The School of General Education, Federal College of Education, Okene is one of the largest Schools in the College. This is in terms of staff and student population. At the inception of the College in 1974, the School was known as School of Educational Studies. Later the name was changed to the Division of Education with two Departments. Departments of General Education and Physical Health Education.
The 1989/90 Academic Session saw the birth of many Departments and a change in nomenclature of the School of Education. This was in line with the rules and regulations of the newly established supervisory body-National Commission for College of Education (NCCE).
On 3rd January 2018, the Provost Dr. Umar Hassan with College Management split the School of Education into three namely, School of General Education, School of Early Childhood and Care Education and Primary Education; and the School of Adult, Non-formal and Special Education.
The School of General Education presently has five Departments; namely,
Curriculum and Instructions, Educational Foundations, General Studies Education, Educational Psychology, and Pre-NCE.
The School is blessed with an Office Complex and three Laboratories; namely; Micro-teaching Laboratory, Centre for Educational Technology (C.E.T.), and Guidance and Counseling Laboratory.
Education is an important instrument for the development of society; and Teacher Education is central to quality in Education. School of General Education aims at producing diligent teachers with high personal maturity and professional integrity.
The mission of School of General Education is hinged on the mission of Teacher Education in Nigeria, which among others, include:
Dr. Mrs. Fatima O. Usman,
Dean, School of General Education.
The previous Deans of the school are:
M.O Ashinze – 1991-1992
O.B.E Adeniyi (deceased) – 1992-1995
Fr. J.J. Onotu (deceased) – 1994-1997
I. S. Osasana – 1997-1999
B.O. Ayozie – 1999-2003
Suleiman Joseph – 2003-2007
Thomas O. Ezeali -Ag Dean, February-July, 2005
Maimunat O. Abdulazeez – Dean, 2007-2011
Stephen S. Okpanachi – Dean, 2012-2016
Abdullahi Sango – Dean, 2016-2017
INNOCENT ONYEANUNA ENE, Ph.D. fcai
Dean, School of General Education