Educational Management

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Brief History

The Educational Management and Guidance and Counselling Units of the Department of Arts and Social Science Education were two of the units in the Department in the College of Education of Osun State University.

Educational Management Unit was established and took off after resource verification during 2014/2015 session. The Unit offers Educational Management degree programmes, with options in B.Ed. Educational Management/Economics, B.Ed. Educational Management/English, B.Ed. Educational Management/Political Science B.Ed. Educational Management/Mathematics, B.Ed. Educational Management/Chemistry, B.Ed. Educational Management/Biology and B.Ed. Educational Management/Physics.

Guidance and Counselling Unit also was established and took off after resource verification during 2014/2015 session. The Unit offers Guidance and Counselling degree programmes, with options in B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Economics, B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/English, B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Political Science B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Mathematics, B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Chemistry, B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Biology and B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling/Physics.

Each of the programmes took off with six academic staff who are specialists in Educational Management and Guidance and Counselling apart from other specialists in Education courses in the Department of Arts and Social Science Education. These are supported by a number of Adjunct/Visiting Lecturers drawn from other relevant Departments in the University or from other Universities. The Lecture rooms used by the programme are shared with the other programmes in the Department in the College. Sixty nine and forty five students registered as pioneer students of Educational Management and Guidance and Counselling respectively in the 2014/2015 Session, The total students’ population in each of the programmes currently stands at 138 and 136 respectively.

The students registered for the programmes offer Educational Management and Guidance and Counselling courses, Specialised subject courses and Education courses concurrently from 100 level through 400 level degree in the specialized area of both programmes.

The programmes of the Department operate academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards.

 Philosophy 

The philosophy of Educational Management is the acquisition of appropriate managerial skills, abilities and competences such that the prospective education manager would better understand human behaviour and interrelationships.

The B. Ed degree programme is the amalgam of the course in Educational Administration and Educational Planning. The merger of the courses in Educational Administration and Educational Planning has resulted in the new code EDM which is used throughout the B. Ed degree programme where relevant. This means that the new nomenclature covers Educational Administration and Planning.

To make the Educational Management Philosophy functional, the National Policy on Education, section 5 & 9 provide further details on the above goals under Higher Education. The provisions, as contained in sections 5 are as follows:

(a) the acquisition, development and inculcation of proper value-orientation for the survival of the individual and society.
(b) the development of intellectual capacities off individual to understand and appreciate their environment;
(c) the acquisition of both physical and intellectual skills which will enable individuals to develop into useful members of the community;
(d) the acquisition of an objective view of the local and internal environments.

b. Objectives
i. produces qualified personnel, with high-level manpower that would serve as Administrators in Secondary School with adequate knowledge o subjects offered in the schools;
ii train high-level manpower that can contribute to educational planning;
iii produce specialists that would be manager in schools;
iv specialists that would by virtue of their training help to improve educational system through proper planning and administration;
v develop in students such skills and competencies that would allow the them to be self-reliant and entrepreneurial;
vi inculcate in the students the spirit of inquiry creativity, and the ability to thin critically and effectively in solving educational problems;
vii lay in the students a sound intellectual foundation for higher studies and research in Educational Management and Administration.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

3.1 GENERAL

For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:

1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.

3.2 DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

3.2.1 U.M.E. Candidates

Candidate seeking admission to read B.Ed. degree in Educational Management must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language and Mathematics to form the core subjects, with credit in three other relevant arts; social science or sciences subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

3.2.2 Direct Entry Candidates

Candidate seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level Educational Management programme must have Advanced Level passes in at least two (2) social science subjects, in addition to credit level passes in five of the subjects as stated in 3.2.1 above at the SSCE or its equivalents. Candidates with NCE and approved equivalents in relevant subjects with at least a lower credit may be considered for direct entry into the programme.

3.2.3 Post UTME Screening

All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.

 3.2.4 Registration Procedure

(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.

(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.

(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be recorded for the student in the course.

(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.

 3.2.5 Duration of Degree Programmes

The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.

3.2.6 Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of a degree of the Osun State University, a student is required to have:

(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.

(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.

(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.

 3.3 Post UTME Screening

All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.

 3.4 Registration Procedure

(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.

(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.

(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be recorded for the student in the course.

(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.

 3.5 Duration of Degree Programmes

The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.

 3.6 Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of a degree of the Osun State University, a student is required to have:

(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.

(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.

(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

3.1     GENERAL

For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:

1.    Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

2.    Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.

 

3.2     DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

3.2.1  U.M.E. Candidates

          B.Ed. Educational Management

Candidate seeking admission to read B.Ed. degree in Educational Management must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language and Mathematics to form the core subjects, with credit in three other relevant arts; social science or sciences subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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