The Nigerian president, President Muhammadu Buhari wind of change has blow into the Educational sector, and yes, there is a huge change of power and authority.
Breaking news reaching our news desk today, disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria, has officially approved the appointments of 17 new chief executives, who will be heading some parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.
According to an official statement which was released from the ministry this Monday evening, disclosed that the appointment was with immediate effect.
Some of the agencies which were affected by this change includes the;
- Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,
- Universal Basic Education Commission,
- National Universities Commission.
- National Library of Nigeria
- National Examinations Council
- Nomadic Education Commission, among others.
All interested persons should take note that the appointees are as follows;
- Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, NUC;
- Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, UBE;
- Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB;
- Prof. Charles Uwakwe, NECO;
- Prof. Lilian Salami, Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration;
- Prof. Lanre Aina, National Library of Nigeria;
- Prof. Abba Haladu, 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 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
- Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, National Teachers Institute.
Other important appointments also includes:
- Prof. Michael Afolabi as the new head of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria;
- Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah, National Mathematical Centre;
- Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche, National Institute of Nigerian Languages.
We were also informed that President Buhari didn’t sack all the workers, but retained some chief executives.
The chief executives which were retain includes:
- 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;
- Prof. Muhammad Mu’az, National Arabic Language Village.
What is the Reason for the Change?
Apart from the slogan which brought the president into Power, (slogan is: Change) the new changes have really shaken the educational sector to it’s core, as some of the biggest chief executives were removed from seat.
For those who are not aware, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has a large part of attention in the whole controversy surrounding 2016 admision into tertiary institutions in the country. JAMB sent out the 2016 list of admitted students to various Universities and just yesterday, the board withdrew the admission list from universities and other institutions without giving the next line of action. We guess this was the handiwork of the change of power from previous jamb registrar, Dibu Ojerinde to the new boss, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede.
What You Need to Know About NEW Jamb Registrar
The newly appointed Jamb registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede was the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, from October, 2007 and was also the Chairman Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) from 2011 to 2012. He was until January, 2011, the president of Association of African universities (AAU). Prof. Oloyede have received several accolades for his good work towards the enhancement of Nigeria educational sector.
Other wonderful and highly privileged positions held by Prof. Is-haq Oloyede are as follows:
Prof. Oloyede served as the board of many reputable university organisations. He was the Chairman, Committee of Directors of Academic planning in Nigerian Universities – 2002 to 2004.
The newly appointed Jamb registrar was until his voluntary resignation in 2011, the President of the Association of African Universities (a position he relinquished to pave way for another Nigerian-the immediate vice-chancellor of NOUN)- to assume office as the CEO/Secretary General of the association.
From all indications and from what we have seen of The University of Ilorin (unilorin) Professor Oloyede has the requirements for a great registrar. But will he be able to fill this position admirable?
Can he steer this ship without destroying the hopes of Millions of Students in Nigeria?
ONLY Time will tell.