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Federal Ministry of Education (Nigeria)

The Federal Ministry of Education is a part of the Federal Ministries of Nigeria that directs education in Nigeria. It is located at Block 5A (8th Floor), Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 146, Garki, Abuja.


President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Adamu Adamu, a well known journalist and loyalist to the president, as the minister for education in November 2015.[1]


Its functions include:

  • Formulating a national policy on education.
  • Collecting and collating data for purposes of educational planning and financing.
  • Maintaining uniform standards of education throughout the country.
  • Controlling the quality of education in the country through the supervisory role of the Inspectorate Services Department within the Ministry.
  • Harmonizing educational policies and procedures of all the states of the federation through the instrumentality of the National Council on Education.
  • Effecting co-operation in educational matters on an international scale.
  • Developing curricula and syllabuses at the national level in conjunction with other bodies.

Parastatal include:

  • National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.
  • National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna.
  • National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Abuja.
  • Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Abuja.
  • National Commission for Nomadic Education, (NCNE), Abuja
  • National Commission for Adult Education Mass Literacy and Non-Formal Education (NMEC), Abuja
  • Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC), Sheda, FCT.
  • Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Bwari, Abuja.
  • West African Examination Council (WAEC), Lagos.
  • National Examination Council (NECO), Minna, State.
  • National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).
  • National Institute for Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), Ondo.
  • National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna.
  • Nigerian Mathematical Centre (NMC), Sheda, FCT.
  • Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV)Badagry, Lagos.
  • Nigerian Arabic Language Village (NALV) Ngala, Borno.
  • National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) Aba, Abia.
  • Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET FUND), Abuja.
  • National Library of (NLN), Abuja.
  • Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Abuja.
  • Computer Professionals Registration Council of (CPN), Lagos.
  • Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jubilation at Education Ministry as Adamu takes over". Nigeria. Retrieved 2015-11-14.

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