Brief History of the College

The College was established as Borno College of Basic Studies (popularly called BOCOBS) Maiduguri in 1976 to offer Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examinations (IJMBE) and Remedial Programmes which would eventually allow students then to gain admissions into the Nigerian Universities. However, the College moved to Bama in 1986 and in 1987 it started running the NCE programme. The  name of the College changed from Borno College of Basic Studies to Borno College of Education, Science and Technology (BOCEST) Bama under the Edict 1984. Later, the State Government decided to change the name of the College to Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education, Science and Technology Bama to immortalize the name of the late Shehu of Bama (Late Shehu Kyari’s father). Since the commencement of the NCE programme in 1987 and with the first set graduating in 1990, the College has so far graduated 28 sets of NCE students.

Mrs. Yagana Kyari


The College has been producing NCE teachers in the field of Science and Technology who teach at Primary and Secondary School levels. The NCE programme was affiliated to the University of Maiduguri and with the establishment of a Supervisory Body for the NCE Programmes all over the Country i.e. the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) with Headquarters at Abuja in the Nineties, it is this Body that accredits our NCE programmes now.

            In addition, the College introduced a 2-year Diploma Programme during the 2002/2003 academic session; a 1-year PGDE Programme was also introduced during the 2005/2006 academic session.

            Interestingly, the Degree Programme was introduced in six (6) courses during the 2009/2010 academic session (the first Higher Institution in the State to start running a Degree Programme). The set of B.Sc. (Ed) Degree students (167 in no.) in Agric. Education, Biology Education, Geography Education, Health Education, Mathematics Education and Sociology Education graduated during the 2011/2012 academic session and had since completed their NYSC programmes and collected their Certificates (issued by the University of Maiduguri  – University of affiliation).

Management Team

Malam Mustapha Alkali

(Dep. Provost)

Malam Abba kaka Goni


Modu Mustapha

(College Burser)

Malam Ahmad Mustapha

(Dir. Academic Planning)

Malam Abba Shime Alifa

(Director Security)

Zanna Umar Mohammed Mbusube

(Coordinator Diploma Program)

Malam Bako Mukaddam

(Director of Works)

Aishatu A. Alkali

(Chief Nursing Officer)