, full-time study. The Diploma Programme is two academic years on weekends. More part-time study programmes will be established in due course. Levels & Stages.

The Pre- NCE programme consists of just one level. The NCE programmes consist of three distinct levels. Modules on the first stage of the programme are expected to be at level NCE 1. Modules on the second stage of the programme are expected to be at level NCE 2. Modules on the third stage of the programme are expected to be at level NCE 3. For a full-time programme, a stage equates to one year of full time study.

For a part time programme, a stage normally covers two years. Award of Diploma and Certificates In order to qualify for the award of Diploma or certificate in the Institution, a candidate must: Satisfy the minimum admission requirements provided in the regulations governing admission; Follow an approved course of study for a prescribed period; Pass the required examinations set out in the detailed diploma or certificate programmes of each department; Complete the required period of industrial attachment; Comply with such other regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Academic, Board. Requirements for the Award of Pre-NCE Students who complete and pass the prescribed programme of study over the single stage are awarded the Pre-National Certificate in Education.

All terminal Pre-National Diploma Examinations will be externally moderated. Students are expected to score at least 50% in all subjects offered in the externally moderated terminal examination. Schools/Faculties School of Education Departments : Primary,Education,Studies Educational'Psychology Adult Education Early Childhood Care & Education School of Arts and Social Sciences Departments : ECONOMICS POLITICAL,SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES GEOGRAPHY Music Theatre Arts Christian,Religious,Studies School of Sciences Departments : Mathematics Integrated Science Physics Chemistry Computer Science Biology Vocational and Technical Education Departments : Business Education Agricultural Education Home Economics Fine and Applied Arts School of Langauges Departments :

French ENGLISH LANGUAGE Ijaw Language Courses Available There are currently no courses available NCE ( National Certificate in Education) P.E.S./Agric Science Adult Education/English Economics/Mathematics Adult Education/Economics Economics/Geography Geography/Political Science Computer Sc/Economics Mathematics/Physics Mathematics/Chemistry C.R.S/English Mathematics/Integrated Science C.R.S/Political Science Music (Double Major) Geography/Social Studies Computer Sc/Mathematics Computer Sc/Biology Agricultural Education Early Childhood Care & Education Computer Sc/Physics Physics/Chemistry Chemistry/Integrated Sciences Adult Education/Geography Adult Education/ C.R.S Adult Education/Edo Computer Sc/Chemistry Computer Sc/Music Economics/Political Science Home Economics Fine and Applied Arts Theater Arts/Social Studies Theater Arts/Edo Theater Arts/French Theater Arts/C.R.S Political Science/Social Studies Political Science/CRS Political Science/English

Business Education Biology/Integrated Science Mathematics/Biology Geography/Integrated Science Computer Sc/Integrated Science Music/Social Studies English/Music Theater Art/English Adult Education/Social Studies Adult Education/Computer Science Adult Education/Integrated Science Adult Education/French Adult Education/Music English Language ( Double Major) English/Social Studies IJAW/Social Studies English Language /French English Language/Edo Edo/Computer Science Edo/C.R.S French/Computer Science French/Economics P.E.S./English Language P.E.S./Computer Science P.E.S./Home Economics P.E.S./Mathematics P.E.S./Economics P.E.S/Integrated Science P.E.S./Social Studies P.E.S./Christain Religious Studies P.E.S./Edo Economics/Social Studies Computer /Integrated Science Biology/Chemistry English/Christian Rel. Studies Biology/Mathematics Integrated Science/Health Education Business Education/Secretarial Studies Business Education/Accounting.

One major thing Governor Seriake Dickson has emphasized is the promotion of Nigerian languages especially the Ijaw Language. Students who learn the Ijaw Language are on scholarship. Similarly, Teachers teaching the Ijaw language are paid additional allowances while some of them on training are on scholarship. For Bayelsans, the Restoration administration is a cultural and linguistic Risorgimento in Ijaw land, and for that the Ijaw race and Bayelsans in Particular are grateful. The Restoration administration has increased access, quality and quantity of Bayelsans who have access to acquire tertiary education. The school has also created scores of employment for academic and non-academic staff.


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