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JAMB Registrar Writes Letter To Universities Before Being Sacked [Details]

President Buhari Fires 17 Chief Executives In Education Sector

It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari has fired about 17 chief executives of agencies in the educational sector.

On Monday, August 1, the president approved the appointment of 17 new chief executives of various parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education.

Premium Times reported that the new appointees are Abubakar Rasheed (National Universities Commission); Lilian Salami (Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration); Hameed Boboyi (Universal Basic Education Board); Lanre Aina (National Library of Nigeria);

Charles Uwakwe (National Examinations Council); Abba Haladu (National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education); Bashir Usman (Nomadic Education Commission); and Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe (National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).

Others are: Sunday Ajiboye (Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria); Afolabi Aderinto (Computer Registration Council of Nigeria); Bappah Aliyu (National Commission For Colleges of Education); Abdullahi Bichi Baffa (Tertiary Education Tax Fund); Garba Dahuwa Azare (National Teachers Institute); and Michael Afolabi (Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria).

Also appointed are Steven Ejugwu Onah (National Mathematical Centre, Sheda); Ishaq Oloyede (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board); and Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche (National Institute of Nigerian Languages). A statement by a deputy director in the ministry, Benjamim Goong, said the new chief executives had been invited to meet with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday, August 2.

Letter From Previous JAMB Boss to Universities Before Sack

A letter from the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board JAMB to VCs, Rectors, Provosts of tertiary institution over the withdrawal of the admission consideration lists was made public by JAMB.

See a picture of the letter here:


See contents of the letter below:

RE: Conflicting Guidelines on 2016 Admissions

Dear VCs, Rectors, Provosts,

This is to bring to the notice of all Chief Executives of the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions that JAMB has withdrawn the second lists of candidates sent to your various institutions for screening.

The lists have been withdrawn from JAMB website for candidates’ view.

You are to conduct the admission screening process and comply with the benchmark as well as distribution criterion set according to the Federal Government directives.
The Board regrets any inconveniences the lists have caused the tertiary institutions.

Please accept the assurances of the Board


Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, OON
Registrar/Chief Executive
Cc: Honourable Minster of Education


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