The Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education was established in November, 1976 as an Outreach of the Faculty of Education in line with its mission. The Department has witnessed tremendous growth and development both in terms of students’ enrolment and staff strength. There are about 1,000 undergraduate students and 50 Postgraduate students on roll. There are 13 Academic staff and 6 Non- Academic staff. At inception, the Department was named the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies and Extension Services, and was running Courses in General Certificate of Education at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels. It also provided Community Services.
As time progressed, the Department was renamed the Department of Adult and Extra-Mural Studies in the 1979/1980 Academic Session. The Department began its first degree programme in Adult and Non-Formal Education and included the Teaching subjects during the 1982/1983 Academic Session. The Department again changed its nomenclature to Adult and Non-Formal Education which reflect the present name.
Presently, the Department offers Courses leading to the award of Bachelor Degree of Education in Adult Education and Teaching subjects in the areas of English and Literature, Political Science, Economics and Statistics. The department has been running a Post graduate Programme at the Masters level and only commenced a Ph.D Programme in 2009/2010 Session. To actualize this mission, the department is supported by a crop of qualified, dedicated and seasoned academic and administrative staff.