FG Approves Establishment of 4 Private Colleges

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As part of efforts to increase teacher education in Nigeria, the federal government has granted provisional approval to four new private colleges of education to commence operation.

The colleges are Oswald Waller College of Education, Shendam, Plateau State; Pan African College of Education, Offa, Kwara State; Diamond College of Education, Aba, Abia State and Bilyaminu College of Education, Dass, Bauchi State.

Speaking while presenting accreditation certificates to the successful colleges of education over the weekend, 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.

He disclosed that out of the 12 colleges of education visited for the accreditation so far, one of the institutions has been closed down by the commission for having obtained Denied Accreditation in nine programmes run by the college.

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