The origin of the Faculty of Education pre-dates the university itself. The National Institute of Education was established in 1973 under the Federal Ministry of Education. It became part of the university in June, 1975 as Institute of Education in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The progressively extending functions of the Institute brought the needs for structural change and in 1984 it got the status of Faculty of Education.
The emerging needs and shortage of human development resources mixed with higher qualities of leadership in the field of education at national level demand personnel who have sound professional and academic background in the field teacher education. This program provides such academic opportunities to teachers. It aimed at providing education and training facilities to teachers, administrators and master graduates in the country.