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The philosophy of the Department is to pursue with vigour, the fundamental principles of training conscientious teachers for the secondary levels of the Nigerian educational system. To make the Philosophy functional, the Department strives to bring about the acquisition, development and inculcation of proper value-orientation for the survival of the individuals and society.

Our Programmes

B.Ed. Business Education

B.A. Education

B.Sc. Education Economics

B.Ed. Social Studies.

On the basis of the above articulation, the Department of Arts and Social Science Education works towards achieving the following objectives:
  • To produce prospective teachers with proper leadership qualities based on Catholic orientation.
  • To produce teachers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will enable them to contribute to the growth and development of their communities in particular and their nation in general
  • To produce teachers who have sound mastery of their subject areas and the ability to impart such knowledge to their students.
  • To equip teachers with a mastery of problem solving skills and to enhance the skills of teachers in the use of new technologies.
  • To produce highly committed, motivated, conscientious and efficient classroom teachers for our educational system.
  • To produce teachers with strong moral values, self-reliance and entrepreneurial capabilities for the social and economic benefit of themselves and the Nigerian society.
  • To help teachers to fit into the social life of the community and society at large and enhance their commitment to national objectives.

Department Contact Info

Faculty of Education

Block A
Veritas University, Abuja


Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Our Mission
Admission Requirement
Departmental Staff

To provide students with an integral and holistic formation that combines academic and professional training with physical, moral, spiritual, social and cultural formation in line with the Social Teachings of the Catholic church.

Admission Requirement


Candidates seeking admission through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level of the four-year programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of Arts Education (B.A. Ed.) or Bachelor of Science in Education (B.Sc. Ed.) should possess a minimum of:

  • TFive credit passes in relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination SSCE NECO/WAEC.
  • Grade II Teachers Certificate (TCII) with credit or merit passes in at least five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
  • National Teaching Certificate (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) with credit passes in five subjects relevant to their chosen programme and including Mathematics and English Language; and obtained at not more than two sittings. For NTC/NBC, a credit in any General Education subjects, trade related subjects and trade component subjects is equivalent to a credit in a subject.

In addition, the University requires that the candidate makes an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Furthermore, the University screens all candidates for admission into its degree programmes.

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to the 200-level should possess, in addition to the minimum of five credit passes at the GCE/SSC/NECO examinations, any of the following qualifications:

  • The Advanced Level GCE passes in at least two relevant subjects
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination in relevant subjects.
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in relevant subjects.
  • National Diploma (ND) Upper Credit or equivalent in the subject applied for or related field.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in related field.
  • First degree in a related area from a recognized university.
Inter University Transfer

Minimum requirement for transfer into the department is CGPA of 1.0 for a four point grading system or 1.50 for a five point grading system from previous institutions. Candidates wishing to transfer from another university into the Department must obtain and fill the Inter-University Transfer form from the University’s Admissions Office. An application for admission to the University through inter-university transfer will be considered only if the Department is satisfied that the candidate has met the minimum academic requirements for admission to the programme applied for. All inter-university transfer candidates will normally be admitted into 100 or 200 level irrespective of their attainment in their former institution. Such students must take all 200 level courses of their programme.

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission


Why Study Here?

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and 21 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Veritas University offers you a unique opportunity to be the very best that you can be.

Located in a serene environment enveloped by nature and boasting state of the art facilities for study and recreation, you are assured that your experience here at Veritas University will be a pleasant one.