Revitalizing Teacher Training Colleges in Nigeria. Issues and Challenges

Oladunjoye Patrick, Omenu Felix


This study is concerned with methods of revitalizing teacher training colleges in Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study.  A questionnaire on ‘Revitalizing Teacher Training Colleges’ (RTTC) was used to collect data which was analysed using the simple descriptive statistics. The instrument was administered to 1,244 respondents, which include 480 university lecturers, 782 teachers in the colleges of education and 84 Teachers’ Grade Two holders. The result shows that a greater percentage of the respondents are of the opinion that the Teachers Grade Two Programme should be revived and revitatised. The colleges of education are not attractive enough to meet up with the manpower needs in Nigeria. The university students are not concentised to look at teaching as a noble profession. Several recommendations were made such as the provision of adequate infrastructures, payment of allowances and special incentives to deserving students. Revitalizing the teacher training colleges to be attractive to all students.

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