An Extension in Duration of Study in Nigerian Colleges of Education


Now, don't just judge this write-up simply by its title! There's a reason for this motion, and I'll appreciate anyone who knows someone that can help me put this to the Senate..perhaps as a bill to be passed. 

I'm Obianuju Oguazoliwu, currently a level 200 student of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri though in affiliation to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where I'm studying Education Political Science.

Like the name of my school, it's a college of education. A college that has the foremost intention of training future teachers in special fields,reason for the combination of courses. Now, Political Science for example is a wide course. In a proper university like UNN for example, it takes four (4) solid years to earn a degree in this course. 

I put it out therefore that studying for a degree in education and political science at a college of education doesn't give us the opportunity to have in depth knowledge of the two fields of specialization - education and political science. 

As the same 4 years we spend includes a compulsory teaching practice which consumes time, also that same four years is what our peers in other schools use to also bag enough ideas. 

Given the opportunity, I'd propose that, for degree students, our study duration should be extended to five (5)years. The normal 4 years for our main fields and 1 year for the education. Besides, in Alvan for example, an education programme is being run for a year called The Professional Diploma in Education (PDE). 

This programme is meant for those who never studied education to also have some knowledge in that field. 

When all these are clearly inspected, it simply means we don't get enough opportunity to study as everything would be rushed to accommodate as much as they (the lecturers) can within the same year.

I hope this proposition of mine makes sense. 

Written By: Obianuju Oguazoliwu
An Extension in Duration of Study in Nigerian Colleges of Education An Extension in Duration of Study in Nigerian Colleges of Education Reviewed by EMMANUEL CHINEKS on December 23, 2017 Rating: 5

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