The basic functions of the Department are as follows:
i. It creates awareness on the importance of counselling services in institutions of learning in the State through training, sensitization, seminar/workshop.
ii. School sports, coordinating the sporting activities of primary and post primary schools in the State and National competitions.
iii. General publication is responsible for dissemination of information on the activities of the various Departments in Education sector within the State.
iv. FLHE Unit organises training of Peer Educators in Post Primary Tertiary Institutions with the support from UNFPA, Federal Ministry of Education and other Donors.
v. French Unit organises Annual State and Southwest Zonal Francophonie Competitions.
vi. Collaboration with other Departments to run courses, seminars and conferences on Educational services and other related services.
vii. Participation in organisation and inspection of school competitions in collaboration with other Departments in the Ministry.
viii. Organises celebration towards National Day, Children’s Day, June 12 Celebration, Ileya Day, Christmas Party, e.t.c
ix. Supervises NGOs access to Educational Institutions.