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Our History

Our History

The Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo is an offshoot of the St. Andrew’s College, Oyo (formerly a Grade II Teachers’ College established in 1896) which was upgraded to a College of Education Campus under the then Oyo State College of Education, Ila-Oragun in 1980. Thus, at various times, the College had been known as St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State College of Education, Oyo and now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo in 2008 in memory of the renowned educationist and an Andrian, Rev. Canon Emmanuel Alayande without affecting the core mandate as stipulated in the College Enabling Law.

It is worthy of mentioning that, the College, since its relocation to the present site, has grown in leaps and bounds through funding by the Oyo State Government and the Normal and Special Interventions by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).


The major purpose of the establishment of the College was to serve essentially as an academic centre for the production of highly qualified NCE teachers.  The transformation from a Teachers’ Grade II awarding Institution to a Nigeria Certificate in Education is an undeniable fact that the institution has been responding to the needs of society and time. As at today, the College has produced thousands of virile teachers and professionals in other fields of endeavour making useful contributions to nation-building.

Mission Statement

Consistent with its historic antecedents, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo is dedicated to the preparation of highly qualified professionals to serve as teachers, administrators, supervisors, counsellors, and other professionals in educational settings, communities, industries and human service agencies.

Vision Statement

Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED) will be the best Nigerian College of Education and one of the best five (5) Colleges of Education in   African Continent in the integration of (a) teaching and learning, (b)    advancement of the knowledge base through research and scholarship, and (c) leadership in service and outreach.

Core Values

Our core values include academic excellence and integrity, outstanding teaching and service, scholarly research and professional leadership, integration of teaching research and service, individual and collective excellence, long life education of individuals and community service and collaboration and zero tolerance for corruption.