Ranking Of Colleges of Education In Nigeria 2022
In this article, we will focus on the rankings of this colleges of education.
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.
What Is College Of Education?
College of Education is a professional training college for teachers.
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 colleges below.
Top 10 Colleges of Education In Nigeria
- Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State.
- Federal College of Education, Zaria.
- Niger State College of Education, Minna.
- Federal College of Education(Special), Oyo.
- Federal College of Education, Kano.
- Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
- College of Education, Warri.
- College of Education, Ikere.
- College of Education, Agbor.
- Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
1. Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State.
The Adeyemi College of Education is a federal government higher education institution located in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
It is affiliated with Obafemi Awolowo University for its degree programs. However, this institution is regarded as the best college of education in Nigeria.
Adeyemi College of Education was named after Canon M. C. Adeyemi he was one of the earliest educationists in Yorubaland.
Naming was done in recognition of his immense contribution to educational development in then Ondo Province.
Moreover, it was established in 1963 to produce qualified teachers to teach in secondary schools and teachers’ training colleges.
This institution was also established to conduct research and experiments on methods of teaching at all levels of education in Nigeria.
They formally commenced operations on 22 May 1964 with 93 students, being 24 women and 69 men.
Visit their website for more information http://www.aceondo.edu.ng/
2. Federal College of Education, Zaria.
The Federal College of Education, Zaria, is located in Zaria.
It was among the four advanced teaching colleges recommended by the Federal Ministry of Education in 1959. Authorization to start operations was given in May 1963.
But the College was formally opened on 1st November 1962 with an initial intake of 150 students. Federal College of Education, Zaria is currently the second best college of education in Nigeria.
Visit their site for more info http://fcezaria.net/
3. Niger State College of Education, Minna
The Niger State College of Education, Minna was established as an advanced teacher’s college by the defunct North Western State Government.
It was establish as an additional Advanced Teachers College in order to meet the searing teacher needs in the state.
Moreover, the college was founded 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.
However, this college is one of the best college of education in Nigeria.
Kindly visit their website for more info http://coeminna.edu.ng/home/
4. Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo.
Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo was established on 5 October 1977 as Federal Advanced Teacher’s college (Special).
The institution, according to a UNDP/UNESCO 1996 report ” has the best qualified Staff in Special Education not only in Nigeria but in West, North, East, and Central Africa.
It is one of the best college of education in Nigeria currently.
Please visit their website for more information https://fcesoyo.edu.ng/
5. Federal College of Education, Kano.
The College is committed to being the recognized leader for competitive, innovative, and market-responsive education.
Through this commitment coupled with aligning strategically with the college mission to promote educational advancement by providing a conducive environment for research, teaching, and learning which engenders the development of products that are self-reliant and relevant to society.
Moreover, the college was established in 1961 as Kano Men’s Training College, through the joint efforts of the United State Agency for International Aid (USAID) and the Ministry of Education of Nigeria.
Kindly visit their website for more information http://fcekano.edu.ng/
6. Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
Federal College of Education Abeokuta, is a public institution authorized with issuance of National Certificate in Education to successful graduating students.
It was founded in 1976 at Osiele, Ogun State, south west Nigeria.
The current provost is Dr. A. A Ajayi
However, the school provides three-years full-time and five-year sandwich courses respectively leading to the award of Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE).
Please kindly visit their website for more information http://www.fce-abeokuta.edu.ng/
7. College of Education, Warri.
Following the implementation of free primary education which dates back to 1955 in the old Western Region of Nigeria of which Bendel State was a part, there was a very large number of first school leaving certificate holders.
Only a very significant percentage of these primary school leavers cold go beyond that level at that time owing to non-availability of enough secondary schools in addition to high school fees charged.
But in 1979, free education with free books was introduced by the defunct Bendel State Government.
This led to very high demand for secondary school education with qualified teachers.
In response to this demand, the Government opened many secondary schools and therefore needed more qualified teachers to service them.
The College of Education, Warri among others, was therefore established to help meet this need for qualified teachers for the new secondary schools.
The college was initially established as an Advanced Teachers’ College at Ihogbe, Benin City on the 2nd October, 1979 by the defunct Bendel State Government.
It operated from the premises of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Benin City with Dr. H.S.A Aluyi as the founding Provost.
However, the College was officially opened on the 5th May 1980 by His Excellency, Late Professor Ambrose Alli, the Executive Governor of the State.
Please their website for more info https://coewarri.edu.ng/
8. College of Education, Ikere.
College of Education, Ikere Ekiti was established initially as the defunct Ondo State College of Education, Ikere Ekiti with an Edict on December 5, 1977, and as the premier institution of the State.
The College was primarily conceived as a training centre for teachers of Technical Education.
It was also to be unique in the sense that it would principally train Technical and Vocational Education teachers without neglecting academic areas of study.
To give respectability and acceptability to its program, the College was affiliated to the then University of Ife.
However, it got government approval for the running of the NCE (Primary) Sandwich Programme in 1987, the B.Ed Sandwich, and B.Ed Regular Programmes (in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka) in 1992 and 2004 respectively.
Please visit their website for more info https://www.coeikere.edu.ng/
9. College of Education, Agbor.
The College was established in October, 1979 by the former Bendel State Government, to engage in the training of professional teachers; a training that shall lead to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).
On Tuesday, 18th August 1981, the Late Professor Ambrose F. Alli, the then Governor of former Bendel State, performed the official opening of the College.
With the creation of Edo and Delta States on August, 27th 1991, the College is now owned by the Delta State Government.
However, it was this advent of new States’ creation that led to the new Delta State owning her own University a few years after her creation. The said University is located in Abraka.
In the year 2006, the College became listed as one of the institutions in the State to function as an External campus to the Delta State University, Abraka.
Please kindly visit their website for more info http://www.mycoeagbor.com/
10. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
This college is one of the best college of education in Nigeria.
It was founded by The Church of Missionary Society in 1896, originally as saint Andrew’s College.
Moreover, the college awards NCE and currently has five schools.
Please kindly visit their webpage for more info https://eacoed.edu.ng/
Ranking For Colleges of Education In Nigeria 2021
This ranking is based on our own research publications and citations from the last five years:
|1||Adeyemi College of Education||Ondo|
|2||Federal College of Education Zaria||Zaria|
|3||College of Education Minna||Minna|
|4||Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo||Oyo|
|5||Federal College of Education Kano||Kano|
|6||Federal College of Education Abeokuta||Abeokuta|
|7||College of Education Warri||Warri|
|8||College of Education Ikere||Ikere|
|9||College of Education Agbor||Agbor|
|10||Emmanuel Alayande College of Education||Oyo|
|11||Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku||Omoku|
|12||Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze||Umunze|
|13||College of Education Ilesa||Ilesa|
|14||Osun State College of Education||Ila-Orangun|
|15||Federal College of Education Katsina||Katsina|
|16||Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba||Asaba|
|17||Nwafor Orizu College of Education||Nsugbe|
|18||College of Education Moro||Moro|
|19||Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education||Otto/Ijanikin|
|20||Federal College of Education Yola||Yola|
|21||Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka||Akoka|
|22||Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe||Gombe|
|23||Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum||Potiskum|
|24||Kwara State College of Education Ilorin||Ilorin|
|25||College of Education Jalingo||Jalingo|
|26||Federal College of Education Obudu||Obudu|
|27||College of Education Oju||Oju|
|28||Alvan Ikoku College of Education||Owerri|
|29||College of Education Ankpa||Ankpa|
|30||College of Education Ekiadolor||Ekiadolor|
|31||Federal College of Education Pankshin||Pankshin|
|32||College of Education Katsina-Ala||Katsina-Ala|
|33||Federal College of Education Okene||Okene|
|34||Tai Solarin College of Education||Ijebu-Ode|
|35||Federal College of Education Kontagora||Kontagora|
|36||College of Education Maru||Maru|
|37||College of Education Akwanga||Akwanga|
|38||Oyo State College of Education||Oyo|
|39||Shehu Shagari College of Education||Sokoto|
|40||College of Education Azare||Azare|
|41||Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi||Bichi|
|42||College of Education (Technical)||Lafiagi|
|43||Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu||Eha-Amufu|
|44||Michael Otedola College of Primary Education||Lagos|
|45||The College of Education||Nsukka|
|46||Enugu State College of Education (Technical)||Enugu|
|47||Ebonyi State College of Education||Ikwo|
|48||Cross River State College of Education||Akamkpa|
|49||FCT College of Education||Zuba|
|50||Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau||Gusau|
|51||Akwa-Ibom State College of Education||Afaha-Nsit|
|52||Bayelsa State College of Education||Okpoama-Brass|
|53||Delta State College of Physical Education||Mosogar|
|54||College of Education Gindiri||Gindiri|
|55||Isa Kaita College of Education||Dutsinma|
|56||Abia State College of Education (Technical)||Arochukwu|
|57||College of Education Gidan-Waya||Gidan-Waya|
|58||Kashim-Ibrahim College of Education||Maiduguri|
|59||Kwara State College of Education Oro||Oro|
|60||Jigawa State College of Education||Gumel|
|61||Jamaatu Nasir Islam College of Education||Kaduna|
|62||Kano State College of Education||Kumbotso|
|63||Umar Suleyman College of Education||Yobe|
|64||Adamu Augie College of Education||Argungu|
|65||College of Education Waka-Biu||Waka-Biu|
|66||Kebbi State College of Education||Argungu|
|67||Theological College of Northern Nigeria||Bukuru|
|68||Apa College of Education||Aido Godo-Okpoga|
|69||The African Church College of Education||Ifako|
|70||College of Education Ilemona||Ilemona|
|71||Topmost College of Education||Ipaja|
|72||Ansar-Ud-Deen College of Education||Lagos|
|73||Best Legacy College of Education||Oke-Owode|
|74||Cornerstone College of Education||Ikeja|
|75||Yusuf Bala Usman College of Legal and General Studies||Daura|
|76||Calvin Foundation College of Education||Naka|
|77||Awori District College of Education||Ijako-Ota|
|78||Angel Crown College of Education||Gidan-Daya|
|79||Assanusiyah College of Education||Odeomu|
|80||Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies||Olodo|
|81||Yewa Central College of Education||Abeokuta|
|82||Delar College of Education||Ibadan|
|83||Mohammed Goni College of legal and Islamic Studies||Maiduguri|
|84||St. Augustine College of Education||Akoka|
|85||All States College of Education||Ero|
|86||Elder Oyama Memorial College of Education||Ofat-Adun|
|87||Bauchi Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies||Bauchi|
|88||Nana Aishat Memorial College of Education||Ilorin|
|89||ONIT College of Education||Abagana|
|90||Umar-Ibn EI-Kanemi College of Education||Dutsinma|
|91||African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education||Enugu|
|92||Jibwis College of Arabic and Islamic Education||Gombe|
|93||Adamawa State College of Education||Hong|
|94||Institute of Ecumenical Education||Enugu|
|95||Muhyideen College of Education||Ilorin|
|96||Hill College of Education||Gwanji|
|97||City College of Education||Mararaba|
|98||Mufutau Olanihun College of Education||Oremeji|
|99||Harvard Wilson College of Education||Aba|
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On what statistic do you used to rank Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
1.Which statistics do you use in the ranking?
2.Are these the only Colleges of Education in Nigeria?