- Brief History of Institute of Education
The Institute of Education was established during the 1984/85 session with Professor P.N. Lassa as the first Director from its inception it assumed responsibility for the National Certificate of Education (NCE) programmes in Colleges of Education affiliated to the University of Jos namely, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Federal College of Education Akwanga, College of Education Katsina-Ala and college of Education Oju, the last two being in Benue State. On inception too, immediately developed its own NCE programmes and the Diploma in Primary Education Administration and supervision, the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education, the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGED) and the Associate Certificate in Education. It also regularly organised workshops on teaching strategies and Educational Management in addition to serving as University representative on the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) as statutory required.
Following the Institute inability to generate enough funds to make a self funding, it was directed to fold up and all staff were deployed to the faculty of Education in 1993. In 1994, the Institute was reactivated via the University of Jos Council approval statues and given administrative responsibility for the B.Ed Part-Time Programme. It also resumed its responsibility for the PDGE programme, in addition to resuscitating its journal. The Journal of Educational Studies. In addition the Institute undertakes the following: Conduct Seminar, Conferences and Workshop for ministries, parastatals and Education related Agencies; publish journals and book reading; Conduct and Promote research in educated related areas’ and coordinate curriculum for schools and colleges.
Prof. Mangut Mankilik