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The Executive Secretary
Prof. Ismail Junaidu Profile

  • Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) from 2015 to date.
  • He was born on 3rd June, 1953 in Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria.
  • Professor of Linguistics, Educator, Educational Administrator, Curriculum Developer, Educational Policy Facilitator and Designer, Accomplished Author, Academic and Distinguished Member of Scholarly Organizations.
  • Ph. D Linguistics, Indiana University, USA 1987.
  • Master's Degree (Language) from University of York, England in 1981.
  • Bachelor's Degree (Hausa) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976.
  • Former Director, Curriculum Development Centre, NERDC.
  • Former Director, Language Development Centre, NERDC.
  • Former Director, Library and Informatics Centre, NERDC.
  • Former Special Adviser/Assistant to the Minister of State for Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Former Member of Council, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Former Visiting Lecturer/ External Examiner and Senior Lecturer at Bayero University, Kano; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and Former Fellow Indiana University, USA.
  • Member of Many Scholarly and Professional Organizations which include:
    • International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA)- Member and Member of the Council;
    • Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) -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 supervised and assessed many theses & dissertations.
  • He served in many Committees on national assignments, international delegations (as delegate member or as sole Nigerian representative or head of delegation).
  • Professor Ismail Junaidu 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 NIPSS.
  • He is a recipient of many academic awards and colors as well as administrative and management awards of excellence/merit.



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