20 Best College of Education in Nigeria
Here we have decided to compile the list of 20 best college of Education in Nigeria. After encountering
so many question and request online seeking to know the best colleges in Nigeria we had to go on a
research then come up with our list of 20 best colleges in Nigeria. This article will help you select the
best college in Nigeria just in case you are planning to go into any.
College of Education is primarily designed to train primary and secondary school teachers. College of
Education along with Nigerian Teachers Training Institute are solely responsible in training of teachers
for Primary and secondary school level. However there is need to find out how a particular college of
education is ranked before applying for admission and this is why we came up with this ranking.
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 1 st 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 are in
affiliation with the University of Ibadan, delivering a high standard of Education and training quality
5. Federal College of Education, Kano
Federal college of Education Kano sits 5 th 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
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, this college
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 college in the country.
Originally established as Grade 11 teachers training college the institution was later upgraded to college
The institution currently boost 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 are 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 self-awareness, self-development and self-empowered 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 Ubium
local 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 2 nd 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 5 th 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.
TASUED is a transformation of the then Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE) that was formerly Ogun
State College of Education established in 1978. Students and staff statistics as at January 2005 showed
that there were 12,544 both N.C. E. and Degree (full time and part-time) with a staff strength of about
669 of which 43% were teaching staff in all the 8 Schools in the College.
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
20 th on our list is College of Education, Zuba. 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.
That has been our ranking of the 20 best colleges in Nigeria. We tried as much as we can in researching
and gathering the right and accurate information before publishing this. However your views comment
and observations are welcome in the comment section below.