Brief History

 Establishment of the College
The Advanced Teachers College Azare, as it was initially referred to, was established by the Bauchi State Government under the leadership of Brigadier Bello Kaliel in 1977. The establishment of the College followed the creation of Bauchi State out of the North Eastern State in 1976. The new State needed to set up its own institutions for the production of teaching manpower, particularly for its primary schools. This need was more pressing considering that the Universal Primary Education programme had been launched a year earlier in 1976. To meet this need, the Advanced Teachers College Azare was established to produce teachers competent to teach in pre primary, primary and junior secondary schools, i.e. teachers holding Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E.). At the time the College was established in 1977 Dr. Aliyu Abubakar was the Honourable Commissioner of Education and Alhaji Muhammadu Shekarau Omar was the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education. Mention is also made of Alhaji Adamu Aliyu who was Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education in 1980. These three individuals are particularly noted for the great role they played in ensuring that the College overcame some initial problems. The College was temporarily located in a primary school volunteered by the Katagum Local Government. Contract for the construction of the permanent site (present main campus) was awarded at the initial cost of eight million naira (N8,000,000.00) and the foundation stone was laid by then Deputy Governor of Bauchi State Alhaji Adamu Tafawa Balewa on 29th November, 1980. The first Principal of the College was Mal. Yusuf Muhammad Baba who served from 1977 to 1983. At inception, the College had 152 students, 51 academic staff and 93 non academic staff. The initial academic departments established were Education, English, Christian Religious Knowledge, Islamic Studies, History, Geography and Hausa. Within four years of establishment Agricultural Science, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, Economics, Biology and Chemistry departments were created. The completion of the permanent site was delayed because rather than focus on this College, Government went on to establish similar Colleges in Bauchi and Gombe towns in 1981. The staff and students were however undaunted by the myriad challenges they faced  . 

Mission

The Mission is To Produce High Quality Professional Teachers, Imbued with Broad Knowledge, Skills and Values, Able to Teach and Lead Effectively in Basic Education and To Pursue Further Learning”. The Core Values are “Knowledge, Character and Service . 

Vision

The College Vision is To Rank among the Best Colleges of Education in Nigeria.  . 

Objectives

The primary of objective of the College is to offer training in the Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E.). 

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Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

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