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Prof. Tahir Mamman Assumes Office as Education Minister …solicits support for Education Sector


The newly appointed Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman has assumed office following his swearing in by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Prof. Mamman resumed alongside the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu with a call on stakeholders to join hands in growing the education sector.

Speaking while welcoming the new ministers, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. David Andrew Adejo, who was joined by some heads of agencies including the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny S.T Echono, assured them of the support and cooperation of the ministry for effective delivery of services.

In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman stated that what the President and the entire citizenry expect from the ministry is effective service delivery, hence he solicited the support and cooperation of heads of agencies under the ministry, directors and other staff in achieving desired goals.

While expressing the commitment of the President towards tackling problems facing the education sector, he noted that the expectations were huge and called for everyone to be part of the rebuilding process.

Also speaking, Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, stated that it was time to surmount the challenges in the education sector, noting that working together as a team would help in overcoming challenges ahead.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman had served as Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja.

He was also Director-General of the Nigerian Law School from 2005 to 2013 and member Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), amongst others.

He was conferred as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2015.

On his part, the new Honourable Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu was until his appointment, a former member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi State in the House of Representatives.

He has also served as a member of the Board of Management, Federal Medical Centre Katsina, member Board of Management, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, among others.

He is an obstetrician & gynecologist by profession.



Comments (9)

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From sokoto state University sokoto

Please and please sir

We are very proud of tetfund may Allah bless the leaders

Soyinka Kazeem Akanfe

Good day sir, I just want to know when will academic staff training development fund will be distributed to the applicant.

Looking for job please

Salam Alaikum , alhamdulillah May Allah guide you and your family sir, please!!

Congratulations Sir I wish you all the best in discharging your duty

Congratulations Sir I wish you all the best in discharging your duty as a minister of Education in Nigeria, the appointment is deserve you
You we need to see positive charge in our sector

The paradox of our educational system lies in the disparity between our rhetoric and our actions. We proclaim the importance of education, yet fail to provide adequate support to those at its core: teachers. We expect the best and brightest minds to flock to the teaching profession, yet we undervalue their contributions by not compensating them appropriately. In doing so, we inadvertently undermine the very foundation upon which our educational system rests.
Consequently, we find ourselves in a troubling predicament. On one hand, we demand that students respect their teachers and take their education seriously. On the other hand, we fail to cultivate an environment that encourages such reverence and dedication. It becomes an impossible task to instil a sense of value for education in students when the system itself does not uphold its worth.
The repercussions of this negligence are profound and far-reaching. We witness the emergence of a generation ill-equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern world—a generation characterized by mediocrity, entitlement, and a fundamental lack of essential skills. In our haste to assign blame, we often point fingers at teachers, conveniently ignoring the systemic failures that have led us to this point.
To break free from this vicious cycle demands a fundamental shift in our approach to education. It necessitates recognizing the pivotal role that teachers play in shaping the future of our society and accordingly compensating them commensurately. By offering competitive salaries, we not only attract but also retain the best and brightest minds in the field of education. This, in turn, fosters an environment conducive to learning—a place where students can witness first hand the value of education, both in its intrinsic worth and its tangible benefits.
Ultimately, if we are to dismantle the barriers hindering our educational system’s efficacy, we must first address the foundational issue of teacher compensation. Only then can we begin to cultivate a culture that truly values education, paving the way for a generation equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.
(Education Leadership, Learning Strategist, School and Youth Development, Critical Theorist, Entrepreneur)
MA (Ed); P.G. Cert (Dev. Ed. & Global Learning); UK QTS (Science); Adv. Cert. (Sports Sc.); BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

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