Dept. of Education Psychology, Guidiance. & Counselling

Department of Education Psychology, Guiduiance & Counselling

Name of Department:                               Department of Education Psychology, Guiduiance & Counselling
Name of Ag.Head Of Deparment:            Prof. T. Jamabo
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Contact Phone Number(s):                      08033361788
 

OUR VISION

The Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance & Counselling seeks to build a dynamic environment for the creation of a centre of excellence in Teacher Education/Counselling Psychology responsive to the strategic needs of its immediate environment on the enrolment of students and diversification in training programmes. It aims effectively at the changing landscape in the education labour market in its catchment areas in Nigeria and reflecting the trends in the international community.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Department intends and is determined to achieve the following:

  • To be directly engaged in the creation, transmission and periodic evaluation of knowledge delivery in the pursuit of excellence in academic scholarship and intellectual inquiry through teaching, research and public services.
  • To provide the educational system with highly competent professionals, for example, teachers, administrators and counsellors able to contribute effectively to the development of Nigerian youths and integrated prosperous society. This is to be done through the integration of relevant research and advisory services to the immediate environs, discipline/subject areas.
  • To be a local, national and recognized international centre of excellence in terms of qualitative and relevant knowledge, skills development for the education industry, advisory and public services.
  • To advance the academic culture among staff through collaborative interaction with professionals in the field, both locally and internationally.
  • To continuously initiate programmes that will have maximum impact on the University’s immediate environment and the Nigeria Society.

OUR GOALS

To provide a conducive learning environment that promotes cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence and social intelligence;

  • Where the graduates will be found worthy in character and learning.
  • Where the graduates will be found qualified in the labour market to face the challenges in their various disciplines.
  • Where the Alumna will be seen as independent thinkers, highly talented persons, responsible individual, respected citizens, and innovative ambassadors.

OUR OBJECTIVES

To produce graduates with the right frame of mind and a good sense of direction & judgement. Enough to make them gain insight into the real world (distinguishing their likes & dislikes, strength & weaknesses) and will channel their abilities, wisdom, knowledge and understanding towards contributing positively to the development of the entire human race.

One of the departments that had maintained their nobility in this Unique University is the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling (EDP). EDP is one of the seven departments in the Faculty of Education. The department is among the four pioneer departments created in the Faculty when the University restructured her academic system from the school-based system to the faculty system in line with similar tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This restructuring was done in 1983. The Department is situated in Choba Park, one of the three parks (Abuja, Choba and Delta) or campuses of the Unique University of Port-Harcourt.

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION

The Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling comprises three units. These departmental units include;

  • Educational Psychology,
  • Guidance & Counselling/Counselling Psychology
  • Measurement & Evaluation
  • Each of the units provides suitable courses that make up the credit load requirement for the students to graduate as Counselling Psychologists. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate educational experiences stemming from a philosophy of meeting the needs of students at their own unique levels. The vital spirit which characterizes this Department is apparent among the professionals in the various units; the degree of collaboration and quality of output. The Department has had significant records in recent times, one of which is producing the best graduating student in the University.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling offers a four-year degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling without a teaching subject (B. Sc. Ed in Counselling Psychology). The programme is designed to provide professional training for persons who will work as guidance counsellors or counselling psychologists in schools (primary & secondary), colleges of education, universities, industrial establishments, social welfare centres, hospitals, prisons & remand homes.

The programme is intended to fulfil the main National development, self reliance and unity through the advancement and propagation of knowledge for service to the community and to humanity. There are several programmes available that their specific objectives have been outlined.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Educational Psychology is one the four pioneer departments created in the Faculty of Education when the University restructured her academic system from the school-based system to the faculty system in line with similar tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This restructuring was done in 1983.

Presently, the Department is offering a four-year undergraduate programme in Educational Psychology, Guidance & Counselling leading to the award of Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc [Ed]) in Counselling Psychology.

Apart from the regular programme, a sandwich programme equivalent to 2 years regular programme is organized for holders of National Certificate in Education (NCE) during long vacations which leads to the award of the B.Sc (Ed.) in Counselling. The Department has come of age, offering degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels in specialized areas of Educational Psychology, Guidance Counselling, and Measurement and Evaluation. Administratively, the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling is piloted by a Head of Department who works with the Departmental Board to make decisions.

As at today, the Department is blessed with 6 Professors, 6 Senior Lecturers, 16 Lecturer I, 4 Lecturer II, 1 Assistant Lecture and 1 Graduate Assistant. a Laboratory Instructor, a Laboratory Coordinator, a Counselling Officer and 5 Administrative staff; one of which represents the department’s interest in the Post N.C.E. Unit. The Department has produced a two-term serving Dean of the Faculty of Education in the person of Prof. Reginald Ukwuije. It is also worthy of note that the former director of the University Advancement Centre and the present Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), who was a one-time Provost, College of Education (COE) Agbor and College of Education, Warri is a member of this great Department.

This history is not complete without the mention of the Arch Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta North of the Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Ignatius. O. Katty (JP) who lectured in the Department for several years before his election as Bishop.

The Department also prides in its former Head of Department Dr. Kpolovie P. J., a one-time Commissioner in Bayelsa State who bagged the most famous best doctoral thesis award of the NUC in 2002. The Department continues to be a citadel of excellent academic work in the Faculty and University in general. Time will fail us in mentioning people like Dr. Dennis Woruka who is now the General Overseer of Revival Temple of Victory Missions, Nigeria. The former HOD, Dr. (Mrs.) B. N. Iruloh is Nigeria Representative of the Women for Life International, an affiliate of the Endeavour Forum in the United Nations Commission on the status of women, New York.

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMME/SUB-DISCIPLINE/DISCIPLINE

Below is a brief history of the development of the Programme/Sub-discipline/Discipline.

  • The Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling was created on October 1, 1983, along with three other departments in the Faculty of Education namely; Educational Foundations, Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, and Educational Management. Like other Faculties of the University, the Faculty of Education functioned as a school – the School of Education. In 1984/85, it started operating as a separate department called Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling.
  • The Department at its inception offered B.Ed. degree in Guidance and Counselling with a teaching subject. The Department was aimed at producing guidance counsellors for schools as recommended by the National Policy on Education. Currently, teaching subjects have been phased out. Based on N.U.C. recommendation of 1999 Accreditation exercise, the Department now offers B.Sc. (Ed.) Counselling Psychology at undergraduate level.
  • Starting with the U2002 set, the Department withdrew all teaching courses enabling the trainees to be professionals in Counselling Psychology. Hence a macro practicum or field experience in counselling replaced teaching practice for the students. A practicum co-ordinator was appointed and students were posted to school settings as trainee counsellors/counsellors-in-training.
  • In line with current challenges and global influence, practicum students were introduced to the non-school settings for greater experience. 
  • During the 2003/2004 session, based on NUC recommendation and what is applicable in higher grade institutions, counselling instructors and laboratory co-ordinator were appointed to assist in the supervision of field experience in various schools and non-schools settings.
  • Until date, both the offices of the Head of Department and that of practicum co-ordinator are being rotated among academic staff on bi-annual basis.

The Department functions in a Collaborative manner in a bid to achieve all that is needed for sustainable development. The esteemed lecturers of the Department include the following:

S/N

NAMES

DEPARTMENTAL ASSIGNMENT

1.

Prof. A. I. Joe

Chief Consultant.

2.

Prof. R. P. I. Ukwuije

Unit Consultant (Measurement & Evaluation) & Chairman Departmental Graduate Board

3.

Prof. O. C. Nwankwo

Unit Consultant (Educational Psychology).

4.

Prof. O. G. Kemjika

Unit Consultant (Guidance & Counselling) & HOD.

5.

Dr. P. J. Kpolovie

Unit Head (Measurement & Evaluation).

6.

Dr. Mrs. Goodness Orluwene

Assistant Unit Head (Measurement & Evaluation).

7.

Dr. Mrs. P. U. Ekeh

Unit Head (Educational Psychology).

8.

Dr. Enakeno Eriega

Assistant Unit Head (Educational Psychology).

9.

Dr. M. A. Onomuodeke

Unit Head (Guidance & Counselling).

10.

Dr. Mrs. C. J. Ugwu

Assistant Unit Head (Guidance & Counselling).

11.

Dr. Mrs. C. J. Ugwu

Departmental Secretary.

12.

Prof. R. P. I. Ukwuije

Departmental Graduate School Representative.

13.

Dr. Mrs. Joyce Njoku

Departmental Welfare & Faculty representative.

14.

Dr. Onukwufor, J. N.

Assistant Departmental Welfare officer.

15.

Dr. Glory Amadi

Departmental PRO.

16.

Dr. Onukwufor, J. N.

Departmental Seminar Co-ordinator.

17.

Rev. Fr. (Dr.) B. Onyekuru

Departmental Priest.

18.

Dr. Agbakwuru Chikwe

Departmental Representative on Journal Matters.

19.

Dr. J. N. Onukwufor

Departmental Quality Control Officer

20.

Dr. J.  Odiase

Departmental Journal Associate Editor.

21.

Dr. Mrs. I. R. Ernest-Ehibudu

Departmental Journal Associate Editor & Examination Officer

22.

Dr. Mrs. B. N. Iruloh

Chairperson Editorial Board (Ag).

23.

Dr. Mrs. M. Izuchi

Student Adviser Moral, Ethics & Code of Conduct.

24.

Dr. C. J. Chujor

Practicum Co-ordinator.

25.

Dr. .D. Awai

Departmental representative, Community Service.

26.

Dr.Mrs. Rosemary Ekechukwu

Departmental Beautification Officer.

27.

Dr. F. O. E Iweka

Departmental Rep Conflict Resolution

28.

Wachikwu ThankGod

Departmental Timetable Officer.

 
There are 3 units in the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance & Counselling. These units include Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Measurement & Evaluation.

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

Dr. Mrs. P. U. Ekeh  (UNIT HEAD)

Assisted by Dr. Eriega Enakeno

Dr. Max Onomuodeke (UNIT HEAD)

Assisted by Dr. Mrs. C. J. Ugwu

Dr. P.J. Kpolovie (UNIT HEAD)

Assisted by Dr. Goodness Orluwene

UNIT CONSULTANT

Prof. O. C. Nwankwo

UNIT CONSULTANT

Prof. O. G. Kemjika

UNIT CONSULTANT

Prof. R. P. I. Ukwuije

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL CHIEF CONSULTANT ON ACADEMIC MATTERS

Prof. Andy Igho Joe - Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic.

University of Port-Harcourt.

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIT HEADS

  • To Co-ordinate the Faculty Courses under the unit e.g. Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Continuous Assessment etc.
  • To ensure that course outlines for the various courses are updated from time to time (precisely annually).
  • To ensure that there are moderators from the various units that will moderate both the Course Exam questions and the results.

FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIT CONSULTANTS

  • To offer advisory services to unit heads whenever consulted.
  • To ensure that Moderation follows its rules such as; i) Senior person e.g. Lecturer II can be moderated by Lecturer I
  • To vet any suspicious answer script within the units and ensure that scripts are actually marked.

FUNCTIONS OF THE CHIEF CONSULTANT

  • To offer advisory services to unit consultants.
  • To clarify any conflicting or contradictory issues related to academic policies.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The major objectives of the degree programme are:

  • To provide professional counselling training to teacher-trainees and trainee-counselling psychologists in tertiary institutions.
  • To educate trainees to fill the need for guidance counselors or counselling psychologists in both governmental institutions, private sector organizations and /or social welfare agencies.
  • To orient students with the various components of Guidance and counselling through supervised practicum field work, so that they may understand their purposes, their make-up, potentials and competences needed to work in school and non-school settings.
  • To provide training in Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling which will serve as a springboard for later specialization in any of the several areas in the field, such as Educational Psychology,
  • Measurement and Evaluation, Personnel, Vocational, Family, Marriage, Adolescent, Group Counselling specialists, Career Counselling and Rehabilitation Counselling etc;

STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The Degree programme is designed to cover four academic years with each year divided into two semesters. A student is required to complete a minimum of 120 credit units to graduate. These fall into the following categories.

  • Major areas of specialization in Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling courses, including a research project.
  • Faculty of Education courses, which are, coded EDU.
  • General university courses – designated “GES”.

However, students who are not able to graduate at the fourth year are given two additional years (500/600 levels) to graduate. Failure to meet this target amounts to total fail-out.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Admission into the degree programme will normally be through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Certificate Programme of the Institute of Education.

  • The minimum requirement for admission into Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, is the GCE/WASC/NECO (or approved equivalent qualifications) with credits in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other 3 subjects.DEFERMENT OF ADMISSION                      

A candidate who is offered admission and is qualified at the time, but is unable to take up the offer within the required period may have the admission deferred. Note that the only way the University can certify that the candidate is qualified is for the candidate to have gone through the registration exercise before applying for deferment. Deferment must be made by completing the form online and processing the hardcopy of the form obtained from the Admission office.

ACCOMMODATION                    

There are students’ hostels located in the three main campuses of the University; Choba, Delta and University Parks. The hostels at Delta Park, Dan Etete Hall are for female undergraduates, while those at Choba and University Parks are for male undergraduates. There is accommodation for post-graduate students in the University Park also. Allocation of spaces in the halls of residence is the direct responsibility of Students’ Affairs Department which is located in Choba Park.

REGISTRATION

Fresh Students: The initial stages of registration for in-coming first-year students are normally conducted by the Examination and Records Unit of the Registry Department. It is located in the Administration Block at Senate Building, Abuja Campus. Registration goes through three stages and directives are normally circulated as to what to do at each stage.

FACULTY REGISTRATION

On completion of the University registration above, students are required to go to their respective Faculties where further registration is done. It is therefore mandatory for each student to be registered into the Faculty where a file will be opened for him/her. The prospective student is therefore expected to report to the Faculty Office with all the documents received at the Exams and Records Unit.

DEPARTMENTAL REGISTRATION

At the end of the Faculty registration, the student is required to go to his/her Department to complete the registration exercise. Registration of courses is done on-line.

Student Workload

Every student is required to register for a minimum of 15 Credits units per semester and a maximum of 24 Credit units. Under no circumstance should a student register more than 48 Credit Units per session.

LECTURES

Attendance of lectures is mandatory and every course shall be continuously assessed and examined at the end of the semester in which it is given.

TIMETABLE

A timetable for lectures is provided by the University Timetable Committee and is adhered to for minimal clashes. However, students are requested to report any such clashes to their Heads of Department for appropriate action to be taken.

CONTINUATION REQUIREMENT

Students must obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.5 at the end of an academic year to remain in the programme. A student whose CGPA is below 1.5 shall proceed on probation, and at the end of a particular period of probation shall be required to withdraw from the programme if there is no improvement. Similarly, a student who, after the maximum length of time allowed for a degree programme, has not obtained a degree shall be asked to withdraw from the programme. The maximum length of time that a student shall be permitted to spend on a standard 4- year degree programme shall be 6 years

REPEATING FAILED COURSE UNITS 

Subject to the conditions for withdrawal and probation stipulated earlier, a student may be allowed to repeat failed courses at the next available opportunity provided that the total number of Credit Units carried during that semester does not exceed 24, and the grade points earned at all attempts shall count towards the CGPA. When a student passes a failed course, the new grade replaces the failed grade. If in the second attempt he scores A, it will be taken as C in the computation.

FIELD-BASED PRACTICUM INTERNSHIP TRAINING

All 200 and 300 level students are expected to undergo field=based practicum training  in school and non-school setting respectively at the end of the second semester examination for minimum of six weeks and maximum of eight weeks. They will be required to defend their written reports and their log book before the practicum committee members. It is compulsory and mandatory for these levels of students. Note that supervised practicum work is not to be waived.

EXAMINATIONS                                 

It is normal that one week is provided for revision before examinations start. A University-wide timetable is provided and it is the responsibility of the student to be present at an examination for a registered course. Examinations are scheduled for the last three weeks of the semester, with the first week of examination reserved for the University-wide and Faculty-wide large class courses. If no satisfactory reasons are provided for failure to sit an examination, the grade F is scored for the affected course.

         

ABSENCE FROM EXAMINATION DUE TO ILL HEALTH SHOULD BE SUPPORTED WITH A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE AND REPORTED TO THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT ON TIME

EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

The penalty for any form of examination malpractice is EXPULSION. It may even lead to refusal of admission to other Nigerian universities. Any student found guilty of forging certificates, transcripts and other admission documents shall be expelled from the university.

SCORING AND GRADING SYSTEMS 

The following table, provided in the NUC Approved Minimum Standard in Education for all Nigerian Universities is applicable.

Credit Units

% Scores

Letter Grades

Grade Point

Grade Point Ave. (GPA)

Cumm. Grade Point

Class of Degree

Vary according to contact hour assigned to each course per semester and according to work load carried by student 

 

 

 

Ave. (CGPA)

 

 

70-100

A

5

Derived by

4.50-5.00

1ST Class

60-69

B

4

Multiplying

I & iv

3.50-4.49

2nd Class

Upper

50-59

C

3

 

2.40-3.49

2nd Class

Lower

45-49

D

2

 

1.50-2.39

3RD Class

0-44

F

0

 

  1. - 00

Fail

 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is derived by the sum of quality points covered divided by the total credit units of courses for which examination have been taken

ACADEMIC ADVISER

It is the practice that Academic Advisers are appointed for students at the level of the Department. These advisers provide academic and other relevant guidance to the students. It is very important that you contact your Academic Adviser for your academic problems.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

A student can apply for leave of absence for one year which can be renewed up to a maximum of 2 years. The application, stating reasons, should be made in advance through the Head of Department and the Dean for consideration by Senate.

MATRICULATION / CONVOCATION

All registered students are expected to take part in the Matriculation Ceremony which is held as stipulated in the University Calendar. It is following such ceremony that Matriculation numbers are issued to students. For all intents and purposes, the number is identification mark for students throughout the duration of their stay in the University. It must be used to identify assignments, term papers, answer booklets, etc, where relevant. Degrees are conferred on successful candidates at the University’s Convocation ceremony.

LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N

Name

Qualifications

Field of Specialization

Designation

1.

Joe, A. I

B. Sc (Ed). (Nig) M. Ed. Ph.D (wales)

Measurement and Evaluation

Professor Deputy VC (Academic)

2.

Ukwuije, R.P.I

B.A., M.A.M.S (Colorado) Ed. D. (Lubbuck, Texas)

Measurement and Evaluation

Professor

3.

Nwankwo, O. C

B.Ed (Sc) (Jos). M. Ed. Ph.D. (UNN)

Counselling Psychology

Professor

4.

Okorodudu, R. I

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

Guidance & Counselling

Professor

5.

Kemjika, O. G

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

Counselling Psychology

Professor and HOD

6

Jamabo, T. A. T.

B.Ed. (Ahmadu Bello 1984) M.Ed G/C (Uniben) (1988) M.ed. Mangt & Planning Uniport (1982) Ph.D G/C (Unical) 2002

Counselling Psychology

Reader (Assoc. Prof.)

7.

Onomuodeke, M.A

B.Sc (Ed). (Zaria) PGDE. M. Ed. (Benin) Ph.D (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Senior Lecturer

8.

Ekeh, P. U. (Mrs)

B.Ed. (UNN) M.Ed. Ph.D (UPH)

Educational Psychology

Senior Lecturer

9.

Kpolovie, P. J

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

Measurement and Evaluation

Senior Lecturer

10.

Iruloh, Betty-Ruth Ngozi (Mrs.)

B.Sc. (la verne California) PGDE M.Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Senior Lecturer

11.

Awujo, C. G.

B.Ed. M.Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Senior Lecturer

12.

Eriega, E. G.

B.Ed.  (Hons) M. Ed. M. Sc. Ph.D. (Ibadan)

Educational Psychology

Senior Lecturer

13.

Amadi, G. N.

B. Ed (Ibadan) M. Ed. Ph.D.(UPH)

Educational Psychology

Lecturer 1

14.

Ugwu, C.J. (Mrs)

NCE, B.Ed. (Ibadan) M. Ed Ph.D. (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

15.

Njoku, J. U. (Mrs)

NCE (A.I.C.E) B.Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Educational Psychology

Lecturer 1

16.

Orluwene, G. W. (Mrs)

B. Ed. (Ibandan) M. Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Measurement and Evaluation

Lecturer 1

17.

Onyekuru, B. D.

B. Phil (Rome). M.A. (Family Therapy). M. Ed. (Spain) Ph.D. (Unizik)

Guidance & Counselling

Lecturer 1

18.

Agbakwuru, C.

B.Ed. (Calabar) M. Ed. (UNN) Ph.D. (Calabar)

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

19.

Odiase, J. E.

NCE, (Agbor). B.Ed. (UPH) PGD (Benin City) MBA (Californa) M.Ed. Ph.D. (Carolina)

Industrial Psychology/Counselling

Lecturer 1

20.

Iweka, F. O. E.

NCE, (A. I. C.) (Owerri) B.Ed, M.Ed., Ph.D. (UPH)

Measurement and Evaluation

Lecturer 1

21.

Onukwufor. J. N

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

Educational Psychology

Lecturer 1

22.

Chujor, C. J

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

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

23.

Izuchi, M. N. (Mrs)

B.Ed. (UNN). M. Ed. Ph.D. (NAU. Awka)

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

24.

Amadioha Ambrose

B.Ed. M.Ed. (UPH) Ph.D. (UNICAL)

Measurement and Evaluation

Lecturer 1

25.

Ernest-Ehibudu Ijeoma Regina (Mrs)

B. Ed.  M.Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

26.

Ekechukwu Rosemary Obiageri  (Mrs)

NCE. B.Ed. M.Ed. (UNIJOS) Ph.D. (UPH)

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer 1

27.

Opara, I.M. (Mrs)

NCE, (Nsugbe). B. Ed. (UNN) M. Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Measurement and Evaluation

Lecturer II

28.

Wachikwu, T.

B. Ed. (Ibadan) M.Ed. (UPH)

Educational Psychology

Lecturer II

29.

Awai Daniel

B.Ed (Ibadan) M.Ed. Ph.D. (UPH)

Measurement and Evaluation

Lecturer II

30.

Isiguzo, Blessing Chioma (Mrs)

NCE, B.A (Ed.), (Nig.), PGDPA, MPA, M.Ed. (Edusok)

Educational Psychology

Lecturer II

31.

Miss Kasakwe Vivian

B.Ed. (UPH)

Educational Psychology

Asst. Lecturer

32.

Mrs. Syder Emily I. D

B.Ed (UPH)

Guidance & Counselling

Graduate Assistant

33.

Mrs. Manuel A. M.

B.Ed, (UI), M.Ed, (UPH) RNE, RM, RN

Counselling Psychology

Lecturer I

 

TECHNICAL / LABORATORY STAFF

S/N

Name (Surname First)

Qualifications

Rank/Designation

Duties Performed

1.

Echebe Patrick

NCE. (COE) PH. B.Ed. M.Ed., P.hD Guid. Couns. (UPH)

Lab. Instructor

Academic Support Services like Organizing & Supervising Micro/Macro Practicum.

2.

Okpara, Iyje Keclechi (Mrs.)

B.Ed. Guid. Couns. (AICE) M.Ed. Edu. Psychology. (UPH)

Lab. Co-ordinator

Academic  Support Services Like Co-ordinating activities in the Laboratory.

3.

Oddiri Rita

NCE (LCOE) B.Ed. (UPH)

Counselling Officer

Academic Support Services.

 

NON ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N

Name (Surname First)

Qualifications

Rank/Designation

Duties Performed

1.

Mrs. Godson Ebrimson, Nkechi

Diploma, B. Sc Sociology and PGDE (UPH)

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Administrative Duties

2.

Mrs. Okereafor Alice N.

Diploma in Secretary Studies (UPH)

Personal Secretary II

Secretarial Duties

3.

Mr. Liilo Ezekiel N.

B. Sc. Public Administration (UPH)

Chief Clerical Officer

Administrative Duties

4.

Mrs. Chindah Blessing

SSCE

Cleaner

Cleaning of General Office and Lecturer Offices

5.

Mr. Akpelu Solomon .D

SSCE

Messenger

Clerical Duties

 

Prof. O. G. Kemjika

Head of Department

STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISERS

Academic Advisers are appointed by the HOD for each class. Staff advice students on academic and personal matters. The names of course advisers for various academic levels are as follows:

Dr. Jonathan Onukwufor            -           Year 6 (Extra) -  U2008/2009

Dr. Fidelis O. Iweka                    -           Year 5 (Extra) -  U2009/2010

Dr. Daniel Awai                          -            Year 4            -  U2010/2011

Dr. Jerry Odiase Edebor             -           Year 3            -  U2011/2012

Dr. Mrs. I.R. Ernest-Ehibudu      -            Year 2            -  U2012/2013

Mrs. Isiguzo, B. C                       -            Year 1            -  U2013/2014

 

COURSES OFFERED

YEAR ONE

1ST Semester

COURSE CODE             COURSE TITLE                                     UNITS

EDU 100.1                     Introduction to Education                           2

EDU 103.1                     Theory & Practice of Physical                                                      

                                       Activity Skills & Techniques 1                    1

EDP 100.1                      Introduction to Guidance & Counselling   3

EDP 101.1                      Introduction to Psychology                       3

EDP 102.1                      Psychology of Adolescence                     3   

GES 103.1                      Nigeria Peoples and Culture                    2

GES 104 .1                     History of Philosophy & Science               2                                  

TOTAL                                                                                            16

2nd Semester

EDU 101.2                     Instructional Technology                            2

EDU 100.2                     Theory & Practice of Physical                                                      

                                      Activity Skills & Techniques                        1

GES 100.2                     Communication Skills in English                4

GES 101.1                     Computer Appreciation & Application       3

GES 102.2                     Introduction to Logic and Philosophy       2

EDP 100.2                      Social Psychology                                   3

                                     TOTAL                                                      15       

YEAR TWO

1ST Semester

EDU 200.1                     Developmental Psychology                      2

EDU 201.1                     History of Education                                 2

EDP 200.1                     Theories of Counselling &

              Psychotherapy                                         3      

EDP 201.1                      Social & Psychological

               Foundations of Couns.                           3

EDP 202.1                      Psychological Testing                              3

EDP 203.1                      Personnel Psychology                             3

                                      TOTAL                                                      16       

2ND Semester

EDU 2C1.2                     Community Service                                 1

EDU 202.2                     Sociology of Education                           2

EDP 200.2                     Principles and Techniques of

                                      Behaviour Modification                           2

EDP 201.2                     Principles and Techniques of      

                                       Guidance and Counselling                      3

EDP 202.2                      Introduction to Health Psychology           2

EDP 203.2                      Supervised Practicum in Guid & Couns.  3

EDP 204.2                      Psychology of Additive Behaviour

               & Couns.                                                2

                                     TOTAL                                                     15       

1ST Semester               (YEAR THREE)

COURSE CODE             COURSE TITLE                                     UNITS

EDU 300.1                     Curriculum Development & Evaluation    2

EDU 301.1                     Philosophy of Education                          2

EDU 302.1                     Psychology of Learning                           3  

EDP 300.1                     Theories of Personality &

              Social Development                                3

EDP 301.1                      Practicum in G&C                                  3

EDP  302.1                     Special Educ & Counselling Parents

               of Exceptional Children                          3

EDP 303.1                      Group Dynamics & Procedures

                in G & C                                                2

                                     TOTAL                                                     18

2ND Semester

EDU 302.2                     Basic Statistics / Research Methods        3

EDP 300.2                      Appraisal Methods in Psychology,

               G & C                                                     3

EDP 301.2                      Supervised Practicum/Laboratory Work

               Preparation for Counselling

               Interviewing Techniques                         4

EDP 302.2                      Sexuality Education and Reproductive

                                        Health Counselling for Adolescents       3

EDP 304.2                      Physiology of Behaviour                         3

GES 301.2                                 Entrepreneurial Studies               2

                                     TOTAL                                                      18

YEAR FOUR

1ST Semester

COURSE CODE             COURSE TITLE                                     UNITS

EDU 400.1                     Management in Education                          2

EDU 401.1                     Test and Measurement                               2

EDP 400.1                      Vocational Dev. & Career Information        3

EDP 402.1                      Abnormal Psychology & Clinical

               Counselling                                              2      

EDP 403.1                      Psychology of Stress Management

               & Crisis Counselling                                 3

EDP 404.1                      Analysis of Contemporary and Ethical

               Issues in Guidance & Counselling            2   

EDP 405.1                       Family Psychology and Counselling        2

                                     TOTAL                                                       16       

2ND Semester

EDU 403.2                     Research Project in Education                 4

EDU 405.2                     Continuous Assessment in Schools         3

EDP 400.2                      Organization & Admin of Guid. & Couns.

               in School and Non School Setting           3

EDP 402.2                      Industrial Psychology &

               Organisational Behaviour                        3

EDP 403.2                      Evaluation of Guidance

               & Counselling Programme                       3

EDP 404.2                      Test Development & Administration         3

                                        TOTAL                                                  19

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION OF B.Sc (Ed)

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PROGRAMME      

FACULTY OF EDUCATION CORE COURSES

Descriptions of the relevant courses are contained in the faculty section of this booklet as approved by Senate.                                                                             

EDP 100.1   INTRODUCTION TO GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

Students are introduced to the basic concepts and principles of guidance and counselling; the history and development of guidance and counselling. The need for guidance and counselling in Nigeria especially in our education system; selected models of guidance, kinds of guidance services; main areas of guidance and counselling; personal, social educational and vocational. Exposure to forms and uses of appraisal tools in Guidance and Counselling. An overview of group and individual guidance and counselling.

EDP 101.1   INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

This is a beginner’s course designed to introduce students to general concepts in Psychology. It deals with various aspects of nature; meaning and functions of psychology in addition to describing simple approaches to the study of psychology. As in psychology without getting into detailed study of any of the areas. Topics will include: human development –physical and psychological; learning different types and factors affecting learning; memory and forgetting; motivating; personality and adjustment.

EDP 102.1   PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE 3 UNITS

The course focuses on overall adolescent development and behaviour problems associated with their development. Points of emphasis include the concept of adolescence characteristics, development tasks, cognitive, moral, physical and social developments.

EDU 200.1   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 2 UNITS

The scope of psychology – Definition and meaning of psychology, research methods in psychology, ethical standards for human developmental research, and relevance of developmental psychology to the teacher. Human development and growth. Theories of development, prenatal development and the birth process. Infancy and childhood, early childhood and late childhood. Parenting and parenting problems, Adolescence, intelligence and cognitive development, theories of cognitive development. Hereditary and environment, hereditary mechanism, genetic sex determination, endocrine system and behavior. Personality development, theories of personality, developmental and individual differences.

EDP 201.1   SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

The study of human behaviour is presented as a central concern of the psychologist and the guidance counselor. The course provides a critical appraisal of psychology as a science and examines how the “scientific” study of human behaviour helps in the counselor-client relationship. The value of the counselor’s familiarity with development process, human learning, personality dynamics, motivational factors and social influences on behaviour is fully explored in the context of guidance and counselling.

EDP 202.1   PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 3 UNITS

The course examines standardized and non-standardized psychological tests and their application in counselling in school and non school settings. The course focuses on the evaluation of various psychological instruments used by counselors in Nigeria and how they can be applied in the field (i.e. school and non-school settings).

EDP 203.1   PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

The development of personnel psychology in Nigeria, review of personnel administration, wages, incentives and fringe benefits, personnel audit records, communication, and human resources management, all in relation to social administration settings.

EDP 200.2   PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION 3 UNITS

Concepts and principles of behaviour modification; observation and recording of behaviour. Methods for promoting behaviour change; the process of behaviour change; therapeutic intervention with certain behaviour disorders; managing classroom behaviour problems.

EDP 201.2   PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

Relating principles to practice in social, educational and vocational guidance and counselling. Counselor characteristics, attitudes and behaviour, the counselling process; Techniques of counselling interviews; how to collect, evaluate and organize personal, social, educational, and vocational information; cumulative records; appraisal tools in Guidance and Counselling is also the focus

EDP 202.2   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

This is a course devoted to understanding of psychological influence of how people stay healthy, why they become ill and how they respond when they get ill; the course cover concepts related to health psychology, health habits, epidemiology, morbidity and mortality. It also covers the need for health psychology in modern times, health-promoting and health-compromising behaviours, factors influencing health habits. The instability of health habits and factors responsible will be studied. Major approaches to changing health belief model, theory of planned behaviours and cognitive behavioural approaches to changing health belief model, theory of planned behaviours and cognitive behavioural approaches to change of health habits. Also to be covered are relapses in health habits, and factors associated with it, stages of health-habits change, and venues for health habits modifications. Very significant in this course is health-enhancing and health-compromising behaviours-causes and treatment.

EDP 203.2   SUPERVISED PRACTICUM IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

This is supervised field practice, in actual counselling activities in a school setting. Application of counselling skills, theories and techniques and filling of counselling log books. Supervised practicum field-based work in school affords the student counselors the opportunity to assume major responsibility under supervision, for the management of counselling cases. Integration and synthesis prior didactic and laboratory experience.

EDP 204. 2  PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

Meaning and nature of addictive behaviours; etiology of drug use and abuse, influence of drugs (tobacco, alcohol and marijuana) on behaviour. Modification of addictive behaviours such as smoking and alcohol behaviours. The course also focus on non drug issues such as sex, food, music, cultism, television view etc.

EDP 300.1   THEORIES OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 UNITS

A brief discussion of selected theories of counselling including the psychoanalytic point of view (Freud), the socio-psychological viewpoint (Adler), cognitive viewpoint (Ellis), Learning theory approaches (Dollard and Miller, Wolpe); Eclectic Approach (Hart). An examination of the applicability of these theories to counselling in Nigeria.

EDP 302.1   SPECIAL EDUCATION & COUNSELLING PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 2 UNITS

This course will focus on the basic concepts in special education, nature of special education. Main topics to be covered briefly include the characteristics and educational needs of all types of exceptional persons: the blind, deaf learning disabled, behavior disorder/emotionally disturbed, and physically handicapped etc. The course also focuses on the psychological problems of parents of exceptional children, parental attitudes towards their exceptional children, educating and counseling parents for adjustment.

EDU 302.1   PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING 3 UNITS

Psychology of learning stands an important hub which the arts of teaching and learning revolve around. The course requires knowledge of the basic concepts – psychology, learning and behavior. How learning occurs in animals especially human being, as explained by the various learning theories, should be an important focus. Such theories include behavioural, cognitive, social learning etc. Application of the tenets of these theories during the teaching-process in the classroom, internal and external factors that influence learning should be addressed. Also to be treated are memory – remembering and forgetting and its theories, methods to adopt during the teaching-learning process to encourage learning and retention in learners. Attention should be paid to motivation and how to motivate learners, transfer of learning and how to teach for transfer in the classroom or educational implications of transfer.

EDP 303.1   GROUP DYNAMICS AND PROCEDURES IN GUIDANCE  AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

Group helping process. Attention is given to the definition, history of group counselling, skills and techniques in group counselling, co-leadership in counselling and use of counselling theories in group settings in school and non-school settings. Group effectiveness and structure. Types and styles of group leadership. Group guidance and group counselling – purposes, skills and limitations. Differences and similarities between individual and group counselling. Formation of a counselling group. The place of group counselling in the guidance programme.

EDP 300.2   APPRAISAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

 A review of the philosophy and rationale behind testing and other forms of appraisal. An introduction to the different types of tests commonly used in counselling. Procedures for selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting tests used in psychological and vocational appraisals. Conducting and using ability and achievement tests in individual and group counselling. Review and use of non-tests in individual and group counselling. Revive and use of non-tests techniques including observation, recording system, case study, interview and questionnaire. The course is be divided into theory and practical application methods.

EDP 301.2   SUPERVISED PRACTICUM/LABORATORY WORK PREPARATION FOR COUNSELLING AND INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES 3 UNITS

An application of principles and techniques of guidance and counselling to clinical settings; observation and recording of behaviour; legal and ethical considerations in guidance and counselling. Micro counselling in individual and group settings; collecting and organizing information, cases studies and reports; field experiences in various social settings such as, tertiary institutions, remand homes, residential places for the exceptional child and rehabilitation centers.

EDP 302.2   SEXUALITY EDUCATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COUNSELLING FOR ADOLESCENTS 3 UNITS

This course is designed to acquaint students with the issues in adolescents sexuality and reproductive health. Concepts such as sexuality, sex gender, STDS and STIS will be studied. The goals and values of sexuality education, relationships, sexual behaviour and sexual health will be discussed. Students will learn how to assist adolescents during counselling with regards to prevention and management of sex-related problems such as premarital sex, teenage pregnancies, rape/sexual violence.

EDP 304.2   PHYSIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOUR 3 UNITS

The course examines the field physiological psychology with the aim of making the students have adequate understanding of such internal biological structures, mechanisms and process that define and explain inheritance, homeostasis, metabolism, the cell as a unit of life the nervous system and the endocrine system. This course will facilitate the students understanding of many phenomena of interest in psychological reserve which include sensation, perception, learning, adjustment and maladjustment, emotion, motivation, movement, sleep and wakefulness, and altered states of consciousness.

EDP 400.1 VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CAREER INFORMATION 3 UNITS

A study of theories of vocational development and career choice. Value of vocational counselling in the secondary school and the role of information in Guidance and Counselling. Dynamic factors influencing career development. Sources of career information in the Nigerian society. Visit to educational and vocational institutions in the state, e.g., Secondary schools, commercial and technical colleges, industrial and commercial sites. Collection of information, analysis of information and problems of availability and collection.

EDP 402.1   ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CLINICAL COUNSELING 2 UNITS

The course is concerned with examination and diagnosis as well as etiological basis of the various psychological and human mental illness and their management and treatment are fundamental key points of focus. Others include concept of clinical psychology and clinical pictures of human development disorders such as those associated with childhood and adolescence, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders, psycho-sexual and personality disorders etc. the course will also discuss management of schizophrenia, delirium and organic mental disorders.

EDP 405.1   FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY AND FAMILY COUNSELLING 2 UNITS

Selected schools of thought on family therapy; the family in Nigeria society as a social system; personality development in the family; relationship within the family/sub system e.g. Husband-Wife, parent-child; sibling-sibling; role expectations and sole satisfaction. The family life cycle emotional expression in marital and family relationships, marital sexuality, parenthood and parenting. An examination of marital/family interactions. Premarital consideration Therapeutic and preventive interventions.

EDP 403.1   PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL SETTINGS 3 UNITS

The course examines various definitions of stress and crisis. Major sources of stress, crisis and their manifestations are discussed as well as techniques for stress/crisis management. Economy, leadership and stress/crisis management and national productivity; stress/crisis management and longevity; stress/crisis management and efficiency. Do’s and Don’ts of stress/crisis are all examined.

EDP 404.1   ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 3 UNITS

Topic of current interest in the field of psychology. They include; prejudice, therapist counselor relationship child abuse, widowhood issues, cultural/environment factor, HIV /AIDS, myth of mental illness, etc.

EDU 405.2   CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT IN SCHOOLS 3 UNITS

The course covers the nature and role of continuous assessment in diagnostic and prescriptive management in teaching and learning situation; cumulative record keeping for guidance and counselling; a review of achievement test construction techniques; the keeping of records of continuous assessment; use of achievement test scores (transformation of scores) weighting of scores for inter-school comparison for streaming along with other factors at end of junior and senior secondary school.

EDP 400.2   ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING SERVICES IN SCHOOL AND NON-SCHOOL SETTINGS 3 UNITS

Essential for starting a guidance programme. Principles of organizational patterns of guidance. Components of a guidance programme, responsibilities of counsellors, responsibilities of administrative staff, record keeping system, information dissemination,  relationship with other specialists, relationship with communication agencies. Referrals and follow up services, evaluation of the programme.

EDU 401.1 TESTS AND MEASUREMENT 3 UNITS

The nature and role of tests. Test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation of test scores. Measurement is treated as the scientific base for decision-making. Evaluating the effectiveness and adequacy of learning process.

EDU 403.2 RESEARCH PROJECT 4 UNITS

The project is designed to introduce students to the process of concluding original research. The research to be undertaken may be of primary or secondary nature but the investigation must show a substantial degree of originality to be acceptable. Students are expected to select their project topics by end of the third year. These will be related to some aspects of their course of study within the faculty or to general education issues. They will be guided in their investigation by a faculty member who serves as a project supervisor and they are required to submit report of their findings in thesis style by the end of the final year.

EDP 402.2   INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 3 UNITS

The students are exposed to the historical development or industrial/organization psychology, ergonomics-matching workers to jobs, work motivation, work attitude and social influence at work.

EDP 403.2   EVALUATION OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING PROGRAMMES 3 UNITS

The course take a detailed review of the characteristics of an effective guidance programme; the necessity for programme evaluation; approaches to evaluation e.g. survey approach, experimental approach, case study approach, etc. The criterion problem and programme improvement in counselling will also be discussed. Various steps to secure change are examined.

EDP 404.2 TEST DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 3 UNITS

This covers the procedural steps involved in development, validation and/or standardization. Administration of both teacher-made and standardized tests, scoring/grading and reporting of grades. Analysis and interpretation of scores using descriptive statistics as they relate to the classroom, ethical, social and psychological implications of testing.

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