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.