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North Central States Colleges Of Education That Are Headed By Professors

There are fifty one state-owned colleges of education that are approved by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) in Nigeria. Eleven of these schools are located in the North Central Geopolitical Zone which comprises six states and the Federal Capital Territory. It is interesting that only two of these North Central colleges are currently professors as provosts. Let us take a look at these two institutions and their provosts.

The oldest among these three professor-headed colleges of education is Niger State College of Education, Minna. This institution which was established in 1975 as an Advanced Teacher's College became a college of education in 1983. The present provost of the college is Professor Mohammed Yakubu Auna. According to the institution's archives, this Professor was first appointed to head the institution in 2017 by the state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello. He is currently serving his second and final term of four years following his reappointment by the Governor in July, 2021. It is worth noting that the college has consistently been headed by professors since 2001.

The second state-owned college of education that is currently under the control of a professor in the North West is College of Education, Oro (COEORO). This institution is one of the three teacher a training institution under owned by the government of Kwara State. The college runs both NCE and degree (in affiliation with Ekiti State University) programs. The current provost of this institution is Mukaila Ayanda Aremu. Who, according to the college's website, was appointed in July 2021.   This man who is a professor of Marketing at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is the third professor to head COEORO. Interestingly, Professor Aremu who obtained all his degree from the Department of Business Administration of UNILORIN bagged his Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Open University of Nigeria in 2015.

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