To intellectually, morally and professionally empower the Nigerian youth to embrace and sustain the teaching profession


As an exemplary centre for the production of first class teachers who will educate learners especially at the secondary level of the Nigerian educational system


HOD's Message

The Department was established in 2001 and started activities inMarch 2020 with Dr. C.M. Fundai as the coordinator of the department until when Dr. R.B. Ayanniyi became the Ag. HOD in 2006 and became full fledge HOD in 2009 when she was elevated to the rank of Professor. She handed over to Dr. I.J.Kukwi and then to then Prof. C.M Fundai and then Dr. C.M. Anikweze then to Prof.FatiShuaibu and then to Dr. Ngozi Nwosu then to Dr. U.S. Gbari then to Prof. D.A. Jiboyiwa then to the immediate past HOD Prof. P.I Usuorji.

Departmental Board

 1 PROF. I.J. KUKWI     Professor
 2 DR. TANIMU OSU     Lecturer I

Brief Profile

The Department is named Educational Foundations because under this department, the students are exposed to foundational and core courses that are compulsory for student tea hers to know and study irrespective of their areas of specialization. Educational management and planning was previously under this department until it became a department on its own, based on the recommendations of National Universities Commission in 2017.

All units in the department are fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). With the exception of special Education which has an interim accreditation are running undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes up to PhD levels


  1. Measurement and Evaluation
  2. Psychology of Education
  3. Curriculum Studies
  4. Sociology of Education
  5. Guidance and Counselling
  6. Special Education
  7. Philosophy of Education