Historical Development

The Faculty of Education, which is a pacesetter in terms of the quality of its academic staff, infrastructure, teacher education curriculum, and its disciplined students, was one of the three pioneer Faculties (Arts, Education, and Science) when the University was established in 1976.

The Faculty has grown by leaps and bounds from the initial two Departments (Teacher Education and Guidance and Management), to Nine (9) Departments today: Adult and Primary Education, Arts Education, Counsellor Education, Educational Management, Educational Technology, Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education, Human Kinetics Education, Science Education and Social Sciences Education.

Brief History
The Department of Teacher Education, established right from the inception of the University of Ilorin in 1976, was split into two in 1980. This led to the emergence of the Department of Educational Foundations and the Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology. A further restructuring of these two Departments led to the birth of the Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education in January 2005. The Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Education Studies was conceived, developed, proposed and processed for approval by the then Department of Educational Foundations.

Brief on The Educational Technology Centre (ETC) at the University of Ilorin provides a supportive environment for the evaluation and integration of educational technologies to enhance learning, teaching, research and community service. The Centre’s staffs provide assistance to Faculties and students in the review of existing print instructional materials, the development of new instructional materials, and the development of online, video or audio resources. The Centre also provides support for the University in the coverage of social events.

Brief Historical Background of the Department of Science Education

When the Faculty of Education was established as one of the pioneering Faculties of the University College, llorin in 1975, there was a Department of Education. At that time, the Department of Education offered degree programmes in Arts, Science, Guidance and Counselling and Educational Management. By the beginning of 1978/79 academic year, the Department of Education had expanded in students' population and in its degree offerings to justify a division of the existing degree programmes into three distinct departments.

A Brief History of the Department

The Department was one of the foundation Departments with which the University commenced operation in 1976. It started with 4 foundation academic staff and 200 students. It also started by offering a 3- year course at first degree level only. Its scope of academic programmes has widened to include 4 and 3 year First Degree programme. Masters Degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM) and Doctoral Degree.