President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked 17 chief executives officers of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.He has approved the appointment of their replacements just as he retained chief executives of four other agencies in a move many saw as an attempt to sanitise the education sector.
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Education said the appointments are with effect from Monday, August 01, 2016.
The 17 agencies affected and the new Chief Executives are; National Universities Commission (NUC), Â Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration â€“ Pro, Mrs. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education, Dr. Hameed Bobboyi; National Library of Nigeria â€“ Prof Lanre Aina; National Examinations Council, Prof Charles Uwakwe; National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal education , Prof Abba Aladu.
Others include the Nomadic Education Commission, Prof Bashir Usman; National Business and Technical Examinations Board â€“ Prof Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria â€“ Prof Sunday Josiah Ajiboye.
Others are Computer Registration Council of Nigeria â€“ Afolabi Aderinto; National Commission for Colleges of Education â€“ Prof Bappah Aliyu; Tertiary Education Trust Fund â€“ Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa; National Teachers Institute â€“ Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare.
Libarian Registration Council of Nigeria â€“ Prof Michael Afolabi; National Mathematical Centre â€“ Prof Steven Ejugwu Onah; Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB â€“ Prof Ishaq Oloyede; National Institute of Nigerian Languages â€“ Prof Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche
Those retained are; Nigeria Educational Research & Development Council â€“ Prof Samaila Junaidu; Nigerian French Language C\Village â€“ Prof Rauuf Adebisi; National board for technical education â€“ Dr. Masâ€™ud Kazaure; National Arabic language Village â€“ Prof Muhammad Muâ€™az.