The Federal College of Education (FCE) Kontagora is located in Niger State geo-political zone of Nigeria. The college was established in September, 1978 as federal Advanced Teacher College (FATC) during the military Administration of General Olusegun Obasnjo, (GCFR). This follows the recommendation of Sir. Eric Ashby report of 1970 and subsequent promulgation of principal act cited as federal College of Education decree no. 4 of 1986 and as amended in decree no. 6 of 1993.
The college, which was initially affiliated to the university of Ilorin became an autonomous institution as from 1987 under the supervision of National Commission for College of Education (NCCE). The federal college of Education, kontagora, among others is purposely established to prepare teacher at the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) level and to run other related programmes.
The college offers several courses leading to the award of Nigeria certificate in Education, Certificate, Diploma and Degree.
The college comprises of five faculties
- School of Arts and Social Science
- School of Languages
- School of Primary & Early Childhood Education
- School of Science
- School of Vocational
Aside graduate degrees they also offer programmes
- Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE)
- Pre-Nigeria Certificate in Education (PRE NCE)