A Brief History of the Department

The Department of Arts and Language Education was inaugurated in August, 2015. It is one of the nine departments in the Faculty of Education. The courses in the Department were initially domiciled in the Departments of Curriculum Studies and Educational Foundations and Management at the inception of the Faculty of Education in 1983/84 academic session. The Department focuses on the methodology of teaching and coordinates students’ teaching practice programmes in the Arts and Languages.

Course in Arts and Language Education, Master/Doctoral degree in Language Education and Philosophy of Education are run in the Department.  The Department has produce Master and Doctorate degree holders as units under the Department of Curriculum Studies and Foundations and Management. In the current restructuring ,  the following courses are housed by the Department; English Language Education, Yoruba Language Education, French Language Education, Arabic Language Education, CRS, History and International Relations, Islamic studies, Philosophy of Education History of Education, Moral Education, Comparature Education, Language Teaching Methods, History and Religion  Teaching Methods.

Some of the early lecturers and leaders of the Department were; Mr. C. O. O. Kolawole; Mr. S, A. Amuseghan, Mr. M.A Ayeni, Dr. J.O. Ayeni and Mr. G.O. Oyinloye. The Department in its current status took off with eleven lecturers and one non – academic staff: Prof. A.I. Aladejana, Pro. G.O. Oyinloye  , Pro.J.O.Ayeni, Pro. M.A Ayeni, Dr, (Mrs) G.O. Ofodu, Dr. T.K. Akinwamide, Dr.(Mrs)E.M. Dada, Dr. J.O.Babalola, Dr.(Mrs) C.A. Ayodele,Mrs. B. R. Borode, Mrs. F. E. Akele and Mr. Olakunle Oladepo. Dr. (Mrs) G. O. Ofodu was the foundation acting H.O.D.

The Philosophy:

The over-riding concern of the Department is the contribution of its quota to the attainment of the main objectives of the Faculty of Education through the provision of courses that are essential for the professional preparation and teacher educators at all levels of education.

Objectives and Mission Statement

The main focus of the Department is the provision of a broad-based modern theoretical knowledge and skills for its students so as to enable them function effectively as professional teachers. To this end, it is expected that graduates of the Department should be able to:

  1. Teach their chosen subjects effectively in the secondary schools and teacher training colleges
  2. Inculcate in students sound, analytical and critical skills in solving personal and other problems
  3. Apply the knowledge of Language and literary usage in communication

General Services and Academic Programmes:

The Department runs Bachelor degree in Education French, Education  Yoruba, Education English, History and International Studies, Arabic Studies, M. Ed. And Ph.D in Language Education and Philosophy of Education. General Information on Service Requirements and Operations:
(a)     The Head of Department (HOD) is the organizational head, the chairman in all meetings, and chief examiner of the department in all examinations at both undergraduate levels. The HOD manages the departmental affairs with the use of committees.

(b)    There are different committees in the department:
(i)     Examination Committee
(ii)    Course Allocation Committee
(iii)   Business Committee on Results
(iv)   Staff/Students, Welfare Committee
(v)    Postgraduate Study Committee
(vi)    Publication Committee
(vii)   Staff Development Committee
(viii)   Disciplinary Committee

The Chairman and members of the different committee are selected through election during the general departmental meetings. Course advisers are also chosen for computation of students’ results. The various committees often meet periodically, their decisions are sent to the Director who sees to the implementation of the decision through the various committee chairmen. The Department also selects members as Department officers:

Examination officers, Students Union/Advisers, and Officers in charge of allocation of project supervision allocation.
Personnel Administration:  

Members of staff are encouraged to attend academic seminars and conferences, at both local and international levels.  Academic staff undergoing postgraduate programmes are encouraged to complete their academic programmes on time.  They are also given opportunity to assist the Senior Lecturers in tutorial coaching.  Staff is encouraged to embark on regular research and publications of papers to enhance their level of performance and career advancement. The department provides office facilities for convenience of members of staff to enhance their performance. The members of staff have track record of participation in national and international conferences.


Students Administration:

Each level is provided with a course adviser.  The students are instructed to lay complaints to their course advisers on issue of relevant courses elective (s), extra units, computation of results with subsequent information to the Head of Department.  Students should also lay complaints on illness, withdrawal, harassment and the like to the Head of Department. At present, Bachelor Degree Programmes are available in the following subject areas:

B.A. (Ed) Communication Arts Education

B.A. (Ed) Education Arabic Studies (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education Christian Religious Studies (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education English (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education French (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education History and International Studies (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education Islamic Studies (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)

B.A. (Ed) Education Yoruba (collaboration with the cognate Department in the Faculty of Arts)


Admission Requirements and Entry Qualifications

Applicants who intend to study for the B. Ed in the programme department must satisfy the general University and Faculty requirements. Applicants must also meet the NUC requirements.

Registration of Courses, /Enrolment and Duration of Study

To obtain the B.A. (Ed), B. Sc. (Ed) Degree the student must pass the minimum units which has been stated by each Department in the relevant parts I this hand book. At least two-third of this number of units should be from the subject area in which the degree is being obtained. Students must in addition have a GPA of not less than 1.00. The class of the degree will be determined on the overall Grade Point Average as follows:

1st Class                                   4.50 – 5.00

2nd Class (Upper)                  3.50 – 4.49

2nd Class (Lower)                   2.40 – 3.49

3rd Class                                   1.50 – 2.39

The minimum workload for a full-time student is 12 units per semester, while the maximum load is 25 units. Students wishing to exceed the maximum work-load  must apply in writing to the Faculty through the Head of Department.

Requirements for Course Work and Minimum Units to Graduate

All candidates for the B. A.(Ed)/B.Sc. (Ed) degrees must pass the required University General Studies Courses,
namely GST 111, GST 112, GST 113, GST 115, GST 116, GST118 ESC 101, and ESC 102.

  1. All candidates must pass Teaching Practice.
  1. Total units required for graduation in each of the programme.