The Executive Secretary
Prof. Ismail Junaidu Profile
Professor Ismail Junaidu was Born on 3rd June, 1953 in Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria. He obtained his qualifications in Linguistics and Language: PhD University of Indiana, USA; Master's Degree University of York, England and Bachelor's Degree, ABU, Zaria-Nigeria.
He is a Professor of Linguistics as well as Educator, Educational Administrator, Curriculum Developer, and Educational Policy Facilitator and Designer. He is a member of many scholarly and professional organizations. These include: Member and Member of Council of the International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA); Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) as Member and Immediate Past Regional Chair West Africa; Member Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE); Founding Member Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN); Member Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON); Member Reading Association of Nigerian (RAN) etc.
He held many positions and served in many Committees on national assignments, and international delegations.
He was Special Technical Adviser/Assistant to the Minister of State for Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Director, Curriculum Development Centre, NERDC; Director, Language Development Centre, NERDC; Director, Library and Informatics Centre, NERDC; Member of Council, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria; and Member Governing Boards National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN). Former Visiting Lecturer/ External Examiner and Senior Lecturer of Linguistics at Bayero University, Kano; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and Former Fellow Indiana University, USA. Serves as Member Governing Board, Universal Basic Education Commission; and National Examination Council, Nigeria; and others.
Professor Ismail Junaidu supervised and examined many theses and dissertations. He has many publications to his credit, both domestic and international as journal articles and books he authored or co-authored on various aspects of education, linguistics, Curriculum development, development of textbooks and learning materials, pedagogy, language education, and educational policy matters among others. He attended many domestic and international conferences, seminars and workshops, where he presented papers and academic talks. Domestically, he made scholarly and technical presentations at different academic and policy fora in universities, meetings of the National Council on Education and the most coveted and prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies(NIPSS).
The international conferences and workshops he attended spanned around different countries, sometimes severally, including UK (Cambridge, Oxford and others), USA, Germany, Netherlands, China, Singapore, Israel, Azerbaijan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana and Georgia(Batumi).
He is a recipient of many academic awards and colors as well as administrative and management awards of excellence/merit.
As the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council he injected a new vigor and refocused its activities to face the challenges of 21st century.