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Niger State College of Education (NSCOE)


The Niger State College of Education was established by the defunct North-western state as an Advanced Teacher's College in 1975. As a result of the challenges of a growing need for manpower development, it was granted an autonomous status on 10 th August, 1979. Subsequently, it was later reviewed and replaced by the Niger State College of Education law in 1982.

It is the foremost premier College of Education within the Northern Region. It is situated along Minna-Suleja highway covering a land area of 261,952,126 hectares. It is one of the most peaceful campuses in the nation due to the management style adopted by successive administrations of the college.

Since its inception 29 years ago, the college have witnessed tremendous growth in its academic programmes as a result of the pursuit of 3 core mandates: academic excellence; professional training and community service. Currently, there are six schools namely: Sciences, Art and Social Sciences, Education, Vocational Education, Languages and Technical Education with about 32 academic departments anchoring the Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) programme. Most the courses run by these departments have gained full accreditation by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).

The Niger State College of Education also run a number of Strategic programmes tailored to meet community needs under the following Directorates, Centres and Units.

Centre for Continuing Education

•  Runs a four year sandwich NCE programme for primary school teachers

•  Associate Certificate courses in Education

Centre for Extra-Mural studies

•  Runs teacher retraining programmes for teachers in secondary & technical schools

Directorate of Affiliated University Programmes

•  Runs degree programmes in the Sciences, Arts & Social Sciences, Vocational Education and in Education in affiliation to Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria and Usman Dan Fodio University , Sokoto.

•  Runs a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in affiliation to Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria .

Directorate of Remedial Studies

•  Runs an approval centre for Senior Secondary School Examinations through coaching programmes for National Examination Council (NECO)

Directorate of Linkages and Assisted Programmes (DAPAL)

•  Collaborates with development partners such as UNICEF, ILO/IPEC to run workshops and other programmes to meet the needs of teachers at various levels.

•  Directorate of Consulting Unit

•  Runs workshops for strategic organisations

•  Runs a Business centre for college community

•  Manages the allocation of shops in the student centre

Principal Officers


Prof Farouk Rashid Haruna
Niger State College of Education, P.M.B. 39, Minna
Tel.2348037008045, 2348068644875, 2348085558626

Mal Abdullahi Dalhatu Umar

Education, P.M.B. 39, Minna
Tel. 2348068109296
Dr Mohammed S. Mohammed (Deputy Provost Academics)
Niger State College of Education , P.M.B. 39, Minna

Mrs Esther S. Sule (Deputy Provost Admin)

Niger State College of Education , P.M.B. 39, Minna

Alh Muhammed N. Saba (College Librarian)
iger State College of Education , P.M.B. 39, Minna
Alh Idris Musa Vatsa (Bursar)
Niger State College of Education , P.M.B. 39, Minna

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