Welcome to DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Department of Computer Science was established in 1997. The first Coordinator of the department was Mr. L. A. Akinniyi. He handed over to Mrs. S. A. Adesola in August, 2000 and she became the department’s first Head of Department. She led the department in that capacity till February, 2005 when she was appointed the Coordinator of the department. Dr. S. A. Adeniran was the Head of Department between June, 2005 and April, 2006. He handed over to Mr. R. O. Tijani, the next Head of Department. Mrs. S. A. Adesola returned as the Head of Department in September, 2011. Currently, the department is under the headship of Mr. D. A. Ogwuegbu.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

Nigeria cannot afford to ignore the role which computer literacy plays in achieving the national goal of technological development. Hence, she has resolved to introduce computer education in primary and secondary schools.  For meaningful teaching of computer science in our primary and secondary schools, there is a need to produce professional teachers in the discipline. Hitherto there has been provision for the training of computer scientists in the universities and the polytechnics but little attention was paid to the training of teachers in computer education. There is now an urgent need for the Colleges of Education to offer computer studies as a subject in the programme of professional preparation of teachers.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

By the end of the programme, the students should be able to:

(i)                 Teach Computer Studies at the Primary and Secondary School levels

(ii)               Write Computer program and process data with maximum speed and accuracy

(iii)             Demonstrate reasonably high level of competence in preparation for further studies in computer science education

(iv)             Motivate pupils’ interest in the study of computers by appropriately using ICT teaching/learning strategies

(v)               Apply the use of computer as an aid in daily life activities

STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT

The head of department is at the helm of affairs of issues that have to do with the department. All academic and non-teaching staff attached to the department are under him as well as the students of the department.

FUNCTIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT

The functions in the department include:

·        Teaching

·        Research

·        Community development

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Since its inception, the department has produced many middle-level teachers. Some of the ex-students of the department have furthered their studies in the discipline and other fields. In addition, some of the ex-students are engaged in the public and private sectors of the economy.

PROJECTED ACHIEVEMENT

Considering the philosophy of the department as well as the peculiarity of the college, it is hoped that the department will be a hub for the needed information technology revolution for special needs persons in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, especially at the basic education level. 

Contact Us

The Registrar, P.M.B 1089 , Oyo. Oyo State, Nigeria

info@fcesoyo.edu.ng

College Contact Info

Office of The Registrar
P.M.B 1089, Oyo.
Oyo State, Nigeria