A very warm welcome to The Department of Primary Education Studies (PES) now Primary Education (PED) which was originally established as a Unit in the School of Education in 2002. PED became a full- fledged Department in 2005 and got full accreditation in the same year. In the same year, the Department was appointed as one of the pilot Primary Education Studies Departments on the pre-service teacher development of the COMPASS -USSAID Programme from 2005 – 2008.
As part of the benefit of the programme, 88 students of 2005/2006 set were awarded scholarship, which included one meal per day. A Resource Centre was established fully equipped with audio-visuals and several other learning resources necessary for the learners and students.
The Resource Centre also serves as a seminar room for lecturers and students. Through hard work and determination, the Department had at various times produced the best graduating student, Student Union President, a position based on academic merit. Also, several students had won scholarships and awards for outstanding academic performance. In 2007 the Department in collaboration with the College Management, pioneered a programme tagged “Rapid Learning Approach (RLA)”, Learning Approach in Literacy for primary schools. This novel approach was tested and applied in junior primary classes by PED students on teaching practice in the Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State.
As part of its capacity building resources, there are up-to-date books on primary education and related area in the College Library. The School of Education Library also stock books, journals and research reports relevant to various courses taught in the Department.
Since its establishment, the Department of Primary Education has produced four Heads of Department. Dr. J.A Farayola was the pioneer Head of Department followed by Dr. Olaogun G.O, Dr Nojimu-Yusuff and Mr. Sobulo E.A as the current head.
The Department of Primary Education (PED) aims at training students to become teachers with sufficient knowledge of the Primary School Curriculum, skills, attitude and methods to enable them teach the subjects of Primary 1 – 6 as contained in the National Curriculum, produced by the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
At the end of the three- year course, the students with broadened scope shall be able to:
- Demonstrate enhanced familiarity with contents of Primary School Curriculum;
- Effectively communicate with learners in classroom situations;
- Exhibit appropriate behavior in classroom management;
- Demonstrate school management skills and supervisory roles;
- Make, create and be innovative using scraps or local materials at low cost or at no cost at all;
- Develop attitude to continue to learn in order to foster interpersonal skills in learning and character.
Units in the Department
- Basic Science and Technology and ICT
- Social Studies
- Nigerian Languages – Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa
- Cultural and Creative Arts
- Physical and Health Education
- Religious Studies – Islamic studies/Christian religious studies
- Agricultural science and Home Economics
- Other languages – Arabic/French language
Members of Staff
|1||Mr. Sobulo E. A.||B.Ed
|Senior Lecturer (HOD)|
|2||Mrs. Abegunrin E. O.||Nce
|3||Mr. Ishola A. A.||B.Sc.Ed