The Federal Ministry of Education (FME) in Nigeria relies on various organs for it to provide services to the general public. These exist in forms of departments, parastatals and units.
While departments and parastatals under it directly report to whoever is the Minister of Education or the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, as the case may be. There are also units that assist in the administrative efficiency of the ministry.
These units of ministry are
found in different locations within the FME headquarters and its annex in Abuja.
1. Federal Protocol Unit
Following the restructuring of
the ministry and its agencies under the major education sector reform programme,
the protocol unit then under the office of the Honourable Minister was moved to
the general administration division, department of Human Resources Management
to strengthen the Unit for more effective Service Delivery.
(i) Processing the issuance of note verbale and visas of various embassies in Nigeria for Ministers, the Permanent Secretary Education (PSE), Directors and Official of the Ministry and its agencies in liaison with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Assist officials of the Ministry in filling visa forms, booking and appointments
and selecting appropriate dates for interviews on line.
Forwarding requests for SGFs of the head of service approval on behalf of the
Federal Ministry of Education Officers to travel outside the country.
(iv) Liaison with Nigerian Mission abroad to forward the carriers and flight numbers, time of departure and arrival of Minister, PSE and other officials.
(v) Facilitating procurement of
standards official and diplomatic passports for Ministers, PSE and others
officials of the Ministry from Nigeria Immigration Services.
2. Federal Audit Unit
The Federal Audit Unit are
federal resident auditors and the scope of their work is to carry out the post
auditing of all the ministry’s accounting record books.
Federal Audit Unit is
Receiving and examination of all the payment vouchers.
Vote books, Transcripts and Bank reconciliation statement.
Store survey, inspection and auditing of transport unit and inspection and
auditing of Unity schools.
Carrying out of inventory in offices of the Ministry.
Generate reports in the process of carrying out their assignments and brief the
reports to the Permanent Secretary.
The report is submitted to the Auditor General of the Federation, which is
their own parent ministry.
The Press and Public Relations Unit is meant to be proactive in ensuring that publicity of the activities projects and achievements of the Ministry is in tandem with core value of the Ministry of Education.
Its role is to
Maintain, promote and project the good of the Federal Ministry of Education,
its department, Agencies, Chief Executives and principal officers.
Design and implement a comprehensive Communication and Brand strategy that
would further the interest of the Ministry and its agencies with stakeholders
and the Nigerian public.
Design and implement programmes and activities aimed at developing a strong
brand for the Ministry, its agencies and its products.
Maintain constant liaison with local and international media and the public at
large in matters of public communication.
4. Stock Verification Unit
Verification Unit reports directly to the perm sec. it is responsible for a
comprehensive verification of all the stock and purchase of the Ministry with
the main objective of providing a complete and continuous verification of stock
and other moveable properties of the Ministry whether purchased acquired or
Verification Unit has the following responsibilities
A continuous inspection of all government stores (allocated and unallocated),
plant, Vehicles, Vessels, Equipment, Tools both at the Headquarters, Unity
Schools, Parastatals and Federal Inspectorates
Taking and updating of inventory records of furniture, equipment in government
offices, workshops and listing same on form 15 (Furniture Inventory Board)
that only the right qualities of goods are supplied.
(IV) Ensure adherence to
relevant procedures to fast track timely payment for items/services rendered
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