Welcome to The Department of Arabic Language which is related to growth and development of man in the contemporary life such as cultural, intellectual, political and economical. Teaching and Learning of Arabic is an essential tool for knowledge acquisition, dissemination and application (NCCE, 2012:1). The Importance of Arabic Language in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized; apart from being the mother tongue of the Shuwa people in Ngala, Maiduguri, Borno state, it also serves as one of the official languages in many International organizations such as UN, AU and OPEC of which Nigeria is a member Nation.
In order to pursue her mission of being a world class Institution, an approval was granted by NCCE on 17th April 2014 to run Arabic Language with other relevant combinations. The College therefore established the Department of Arabic Language in the School of Languages on 8th September, 2014. Mr. KOLAWOLE, Hakeem Adeyinka of the Department of Islamic Studies was appointed as the pioneer Acting Head of Department. He was saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the activities of the newly created Department. The College engaged the services of Dr. Ajape, K.O., as a Part-Time Lecturer to enhance the academic activities of the Department.
Enrolment of students commenced in the 2014/2015 Academic Session with Arabic and Islamic Studies combination. Twelve students were enrolled as pioneer students. Enrolment of Students for both Full Time and Part Time has been consistent. The Department is making efforts to liaise with recognized Arabic Schools to facilitate students’ enrolment. It is hoped that in the coming sessions, student’s enrollment will increase with other combinations such as Arabic/Islamic studies, Arabic/English, Arabic/French, Arabic/Computer Studies, Arabic/ Hausa, Arabic/ Igbo and Arabic/Yoruba.
To encourage proficiency and competence in the teaching and learning of Arabic Language and Literature in order to foster International Relations
To be a world class centre of Academic excellence
Modern man can hardly contemplate communal life without the instrument of language. Performance in language, especially spoken language, define personality. For the teacher, his credibility is almost entirely anchored on his competence in communicating ideas and stimulating learning through his use of language. Articulate and well-spoken teachers also invariably win the heart and respect of their students or pupils.
Arabic language is related to growth and development of man in the contemporary life such as cultural, intellectual, political and economical. Teaching and learning of Arabic is an essential tool for knowledge acquisition, dissemination and application.
Literature generally is known to be ‘Language Applied’. It is known also to embody the totality of the worldview of a people: social and political formations, culture, fears, anxieties and aspiration. To study a language without its literature and culture is known to be a serious disservice.
Aims and Objectives
The NCE programme in Arabic is designed to:
- Prepare the student-teachers for the task of teaching the language at the Primary and Junior Secondary School Levels.
- Enable students use Arabic as a medium of instruction.
- Help students acquire spoken and writing competence in the Arabic language.
- Acquaint students with the socio-political and cultural lives of the speakers of the language with a view to promoting international understanding; and prepare them for further studies in Arabic Education.
Members of Staff
|1.||Mr. Kolawole H. A.||M.A,
B.A (Hons), N.C.E
|Senior Lecturer / HOD|
|2.||Dr. Ajape K. O.||Ph.D, M.A, B.A (Ed)||Senior Lecturer|
|3.||Mr. Yusuf S. A.||B.A.||Assistant Lecturer|