President Buhari Rejigs Education Agencies, Sacks JAMB, NECO Bosses

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has announced sweeping changes in the Ministry of Education with the replacement of 17 Chief Executives of parastatals and agencies under the Ministry.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday evening by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the Education Ministry, Ben Bem Goong.

The statement said four Chief Executives whose tenures were yet to elapse were retained, while others including the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde were relieved of their appointments.

The former JAMB boss was replaced by Ishaq Oloyede, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin.

The 17 agencies affected and their new Chief Executives include: Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration, Lilian Salami; National Examinations Council, Charles Uwakwe; National Universities Commission, Abubakar Rasheed; Nomadic Education Commission, Bashir Usman; and National Library of Nigeria, Lanre Aina.



    Others are National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, Abba Aladu; Universal Basic Education, Hameed Bobboyi; National Commission for Colleges of Education, Bappah Aliyu; Computer Registration Council of Nigeria, Afolabi Aderint; National Business and Technical Examinations Board, Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe; and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Sunday Ajiboye.

    The new appointees also included Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Abdullahi Baffa; National Mathematical Centre, Steven Onah; Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria, Michael Afolabi and National Teachers Institute, Garba Azare.

    Newly Appointed Agencies/Parastatals
    Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed National Universities Commission (NUC)
    Mrs. Lilian Salami Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration
    Dr. Hameed Bobboyi Universal Basic Education
    Prof Lanre Aina National Library of Nigeria
    Prof Charles Uwakwe National Examinations Council
    Prof Abba Aladu National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult, and Non-Formal Education
    Prof Bashir Usman Nomadic Education Commission
    Prof Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe National Business and technical Examinations Board
    Prof Sunday Josiah Ajiboye Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
    Afolabi Aderinto Computer Registration Council of Nigeria
    Prof Bappah Aliyu National Commission for Colleges of Education
    Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa Tertiary Education Trust Fund
    Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare National Teachers Institute
    Prof Michael Afolabi Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
    Prof Steven Ejugwu Onah National Mathematical Centre
    Prof Ishaq Oloyede Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB
    Prof Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche National Institute of Nigerian Languages

    Those retained included the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council, Samaila Junaidu; Nigerian French Language Village, Rauf Adebisi; National Board for Technical Education, Mas’ud Kazaure and National Arabic Language Village, Muhammad Mu’az.

    The appointments took effect from Monday, August 1 and the new appointees are expected to report at the office of the Education Minister on Tuesday, August 02, for inauguration.

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