About Us – Science Education

About Us


The vision of Science Education department is in line with the overall vision of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, which sets out to achieve national greatness through self-sufficiency in food and fiber production as disseminated through research and extension. The science education programme is designed to equip students with the basic and general knowledge in pure and applied sciences with reference to their specific area of specialization in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Computer Science Education, Integrated Science Education, Mathematics Education, Physics Education and Measurement and Evaluation.


The objectives of Science Education in the University include

  1. To produce science teachers with the spirit of scientific inquiry, creativity, self-reliance in the teaching industry and related occupations.
  2. To produce highly motivated, competent and conscientious science teachers that will be efficient and effective in instructional delivery in sciences and related disciplines.
  3. To produce teachers with intellectual and professional abilities adequate for leadership roles in performance of their duties.
  4. To produce teachers that will have adequate commitment to the teaching profession by fostering integrity, discipline, honor and respect in teaching locally and globally.

The Department was established in 2011/2012 academic session following the approval of the University Senate. It was established to provide training in pedagogy to pre-service science teachers in order to foster critical thinking and scientific skills in the young minds.

Prof. U. N. Akanwa was appointed the first Head of the Department from 2011 to 2015. On 24th November 2015, Prof A. O. Ovute assumed the position of the headship of the Department. Currently, Dr. I.O. Eluwa holds this esteem position of responsibility since 19th of January, 2017. The Department took off with a total student enrolment of 120 for 2011/2012 academic session, and an initial number staff strength of 30; comprising 24 teaching and 6 non-teaching staff. As at 2016/2017 academic session, the Department has a total student enrolment of 614 and a staff strength of 30 (25 academic and 5 non academic staff)

The Department of Science Education offers courses leading to the award of degree of Bachelor in Science Education (BSc.Ed), Masters in Science Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree respectively in these areas:

  1. Biology Education
  2. Chemistry Education
  3. Computer Science Education
  4. Integrated Science Education
  5. Mathematics Education
  6. Physics Education
  7. Measurement and Evaluation (M.Ed. and Ph.D.


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