The General Foundation Program is designed to bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary education. Students are given a foundational knowledge in the core areas of English, Mathematics and Information Technology. The program also establishes a solid foundation in other important skills, such as study skills, self-directed study and general life skills.
The English courses provides opportunities to develop communicative competence among learners in the four macro-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are exposed to various learning experiences thread through comprehension, critical thinking and communicative activities along with embedded study skills. Thus, the course employs the latest approaches and strategies to help guide the students towards active independent learning. Moreover, the course introduces basic knowledge in areas related to health sciences.
The Mathematics courses provide avenues to students for learning basic mathematical concepts and their uses by exposing them to arithmetic properties, basic knowledge of algebraic and geometric problems. It also introduces basic concepts of descriptive statistics, quadratic equations, and logarithmic and analytical trigonometry functions.
The Information Technology component offers the student basic theoretical foundation to understand the make-up of computer system. It also provides them with hands-on experience in common software applications. Thus, various learning activities help inculcate in learners practical knowledge of information technology.
Upon completion of the Foundation Course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate English language proficiency at high intermediate level in professional setups.
2. Apply mathematical concepts and basic knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and statistics to solve problems in professional situations.
3. Use theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology in their academic pursuit.