President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the boards of 19 parastatal agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.
According to a release signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Chinenye Ihuoma and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), members of the board will run for a period of four years in the first instance.
Ms. Ihuoma said the President took into cognizance provisions of the respective legislation with respect to composition, competence, credibility, integrity, federal character and geo-political spread.
The Boards, consisting of the Chairmen and Members, will be inaugurated on a date to be announced soon.
The new board appointees are Prof. Ayo Banjo, National Universities commission (NUC); Chief Emeka Nwajiuba, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund); Dr. Ekaete Obon Okon, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration; Dr. Mahmud Mohammed; Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Prof. Zainab Alkali, National Library of Nigeria (NLN) and Abubakar Saddiq, National Examination Council, NECO, Gidado Akko, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, NMEC; Gidado Tahir, National Commission for Nomadic Education, NCNE; and Leonard Karshima, National Business and Technical Education, NABTEB.
Others are O. Oladusi, Nigerian Arabic Language Village, NALV,
Adamu Baikie, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN; Maigari Dingyadi, National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE; and Kaka Yale, National Teachers’ Institute, NTI; Buba Bajoga, National Mathematical Centre, NMC; Emmanuel Ndukwe, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB; and N. N. Nnabuchi, National Institute of Nigerian Languages, NINLAN.
The rest are Paul Unongo, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC; Saliba Mukoro, Nigerian French Language Village, NFLV and Modupe Adelabu, National Board for Technical Education, NBTE.