I welcome you to School of Science, which was established in 1980 when the name of the College was changed from Advanced Teachers’ College to Lagos State College of Education at Onitolo, Surulere. The School did not come into existence until 1982 when the College moved to the present site at Otto/Ijanikin. It commenced operation at the old laboratory in the College and at that time, it was called the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, which was made up of four (4) Departments namely:
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences;
- Chemical and Biological Sciences;
- Agricultural Science; and
- Physical and Health Education
In 1991, the School relocated from the old laboratory to the new, School of Sciences Complex that was built by the military Government and commissioned by Colonel Raji Rasaki, the then Military Governor of Lagos State. It was after this movement that the name of the School changed from Natural and Applied Sciences to the School of Sciences, under the headship of a Dean who was supported by two Sub-Deans, one for Natural Sciences and the other for Applied Sciences. During that time, the School had six (6) departments which were: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Integrated Sciences and Physical Health Education. The Computer Science Department was later established in 1993.
The objectives of the programme include:
- enabling students gain the concept of the fundamental unity of Science;
- instilling in students a commonality of approach to problems of scientific nature e. the scientific method;
- increasing students’ understanding of the roles and functions of Science in everyday life and in the world in which they live;
- making students well informed and scientifically literate;
- enabling students acquire and demonstrate the intellectual competence and professional skills necessary for the teaching of Science in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, as an inquiry based subject, in conformity with national curriculum;
- developing in students the ability to impart and encourage the spirit of inquiry into living and non-living things in the environment;
- developing the ability and motivation in students to work and think in an independent manner; and
- enabling students to carry out scientific investigations, emphasizing co-operation, development of appropriate scientific processes and skills and improving their written and oral communication skills.
The desire of the NCE Science Education is to:
- help students become intellectually informed in Science Education ideas, notation and skills for logical reasoning, scientific enquiry and for the pursuit of techno- scientific education.
- to produce graduates that are well-groomed and professionally qualified to teach Science at the Basic Education Level.
Scope, Responsibilities/Services Provided
Teaching, administration of tests and organization of: students’ week, football competitions, excursion and field trips.
The School also supports members of staff for conference attendance. At present, the School has one (1) member of staff on study leave that is being sponsored by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund).
The Dean is the Chief Administrative Officer of the School. He oversees the entire administration of the School of Sciences. The various Heads of Departments have the School Officer to assist them in the initiation/implementation, decision making and day- to- day running of the School. All the policies and innovations in the School are however subject to the approval of the College Provost.
The School of Sciences has a Committee which is tagged- “Social Welfare Committee”. It sees to the Welfare of Staff. Activities of the Committee are financed by staff donations from salaries of members of staff.
The School has a Committee named the Students’ Welfare Committee that sees to the welfare and well being of students. This Committee is made up of Staff Advisers.
The Achievements of the School of Science are as follows:
College prize for overall best Students:
- Highest grade point for 2005/2006 was won by Adediran, Adedoyin, Computer Science/ Mathematics, (03/25418);
- Highest grade point for 2006/2007 was won by Agbaje, Ibrahim Abiodun, Computer Science Mathematics, (04/26950);
- Best graduating student for 2005/2006 was won by Adekunle, Tosin Adeyinka , Physics/ Mathematics (03/25363) and for 2006/2007 was won by Uwadia, Olufemi .A. (04/26564)
- Best graduating students in 2010/2011 was won by Isibor Nwabina Blessing -08/32820 of PHE Department with a G.P.A of 4.37
- Best graduating students in 2012/2013 was won by Nkwocha Obinna Emmanuel -10/34864 of Chemistry/Mathematics with a G.P.A of 4.47
- Best graduating students in 2013/2014 was won by Okegade Oluwaseun Isaiah -11/35630 of Physics/Mathematics with a G.P.A of 4.28
- Best sportsman/woman for the year was given Ebelamu, Seun, 04/27192 of the Department of Physical and Health Education.
- The Department of Mathematics bagged the Second National Overall position in the Mathematics competition organized by the Mathematics Association of Nigeria in 2011.
- College prizes for the best sportsman and woman were won by:
|John Paul -08/10750 –PHE||2010/2011 Academic Session|
|Akpodhi Vivian (F) PHE||2011/2012 Academic Session|
|Kareem Babatunde Kareem (M) PHE/ISC||2012/2013 Academic Session|
|George, Moses Chinonso (M) PHY/CSC||2013/2014 Academic Session|
|Omisande, Christian Yetunde (F) PHE/BIO||2013/2014 Academic Session|
The School of Science Female Football Team won the Provost Cup for 2015/2016 Academic Session held in January, 2017