FG begins clampdown on illegal colleges of education across country

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Onitsha economic empowerment programme to take off soon
Onitsha economic empowerment programme to take off soon

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA–THE federal government, Tuesday, said it has begun clampdown on illegal colleges of education across the country.

The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Colleges of Education, Prof. Paulinus Okwelle, who said this at a pre-press conference on a two-day national summit on the future of NCE programme in Nigeria,reiterated government’s commitment to revamping teacher education in the country.

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Okwelle,who also said there was the need to review the laws establishing both the NCCE and the federal colleges of education,lamented that,”In the course of carrying out our regulatory and monitoring functions, we encounter challenges of the proliferation of illegal colleges of education and study centres in all the length and breath of the country.”

He said the country at the moment has 2019 recognised NCE awarding institutions including 27 federal, 50 states, 122 private, 9…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper