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About Corona College of Education

The Corona Schools’ Trust Council (CSTC) established a Teachers’ Training school in 2007 to provide high quality continuous professional development to teachers in the quest of its mission of providing world class education to children.

With the establishment of and subsequent approval received from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), the Trust Council through Corona College of Education, now offers initial tertiary education, providing a platform for teacher qualification. The three (3) year teacher foundation programme aims at rejuvenating the decaying public education sector in Nigeria by broadening and deepening the knowledge and skill base of teachers of the critical early years and primary level.

The provisional approval is for Early Childhood Care Education and Primary Education and General Education Studies, which has always been our primary focus in Corona, as we believe that foundation is the bedrock of development in any progressive sector of the economy.

JUSTIFICATION

The teachers in publicly run nursery and primary schools across the nation have major competency gaps, partly caused by lack of qualification and skill base. Yet they are educating the critical stage of child hood development. Private schools only attract a small percentage of school age children, meaning that the vast majority are in public schools. It is thus clear that to bring about any meaningful change in our society; we must go to the root and positively affect the way children are taught in schools from foundation.

VISION AND MISSION

VISION STATEMENT OF THE COLLEGE

1.  To ensure a structured teacher education programme to equip teachers for effective performance in their duties.

2.  To initiate a standard for teacher education in Nigeria based on professionalism.

3.  To produce well – grounded and ICT proficient teachers.

4.  To prepare both pre-service and in-service teachers ahead of the challenges in quality teaching and learning, and exploit all legitimate opportunities for Nigerian children to be among the best and well educated people in the world.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COLLEGE

1.  To produce highly motivated conscientious and efficient classroom teachers for primary, junior secondary and senior secondary education in Nigeria.

2.  To produce teachers with high intellectual and professional background adequate for their assignment and make them adaptable to innovations and best practices in teaching and learning.

3.  To impact appropriate skills, abilities and competencies into teachers to fit into social life of their communities and enhance their commitment to Nigeria National Educational Goals.

4.  To provide quality teacher education and the right type of values and attitudes into our students for their survival as individuals and to prepare them for leadership role in the world.

BACKGROUND OF THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (NCE)

The Corona College of Education (CCED) will offer initial tertiary education that would provide a platform for the continuous professional development of teachers and school administrators and a conversion platform for non-education graduates. In other words, it will serve not just as a foundational school but also as a grooming school for a successful teaching career.

The Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E.) is a special A-Level grade Course intended for secondary school leavers, primary school teachers  who are presently teaching without a background in teaching nor teaching qualification and those who want to pursue a career in education.

Corona itself is a major player in the provision of education from Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) to secondary level. We have had over 58 years’ experience in the provision of quality education and have made substantial investments in training staff to ensure that our teachers and educational administrators provide world class education to our pupils.  We operate in this environment and have proven that upgrading the quality of teaching has immense and measurable impact on educational outcomes.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NCE:

  • Discuss intelligently the main ideas that have affected and still affect the development and practice of education generally, and in Nigeria in particular
  • Examine the main psychological, health and socio-economic factors that may help or hinder a child’s educational performance
  • Study learners appropriately to determine the most effective ways of relating to them to ensure their maximum achievement
  • Professionally combine use of conventional and ICT or other innovational instructional/learning strategies in generating and imparting knowledge, attitudes and skills at Basic Education level
  • Develop, select, and effectively use appropriate curriculum processes, teaching strategies, instructional materials and methods for maximum learner achievement;
  • Broaden their intellectual perspective through the General Studies Education programme for Basic Education
  • Demonstrate desirable attributes in moral and character development;
  • Discuss intelligently major issues affecting teacher education and the teaching professional in Nigeria
  • Identify major problems of education in Nigeria, and their corresponding solutions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in measuring and evaluating learning outcomes, as well as in carrying out appropriate research on educational problems in Nigeria particularly at Basic Education level

OBJECTIVES OF THE NCE:

  • Discuss intelligently the main ideas that have affected and still affect the development and practice of education generally, and in Nigeria in particular
  • Examine the main psychological, health and socio-economic factors that may help or hinder a child’s educational performance
  • Study learners appropriately to determine the most effective ways of relating to them to ensure their maximum achievement
  • Professionally combine use of conventional and ICT or other innovational instructional/learning strategies in generating and imparting knowledge, attitudes and skills at Basic Education level
  • Develop, select, and effectively use appropriate curriculum processes, teaching strategies, instructional materials and methods for maximum learner achievement;
  • Broaden their intellectual perspective through the General Studies Education programme for Basic Education
  • Demonstrate desirable attributes in moral and character development;
  • Discuss intelligently major issues affecting teacher education and the teaching professional in Nigeria
  • Identify major problems of education in Nigeria, and their corresponding solutions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in measuring and evaluating learning outcomes, as well as in carrying out appropriate research on educational problems in Nigeria particularly at Basic Education level

TARGET GROUP

The programme is designed for secondary school leavers, primary school teachers without a background in education and others who want to pursue a career in education.

COHORT SIZE

A cohort size of 20 participants per year.

TECHNICAL TRAINING

  1. This would Involve:
  • Core teacher training (Pedagogical training)
  • Problem-Based Learning Method
  • Practical, Excursions/Field trips
  • Seminars, Tutorials and Group Discussion
  • Correspondence Approach, Distance Education/Distance Leaving System (DLS)
  • Micro-Teaching
  • Folklore and the Play Methods
  • Team Teaching
  • Unit Teaching and Modular Instruction
  • Group and Individual Project Method/Community Service/Work Experience/Inquiry Method.
  • Discovery/Inquiry Method
  • Individualized Instruction (e.g. programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction/learning, integrated day/open day/workday) and or any other professionally recognized teaching procedure.
  • ICT training (Hands-on)
  1. Basic Operations in ICT
  2. Microsoft Office
  3. ICT Based Learning Activities
  4. ICT Integration and the curriculum
  5. Introduction to MOODLE
  6. Interactive white Smart Board
  • Project and Case Studies
  • Soft Skills –
  1. Personal Effectiveness
  2. Time Management
  3. Communication Skills

COURSE DURATION

The probable duration of the programme is three (3) years. Students would undergo the first 2 years of pedagogical followed by 1 year Internship and final registration and full certification.