College History

The Adamawa State College of Education Hong was established in 1981 as Advanced Teachers College in the defunct Gongola State Government under the Educational Programme of a five–year development Plan (1980–1985) in the state. Edict Law No.4 of 1982, in Gazette No.3 volume10 of 1985. It has a total land mass of 1,522 hectares.

The college commenced its maiden academic session in January 1983 with NCE programmes offered in the school of education, humanities, languages and pure and applied sciences with a total of sixteen courses of different combinations and a total of ninety-five (95) students.

The nomenclature of the college was changed from Advanced Teachers College Hong to Adamawa State College of Education, Hong by a gazette published by Adamawa State Government ADS Law No. 42015, which also captures the retirement age of college staff to be sixty-five years and no more thirty-five years of service. This is done in order to retain qualified and well-trained lecturers and administrators, especially with the introduction of the degree programme affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU) and the diploma in Information and Communication Technology affiliated to Modibbo Adama University Yola (MAU).


The College commenced its operation with 102 Academic and Non Academic Staff and had witnessed an impressive development. The current staff strength of the College stands at 997 with breakdown as follows:

Academic Staff                                 –           493

Senior Non Academic Staff            –           210

Intermediate and Junior Staff         –           132

Daily rated staff                               –           162

Total                                                  –           997

Of the 493 academic staff, fifty-two (52) of the members are holders of PhD degrees while one hundred and twenty four (124) hold masters degree in various fields.