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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

BRIEF HISTORY

The College was established in April 1976 with its temporary site in Kano until 25th of February, 1980 when it was transferred to its permanent site at Gumel under the directive of the Kano State civilian Governor then, later the College administration was centralized with six other Colleges under the then Kano State Institute for Higher Education on the 1st July, 1987. The then Kano State College of Education consisting of former Advanced Teachers' College Gumel and Kumbotso, Kano were established under the Kano State Colleges of Education edict of 1987.

The creation of Jigawa State out of Kano State automatically converted the College to Jigawa State on the 24th of December, 1991. The edict establishing the College was promulgated in 1992. The College aspires to become a centre of excellence which prepares high quality teachers for the basic education schools in Jigawa State.

GOVERNING BOARD

It is responsible for the overall management of the College. It is the highest decision making body in the College charged with the responsibility of executing decisions and policies which have financial implications as well as others which concern the conditions of service. The Council also has the power to control the property of the College. Provost is a member and the Registrar usually serves as the Secretary.

COLLEGE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Is the next decision making body after the Governing Council with the Provost as the Chairman. It is responsible for the formulation and execution of policies in the College. The Registrar is its Secretary.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Applicants for direct NCE programme must fulfill the National Commission for Colleges of Education approved general admissions requirements. The' include:

 A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or GCE '0' level with passes in 5 subjects including English Languages three of which must be at credit level at the same sitting or four credits at two sitting. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes of offer. Credits in English and/ or Mathematics may be required in some courses .

A Grade II Teachers' Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidates wishes to offer, credit/ merit in English Language and/ or Mathematics may be a requirement in some courses .

For candidates wishing to offer courses in Vocational and Technical Education, R.S.A. City and Guides Intermediate Certificate or National

Technical Certificate with credit/merit ill at least four subjects acceptable qualifications .

Successful candidates in the Pre NCE final examinations who take an succeed in a selection examination organized by an accredited body are also qualified for admission .

All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for, write and pass the selection examination organized by JAMB.

The Pre NCE programme is aimed at upgrading the entry behavior of the holders of W ASC/ GCE O'level, SSCE or the Federal Craft Certificate with passes in at least four (4) subjects or the Teachers Grade II with relevant credits in their proposed subject combinations in the standard NCE programme.

SCHOOLS WITH DEPARTMENTS

There are five (5) schools in the College and each is headed by Dean who is assisted by Sub-Dean and Head of Departments. In each school some course combinations were allocated for administrative convenience and easy compilation and computation of results.

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Departments:

1.      Economics Department

2.      Geography Department

3.      History Department

4.      Islamic Studies Department

5.      Social Studies Department.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Departments:

1.      Educational Psychology

2.      History & Philosophy of Education

3.      Curriculum Studies

4.      Primary Education Studies

5.      General Studies in Education

6.      Teaching Practice

 

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES

DEPARTMENTS

1.      Arabic Department – Is a tripod department consisting Arabic Language, Education and Islamic Studies courses as in respective departments but, taught in Arabic Language.

2.      English Department

3.      Hausa Department

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENTS

1.      Biology Department

2.      Chemistry Department

3.      Computer Science Department

4.      integrated Science Department

5.      Physical and Health Education Department

6.      Physical Department

7.      Mathematics Department                                                                   

NOTE: Pre NCE programmes are runned for all the courses.

Center for Human Resources Development Services (CHURDS)

For internal revenue generation,, the College established this centre in 2002. It offers courses at Certificates and Diploma levels. Lectures are conducted on Fridays evening and Saturdays. Participants are charged token fees to pay for moderators, resource persons, examination expenses, while 25% to 30% of the amount realized serves as College revenue.

Accreditation Status

The College runs twenty (20) academic programmes. Each has earned Accreditation as follows:

ü  Education-                                   May, 2005                                             

ü  Primary Education                       May, 2005

ü  Physics                                         May, 2005

ü  Physical & Health Educ. Chemistry   May, 2005

ü  Integrated Science Arabic           May, 2005

ü  Fine & Applied Arts                    May, 2005

ü  Agric Education                          January, 2008

ü  Business Education                     January, 2008

ü  Hausa Language                          January, 2008

ü  English Language                        January, 2008

ü  Islamic Studies                            January, 2008

ü  Geography                                   January, 2008

ü  Social Studies History                 January, 2008

ü  Economics                                   January, 2008

ü  Biology                                        January, 2008

ü  Mathematics                                January, 2008,

ü  Computer Literacy                       January, 2008

Students Enrolment

The current students' population is as follows:

Level

Male

Female

Total

100

2422

214

2636

200

1100

107

1207

300

1489

180

1669

Pre NNCE

194

14

208

Total

5205

515

5720

 

 

 

 

Environmental Location

The College is in Gumel town of Gumel local government about one hundred and forty six (146) kilometers from Dutse the State Capital, and about one hundred and twenty six (126) kilometers away from Kano.

(a) Lecture Theatres             1

(b) Lecture Halls                                3

(c) Classrooms                                   25

 

CONTECT ADDRESS:

JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION P.M.B. 1002, GUMEL

E-mail Address: - coe@jigawastate.gov.ng