The Bauchi State Government established Advanced Teachers’ College at Azare, in 1977, this was about one year after the state was created out of the then North Eastern State. In 1976 when the state was created there were only 18 post-primary institutions in the state. The State Government depended on teachers from other states as well as expatriate staff to run its institutions. With the launching of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) in 1976 the need of additional teachers become dearer. Thus, Advanced Teachers’ College Azare was established to serve that need. The College had a humble beginning. It was initially housed in a primary school complex donated by the Katagum Local Government Authority. In 1984, the Advanced Teachers’ Colleges at Gombe and Bauchi were merged with Advanced Teachers’ College, Azare. The College moved to its present site in September, 1984. Its name was changed to College of Education, Azare in 1987. The name of the college was further changed to Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare in 2015 by the administration of governor Abdullahi Mohammed Abubakar (Esq).
When the College started in 1977, it had staff strength of 71 comprising 36 senior and 35 junior members of staff. Presently, there is more than 994 staff, one third of who is senior staff. The College is growing, as more and more courses are added to the existing ones. Currently, all the courses in the National Policy on Education have been introduced except French and Fulfulde. The percentages pass of the College has always been impressive with 95% as the mean. The constant good performance prompted the former Military Governor of Bauchi State, Colonel Chris Abutu Garuba to declare the College a “Center of Excellence”. Since the 1991/92 academic session, the College has been running courses under the semester system at NCE and Pre-NCE. It has also run Remedial programmes in Science and Teacher Education. The College started an undergraduate programme in affiliation with the University of Maiduguri in the 2009/2010 Academic Session. Currently the School of Undergraduate Studies run thirteen (13) degree courses, which include: Agricultural Education, Arabic Education, Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, Economics Education, English Education, Hausa Education, Health Education, Islamic Studies Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education and Physics Education. The college also run Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Policy, Diploma in Health Education and promotion as well as certificates in Health Education and Promotion in affiliation with the University of Maiduguri. Also the college runs Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology, Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Diploma in Criminology in affiliation with the Federal University Dutse.
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To be ranked among the best Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
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