HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
The Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education was formerly the Home Economics unit of the Department of Vocational Teacher Education that was established in 1964. She became a full-fledged Department in 2015 as one of the six Departments created at the establishment of the Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The new Department therefore came into being in 2015 under the headship of Prof C. A. Igbo. This Department has produced high level manpower who are gainfully employed in various sectors of the Nigerian economy as teacher, administrators, entrepreneurs, among others.
The philosophy of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education is equipping individuals for problem identification, ideas generation, creative problem solving and entrepreneurship in relevant multifaceted occupational areas for wealth creation and self-reliance
The Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education is designed to provide both theoretical and practical training in the following areas: Child Development and Care; Clothing and Textiles; Food and Nutrition; Home Management; Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship Education
Home Economics offers candidates who successfully complete the programme, career prospects in various areas of employment such as teaching in secondary school or technical colleges, managers in Hotels and Catering establishments, among others.
The department has grown and developed to the stage of establishing various industries such as the clothing and textile industry, UNN Dinning, Food and Nutrition laboratory, Home Management residence where students do their practical experience for family living. The crèche and Nursery section also help the students to have practical experience on family living and Child care. Bakery section where the delicious UNN VTE breads all parts of our achievements.
OUR PEOPLE (WHOM WE ARE)
We are Home economists by profession who impart knowledge into students in various degrees – First degree, Master degree and Ph.D
Our objectives are to:
- train teachers who can occupy teaching and leadership positions in Secondary Schools, Technical Colleges of Education and Universities in Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education.
- produce entrepreneurs in Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education related trade areas which include but not limited to: Food and Hospitality trades, Textile trade, Fashion and Garment making trade, Institutional Management trades, among others.
- prepare individual who can create jobs and employ labour to contribute to national development
Some facilities were also given which are helping the student in their practical experience DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Some of our development partners are:
- STEP – B
The Department as a unit of the then Department of Vocational Teacher Education has collaborated fully with the Faculty of Education in affiliating most of her programmes with other tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Some of the affiliate institutions where Home Economics is offered are ,Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State under the department of Technical Education; College of Education Ikere –Ekiti in Ekiti State under school of Vocational Technical Education; Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri under School of Vocational Technical Education. Federal College of Education Technical, Omoku, Rivers State and School under school of Vocational Education; NwaforOrizu College of Education Nsugbe, Anambra State under School of Vocational and Technical Education.
Assco .Prof Ajala E.O