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Our History

The St. Andrew’s College, Oyo (now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo) was established as a Grade II Teacher’s College by the Church Missionary Society (C.M.S.) in 1896 and it ranked as the oldest Teachers’ Training College in Nigeria. In 1976, the clamour for its upgrading to an NCE awarding institution began. The Oyo State Government acceded to this request in October 1980 by upgrading the College to a campus of the then Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa. In March 1983, the supervision of the College was transferred to the Oyo State College of Education, Ila Orangun. The College gained full autonomy as a full-fledged College of Education on 1st October 1985.

The transformation from a Teachers’ Grade II awarding institution to a Nigeria Certificate in Education awarding institution is an undeniable fact that the institution has been responding to the needs of the society and time. It is scientific speculation that in order to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century, the College should continue in the progressive transformation as an educational institution.

Mission Statement

The Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, (EACOED), Oyo, is an autonomous institution with the primary objective of producing highly qualified teachers in courses of instruction leading to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education(NCE) and the Bachelor’s Degree in Education, the later as far as the resources available may permit.

Vision Statement

The Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, (EACOED), Oyo, is an autonomous institution with the primary objective of producing highly qualified teachers in courses of instruction leading to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education(NCE) and the Bachelor’s Degree in Education, the later as far as the resources available may permit.

Core Values

The Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, (EACOED), Oyo, is an autonomous institution with the primary objective of producing highly qualified teachers in courses of instruction leading to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education(NCE) and the Bachelor’s Degree in Education, the later as far as the resources available may permit.