The Department of Industrial and Technology Education was established on 1st July, 1995 as a Department in the defunct School of Science and Science Education with ten students. Out of this, seven were from the Federal Ministry of Education on Technical Teacher Training Programme (TTTP). In October, 2011 the Department was relocated to a newly created, School of Technology Education now renamed School of Science and Technology Education. The Department runs courses in the following technology education options: Automobile, Building, Electrical/Electronics, Metalwork and Woodwork for the award of B.Tech in Industrial and Technology Education. The first set of students graduated in 1998/1999 session.
The enrolment of students has gone to over 500 undergraduates offering courses in the various options and over 750 students have graduated from the Department as at 2013/2014 session. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the Department also runs Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD degrees in Industrial and Technology Education in the various options. The academic staff are presently forty-one in number and ranges from Professor to Assistant Lecturer.
The Heads of Department in chronological order are as follows:
Professor Gabriel Dada Momoh 1995 – 2002
Dr Hassan Mallam Tukura 2002 – 2004
Professor Shehu Abdullahi Ma’aji 2004 – 2008
Professor Kazeem Adebayo Salami 2008 – 2011
Professor Emmanuel Jose Ohize 2011 – 2015
Dr Robert Ogbanje Okwori 2015 – Date.
To raise the creative capacities and capabilities of the people so that they would be able to explore and develop new ones; acquire practical skills in specific area of specialization that will enable them become self - reliant thereby, contributing to the development of the society and the nation at large.
To be a leading academic department of excellence with optimum service delivery in technology and educational skills.
The Department is committed to the production of high-level manpower of international standards in Technology Education to serve the educational and industrial needs of the nation through teaching and research. The Department also aims to become one of the leading Departments in skills acquisition through technology education and research among the Nigerian Universities.
Both academic and administrative activities of the Department are well coordinated. These includes student’s results, students’s cases, transfer, staff promotion, seminar /conferences and discipline of both student and staff institutional board meeting.
The school has a staff strength of 37 on permanent and pensionable appointment, some are on sabbatical and some on visiting appointment. Currently, some staff are on study fellowship for various higher degree programmes within and outside the country.
A good number of academic staff has delivered public lecturers to the community on various areas of interest.