Welcome to the Faculty of Education

Department of Educational Management

Almost immediately after the Provisional Council of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) had approved the creation of a Faculty of Education in October, 1976, a Proposal for re-structuring and re-organization of the Faculty (then consisting of only 4 units – Department of Education, Department of Adult Education, Institute of Education and School of General Studies) was approved by the Senate of the University. The Department of Educational Administration and Planning (EAP) was one of the newly carved out/created units in 1977/1978.

Initially the subjects which this department coordinated in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts were: English, French, History, and Religious Studies, but as of now this department is saddled with the coordination of all the subjects mentioned above except English. These subjects were designed to provide academic and professional training for teachers in the nation's secondary schools. The B.A. (Education) programmes generally are structured to produce the right caliber of dedicated professional teachers in both quality and quantity to meet the national curriculum objectives of education at the secondary school level.

In any of the disciplines students should be able to confront problems and challenges with confidence and provides workable solution students. The programmes are therefore developed to enable students to acquire the necessary skills and competence expected of an educated man having his balance view points of subject's areas. With the content on the programmes well-digested and articulated students are adequately prepared to embark on advance and postgraduate studies easily.

The pedagogical components of these programmes are offered in the Faculty of Education, which also organizes, twelve-weeks (six –weeks in the second year and another six weeks in the third year) of compulsory and supervised practice teaching exercise.

Hence at the end of the minimum four-year B.A. Education programme (three years minimum for Nigerian Certificate on Education (NCE) graduate from affiliated Colleges of Education), graduates of the department are deemed to be both professionally and academically prepared to:

(i) teach History, Religious Studies, and French at both the Junior and Senior Secondary School levels.

(ii) inculcate in the students the spirit and attitude of inquiry, creativity and the ability to think critically, rationally and effectively in solving personal and professional problems.

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