By Laide Akinboade-Oriere
ABUJA— The Federal Government has appointed 17 new chief executive officers to oversee various parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. A statement by Deputy Director (Press) of the ministry, Mr. Benjamin Bem Goong, in Abuja, yesterday, indicated that the appointments took effect from, yesterday.
The appointments were for: the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed; Nigerian Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Prof. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Dr. Hameed Bobboyi; National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Prof. Lanre Aina; and National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Charles Uwakwe.
Others were:National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NCMLA&NE), Prof. Abba Haladu; Nomadic Education Commission (NEC), Prof. Bashir Usman; National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Sunday Ajiboye; Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CRCN), Afolabi Aderinto; National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappah Aliyu; and Tertiary Education Tax Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa.
The rest were: National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare; Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Prof. Michael Afolabi; National Mathematical Centre, Sheda (NMC), Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olarenwaju Oloyode; and National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche.
The following four Chief Executive Officers retained their positions. They are : Prof Samaila Junaidu of Nigeria Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC); Prof. Raauf Adebisi, Nigerian French Language Village Badagry, (NFLV); Dr Mas’ud A. Kazaure, National Board For Technical Education (NBTE); and Prof Muhammad Mu’az of National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno State (NALV).