History of Federal College of Education Pankshin
The College lives by her motto Excellence in Service and this piece captures in brief the achievements recorded in the last eight (8) years and still counting. About one hundred and twenty five kilometres North-East of Jos, the capital of Plateau state is a very important centre of Academic Excellence. This institution is the Federal College of Education, Pankshin established over thirty two years ago.
The College started as the Federal Advanced Teachers College (FATC) in 1974 at a temporary site in Mararaba Pushit, some 17 kilometres to Pankshin town. From a humble beginning determined to achieve Academic Excellence, the College started its activities with a set of 100 foundation students. By September 1977, the College was moved to its permanent site which is 3 kilometres to Pankshin town.
Since then, the College has continued to witness steady growth and increase in students enrolment to meet the aspirations of Government in teacher training. Before now, very little was known or heard about this institution which has trained highly qualified teachers for the nation, except for recent events in the last eight years under the leadership (Provost) of Professor David Longwap Wonang, who has turned the fortunes of the College around for the better.