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  • VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (EFA)
    To have a Department of excellence with adequately qualified and motivated staff engaged in high quality teaching and research for the production of graduates in educational foundations, guidance and counseling, educational administration and planning and, elementary education that can compete with their peers anywhere in the world.

    MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (EFA)
    To produce high quality and well trained graduates and researchers in educational foundations, guidance and counseling, educational administration and planning and, elementary education equipped for active participation in socio economic development of the state and the nation.

    PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
    The philosophy of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA) is based on the belief that education is an essential instrument for National Development. Consequently, the Department operates educational foundations, guidance and counseling, educational administration and planning and, elementary education programmes. These programmes provide qualitative training through effectively packaged services of research, teaching and learning that reflect the stipulated National University Commission (NUC) guideline for training as a means to ensuring that, the end product of these programmes have passed through efficient quality control machinery that is part and parcel of the overall Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) mission.

    AIMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (EFA)
    The aims of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration are:
    * To train students who quality for the available programmes towards efficiency and effectiveness in teaching and research.
    * To provide an array of valuable skills and competencies that will enable the students contribute to individual advancement, national growth and development, the academia as well as be able to compete favourably with their counterparts at any point in time or place.
    * To produce skillful manpower for the Education sub sector of the Nigerian economy.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (EFA)
    The objectives of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration are:
    i. To produce specialists who can effectively provide knowledge and teach skills in Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Educational Administration and Planning and Elementary Education.
    ii. To prepare students seeking professionalism in Education
    iii. To equip students with expert knowledge for teaching and research.
    iv. To produce highly qualified and skilled teachers, guidance counselors, educational administrators, early childhood care givers and educators for Nigerian education system and other related areas of the economy.

    Background Of The Department

    Cross River University of Technology was established on 1st September, 2002 through the Executive Bill No. 9 of 2002 by His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke. This bill waslater amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004 by the Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHA). Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) started as an amalgam of the former state owned tertiary institutions: The Polytechnic, Calabar (POLYCAL); College of Education (COE), Awi, Akamkpa; the Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) College of Agriculture, Ovonum, Obubra and the College of Health Technology (COLTECH) Calabar. However, both College of Education (COE), Awi, Akamkpa; and the College of Health Technology (COLTECH), Calabar have been returned to status quo. Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), operates its academic work in eight Faculties, Faculties of Education, Engineering, Environmental, Science as well as Communication Technology are in Calabar Campus. The Faculty of Agriculture is in Obubra Campus. Okuku Campus houses the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences while the Faculty of Management Sciences is in Ogoja Campus.

    At the inception of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA), one of the foremost Departments in the Faculty of Education started with CounsellorRoibito Samuel Ekpiken-Ekanem, Ph.D as the Emeritus and First Head of Department. The Department started first as the Department of Education and Curriculum, Faculty of Education, CRUTECH, Awi, Akamkpa on 1st September, 2002 to 30th June, 2003. The Department later metamorphosed into Faculty of EducationalFoundations, College of Education (CO-LED), Awi, Akamkpa, CRUTECH between 1st July, 2003 to 31st May, 2004. This Faculty, then, had two Departments, namely:

    i. Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counseling and,
    ii. Curriculum and Instructional Technology
    Considering the reality of a neophyte University still finding its bearing, it was expected that repositioning would be a continuous process. Hence, following the reports of the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) Visitation Panel, the Faculty of Educational Foundations was re-christened Department of Educational Foundations, Administration, Guidance and Counsellingwhile the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology was merged with the Faculty of Science Education to form the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology from 1st April, 2004 to 30th June, 2005. These two Departments then made up the Faculty of Education, Awi, Akamkpa Campus, and CRUTECH. The University, CRUTECH, set out to be the best citadel for learning in the world and so its restructuring is continuous. Based on this premise, following yet another report from the CRUTECH Local Accreditation Committee during the 2005/2006 Academic session, specifically, from 1st July, 2005, the Department reduced its name and was known as the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Faculty of Education, Awi, Akamkpa Campus, CRUTECH. This name has been retained since then till date.

    Movement of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA) from Awi, Akamkpa to Calabar.
    The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Faculty of Education, Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) metamorphosed from the former state owned College of Education, Awi, Akamkpa where it was also situated. With the inception of CRUTECH, the College of Education (COE) was scraped in 2002. However, realizing the need to have the middle manpower, the State felt the need of re-establishing the State owned College of Education. Consequently, the Faculty of Education which was sited at Awi, Akamkpa was relocated to CRUTECH, Calabar Campus on 2008 where it is presently housed.

    Management of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA)
    The Department is administered by the Head of Department in co-operation with the Departmental Management Team and Board. The Departmental Management Team is made up of the Head of Department and Heads of Unit while membership of the Departmental Board is opened to all Lecturers and Technologist in the Department. The Departmental Management Board proposes policies and present themto the Departmental Board which is the general policy making body subject to the Authority of the Faculty and Senate. Both deal with all matters of general interest to staff and students. The Departmental Academic Board deals with students results and presents same to Senate for approval. Members of the Departmental Academic Board also have graduate teaching and supervision responsibilities.
    There are Academic Advisers who handle students’ academic and personal problems. All matters are discussed in the first unrestricted access to the Head of Department. All matters for consideration of the University Senate or Vice Chancellor must be routed through the Head of Department and Dean of Education.
  • LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    S/N

    NAME OF
    STAFF

    AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

    DISCIPLINE

    QUALIFICATION

    RANK

    STATUS

    1

    PROFESSOR JOSEPH O. BISONG

    Philosophy of Education English language

    Education

    Ed.D., M.A.,BA

    Professor

    Contract

    2

    PROFESSOR ANTHONY OWAN ENOH

    Philosophy of Education Biology

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed.,B.Sc.(Ed)

    Professor

    Part Time

    3

    PROFESSOR JOHN ENOW TABOTNDIP

    Educational Administration and Planning, Marketing Geography and Economics

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc.(Ed.),HND, NCE

    Professor

    Permanent

    4

    PROFESSOR MRS. AKON MONDAY JOSHUA

    Educational Psychology Guidance and Counseling Physical and Health Education, Nursing Education

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc. (Ed.), DNE, RN

    Professor

    Permanent

    5

    PROFESSOR MRS. ROIBITO SAMUEL EKPIKEN-EKANEM

    Guidance and Counseling Computer Science, English Language, Religious Studies

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., diplomainComp.Sc., B.Ed., NCE

    Professor

    Permanent

    6

    PROFESSOR DAVID OTU EFFIOM

    Guidance and Counseling Geography and Biology

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc.,(ed.), NCE

    Professor

    Permanent

    7

    PROFESSOR AKONG IKUM EGONG

    Guidance and Counseling English Language

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed.

    Professor

    Permanent

    8

    PROFESSOR EMMANUEL INGWU

    Adult Education, Industrial Education

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed.

    Professor

    Permanent

    9

    PROFESSOR (MRS.) MARY BASSEY EYO

    Guidance and Counseling Moral and Religious Studies History

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed., NCE

    Professor

    Permanent

    10

    PROFESSOR SAMUEL WILLIAM BASSEY

    Educational Test and Measurement, Measurement and Evaluation, Mathematics

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc.(ed.)., NCE

    Professor

    Permanent

    11

    DR. (MRS.) IJEOMA ANIEDI ARCHIBONG

    Administration in Higher Education, Administration and Planning, Education Economics

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc.(ed.)

    Professor

    Permanent

    12

    DR. JOSEPH E. OGBIJI

    Educational administration and planning

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., MPA, B.Ed., NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    13

    DR. (MRS.)ELIZABETH GODFRED AKPAMA

    Guidance and Counselling English language

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.A, NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    14

    DR. (MRS.) AKPO OFFIONG BASSEY

    Guidance and Counseling Religion, English Language

    Education

    Ph.D.,M.Ed., B.A(Ed.),NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    15

    DR. EKENG NYONG EKEFRE

    Educational Administration and Planning, Supervision, Personnel Management, Englishand History

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed., NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    16

    DR. ONETE UKAM ONETE

    Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Agricultural Science

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed., NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    17

    DR.(MRS.) FRANCA UDEY

    Educational Administration and Planning, Supervision, Personnel Management,English and History

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed., NCE

    Reader

    Permanent

    18

    DR. (MRS.) ELIZABETH USHANG APEBENDE

    Elementary Education, Curriculum Studies

    Education

    Ph.D.,M.Ed., B.Ed.

    Senior Lecturer

    Permanent

    19

    DR ETENG ELOMA USANG

    Sociology(Rural Sociology and Community Development), Public Administration,Administration and Political Science, Government and History

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Sc.,MPA.,B.Ed., NCE

    Senior Lecturer

    Permanent

    20

    DR.(MRS.) MBANG EKONG IMONA

    Educational Psychology, Public Administration, Elementary Education,Efik and Music

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., MPA., B.Ed., NCE

    Senior Lecturer

    Permanent

    21

    DR. (MRS.) STELLA MARIS’ AKI OKEY

    Edu. Admin & planning Edu Administration Edu./History

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc., (Ed), NCE

    Senior lecturer

    Permanent

    22

    DR SAMUEL ASUQUO EKANEM

    Philosophy of Science and Technology

    Education

    Ph.D., M.A., B.A

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    23

    MR EMEKA ATEGWU

    Philosophy of Education

    Education

    M.Ed., MPA., PGDE., B.Phil.

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    24

    DR JAMES ENE BOCCO

    Guidance and Counseling Physics and Chemistry

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., NCE

    Lecturer I

    Contract

    25

    DR (MRS.) BLOSSOM AKAASE EKPE IFERE

    Elementary Education Curriculum Studies, Biology and Integrated Science

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed., NCE

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    26

    DR. NTUNUKUNKOMO

    Educational Psychology; Elementary Education, Edu./Agric. Science

    Education

    Ph.D. M. Ed. BSc. (Ed), NCE

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    27

    DR. (MRS.) MARTHA DANIEL EKPE

    Edu. Admin. and Planning

    Education

    Ph.D ,M. Ed. BSc.

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    28

    DR. HENRY ANGHORIOJATING

    Edu. Measurement and Evaluation

    Education

    Ph.D., M. Ed., BSc. PGDE,

    Lecturer I

    Permanent

    29

    DR (MRS.) OBIA ESIEN

    Educational Administration and Planning

    Education

    Ph.D., M. Ed,  B.Sc

    Lecturer II

    Permanent

    30

    DR. SIMON IBORAKPAMA

    Adult Education

    Education

    Ph.D. ,M. Ed., BSc. PGDE,

    Reader

    Sabbatical

    31

    DR AYANG ETHELBERTH AYANG

    Test and Measurement, Environmental Education Technical Education

    Education

    Ph.D., M.Ed., PGDEE.,HND

    Lecturer II

    Permanent

    32

    DR. OKPECHI PHILIP ABANE

    Guidance and Counselling

    Education

    Ph.D., M. Ed B.Sc.

    Lecturer II

    Permanent

    LIST OF NON-ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    S/N

    NAME

    SPECIALIZATION

    QUALIFICATION

    RANKS

    STATUS

    1.

    PHILOMENA OMGBONA IPYOLE

    ADMINISTRATION
    (SECRETARY)

    HND,2003,ND 2001,GEC WAEC,1984-1996, , FSCL 1976,
    (N. C. S. N.) 1976

    Principal conf. Secretary

    FULL TIME

    2.

    MRS. ARIT UKPONG ENE

    ADMINISTRATION

    HND, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-2006,ND-1997,WAEC-1993,SSCE-1988

    SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    FULL TIME

     

     

  • Admission into any of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration’s programmes may be obtained through either the University Matriculation Examination (UME) for the 4 (Four) yearsprogramme or through the Direct Entry (DE) for the 3 (Three) year programme leading to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree in any of:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning
    iii. Elementary Education

    General Admission Requirements in the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration for Undergraduate Programmes through the University Matriculation Examination (UME)
    Applicants seeking admission through the University Matriculation Examination (UME) for the 4 (Four) year programme must:
    Possess a minimum of 5 (Five) Credits/Merits at not more than two sittings from either the Senior School Certificate or its equivalents and or the Teachers’ Grade II (TC II) in relevant Subject areas in addition to an acceptable pass in the UME.
  • Mandate of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA)
    The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA) has two mandates covering the undergraduate and the post graduate studies in CRUTECH.

    Mandate of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration:
    Undergraduate Studies
    The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration is also the only recognized Department of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) to offer undergraduate programmes in:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning, as well as
    iii. Elementary Education
    The first two Units gained full accreditation in 2005/2006 and 2011/2012 academic session while the last had its accreditation in 2006/2007 academic session and interim accreditation in 2012/2013 academic session
    These three programmes lead to the award of B.ED degree, respectively.

    Mandate of the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration: Post Graduate Studies
    M.ED
    At the Post Graduate level, the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration is also the only recognized Department given the mandate by the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) to offer programmes in:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Management
    iii. Educational Measurement and Evaluation
    iv. Educational Psychology
    These four programmes lead to the award of M.ED degree, respectively.

    PGDE
    In addition, Department of Educational Foundations and Administration is the only Department in the Faculty of Education mandated to offer programmes leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

    Existing Undergraduate Academic Programmes in the Department of Educational Foundations and Administration
    The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA) mounts the following programmes:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning, as well as
    iii. Elementary Education
  • The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration (EFA) prepares students to be competent and productive teachers, guidance counselors, educational administrators, early childhood care givers and educators. We fulfill the need for persons with educational qualifications required for economic growth and social development of the nation. These general objectives are achieved by preparing graduate teachers, guidance counselors, educational administrators, early childhood care givers and educators personnel in related fields of education. Our gradients do not teach only in schools and colleges but also serve in Private Sectors, Industries, Ministries, Public Agencies, Business outfits and other Institutions.

    Overview of the Undergraduate Academic Activities
    Lecturers are expected to aid all students acquire additional information/materials to supplement their notes. Lecturers are expected to give students a 30% (Thirty percent) Continuous Assessments (CA) which may include individual or group:
    i. Assignment
    ii. Project
    iii. A mid-Semester Test

    This is intended to keep the students always busy.
    They are also to ensure that the students achieve a minimum of 70% (Seventy percent) attendance at lectures before being allowed to write any examinations.
    The University has also adopted a policy where students evaluate each Lecturer at the end of every semester course lecture (s). A questionnaire has been designed for this purpose.

    This is to ensure that lecturers are always punctual and do not skip lectures.
    The Department of Educational Foundations and Administration offers a 3 and 4 years Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme in:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning
    iii. Elementary Education

    The 4-year year programme candidates begin their course of study from year 1 (One) while those for the 3 – year programme start from year 2 (Two) of the 4 – year programme.
    On a weekly basis, each lecture is a two to three contact hour of meeting.
    The Teaching Practice (TP) programme and the Project Work (PW) are compulsory for all year Four Students in Guidance and Counselling, Educational Administration and Planning as well as Elementary Education programmes. In addition to this, there is a compulsory Practicum for all Final Year Students of:
    i. Guidance and Counselling Students and the
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning Students.
    The TP exercise which is a six credit hour course lasts for 8 to 12 weeks. It commences, hopefully from September to terminate in December academic session of the final year programme. This coincides with the 1st (First) term of the Primary and Secondary School Calendar in Cross River State. The period also coincides with the first part of the students’ 1st (First) Semester year 4 (Four) programme.

    In addition, Students also start writing their final year degree projects, which is also a 6 (Six) Credit Hour Course, in the 1st (First) semester approved by the supervisor chosen for that purpose. They are expected to complete and submit hard copies of the project before the end of the 2nd (Second) semester.
    Students offering and/or combining any of:
    i. Guidance and Counselling
    ii. Educational Administration and Planning

    Programme/Sub-Discipline/Discipline with:
    i. A Teaching Subject option, taken from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, must in addition.
    ii. Take the prescribed General studies and
    iii. Core Courses (including some Electives) in Education.
    Elementary Education Students also take ii and iii
    On graduation, students from all the three programmes must have taken a minimum of 120 Credit hours.

    Organization of Programmes
    i. A programme of studies shall be provided leading to a Bachelor Degree to be denoted by the letter B.Ed.
    ii. Learning instruction shall, for all programmes, be organized in Course Unit. Students will be required to take an approved combination of courses as senate may determine based on recommendation of the Departmental Board.
    iii. Each Course Unit shall normally be assigned 3 or 2 Credit Hours.
    iv. There shall be a four-digit coding system
    a. The first represents the year of study
    b. The second digit represent the semester
    c. The third and fourth digit represents the course
    Numbersin the semester. Course Unit numbers shall be prefixed by a three-character subject code e.g, GSS,EDU, EDF, EDC, EDG, EDA, EDE
    v. Appropriate prerequisite courses may be prescribed for Direct Entry candidates with NCE of its equivalent, who are qualified.
    vi. All Course Units shall be examined at the completion of the course units and for which they have passed the examination.
    vii. Students shall normally be required to register for a minimum of 15 and maximum of 24 Credit Hours in each semester. To qualify for a Degree Award, a student should earn a minimum of 120 Credit hours for a 4 year programme. A final year student, may, with Senate approval carry up to 27 Credit Units.
    viii. The list of successful candidates for the Degree shall be published with the following classifications.
    - First Class Honours
    - Second Class Honours (Upper and Lower Divisions)
    - Third Class
    - Pass, with the names in each class arranged alphabetically.
    A student registered for any Degree Course of the University, must register for the following General Core Courses:

                -           GSS 1101                     -           Use of English 1
                -           GSS 1102                     -           Philosophy and Logic
                -           GSS 1103                     -           Introduction to Computer
                -           GSS1201                      -           Use of English II
                -           GSS 1202                     -           History and Philosophy of Science
                -           GSS 1203                     -           Nigerian people and Culture      
                -           GSS 2101                     -           Peace and Conflict
                -           GSS 2102                     -           Entrepreneurial Studies
    At least, 9 Credit hours shall be left as open electives for each student during a programme of study. 
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