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List of Federal, State and Private Colleges of Education in Kwara State

Kwara State is blessed with higher institutions ranging from Primary to secondary and most importantly, higher institutions. Kwara State like other states have prioritized education as the future of the state hence the need for more funding of this sector.

In this post, I will be harping succinctly on the list of NCCE licensed and approved Colleges of Education in Kwara State and how you can apply for their programmes. It is not just enough to search for schools in Kwara State, rather redefine your search query to be list of licensed and approved Colleges of Education in Kwara State, Nigeria.

The list of schools here will contain all Private Colleges of Education in Kwara State, State College of Education as well as Federal College of Education if there is any. Let it be known that not all states are having federal Colleges of Education because it is assumed indigenes from the state can make use of the catchment area policy introduced by the Federal government where the state that has a Federal College of Education within the region of the state that doesn’t serve as a catchment area for them. For instance, you can read through Kwara State College of Education catchment area to get a glimpse of the above explanation.

The list of Colleges of Education in Kwara State cannot be overemphasized because candidates all over Kwara State, Nigeria where Kwara State indigenes reside are always in search of private, state and federal Colleges of Education within their state. Candidates with rich parents or guardians are often interested in the private Colleges of Education in Kwara State or its catchment area while others with modest financial status have lesser options thereby going for state and federal Colleges of Education (if there is) in the state.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board JAMB every year makes available, the JAMB registration forms for candidates eligible to participate in the exam and candidates (most from Kwara State catchment area) are always in search of the list of Colleges of Education in their state they can apply for and how to go about it. If you fall within this category then this information is for you. Before you select the preferred institution, you need to understand that schools within your catchment area would do you better than harm, that is, you stand a higher chance of gaining admission into any school within Kwara State catchment area than when you apply for schools outside the catchment area of your state.

Now I will be putting you through the list of Colleges of Education in Kwara State. In as much as this info is more beneficial for fresh students seeking admission into Kwara State College of Education, other individuals from different walks of life would need it for reference purposes.

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The followings are what you ought to have gained upon reading through this post;

  1. Knowing the list of all private Colleges of Education in Kwara State
  2. List of state College of Education in Kwara State
  3. List of federal College of Education in Kwara State (If there is)
  4. Admission requirement into schools in Kwara


There are 2 major requirements for admission into all Colleges of Education in Kwara State irrespective of whether it is a private or state College of Education.

  1. You must have obtained a minimum of 5 credit passes as it is relevant to your course of study, Check HERE for the list of approved courses and their correct subject combinations as approved by JAMB.
  2. You must score up to the minimum required cut off mark to be eligible to participate in their post UTME screening exercise.
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Satisfying the above criteria would automatically grant you the eligibility status for applying for admission. As said above, this is the general requirement for admission into all all private, state and federal Colleges of Education in Kwara State as approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB).


In order of hierarchy, I will be listing the list of schools in Kwara State till date


  • Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin


  • College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi
  • Kwara State College of Education (KWCOE), Oro
  • Kwara State College of Education (KWCOE), Ilorin



In summary of the above, there are currently four (4) Colleges of Education in Kwara State made up of federal and state, that is 1 federal and 4 state. Each with their various strengths and weaknesses in various fields. All you need do is visit their portal to apply if you meet their requirement.

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