The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) says it come across a number of centres offering National Certificate of Education, NCE in different states without permission.
Chairman of the governing board, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, made the disclosure shortly after the board’s meeting last week. He said there were many ‘NCE Centres’ running classes across the country without license.
He said the commission would soon shut down any college or centre that admits students without obtaining its permission to do so. “The commission will publish the names of all illegal NCE centres for the public to see and they stand scrapped,” he said.
He said most of the illegal colleges were found to have either been; established or aided by some legally recognized colleges and that effective monitoring; and inspection system was; needed to improve the quality of education and graduates produced by the colleges.
The commission has taken steps to improve the quality of primary school teacher education; and professionalism with a view to improving pupils’ learning outcomes.
“We shall make every effort to impact positively on teacher education and teaching at the basic level,” he said.