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The study investigated the relationship between student’s placement and academic performance in Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri, Nigeria. Three research hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. All NCE III (473) students of Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri, constituted the population for the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select two hundred and fourteen (214) students. The instruments used for data collections in the study were Students Course of Choice and Placement Questionnaire (SCCPQ) and Proforma designed by the researchers. SCCPQ was used to collect data on course applied, course admitted, schools and students gender. Data on students’ academic performance (CGPA) was collected using proforma from students’ examinations and records office of the College. The data collected was analysed using chi-square, and the result revealed that there was no significant relationship between students’ choice and academic performance. The results also revealed that there was significant relationship between students’ schools and academic performance in Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri. It was therefore concluded that there was significant relationship between students’ schools and academic performance in Kashim Ibrahim College Education, Maiduguri. Based the findings it was recommended that placement of students into different field of study should continue based on specific criteria in the colleges of education. Placement tests should also be conducted in all colleges of education to assist placement committees to appropriately place students into various departments.