Major Problems of Colleges of Education in Nigeria and Possible Solutions
Affiliation: Department of History. University of Maiduguri. Borno State, Nigeria
Keywords: Colleges of Education, Teacher Education, Nigeria, Challenges, Funding, Infrastructure
Categories: News and Views, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the challenges facing colleges of education in Nigeria. The study examines the historical background of colleges of education in Nigeria, the challenges facing them, and the possible solutions. The paper highlights the issues of inadequate funding, lack of qualified personnel, outdated curriculum, poor infrastructure, and inadequate facilities as some of the major challenges facing these institutions. The study provides possible solutions and suggests that urgent intervention is needed to address these challenges to improve the quality of teacher education in Nigeria. In order to achieve this, this study adopts a qualitative research design by conducting a comprehensive review of the literature on the challenges facing colleges of education in Nigeria. The study collects data from various sources, including books, journals, reports, and online sources. The study reveals that colleges of education in Nigeria are faced with numerous challenges that hinder their effectiveness in producing quality teachers. The major challenges identified in the literature include inadequate funding, lack of qualified personnel, outdated curriculum, poor infrastructure, and inadequate facilities. These challenges have significant implications for the quality of teacher education in Nigeria and the nation's educational system as a whole.