The mission of the Department of Law is to train and equip teachers of Law with the skills and knowledge required to meet the challenges of modern Education. Most courses of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) syllabus will be visited such as Introduction to Law and Legal Systems, Constitutional Law, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Equity and Trust, Fiscal Law and Fiscal Litigation, Insurance Law, International Trade Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Law of Persons, Family Law, Public Service Law, Public Finance Law, Human Rights, etc. It allows students to develop their knowledge, skills and expertise in the above areas.
A.2. PROFILE OF STUDENTS
Access to Level 100
To be admitted in to the First year of the first cycle, the Students must possess at least five O’levels and at least two Advanced level papers.
The promotion from Level 100 to Level 200 is based on the validation of at least 70°/° of the courses.
The promotion from level 200 to 300 is based on the validation of all the level 100 and 200 courses.
The Holders of HND and First Degree in law can have direct access into the third year through the study of files.
The Student is required to have validated all the courses to be awarded DIPET I.
Access to Level 400
Access to Level 400 is opened to holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Common Law, French private or public Law).
The selection of candidates is done through a competitive entrance examination according to the number of places determined by the competent authorities. However, there is a provision for the upper one third (1/3) of those who have graduated from the first cycle to be admitted directly into level 400
There is no direct entry to level 500. Only students of Level 400 who have passed in at least 70 % of the courses offered are admitted in Level 500.
To obtain the DIPET II diploma, the student must pass all the Levels 400 and 500 courses.
3. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme helps the student teachers to acquire knowledge in three complementary fields:
- The culture of the discipline taught (deepening of the disciplinary knowledge);
- Didactics and pedagogy of the discipline taught;
- Social and cognitive aspects of teaching (the mastery of the educational system; psychology of child and teenagers; Sociology and Science of Education; adaptation and schooling of handicapped children).
In this regard, the student teachers should acquire sufficient knowledge on the various courses so as to master the programme and consolidate the culture of Law as a discipline. They should also be taught the techniques of communicating knowledge orally and in writing by always applying them through teaching. At the end of the programme, the student teacher should be able to conceive, prepare and teach lessons in Law.
Thus, each course should be organized to include tutorials where students will be given the opportunity to express themselves on some specific topics crafted by the lecturer. Their personal research will help them to discover the concepts, difficulties and realities surrounding specific courses. It is in this context that their knowledge of the various courses will be deepened.
The methodological aspect should also be taken into consideration in order to combine the general professional knowledge and the specific teaching methods for Law courses. In this respect, some professionals such as experienced Law teachers in secondary and high schools, inspectors of Secondary Education and others will be called upon to intervene in the programme.
The courses, combined with the teaching practice and internship will also be helpful to attend the following objectives:
- To behave and act as a responsible civil servant in an ethical manner;
- To master official languages to facilitate communication of knowledge;
- To master Law as a discipline and enriched their general knowledge;
- To prepare and teach a Law lesson;
- To organize the work in a classroom;
- To take into consideration the diversity of the students;
- To evaluate the students;
- To master educational technologies;
- To work in team and cooperate with parents and the school partners;
- To assure personal and continuous training and innovation.
A.4. LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
The language of instruction is English.