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President Buhari Replaces JAMB Registrar And 16 Other Heads of Agencies



FG has effected sweeping changes in the education sector as it announced the sack of chief executive officers of 17 agencies under the ministry of education.

Replacements for the disengaged parastatal heads were also announced, with all decisions taking immediate effect.

One of the affected agencies is the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) hitherto headed by Professor Dibu Ojerinde as Registrar. Oderinde has now been replaced by Professor Ishaq Oloyede, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin.

A statement issued by the ministry of education concerning the massive shake-up in the education sector as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, listed other affected agencies to include the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Others are the National Library of Nigeria, the National Examinations Council (NECO) and the Nomadic Education Commission (NEC), among others.

The other appointees, according to the statement obtained by the Punch, are: Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, NUC; Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, UBEC; Prof. Charles Uwakwe, NECO; Prof. Lilian Salami, Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration; and Prof. Lanre Aina, National Library of Nigeria.

More appointees in the education sector are: Prof. Abba Haladu, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education; Prof. Bashir Usman, Nomadic Education Commission and Prof. Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe, National Business and Technical Examinations Board.

Others are Prof. Sunday Ajiboye, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria; Afolabi Aderinto, Computer Registration Council of Nigeria; Prof. Bappah Aliyu, the National Commission for Colleges of Education; Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, Tertiary Education Trust Fund and Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, National Teachers Institute.

The federal government also named Prof Michael Afolabi as the new head of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria; Prof Steven Ejugwu Onah, National Mathematical Centre; and Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche, National Institute of Nigerian Languages.

President Buhari however retained some chief executives in the education sector. They include, Prof. Samaila Junaidu, Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council; Prof. Rauf Adebisi, Nigerian French Language Village; Dr. Mas’ud Kazaure, National Board for Technical Education; and Prof. Muhammad Mu’az, National Arabic Language Village.