The Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Yola at its 48th Special meeting approved the commencement of the Sandwich Programme in the School of Technology & Science Education. This was consequent upon the identified need for the programme in the university’s catchments area, and the pressure mounted on it by the Federal College of Education Yola (FCE Yola),which needed to transfer its displaced students of the University of Ilorin, Satellite Campus of Yola, to a nearby University, following the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the closure of Satellite Campuses. In actual fact, the programme was billed to to commence with the students of the University of Ilorin Satellite Campus of the Federal College of Education Yola.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The Sandwich Unit was set up in line with the vision and mission of the National Policy on Education to train highly skilled, professionally competent intellectually sound science and mathematics teachers for Nigerian Secondary Schools and Colleges. The process of producing these quality teachers is through
- The development of learners’ talents in both contents of their teaching subjects and educational pedagogy.
- Enhancing the practicum of science and mathematics teaching by organizing a closely supervised teaching practice.
- Coping with the dynamics of the Unit through research work on contemporary issues in education and encouraging innovative ways of effective teaching and learning of science subjects.
- Collaborating with other relevant programmes in the university to produce balanced students who possess requisite knowledge, skills and desirable work attitudes.
The above areas of specializations were aimed at accommodating transferees of the University of Ilorin Satellite Campus in F.C.E., Yola, and also meeting the teacher preparatory needs of the Adamawa State and environs. The Programme took off on 4th May, 2004 in all areas of specialisation with the exception of Physics and Integrated Science where there were no candidates.
The Sandwich Unit was set up in line with the vision and mission of the National Policy on Education to train highly skilled, professionally competent intellectually sound science and mathematics teachers for Nigerian Secondary Schools and Colleges.SCOPE OF PROGRAMME
The programme will cover formal lectures, Seminars, individual and group assignments, field studies and field data collection and analysis. There will be a project dissertation to be examined through a Seminar and Oral Examination by a Panel of External and Internal Examiners.
Duration of the Programme
The duration of the course is 5 Contacts Years