GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO 3-YEAR NCE REGULAR PROGRAMME
(i) A West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSSC), NECO or GCE ‘O’ Level with passes in 5 subjects including English Language, three of which must be at credit level at the same sitting or four credits at two sittings. Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidates wishes to offer. Credits in English and/or Mathematics may be required in some courses to meet departmental requirements.
(ii) A Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer. Credit/merit in English Language and/or Mathematics may be a requirement in some courses.
(iii) Teachers Grade II Certificate with at least (5) years of post qualification teaching experience with or without the number of credit/merits in at least four subjects are acceptable qualification.
(iv) Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations who in addition take and succeed in a selection examination organized by an accredited body would also be qualified for admission.
(v) All candidates wishing to be considered for admission must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.
(vi) It should be noted that some Colleges may, in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate. The College is guided by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and JAMB regulations on admission of suitably qualified candidates.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) advertises each year, inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into all Colleges of Education in the country for the Regular 3-year NCE Programme.
Special Entry Requirements
The different schools of the College may have, in addition to the above general entry requirements, special requirements applying to them.
a. Schools of Junior Secondary Education and Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) and Primary Studies (PES).
Prospective applicants/students must obtain at least a pass in English Language and Mathematics for those intending to study Computer, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Business Education and other Science combinations. They must obtain a credit in Mathematics.
b. Prospective applicants intending to study Languages must possess credit in the Language they intend to study (English, French, Arabic, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa) and two other subjects which make for their combinations.
NOTE: Admission into the 3-year NCE programme is through the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
ONE YEAR PRE-NCE PROGRAMME
The College runs a one-year programme in all subjects, designed for students seeking admission into the College but do not possess the requirements for direct admission. Meanwhile, those students will still require to pass UTME, post UTME and the required number of credits before they can proceed to NCE I. Candidate for the programme must possess at the time of application, at least one of the following general entry requirements:
a. Senior School Certificate, GCE/OL with passes in English, Mathematics, and four credits in related courses intended to be studied. The four credits should include English for Language students and a pass in Mathematics and vice versa.
b. Teacher’s Grade II Certificate with at least four passes at credit/merit level including English and Mathematics and other two combinable subjects.
a. Courses are provided in the College leading to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education which is denoted by the letters NCE.
b. Programmes of course normally extend over a period of three or four academic years in the following order.
i. Three years for students admitted into the direct NCE programme.
ii. Four years for students admitted into the preliminary programme. The first year will be spent in the College to prepare them for UTME examination which must qualify them for three years regular programme.
c. Course are numbered by years and distributed as follows:
Year I - 100 series
Year II - 200 series
Year III - 300 series