PROF.(MRS.)SULEIMAN, Mariam Adefunke
Welcome Message from the H.O.D of Physical & Health Education
You are welcome to the Department of Physical & Health Education heart beat of Faculty of Education in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Physical & Health Education offers seven postgraduate programmes in Educational Administration and Planning, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Education. The DEDUFC also offers general courses for other students to minor in Educational Administration and Planning, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology. Thus, Department of Physical & Health Education is a unique place, beyond comparison, with other places in exploring fields of study that educate the whole of a person and give opportunities for careers that make a difference.
The distinctive characteristic of Department of Physical & Health Education is its knowledge diversity. Students learn exciting courses and programmes in the curriculum of Department of Physical & Health Education. Part of Department of Physical & Health Education's mission is prepare students for challenges of our educational system. This is recognition of the fact that nowadays is complex. This means the type of education society needs is the one that prepares students for challenges by ushering in creativity, flexibility and innovation in the courses of training the curricula of courses in Department of Physical & Health Education are broad-based and responsive to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Thus DEDUFC prepares students for future leadership by giving them the best. Therefore, much is expected from products of DEDUFC because of the common adage that says from the generation much is given, much is expected.
Department of Physical & Health Education is also committed to creating opportunities for students inside and outside classroom to prepare them towards becoming responsible citizens. I call on you to learn more about Department of Physical & Health Education and its various programmes. You are also called upon to learn how the department lives within the mission of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Prof.(Mrs) T. N Ogu
The Department started in 1977 as a reactivation of the earlier Diploma programme which had started in 1957 during the Nigeria College of Art, and Science. The programmes was established to satisfy the need for higher level manpower in teaching, research, and sports administration. The philosophy of the department is thus hinged on the principle of imparting knowledge in physical and health education to men and women through the use of state of the art facilities and highly trained and disciplined manpower without prejudice to race, creed or political affiliation.
Aims & Objectives
The programme is designed to produce competent personnel for the following purposes:
(a) To teach Physical Education, Health Education and Sports Sciences in Post-Primary Institutions.
(b) To organize schools Physical Fitness, Sports Training and Competition Programmes.
(c) To serve as sports organizers and secretaries in State Sports councils and other sports bodies.
(d) To prepare them to seek for advanced degrees in different related fields of Physical and Health Education to meet the manpower development needs of the nation.