Former Education minister Agada dies at 68

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A former minister of State for Education, Professor Jerry Agada, has died at the age of 68.

According to family sources, Agada died today, 22nd December at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi after a brief illness.

He was hospitalised for over one week before he passed on.

He served as the Chairman of Benue State Civil Service Commission until his death.

Late Agada also served as the deputy education minister under the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua–led government between 2007 and 2010.

Born on 11th November 1952 at Orokam in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue state, Agada started his educational journey at Joseph’s Primary School, Orokam, Benue State from 1959 to 1965 and to St. Francis Secondary School, Otukpo Benue State between 1966 and 1970.

He proceeded to Kaduna Polytechnic, C.A.B.S Kaduna state in 1971 and after graduating from there in 1973 he attended the National Technical Teachers College, Yaba, Lagos state between 1973 and 1974 for the Technical Teacher’s Certificate in Commerce.

He studied at the University of Exeter (MARJONS), Plymouth, the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1981 where he obtained a Bachelor of Education (English) and then obtained a Master of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in Scotland in 1984 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Sector Management from the Post Graduate School, Staton University, Tampa, Florida, United States in 2003.

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He was also at the University pf Birmingham, School of Public Policy in October 2003 for the Certificate in Management Contracting & Partnership for Service Delivery.

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