Dr. Akamobi D I
Agricultural and Home Economics Education
This is a school where excellence reigns, teachers teach and students learn. Food production is the other of the day for nation’s development.
The School of Agriculture and Home Economics Education (SAHE) came into existence in 1991. The school took off a year later than School of Business Education, School of Education and the School of Industrial Technical Education. Since its inception, the school has continued to grow in both students and staff population. Correspondingly, there has been increase in the number of tools, equipment and infrastructural facilities in the school. The school was the first to be relocated to the present permanent site of the college in the year 2001. As the name implies, the school is made up of two departments, namely, the Department of Agricultural Education and the Department of Home Economics Education. Since inception, the school has successfully undergone five accreditations.The Department of Agricultural Education has the following facilities in place.
A farm complex integrating fishery, poultry, goatry, grass cutter and crop farms.
A meteorological unit
A mini green house
A citrus orchard
Students’ demonstration farm
Crop and soil and Animal Science Laboratories
The Department has also made some remarkable breakthrough in various areas among which include:
Producing the overall best student in the college (Mr. Onuorah Tochukwu) in the year 2011/2012 whose track record is yet to be equaled.
A breakthrough in research through successful crossing of exotic broilers with local breeds to come up with the celebrated “Umunze White” in 2013. This was published in the College News.
Won the third price for the college in the National Education Innovations Exhibition at Abuja in 2014 after exhibiting and successfully defending “the induced spawning process in catfish using pituitary hormone from male frog”.
A breakdown of Heads of Department from inception till date includes:
S/N Name Duration
Dr. Orikpe, E.A. 1992 – 1995
Nzeribe, T.A.K. 1995 – 1996
Dr. Okoli, T.O. 1996 – 1998
Ndelekwute, S.C. 1998 – 1999
Nzeribe, T.A.K. 1999 – 2004
Dr Okoli, T.O. 2004 – 2006
Dr Uneze, C.U. 2006 – 2008
Dr Amadi U.P.N. 2008 – 2009
Njoku, C.O. 2009 – 2010
Chukwudum, E.O. 2010 – 2011
Nzeribe, T.A.K. 2011 – 2013
Dr. Uneze, C.U. 2013 – 2015
Dr. Akamobi, I 2015 – date
The current academic staff strength of the Department stands at seventeen (17) in the following categories:
5 Principal lecturers
3 Senior lecturers
2 Lecturer I
2 Lecturer II
2 Lecturer III
1 Assistant lecturer
2 The department equally has eight (8) non-teaching staff in its fold. The under listed staff of the department apart from serving as Heads of Department had in one time or the other served as Deans of the school. They include: Dr. Orikpe, E.A.; Nzeribe, T.A.K. and Dr Okoli, T.O.The department of Home Economics Education comprised of various areas of Home Economics – such as Clothing and Textile, Food and Nutrition, etc. Presently the department runs the NCE programme and vocational training centre.
The Department of Home Economics Education has the following facilities in place:
A model home residence
A model child development centre
A well equipped food and nutrition laboratory
A well equipped clothing and textile laboratory
A well equipped vocational training centre
A breakdown of heads of department from inception till date includes:
Madichie, W.N. -1992 – 1995
Okafor, L.I.-1995 – 1998
Madichie, W.N. -1998 – 2001
Okafor, L.I.-2001 – 2002
Enemuo, E.O.-2002 – 2005
Nnubia, E.U.-2005 – 2006
Enemuo, E.O.-2006 – 2008
Madichie, W.N. -2008 – 2011
Nnubia, E.U.-2011 – 2012
Enemuo, E.O.-2012 – 2014
Ezenwa, C.P.-2014 – Date
The overall functions of the School of Agriculture and Home Economics Education is co-ordinated by the dean. Since its inception, the school has benefited from good leadership qualities of the following officers as deans in one time or the other.
Anozie, M.O.-1991 – 1995
Madichie, W.N.-1995 – 1996
Dr Amadi, U.P.N.-1996 – 1998
Dr Orikpe, E.A.-1998 – 1999
Dr Okoli, T.O.-1999 – 2000
Madichie, W.N.-2001 – 2003
Dr. Orikpe, E.A.-2004 – 2010
Dr Amadi, U.P.N.-2010 – 2012
Nzeribe, T.A.K.-2013 – 2015
Dr Okoli, T.O.-2015 – 2017
Dr. Akamobi, I – 2017 – Date
Current Dean is Dr. Akamobi, Innocent
Dr. Okoli, David Ifeanyi (Ph.D)
Dean, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
This School equips students with basic competencies in Accounting, Commerce/Cooperative and Office Technology Education Management in line with NCCE and Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik) Awka minimum standard and philosophy of the National Policy on Education.
School of Business Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze took off in 1989 at the temporary site of the College with two departments namely: Accounting Education and Secretarial Studies with a population of Forty Eight (48) students, all of who came in through JAMB. It had ten (10) teaching staff and four (4) non-teaching staff. Ever since then the students’ population has continued to increase year after year.
The second batch of students came in through Pre-NCE and JAMB. There was also an increase in the number of teaching staff which grew to fourteen (14) then. The School of Business Education moved to the permanent site of the College at the beginning of the year 2004 with staff strength of eighteen (18) lecturers and nine (9) non-teaching staff. The students’ population rose to six hundred and fifty (650). The Pre-NCE was departmentalized for the first time in the 2002/2003 Academic session. In the 2011/2012 Academic session, the College in affiliation with Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka started offering degree programmes. The School of Business Education started running its degree programme same year in three options namely: Accounting Education, Commerce/Cooperative Education and Secretarial Technology Education. School of Business Education started graduating students in Bachelors Degree in 2014.
The introduction of degree programme in addition to the NCE programme led to tremendous increase in staff and students strength. School of Business Education has been headed by the following Directors later renamed Deans.
– Azubike Njoku – 1989 – 1990
– Director Oduh J. O. – 1990 – 1991
– Ag. Director Okonkwo Winifred – 1991 – 1995
– Director Okoye Ngozi E. – 1995 – 1998
– Dean Okoye Ngozi E . – 1999 – 2000
– Dean Enwere E. C. – 2000 – 2002
– Dean Okoye Ngozi E. – 2003 – 2005
– Dean Dr. Asoegwu M. N. N. – 2005 – 2006
– Dean Dr. Ugwuogo C. C. – 2007 – 2011
– Dean Dr. Asoegwu M. N. N. – 2011 – 2012
– Dean Dr. Ugwuogo C. C. – 2012 – 2013
– Dean Dr. Uzo-Okonkwo N. H. – 2013 – 2015
– Dean Dr. Okechukwu G. C. – 2015 – 2017
– Dean Dr. Okoli, David Ifeanyi – 2017- Date
Current Dean is Dr. Okoli, David Ifeanyi
Dr. Martins-Umeh F. N
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND GENERAL STUDIES
You are heartily welcome to the School of Education where every effort is made to inculcate into the individual the right value and attitudes that will enable them to function effectively in all levels of the educational system.
School of Education was established in 1990 and has been offering programmes leading to the award of Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE). Initially the school started with 3 departments namely; Educational Foundations, Curriculum studies and General Studies. The school offers courses in Education, General Studies and Technical Teacher Certificate. The department of Psychology was carved out from Educational Foundation in the year 2001. General studies department was removed from school of Education and was upgraded to a school, but it was later changed back to its original status in 2006. In 2005 department of Primary Education studies was established in the school of Education, following the NCCE guideline. This department has three sub-departments namely: PES/English, PES/Social studies and PES/Integrated science.
The department started with a total of 38 students which were spread across the sub-departments. The student’s population grew over the years. The 2009 Revised Minimum standard of NCCE reduced PES to only one department. Further in 2012 minimum standard, the department was renamed to Primary Education (PED). Also in 2012 the College established two new departments in school of Education, these are Early ChildCare Education and Adult & Non-formal Education. In 2014 the College also carved out the department of social studies from department of Primary education. This department will service PED and also take care of students that offer courses in social studies. The total departments in school of education have increased to eight.
The lists of persons who have served as Dean in school of education are as follows:
Current Dean is Dr. Martins-Umeh F. N.
Onu Bella U.
SCHOOL OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
School of Fine and Applied Arts Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze is been headed by a Dean Dr. Onwuzo O.G. with two HODs Onu, Bella Uchenna as HOD Fine Arts and Akabeze T. C. as HOD Applied Arts. The school has six standard studios with studio attendants. The School of Fine and Applied Arts only awards NCE certificate at the moment but aspires to award degree before the end of 2017. In the last accreditation of courses in Colleges of Education rating, School of Fine and Applied Arts emerged top 5 Colleges of Education in Nigeria known for Fine Art and Design.
We offer an extensive range of courses in Sculpture, Ceramics, Design, Textile, Craft, Three Dimensional art, Computer Graphics and Photography at NCE level, the College’s small size and supportive atmosphere make studying here feel more like being part of a community. Students learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of their subject from our knowledgeable staff. It is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.
Our graduates go on to work in creative industries, schools, Galleries and most of them open their own studios. In the Department we have state of the art facilities which include Workshops, Studios, Gallery space as well as libraries. The Department can comfortable run a degree programme without affiliation to any University as noticed by the caliber of staff and equipment’s in the school.
Two World Bank representatives who visited the Department in 2015 stated that our Multimedia/Photography studio is among the best in the country. This was made possible by what they were able to see within the little time they spent in the Department. The School of the Future
We have launched an ambitious 7 year strategy 2015-22 with 4 key strategic areas that will ensure School of Fine and applied Arts continues to be a world-class place of learning.
The School of Fine and Applied Arts began In Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze during the 1992/93 academic session; it started with NCE Proqramme with three academic staff and twelve students. The school and all its activities took place in one classroom. In the L Hall of the temporary site and it’s surrounding. By 1994, the number of the academic staff increased to six. These pioneer staffs were versatile and dedicated. They worked tirelessly in continual improvement of the school. After the establishment in 1992/1993 academic session, the School had only two lecturers, Mr. Akabueze T. C and Mrs. Ubahakwu T.N as the pioneer lecturers. The two lecturers were teaching all the courses in the School of Fine and Applied until 1994. It was during the 1994 partial accreditation that three more lecturers were added to the staff (Mssr. Okpala O.E, Uchendu M.C. and Madu BA), During the first two years of establishment, School of Fine and Applied Arts had no lecture rooms but shared lecture rooms with the School of lndustrial Technical Education. Mr. Akabueze T. C took over from Rev. Emma Uchendu as the pioneer Dean 1994 till 1996 when the School finally moved into its permanent building with lecturer offices. None the less the pioneer Provost at the same time appointed two heads of departments. Mr. Okpala O. E was the first H.O.D for Applied Arts and Mr. Uchendu M. C was the fIrst H. O.D for Fine Art Before the School of Fine and Applied Arts had its full accreditation in 1996, the lecturers had increased to eight in number with lecturer offices provided. The support staff also increased to about 10 in number. During Dr. C. V. Nnaka’s administration the School also was given the second building which is currently accommodating ceramics and sculpture studios as well as three lecturer’s offices. As it is now, SFAA has thirteen lecturers, five are under Applied Art and the rest are under Fine Art, Art history and Art Education. In 1996, the school moved to its spacious new structure. As at that time, it had graduated its first set of students and about to graduate the second set. Since then the school had continued to flourish both academically and more areas of specialization included in the programme. Among the areas are painting, sculpture, art history, art education ceramics, graphics, computer graphics, photograph and multimedia.
The school has two departments namely Fine Arts and Applied Arts. All the sessions are under these departments each headed by a Head of Department. School of Fine and Applied Arts grew so rapidly that the current building is becoming too small for the activities of the School hence, the need to construct a larger complex for the school which will soon be realized.
The school was headed over the years as follows:
Rev. Emma Uchendu – 1992
T.C.P. Akabueze – 1992 – 1996
O. E. Okpala – 1996 – 1997
B. A. Madu – 1997 – 1998
O. E. Okpala – 1998 – 2003
B. A. Madu – 2003 – 2005
Dr. O.G. Uchendu – 2005 – 2007
O. E. Okpala – 2007 – 2012
U. B. Onu – 2012 – 2015
Dr. O. G. Onwuzo – 2015 – 2016
Onu Bella U. – 2016 – Date
Rev. Canon Nwafuluaku
INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Welcome to the School of Industrial Technology Education where we power the engine of National Development. Remember, no technology, no development
The School of Industrial Technical Education (SITE) was among the three schools which admitted the very first batch of students for the NCE programme in 1989/90 academic session. On 10th May 1990, the school commenced lectures with about 35 students for the 1999/90 session. Messrs M.E. Ezeabikwa, R.N.C. Udu, E.J. Ezubelu, M.N. Esomonu, G.A.O. Ogalanya and a few others were among the pioneer staff that saw these through the 1989/90 academic session.
Prior to the establishment of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) by Decree No. 3 of 1989, the job of superintending NCE technical teacher education was vested on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Thus the only existing NCE Technical Teacher Education curriculum in May 1990 was that patented under the auspices of the NBTE. However, not quite long after its establishment, the NCCE released the maiden issue of the Minimum Standards for NCE teachers which were a revised and reviewed version of the NBTE syllabus.
A period of 3 years meritorium was given to colleges to switch over to the Minimum Standards. In pursuance of its primary statutory function, the NCCE paid a pre-accreditation visit to the college in 1992, while the actual accreditation exercise took place in April 1994.
Based on the maiden issue of the NCE Minimum Standards, students in the School of Industrial Technical Education were allowed to specialize in only 4 trade areas. However, with the coming into effect of the revised minimum standards in November 1996, Automobile Technology Education became the 5th distinct trade areas in which students could specialize.
Thus, at present, the 5 trade areas in which students can specialize include:
– Automobile Technology Education
– Building Technology Education
– Electrical Electronics Education
– Mechanical/Metal Work Technology Education, and –
Wood Work Technology Education.
Technical Drawing is a compulsory course for all students in the School of Industrial Technical Education. Over the years, SITE has grown both in students’ population and infrastructural facilities. It must however be placed on record that the quantity and quality of tools and equipment procured for the School of Industrial Technical Education in the last 18 months by far out-numbered those procured for the school in the first eight years of its existence.
The School has from inception benefitted from the experiences and leadership skills of the following officers who served as Deans.
Aguiyi, S.A.-1990 – 1991
Ogalanya, G.A.O.-1991 – 1992
Esomonu, M.N.-1992 – 1996
Agbai, J.O.-1996 – 1996
Udu, R.N.C.-1996 – 1998
Ogalanya, G.A.O.-1998 – 2002
Esomonu, M.N.-2003 – 2004
Rev. Canon Nwafuluaku-2004 – 2006
Ezeabikwa, M.E.-2006 – 2010
Rev. Canon Nwafuluaku-2010 – 2012
Dr. Anene Comas N.-2012 – 2014
Dr. Omeje Hyginus O.-2014 – 2016
Dr. Anene Cosmas N.- 2016
Rev. Canon Nwafuluaku – 2016 – Date
The school graduated 20 students as the first batch of NCE graduates in the 1991/92 and since then the school has been graduating students in the trade areas. The academic programmes of the school were among the college programmes accredited in September 1999, and presented 42 students for the NCE final examinations in the 1999/2000 session. Although the staff strength has fluctuated over the years, the School now enjoys the services of 39 seasoned and dedicated academic staff, and 10 strong and hardworking support staff.
Almost all the academic staff within are engaged in staff development to meet with the conditions of their service. Mention should be made of the staff who labored or are still laboring to keep this school. They are:
S/N. NAME OF STAFF(Academic Staff) RANK REMARK
Absconded NON -TEACHING STAFF
The following courses are offered in the School of Industrial Technical Education:
Introduction to Metal Work Introduction to Wood work
Introduction to Electrical/Electronics
Introduction to Building Construction
Introduction to Automobile Technology
Fundamental of Technical Drawing
Applied Mechanics Algebra
Introduction to physical Chemistry
Introduction to Vocational Technical Education
Sheet Metal Work
Magnetism and Electromagnetism Building Science/Material Auto mechanics (Transmission) Descriptive Geometric/Pic.
Calculus Mechanics and Properties of Matter
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Foundry and Forging Machine
Wood Work I
Electrical Measurement/Testing Instrument
Building Construction Methods II
Auto Breaking Suspension and Electrical System
Engineering Graphics Heat Engines
Materials Technology Vector and Co-ordinate Geometry Machine
Shop Practice Wood Design Construction and Finishing Electronics Devices
Elementary Structural Design
Drawing Special Methodology Trigonometry and Functions
Auto Workshop Practice Auto Mechanics II (Fueling and Air-Conditioning System)
Mechanical Engineering Drawing
Maintenance and Repairs of Mechanical
Equipment School Workshop Management Building Drawing Land Survey
Construction Methods II Building
Maintenance and Repairs Electrical
Machines and Power Elecommunications
Electrical/Electronics Design and Drawing
Maintenance and Repairs Machine shop Practice II
Advance Fabrication and Welding
Mechanical Drawing Maintenance and Repairs
Rehabilitation of Wood Work Items and Upholstery Machine
Wood Working II
Maintenance & Repairs of Wood Work Equipment and Items
Okpalike, Bridget Ifeoma
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES
Welcome to the School of Languages where we promote Language, the most powerful emblems of social behavior.
The School of Languages of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze presently is the last born of the institution. It was as if it came up in 2011/2012 academic session when least expected. The school is made up of two departments – English Department and Igbo Department.
The idea behind the establishment of the school is to train students who are sound to offer degree courses in the institution. The school started with about fifty students and eighteen academic staff. The first and second academic years of the school were headed by the following persons:
Dr. Mrs. Udensi, Ukamaka. J as the Dean
Mr. Onyeagba, Chukwuemeka, C as HOD English
Mrs. Okpalike, Bridget. I as HOD Igbo
2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic years were headed by:
Mr Onyeagba, Chukwuemeka, C as the Dean
Mr Ezeme, Titus. S. as HOD English
Miss Onunkwo, Benedette. N. as HOD Igbo
2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic year were headed by:
Dr. Mrs. Udensi, Ukamaka. J as the Dean
Dr. Mrs. Okafor, Amaka Mary as HOD English
Mrs. Okpalike, Bridget. I as HOD Igbo
In 2017/2018, Social Studies, Political Science and Economics departments were added. 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic year were headed by:
Mr Ezeme, Titus. S. as the Dean
Miss Onunkwo, Benedette. N./Mr. Odenyi, Moses as HOD English
Mrs. Oguejiofor N./Mrs. Ezeoliaku, U. E. as HOD Igbo
Mrs. Nwosu, Ngozi as Ag. HOD Social Studies
Mr. Ezenwile Uche as Ag. HOD Political Science
Mr. Enwere E. C. as HOD Economics
In 2019, French, Theatre Arts, Geography, CRS, and Music were accredited. 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic year were headed by:
Mrs. Okpalike, Bridget Ifeoma as the Dean
Miss Onunkwo, Benedette. N as HOD English
Mrs. Obi-Okoye, Ogochukwu M. as Ag. HOD Igbo
Mrs. Eze, C. I. N. as Ag. HOD Social Studies
Mrs. Chukwujekwu, Onyinye as Ag. HOD Political Science
Mr. Isidienu, C. F. as Ag. HOD Economics
Mrs. Okoli, Nkechi as Ag. HOD French
Mr. Onwuasoanya, Jude as Ag. HOD Theatre Arts/Music
Mr. Chigbo, D. N. as Ag. HOD Geography
Mr. Onwuasoanya, S. C. as Ag. HOD CRS
Presently the School offers a three-year programme that leads to the award of NCE in:
English/Social Studies Education
English/Political Science Education
English/Theatre Arts Education
Theatre Arts/Mathematics Education
CRS/Social Studies Education
Theatre Arts/Music Education
The school has a population of three hundred and fifteen students (315)
With an academic workforce of seventy-four lecturers, the school extends its services to other departments in the institution. Such departments include:
General Studies Education
Early Childhood Education
Primary Education Development
Library Information Science
Education Management Policy
Man is a language and political animal. The secret of one’s intellectual and social success both in the university and outside university depends on one’s positive communicative competence. In fact, one’s perception and expression of reality depend on one’s knowledge of words to express them. A command of language will improve the process of one’s mind. It will give one assurance, build one’s confidence, lend colour to one’s personality and increases one’s popularity.
The School of Languages aims at assisting students to acquire positive communicative competence that promotes intelligibility.
Current Dean is Mrs. Okpalike, Bridget Ifeoma
Mrs. Okafor, C. U.
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
Welcome to the School of Science
The School of Sciences came into existence in 1999 under the name: School of Computer and Science Education. By then, it comprised of three departments, namely: Science Education, Mathematics and Computer Education departments.
In compliance with the Academic Board directive in 2001, the Science Education department of the School was divided into three (3) departments: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Education. Students of the School combined their Science courses with Computer Science leading to the award of NCE in Computer Science with options in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. These programmes stated above were accredited by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) in 2005 when Computer Studies and Physics Education were given partial accreditation. In 2007, the two courses were reaccredited and given full approval.
Integrated Science Education department was formally created under the School of Sciences in 2011. This department took off in the 2011/2012 Academic Session. In the same 2011/2012 Academic Session, a new department, Physical and Health Education was created and took off immediately. In addition, Geography Education was floated in 2018/2019 academic session. This brought the number of departments offering NCE Courses to eight as summarised below:
Mathematics Education 1999
Computer Science Education 1999
Biology Education 2001
Chemistry Education 2001
Physics Education 2001
Integrated Science Education 2011
Physical and Health Education 2011
Following the affiliation of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, six departments in the School of Sciences now offer courses at the Degree level. These include:
Department Year Established
Biology Education 2010/2011 Session
Chemistry Education 2010/2011 Session
Mathematics Education 2010/2011 Session
Integrated Science Education 2010/2011 Session
Computer Science Education 2014/2015 Session
Physics Education 2014/2015 Session
Geography 2018/2019 Session
In the School of Sciences, students are trained to acquire skills in their various disciplines to enable them teach competently and/or become self-employed after school. Deans that headed the School of Sciences include:
Dr. Okafor, A. A. – 1999 – 2002, 2008 – 2009, 2013 – 2014.
Dr. Anaekwe, M. C. – 2002 – 2005
Dr. (Mrs.) Madichie, J. C. – 2005 – 2006, 2010 – 2013
Mrs. Iloakasy, C. E. – 2006 – 2007
Dr. (Mrs.) Ejezie, V. N. – 2007 – 2008, 2014 – 2016
Mrs. Israel Julie – 2016 – 2018
Dr. (Mrs). Egbunonu, R. N. 2018 – 2020
Mrs. Okafor, C. U – 2021 – Date
Current Heads of Departments
Biology Education – Mr. Ella, F. A.
Chemistry Education – Dr. (Mrs.) Onyirioha, N. N.
Computer Education – Mrs. Mbanusi, C. E.
Geography Education – Mr. Chigbo, D. N.
Integrated Science Education – Mrs. Oliobi, J. U.
Mathematics Education – Dr. Obienyem, C
Physical & Health Education – Mrs. Okereke, C. I.
Physics Education – Mrs. Ugwu, L. U.
Computer Science Education
Integrated Science Education
Physical and Health Education