Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has promised to upgrade the Shehu Shagari College of Education to university.
He disclosed this during the golden jubilee celebration and 22nd convocation of the school.
He said the decision to upgrade the institution was premised on its enviable track record.
“It is one of the high-ranking teacher training institutions and among the largest producers of teachers in Nigeria,” he said
Tambuwal noted that in furtherance of its upgrading, approval has been given for the construction of two-storey students’ hostels, capable of accommodating over 400 students.
In his address the Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Bashir Garba said through the support of the state government, the college has recorded several milestones over the past 50 years of its services to humanity.
The Provost of the college, Dr Wadata Hakimi, said a total of 48,936 students had bagged the National Certificate of Education (NCE) from the inception of the school.