Imam Hamzat College of Education is a private institution established to meet the increasing challenges of our educational system in Nigeria.  

It was initiated by the social realities of unemployment to reposition Teacher Education towards national development.

The College is lying at its Permanent Site situated at Oko-Olowo Area, Along New Jebba Expressway, Ilorin, Kwara State.  The College was duly approved by the National Commission for Colleges of Education and Kwara State Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Ilorin.

The Institution is privately owned and funded by Fadhilat Sheikh Imam Hamzat Yusuf Abdulraheem Ariyibi, of Ariyibi Compound, Oke-Apomu in Ilorin, Kwara State, an extra ordinary Islamic Cleric, a Philanthropist and God-fearing (humble) achiever.  His track records as a lover of education (both Arabic and Western Education) loom large and wide through his Islamic Training Institute (Kuliyyah Imam HamzahLittalimilArabiy Wad-DirasatilIslamiyah) and Secondary School is known as IMAM HAMZAT GROUP OF SCHOOLS.  It is reputed for consistent academic excellence, hard work, and integrity, have occupied top positions in the SSCE (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) Examinations in Kwara State.

To be the preferred College of Education creating enabling environment for Teacher Training and educational research.

To produce highly qualified NCE graduates who are academically brilliant, socially adaptable, morally exemplary, physically sound, productive and competitive for the primary and junior Secondary education sector of the country.

Motto:           Morals and religious values

The philosophy of the institution is based on providing an excellent opportunity for better and progressive education in a dynamic and focus college of education, to train skilful, competent, socially fit and effective teachers.

i.          To contribute to building an educationally functional society, effective citizenry through qualitative and effective teacher education.
ii.         To promote research and development that contribute to the production of professionally skilled academically sound and intellectually fit teachers that would propel the Nigeria educational system to the higher height that would meet up with the dynamics of the society and global expectation.