Department of Business Education

Business Education was a unit in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education established in 1992/93 academic session. Senate, at its 308th regular meeting held on Wednesday, 29th August, 2018, considered and approved the request of the Faculty Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday 6th June, 2018 for the separation of Business Education from Department of Vocational and Technical Education, as recommended by the Faculty Board of Education. Consequent upon the above, a new Department was approved for the /Faculty of Education to be known as the “Department of Business Education”, under the leadership of Prof. Ignatius Akhakhia Onimawo Vice-Chancellor.

PHILOSOPHY
There is ever increasing demand for highly qualified teachers in Nigeria. The aim of the faculty is therefore to produce academically and professionally qualified teachers and administrators for the post primary, post secondary institutions and other education sectors as well as development of the individual student teachers to make them effective business teachers, and high caliber professionals in business establishments.

The department shall prepare students for the award of B.Sc. Education, Accounting Degree of this University. The programme shall acquaint the students with basic theoretical and practical tools and techniques required for their future professional work in te4aching and industries.

OBJECTIVES
The programmes are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To produce graduates who can teach effectively at the junior and senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions;
  2. To enable them to fit into administrative cadre in government and in institutions of higher learning;
  3. To acquire skills and competence required for self-reliance and self-employment if the need arises;
  4. To produce manpower endowed with analytical and critical knowledge of the major factors in contemporary business world to influence the development of a virile economy;
  5. It is to provide a course of instruction and all necessary facilities and exposure for the pursuit and acquisition of learning and knowledge for services to humanity;
  6. It shall also provide adequate educational foundation for interested graduates to pursue higher degree in business education or other relevant areas in education.

PROGRAMME 
B.Sc. Business Education (Accounting, Marketing Management and Office Technology & Management options)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general University requirements, the following regulations shall apply to the admission of students into the Department.

Direct Entry Requirements
This is a three – year programme. Candidates must possess one of the following:

  1. Passes at merit level in at least two subjects in the N.C.E. with G.C.E. O/L credit or its equivalent in five subjects, excluding teaching practice, but must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics
  2. Passes in two relevant subjects at A/L with G.C.E., O/L credit or its equivalent in five relevant subjects, at not more than two sittings.
  3. Passes at merit level in a relevant Diploma programme of Ambrose Alli University of any other recognized by Senate, in addition to UME requirements.

UME – Four-Year Programme
A candidate must possess at least five credits passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), or NECO, or NABTED or Teachers’ Grade II or its equivalent certificate recognized by Senate of Ambrose Alli University in not more than two sittings. The credit passes must include Mathematics, English Language, Economics and two other subjects.