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Prof. Adamu Kyuka USMAN – Chairman

Prof. Adamu Kyuka USMAN – Chairman

Arc Sonny S. T. Echono – Perm. Sec. FME

Arc Sonny S. T. Echono – Perm. Sec. FME


Arc. Echono was born on 16th December, 1962 in Otukpo in Benue State. He hails from Apa LGA of Benue State. He obtained B.Sc. (Arch.), 1983 and M.Sc. (Arch.), 1985 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, MBA, 2004 from Benue State University, Makurdi and M.Sc. (Project Mgt.), 2011 from the University of Turin, Italy.

Mr. Xavier MaurisEkpo – Rep. FMF

Mr. Xavier MaurisEkpo – Rep. FMF


Born in Akwa Ibom State, he attended the University of Lagos between 1979 – 1982 and 1990 – 1992 where he bagged a B. Sc. (Hons.), Political Science and Master of Public Administration respectively.

Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo – Rep. North East

Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo – Rep. North East


Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.

Comrade Richard Tersoo Mnenga – Rep. North Central

Comrade Richard Tersoo Mnenga – Rep. North Central


Hon. (Barr.) Abayomi Mayegun – Rep. South West

Hon. (Barr.) Abayomi Mayegun – Rep. South West


The member hails from Lagos State and bagged an LL.B (Hons.), 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and B.L, 1988 from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

Dame (Mrs.) Comfort Iheme – Rep. South East

Dame (Mrs.) Comfort Iheme – Rep. South East


She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Hon. Donald Jacob Egberibin – Rep. South South

Hon. Donald Jacob Egberibin – Rep. South South


This member hails from Oporoma, Bayelsa State. He holds a B.Tech. Chemical – Petrochemical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and M.Sc. Project Management for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Sen. AbubakarYar’Adua – Rep. North West

Sen. AbubakarYar’Adua – Rep. North West


He is from Katsina State. He obtained B.A (Hons.) Mass Communication, 1985 from the Bayero University, Kano, MBA, 1995 from Bayero University, Kano, M.Sc Political Science, 1998 from the University of Lagos and M.A International Relations, 2016 from the University of Sussex,U.K.

Dr. Mike Ike Ene – Rep. NUT

Dr. Mike Ike Ene – Rep. NUT


Dr. Mike hails from Obinagu, Udi LGA of Enugu State. He has a B.Sc (Hons.), Mass Communication, 1989 from the Anambra State University of Science and Technology, M.Sc. Educational Planning,1996 from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Ph.D. Educational mgt., 2001 from the University of Philadelphia, USA.

Alh.HarunaDanjuma – Rep. NPTAN

Alh.HarunaDanjuma – Rep. NPTAN


He hails from Kaduna State and holds an HND, 1987 in Local Government Administration from the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.

Sir Christopher Gabriel Hassan – Rep. Special Interest

Sir Christopher Gabriel Hassan – Rep. Special Interest


He hails from Vandeikya in Benue State and obtained a B. Sc. Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976. He further acquired an MPA, 1985 from the University of Calabar, LLB, 1992 from the University of Jos and BL, 1995 from the Law School, Lagos.

Alh. HarunaDanjuma – Rep. Women Group

Alh. HarunaDanjuma – Rep. Women Group


Parcy Osondu Ogueri – Rep. Special Interest II

Parcy Osondu Ogueri – Rep. Special Interest II


He hails from Okata ward of Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo State. He holds a B.A in Communication and Language arts, 2005 from the University of Ibadan and MBA, 2013 in General Management from the University of East London.

Prof. GarbaDahuwa – Executive Secretary, NTI

Prof. GarbaDahuwa – Executive Secretary, NTI


Prof. Bappa-Aliyu Mohammed – Rep. NCCE

Prof. Bappa-Aliyu Mohammed – Rep. NCCE


He hails from Bauchi State and holds a B.Sc (Tech. Edu.), 1979 from the Kent State University, USA, M.Ed. (Voc. Trade and Industry), 1985 from the Kaduna State University and Ph.D (Tech. Edu), 2008 from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

Prof. Abba Haladu – Executive Secretary, NMEC

Prof. Abba Haladu – Executive Secretary, NMEC


Prof. Ismail Junaidu – Rep. NERDC

Prof. Ismail Junaidu – Rep. NERDC


Prof. Ismail hails from Katsina State. He holds a B.A, 1976 from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, M.A, 1981 from the University of York, England and Ph.D, 1987 from the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Prof. Bashir H. Usman – Executive Secretary, NCNE

Prof. Bashir H. Usman – Executive Secretary, NCNE


Prof. Bashir was born in August, 1959 in Gombe State and holds a B.Sc Agriculture (Soil Science), 1982 from the University of Maiduguri. He also hold an M.Sc Soil Chemistry, 1985 from the University of Reading, UK and Ph.D Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Mgt., 1989 from the University of London, UK.

Dr. Hamid Bobboyi – Executive Secretary, UBEC
Dr. Hamid Bobboyi – Executive Secretary, UBEC

Born on 29th July, 1957 in Yola, Adamawa State, Dr. Bobboyi obtainexd his FSLC in 1971 at Fufore Primary School. He proceeded to Government Secondary School, Yola and obtained his WASC in 1975. He got admission into the North East College of Arts and Science, Maiduguri and Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, USA, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history in 1982, followed by a Master’s Degree Ph.D in history of Educational Institutions in 1992.

Associate Professor Bala ZAKARI – Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical)
Associate Professor Bala ZAKARI – Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical)

Associate Professor Bala Zakari was born on 4th May 1966 in Daura Local Government Area, Katsina State. He attended Daura Teachers College and later went to Bayero University, Kano where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education (Adult Education), Second-Class, Upper Honours. He obtained the Master of Education degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and proceeded to the Bayero University (BUK), Kano, Nigeria where he obtained his Doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Planning. His experience in the world of work began in 1991 when he was posted to the Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education in Calabar, Cross River State as part of the National Youth Service Corps scheme from 1991 to 1992. Upon completing the national service, he joined the services of the Katsina State government as an Education Officer in the State Ministry of Education. His keen interest in the educational development of Nigeria motivated his taking up an offer OF appointment with Bayero University, Kano as an Academic Staff member in the Faculty of Education in 1995. He continued his meritorious service to this famous academic community from 1995 to 2020. Dr. Bala Zakari has at three (3) different periods served as a member of the Senate of the Bayero University Kano. Having succeeded in the discharge of the aforementioned core professional duties, he has been saddled other leadership roles within and outside the university Dr Bala Zakari continues to impart his skills to upcoming academics and technocrats in the education sector at various training and capacity building workshops especially those targeting Teacher Professional Development, Quality Assurance, and Education Data Management Processes. Of significant note in this regard is his role as Lead Researcher, DFID project organized by Education Data Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) on Identifying, Recruiting, and Deployment of Effective Teachers in Kano State, 2016-2017. Dr. Zakari is happily married with children. He was appointed UBEC Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical), by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 13th, 2020.

Dr Isiaka Olayinka KOLAWOLE B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D GLP (Harvard), FSE (Oxford) FNIE, FCAI, CMC, MRES, MNIM, M.IoD. – Deputy Executive Secretary (Services)
Dr Isiaka Olayinka KOLAWOLE B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D GLP (Harvard), FSE (Oxford) FNIE, FCAI, CMC, MRES, MNIM, M.IoD. – Deputy Executive Secretary (Services)

Dr Isiaka Olayinka KOLAWOLE was born in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended the famous Ibadan Grammar School between 1974 and 1979. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Economics with Second Class Honours Upper Division from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988. Dr. Kolawole was admitted to the first Department of Economics in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, in 1991 where he graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Economics in 1992. His areas of specialization include Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Petroleum & Energy Economics. In his quest to attain the greatest height in academics, Dr. Kolawole proceeded to the University of Abuja in 2001 and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Political Economy and Development Studies in 2004. His major academic strengths and specialties include Monitoring & Evaluation, Policy Development, Foreign Direct Investments, Impact Assessment, Globalization, and Economic Planning. To consolidate his robust intellectual status, Dr. Olayinka Kolawole went outside the shores of the country to acquire a World Class Professional Certification in Global Leadership at the world’s most prestigious University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA) in 2014. Dr. Kolawole is also an alumnus of the University of Oxford, Said Business School, Egrove Park, Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), where he obtained another Word Class Certificate in Oxford Finance Programme for Senior Executives, in 2015. Dr. Isiaka Kolawole is a Fellow of the Institute of Economists of Nigeria (FNIE), Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI), a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered (MNIM), full member Institute of Directors (M.IoD), and a full member of the Royal Economic Society (MRES), United Kingdom. His Professional core competencies include Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Situation Analysis, Policy Formulation, and Economic Transformation, Corporate Re-structuring, Re-engineering, Turn-around Operations, Funds Management, Project Management, Infrastructure Planning, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Human Capital Development, Capacity Building, Leadership, Administration, Strategic Management, and Impact Assessment. Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawole is happily married with children and his hobbies include reading, traveling, meeting people, and table tennis playing. He is passionate about the Nigerian Project and about the unity and oneness of our great country.

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TSAFE MPS - Zamfara | COMPLETED. | 100%
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JANYAU FULANI PRIMARY SCHOOL - Zamfara | COMPLETED. | 100%
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DANGALADIMA WAZIRI PRIMARY SCHOOL - Zamfara | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - NIZZAMIYA PRIMARY SCHOOL
NIZZAMIYA PRIMARY SCHOOL - Zamfara | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - CENTRAL MODEL PRIMARY SCHOOL YUSUFARI LGA
CENTRAL MODEL PRIMARY SCHOOL YUSUFARI LGA - Yobe | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - BUNI-YADI CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
BUNI-YADI CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL - Yobe | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - DAMAGUN CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, FUNE LGA
DAMAGUN CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, FUNE LGA - Yobe | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - GABA TASHA PRIMARY SCHOOL, FUNE LGA
GABA TASHA PRIMARY SCHOOL, FUNE LGA - Yobe | COMPLETED. | 100%
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GARBAWA PRIMARY SCHOOL, POTISKUM LGA - Yobe | COMPLETED. | 100%
CONSTRUCTION OF A BLOCK OF (2) CLASSROOMS OFFICE/STORE WITH FURNITURE - TAU PRIMARY SCH; ARDO KOLA LGA
TAU PRIMARY SCH; ARDO KOLA LGA - Taraba | COMPLETED. | 100%
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KORKAYE PRIMARY SCHOOL; JALINGO LGA - Taraba | COMPLETED. | 100%
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KUMBO EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL; DONGA LGA - Taraba | COMPLETED. | 100%
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LABANI PRIMARY SCHOOL SILAME LGA - Sokoto | COMPLETED. | 100%
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