Parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education and their heads


The Federal Ministry of Education is the primary government institution that manages the education sector in Nigeria at the federal level. It is headed by the Minister of Education who is assisted by various constituent units under the ministry called departments, units and parastatals.

These federal agencies largely stand as regulatory bodies for whichever aspect of the education sector they cover. In a few cases, the roles of some are separate, yet interwoven. However, they were established by the Nigerian government to provide opportunities for education to all citizens.

Parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education and their heads

In this post, presents you the list of parastatals under the education ministry, their years of establishment, addresses, and current heads.

S/N Parastatal Year Established Address Current Head
1. Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) 2004 7, Gwani Street, Wuse Zone 4 P.M.B. 5084, Abuja Dr Hamid Bobboyi
2. Teachers’ Registration Commission of Nigeria (TRCN) 1993 Plot 567 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye
3. National Mathematical Centre (NMC) 1988 Kaduna-Lokoja Road, Sheda-Kwali P.M.B. 118 Garki Abuja. Professor Stephen Ejugwu Onah
4. Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 1978 Suleja Road, Bwari, P.M.B. 189, Abuja Professor Ishaq Oloyede
5. National Examinations Council (NECO) 2000 Kilometer 8, Bida Road, Minna Niger State Mr Abubakar Gana
6. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) 2011 Plot 433 Cadastral

Zone, A6 Zambezi Crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama Abuja

Professor Elias Bogoro
7. National Library of Nigeria (NLN) 1964 Sanusi Dantata house Plot 274 Central Business District P.M.B. 1 Garki Abuja. Professor Lanre Aina
8. Librarians’ Registration Council Of Nigeria (LRCN) 1995 8, Zambezi Crescent, Wuse, Abuja Professor Michael Afolabi
9. National Universities Commission (NUC) 1962 Aja Nwachukwu House, No 26 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama district, P.M.B. 237, Garki, Abuja. Professor Abubakar Rasheed
10. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) 1983 14/16 Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island Lagos. Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu
11. Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) 1991 P.M.B. 1011 Ajara Badagry, Lagos Professor Rauf Adebisi
12. Nigeria Arabic Language Village (NALV) 1992 P.M.B. 2002 Maiduguri P.O. Box 38 Gamboru/Ngala, Borno State Professor Muhammad Mu’az
13. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) 1992 Ilaje Road off Ondo-Ore Road. P.M.B. 562 Ondo, Ondo State Professor Lillian Salami
14. Nigerian Educational Planning and Research Development Centre (NERDC) 1988 Km 135, Lokoja-Kaduna Road, Sheda, Abuja Professor Ismail Junaidu
15. National Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education Commission (NMEC) 1990 1641, Bade Close, Off Ubiaja Crescent, PMB 295 Garki, Abuja Professor Abba Aladu
16. National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) 1977 Plot ‘B’ Bida Road, Sabon Gari, P.M.B. 2239 Kaduna. Dr Masa’udu A. Kazaure
17. National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) 1992 Ikpoba-hill P.M.B. 1747 Benin City, Edo State. Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe
18. National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) 1976 KM 5 Kaduna-Zaria Expressway, Rigachiku P.M.B. 2191 Kaduna. Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare
19. National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) 1989 8299, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja Professor Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu
20. National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) 1989 9 Kashim Ibrahim Road, P.M.B.2243 Kaduna Professor Bashir Usman
21.  Computer (Professionals) Registration Council of Nigeria (CRCN) 1993 3b, Jaiyesimi Olumoroti Street, Gbagada GRA Phase  II, Gbagada, Lagos State Professor Vincent Asor
22 National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) 1993 Akpaa, Ovom Community, along Opobo Azumini Road, Ogbor Hill, P.M.B. 7078 Aba, Abia State Professor Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche
23. National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies 1960 Kaduna-Zaria Expressway, Rigachikun, Kaduna Professor Muhammad Abdullahi

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post categorised the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as one of the parastatals under the Ministry of Education. While it is operating under the ministry in Nigeria, it is not regarded as one of its agencies.

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