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Our Mission & Vision

National Commission for Colleges of Education Mission and Vision


Production of well-motivation teachers of world class quality with high personal and professional discipline, integrity and competence for the expanding basic education sector.


Make the Colleges of Education Center of Excellence in teaching, learning and research to facilitate the production of top class teachers, highly motivated and fully prepared for teaching at the basic education level.

Executive Secretary

National Commission for Colleges of Educaiton Executive Secretary

Prof. Paulinus Chijioke Okwelle

Executive Secretary NCCE (ES)


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Student Enrolment

Students' Enrolment in all NCE-Awarding Institutions

S/N Year Female Male Total
1 2009/2010 163,172 175,065 338,237
2 2010/2011 157,228 161,659 318,887
3 2011/2012 154,767 165,001 319,768
4 2012/2013 159,111 171,294 330,405
5 2013/2014 175,842 192,490 368,332
6 2014/2015 175,614 201,325 376,939
7 2015/2016 180,364 203,637 384,001
8 2016/2017 157,694 184,649 342,343

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Of Governing Councils of Federal Colleges of Education

His Excellency, Mr. President Commander in Chief of Armed forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, approved the re–constitution and appointment of Chairmen and Members of the Governing Councils of the Federal Colleges of Education. The Councils were inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu on Thursday 25th May, 2017 at the National Commission for Colleges of Education, Abuja. Retreat for the Chairmen, Members and Principal Officers of all Federal Colleges of Education took place between Thursday, 25th to Friday, 26th May, 2017. Provosts and Principal Officers of the affected Federal Colleges of Education were on ground to receive the Chairmen and Members at the inauguration venue.
The papers presented during the retreat are as follows:
Keynote Address: Role of Governing Councils in the Administration of Colleges of Education in Nigeria by The Prof. Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu, past Executive Secretary, NCCE Download link.

Federal Character Principle

Its Implementations, Challenges and Prospects in Tertiary Institutions, Dr. Shettima Bukar Abba, Chairman, Federal Character Commission, Abuja Download link. Corrupt, Ethics and Extant Rules - Chairman, ICPC, Ekpo Nta Download link. Public Procurement Act 2007 and Public Procurement Processes - Director General, BPP, Mammnan Ahmadu, FNIQS Download link. Budgeting and Budget Implementation Processes, Director, Budget Office, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, Ben Akabueze Download link. For the names of the Councils' Chairmen and Members check this download link Download link. A Communique was issued at the end of the two days retreat. For a copy of the Communique use the download link Download link.