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Physical Development:

The College is bounded in the South by Odo Okun, a tributary stream of Asa along Lagos road, with outcrops that give way to a wide spread sheet erosion all over its premises. Furthermore, the physical structures were not developed for a very long time, for it was hoped initially that the College would move to Oro permanent site.

Suddenly, it was announced that it was “going to stay” permanently in its temporary site. Much was then needed to be accomplished. The few buildings inherited from its erstwhile landlord (Federal Government College, Ilorin) were grossly inadequate – a small assembly Hall, a few classrooms and staff offices and only two science laboratory blocks. This ugly situation persisted in spite of the ever increasing student population yearly. However, all hope was not lost as the year 1980 marked a turning point in the history of physical development of the College, especially, with the exit of the School of Management and Vocations of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin with whom the College was sharing the inadequate infrastructural facilities. Two additional academic blocks and two blocks of staff offices were built near the former School of Nursing Hostels in 1982. The hostels have now been fully occupied as classrooms and offices on the directive of the former State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Similarly, the administrative blocks have been expanded while virtually all the other buildings in the College have been rehabilitated. Today, the College has been given a face-lift. Visitors are welcomed by two admiring gates in which there is the College logo designed by a sculptor in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts in the College. Also a modern library has been constructed in response to the teeming population of library users.

A Model Nursery and Primary School Complex of the College has fully taken off at its permanent site, near the College Second gate, via Adewole Housing Estate. The College also has a Demonstration Secondary School, named Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin Model Secondary School, established in 1997. The College Shopping Complex is situated between the Model Schools and the Male Hostels. As part of the agricultural development in the College, five hectares of land have been put under cultivation, while animal husbandry and poultry farming are fully in operation.

The College Communication and Information Technology Centre (CITC) started as a Computer Centre in 1997. The centre offers Computer Education. CITC connects the College with the outside world for the purpose of obtaining information on all disciplines within the shortest possible time in order to enhance and encourage research and information dissemination. It makes on-line admission, registration and processing of students’ results.

The College has acquired, through the Federal Government Education Tax Fund (ETF), an auditorium capable of taking hundred students at a time for lectures, new lecture rooms, an ultra modern building for Educational Technology, Laboratories for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Education, and Technical Education; Education Complex building and Computer & Information Technology Centre (CITC). There are now two male students hostels built by the Kwara State Government to ease students’ accommodation problem. In 2006, the State Government built a large Multipurpose Hall that can accommodate 500 seaters.