CoEs will soon award own degrees like universities — Senator Anosike

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Nigeria's Colleges of Education (CoEs) will soon be empowered to award their own degrees, ending the norm of awarding degrees of universities they are affiliated to.

This was revealed by the Chairman, Committee of Chairmen of Governing Councils of Colleges of Education, Senator Emmanuel Anosike.

Speaking at the weekend after a meeting of the committee in Abuja, Anosike said the development is in furtherance of the government's plan to make the first degree the minimum qualification for teaching in Nigeria.

Anosike explained that the decision to allow CoEs to award their own degrees has already boosted their enrolment rate.

He disclosed that some of the CoEs have more qualified teaching staff, citing the examples.

"Alvan Ikoku College of Education has 160 Phd holders, while some universities have only 50. The school also has 16,000 students, Adeyemi College, Oyo also has 16,000 students," he said.

The Senator also said the government is working closely with unions in the sub-sector to ensure the implementation of agreement signed with government.

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