The philosophy of the Social Science Education programmes is consistent with Nigeria’s philosophy of Education, which is based on the need to develop the Nigerian child into an all round effective citizen as well as the integration of the child into the Nigerian multi-ethnic community (cf FRN, 2004).
The basic objective of the Department of Social Science Education is to train Social Science teachers who are academically and professionally competent to educate pupils at any level of the Education system. The main purpose of the (undergraduate and postgraduate degree) programmes in Social Science Education is to turn out dedicated and reliable Social Science Educators, knowledgeable in their respective areas of academic interest and skillful in classroom management as well as in dealing with human beings. In more specific terms, the programmes are aimed at:
- producing highly motivated, conscientious, skillful, innovative and efficient classroom teaches for all levels of Nigerian educational system;
- training teachers who are mindful, proud and protective of the socio-cultural, political and economic institutions of Nigeria; and
- equipping teachers of the Social Sciences with requisite physical and intellectual skills for effective leadership, followership and cooperative roles in different sectors of Nigerian society.