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About School

 

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

Congratulations and Welcome!...

The Dean of the School of Education takes this opportunity to congratulate you heartily on your admission to the
University of Zambia in the School of Education, and to warmly welcome you to the School. The Dean with all his
academic and administrative staff is looking forward to meeting you in the School.

Note that during the orientation period on arrival in the University, you will be assigned an Academic Counsellor
who will work with you and advise you on general academic matters. Whenever you have a problem in
your academic work, or academic-related matters, approach your academic counsellor.

Here are some facts you need to know about the School of Education:

1. The vision of the School is “to be a leading provider of high quality education that should be
easily accessible and directly relevant to the needs of individuals and to the Zambian society”.

2. The School of Education is one of the three Schools established in 1966 when the University was
first opened, and was restructured as a Professional School in August 1989.

3. It is situated on the West Side of the University of Zambia’s Great East Road Campus. It is easily reachable
by driving in, or using public transport. If you are using public transport, drop off at UNZA Bus Stop,
which is situated by the Pedestrian Bridge across Great East Road.

4. It occupies three buildings – New Education Building (or West Wing on the West), Old Education Building
(or Middle Wing in the Centre) and Bridge Building (or East Wing on the East).

5. It has nine (9) Departments, offering ten programmes at the undergraduate level and ten programmes
at the post-graduate level. The ten undergraduate programmes are offered on regular (fulltime) and parallel bases.
Among the 9 departments is a Unit (Department) which is responsible for affiliating
Colleges of Education to the University.

6. It is the largest School in the University of Zambia, with over 6,000 students (over 4,000 full time,
parallel and part-time students, and over 2,000 Distance Education students), approximately 49% of the
student population of the University.

7. The School is headed by the Dean who is assisted by four Assistant Deans in academic matters:
Assistant Deans I and II, dealing with undergraduate students; Assistant Dean, Post Graduate, dealing
with post-graduate students and Assistant Dean, Research, dealing with research issues. In administrative matters,
the Dean is assisted by the Assistant Registrar and two Senior Administrative Officers. All these officers are
found on the Fourth Floor of the Old Education Building (or Middle Wing) of the School of
Education Buildings. Accountants (Financial Officers) assist the Dean in the financial matters.
Their offices are located on Fourth and Second Floors of the Old Education Building.

Assistant Dean 1 deals with students in the following progrmmes:
i. Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAEd)
ii. Bachelor of Education in Environmental Education ( BEd-EEd)
iii. Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences (BEd- SSc) and
iv. Bachelor of Teacher Education (BTEd).

 

Assistant Dean II deals with students in the following programmes:
i. Bachelor of Education in Special Education
ii. Bachelor of Education in Primary Education
iii. Bachelor of Science Education
iv. Bachelorof Education Secondary- (BEd MAS)
v. Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies (BALIS), and Bachelor of Adult Education (BAE).

Assistant Deans I and II are also responsible for granting leave of absence to undergraduate students
going away from School for a period during which they are likely to miss classes.

8. Departments are headed by Heads of Department who are responsible for the programmes and students’
academic welfare in the Departments. They report to the Dean of the School.

For information on academic programmes and Departments in which they are offered, check the table on page 2.

Below is the information on frequently asked questions by new students. In which programme of study am I admitted? To which Department does the programme belong, and so, to which Department do I belong? Which is the office for the secretary of my Department? Which is my Head of Department’s office? Which other offices do I need to know? Read this information carefully.

In which Programme am I admitted?

In which Department is the Programme offered and, therefore, to which Department do I belong?

Which is the office of the Secretary of my Department?

Which is the office of the Head of my Department?

 

Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (B AE).

 

Department of Adult Education and Extension Studies (AEES).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Third Floor, Room 307.

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Third Floor Room 307.

 

For information about School (Educational Foundation) compulsory and elective courses.

 

Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (EAPS).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Third Floor, Room 315A.

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Third Floor, Room 315A.

 

Bachelor of Education (Special Education) (BEd Special).

 

Department of Educational Psychology, Sociology and Special Education (EPSSE).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Fourth Floor, Room 402.

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Fourth Floor, Room 413

 

Bachelor of Arts with Library and Information Studies (BALIS).

 

Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Fourth Floor, Room 402.

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Fourth Floor, Room 412.

 

Bachelor of Arts with Education, (BA Ed), Bachelor of Education, Social Sciences (B Ed SSc); Bachelor of Education, Environmental Education (B Ed EEd).

 

Department of Language and Social Sciences Education (LSSE).

 

Bridge Building (East Wing), First Floor, Room 119.

 

Bridge Building (East Wing), First Floor, Room 119.

 

Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc Ed) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary- Mathematics and Science (B Ed Secondary – MAS).

 

Department Mathematics and Science Education (MSE).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Second Floor, Room 204

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Second Floor, Room 204

 

Bachelor of Education (Primary) B Ed (Primary) Bachelor of Teacher Education (BTEd)

 

Department of Primary Education (DPE).

 

Old Education Building, (Middle Wing)First Floor, Room 102

 

Old Education Building, (Middle Wing)First Floor, Room 102

 

Exemptions from the first and second year courses for students who have been to UNZA Affiliate Colleges. Note that students from ZAMISE and TVTC (Counselling programme) are not eligible for exemptions.

 

Advisory Unit for Colleges of Education (AUCE).

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Second Floor, Room 218.

 

Old Education Building (Middle Wing), Second Floor, Room 203.

 

For consultations on taking a Major or Minor in Religious Studies as a teaching subject.

 

Department of Religious Studies (DRS)

 

Bridge Building (East Wing)First Floor

Room 115

 

Bridge Building (East Wing)First Floor,

Room 116

 

OTHER OFFICES YOU NEED TO KNOW


Academic and Administrative Matters (See Assistant Deans )

Dean of the School of Education

Old Education Building, Fourth Floor, Room 415

Old Education Building, Fourth Floor, Room 415.

 

Overload, Exemption Forms and Students’ Records

 

Students’ Records Office

 

Old Education Building, Third Floor, Room 315B.

 

Student Academic Matters

(See Page 1)

 

Assistant Dean I

 

Old Education Building, Fourth Floor, Room 409

 

Student Academic Matters

(See Page 1)

 

Assistant Dean II

 

Old Education Building, Fourth Floor, Room 408

More information relating to orientation within the School will be made available by the School of Education Orientation and Registration Committee during the Orientation and Registration Period. You can also go to the office of the University of Zambia, School of Education Students Association (UNZASEDA) which is situated between UNZA Press and University of Zambia and Allied Workers Union Head Offices for more information.

Prepared by the School of Education Orientation and Registration Committee (14th March, 2011)

 

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