You are welcome to the Department of Educational Foundations heart beat of Faculty of Education in KSUSTA. Foundation is a unique place, beyond comparison, with other places in exploring fields of study that educate the whole of a person and give opportunities for careers that make a difference.
The distinctive characteristic of Foundation Department is its knowledge diversity. Students learn exciting courses and programmes in the curriculum of Foundation. Part of the Department mission is prepare students for challenges of our educational system. This is recognition of the fact that nowadays is complex. This means the type of education society needs is the one that prepares students for challenges by ushering in creativity, flexibility and innovation in the courses of training the curricula of courses in Foundation are broad-based and responsive to the challenges of the twenty-first century.
It's expected that you will show maturity, understanding, tolerence and the spirit of treating others as you would like to be 'treated in all your interactions' with your fellow students and your lecturers. The University will do its utmost best to cater for your academic and social development in accordance with its mission statement and objectives. Therefore, it's very important for you to ensure that you abide by the rules and regulations of the University. Be informed that students are awarded degrees only after found worthy in BOTH CHARACTER AND LEARNING.
The basic admission requirements into the Faculty of Education shall be:
Candidates whishing to be admitted into the B.Ed. in the foundation department must satisfy one of the following:
This category of applicants must have Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. Depending on additional qualification possed by an applicant, there are three ways to apply.
Prospective candidates must have sat for the UTME Examinations, must have applied for a course in the Faculty of Education and must have scored an aggregate to be determined by the University before they are deemed eligible in subjects relevant to the programme applied for.
Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of Five (5) passes at Credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study. They would then be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.
The general entry requirements for the Part-time degree programmes are OND (with merit), NCE, IJMB (with a minimum of 8 points), GCE ‘A’ Level (3 credits) and HND (Pass). Applicants must also possess all the necessary ‘O’ Level requirements applicable to the regular full time Undergraduate admissions. This means that credit in English is compulsory for all courses applied, while Mathematics is necessary for science based courses and the Education sciences.
Holders of 'A' Level certificate would be required to submit their credentials for screening.
The minimum duration of Science programmes is Four(4) years academic sessions for candidates who enter with Senior Secondary School Certificate or GCE 'O' Level qualifications. Candidates with relevant passes in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at GCE 'A' Level or equivalent will spend a minimum of Three(3) years academic sessions provided that they satisfy all the other University requirements.
The determination of the class of degree shall be based on the Comulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) earned at the end of the programme. The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points(TCP) by the total number of units(TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester. The CGPA shall be used in the determination of the class of degree as summarized in Table below:
|CGPA||CLASS OF DEGREE|
|4.50 - 5.00||First Class (Hons)|
|3.50 - 4.49||2nd Class Upper (Hons)|
|2.40 - 3.49||2nd Class Lower (Hons)|
|2.00 - 2.39||3rd Class (Hons)|