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The National Commission for Colleges of Education was established by Decree (now Act) 13 of 17th January, 1989 (Amended Act 12 of 1993) as a completion of tripod of excellence in the supervision of higher education in the country.

The establishment of the commission was a resultant effect of the utmost importance accorded to quality teacher education by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Since inception, the Commission has continuously pursued goals of quality assurance in teacher education. The pride of the commission is based on the seminal philosophy in the National Policy on Education (NAPE) which states that “no education can rise above the quality of its teachers ….”

For over one and a half decade of its existence, the commission had ensured that teacher education contributed immeasurably into national development. In pursuit of its objectives, the commission had standardized and continuously reviewed the curriculum of the Colleges of Education. This constant review of the curriculum had strengthened the capacity of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) graduates. After the laying down of minimum requirements for the Colleges of Education, the Commission had gone ahead to accredit their courses. The accreditation of the courses is carried out once in five years.



NCCE Commissions the Digitization of the NCE Minimum Standards & Teaching Practice Documents

History was made recently when the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) commissioned the Digitization of the NCE Minimum Standards, Micro-Teaching & Teaching Practice Documents. The complete volume of the documents can be assessed online at www.ncceonline.edu.ng/NCCE-Digitization/Welcome.html.

The Digitization project also involves the production of tens of thousands of the Digitized documents in auto run CD-ROM format. The Commission plans to later distribute the digitized materials CD-ROMs to Colleges and other stakeholders.

Silver Jubilee Celebration and National Conference on Teacher Education

Between 16th and 20th November, 2015, the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) organized a national conference as part of the activities to mark the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Commission. The theme of the conference was "TEACHER EDUCATION REFORMS: GLOBAL AND NIGERIAN EXPERIENCES". Chief Host was the Honourable Minister of Education and Host was Prof. Monday Tommy Joshua, the Executive Secretary of the NCCE. Keynote speaker was Prof. Peter Okebukola, OFR, the former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the lead papers were presented by Prof. Peter N. Lassa and Prof. U. M. O. Ivoyi, fnae. At the end of the conference, participants came up with recommendations for sustainable quality teacher education in Nigeria. Details of the recommendations click here and for the Conference Flyer use the Download link.

Colleges of Education in Nigeria
The National Commission for Colleges of Education has under its control one hundred and forty eight (148) Colleges of Education/NCE awarding institutions, comprising 21 Federal Colleges, 47 State Colleges, 57 Private Colleges, 9 Polytechnics offering NCE and 14 other NCE-awarding institutions. These Colleges are found across the length and breadth of the country and are easily accessible by land and air.

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