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The History of Akwa Ibom State College Of Education,

Afaha Nsit

Three years after the creation of Akwa Ibom State, the State Government, as part of its general efforts to develop the young state and specifically address educational needs, decided to establish a science-based institution to train the much needed middle-level manpower in science education. To actualize this desire, the state government in a budget broadcast by the then State Military Governor, Wing Commander Idongesit Okon Nkanga FSS, PSC (+), pronounced the establishment of the State College of Education to be sited at Afaha Nsit with a directive that it should be open for lectures in January, 1991. On the 10th day of January 1991, the College of Education Afaha Nsit came into existence as the first tertiary institution established by the Government of Akwa Ibom State. The facilities of the defunct Teachers Training College, Afaha Nsit, were made available to the new College for its take off and subsequent development. Consistent efforts were made to renovate the premises to meet the desired standard of the College of Education and in January 1991 the College Education, Afaha Nsit opened for lectures with a population of 179 students and 352 staff. This followed the formal handing over of the existing facilities to the College authorities by the then Commissioner for Education, Mrs Cecilia J. Umana, on 10th January 1991. To ensure proper functioning of the college, and in line with existing tradition in higher institutions, a twelve member Governing Council was inaugurated on 14th, January 1991, with Professor Eno L. Inanga of the University of Ibadan as the Chairman. On 18th March 1991, the College conducted her first matriculation, and later in the year had the rare privilege of playing host to then President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, CFR, FSS, MNI, who was on an official visit to Akwa Ibom State.

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To be the leading College of Education in the country, committed to providing excellent and qualitative learning opportunities to students.

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To produce God-fearing, intelligent and result-oriented Teachers who are poised to implement Educational Policies and Programmes of Government geared towards the attainment of the general goals of Education and best global practices.

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    Commitment to duty Honesty and integrity in service Hard work that brings the desired results Reward for hard work Respect to constituted authority and elders either in age or service Courtesy and respect to visitors Good Representation of the college, anywhere anytime Strict observance of laid down polices.


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We hail thee
Akwa Ibom State College of Education
We love thee fountain of knowledge and skills
We praise thee College of hope
We rejoice to be thine and have come to drink
Knowledge from thy cistern full
Education for excellence is your goal for humanity
Groom us well so we can hoist aloft
your flag throughout Nigeria.

We hail thee

Akwa Ibom State College of Education

Centre of Excellence in all realms of knowledge

We praise thee College of hope

Teacher of teachers you are

Set to raise in us minds that think and learn

for a mind that learns is one that knows

and is free of guile and ignorance

Groom us well so that we can impact

Knowledge throughout Nigeria.