Department of Vocational And Technical Education

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria
HOD, Dr. H. A. Abdullahi
Dr. H. A. Abdullahi

HOD, Department of Vocational And Technical Education

Welcome Message

The Department of Vocational and Technical Education has two programmes; Agricultural Education and Business Education. Originally, the Department started with Home Economics Education programme in the 1976/1977 academic session. A 3-year degree programme in Business Education was started in the 1977/78 academic session. The two programmes (Home Economics Education and Business Education) formed the Department of Vocational and Technical Education. The two programmes lead to the award of B.Sc(Ed) Home Economics and B.Sc(Ed) Business Education.
In the 1978/79 academic session, a two-year degree programme was started in the Department. This was to meet the demand of the UPE as per the provisions of the National Policy on Education. Only NCE holders with 10 points and above (from then ABU-affiliated colleges of education) were admitted into the 2-year degree programme. In the same 1978/79 academic session, post-graduate programmes were started in both Home Economics Education and Business Education. These are M. Ed (Home Economics Education) and M. Ed (Business Education).. Furthermore, a Ph. D degree programme in Business Education was started in the same session.
In the 1992/93 academic session, an Agricultural Education programme was started in the Department. This brought to three the number of programmes in the department – Agricultural Education, Business Education and Home Economics Education In the 2006/2007 academic session, an M. Sc (Ed.) Agricultural Education programme was started in the Department. In the year 2016, the Home Economics Education programme became a department of its own. This left the Department of Vocational and Technical Education with two programmes - Agricultural Education and Business Education.

MISSION

To abreast the learners with new skills in areas of educational management, curriculum and instructional technology through teaching, research and conferences; to bridge the gap between theory and practice of educational management and curriculum; to establish and foster national and international development through educational foundations and curriculum; to produce high level manpower needs of the catchment area, Nigeria and would at large to be able to cope with challenges that relate to educational foundation and curriculum.

VISION

The Department Of Vocational And Technical Education shall be a well established department capable of imparting knowledge in areas of educational management, curriculum planning and implementation, instructional technology and educational philosophy, to people irrespective of race and religious background, and generating new ideas relevant to the needs of Nigeria and would at large.