President Muhammadu Buhari sacked 17 heads of certain agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.
The agencies includes JAMB, UBEC, NECO, TETFUND and 12 others.
The President immediately replaced them with new appointees.
The news was made public by a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Education.
The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education with effect from Monday, August 01, 2016.
“The new 17 new appointees are:
National Universities Commission (NUC) – Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed
Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration – Prof, Mrs. Lilian Salami
Universal Basic Education Commission – Dr. Hameed Bobboyi
National library of Nigeria – Prof Lanre Aina
National Examinations Council – Prof Charles Uwakwe
National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal education – Prof Abba Haladu
Nomadic Education Commission – Prof Bashir Usman
National Business and technical Examinations Board – Prof Isioma Isiugo-Abanihe
Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria – Prof Sunday Josiah Ajiboye
Computer Registration Council of Nigeria – Afolabi Aderinto
National Commission for Colleges of Education – Prof Bappah Aliyu
Tertiary Education Trust Fund – Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa
National Teachers Institute – Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare
Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria(LRCN)- Prof Michael Afolabi
National Mathematical Centre – Prof Steven Ejugwu Onah
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB – Prof Ishaq Oloyede
National Institute of Nigerian Languages – Prof Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche.
All newly appointed heads of agencies were “Invited to a meeting with the Minister on Tuesday (today) in Abuja.”
Top on the list of the appointees is the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who is now JAMB Registrar.
While other agencies had new heads appointment, the National Univerisity Commission was only replaced with an Executive Secretary
NUC’s former boss, Prof. Julius Okojie completed his two-term tenure last week.