About Our Department


The Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education is domiciled in the Faculty of Education of Kwara State University, Malete. It is one of the four pioneering departments in the Faculty and it is out to translate the vision of the university. i.e. 'The Green University for Community Development and Entrepreneurship’ into reality. The courses taken by students in this program shall be put into practice in the community schools in the host communities of the University.

Department of Early Childhood & Primary Education



HEAD OF DEPARTMENT WELCOME ADDRESS

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to visitors, students, faculty, and all those interested in early childhood and primary education. Our department is dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience and making a positive impact in the field of education. At the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, we recognize the vital role that early years play in a child's development. We are committed to nurturing young minds and shaping the future of education by equipping educators with the knowledge, skills, and innovative strategies needed to create engaging and effective learning environments. Our department takes pride in its achievements, including the establishment of Gaa-lanu Primary School—a testament to our commitment to quality education and innovative teaching methodologies. We also take a scholarly approach by managing the Journal of Early Childhood and Primary Education, a renowned platform for sharing insights, theories, and best practices in the field. Moreover, we offer Master's and Doctoral programs in Early Childhood and Primary Education to empower educators and researchers with advanced knowledge and expertise. Through our program, we aim to produce influential leaders who will drive positive changes in educational practices and policies. In line with our commitment to collaboration and knowledge exchange, we organize a biennial conference on early childhood and primary education. This conference brings together scholars, educators, and policymakers from around the world to engage in productive conversations, share research findings, and discuss emerging trends. We invite you to explore our website, where you will find valuable information about our program, faculty, research initiatives, and upcoming events. Whether you are a prospective student, a current member of our department, or an education enthusiast, we hope you will find the resources and opportunities you need to thrive in the field of early childhood and primary education. .

Usman Tunde SAADU (Ph.D)

ACHIEVEMENTS/MILESTONES/PLANS

The Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education at KWASU has made remarkable achievements since its establishment. These achievements encompass various aspects, such as the creation of Gaa-lanu Primary School, renowned for its dedication to delivering high-quality education and employing innovative teaching methods. Moreover, the department initiated the Journal of Early Childhood and Primary Education, a prestigious platform for disseminating knowledge and promoting information sharing. Additionally, they introduced Master's and Doctoral programs that have attracted passionate educators and researchers from diverse backgrounds. The department's biennial conference on early childhood and primary education has effectively facilitated global collaboration and the exchange of knowledge among scholars, educators, and policymakers. Moving forward, the department remains committed to pursuing excellence, fostering innovation, fostering collaboration, and contributing to the advancement of early childhood and primary education. With a solid foundation built on these accomplishments, we have full confidence that the department will continue to inspire and shape young minds, leaving a lasting impact on the field of education. In another endeavor, the department supplied teaching and learning materials (TLMs) to the Seventh Day Adventist School in Shao, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State. This initiative aimed to enhance the educational experience of students and support effective teaching practices in the school. Furthermore, in November 2020, the department initiated a Community Water Project titled "Providing Drinkable and Hygienic Water for Alapo Community" in Malete, Kwara State. The project aimed to ensure the availability of clean and safe drinking water for the community, thereby promoting health and hygiene among its residents. Additionally, the department conducted sensitization programs for parents, teachers, and students in the Malete community, Kwara State, regarding the detrimental effects of drug abuse. This effort aimed to raise awareness and educate the community about the risks associated with drug abuse, emphasizing the importance of prevention and intervention strategies. Overall, these initiatives reflect the department's dedication to making a positive impact beyond academic settings, addressing societal needs, and fostering well-rounded development in the communities it serves.

ACTIVITIES

TEACHING

Teaching effectively all subjects taken in the Nigerian Pre-primary and Primary schools’ curricula;

LEADERSHIP

Manifesting desirable leadership skills and supervisory roles in Pre-primary and Primary schools;

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT

Participating effectively in curricula development and implementation in the Pre-primary and Primary schools;

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Initiating and participating effectively in community development and pursuing further studies in related disciplines.

OUR STAFF

Usman Tunde SAADU (Ph.D)

Ag. Head of Department
Senior Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: CAN|EPN Email: usman.saadu@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-803-849-3554
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&hl=en&user=OrjXzPAAAAAJ

Kayode Ezecheal OBAFEMI (Ph.D)

IDEL Coordinator
Lecturer I
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP Email: fatai.saka@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8060505686
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&hl=en&user=OrjXzPAAAAAJ

Hafees Tosin SULYMAN (Ph.D)

Dept. Exam Officer
Lecturer II
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP
Email: sulyman.hafees@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8063105607
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-RfyJQQAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

Olumuyiwa Ayobami, AJAYI (Ph.D)

Lecturer II
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP|TERA
Email: olumuyiwa.ajayi@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8064188731
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DGOxY_IAAAAJ&hl=en

Adegoke Oladipo OLANIYAN (M.Ed)

Summer Coordinator
Lecturer II
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP
Email: adegoke.olaniyan @kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-7061022328
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&hl=en&user=OrjXzPAAAAAJ

Oluwanifemi Olaide Olayonu (M.Ed)

Assistant Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN,OMEP
Email: oluwanifemi.olayonu@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8104322519
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AHrrq7UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Lukman Ajanaku HAMMED (M.Ed)

Assistant Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN
Email: lukman.hammed@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8032075125
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J8fBiEYAAAAJ&hl=en

Yahaya OLAREWAJU (M.Ed)

Assistant Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN
Email: olarewaju.yahaya15@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8132449774
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=list_ works&gmla=AHoSzlUryV_FcciBuOn1ZEsk13LvtKRSso0nlFCS2SMs1oCPNTA06-4-TyVojdX5Ho-ZQRXm39_ 14bgakOEJwKa_OMm4&user=l0n4B4gAAAAJ

Abdulkadir Yinka ABUBAKAR (M.Ed)

Assistant Research Fellow
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP
Email: abdulkadir.Abubakar@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8035033178
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9uXWXBEAAAAJ&hl=en

Azeez Arisekola SALMAN (M.Ed)

Assistant Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP
Email: arisekola.salman13@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8103351476
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=I0I2gT4AAAAJ

Adeleye Olorunkunmi OYUNNIYI (M.Ed)

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer
Membership of professional bodies: ECAN|OMEP
Email: adeleye.oyunniyi20@kwasu.edu.ng
TEL: +234-8103351476
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.goggle.com/citations?user=H6SvRGcAAAAJ&hj=en

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