Corona College of Education (CCED) Lagos enrolled 176 students for the 2019/2020 academic session.
In his welcoming speech on the fifth enrollment, his dean, Dr. Martin Obinyan, said that multidimensional stakeholder support has helped the college to be one of the best in Nigeria, despite his young age.
He said: “We will not trust our collective efforts and will continue to manage the college with deep commitment, transparency and responsibility to reach international references.
“It is interesting to note that, in the last PQEI assessment exams, conducted by the Nigeria Teachers Registration Council (TRCN), the college obtained a 98% pass rate, which represents the second best result ever in the history of the TRCN exam already written. "
Obinyan asked students to respect the college's rules and regulations and remain focused on their studies.
Oghenetega Awhinawhi, a graduate of Corona College of Education (CCED), and also owner of the Khan Foundation Junior Academy, a school with no classes in the Makoko slum, described the course at CCED as impactful.
“I thought about taking a teacher training course after facing some challenges in running a school and I chose Corona College of Education. I received first-hand training on how education evolves in Nigeria and how to manage schools. I met a wonderful set of classmates. The dean, secretary, and staff were also very helpful. CCED management visited my school and was thrilled with what we are doing. This led them to award scholarships to some untrained teachers at my school. This made teaching more deliberate, producing better results for students. CCED laid the groundwork for me, he said.
The PDE Cohort 1 Class Governor, Corona College of Education, Mr. Babatunde Popoola said: “I have been teaching for a decade; I teach at Silversands All School Lekki, it was very essential to come to this program, because teaching has now been professionalized in Nigeria. "
According to him, the teaching profession in Nigeria still has a long way to go, looking at what is possible in the developed countries of the world.
Also speaking, Adikat Omotawa Olusesi, deputy governor PDE Cohort 2, Corona College of Education, noted that teachers were helpful in imparting the skills needed in the classroom for children's growth.
She noted that Corona College of Education has so far made it very easy for everyone to access a professional education certificate.