HISTORY OF COEMARU
The permanent site of COE Maru was formally a Teachers’ Training College (TTC) from 1646 to 1980 and was later converted to Advanced Teachers’ College ( ATC) from 1980 to 1986. However, the College was changed to his former status of Secondary School Certificate awarding institution from 1986 to 2000. And in October 2000 the democratic government upgraded the College to the status of Zamfara State College of Education, by an edict No. 25 of July, 2001.
The establishment of COE Maru in the state was however necessitated by the increasing manpower need to supply teachers for the primary and post primary schools across the state in line with restricting reforms from the regulatory body – National Commission for College of Education (NCCE) mandating all Colleges of Education to switch from subject-based training of teachers to areas of specialisation within the basic education sub-sector. COE Maru is now fully restructured to offer level specific teacher training programmes distributed in over 23 academic departments.
PART 1 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.
1. There are hereby Establishment of the Federal College of Education specified in-Establishment of College of Education. Schedule 1 to this Decree hereafter in collectively referred to as-“College” which shall have such powers to exercise such functions as are conferred on them by this Decree.
2. Each College shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall have power to acquire and dispose of interest in movable property and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.
2.5 The functions of each College shall be functions of each to:-
[a] To provide full time courses in teaching, instruction and training.
[i] In Technology, Applied Science, Commerce, Arts, Social Science, Humanities and Management
[ii] In such other field of applied learning relevant to the needs in the development of Nigeria in the area of Industrial and Agricultural production and distribution and for research in the development and adaptation of techniques as the Council may from time to time determines.