The Department of Educational Communication and Technology was established in 1972 as a component of the Faculty of Education. It was located in the Education Building at main campus. The department was re-located to the College of Education and External studies in 1988 upon re-establishment of the Faculty of Education.
The role of the Department is to equip students of education with knowledge, competencies, orientation and ability to carry out effective teaching. The department transforms students into teachers by offering courses in general methods of teaching, subject methods educational technology, production of teaching and learning resources and media, micro-teaching and teaching practice.