List of Approved College of Education in Nigeria (Federal, State and Private)


List of Approved College of Education in Nigeria ( Federal, State and Private)

A college of education is an institution where teachers are trained or a professional training college for teachers. This page contains the list of all the Nigerian Colleges of Education (be it Federal, State, or Private) as accredited by the National Commission for College of Education (NCCE).

We are committed to updating this list as changes are made within the Nigerian Educational system.

In Nigeria, there’s a long list of colleges of education to choose when considering the best ones.

There are 152 colleges of education in Nigeria, consisting of 21 federal, 82 private and 49 state colleges of education.

However, college of education became part of Nigerian school system after her independence in 1960. They were established to train teachers of primary and secondary schools to give Nigerian students the best teachers that are well rounded for the teaching profession. Teachers in Nigeria are in high demand, and they’ll always be.

Moreover, if you desire to earn a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), then you should consider the following states, federal and private colleges below.


Top 20 Best College of Education in Nigeria

List of Approved College of Education in Nigeria ( Federal, State and Private)

1. Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

This is unarguable the best college of Education in Nigeria for the past few years now. According to statistics, it is the most sought after college of education in Nigeria. Located along Ore­ Ondo road, Ondo state, the college is in affiliation with Obafemi Awolowo University. This institution was established and named after Canon M. C. Adeyemi owing to his sole contribution in Education development (1963).

2. Federal College of Education, Zaria

Sitting second on our list is the Federal College of Education Zaria. This great institution is highly rated when it comes to training of teachers in the country. Established on November 1st 1962 the popular college was later authorized to operate the next year (1963). Cited in Kaduna, this college was among the few selected by government at some point to train teachers as recommended by them.

3. Niger State College of education, Mina

Owned and managed by the Niger state government, the Niger state college of education was initially founded as an advance teachers college by the then North Western state government to meet the hugely demanded need for primary and secondary school teachers as at that time. The college has grown from strength to strength ever since and now boast a massive six schools which include Education, Art and Science, Languages, Science, Technical and Vocational education.

4. Federal College of Education, Oyo

Established in 1977, Federal college of education Oyo was initially called Federal Advanced Teachers college not until 1993 when the name was changed. The federal college of education, Oyo is in affiliation with the University of Ibadan, delivering a high standard of Education and training quality teachers.

5. Federal College of Education, Kano

Federal college of Education Kano sits 5th in our ranking list, this is undoubtedly one of the best College of Education in Nigeria at the moment. Located in the ancient city of Kano, the college was established in 1961 as Kano Men’s training college which was later taken over by federal government and name changed in 1990. The institution is boost of school of Education, Art and Science, Languages, Science, Technical and Vocational education.

6. Federal College of Education, Abeokuta

The Federal college of Education, Abeokuta is another big name on our list. Established in 1976, this great institution is located in Osiele axis of Ogun State, Nigeria. This institution has been responsible for producing top class teachers in the country since its establishment till date with their three years accredited courses.

7. College of Education, Warri

Founded by the Delta state government, this college of Education is also run and control by the same body. Though it was initially established as Advanced Teachers College at Ihogbe, Benin back in 1979 by the then Bendel State Government, the college was later moved to Warri in 1980. However, these colleges are now running some degree programs adding a great value to its students.

8. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo

Built by Church Missionary Society in 1896 and known as St Andrew’s College, the naming was later changed. Emmanuel Alanyande College of Education, Oyo is one of the oldest colleges in the country. Originally established as Grade 11 teachers training college the institution was later upgraded to college of Education. The institution currently boosts a massive schools which include Art and Science, Education, Languages, Vocational, Science and Technical Education.

9. College of Education, Agbor

Established in 1979, the College of Education, Agbor was official open for educational activities in 1981. Incorporated by the then Bendel state government with mission of training quality and sound teachers, the college has lived up to expectation with their Educational standards.

10. College of Education, Ikere

Rated as the number 10 in our list, College of Education, Ikere are in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka which speaks a lot about the Educational standard in this very institution. College of Education is among the colleges that admits the highest number of students in the country.

11. Federal College of Education, Obudu

The Federal College of Education, Obudu was established as a regular College on November 30, 1982 by the first Executive President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari. At inception, the College operated in a temporary site within the premises of Government Secondary School, Obudu. Today, however, that initial temporary site is now the permanent site while the then proposed permanent site of the College at the Bebi village in Obanliku Local Government Area, eighteen kilometres on the Obudu­ Cattle Ranch Resort road has become a satellite campus.

12. African thinkers community of Inquiry College of Education

African thinkers community of Inquiry College of Education was incorporated in 2004 with the vision of facilitating self­awareness, self­development and self­empowered existence. The college was established by the great Philosopher, the very Reverend Father Stan Chinedu Anih. The institution has since then been providing quality education to its student.

13. College of Education, Igueben

Sitting at number 13 is College of Education, Igueben. Established by the then Bendel State government, the site was formerly used as army camp ground during the civil war. As at when established it was temporary three teachers college before being turned into College of Education, Igueben in 1977.

14. College of Education, Offa

College of Education, Ilemona via Offa, Kwara State was established in 2006, having been licensed by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to offer various education courses leading to the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE). The College turned out its first set of NCE graduates in July 2009 and 10 years ago now have been delivering quality education.

15. Muftau Lanihun College of Education, Ibadan

This is one of the fast rising college of Education in Nigeria. Mufutau Lanihun College of Education (MULCOED) is a network of inclusive learning communities. Undergraduate, graduate students, and continuing professionals study with nationally recognized faculty to become teachers, clinicians, administrators, psychologist, educational research scientist etc.

16. Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit

This is one of the few old colleges in the Akwa Cross region of Nigeria. Located in Afaha Nsit, Nsit Ubiumlocal Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, the college boost a high number of student on yearly basis. The institution is not equally doing badly in terms of education standards as they produce quality teachers for the state primary and secondary schools.

17. Delta State College of Education

Delta state college of Education Warri fondly called COEWARRI was established in 1979 to meet the need for qualified teachers in primary and secondary schools. The institution was initially established as an advanced teachers college at Ihogbe, Benin city on the 2nd of October 1979 by the then Bendel state government. Dr. H.S.A. Aliyu served as the founding provost as at then, but the college was made official on the 5th of May, 1980 by the late Professor Ambrose Alli.

18. Tai Solarin College of Education, Ogun

Established in 2005 Tai Solarin College of Education, Ogun is unique tertiary institution is known for its standard. Apart from being the first of its kind in Nigeria, she also shares a unique feature as the only institution in the country that offers both the Bachelor’s degree programmes in education (B.Ed.) and trains National Certificate of Education (NCE) graduates within the same academic environment.

19. Osisatech Politechnic and College of Education, Enugu

Osisatech Politechnic and College of Education, Enugu was established since 1988. The institution is well recognized across the country as one of the best in terms of their educational standard.

20. College of Education, Zuba

College of Education, Zuba is 20th on our list.  This institution was setup in 1996 and was initially sited at the defunct teachers college still in Zuba, F.C.T. Over time now the institution has grown now competing with even the older college of education in the country in terms of academics and other areas as well. In May 2000, the college was closed down due to need for restructuring and later reopen the next year 2001 with a more improve and quality academic standard.


List of Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria and their Location

List of Approved College of Education in Nigeria ( Federal, State and Private)

1.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State.

2.  Federal College of Education, Kano  City, Kano State.

3.  Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Oyo State.

4.  Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State

5.  Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State.

6.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe, Gombe State.

7.  Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State.

8.  Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State.

9.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State.

10.  Federal College of Education (Tech), Potiskum, Yobe State

11.  Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State.

12.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State.

13.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Kano State

14.  Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau, Zamfara State.

15.  Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina State.

16.  Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State.

17.  Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State.

18.  Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State.

19.  Federal College of Education, Yola, Adamawa State.

20.  Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State.

21.  Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE),  Ilorin, Kwara State.

22.  Federal College of Education (T), Umunze Umunze

List of State Colleges of Education in Nigeria and their Location

1.  College of Education, Gindiri, Plateau State.

2.  Adamawa State College of Education, Hong Yola, Adamawa State.

3.  Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

4.  College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

5.  Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo, Ebonyi State.

6.  Colleges of Education, Warri Edjeba Road, Warri, Delta Stat

7.  FCT College of Education, Zuba, Garki, FCT Abuja.

8.  Osisatech College of Education, Enugu, Enugu State.

9.  Nasarrawa State College of Education, Akwanga, Nassarawa State.

10.  Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State.

11. College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin, Edo State

12. College of Education, Gashua, Damaturu Gashua, Yobe state.

13. Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

14. Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State.

15. Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Kwara State.

16. Kwara State College of Education Oro, Kwara State.

17. College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

18. Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso,  Kano State.

19. College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Kwara State.

20. Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe Nsugbe, Anambra State.

21. Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos State.

22. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED), Oyo, Oyo State.

23. College of Education, Waka BIU, Borno State.

24. St. Augustine College of Education (Project Time), Yaba, Lagos State.

25. Delta State College of Education, Agbor, Delta State

26. Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State.

27. Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi state.

28. Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu, Kebbi State.

29. College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State

30 Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education, Science and Technology, Bama, Borno State.

31 College of Education, Jalingo, Taraba State.

32 Zamfara State College of Education, Maru, Zamfara State.

33 Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, Jigawa State.

34 Niger State College of Education, Minna, Niger State.

35 Rivers College of Education, Rumuolumeni Port-harcourt, Rivers State.

36. Shehu shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Sokoto State.

37. Jama’Atu College of Education (JACE), Kaduna, Kaduna State.

38. College of Education, Arochukwu, Abia State

39. College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State

40. Michael Otedola College of Primary Educations, Noforija-Epe, Lagos

41. Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri

42. Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar, Sapele, Delta State

43. Enugu State Collge of Education (T), Enugu Abakaliki Road, Enugu State

44. Cross River State Coll. of Education, Akampa, Calabar, Cross River State

45. Edo State College of Education, Igueben, Edo State

46. Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Yenogoa, Bayelsa Stat

47. Kogi State College of Education, Kabba, Kogi State


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List of Private Colleges of Education in Nigeria and their Location 

1. Institute of Ecumenical Education, (Thinkers Corner), Enugu, Enugu State.

2. Delar College of Education Agodi Gate, Ibadan, Oyo State

3. City College of Education, Gurku Mararaba,  Nasarawa State

4. Ansar-Ud-Deen College of Education, Isolo Oshodi, Isolo, Lagos State.

5. Yewa Central College of Education, Ayetoro, Ogun State.

6. OSISA Tech. Coll. of Education, Enugu, Enugu State

7. St. Augustine Coll. of Education, Lagos Akoka, Lagos State

8. African Thinkers Community of Inquiry, Enugu, Enugu State

9. Muftau Olanihun College of Education, Ibadan Ibadan

10. Havard Wilson College of Education, Aba, Abia State State

11. Muhyideen College of Education, Ilorin Ilorin

12. College of Education, Offa, Kwara State

13. Bauchi Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Bauchi Bauchi

14. Corner Stone College of Education, Unilag, Lagos

15. Peaceland College of Education, Enugu

16. The College of Education, Nsukka Enugu

17. Unity College of Education, Auka Adoka, Benue Otikpo

18. Diamond College of Education, Aba

19. Kinsey College of Education, Ilorin, Kwara State Ilorin

20. ECWA College of Education, Jos (ECOEJ) Jos

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