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teachers college Syllabification: teach·ers col·lege
(also Teachers College)

Definition of teachers college in English:


A four-year college with a special curriculum for training primary and secondary school teachers.
Example sentences
  • Secondary education has expanded in Nigeria since independence, offering a variety of options including teachers colleges, science secondary schools, and schools offering a wide curriculum.
  • Teacher-training colleges, two-year advanced teachers colleges, and university education departments should be partners in planning and implementation.
  • Particularly noteworthy are those broadly-based institutions that evolved from teachers colleges because they are situated at critical junctures in the public educational system.

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