Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin

Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin was established in September 1974[1] by the Kwara State Government. The College is located in the ancient city of Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.[2]

Kwara State College of Education
Academic affiliation
University of Ilorin
8°28′31″N 4°31′39″E / 8.47537°N 4.52750°E / 8.47537; 4.52750



The College started as School of Education and was administered by the then Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic).[1] The College was subsequently changed to an Advanced Teachers' College. By 1976, the College was completely detached from Kwara College of Technology and formally named Kwara State College of Education to be sited in Oro.[1] The College moved to a temporary site in Ilorin and was affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. At the College's 1980 convocation, the then Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Adamu Attah declared that the College will remain in Ilorin. It was then re-affiliated to the University of Ilorin.

Governing Council and Management


The Governing Council of the institution is the policy making organ of the college. It is headed by a Chairman and other members are drawn from different sectors of the society. Besides the governing council, the College also has management which runs the College. The management is headed by a Provost. The current provost is Prof AbdulRaheem Yusuf.[3][4]



The College which is a teacher training College of Education [5] started with 13 staff. The College now has hundreds of academic and non-academic staff.

Academic Programmes


The College runs the following academic programmes:[6][7]

  • Pre-NCE
  • NCE. The College was temporarily stopped by the state government from admitting NCE students.[8] That decision has been reversed[9]
  • Regular Degree (B.A. Ed, B.Ed) in Affiliation with Ekiti State University[10]
  • Sandwich Degree (B.A Ed, B.Ed) in Affiliation with Ekiti State University[10]
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Certificate in Computer Science
  • P.D.E (Professional Diploma in Education)
  • Diploma in the Teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Diploma in the Teaching of Christian Religious Studies
  • I.J.M.B in Affiliation with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


  1. ^ a b c College Website
  2. ^ About College of Education, Ilorin
  3. ^ College Gets Substantive Provost
  4. ^ "Provost seeks upgrade of Kwara College of Education – Kwara News". The Informant247 News. 2020-11-27. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  5. ^ Colleges of Education in Nigeria
  6. ^ College Academic Programmes
  7. ^ KWSG returns Full NCE Courses to KWCOED Ilorin
  8. ^ Kwara COED, Ilorin not to admit NCE 1 Students Archived 2014-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ KWSG returns Full NCE Courses to KWCOED Ilorin
  10. ^ a b EKSU Affiliate Programmes "Affiliate Programme". Archived from the original on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-08-17.