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Mr. Canice I. A. (H.O.D.)

A very warm welcome to The Department of English Language which existed in the College since the 1970s until it was scrapped and became a unit in 1986. The Department remained a unit January, 1993.   In order to abide with the NCCE injunction, the unit became a Department in the School of Languages.

About Us

The Department runs English Language and Literature-in-English courses as a Single Major, combined with either French, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Political Science, Christian Religious Studies, History, Islamic Religious Studies, Social Studies, Music and Theatre Arts.  Some of the past HODs are: Dr. Femi Adedina (now in Theatre Arts Department), Late Mr. Ayinde Aileru, Late Mrs. Felicia Badaiki, Dr. Kikelomo Adeniyi, Mr. Canice I. Anakoro and Late Dr. Titi Adejumobi. The Department is currently headed by Mr. Canice I. Anakoro.

Mission / Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • help students to develop the four language skills for communicative purposes;
  • help students to become confident and competent in the use of spoken and written English;
  • enable students develop interest and acquire critical skill to appreciate literary works;
  • equip successful students to teach English effectively at the J.S.S. level; and
  • prepare students for further studies in the subject.


To become the best English teacher producing Unit in the Nation.

Administrative Structure

The administrative structure of the Departmental is made up of the Head of Department, who is assisted by other lecturers. Non-teaching staff members, in the office of the Dean, also help the Head of Department to ensure smooth running of the Department.

Staff Welfare

The Department ensures a policy and practice of staff development via seminars, workshops and conferences, within and outside the nation. Staff promotion is based on publications. The Department ensures that APER form is completed in respect of promotion. Departmental seminars are also held from time to time.

Students' Welfare

Handling of academic complaints – The Department encourages students to take advantage of the good staff/student relationship that exists. A special attention is paid to the students after the release of results to discuss their problems and encourage them on how to find solutions to those problems.


The Department produces qualified English teachers for the educational system in Lagos State and beyond.   Both public and private Primary and Secondary Schools benefit from this.


School of Languages
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Members of Staff

1. Mrs. Somoye B. I. B. A. Edu. (Eng.) ’79, M.Ed. (Adult Edu.) ’89, M.A. ’14 Chief Lecturer


2. Dr.  (Mrs.) Adeniyi, K. O. B.Ed. (Eng.)  ’87, M.A. (Eng.) ’90, Ph.D. (Eng.) ’06, APCIT 2011; Chief Lecturer
3. Mr. Anakoro C. I. N.C.E. (Eng/His) ’89, B. A. Ed. Hons. (Eng.) ’90, M.A. (Eng. Lit.) ’95, Int. Cert. for Comm. Studies  ’11, Fellow, Inst. of Policy Mgt. Dev (FIPMD) ’15 Principal Lecturer/



4. Mrs. Olowofoyeku, P. A. B. A. (Hons.)(Linguistics) ’87, PGDE ’91, M.A. (Linguistics) ’99 Principal Lecturer
5.  Mrs. Odewumi, J.  O. B.A. (Eng.) ’90, M.A. (Lit.) ’98, Cert. in Gen. Computing ’99, M.P.A. ’99, PGDE ’00, M. Phil (Lit./Performance Studies) ’14 Principal Lecturer
6. Mr. Jegede, F. O. B. A. (Eng.) ’94, M.A. (Lit.)  ‘0, PGDE ’03, APCIT ’11, M. Phil. (Eng. Lit.) ’16 Senior Lecturer
7. Mr. Adebanjo, M. O. N.C.E. (Eng/Fre) ’83, B. A. Ed. (Hons.) (Eng. Lang.) ’90, PGDE ’90, M.A. (Eng. Lang.) ’05, M.Ed. G.&C. ’05, M. Phil. (Eng. Lang. Edu.) ’16 Senior Lecturer

Related Departments

School of Languages
Department of French Language
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Department of Yoruba
Department of Hausa
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Department of Igbo
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Department of Arabic Language