Programmes, Combinations & Requirements

The College offers the following Programmes:
i. PRE-N.C.E. - 2 Semesters (1 year)
ii. Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E.) - 6 Semesters (3 years)
iii. Professional Diploma in Education (P.D.E.), Affiliated to Institute of Education,
A.B.U., Zaria - 2 Semesters (1 year)
iv. Diploma in Computer Studies (D.C.S.) Awaiting an Affiliation with Institute for Computing, Information & Comm. technology (I.C.I.C.T.),
A.B.U., Zaria - 1 or 2 Academic Calendar(s)
v. Degree Programmes, Affiliated to Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - 8 Semesters (4 years)
vi. Certificate in Computer Appreciation - 4 Months

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO N.C.E. ONE
i. A SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (SSCE)/GCE(O/L) or NECO with at least credit in five subject including English and Mathematics.
Two of the credit must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.
ii. A complete grade II Teachers certificate with credit or merit in (3) subjects two of which must be relevant to the course the candidates wishes to offer.
iii. Candidates with grade II Teachers certificates (passes in all subjects) with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience and any other qualification
approved by the NCCE may also be considered.
iv. Candidate with NABTEB results and other relevant credits in technical courses.
v. All candidates applying for NCE Agricultural Education must have at least a credit in chemistry.
vi. All candidates must have credit in English and Mathematics.
vii. All candidates must have sat and passed U.T.M.E (JAMB) Examination for the season.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO PRE-N.C.E.
i. A holder of SSCE/NECO with 3 credits and 2 passes including English Language in not more than two sittings. Two of this credits must be in the
relevant areas that applicants intend to pursue at the NCE programme.
ii. A holder of grade II Teachers certificate with 3 credits /merits in the relevant area and some passes including English Language.
iii. Other requirements (for Pre-NCE Islamic Studies only)
(a) Candidates with the senior Islamic studies (S.I.S) certificate in Arabic and Islamic studies from a recognised institution will be considered
for admission with 3 credits/merits which include Islamic studies and Arabic and at least two passes including English at not more than two sitting.
(b) Higher Islamic studies (H.I.S) Certificate with at least 3 credits/merits and two passes including English, at not more than two sittings.

[OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH COURSE:]
1. SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:
i. ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT:
Economics/English: Credits in Eng, Maths + any 3 of Eco/Acct/Buz Studies/Finance
Economics/Mathematics: Credits in Eng, Maths+ any 3 of Eco/Acct/Buz Studies/Finance
ii. GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT:
Geography/Economics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Geography, Econs +any other subject
iii. HISTORY DEPARTMENT:
History/Economics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Hist/Govt, Econs + any other subject
History/Geography: Credits in Eng, Maths + Hist/Govt, Geog, + any other subject
iv. ISLAMIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT:
Islamic Studies/English: Credits in Eng, Maths, + Iss, Arabic, Eng Lit. or any other subject

2. SCHOOL OF SPECIAL NEEDS, ADULTS & NON-FORMAL EDUCATION
i. Adult and Non-formal Education (ANFE): Double Major: Credits in Eng, Maths + any other 3 credits.
ii. Special Needs Education: Double Major: Credits in Eng, Maths + any other 3 credits

3. SCHOOL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & PRIMARY EDUCATION:
i. Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) Double major: Credits in Eng, Maths + any other 3 subjects.
ii. PRIMARY EDUCATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT: Primary Education (PED) Double Major: Credits in Eng, Maths + any other 3 subjects.

4. SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, LANGUAGES:
i. ARABIC DEPARTMENT:
Arabic/Hausa: Credits in Eng, Maths +Arabic and two other subjects.
Arabic/Islamic Studies: Credits in Eng, Maths + Arabic and two other subjects.

ii. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT:
English/Arabic: Credits in Eng, Maths + Arabic and two other subjects.
English/History: Credits in Eng, Maths + History/Govt, and two other subjects
English/Geography: Credits in Eng, Maths + Geography and two other subjects.

iii. HAUSA DEPARTMENT:
Hausa/English: Credits in Eng, Maths, + Hausa and two other subjects
Hausa/History: Credits in Eng, Maths + Hausa, History/Govt + any other subject.

5. SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, SCIENCES: (For Science-biased candidates only)
i. BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT:
Biology/Geography: Credits in Eng, maths, + Biology, Geography + one other subject
Biology/Mathematics: Credits in Eng,Maths + Bio, and two other subjects.

ii. CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT:
Chemistry/Biology: Credits in Eng, Maths + Chemistry,Bio and other subject.
Chemistry/Mathematics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Chemistry and two other subjects.

iii. COMPUTER DEPARTMENT:
Computer/Physics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Physics and two other subjects.
Computer/Mathematics: Credits in Eng, maths + Physics and two other subjects.

iv. INTEGRATED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT:
Integrated Science/Computer: Credits in Eng,Maths +Physics and two other subjects.
Integrated Science/Physics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Physics and two other subjects.
Integrated Science/Mathematics: Credits in Eng, Maths +Physics and two other subjects.

v. MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT:
Mathematics/Geography: Credits in Eng, Maths + Geography and two other subjects.
Mathematics/Physics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Physics and two other subjects.

vi. PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
PHE/BIO: Credits in Eng, Maths + Biology and two other subjects.
PHE/ISC: Credits in Eng, Maths + Biology and two other subjects.
PHE (Double Major): Credits in Eng, Maths + Biology and two other subjects.

vii. PHYSICS DEPARTMENT:
Physics/Chemistry: Credits in Eng, Maths + Physics, Chemistry and one other subject.
Physics/Geography: Credits in Eng, Maths + Physics, Geography and one other subject.

6. SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION,VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION:
i. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
Agricultural Education: Credits in Eng, Maths + Biology/Agric Sc., Chemistry and one other subject.
ii. HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT:
Home Economics: Credits in Eng, Maths + Home Economics and two other subjects.
iii. TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Technical Education Department: Credits in Eng, Maths + 3 credits in NABTEB or Sciences.

7. SCHOOL OF GENERAL EDUCATION
Offers all general courses of the Curriculum

SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES - OFFERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES:
i. B. Sc. (Ed) Biology
ii. B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry
iii. B. Sc. (Ed) Computer Science
iv. B. Sc. (Ed) Agricultural Education
v. B. Sc. (Ed) Physical & health education
vi. B. Sc. (Ed) Integrated Science
vii. B. A. (Ed) Hausa
viii. B. A. (Ed) Islamic Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO DEGREE PROGRAMMES
200 Level: This is for candidates that have completed their NCE with minimum of C-grade in either three (3) subjects for (Single Major) or two (2) subjects for (Double Major):
i. Candidates are to fill-in JAMB Direct Entry (DE) form and select ABU, Zaria as their option and print out the data form.
ii. Buy and fill-in Undergraduate admission form from IKCOE, this should be submitted together with the DE data form.

100 Level: This is for only step-down N.C.E. graduate