About Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education is located in the Kumbotso area of Kano and was established in 1981 by the Kano State government. On its establishment, the college of education was sited close to the Katsina Road Pilgrims Camp and was called Advanced Teacher’s College. The college had a name change in 1987 when it was renamed College of Education, Kumbotso and moved to a new location at Kilometer eleven along Zaria road in Kano state. These changes saw the institution come under the control of the defunct Kano State Institute for Higher Education.
The year 1987 saw the Institute of Higher Education decentralized, and the institutions (Kano State Polytechnic, Kano State College of Education and Kano State College of Arts) which had been under this body came off and became autonomous institutions.
The Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education after its split from the defunct Institute of Higher Education Kano had two campuses, one in Gummel and the other in Kumbotso. The college had its administration run from the Gummel campus. Following the creation of Jigawa state from the former Kano state, the college was split into two parts – the Jigawa State College of Education and the Kano State College of Education.
The then Kano State College was further split into two specialists centers with campuses in Kumbotso and Wudil. However, following the establishment of Kano State University of Science and Technology, the specialist campuses were once again merged in the current Kumbotso campus. The college took its name from Hajiya Sa’adatu Abubakar Rimi, the late wife of Kano State first civilian governor.
Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education aims to produce highly knowledgeable, creative, qualitative, motivating and professional teachers through its various service programmes.