The School is the largest School with many of its Departments established with the College in 1964. It comprises seven departments, namely: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Integrated Science, Department of Mathematics, Department of Physical and Health Education and Department of Physics. Students are exposed to the scientific principles and techniques during classroom teaching, practical exercises and field trips as means of demonstrating academic and professional excellence in teaching science. Many graduates of the School are distinguishing themselves in diverse careers in the society such as teachers, politicians, scholars and information communication experts.
A number of academic staff is occupying relevant Collensis positions of responsibility thereby contributing to the growth and development of the College.
Philosophy of the School
The philosophy of the School is to:
- produce competent, professional and effective teachers of science education who will be able to develop in students an appreciation and understanding of Mathematics and Science.
- impart the intrinsic values as well as the utility values of Mathematics and Science in all spheres of human activities.
- develop in the students the ability to formulate problems, identify variables and design experiments, interpret results, recognize patterns, generate hypothesis, draw conclusions and develop theoretical models.
- develop academic and professional competency which will enable individual earn a living.
- help students become intellectually informed in Mathematical ideas, notations and skills for logical reasoning.
To realise the stated philosophy above, the School has the following objectives:
(i) to equip the students to be able to demonstrate practical skills in handling scientific apparatus.
(ii) to equip the student to be able to demonstrate excellence and professional competence in the teaching of Mathematics and Science subjects.
(iii) to develop an individual who will make a successful carrier in Mathematics and Science teaching.
Staff and Student Profile
The School has eighty nine (89) academic staff and thirty three (33) administrative staff. Many of the academic staff holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in their discipline while the rest are at one level or the other to obtain theirs.The School of Science has the largest student population.
The College was represented by a student of the School in the 2013 National Youth Debate Competition organized by the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja involving all tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The student came first for the zonal level and came second at the National level.
Various Subject Combinations in the School
Below are the subject combinations for the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programme in the School.
Computer Science / Economics
Computer Science /Chemistry
Computer Science / Integrated Science
Computer Science / Adult Education
Computer Science / Primary Education Studies
Computer Science /Mathematics
Computer Science / Physics
Integrated Science /Biology
Integrated Science /Physics
Integrated Science /Chemistry
Integrated Science /Mathematics
Integrated Science /Geography
Physical and Health Education/Biology
Physical and Health Education/Early Childhood Care Education
Physical and Health Education/Mathematics
Physical and Health Education/Integrated Science
Physical and Health Education/Chemistry
Physical and Health Education Double Major
The under-listed are the undergraduates (B.Sc) Education programmes.
B.Sc (Ed) Biology
B.Sc (Ed) Chemistry
B.Sc (Ed) Integrated Science/Mathematics
B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics
B.Sc (Ed) Physics
B.Sc (Ed) Physical and Health Education
The School of Science had been administered by the following Deans since its inception:
Dr. P.O. Akinbile
Dr. F. O. Balogun
Dr. M. O. Oladimeji
Dr. A. Koleoso
Dr. B. S. Adeyemi
Dr. T. Akinsanmi - 1st August 2001 – 31st August 2003
Dr. (Mrs.) I. Ogunlade - 1st August 2003 – 31st August 2005
Mr. A. B. Aganga - 1st August 2005 – 31st July 2007
Dr. T. Akinsanmi - 1st August 2007 – 7th February 2009
Dr. A.O. Ogungbenro - 8th February 2005 – 31st July 2011
Mr. B.F. Akinwale - 1st August 2011 – 31st July 2013
Dr. F.O. Balogun - 1st August 2013 – 2017
Dr. P.O. Akinbile - 2017 - Date
The School has some academic journals which attract contributors across the tertiary educational and research institutions. Reflections on the global trends in science and technology during seminars and conferences are published in referenced books and journals.