HISTORY & MANDATE
FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION YOLA
The Federal College of Education, Yola, was established in 1974, as a middle level teacher training institution. Hitherto, it was known as Federal Advanced Teachers’ College (FATC), Yola. However, actual academic activities commenced during the 1975/1976 session, with a total of one hundred and fifty (150) students under the leadership of the Pioneer Principal Mr. C. Pollock, an expatriate. At that time, the College was under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Education. Mr. Pollock as the pioneer Principal laid a solid foundation for the smooth take off of the College. He completed his tenure in 1982.
Mr. M. C. Okoye succeeded Mr. Pollock as the next Principal of the College and continued from where his predecessor stopped. He was the Principal of the College from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Wagabi O. Shittu was appointed the next Principal of the College from 1984-1987. It is worth mentioning here that it was during his tenure that the Federal Government renamed the College, Federal College of Education, (FCE). Thus, the title of the head of the college automatically changed from Principal to Provost, and Mr. Shittu could be said to be the first Provost of the College and served in that capacity up to 1987.