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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Education

Program Name : Diploma in Adult Education

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with three grades at a minimum of grade C. Preference shall be given to applicants with some work experience in adult education. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but haveBGCSE and evidence of relevant prior learning and experience in adult education may be considered. Applicants seeking admission through this route may be called for assessment. Applicants possessing a Certificate in Adult Education or in a related field may be admitted to Level 200. Entrance Requirements The normal entrance requirements shall be as follows:

  • For Level 100, a minimum of 5 credits in the BGCSE or its equivalent or requirements as specified in General Regulation 10.21, with preference given to those with some experience in Adult Education.
  • For Level 200, a Certificate in Adult Education or its equivalent in a related field.
Elective Course

One 3-credit elective, to be chosen from any course outside the Department of Adult Education, for which students are eligible, is required (except for new entrants).

General Education Courses

For new entrants two 2-credit GEC courses are to be taken from the university wide menu. These should be COM111 and ICT121.

Assessment
  • The performance of each student shall be assessed at the end of each semester with a 2-hour examination unless otherwise stated in the course outline
  • The ratio between continuous assessment and formal exam shall be 1:1.
  • Continuous assessment for Adult Education courses shall be based on extended Assignments and tests as well as other forms of assessment, such as periodic tests, projects and presentations.
Award of Diploma

The award of the diploma shall be in accordance with General Academic Regulations 00.85.

Progression to the Bachelor of Education Programme (Adult Education)

A student who successfully completes Levels 100 and 200 of the Diploma Programme may be admitted directly into Level 300 of the Degree Programme.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF ADULT EDUCATION Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT EDUC. Credits : 3
  INTRO. TO PLANNING PROGRAMMES FOR ADULTS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PSYCHOLOGY & THE ADULT LEARNER Credits : 3
  PROMOTING COMMUNITY ENTERP. & ECONOMIC PROJ. Credits : 3
  VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Credits : 3
  ADULT EDUCATION AND SPECIAL GROUPS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ADULT EDUCATION AND SOCIETY Credits : 3
  ADULT EDUCATION IN PRACTICE Credits : 3
  PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT METHODS Credits : 3
  ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ADULT EDUCATION Credits : 3
  LIFELONG LEARNING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2

Semester 3

Core Courses

  HISTORICAL & PHILOSOPHICAL FOUND. OF ADULT ED Credits : 3
  THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT LEARNING Credits : 3
  PROGRAMME PLANNING AND EVCALUATION Credits : 3
  SUPERVISING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES Credits : 3
  RURAL DEVELOPMENT & RURAL EXTENSION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PSYCHOLOGY & THE ADULT LEARNER Credits : 3
  PROMOTING COMMUNITY ENTERP. & ECONOMIC PROJ. Credits : 3
  VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Credits : 3
  ADULT EDUCATION AND SPECIAL GROUPS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  TEACHING METHODS FOR ADULT EDUCATION Credits : 3
  GENDER ISSUES IN ADULT EDUCATION Credits : 3
  ADULT EDUCATION AND THE WORLD OF WORK Credits : 3
  COMMUNITY PROJECT PLANNING MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTEGRATED SKILLS PROJECT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
Contact Details :
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