President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked 17 chief executives of parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education and approved their replacements.
Proffessor Ishaq Oloyede now takes charge of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB –replacing Proffesor. Dibu Ojerinde.
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Education says the appointments took effect from yesterday.
Among the 17 agencies affected and the new chief executives are: National Universities Commission (NUC) – now headed by Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Nigerian Institute for Education planning and administration – Professor, Mrs. Lilian Salami and Universal Basic Education– Dr. Hameed Bobboyi.
The education sector has witnessed dwindling developent under succesive governments. It has been a case of policy summersault, which of course has affected the quality of education in the country.
Professor Julius Okojie took over from Professor Okebukola to direct the affairs of NUC. Dibu Ojerinde was the Executive Secretary of NECO before the government redeployed him to head JAMB.
JAMB will now be headed by Ishaq Oloyede, the former Vice Chancellor, Univeristy of Ilorin.