About Federal College of Education, Kano
Federal College of Education, Kano which was formerly referred to as Kano Men’s Training College is an institution of higher learning established in 1961. The institution kicked off its activity properly at the compound of Gwale Senior Primary School in the same year of its establishment before securing and moving to its permanent site in the year 1965.
The now Federal College of Education, Kano was established through the fused effort of the Ministry of Education of the old Northern Region headed by the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sakkwato (Sokoto State) and the United State Agency for International Aid (USAID).
The institution started running with an initial intake of just 34 students. In January of the year 1962, the institution had an intake of 121 post-primary students who commenced the five-year teacher training course. On January of 1963, the institution had a name change from Kano Men’s Training College to Kano Teachers College.
Another name change occurred in the year 1965 when the institution began awarding the Nigeria Certificate in Education following completion of the programme. This new development which was as a result of the recommendations of the Ashby Commission of 1960 introduced the NCE programme which caused the institution to be renamed Advanced Teachers College.
The college was taken over by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1990 following the promulgation of Decree No.4 of 1986. This brought about another name change which is the institution’s present-day name – The Federal College of Education, Kano.
Federal College of Education, Kano currently runs NCE courses, Pre-NCE, Remedial certificate, Diploma and degree (in affiliation to ABU Zaria) programmes.
Ranges from 10,000 to 18,000 Naira for NCE programmes