Federal Ministry of Education

Federation Ministry of Education,
Federal Secretariat,PHASE III,
Website: www.education.gov.ng

Hon. Mal. Adamu Adamu

Honourable Minister of Education

Mallam Adamu Adamu was born in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
He attended Government Secondary School Azare between He obtained his B.Sc Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and also has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He started his working career as an accountant before joining the New Nigerian Newspapers as a Special Correspondent and Member, Editorial Board. He rose to become the Deputy Editor of the Daily Newspaper.
Between 2000 and 2001, he was Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF; Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and Member/Secretary, Strategy Committee of the APC Presidential Transition Committee. Adamu Adamu is fluent in Arabic, Persian and French.

Minister of State for Education Anthony Onwuka
Born in 1951, Professor Anthony Gozie Anwukah hails from Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. Prof. Gozie studied English Language and Literature at the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (1970-1974). He obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Planning at the University of Portland, Oregon, USA in 1975 and bagged a Doctorate Degree in General Curriculum, System Analysis and Social Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA in 1977.
He was a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri and consultant to the National Teachers Institute, Kaduna from 1983-1989. He became a Professor of Education in 1989 at the Imo State University (now Abia State University, Uturu) and was later appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University.
He is a recipient of professional laurels and fellowships of professional associations in Nigeria and the United States.

To become an economy model, delivering sound education for public good.

To use education as a tool for fostering development of all Nigerian citizens to their full potential in the promotion of a strong, democratic, egalitarian, prosperous, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God.


  • Formulate and coordinate a national policy on education Collect and collate data for purposes of Educational Planning and Financing.
  • Prescribe and maintain uniform standards of education throughout the country.
  • Control and monitor the quality of education in the country.
  • Harmonize educational policies and procedures of all the States of the Federation through the instrumentality of the National Council on Education.
  • Effect cooperation in educational matters on an international scale.
  • Develop curricula and syllabuses at the national level.

Parastatals/Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education

1. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)
2. Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB)
3. National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM)
4. National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)
5. National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB)
6. National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE)
7. National Commission for Mass Literacy (NCME)
8. National Commission for Nomadic Education
9. NAtional Examination Council (NECO)
10. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NEIPA)
11. National Institute for Nigeria Languages (NINL)
12. National Library of Nigeria (NLN)
13. National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
14. Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV)
15. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
16. Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)
17. West African Examination Council (WAEC)
18. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
19. National Primary Education Commission (NPEC)
20. National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)
21. National Universities Commission (NUC)
22. Nigeria Arabic Language Village (NALV)
23. Nigeria Education Bank (NEB)
24. Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)