The Federal Government has granted provisional approval to four new private colleges of education to commence operation, all together with the efforts in increasing access to tertiary education in the country.
The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Professor Monday Joshua, revealed this information over the weekend, while he presented accreditation certificates to successful colleges of education, in Abuja.
According to the Professor, all newly approved colleges met the minimum standards and requirements, which were put in place by the commission.
The colleges approved were listed as: Oswald Waller College of Eductaion, Shendam, Plateau State; Pan African College of Eductaion, Offa, Kwara State; Diamond College of Education, Aba, Abia State and lastly Bilyaminu College of Education, Dass, Bauchi State.
Professor Joshua revealed that the ongoing programs accreditation of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, was on course, noting that about 11 colleges have scaled the commission’s accreditation hurdle and were issued with certificates stating their achievements.
He also disclosed that out of the 12 colleges, which have been visited for the programme, only one was not successful and has been shut down by the commission, for having Denied Accreditation in nine of its programmes.