The philosophy of the Nigeria Certificate in Education, (N.C.E.), physics is inspired by the desire to help students become intellectually informed in physics, and by the need to produce competent and effective teachers with good mastery of content and method, and a knowledge of the development of the learner.
At the end of the programme the students should be able to:
i) Have basic knowledge of the organizational concepts and techniques in practical physics and laboratory management, ii) Be aware of the fact that the fundamental ideas of physics evolved from a process of inquiry, which will enable them to develop scientific attitudes which are transferable to other life situations, iii) Plan and effectively execute physics-based lessons in B1-B9 classes in accordance with the UBE policy, iv) Have sound basic knowledge of the physics concepts and principles to equip them for further studies in physics and physics- related courses, v) Explain the nature of science, vi) Use science resources effectively, vii) Use Information Technology (IT) effectively to support pupils/students learning physics, viii) Demonstrate the understanding of concepts of physics, reflect upon them and revise them when necessary; ix) Organize physics lessons for the whole class, groups, and individuals effectively, x) Recognize the difficulties students face with their physics learning, xi) Remedy students misconception in physics, xii) Develop pupilsâ€™ use of physics language and xiii. Carry out formative, diagnostic and summative assessment of studentsâ€™ work (theory and practice) in physics very successfully.