StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah ©
The
Longest
Serving
Minister of
Education
(Between 1999 & 2013)
Education, remain the life-blood driving the
development of People, Nation and the World.
This is why we find a perfect co...
Similarly, governments with great foresight appoint
Educated (not necessarily schooled) individuals
who have demonstrated ...
1999
2013
14 Years
3 Presidents
9 Ministers
10 Minister of State
The Presidents
Olusegun Obasanjo
(1999 – 2007)
5 Ministers
Umaru Yar'adua
(2007 – 2010)
2 Ministers
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan
...
The Ministers
Prof. Tunde Adeniran
Born in Ekiti State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, in 1945. A Political
Scientist and a ...
The Ministers
Prof. Babalola Borishade
Earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronics from the University of Ife
in Nigeria, ...
The Ministers
Prof. Fabian Osuji
He has B.Sc. Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1967); Ph.D,
University of Ibadan (1...
The Ministers
Senator Liyel Imoke and Mrs. Halima Alao
both spent short periods, before Mrs.
Chinwe Obaji was appointed in...
The Ministers
Dr. Chinwe Obaji
Chinwe Obaji is a higher education lecturer, teacher and
education administrator. From 1980...
The Ministers
Obiageli Ezekwesili
Obiageli Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant. She
was a co-founder of Transpar...
The Ministers
Dr. Igwe Nwachukwu
Igwe Aja-Nwachuku (born March 31, 1952), graduated
from the university of Ibadan with a B...
The Ministers
Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu
Sam Ominyi Egwu (born 20 June 1954), graduated with a
degree in Agriculture. Masters of ...
The Ministers
Prof. Ruqqayat Rufai
Professor Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i (born c. 1958), She
obtained a B.Ed in History at the B...
Education Ministers & Tenure
Minister Tenure Start End
Ruqqayat Rufai 3yrs 5mth Apr 2010 Sept 2013
Sam Egwu 1yr 3mth Dec 2...
ASUU Strike, Minister & President
Year months Minister -in-Charge President
1999 3 Adeniran Obasanjo
2001 6 Borishade Obas...
ASUU Strike, Minister & President
Obasanjo Yar’adua Jonathan
Adeniran
Borishade
Borishade
Ezekwesili
Nwachukwu
Egwu
Ruqqay...
In order to truly experience real change and an
end-to-end implementation of educational policies
and roadmaps, there is n...
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  1. 1. StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah © The Longest Serving Minister of Education (Between 1999 & 2013)
  2. 2. Education, remain the life-blood driving the development of People, Nation and the World. This is why we find a perfect correlation between the level of development of the aforementioned with the level of Education. Because of its importance, it can therefore not be taken for granted. Countries who understood this have invested massively in ensuring their Citizens have the opportunity to be educated. They have institutionalised Education and taken it to another level such that it has become a critical element of Governance.
  3. 3. Similarly, governments with great foresight appoint Educated (not necessarily schooled) individuals who have demonstrated a level of personal and private commitment to Education to lead the Portfolio in their Cabinet. Given all the necessary support, the Education Ministry is responsibile for the recruitment and production of great minds for the development of the Nation. If a nation is Under-developed, check how stable the Education system of that Nation is. This presentation is about the Ministry/Minister of Education between 1999 and 2013, their tenure in office, the governing President, ASUU Strike, etc.
  4. 4. 1999 2013 14 Years 3 Presidents 9 Ministers 10 Minister of State
  5. 5. The Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (1999 – 2007) 5 Ministers Umaru Yar'adua (2007 – 2010) 2 Ministers Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (2010 – till date) 1 Minister*
  6. 6. The Ministers Prof. Tunde Adeniran Born in Ekiti State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, in 1945. A Political Scientist and a product of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Columbia University in the city of New York, U.S.A. He was a staff of the United Nations Organization in the mid-seventies and taught in some American Universities before he took up appointment at the University of Ibadan where he worked for twenty years before he retired to go into Politics in 1998. June 1999 - Jan 2001  Made success of the Universal Basic Education scheme  Got Prof. Pai Obanya appointed the first Coordinator of the scheme  Came out with a policy banning satellite campuses  Abolished the discretional list in the admission pattern of universities  Laid the foundation for the establishment of the NOUN  Sought out and appointed Prof. Michael Omolewa as Ambassador of the Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO 1
  7. 7. The Ministers Prof. Babalola Borishade Earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronics from the University of Ife in Nigeria, and attended Victoria University of Manchester, England, and Texas A&M University in the United States. He also attended the Training Centre for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Borishade is a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers of the United Kingdom and the American Nuclear Society. He was an elected member of the Nigerian Constituent Assembly. Feb 2001- June 2003  Continued with most of Prof. Adeniran’s policies, strengthened the UBE.  Replaced Prof. Obanya with Prof Gidado Tahir  Enforced the ban on satellite campuses and promoted the interest of the NOUN  Faced strike actions with ASUU provoked by the crisis at the University of Ilorin in 2001 among others. 2
  8. 8. The Ministers Prof. Fabian Osuji He has B.Sc. Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1967); Ph.D, University of Ibadan (1973) and Post Doctoral research at Imperial College of Science & Technology, London; with over 35 publications. Prior to his appointment as HME, Professor Osuji served as Imo State Commissioner for information & Social Development (1994-1996), Professor of Applied Biology, St. John’s University, New York (CUNY) USA (1997-1999) and Pro- Chancellor, UNN (2000-2003). July 2003 - Mar2005  He was dismissed by President Olusegun Obasanjo in March 2005 followed his indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly offering N50 million ($400,000) in bribes to the National Assembly to pass an inflated budget. Obasanjo announced the dismissal in a national radio broadcast that implied his guilt.  After extended legal battles, on 1 June 2010 an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja quashed all charges against Prof. Osuji. 3
  9. 9. The Ministers Senator Liyel Imoke and Mrs. Halima Alao both spent short periods, before Mrs. Chinwe Obaji was appointed in June 2005 4 Liyel Imoke March 2005 to June 2005
  10. 10. The Ministers Dr. Chinwe Obaji Chinwe Obaji is a higher education lecturer, teacher and education administrator. From 1980 she was a lecturer and administrator at Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo, Imo State in Nigeria. After about 25 years of service as a lecturer, Chinwe Obaji, was appointed the first Nigerian female Education MinisterJune 2005 - June2006  Tried to resuscitate the Inspectorate Division of the Federal Ministry of Education  Started the one-meal-a-day project in some pilot primary schools across the country  She directed that Universities should administer the Post-UME to candidate students in an effort by bypass the inefficiency of JAMB  In a meeting with NUC, JAMB pegged the Post-UME test fee at N1,000  In April 2006, detailed reforms to the design of the basic education system to ensure that every Nigerian child at least has access to basic education  Set up a system of reprimanding parents who do not register their children for school, and started to recruit 40,000 teachers for rural communities  She was probed by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged corruption  She was appointed Professor of International Education at the Voorhees College in the USA starting in 2007 5
  11. 11. The Ministers Obiageli Ezekwesili Obiageli Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant. She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer Directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. Ezekwesili holds a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, as well as a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University She trained with the firm of Deloitte and Touche and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. June 2006 – Apr 2007  Changed how business was done at the Ministry  Passionately confronted corruption at the Federal Ministry of Education  She put an agenda together for all the levels, defined the problems, goals, and the approach  raised a storm of her own with her proposal to privatize the Unity Schools 6
  12. 12. The Ministers Dr. Igwe Nwachukwu Igwe Aja-Nwachuku (born March 31, 1952), graduated from the university of Ibadan with a B.Sc. in Statistics, holds an MBA Finance, an M.Sc. Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering. June 2007 - Dec 2008  Believed to have lacked proper understanding of the dynamics of the Ministry  Misled by the smart civil servants who wanted to achieve their selfish aims. 7
  13. 13. The Ministers Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu Sam Ominyi Egwu (born 20 June 1954), graduated with a degree in Agriculture. Masters of Science and Ph. D. in Agronomy. He was the former governor of Ebonyi State between May 1999 and May 2007. Dec 2008 – Mar 2010  His stay as education minister was characterized by ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) and other university union strikes. This led to people demanding for his sack.*  Revived some old progressive policies and came up with a Roadmap for Education 8
  14. 14. The Ministers Prof. Ruqqayat Rufai Professor Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i (born c. 1958), She obtained a B.Ed in History at the Bayero University, Kano in 1981, an MA in History from the same university in 1987 and PhD in Education from the West Virginia University, USA in 1991. She was Commissioner for Health under the military regime of General Sani Abacha between 1993 and 1996. She was promoted professor in 2003, and served as Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Jigawa State. Apr 2010 – Sept 2013 She said she was always ashamed when faced with the challenge of low enrollment of the girl-child in Jigawa State, and found it difficult to explain why the state could not enroll more girls in the schools.[2] She banned the use of mobile phones in secondary schools due to their distracting influence 9
  15. 15. Education Ministers & Tenure Minister Tenure Start End Ruqqayat Rufai 3yrs 5mth Apr 2010 Sept 2013 Sam Egwu 1yr 3mth Dec 2008 Mar 2010 Igwe Aja Nwachukwu 1yr 6mth June 2007 Dec 2008 Oby Ezekwesili 10mth June 2006 Apr 2007 Chinwe Obaji 1yr June 2005 June 2006 Liyel Imoke 3mth Mar 2005 June 2005 F. N. C. Osuji 1yr 8mth July 2003 Mar2005 Babalola Borishade 2yrs 4mth Feb 2001 June 2003 Tunde Adeniran 1yr 7mth June 1999 Jan 2001 Only Professor Borishade and Ruqqayat spent over 2years as Minsters
  16. 16. ASUU Strike, Minister & President Year months Minister -in-Charge President 1999 3 Adeniran Obasanjo 2001 6 Borishade Obasanjo 2003 6 Borishade Obasanjo 2007 4 Ezekwesili Obasanjo 2008 0.5 Nwachukwu Yar’adua 2009 5 Egwu Yar’adua 2011 1 Ruqqayat Jonathan 2013 3+ Ruqqayat Jonathan Professor Babalola Borishade as Minister experienced a total of 12months of ASUU Strike
  17. 17. ASUU Strike, Minister & President Obasanjo Yar’adua Jonathan Adeniran Borishade Borishade Ezekwesili Nwachukwu Egwu Ruqqayat ASUU Strike: 1Year 10 Months ASUU Strike: 5 Months 2 Weeks ASUU Strike: 4 Months + 5 Ministers in 8 Years 2 Ministers in 2 Years 1 Ministers in 3 Years +
  18. 18. In order to truly experience real change and an end-to-end implementation of educational policies and roadmaps, there is need for educational governance and stable administrative continuity in leadership at the ministry of education. Ministers and their Minister of States need time to conceive, sift and properly implement Policies that would help drive the education sector. Ministerial role should therefore go beyond political appointment. Beside the passion to make measurable, quantifiable and appreciable progress, Government must also commit to establishing a culture of continuity in leadership.
  19. 19. StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah © Freely share, freely use and freely recognize the source – © Wale Micaiah Data source: Analysis by: Wale Micaiah w. www.statisense.info e: walegate@yahoo.com b: walemicaiah.blog.com m: 08078001800  Wikipedia.com  Education: 10 ministers, 10 years of democracy by Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi  How bad politics killed our education By Pini Jason

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