In a bid to boost the acquisition for knowledge in the educational sector, the Federal Government has granted provisional approval to four new private Colleges of Education to commence operations.
The Colleges of Education are:
- Oswald Waller College of Education, Shendam, Plateau State
- Pan African College of Education, Offa, Kwara State
- Diamond College of Education, Aba, Abia State
- Bilyaminu College of Education, Dass, Bauchi State
Making the announcement known at the weekend, while presenting accreditation certificates to the successful colleges of education, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof Monday Joshua, said all the newly approved colleges met minimum standards and requirements set by the commission.
Joshua explained that the ongoing programme of accreditation of colleges of education in the country was on course, adding that 11 colleges had so far scaled the commission’s accreditation hurdle and were accordingly issued with accreditation certificates.
He also revealed that out of the 12 colleges of education visited for the accreditation so far, one of them was shutdown by the commission for having obtained Denied Accreditation in nine programmes run by the college.