The Directorate of Preliminary studies was established in the College in 2009/2010 Academic Session as the directorate of Pre-NCE and Remedial Programmes. In 2015/2016 Academic Session, the College of Education Ikere-Ekiti Academic Board approved for the Directorate to run Pre-Degree programmes. All these are to take care of candidates with deficiencies in their admission requirements with a view in assisting/coaching them for WASC, GCE, NABTEB and NECO examinations to make up and subsequently sit for UTME to ease their admission problems.
The candidates, at the end of their one year preliminary studies, are offered direct admission into the College NCE programme and degree programme in any University of their choice on meeting other necessary requirement for admission, in the University.
The programme is to serve as a means of generating funds for the College.
MISSION OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of the Preliminary programme of the college are:
I. To provide basic knowledge, understanding and skills in the relevant area,
II. To provide a smooth transition from Pre-tertiary to regular NCE and degree programme,
III. To create a pool of candidates that can be readily absorbed into degree and N.C.E for the implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme.
The vision of the Directorate is to be a source of fund generating (IGR) for the college and a resource centre of academic excellence.