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The colleges of education are the "train-the-trainers” colleges established to train and equip teachers for their esteemed functions. Graduates of the 60 (21 Federal, 38 State and I Private) Colleges of Education are assigned to teach in the Nations primary schools, helping to nurture and shape the kids who are the future and leaders of tomorrow.
FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGES The functions of the College as spelt out in the Decree establishing them include: 1. To provide full-time courses in teaching, instruction and training in Technical, Vocational, Sciences and Arts; 2. To conduct courses in education for qualified teachers. 3. To arrange conferences, seminars and workshops related to the field of learning specified in paragraph (a) above. 4. To perform such other functions as in the opinion of the college council may serve to promote the objectives of the college.
The Colleges of Education award the National Certificate in Education (NCE). This is generally a three (3) year course of study in a chosen discipline.
Admission into a College of Education is through applying and scaling through the Universal Matriculation Tertiary Examination (UMTE) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
In addition to the classroom work, Students are required to do a mandatory 1 - 4 months teaching practice in an assigned primary school.
Admission requirements into a College of Education. Please see the menu on "Admission Requirements”.
SCHOOLS AND COURSES OFFERED IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF SCIENCES • BIOLOGY • CHEMISTRY • COMPUTER SCIENCE • INTEGRATED SCIENCE • MATHEMATICS • PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION • HUMAN KINETICS • PHYSICS
SCHOOL ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCE • CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES • ISLAMIC STUDIES • GEOGRAPHY • SOCIAL STUDIES • ECONOMICS • HISTORY • LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES • ARABIC LANGUAGE • ENGLISH LANGUAGE • FRENCH LANGUAGE • HAUSA LANGUAGE • IGBO LANGUAGE • YORUBA LANGUAGE
SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION • AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION • BUSINESS EDUCATION • HOME ECONOMICS • TECHNICAL EDUCATION • HOME ECONOMICS • FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION • Hearing Impaired • Curriculum and Instruction • Educational Foundation • Educational Psychology • General Studies Education • Primary Education Studies • Political Science Education • Gifted and Talented
BUSINESS EDUCATION • Accounting Education • Business Education • Office Education
The colleges also offer and award combined subjects in education.
STRUCTURE / OPERATION
The polytechnics are organized into schools or faculties. Each school is further structured according to departments. Some of the schools include:
• School of Education, • School of Languages, • School of Sciences, • School of Arts & Social Sciences and • School of Vocational Education.
Each school is headed by a Director of Studies otherwise called Dean. Each department is, in turn, headed by a Head of Department (H.O.D).
The principal officers of a polytechnic include the provost, the registrar, the Bursar and the Librarian.
The Provost is the Chief Executive of the College and is charged with the general responsibility for matters relating to the day-to-day management of the college.
The Deputy Provost serves as the deputy to the provost and as such carries out other functions as may be assigned to him by the Provost.
The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the College. He is responsible to the Provost for the day-to-day administration of the College, amongst others.
The Bursar is responsible for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the College, amongst others.
The Librarian is responsible for the administration of the College Library and the coordination of the library services of the College, among others.
Each College of Education has two principal organs through which it is administered. These are the Academic Board and the Governing Council.
The Academic Board: The academic Board is the highest academic organ of the College and is vested with the responsibility of direction and management of all academic matters. The Board also performs other functions delegated to it by the Council. It is headed and presided over by the Provost.
The Governing Council: The governing Council is vested with the governance of the College and is also charged with the responsibilities to approve the planned activities, the annual budget, investment plans, appointments, promotions, and discipline of staff of the College.
The Visitor / Moderator: The college of Education may also have a Visitor or Moderator who may be the Minister of Education or his Representative. The Visitor / Moderator conducts a visitation to the college or appoints a visitation panel to carry out defined visitation responsibilities.
LIST OF COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Following is the list of colleges of education in Nigeria broken down into Federal, State and Private owned colleges
FEDERAL COLLEGES OF EDUCATION
S/N, NAME AND ADDRESS / LOCATION 1 Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba Asaba, Delta State. 2 Federal College of Education, Kano Kano City, Kano State. 3 Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo Oyo, Oyo State. 4 Federal College of Education, Abeokuta Abeokuta, Ogun State 5 Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu Eha Amufu, Enugu State. 6 Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe Gombe, Gombe State. 7 Federal College of Education, Kontagora Kontagora, Niger State. 8 Federal College of Education, Okene Okene, Kogi State. 9 Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku OMoku, Rivers State. 10 Federal College of Education (Tech), Potiskum Potiskum, Yobe State 11 Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri Owerri, Imo State. 12 Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka Akoka, Lagos State. 13 Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi Bichi, Kano State 14 Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau Gusau, Zamfara State. 15 Federal College of Education, Katsina Katsina, Katsina State. 16 Federal College of Education, Obudu Obudu, Cross River State. 17 Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo Ondo, Ondo State. 18 Federal College of Education, Pankshin Pankshin, Plateau State. 19 Federal College of Education, Yola Yola, Yola State. 20 Federal College of Education, Zaria10. Zaria, Kaduna State. 21 Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin Ilorin, Kwara State.
STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION.
S/N, NAME AND ADDRESS / LOCATION 1. State College of Education Gindiri, Plateau State 2 Adamawa State College of Education, Hong Yola, Adamawa State. 3 Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. 4 College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. 5 Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Ikwo, Ebonyi State. 6 Colege of Education, Warri Warri, Delta State. 7 FCT College of Education, Zuba Zuba, Garki, FCT Abuja. 8 Osisatech College of Education, Enugu Enugu, Enugu State. 9 Nasarrawa State College of Education, Akwanga Akwanga, Nassar, awa State. 10 Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. 11 College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin Ekiadolor-Benin, Edo State 12 College of Education, Gashua, Damaturu Gashua, Yobe state. 13 Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kafanchan Kafanchan, Kaduna State. 14 Osun State College of Education, Ilesa Ilesa, Osun State. 15 Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin Ilorin, Kwara State. 16 Kwara State College of Education Oro, Kwara State. 17 College of Education, katsina-Ala Katsina-Ala, Benue State. 18 Kano State College of Education, Kumbotso Kumbotso, Kano State. 19 College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi Lafiagi, Kwara State. 20 Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe Nsugbe, Anambra State. 21 Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos State. 22 Oyo State College of Education, Oyo Oyo, Oyo State. 23 College of Education, Waka BIU Waka BIU, Borno State. 24 St. Augustine College of Education (Project Time), Lagos Yaba, Lagos State. 25 Delta State College of Education, Agbor Agbor, Delta State 26 Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afahansit Afahansit, Akwa Ibom State. 27 Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa Ankpa, Kogi state. 28 Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu Argungu, Kebbi State. 29 College of Education, Azare Azare, Bauchi State 30 Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education, Science and Technology, Bama Bama, Borno State. 31 College of Education, Jalingo Jalingo, Taraba State. 32 Zamfara State College of Education, Maru Maru, Zamfara State. 33 Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel Gumel, Jigawa State. 34 Niger State College of Education, Minna Minna, Niger State. 35 Rivers College of Education, Rumuolumeni Port-harcourt, Rivers State. 36 Shehu shagari College of Education, Sokoto Sokoto, Sokoto State. 37 Jama'Atu College of Education (JACE), Kaduna Kaduna, Kaduna State. 38 Yewa Central College of Education, Ayetoro Ayetoro, Ogun State.
PRIVATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
S/N, NAME AND ADDRESS / LOCATION 1. Project Time Akoka, Lagos State. 2. The African Church College of Education Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos State. www.taccoed.edu.ng
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