Seventeen chief executives of agencies under Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education got the boot Monday. The tenures of some had expired, however, and their replacements named.

A statement signed by a deputy director in the education ministry, Mr Benjamim Goong, said the new chief executives had been invited to meet with the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday.

The appointments:

National Universities Commission – Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed

Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration – Prof. Lilian Salami

Universal Basic Education – Dr. Hameed Bobboyi

National Library of Nigeria – Prof Lanre Aina

National Examinations Council – Prof. Charles Uwakwe

National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education – Prof. Abba Aladu

Nomadic Education Commission – Prof. Bashir Usman

National Business and Technical Examinations Board – Prof. Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria – Prof. Sunday Josiah Ajiboye

Computer Registration Council of Nigeria – Afolabi Aderinto

National Commission for Colleges of Education – Prof. Bappah Aliyu

Tertiary Education Trust Fund – Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa

National Mathematical Centre – Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB – Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

National Institute of Nigerian Languages – Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche

Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria – Prof Michael Afolabi

National Teachers Institute – Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare

Buhari has also approved that the following chief executives to be retained in their respective agencies:

Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council – Prof. Samaila Junaidu

Nigerian French Language Village – Prof Rauf Adebisi

National Board for Technical Education – Dr. Mas’ud Kazaure

National Arabic Language Village – Prof. Muhammad Mu’az.


The appointments take effect from August 1, 2016.



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