SIM created an Education Department in 1946 to help converts gain the ability to read and teach the word of God. The propagation of the gospel of Christ and the strengthening of Christianity in Africa guided the development of the philosophy, policy, activities, and programs of Christian education.
With time, the understanding of education has broadened to include helping the learner acquire knowledge about God (and how to glorify him by life and word), his world and how it functions, and develop requisite skills for living productively for the benefit of one’s life, one’s world, and the advancement of the kingdom of God and for his glory.
In the late 1950s, SIM developed a process of handing over her schools to ECWA. By the late 1970s, ECWA started to rebuild primary and secondary schools which in turn led to the establishment of the ECWA Education Department. The new education program was, at its inception merged with the Theological Education Department and later a new unit known as General Education was introduced.
The Department is saddled with the responsibility of managing, supervising, inspecting, and ensuring moral education and development, spiritual nurture and formation, and academic and professional training of those who enrol in ECWA educational institutions.
The Department functions to establish, uphold, and enforce regulations and standards for ensuring the provision and sustenance of qualitative education and the development of the much-needed God-fearing manpower for the church and kingdom work as well as for the society and national development.
ECWA Education Department coordinates holistic education in ECWA
ECWA Education Department envisions itself as a resource base for holistic education for the transformation of the church and society.
ECWA Education Department seeks to glorify God by coordinating schools, through curriculum development, monitoring and supervision, approval of the establishment of schools, capacity building training and consultancy services for excellence, and establishment and enforcement of educational quality assurance best practices.
Leadership of Education Department under SIM
- Miss Wilkins
- Howard Dondell
- James Krakaavik
- C.K. Frame
- Ken Kastner
- Jack Teachout
- Jim Plueddemann
ECWA Education Directors
- Iliya Ari 1985 – 1995
- Dr. Yusufu Turaki 1995 – 1998
- Dr. C. A. Olowola 1998 – 2000
- Bello Misal 2000 – 2002
- Lambe Bawa 2002 – 2008
- Dr. Peter D. Korosi 2006 – 2008
- Prof. Yohanna Byo 2009 – 2010
- Dr. Jeremiah Gado 2010 – 2012
- Moses T. Babaleke 2012 – 2013
- Dr. Ayuba Bako 2014 – 2018
- Prof. Cephas A. Tushima 2018 – 2022
- Prof. Stephen O. Baba 2022 –
- Prof. Stephen O. Baba – Education Director
- Danjuma Gaji – Theological Education Secretary
- Edward Ali – General Education Secretary
- Sarah Dalut – Accountant
- Maryanne …. – Auditor
Education Director: – 08074831559
Theological Education Secretary – 07069252680
General Education Secretary – 08139050550