Dean’s Statement

DEAN’S STATEMENT
 The current Dean of Faculty of Education is Professor Uju Clara Umo, a Professor of Language Education and a member of University Senate.  As the Dean, she found herself as an academic leader of the faculty and commissioned the production of Faculty Strategic Plan as a road map to drive her goals to their logical conclusions.
The Departments under the Faculty of Education are as follows:
Adult Education, Arts Education, Educational Foundations, Health & Physical Education, Library and Information Science, Science Education, Social Science Education, Vocational Teacher Education (V.T.E.) which is now approved as a new Faculty of Vocational Technical Education).
The Departments have Heads of Department who are highly experienced in academic matters.  The Heads of Department draw their strength from the Departmental Board.
The Faculty of Education is very large with about 220 academic staff with present total student enrolment of about 2,500.  The Faculty has robust under-graduate and post-graduate programmes domiciled in all the departments.
The University of Nigeria Decree 1978 No. 1; Article 8 (see University calendar) specified the functions of the Dean of a Faculty.  The Dean strictly adhere to the tenets of this article; for instance as the Chairman of Faculty Board, the Dean does not only call fo9r meetings regularly but also implements the decisions of the Board.  The Dean also exercises general superintendence over the academic and administrative affairs of the faculty and also follow Senate approved regulations in discharging her duties.
The Dean also makes out time to feel the pulse of the students’ body to ensure that they are carried along in policy decisions and implementation.  The Education Students’ Association (ESA) current Staff Adviser is Dr. L.O. Nwabuko of Adult Education Department.  He has good rapport with the student body.  The Dean also operates through Committees.  Apart from Senate Committees like – Examination, Curriculum, Admission, Consultancy, Time Table, Post Graduate, etc., other committees like Welfare, Environment and Conference/Seminar are put in proper perspective for smooth running of the Faculty.  Both the members and Chairmen of these Committees were ratified by the Faculty Board.  The operations of the Committees have started yielding dividends.  For instance the Committee on Conference/Seminar has successfully hosted a widely attended national conference with over 200 participants.
The Faculty is enjoying an unalloyed support from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor B.C. Ozumba in many ramifications.  For instance, most recently we have Senate approval for a new Faculty of Vocational Technical Education (V.T.E.) to be carved out of the present Faculty of Education.  The new Faculty is taking-off effective 2015/2016 academic session.