Admission Requirements- Department of Science Education| Faculty of Education

About UNN


The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university.


It is located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Eastern part of Nigeria.


Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960.


The University of Nigeria has three campuses in Enugu State– Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla.


The University of Nigeria is the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system.


It was the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria.


The university has 17 Faculties and 102 academic departments.


The university offers 108 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate program.





Department of Science Education| Faculty of Education



Science Education


Science Education is well recognized as a distinct field within education, and is concerned with the teaching and learning of science and the discrete science disciplines.


Nested within Science Education are sub-fields such as Chemistry Education and Physics Education.





Subject Combinations available in the Department of Science Education



The following subject combinations are available in the Department:


* Education / Biology

* Education / Chemistry

* Education / Mathematics

* Education / Physics

* Education / Integrated Science



 Goals/Objectives of Science Education



(i) To know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world.

(ii) Generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations.

(iii) Understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge, and

(iv) Participate productively in scientific practices and discourse.




Admission Requirements for Science Education





In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes including English and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted through UTME into the four-year standard degree program for Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Mathematics Education, Physics Education, and Integrated Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Biology and Chemistry and any one of Physics or Agricultural Science at the SSCE NECO and WASSCE or its equivalent.



2) Direct Entry (DE).


Direct entry candidates who are admitted into any of the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:



(i) Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Biology, or Mathematics, or Physics, or Chemistry, or Integrated Science.



(ii) Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Biology and Biology, or Mathematics, or Physics, or Chemistry, or Integrated Science combinations with at least a merit pass and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associate ship certificate in education, health education etc.




JAMB/ UTME Subjects Combinations for Science Education



English, Mathematics, or any of these subjects – (Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Integrated Science) and a Science Subject.




O-level Subjects Combinations for Science Education




Five O-level credit passes in English language, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.




Departmental Cut- Off Mark for Science Education


The departmental cut-off mark is 160 and above.




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