Names of Ministers for Education in Nigeria from 1957 till Present

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The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education is one of the Federal ministries in Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Education mission is to use education as a tool for fostering the development of  all the citizens of Nigeria to their full potentials, in the promotion of a strong, democratic, egalitarian, prosperous, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God.

 

 

 

The Federal Ministry of Education performs the following functions:

(a)  Formulation of national policy on education.

(b) Collecting and gathering of data for educational, planning and financing purposes.

(c) Maintaining of uniformity in the standards of education throughout the nation’s.

(d) Coming up with curricula and syllabuses at the national level with the contributions of other concerned bodies.

(e) Through the instrumentality of the National Council on Education, this ministry harmonize educational policies and procedures for all states in Nigeria and host of other related functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Are The Pasts and Present Nigeria Ministers of Education:

 

 

1.

Aja Nwachukwu

1957 – 1964

 

2.

Richard Akinjide

1964 – 1966

 

3.

S. S. Waniko

Jan. 1966 – Jul. 1966

 (Permanent  Secretary)

 

4.

Wenike Briggs

1967 -1971

 

5.

A.Y. Eke

1971-1975

 

6.

Lt. Col. Ahmadu Ali

Aug. 1975 – 1978

 

7.

Dr. Garrick B. Leton

Military Officer

1978 – 1979

 

8.

Ihechukwu C. Madubuike

Dec. 1978 –  Feb. 1982

 

Bilyamin Usman Hadejia

State

 

 

9.

Sylvester Ugoh

Feb. 1982 – Oct. 1983

 

10.

Sunday Afolabi

Oct. 1983 – Dec. 1983

 

11.

Yarima Ibrahim Abdullahi

1984 – Aug. 1985

 

12.

Professor Jubril Aminu

1985 – 1989

 

13.

Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa

1984 – 1992

 

14.

Ibrahim Imogie

1993 – Nov. 1993

 

15.

Alhaji Dongodaji

Jan. 1993 – Jan. 1994

 

16.

Iyorcha Ayu

Jan. 1994 – Feb. 1995

17.

Alhaji Wada Nas

Jan. 1995 – Feb. 1995

 

18.

Alhaji Muhammed Tukur Liman

Feb. 1995 – Dec. 1997

 

19.

Iyabo Veronica Anisulowo

Feb. 1997 – Dec. 1997

 

20.

Alhaji Dauda Birma

Dec. 1997 – June 1998

Dr. Rose Nkechi Achunine

Dec. 1997 – June 1998

State

 

21.

Dr. Olaiya Oni

Aug. 1998 – May 1999

 

Alhaji Salad Saadu

State

 

22.

Professor Tunde Adeniran

June 1999 – Jan. 2001

Lawal Batagarawa

State

 

 

23.

Professor Babalola Borishade

Feb. 2001 – June 2003

 

Alhaji Bello Usman

Feb. 2001 – June 2003

State

 

24.

Fabian Osuji

July 2003 – Feb. 2005

Bintu Ibrahim Musa

July 2003 – June 2005

State

 

 

25.

Professor Chinwe Obaji

June 2005 – June 2006

 

26.

Dr. Obiageli Oby Ezekwezeli

June 2006 – April 2007

 

Maryam Ciroma

2005 – 2006

State

 

 Grace Ogwuche

Feb. 2006 – June 2006

State

 

27.

Dr. Sayyadi Abba Ruma

June 2006 – April 2007

 

Halima Eyitayo Alao

July 2006 – June 2007

State

 

Dr. Adewumi Ibitoye

June 2006 – May 2007

State

 

28.

Dr. Igwe Aja Nwachukwu

June 2007 – Oct. 2008

 

Adewumi Ibitoye

June 2007 – Dec. 2008

State

 

29.

Agada Anthony Jerry

July 2007 – Oct. 2008

State

 

30.

Sam Egwu

Dec. 2008 – Mar. 2010

 

Ashiatu Jubril Dukku

July 2007 – Mar. 2010

State

 

31.

Professor Ruquayyah Ahmed Abdullahi

Kenneth Gbagi

State

May 2010 – Sept. 2013

32.

Professor Viola Owuliri

Oct. 2014 – May 2015

Nyesom Wike

July 2011 – Oct. 2014

State

 

 

33.

Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau

July 2014 – May 2014.

 

 

34.

Adamu Adamu

2015 till date

 

Anthony Onwuka

2015 – 2019

State

 

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

2019 till date

State

 

 

 

 

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