A very warm welcome to The Department of Islamic Studies which was carved out of the former Religious Studies Department in September 1987 to teach courses that are exclusively related to Islamic Education with three lecturers namely; L.O. Jimoh (Dr.), Ayelokun M.K. and Bello J.I. Both the courses being taught and pattern of admission are in line with the NCCE Minimum Standard.
Former HODs include Dr. L.O. Jimoh (now retired), Mr. Junayd-Eko N.O. (now late), and Mr. Olaogun G.O. (now the Dean, SECPED, AOCOED). The incumbent HOD is Mr. Bello J.I. Another member of the Department who has now crossed to School of Languages as the pioneer HOD of Arabic Language is Mr. Kolawole, H.A. The Department has been contributing both academically and morally to the College.
- To prepare the students to understand Islam as a culture and civilization;
- To provide high quality training to enable graduates make rigorous and scholarly approach to the contemporary problem of the Muslim community with particular reference to Nigeria;
- To instill in the students the spirit of God-consciousness and to lead them to appreciate and uphold the values and teaching of Islam and to live by it;
- To adequately prepare students to teach at the Basic Education system; and
- To give students adequate intellectual exposure that will enable them pursue further education in Islamic Studies particularly at the B.Ed level.
To enhance the image of Islamic Religion and increase the population of students pursuing it at the tertiary level.
Scope and Responsibilities/Services Provided
Lecturing, supervision of students’ projects, counseling the students, conducting Teaching Practice supervision and preaching to the Muslim community.
Students that are fully equipped both intellectually and morally are being graduated annually and reports have shown that they are either gainfully employed or have gained admission into universities.
Members of Staff
|1||Mr. Bello J. I.||NCE ’83, B.A. ’87, M.Ed ’92, M.A. ’97||Chief Lecturer|
|2||Dr. Balogun M. A.||B.A. (Ed) ’98, M.A. ’01, Ph.D. ’11||Principal Lecturer|
|3||Mr. Hashim O. S.||NCE ’06, B.Ed. ’10.|