The School of Education is as old the College which was established as an Advanced Teachers’ College by the defunct North Western State Government when there was need to establish an additional Advanced Teachers’ College in order to meet the soaring teacher needs in the state. The College was cited in Minna in 1975. The first batch of students admitted into the College reported in November, 1975. In 1983, the College was upgraded to the status of College of Education by the defunct civilian government in the second republic through the Niger State edict N.S.L.N Number 3 of 1983. With the new status the nomenclature of the Principal of the College was changed to the Provost and that of the Administrative Secretary to the Registrar.
The, College offers several courses leading to the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education, with Education being a core subject.
Successive Deans of School of Education
- Patric Adamu
- Alhaji Jibrin Yusuf Paiko
- John Taidi 1992 – 1998
- Alhaji Kabiru Isah Katcha 1998 – 2002
- Agnes Okai 2002 – 2006
- Alhaji Yusuf Muhammad Makusidi 2006 – 2008
- Abubakar Sunday Legbo 2008 – 2010
- Malam Nma Aliyu Ibrahim 2010 – 2014
- Bala Alhaji Shehu 2014 – 2018
- Abubakar Yahaya Ibrahim 2018 – Date
Education in its broadest sense provides the backdrop against which development acquired its meaning Nigerian governments are not oblivious of this critical need for balanced and sustainable human and national development. Hence, the position which is clearly articulated in the National Policy on Education, that any existing contradictions, ambiguities, and lack of uniformity in educational practice in the different parts of the Federal should be removed to facilitate an even orderly development of the country. The Nigeria of our collective dream is one that is free and democratic, just and egalitarian, united, strong and self-reliant; with a great and dynamic economy, and above all, a land full of bright opportunities for all the citizens. These national goals also underlie the philosophical ideals of Nigerian education, of which Teacher Education is one concrete manifestation.
By the end of the NCE programmes, the students should be able to:
- Discuss intelligently the main ideas that have affected and still affect the development and practice of education generally, and in Nigeria in particular.
- Examine the main psychological, health and socio-economic factors that may help or hinder a child’s educational performance.
- Study learners appropriately to determine the most effective ways of relating to them to ensure their maximum achievement.
- Professionally combine use of conventional and 1CT or other innovational instructional/learning strategies in generating, and imparting knowledge, attitudes and skills at Basic Education level.
- Develop, select, and effectively use appropriate curriculum processes, teaching strategies, instructional materials and methods for maximum learner achievement.
- Broaden their intellectual perspective through the General Studies Education programme for Basic Education.
- Demonstrate desirable attributes in moral and character development
- Discuss intelligently major issues affecting teacher education and the teaching profession in Nigeria.
- Identify major problems of education in Nigeria, and their corresponding solutions.
- Demonstrate proficiency in measuring and evaluating learning outcomes, as well as in carrying out appropriate research on educational problems in Nigeria particularly at Basic Education level.
Requirements into three years N.C.E Programme are as per the National Commission for Colleges of Education guideline which are as follow:
- A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC), NECO/WAEC/NABTEB or GCE O’ level with credits in five subjects including English language and Mathematics. Two of the credits must be obtained in the courses the candidate wishes to offer.
- A Grade ll Teachers’ Certificate (TC II) with credits in five subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.
- All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and pass the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
- Successful candidates in the Pre-N.C.E final examinations who obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.5 shall qualify to be admitted into the N.C.E programme.
- ADULT AND NON – FORMAL EDUCATION (DOUBLE MAJOR)
- EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DOUBLE MAJOR)
- PRIMARY EDUCATION STUDIES (DOUBLE MAJOR)
- SPECIAL EDUCATION