The Institution

The Federal Training Centre, Kaduna, was formally opened on I”
November, 1959, after the then Northern Nigeria Government
obtained self-rule. The Centre commenced its training programme at
the site which is now occupied by the popular Kaduna Government
College, College Road, Kaduna.

When the Centre was established, it was run by a Briton, Mr. J. L.
Bashford, who was assisted by a Nigerian (as Vice Principal),
Mallam Ibrahim Babatunde Gegele. Shortly, Mallam Gegele was
replaced by Mallam Adamu Fika.

At inception on l” November, 1959, the Centre commenced the
following training programmes with a trainee population of 150

Executive Officer Course
Clerical Officer Course
Stenographer Course (for Typists)

Basic Technical Course (for Staff of Post and Telecommunication)
Accounts Clerk Course

Receptionist Course

Railway Ticketing Course (for Railways)

Apart from the inaugural courses which the Centre ran at its
inception, its training programme has continued according to the
needs ofthe Federal Government. Consequently, the Centre has run
the following courses:

Official Reporter Course

Confidential Secretary Grade II Course
Confidential Secretary Grade III Course
Confidential Secretary Grade IV Course
Typist Grades I , II and III Courses
Executive Officer Course

Clerical Course

  • Mr. Ike Nzewi (Nigerian) 1981 – 1982
  • Mr. S.S Ajetunmobi (Nigerian) 1982 – 1985
  • Mr. G.E Oluigbo (Nigerian) 1985 – 1988
  • Mal. Dan’ Azumilbrahim(Nigerian) 1988-1991
  • Mr. James E. Yaro (Nigerian) 1991 – 1999
  • Mrs. Hannatu Kulawe (Nigerian) 1999 to June 2006
  • Mrs. M.N.E Okolie (Nigerian) July 2006 to 2011
  • Gwong-wad Aliyu Umar 2011 to 2018
  • Anzaku Yakubu 2018 to date

At present, the Centre runs courses leading to the award of
Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Diplomas. The following
organizations have benefited from Federal Training Centre, Kaduna.