The current Dean of Faculty of Education is Professor D. U. Ngwoke a Professor of Educational Physiology. As the Dean, He found herself as an academic leader of the faculty and commissioned the production of Faculty Strategic Plan as a road map to drive his goals to their logical conclusions.
The department started as Harden College of Education in January 1961, with 41 students for a two-years Diploma in Education Programme. In the 1961/62 session, the Department enrolled 40 studnets for the Bachelor Degree (B.A and B.Sc.) in Education. The students combined two teaching subjects with prescribed courses in Pedagogy. The title of the degree, B.A. or B.Sc. depended on whether the candidate studied an Art or Science subject respectively. In the year 1981/82 academic session, the Department of Education was reconstructed into one Department and two sub-departments: