The College was established in
1976 as a training center under Kano State Judiciary in order to train middle
level personnel for the area courts (now Shari'a Courts). it was located within
the School for Arabic Studies (SAS), Kano as its temporary site with four
teaching staff and twenty students.
In 1978, following the submission
of the Aminu Kano Education Review Committee Report, the Government merged the
state owned tertiary institutions under a single umbrella named Kano State
Institutes for Higher Education (IHE)
In 1987, the institution for
Higher Education was broken into three autonomous bodies Viz: Kano State
Polytechnic; Kano State College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies and Kano
State College of Education with campuses at Gumel and Kumbotso.