Dean: Mahdi Abdullahi


School of Adult, Non-Formal and Special Education is the youngest school in the College. It was established in March, 2017 through the reform agenda in the teacher education sector by the National Commission for Colleges of Education. The School is mandated to train or prepare NCE teachers to professionally teach at the basic education level in courses related to Adult, Non-Formal and Special Education. The School is structured into two Departments. These are Adult and Non-Formal Education and Special Needs Education Departments.

In addition to the above academic programmes, the School has Center for Literacy and Vocational Training (CLVT). The center for literacy and vocational training is a unit under the Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education with the mandate to run adequate services in basic literacy, post literacy and Intermediate as well as skills acquisition to participants. The center is to cater for the needs of the community and the College.


School Facilities

  1. Adult and Non Formal Education
  2. Special Education/Mathematics
  3. Special Education/Chemistry
  4. Special Education/Physics
  5. Special Education/Biology
  6. Special Education/Integrated Science
  7. Special Education/Computer

The center for literacy and vocational training (CLVT) is an initiative of the Department of Adult and Non-formal Education, in an effort to move from theory to practice, in the study, research and practice of Adult and Non-formal Education as an alternative means for access to education and training within the frame work of the N0n-formal Education opportunities for education and training.

Our Target: We focused on Adults and Youths seeking alternative opportunity for Education and Training, occupational and life skills development. We equally targeted clients seeking for professional/technical competence, as well as continuing education. Our doors remain open to individuals and groups seeking for the development and delivery of any form of Extension support Services (ESS) in any area of human capacity building.

Programme Areas

  1.  Literacy Skills Acquisition
  2. Basic Literacy
  3. Intermediate Literacy
  4. Post Literacy
  5. Advance Literacy
  6. Health Literacy; seminars, workshops, symposium on environmental, community and personal Health.
  7. Social welfare and Community Development
  8. Certificate in Social Welfare and Community Development
  9. Certificate in Adult Education and Community Development
  10. Vocational Training (4 months Skills acquisition Programmes in );
  11. Tie and Dye
  12. Tailoring
  13. Pomade making
  14. Knitting
  15. Catering and Food Processing
  16. Beverages and Drinks Processing
  17. Technical Oriented vocations (4 months Skills acquisition Programme in);
  18. Carpentry and Joinery
  19.  Electrical Installations
  20. Blocks laying and Masonry
  21. Welding and Metal surgery
  22. Extension Support Services on emerging needs around livelihood improvement
  23. Agricultural Production
  24. Healthcare
  25. Economic empowerment
  26. Food Security/Environment

Contact Session

Our contact session would be learner-centered (to the convenience of the clients), but we have the following proposal

  1. 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays – Friday
  2. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays

The department, Adult and Non-formal Education was established in 2016/2017 academic session. The department started with one (1) student in NCE1 and sixteen (16) pre-NCE students.

The academic staff were four (4) in number including the Head of department. It also has two non-teaching staff.

But today, the department is growing rapidly; it has the total number of twenty four (24) academic staff and two (2) non-teaching staff attached to the department.

The students’ population is also increasing; the student population as at today is 143 students.

The department offer courses in Adult Education and community development, for now, Adult and Non-formal Education is a double major


The department was established in 2013/2014 academic session. It started with Ninety eight (98) NCE one student and Sixty eight part-time students (Teacher upgrading programme). It also started with two (2) permanent and four (4) part-time lecturers as well as two (2) attendants. Presently the Department has twenty (20) teaching staff and Six (6) Non-teaching staff that are permanent and pensionable in nature.

Courses offered in the Department

The following are the courses runs in the Department:

  1. Special Education/Biology
  2. Special Education/Computer Science
  3. Special Education/Mathematics
  4. Special Education/ Integrated Science

Admission Requirements

  • Five credits including English and Mathematics.