College of education Gumel was established in April 1976 as Advanced Teachers’ College, situated in Kano temporarily up to 25th February, 1980 when it was transferred to it’s permanent site in Gumel under the directive of the then Kano State Civilian Governor Late Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi. Later the then College administration was centralized with six other Colleges under the than Kano State Institute for Higher Education on the 1st of July, 1987. The then Kano State College of Education consisting of former Advanced Teachers’ College Gumel and Kumbotso were established under the Kano State College of Education edict of 1987.
The creation of Jigawa State out of Kano State automatically converted the College to the Jigawa State College of Education on the 24th of December 1991. The edict establishing the College was promulgated in 1992 in the laws of the Jigawa State of Nigeria, CAP 28, Part II.
The first Provost of the College was Alhaji Hamza Ibrahim Ringim, while Alhaji Ado Ahmed was the Registrar up to 14th April, 1994. Then Mallam Suleiman Abdullahi Birniwa succeeded him as acting Provost with late Alhaji Babandi Muhammad Gumel as acting Registrar from 15th April to 1st August 1994. Mallam Magaji Bashir emerged as sit-in- Provost with Mallam Yahaya Aliyu Dankargo as sit-in-Registrar from 2nd August, 1994 to 31st December, 1994. Then Dr. Haruna Abdullahi Birniwa became the Provost with Alhaji Babandi Muhammad Gumel as the Registrar from 2nd January, 1995 to June 2001. Equally, Adamu Y. Ibrahim took over in June 2001 to June 2009 with Alhaji Babandi Muhammad Gumel as Registrar.