Colleges of Education started as Grade ii awarding institutions or Teachers Training Colleges which later metamorphosized into Colleges of education when the Nigeria Certificate of Education, NCE came up. This article presents the five oldest Colleges of Education in Nigeria and their short histories. We need to know that the primary purpose of establishing colleges of education was to train personnels who will handle the academics of the primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.
Candidates who scored below 100 in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) should not give up their hope of gaining admission into a public higher institution yet. There are some colleges of education that may admit such candidates this year. Some institutions may admit you irrespective of your UTME score provided you took part in the examination.
Information from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) indicate that there are currently seven colleges of education owned by state governments in the South West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Only four of these institutions are currently headed by professors. Interestingly, these 4 colleges are owned by the governments of Osun and Lagos states respectively.
Research has revealed that many Nigerian students, including a copious number of persons who have already obtained B.Sc., NCE, et cetera, do not know the specific names to call graduates with regards to gender (male/female) and number (singular/plural). This is the reason I wrote this piece with the hope saving the affected individuals from such embarrassing obscurity.
Data obtained from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) show that that Nigeria has two hundred and five institutions that are approved to award Nigerian Certification in Education (NCE). Nine of these institutions are polytechnics. Two of the polytechnics with approval to run NCE are Federal polytechnics.
Data obtained from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) show that there are currently one hundred and eight private colleges of education in Nigeria. Ten of this colleges are Lagos State. This makes it the state playing host to the greatest number of private NCE-awarding institutions in Nigeria.
Source: NCCE The mandate for awarding the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) is primarily given to the colleges of education and these colleges of education are regulated by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE). In recent years, some institutions other than colleges of education have been given approval by NCCE to offer and award NCE programs.
Data obtained from the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) show that there are two hundred and five institutions having approval to award Nigeria Certificate In Education (NCE). These institutions include conventional colleges of educations, polytechnics and religious institutions. In this article, my concern is with the religious institutions that offer NCE programs.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed the compensation of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for undergraduate students undergoing degree programs in education in federal higher institutions. While students undergoing degree programs will receive N75,000 as a stipend, the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students will be paid N50,000 as allowance per semester as part of the intentional effort of the Nigeria government to entice the best into the teaching profession as assured by PresidentBuhari during the monument of World Teachers’ Day in 2020.
FG Approves N75,000 Stipends Per Semester for Nigerian Students Studying Education in Public Universities
As part of the government’s deliberate effort to attract the best brains into the teaching profession, the federal government of Nigeria has approved the sum of N75, 000 to be paid per semester to undergraduates studying Education in public universities in Nigeria. The Hon. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, who made the announcement on Tuesday, October 5, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Eagle Square, Abuja, also disclosed that the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students, will receive N50, 000 as a stipend per semester, as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.
In his quest to ensure quality education delivery, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, made an August visit to a school at Baga and conducted an impromptu test for school teachers. Photo Credit: Blueprint Recall that in June, while lamenting poor primary education system in the state, Zulum had said that despite the National Certificate of Education (NCE) minimum qualifications to teach children, most of the primary school teachers in Mafa, Monguno, Nganzai and others could not spell and write their names correctly.
Nigerian students in Public universities and colleges of education across the country will begin to enjoy bursary following Federal Government's reintroduction of the initiative into the nation's education sector. Each university student will receive a sum of N150,000 and college of education student will bag N100,000 per session.
The education sector is among the important areas that help in the development of a nation. The Federal Government led by President Buhari has ensured that the quality of education is improved within the country. (Photo Credit: Infogist). Buhari's Govt have built a lot of academic institutions within some states in Nigeria and FG has made a lot of policies that will favour the education system in the nation.
The Federal government of Nigeria has announced N75,000 per semester payment for every student studying education programs in public universities. The Minister of education made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the commemoration of 2021 annual World Teachers’ Day. According to him, undergraduate students of B.Ed/B.A/BSc.
The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed why Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students and undergraduate students studying educational courses in public universities will be paid stipends every semester. According to the president, the move was to encourage people to take up the teaching profession as well as encourage excellent service delivery.
Victor Joseph Akpan, who is the son of Mrs Esther, lost his life in a car accident as he was on his way to start his NYSC service where he was posted. After hearing what happened to her son, she en route to a program in Katsina state to report the incident.
Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the sum of N75,000 as bursary per semester for education students in public universities across the country.The President also approved the sum of N50,000 as stipend per semester for students of Nigeria Certificate in Education, NCE. The announcement was made on Tuesday, October 5, during the annual cerebration of World Teachers' Day, held at the Eagles Square, Abuja, by the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) applauded the Federal Government's approval of stipends for public tertiary education students. According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the Federal Government said on Tuesday that students seeking a degree in education and a Nigeria Certificate in Education will get stipends of N75, 000 and N50, 000 every semester, respectively.
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Buhari approves N150,000 bursary for varsity students; N100,000 for NCE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has announced the reintroduction of bursaries in universities and colleges of education across the country, with N150,000 and N100,000 set aside for each undergraduate and NCE student per session, respectively. Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers
The minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu says the Federal Government has approved N75, 000 and N50, 000 stipend per semester for students of degree and NCE programmes in Education in public Universities in the county. Where he made this known at Abuja to mark the 2021 World Teachers' Day with the theme ' Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.