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The Governing Board

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Wantaregh Paul Unongo OFR

The Governing Board Chairman
Born on September 26th 1935, Wantaregh Paul Iyorpuu Unongo, Chairman, NERDC Governing Board, belongs to the Kwaghngise-Anure-Abera ancestry, in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. November 1958, young Unongo was employed as an Entries Clerk, by the prestigious Barclays Bank, DCO. Owing to his diligence, hard work and the positive encouragement of his British expatriate Manager, Mr. Naylor, Wantaregh Paul Unongo made rapid progress and attained the enviable rank of Acting sub-Accountant, usually reserved only for Whites, in 1959. His banking job, although very attractive and rewarding at that time, for a young man, his innate desire to pursue Higher Education made him resign this, his very lucrative and enviable job with Barclays Bank, DCO, to further his education. Read more...
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Roseline Yunana Dawudu

Board Member
Mrs. Roseline Yechenu Yunana, born March 23rd, 1963, hails from Karu, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. She had her education and educational qualifications as follows: ECWA Transferred School, Karu, 1969 - 1976 (FSLC); Government Girls' Secondary School, Shendam, Plateau State, 1976 - 1981 (SSCE); Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, 1981 - 1983 (Diploma in Secretarial Studies); Institute of Administration, ABU Zaria, 1987 - 1988 (Diploma in Local Government); A.B.U. Zaria, 1991 - 1992 (Higher Diploma in Local Government); A.B.U. Zaria, 1993 - 1994 (Advanced Diploma in Local Government) and, the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria Togo-Badagry, ASCON 2005 (Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration). Read more...
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Chief Innocent Chinedu Kalu

Board Member
Mr. Innocent Chinedu Kalu was born on the 24th day of September, 1962 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State but hails from Abia State. In his academic pursuit, Mr. Innocent Chinedu Kalu was able to prove his worth by acquiring the following: M.Sc. in Project Management from the University of Woolich, UK (1995-1997); B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State - (1979-1983); WAEC from the Methodist College, Uzuakoli, Abia State - (1974-1979) ; First School Leaving Certificate from St. Joseph Primary School, Abia State - (1970-1974). Read more...
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Chief Kaoli Olatunji Olusanya, MloD

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Chief Kaoli Olatunji Olusanya, MloD was born on 17th July, 1952. His education and educational qualifications include: Talim-Ul-Islam Ahmadiya Primary School, Egbeta, Lagos (1958-65 - FSLC); Lagos Secondary Commercial Academy, Fadeyi, Lagos (1966 - 67) and Ebenezer Grammar School, Ijeda, Ilesha [(1968 - 70) - School Certificate Grade Two]. Read more...
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Alh. (Dr.) Dalhatu Sidi Mamman Assarakawa

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Alh. (Dr.) Dalhatu Sidi Mamman Assarakawa was born on 6th May, 1965 in Sokoto, Sokoto State. In his academic pursuit, Alh. (Dr.) Dalhatu Mamman acquired the following: HND in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Wilsden College of Technology, United Kingdom; 'A' Level from Central London College, United Kingdom. From Nagarta College, Sokoto, Alh. (Dr.) Dalhatu Mamman got his G.C.E / Secondary School Leaving Certificate; and from Yakubu Muazu Model Primary School, Sokoto, he got his Primary School Leaving Certificate. Read more...
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Dr. (Mrs) Chioma C. J. Nwadei

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Dr. (Mrs.) Nwadei Chioma Chukwudumebi Jennifer was born on the 24th of July, 1959. She had her early education at St. James Anglican Church, after which she proceeded to Baptist Girls' High school, all in Agbor, Delta state where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate respectively. She had her National Certificate of Education (NCE) Mathematics & Chemistry from College of Education, Abraka; B.ED (Science) Education from University of Benin; M.Ed. and P.hD Educational Technology respectively from University of Port Harcourt. Read more...
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Prof. ALAKU, Saurayi Patrick ORAME (Ph.D)

Board Member
Alaku, Saurayi Patrick Orame (Ph.D), Professor of English was born on the 15th October, 1957. He attended the following academic institutions with qualifications: Church Religious Instruction (CRI) School Ladi Ende, Nasarawa Eggon (1965) and St. Patrick Primary School Barakin Abdullahi (B.A.D), Lafia, 1966 - 70 (FSLC); St. Joseph's College VOM, Jos, 1971 - 75 (WASC); School of Preliminary Studies, Keffi, 1977 - 78 (IJMB Certificate); University of Jos, Jos, 1978 (B.Ed. English) University of Jos, Jos, 1984 - 86 (M.Ed. Curriculum English); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1993 - 2000 [(Ph.D (TESL)]. Read more...
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Prof. J. A. Afolabi Falola

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Prof. Julius Afolabi Falola was born on the 2nd of February, 1950 and he hails from Tede, Oyo state. He had his Primary education at Modeke Baptist Day shool, Ighogho after which he proceeded to Iganmode Grammar School, Ota where he obtained his West African School Certificate. He later went to Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo where he got Cambridge Higher School Certificate and later proceeded to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan where he obtained B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D both in Geography Read more...
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Prof. Sammani Sani

Board Member
Prof. Sammani Sani was born on 12th January, 1950 at Fagge, Kano. His education and educational qualifications include: Qur’anic School, Maikwaru Islamiyya School of Success (1963 - 67); Government Arabic Teachers College, Gwale (1967 - 71); ABC/ABU, Undergraduate Studies (1972 - 76) and Indiana University, USA where he obtained M.A (1984) and PhD (1988) respectively. Read more...
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Professor Nnadozie Felix Inyama

Board Member
Professor Nnadozie Felix Inyama, born on the 29th day of January 1964 in Itu, Ezinihitte, Mbaise, Imo State. He has great mastery in English Language as proven in his Educational Qualifications thus; B.A. English (Nigeria) - 1974, M.A. English (Sheffield) - 1978, Ph.D English (Sheffield) - 1981.Read more...
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Prof. Harrison Adeniyi

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Professor Harrison Adeniyi, with a PhD in general linguistics from the University of Ibadan, teaches linguistics, Yoruubaa and communication at the Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently the President, Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) and has over 60 published works in both local and international journals and books.
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Professor Abdul-Mumin Sa'ad

Board Member
Professor Abdul-Mumin Sa'ad was born on the 6th of June, 1956. He is a Professor of Sociology (Criminology) in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State but currently on Leave of Absence as Provost at the Federal College of Education, Yola. Read more...
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Principal Izuagie Anselm Adolokpe

Board Member
Principal Izuagie Anselm Adolokpe, the Principal of St. John's Model Secondary School, Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area, Edo State started his academic career at Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School, Auchi, Edo State. He later went to Federal Advanced Teachers' College, Okene, Kogi state where he obtained an NCE in English/Religious studies. His quest for advancement in education took him to University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo state where he obtained combined Honours (Bachelor of Education Degree) in English/Religious studies. Read more...
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Prof. Kabiru Isiyaku OON, Fnae, mni

Board Member
Kabiru Isyaku, a Professor of Education, Bayero University, Kano was born on September 23rd, 1953. He attended various schools and has the following educational qualifications: Islamiya school, Jos and Kudu Central Primary School, Kazaure, Jigawa state, 1961 - 68 (FSLC); School for Arabic Studies, Kano, Kano state, 1969 - 73 (Teachers' Grade II Certificate); Abdullahi Bayero College/Ahmadu Bello University, Kano, Kano state, 1974 - 77 (B.Ed); Bayero University, Kano, 1978 - 80 ( M.Ed Tests and Measurments); Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 1980 - 83 [Doctor of Education, Educational Psychology (Major), Inquiry Methodology and Computer Usage (COMPOSITES)]; West Virginia University, Morgantown W.V., USA, 1987 (Post Doctoral); and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, 1995 (Member of the National Institute). Read more...
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Mr. Olu I. Adenipekun

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Comrade Nwankwo Kelvin Akochi (KSM, JP)

Board Member
Comrade Nwankwo Kelvin Akochi, born on 12th June, 1962, is a native of Acharaukwu Nsokkara, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1975 from Community Primary School, Acharaukwu Nsokkara; WASC (1984) from Ezzaikwo High School, Amuzu; NCE (1989) from Anambra State College of Education, Awka; HND Agric (1989) from Anambra State College of Agriculture, Ikwo; PGD Public Administration (2005) from Imo State University, (IMSU) Owerri; M.P. Admin (2008) from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu; M.Sc HRM (2014) from Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and currently Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D in view. Read more...
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Mr. Gbadega Adedapo

Board Member
Gbadega Adedapo hails from Ifetedo, Osun State, Nigeria. He had his first degree in Computer Science from Ogun State University Ago-Iwoye now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He has various Professional Certifications which include but not limited to: Read more...
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Prof. Ismail Junaidu

The Executive Secretary / Board Secretary
Prof. Ismail Junaidu is the Executive Secretary. He was born on the 3rd of June, 1953 in katsina, katsina State. He holds the following qualifications: Ph.D (Linguistics) 1987, from Indiana University, U.S.A.; M.A (language), 1981, University of York, England and B.A. (Hausa) 1976, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Read more...










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