Welcome to DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC LANGUAGE

DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC LANGUAGE

History of the Department

The department of Arabic came into existence in 1991 as a section of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. It took off with six students and one lecturer who was originally employed for Islamic Studies. But soon after the take-off, a purely Arabic lecturer was employed for the section. The 1993 recruitment exercise increased the number of staff in the section by two.

Meanwhile, the section demerged from the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and became an autonomous department in the School of Languages in 1996. Since its inception, the department has produced many NCE graduates in Arabic and it can now boast of six lecturers who are specialists in Arabic Language and Literature.

2.       Vision and Mission of the Department

(i)      Vision statement: The department shall become a prominent producer of teachers of Arabic at NCE and (soon) at degree level in Nigeria and in the Sub-Sahara of Africa catering for the needs of both abled and disabled learners.

(ii)     Mission Statement: The department shall serve as a centre of excellence which will inculcate in its products the required academic ability and professional competencies as well as humanistic values for effective teaching of Arabic to both able and disabled learners at primary and post-primary levels of our educational system, conduct research, disseminate relevant knowledge and skills and influence educational policy.

3.       Description of Activities: Teaching and its evaluation, Research and its publication, Community service and General Administration of the department.

4.       Location: Department of Arabic is one of the five existing departments in the School of Secondary Education (languages Programmes) of Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo. It is located at the south-eastern part of the school.

5.        Operational Model/Modalities: The department is headed by a Head of Department who directs the general affairs of the department. He gives out specific instructions to specific academic and non-teaching staff as well as students to carry out certain assignments. He appoints coordinators for the various activities and services as the coordinator general.

6.       Aims and Objectives

The aims of the department are:

 

(a)              To prepare students to perform competently in spoken and written  form of Arabic.

(b)             To expose them to the literature of Arabic.

(c)              To prepare them as competent teacher of Arabic language and literature in primary and post-primary schools..

(d)             To prepare them for further studies and research.

 

 

The Objectives of the Department are:

 

(a)     To help student-teachers acquire spoken and written competence in Arabic language.

(b)     To acquaint student=teachers with the socio-political and cultural lives of the speakers of the language with a view to promoting international understanding.

(c)      To prepare the students-teachers for the task of teaching the language at the primary and post-primary school levels.

(e)              To meet the aspiration of nine year (UBE) education programme.

(f)               To create a conducive atmosphere to attract more students of all categories in line with institution desire to award degree.

 

7.       Management & Organization (Leadership)

  HOD

 

 

 

 

 


                     

                           STAFF                                                                                                                  STUDENTS

 

 

 

 


LECTURER                                                           NON-TEACHING                                        

PRE-NCE       NCE I      NCE II             NCE III

 

 

 

 

 


DEPTAL    EXAMS     RESULT       STDS’        ADMISSION/

   SEC.      OFFICER  OFFICER     ADVISER   REGISTRATION

                                                                                             OFFICER

 

 

 

 


                                                           

                                                CONFIDENTIAL               LANGUAGE LAB.           CLERICAL                     ARABIC

                                                                   SECRETARY                      TECHNICIAL                  OFFICER              COMPUTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OPERATOR

 

 

 

8.       SWOT

List and Analysis of Strength

STRENGTH

HOWTO ENHANCE IT

HOW TO PROJECT IT

HOW TO USE IT ADVANTAGEOUSLY

1. Qualified and Experienced Staff

Staff can be encouraged to upgrade themselves by going for Ph.D degree to prepare the department for degree awarding status.

1. Staff should be encouraged to attend retraining programme such as seminars, workshop  and conferences.

 

2. Provision of welfare packages

1. Conduct researches that can facilitate teaching and learning of Arabic.

 

2. Organise workshop and seminar for teachers of the language at primary and post-primary levels/

2. Availability of office accommodations and classrooms

Office accommodations to be expanded to accommodate both academic and non-teaching staff of the department.

Proper maintenance of office structures and equipment.

Provide lecturers’ offices with teaching instrument like projectors, computers and television sets for teaching small-size classes.

3. Unique academic programme of combining special education with Arabic

Cooperate with other relevant department where students can choose their special area of interest

Staff of the department to get involved in the training in the special areas by learning parts of its elementary skills

Staff and the students can use their experiences to facilitate teaching of Arabic to the disabled in their immediate and remote environments

4. Running part-time and sandwich programme

Expanding the programme to accommodate combining Arabic with different subjects like Yoruba, English, Economics etc.

1. Providing additional teaching infrastructures.

 

2. Updating the experience of the teaching personnel.

Give the programme more publicity.                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Introduction of staff to information and communication technology

1. Comprehensive training in the use of ICT facilities should be given to the staff.

2. Extend training to students.

1. Provide ICT facilities for each lecturer’s office.

 

2. Link each office with internet facilities.

Link each office with outside internet for cross fertilization of information and ideas.

6. Availability of modern language laboratory for teaching phonetics and phonology and oral expression.

1. Resuscitate the laboratory.

 

2. Give lecturers retraining on its use.

 

3. Extend the training to the students.

1. Provide technical staff for monitoring its use.

 

2. Give it spontaneous maintenance.

Organize workshop for training of teachers of the language in the neighbouring primary and post-primary educational institutions.

7. Availability of a mini-library in the HOD’s office.

1. Provide a separate room for the library.

 

2. Make annual budget for equipping the library with current relevant books and journals.

Employ personnel to man the library.

Use the library for interlibrary borrowing.

 

List and Analysis of Weakness

WEAKNESS

WHAT IT STOP US FROM ACIEVING

HOW TO ELIMINATE IT

HOW TO DISCUISE IT

1. Relatively low qualification of staff.

It may hinder the implementation of the department’s proposal to run degree courses.

The existing lecturers should be encouraged to go for doctorate degree.

There can be exchange of staff programme with other relevant institutions.

2. Poor conditions of services.

1. It gradually kills enthusiasm of the lecturer.

 

2. It reduces the productivity capacities.

1. Conditions of services should be improved in terms of rest/leave after work.

 

2. Provision of more incentives such as staff loans.

Office environment should be made conducive by providing necessary facilities that can make works enjoyable.

3. Inadequate funding

It inhibits the smooth running of the department.

There should be prompt payment of imprest and responsibility allowance.

The department can organize consultancy serviced to be rendered to primary and secondary school at reasonably affordable cost.

4. In availability of adequate offices.

Supportive staff not adequately accommodated.

More office to be build with provision for the needed supportive staff.

There should be provision for more offices.

5. Limited opportunity for staff development.

It inhibits enhanced performances.

1. Scholarship opportunities should be open to all staff.

 

2. There should be full sponsorship of conferences, workshops and seminars.

 

3. Grant can be given to any staff that publishes a book.

Sponsorship of higher degree programmes should be provided.

6. Low ICT literacy among staff.

The staff can not avail themselves of opportunities to use ICT resources for teaching and research work.

1. Comprehensive training on manipulation of ICT teaching and research resources should be given to the academic staff.

 

2. Effort should be made to link the department with internet in the Arab world.

 

3. Internet facilities should be provided and made accessible to all staff.

The department can be assisted to enjoy such services from sister institutions that have them for some time.

7. Inadequate teaching and learning resources.

1. It makes teaching difficult.

 

2. It makes teaching and learning less effective.

1. Teaching and learning resources like textbooks, CD ROMS, projector etc. should be provided.

 

8. Inadequate residential accommodation for both staff and students.

Reduces level of commitment and dedication to work by both lecturers and students.

More accommodation facilities should be provided for both staff and students.

Where students cannot all be accommodated in College, effective transport service should be provided.

9. Inadequate health facilities for students.

It hinders effective learning.

College Clinic should be fully equipped with qualified staff and drugs.

The College can work out partnership with a reputable hospital.

 

List and Analysis of Opportunity

OPPORTUNITY

ASSOCISTED PROBLEM WITH ITS EXPLOITATION

STARTEGIES REQUIRED

PROBABLE DURATION

1. Access to Internet.

1. Epileptic power supply.

 

2. Ineffective connection of the department with internet.

 

3. Low literacy of staff in internet facilities.

1. Efforts should be made to supply uninterrupted electric power.

 

2. Ensure effective connection of the department with internet.

 

3. Ensure regular training and retraining of staff.

For 5 years.

2. Availability of ETF fund for both infrastructural and man power development.

Inadequacy of the fund to provide all services required.

1. The little fund available should be judiciously used. A policy of setting percentage aside for each area of the development annually should be adopted.

 

2. The College can add part of its fund to make it adequate.

For 5 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Proximity to some Arabic schools and Potentiality of Rendering Consultancy Services to them.

Luke warm attitude of some of the proprietors and teachers of those schools to innovation and changes.

Serious enlightenment campaign can be embarked upon to make them realize the need for innovation and change.

For 5 years.

 

4. Opportunity of given students wide exposure through Acculturation Programme.

Poor financing of the programme.

The programme should be adequately funded by the College to stop students’ running away from the course.

For 5 years.

 

List and Analysis of Threats

THREATS

PROBLEM (S) ASSOCIATED WITH IT

STARTEGIES FOR ELIMINATION OF MINIMIZATION

POSSIBLE DURATION OF STRATEGY

1. Competition for students with other Tertiary Training Institutions.

1. Low enrolment.

 

2. Poor performance as a result of poor attitude to the course.

1. Pre-NCE programme can be reconstituted.

 

2. Scholarship opportunities could be sought for the students.

 

3. Lecturers to make the course more attractive through his personality traits and teaching..

 

4. Admission requirements as contained in the minimum standard should be correctly interpreted to pave way for interesting candidates.

 

5. Committee of Provosts should seek for admission requirement waivers for certain courses as applicable to their respective Colleges.

 

2. Poor attitude of students and people to Arabic.

Low enrolment.

1. Lecturers and stake holders should continue to enlighten people on the values and importance of Arabic.

 

2. They should present the language as a living one even in their teaching by using the modern methods of languages learning and acquisition.

 

 

9.       Core Competencies and Competitive Advantage

The Department will produce NCE teachers for Primary and Junior Secondary Schools i.e. Basic 1 – 9; bearing in mind that Arabic language is a subject at the Basic level as well as its social and religious values.

10.     Financial Goals – Objectives

 

 

11.     Projected physical and other needs

(i)      Language Laboratory and Equipment for oral practical

 

(ii)     Additional textbooks on Arabic language and literature and methodology for the use of both lectures and students at the College and departmental libraries.

 

(iii)    Journals and periodicals on Arabic Language and Literature for the use of both students and lecturers at the College and departmental libraries

 

(iv)    Projector, slides and Arabic Language films for teaching the language as it is spoken by the native speakers by treating the learners to relevant Arabic films.

 

(v)     Cable satellite for direct listening to Arabic news from Arab countries.

 

(vi)    Video and relevant cassettes for watching and appraising Arabic plays

 

(vii)   Additional furniture for lecture rooms/halls

 

(viii)  Additional furniture items for staff offices especially visitors seats.

 

(ix)    Interactive board for teaching and learning at global level.

 

12.     Personnel Projections (next 5 years)

 

(a)             Existing personnel by categories

 

s/n

name

SEX

qualification

rank

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

YEAR OF EX3PERIENCE

1.

Arazi, H.A.

M

PGDE 1995, M.A. 1993, B.A. 1991, CAIS 1981

Chief Lecturer (HOD)

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature and Islamic Studies

20 Years

2.

Buari, F.R

M

M.A. 1997, B.A. 1983, NCE 1979

Chief Lecturer

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature and Islamic Studies

23 Years

3.

Oke, M.A.

M

M.A.1991, PGDE 1992, B.A. 1984, CAIS 1974

Chief Lecturer

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature and Islamic Studies

25 Years

4.

Surakat, A.M.

M

M.A.1997, PGDE 1994, B.A. 1986

Chief Lecturer

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature

20 Years

 

5.

Yusuf, M.O.

M

PGDE 1998, M.A. 1991, B.A. 1987., CAIS 1981

Chief Lecturer

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature and Islamic Studies

19 Years

6.

Mr. A. I. Yeqeen

M

M.A. 2014; B.A Ed (Arabic), 2005; Dip. in Computer, 2002; NCE, 1996; DAIS, 1994

Lecturer III

Arabic Language, Culture and Literature

19 Years

         

(b)     Personnel needs by categories

(i)      One (1) Assistant Lecturer

(ii)     One (1) Lecturer II

(iii)    One (1) Lecturer 1

(iv)    One (1) Computer Operator/Departmental Secretary or Arabic Typist.

(v)     One (1) Language Laboratory Technologist.

(vi)    One (1) Clerical Officer.

(vii)   One (1) Cleaner/Messenger.

(c)      Assumptions upon which projections were based: are student enrolment, requirement of the curriculum and staff mix.

          Student Enrolment:

DEPARTMENT

100 LEVEL

200 LEVEL

300 LEVEL

TOTAL

Arabic

20

25

19

64

PES

40

34

46

120

TOTAL

60

59

65

184

 

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