The Centre was established during the 2005/2006 session to replace the erstwhile school of Part-Time Studies. The Centre was established to train teachers on Part-Time basis in line with the National Policy on Education which among other things prescribes continuing education, to serve as a coordinating centre for all the various units of the University for quality teaching of Part-Time and External Programmes of the University, to guide the students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experience equivalent to what students in Full-Time programmes normally acquire for their future use, and to prepare academic materials, in collaboration with the Colleges and departments for distribution to students for enhancement of their studies.
The focus of the Centre is to bring education closer to the relatively matured individuals who may wish to acquire Bachelor’s degree while on their work. In doing this, facilities and infrastructures in sufficient quantity and quality are provided i.e. the quality of the resource persons involved in the teaching of the courses floated by the Centre are the same with that of Full-Time Studies, so also are the facilities.