List of the Department/Unit in School of General Education





The School of Educational is one of the seven schools that constitute the Federal College of Education (Sp), Oyo.  At the inception of Federal College of Education (Sp), Oyo in October, 1977, the School of Education was regarded as a Department of General Education.  Hence, both the Units of Psychology and Foundations were merged, and there were no clear cut divisions as we have today.

In 1983 academic year when course system was introduced, the Department of Educational Foundations was created in principle.  However, the two Departments were still under the control of one Head of Department.

With explosion in the population of students and the introduction of a common final examination for the six Colleges affiliated to the University of Ibadan, there was a need to reorganize the School of Education into three Departments in 1986.  Hence, the following Departments were put in place under independent Heads of Department.

  1. Department of Educational Foundations
  2. Department of Educational Psychology/Guidance and Counseling.
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum Studies.

With the Establishment of the National Commission for College of Education by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1989 and the introduction of minimum standards for NCE teachers in 1990 by the NCCE, the School of Education was reorganized into five departments.  These are, namely:

  1. Department of Educational Foundations.
  2. Department of Educational Psychology
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum Studies (now Curriculum and Instruction).
  4. Department of General Studies (GSE)
  5. Department of Primary Education (PED)

In October 2011, two additional Departments were approved by the NCCE.

They are:

  1. Adult and Non-Formal Education; and
  2. Early Childhood Care and Education

Thereby making seven departments in all for the School.

However, there was a turn of event on Thursday, 14th January, 2016 when a new school named school of Early Childhood Care, Primary and Adult Education (ECPA) was carved out of the School of Education.

Resultantly, the present school of Education has four departments which are:

  1. Department of Educational Foundations.
  2. Department of Educational Psychology
  3. Department of Educational Technology and Curriculum and Instruction.
  4. Department of General Studies (GSE)


The philosophy of the School of Education is a reflection of the Philosophy of General Education as stated in the minimum standards for NCE teachers (1990, P.2).

The School aims at producing teachers who are professionally trained, disciplined and intellectually sound for the attainment of the national goals stipulated in the National Policy on Education (1977) revised in 1981.


At the end of the NCE programme provided in the School of Education, the Students should be able to perform the following skills (NCCE, 1986):

  1. Discuss intelligently the main ideas that have affected the development and practice of education generally, and in Nigeria in particular;
  2.  Examine the main psychological and socio – economic factors that may help or hinder a child’s educational performance;
  3. Discuss intelligently major issues affecting the teaching profession in Nigeria;
  4. Identify major problems of Education in Nigeria;
  5. Completely carry out, at least, a survey research on any educational problem in Nigeria.
  6. Study learners appropriately as to determine the most effective ways of relating to them to ensure their maximum achievement.
  7. Select and make effective use of appropriate instructional resources for maximum learner-achievement;
  8. Broaden their intellectual perspective through the General Studies Programme.


  1. A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or GCE ‘O’  Level with passes in 5 subjects including English Language, three of which must be at credit level at the same sitting or four credits at two sittings.  Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.  Credits in English and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses.
  2. A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TCII) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer Credit/Merit in English Language and/or Mathematics may be a requirement.
  3. For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical and Technical Education. R.S.A. or City and Guilds Intermediate Certificate with Credit/Merit in at least four subjects, are acceptable qualifications.
  4. Associateship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved Institution in Nigeria or abroad is also an acceptable qualification.
  5. All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
  6. Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations who take and succeed in a selection examination organized by an accredited body are also qualified for admission.
  7. It should be noted that some Colleges may in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and/or interviews for some courses.  This is legitimate.



Dr. Sunday Ayodele Taiwo (who equally doubles as the Chairman, Committee of Deans) is presently the head of the school. He became the Dean of the School in March, 2012.  Other past heads of the school are:

  1. Mr. B.O. Egwurube (1992 – 1996)
  2. Mr. C.S. Oke (1996 – 2000)
  3. Mr. N. Giwa (2000 – 2004)
  4. Mr. O.K. Omoniyi (2004 – 2008)
  5. Dr. V. I. Aleburu (2008 – 2012

The leadership of the School is as shown below.

Dean                                                              –        Dr. S.A. Taiwo

HOD, Curriculum & Instructions            –        Dr. Tola Odunsanya

HOD, Educational Foundation                –        Dr. P.K. Oso

HOD, General Studies Education            –        Mrs. T.A.O. Oladimeji

HOD, Educational Psychology                 –        Mrs. O.O. Arewa

School Officer                                              –        Mrs. Olaitan Adeyemi


The school in tandem with the NCCE directive and policy guidelines of NCE programmes, the minimum duration of courses in the school and of course in the College for a student to graduate is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years respectively.



The school, having being in existence since the establishment of the College in 1977, has well qualified and experienced lecturers who are capable of handing not only NCE programmes, but also under-graduate diploma, degree and post-graduate programmes in education. Hence the school aims of metamorphosing into Faculty of Education.


  1. Conferences:  The 2015 Annual School Conference which was held in May, was titled Creativity and Innovation in Education for National Development.  Awards were given to sixteen (16) reputable individuals within and outside the College in who had made immense contributions to the College and education at large.  The event witnessed the presence of dignitaries in the academia.  Proceedings and papers presented at the Conference are at press and would be released before the next conference.
  2. Workshops:  The School organized several workshops for her staff and the general public during the year in focus, using the machinery of her various committees.

On 16th January, 2015, the Staff Capacity Building Committee organized a workshop on supervision of micro-teaching practicum.  Dr. A. Ajibade delivered the lecture.  This workshop was well-timed as it assisted in training new and old lecturers in the art of micro-teaching supervision.  The same committee held another workshop on 13th May, 2015 on examination conduct in the College.  Attendance was impressive and encouraging during the workshops.

  1. Research and Publications:  During the year, staff members were motivated and assisted by the Research Committee to write papers and carry out research.  This has resulted in massive publications across disciplines and geography by staff members.

The School publishes a journal called The Educator Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education.  The journal is published twice a year and draws subscribers from erudite scholars all over Nigeria.  The first volume of the year was published in 2015 while the volume 2 is already at press.

  1. Sports:  All work without play makes jack a dullard.  As the impacts of sporting activities on the mental and intellectual ability of academic staff cannot be sidelined, the School’s Sports Committee regularly hold sporting activities to keep members fit.  It is worthy of note that the School of Education won gold and silver medals in the just-concluded 2016 COEASU week.
  2. Annual Get-together Programme:  The Get-together programme of the School of Education was held in February, 2016.  The programme was meant to take stock of all the activities in the School in a relaxed mood and also to provide socialization opportunity for academic staff members.  Prizes and gifts were given to all staff to appreciate their efforts during the year.
  3. Staff Welfare:  Staff members contribute one thousand naira (N1,000.00)/month to take care of exigencies such as celebration/ ceremonies, sickness, accidents, and other issues affecting staff members.  This sum is deducted from source to ensure consistency.



As it is being done in some other Colleges of Education and Universities in the country, the head of the school (Dean), is supposed to be the co-ordinator of the TRCN (Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria) programme/induction of fresh NCE graduates in the College.

This is to notify all newly admitted (100 level) students that they are to resume on Monday 12th, April 2021 while returning (200 Level and 300 Level) students are to resume on Monday 19th, April 2021 for 2020/2021 academic session. Registration commences immediately