About Our Department
MISSION/VISION: The mission of the Department is to provide an avenue for students to acquire competence in undertaking independent research in any area of Educational Management.
The specific objectives of the department are to:
i. produce high-level manpower in the area of educational planning and administration to meet the challenges of education in Nigeria
ii. provide avenues for teaching and research in education outcomes of the community.
iii. provide training opportunities for personnel from Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, Universities, and other organizations who are interested in advanced and specialized training in Educational Management.
iv. Make the Department of Educational Management, Kwara State University, Malete a centre of excellence in high-level manpower production in Educational Management and Leadership.
The Department of Educational Management was one of the foundation Departments in the College of Education when Kwara State University commenced operation in 2009. The Department started with eight (8) students. The Educational Management program was then housed in the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Education until the programme was suspended in 2011 as a result of the decision by the University management to rationalize some courses with the intention to run the course at the postgraduate level only. The first set of postgraduate students was admitted in the year 2015 following the approval of the M.ED Educational Management and Leadership programme by the National Universities Commission. In 2021, the undergraduate degree program was re-introduced and the head of the Department was thereafter appointed. This was followed with the resource vitiation by the National Universities Commission in 2022 and admission of the first set of students in 2022/2023.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT'S WELCOME ADDRESS
You are welcome to the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Kwara State University Malete, "the Green University for Community Development and Entrepreneurship".
Stephen Olufemi Afolabi Ph.D