BREAKING: Buhari Sacks JAMB Registrar

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The President Muhammadu Buhari led government has wielded the dismissal rod on Chief Executives of 17 parastatals and agencies under the Ministry of Education, including the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Prof Dibu Ojerinde.

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This is contained in a statement issued on Monday night by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the Education Ministry, Ben Bem Goong.

According to The Punch Newspaper, the appointments were with immediate effect, precisely from Monday, August 01, 2016.

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The 17 agencies affected in the mass sack and the new Chief Executives appointed included the National Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed; Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration, Prof, Mrs. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education, Dr. Hameed Bobboyi and National Library of Nigeria, Prof. Lanre Aina.

Also dismissed are National Examinations Council, Prof Charles Uwakwe; National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, Prof Abba Aladu and Nomadic Education Commission, Prof Bashir Usman.

The statement said also appointed are 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 and National Commission for Colleges of Education, Prof Bappah Aliyu.

The new appointees also included Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa; National Teachers Institute, Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare; Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Michael Afolabi; and National Mathematical Centre, Prof Steven Ejugwu Onah.

The Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria,  Prof Ishaq Oloyede has been named Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, while the National Institute of Nigerian Languages has Prof Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche as its CEO.

Those retained included the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council, Prof. Samaila Junaidu; Nigerian French Language C\Village, Prof Rauf Adebisi; National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Mas’ud Kazaure and National Arabic Language Village, Prof. Muhammad Mu’az.

The new appointees are expected to report at the office of the Education Minister on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 by 12:00 noon for inauguration.

Ojerinde ran into trouble with the Minister following the way he handled the ongoing 2016 admission into universities and other tertiary institutions.

Meanwhile, you can also read more on the recent developments from JAMB as regards to admission into Nigerian Universities below:

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READ ALSO: JAMB Issues New Guidelines For 2016/2017 Varsity Admission

READ ALSO:JAMB Issues Admission Modalities Into Federal, State And Private Universities (2016/17)

READ ALSO: JAMB Clarifies On ‘Point System’, Issues Criteria For Admission Into Nigerian Universities

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