President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of 17 heads of agencies under the Ministry of Education and retained four.
The appointments were contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mr. Ben Bem Goong.
He said the appointments were with effect from Monday, August 1, 2016.
Those appointed include: Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, National Universities Commission (NUC); Prof. Lilian Salami, Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA); Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC); Prof. Lanre O. Aina, National Library of Nigeria (NLN); Prof. Charles Uwakwe, National Examinations Council (NECO); Prof. Abba Haladu, National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education (NCMLA&NE); Prof. Bashir H. Usman, Nomadic Education Commission (NEC) and Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).
Others are: Prof. Sunday Josiah Ajiboye, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Afolabi N. Aderinto, Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN); Prof. Bappah Aliyu, National Commission For Colleges of Education (NCCE); Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund); Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, National Teachers Institute (NTI); Prof. Michael Afolabi, Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN); Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah, National Mathematical Centre, Sheda (NMC); Prof. Ishaq Olarenwaju Oloyode, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche, National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN).
The statement said Dr Mas’ud A. Kazaure of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Samaila Junaidu of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Prof Raauf Adebisi of the Nigerian French Language Village Badagry, (NFLV) and Prof Muhammad Mu’az of the National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno State (NALV) were to retain their respective positions.
The new chief executives will meet the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu in his office today by noon.