This paper examined the dwindling nature of teacher education in Nigeria, the causes and remedies. The paper discussed the concept of teacher education in Nigeria. The paper also examined the contemporary challenges confronting Colleges of Education to include apathy towards teaching profession, poor recognition and social prestige of teachers, pervasive teacher unemployment, and irregular payment of salaries and promotion of teachers. Recommendations have enunciated which include training of qualified teachers, motivation of students, funding of academic programmes in Colleges of Education, prompt payment of teachers’ salary and employment for NCE graduates for improving students’ enrolment in Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The paper concluded that NCE programme should be sustained and be allowed to run in all colleges of education since it does not only influence academic performance, but also increases the number of qualified teachers being produced.Keywords:
Colleges of Education, Teacher Education, Dwindling Enrolment.