INTRODUCTION: The fundamental obligations of Colleges of Education is to breed fleet of teachers that are employed in primary and Junior Secondary Education levels to impart knowledge, moral and societal values for better change and stability, hence the need for institutions to have regular feedbacks from the adjoining societies so as to breed developmental policies and planning to ascertain development.
PURPOSE: The study’s purpose was to survey the students’ experiences shortly after completing their NCE and to examine the impact of their academic training, social engagement and inter-personal relationship while they were at the College on their present professional conduct.
METHOD: A multi-faceted methodological approach was engaged in this study. This made room for a wide range of data collection. Robust discourse questionnaires and interviews were employed.
RESULTS: The results showed 35% of the graduates have gone for further studies, 58.2% still with NCE and 6.1% are currently pursuing additional qualification. Most of the alumni are fully engaged in teaching either at Primary or Secondary school levels for permanent and pensionable appointments and only a few are engaged by Parent Teacher Association (PTA). It also revealed that collection of statement of results after graduation was very difficult and that graduates’ relationship with staff and others was very pleasant. The training received from the college was also found to be impressive by most graduates.
CONCLUSION: The study recommended that there should be room for quality in the teaching/learning environment and that lecturers should make maximum impact on the would-be teachers as they go through learning in the College.
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