Home Economics

Short Name: 
Home Econs
Department: 
Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Why study this programme: 

Home economics is mainly the study of home management. This translates directly into community management, with a focus on how to create conducive family environments that help in the growth and development of residents in a society.

Activities like home furnishing, cooking, pastries and food preservation, child upkeep, as well as handy works like sewing, cleaning, among others are taught in the programme. Learners of the programme are equipped with skills in these activities to train students in basic, senior high schools, and tertiary institutions. Learners are also taught how these skills can be transferred into commercially viable ventures.

Admission Requirement: 

Applicants must have the following:

  • Passes in Management in Living and any two (2) other elective subjects relevant to the preferred option.
    • For Clothing and Textiles Option, the appropriate electives are: Clothing and Textiles (compulsory) and any one of the following subjects: Art, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics and Economics.
       
    • For Food and Nutrition Option, the appropriate electives are: Foods and Nutrition (compulsory) and any one of the following subjects: Art, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics, French and Economics.
About Degree: 

Professionals of the Programmes find jobs as professional teachers and Matrons in Senior High Schools and other institutions. Graduate are also offered employment as nutritionists, caterers and Managers of Restaurants. 
Those who pursue clothing and textiles are equipped with interior design skills which position them to go into income generation ventures. The financial aspect of home management, which requires an understanding of various fields like credit taking, as well as budgeting and financial record keeping, makes it possible for graduates to venture into professions in banking and financial management.

Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Education
Id: 
BEDHEC
Study Type: 
Regular
Duration: 
4 years