The College of Education and External Studies (CEES) exists to build professionalism in research and services responsive to national and global needs.The College is a centre of excellence in the development, research and application of professional educational approaches in response to national and global needs.

One of the goals of the college is to improve the quality of educational research and community training. The college has two Centres that enhance opportunities for multidisciplinary research and other multidisciplinary outputs of benefit to the wider community