Buhari President sweeps Ministry of Education, sacks JAMB registrar, 16 others

Buhari has appointed 17 new Chief Executive Officers and they are expected to resume at their posts immediately.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, August 1, has sacked 17 Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education, Vanguard reports.

The President, without further delay, has appointed 17 new Chief Executive Officers in replacement. The new appointees will oversee various parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.

According to a statement issued in Abuja by the Deputy Director (Press), of the ministry, Mr. Benjamin Bem Goong, the appointments took effect from Monday.

The appointments are: the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed; Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) Prof. Mrs. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), Dr. Hameed Bobboyi; National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Prof. Lanre O. Aina; and National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Charles Uwakwe.

Others are National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education (NCMLA&NE) , Prof. Abba Haladu; Nomadic Education Commission (NEC). Prof. Bashir H. Usman; National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Sunday Josiah Ajiboye; Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Afolabi N. Aderinto; National Commission For Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappah Aliyu; and Tertiary Education Tax Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa.

The rest are: National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare; Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Prof. Michael Afolabi; National Mathematical Centre, Sheda (NMC), Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olarenwaju Oloyode; and National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche.

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However, four Chief Executive Officers retained their positions - Prof Samaila Junaidu of Nigeria Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC); Prof Raauf Adebisi, Nigerian French Language Village Badagry, (NFLV) ; Dr Mas’ud A. Kazaure, National Board For Technical Education (NBTE) ; and Prof Muhammad Mu’az of the National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno State (NALV).

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