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Mrs. Okafor, C. U.
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
Geography 2018

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.

Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Computer Science Education
Integrated Science Education
Mathematics Education
Physical and Health Education
Physics Education