The CCED is an initiative of the Corona Schools’ Trust Council. The college is a teacher finishing school with the primary objective of making teaching an attractive career option by constantly updating the skills of teachers, while expanding their knowledge base.
In his welcome address at the school’s fifth matriculation, its Provost, Dr. Martin Obinyan, said the multi-dimensional support from stakeholders had helped the college to be one of the best in Nigeria despite its young age.
In his words : “We will not relent on our collective efforts, and we will continue to manage the college with deep commitment, transparency, and accountability to achieve international benchmarks.
“It will interest you to note that in the last PQEI assessment examinations, conducted by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), the college scored 98 per cent pass rate which amounts to the second-best result ever in the history of the TRCN examination ever written.”
Dr. Obinyan however, urged the students to respect the rules and regulations of the college and remain focused on their studies.
Oghenetega Awhinawhi, the proprietor of Khan Foundation Junior Academy, a tuition- free school in the Makoko slum, who is also a graduate of the College described the course at CCED as impactful.
“I considered going for a teacher’s training course after experiencing some challenges in running a school and opted for Corona College of Education. I got first-hand training on how education evolves in Nigeria and how to manage schools. I met a wonderful set of classmates. The Provost, Registrar and members of staff were also very helpful. The management of CCED visited my school and were moved by what we are doing. This spurred them to grant scholarship to some untrained teachers in my school. This has made their teaching more deliberate, producing better results in the pupils. CCED laid the foundation for me, he said.
Also present at the event was Adikat Omotawa Olusesi, Deputy Governor PDE Cohort 2, Corona College of Education, who noted that the lecturers have been helpful in imparting skills needed in the classroom for the growth of the children.