PROF. IFEOMA MERCY ISIUGO-ABANIHE……………….– Registrar/Chief Executive
MR OLUBUNMI JOSEPH BOROKINNI……………. . .– Director, Information & Communication Technology.
MALLAM ADAMU BELLO …………………………… .– Director, Administration
DR OBINNA MARCEL OPARA ……………. …………... – Director, Examinations Administration
MR. IBIDAPO, ILESANMI OLABODE………….…………...– Ag. HOD, Research & Quality Assurance
ALH. JIMOH ADEWOLA KASALI….…………..…..... …– Ag. HOD, Examinations Development
MR. JAMES E PAMNI ……………. ………….. ..– Director, Strategy, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement
ALH. HAMISU MAMUDA SAYAYA…………….. ..– Director, General Services Department
MR. ADEYEMI MICHAEL ADEMOLA…………….. ..– HOD, Registrar Office
MR NNASIA NDARAKE ASANGA………………………. – Ag. HOD, Finance & Accounts
Professor Ifeoma Mercy Isiugo-Abanihe is the new Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Benin City. Prior to her appointment by the Federal Government on August 01, 2016, she was appointed as the Director, Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, where she had served as an academic staff for over twenty-three years. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe is a professor of Language Education and Educational Evaluation. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Language/Communication and Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, and PhD in Educational Evaluation from the International Centre for Educational Evaluation, Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe has several academic and professional awards, including the British Council Cheevening Scholarship; Research Fellowship on Gender and Women’s Studies, sponsored by CIDA, Canada, and research award as Principal Investigator for an in-school and out-of-school sexuality/reproductive health study among adolescents in oil-producing communities, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. Arising from her research activities, Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe has been a visiting scholar at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax and Dalhousie University, Canada. In addition to her academic and professional teachers’ certificates, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe possesses other qualifications, including certificates in Youth leadership, sexuality and reproductive health from CEDPA, Washington, USA; Gender and Women Studies from the Summer Institute for Gender and Development, Canada; Women, Literacy and Development from the University of Manchester, Certificate on Monitoring and Evaluation from Philber Associates, USA, etc. She is actively involved in research networks and study teams such as the Ibadan Social and Evaluation Research Team.
As an educational Consultant, Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe has served as National/Lead Research Consultant to several government and non-governmental organizations, including the British Council, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, National Examinations Council (NECO), UBE, etc. In the area of public examination, she, as Deputy Director, coordinated the writing of the report on NECO’s study on National Assessment for Educational Performance; and is involved as a Lead Resource Person in UBEC’s National Assessment for Learning Achievements in Basic Education (NALABE).
As a professional teacher and post-graduate lecturer, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe has taught several courses in Educational Evaluation, including Observational Techniques, Principles of Test Construction, Programme Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Public Examining and Qualitative Research; in Communication and Language Arts, she has taught courses with the following titles: Readability and Style, Psycholinguistics and Reading, and Technical Writing, Skills Acquisition in Arts and Languages, Language Arts Methods, etc.
Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe has supervised more than thirty Master and PhD projects and thesis. She is a prolific writer with fifty published books, chapters and articles in learned journals, and belongs to professional associations relevant to her discipline.
The current Registrar of NABTEB is versatile as she has many years of experience in both academics and administration. At the University of Ibadan, she served two terms as Sub-Dean (Post graduate) for the Institute of Education, Coordinator, Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC); a member of the University Senate and member of several committees, including the Committees on Lecture method in the university, Committee on Evaluation of the University of Ibadan Commercial Enterprises, among others.
With her international exposure, and as an experienced administrator, researcher, programme evaluator, writer, test developer with knowledge of current techniques in public examining, and keen interest in youth and women’s empowerment, Professor Isiugo-Abanihe, has all the requisite skills to lift the National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) to greater heights.
Mr.Borokinni, Olubunmi Joseph was born at Ijare in Ifedore L.G.A. of Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended St. Peter’s Pry School, Ijare between 1964-69; Anglican Grammar School, Ijare between 1972-78 with Division one, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1978-82 with a BSc in Computer Science; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1984-86 a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Computer Science.
Prior to joining NABTEB, he was an IT Trainer with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) 1996 – 99, Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) as Senior Manager 1990 – 1996, University of Ilorin as a Computer Analyst I 1986 – 1990
Since he joined National Business & Technical Examinations Board in 1999 as a Deputy Director in the Department of ICT, he has served in several committees as a member or chairman. In 2009 he was appointed Acting Head of Department of ICT. In this capacity, he has brought in professionalism to ICT development by computerizing a number of functions using in-house programmers and introduced efficiency to the workplace. Mr. Borokinni became Director (ICT) on the 1st of January 2011.
In 2006-2008 he served as a Volunteer Expatriate Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.
He has travelled extensively in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Philippines, Kazakhstan and the UK and he has written several papers in ICT and Training in Local and International Journals.
He is a Member of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria and Nigeria Computer Society.
Mallam Bello Adamu was born to the family of Late Mallam & Mrs Bello of Eneye Omeiza Compound, Okene in Okene Local government Area, Kogi State on November 22, 1961. He attended L.E.A Primary School Sabon-Gari, Kaduna (1969-1975); Lafiagi Teacher’s College, Ilorin, Kwara State (1975-1981) for his Teachers’ Grade II Certificate; Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina State (1982-1985) where he obtained Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State (1987-1991) for his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical/Health Education; Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Kogi State (1997-2000) for his Higher Diploma in Public Accounting & Auditing; before proceeding to University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (2000-2002) for his Masters in Public Administration (MPA)Degree.
After twenty-five (25) years of meritorious service with Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board, Mallam Bello assumed duty with the Board on 30th May, 2006 as Deputy Director, Administration in the Administration Department before his transfer to the Registrar’s Office as Deputy Director (Special Duties) in 2009.
Mallam Bello is a member of several professional organizations.
- He is a fellow, Institute of Industrialist and Corporate Administrators (FIICA).
- Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria (FICA)
- Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (MNI)
The Governing Board at its 44th Regular Meeting approved the appointment of Mallam Bello Adamu as Director. He was subsequently deployed to Head the Department of Administration.
Deacon Obinna hails from Nguru, Aboh Mbaise in Imo State. He started his academic voyage at Community Primary School Obibi Nguru in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State and proceeded to acquire a secondary school education at Community secondary school Amuzi Ahiara.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Calabar, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Port Harcourt, a Masters degree in Education (Management and Planning), University of Science and Technology Portharcourt. A Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Calabar and a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Port Harcourt.
Bode is a member of Professional Teachers’ Council and Nigerian Institute of Builders. He also schooled in the University of Benin, Benin City where he obtained Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Measurement and Evaluation. He equally attended the prestigious Interlink College of Technology and Business Studies, South-East London, where he obtained eight (8) professional Certificates amongst which are: Certificate as Internal Quality Assurance Manager in leading Quality Assurance and Assessment Processes/Practice and Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment.
He has had above 30 years of cognate working experience both in the school setting and industry for practical experience and in the office for Corporate Management.
IBI, as he is fondly called by his admirers, is a versatile, mentor, dynamic, pragmatic and visionary leader. No wonder he has been rewarded for his hard work and competency in all his endeavours.
Moreover, NABTEB in her pioneering effort at institutionalization of the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) in Nigeria while partnering with other relevant bodies seconded him for training in the United Kingdom (UK). He has attended many seminars/workshops both within and outside Nigeria and has above 30 unpublished works both in local and foreign journals. He has contributed immensely to the popularization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at various fora and has served severally in many National committees
In recognition of Mr. ‘Bode Ibidapo’s achievements and contributions, he was selected last year among a number of distinguished personalities all over the world by the London Graduate School and the Commonwealth University (London Centre) for the award of Honorary Doctorate Degree; the investiture which is scheduled later in this year in Dubai in United Arab Emirate.
He is currently the Head of Department of Research and Quality Assurance at National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Benin City.
Alh. J. A. KASALI is the Acting Head of Examinations Development Department, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Benin City.
He was born on 3rd February 1961 at Kisi in Irepo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. He accomplished his Education at Irepo Grammar School Igboho (1977) where he received the award as the best behaved student. He is given letter of commendation for his outstanding academic performance at the defunct Oyo State College of Education Ila-Orangun, Osun State (1981/1982) and University of Benin (1987).
Alh. Kasali graduated in 1987 with Bachelor of Education (Science) in Mathematics with Second Class Upper Division from University of Benin, he obtained M.Ed (Measurement and Evaluation) 1993, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science 2001 from his Alma mater.
His professional career started in 1987 with Federal Ministry of Education where he taught in various Federal Government Unity Schools across the country till 1993 when he joined the services of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) as a pioneer staff and Senior Examination officer, through his loyalty, effectiveness, hard work, integrity, professional efficiency and commitment to duty, he rose to the position of Deputy Director (Exams Development) in January 2008. He was appointed as the Acting Head of Research and Quality Assurance Department between 2007 and 2011. He attends series of seminars and workshops within and outside the country in the Design and Development of Large Scale Assessment, Research Instrument Design and Administration, Development of Examination Syllabi and Leadership/Management Training programs among others. His hobbies are reading, writing, playing scrabble and Table Tennis.
Alh. J. A. Kasali is a member of Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), and Science Teachers Association of Nigerian (STAN) and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He is happily married with children.
JAMES E PAMNI
Knowledge and information are everything to James Pamni, the Director, Strategy, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement Department. Born on November 11, 1959 at Bali, Demsa, in the Upper Benue River Basin in Adamawa State of Nigeria, he recognized early in life that in order to achieve any dream, he needed a good education, experience and growth. Hence he did not take his education for granted, having studied up to and earned the Master of Public Administration which he complemented with the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Benin, Benin City. This was to build on the solid academic foundation laid from the renowned History Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1984. He also obtained professional qualifications and membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management, and the Institute of Corporate Administration.
Identifying and leveraging early on a combination of key executive skills and competences, he started his working career in 1986 with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and rose to the position of Mails Services Manager in 1992 before leaving the organization for another stint with the Agricultural Projects Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (APMEU), a World Bank assisted Project under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, as Regional Administrative Officer. He joined the services of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on 30th June 1998 as an Assistant Director (Administration) and was later promoted to the rank of Deputy Director (Administration) on 1st Jan 2002. Mr. Pamni was subsequently redeployed as Deputy Director (Monitoring Research and Statistic) from 2002-2003 opening the door to the vast field of educational administration (Policy, Management, Research and Measurement and Evaluation). He was later posted to Abuja in 2003 as the Deputy Director and Head of Abuja Office. He returned to the NABTEB Headquarters in 2008 and served as the Deputy Director, Registrar’s Office, and Deputy Director and Head of Human Resource of the Board 2008-2010.
To widen the scope of his experience, exposure, and growth, in 2010, he sought for and got the approval of the Board for secondment to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile Ife, , as Director of Admin and Finance (Registrar) from December up to November 2012. He also served on secondment as Registrar at the Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG) Jos, from Dec 2012 to February 2014, both institutions offered postgraduate programmes, amongst others.
His return to the Board in 2014 marked a pivotal moment in his career development, when, after serving briefly as the Deputy Director (Examinations Administration) from March – December 2014, he was promoted to the newly created position of Director, (Strategy, Reforms and Service Improvement) at NABTEB Headquarters. The new Department drives strategy, reforms, service improvement and change management throughout NABTEB.
In the course of his professional and career development, James Pamni also served on several Federal Government Panels and other National Committees including, the Committee for the establishment of Vocational Enterprise Institutions and Innovation Enterprise Institution and the Strategic Framework for Vocational and Innovation Enterprise Institutions(2007 and 2008), the Committee on the planning of the converged Examinations Management Technology Platform for all Public Examination Bodies in Nigeria(2008), the National Committee on the Review of the National Policy on Education established by the National Council on Education (2007 and 2008), the National High level Committee on the Review of Basic and Post Basic Education Curricular in 2007, ,the National Committee on Quality Assurance Initiatives at FME 2007. He also served as the Chief Administrative Officer/Assistant Secretary, Presidential Visitation panel to the University of Benin (1999), and the Branch Secretary, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter 2005-08, amongst many others.
Over these years James Pamni has trodden fields and specializations of management including General Administration, Human Resource Management and Development, Education/Examinations Administration, Management of Higher Education, Strategy and Policy Management, Project Management, Organizational Development and Change Management, amongst others.
Alh. HAMISU MAMUDA SAYAYA
The Director, General Services Department, Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya was born on the 30th November, 1958 at Sayaya, Matazu Local Government Council in Katsina State. He holds a B.A. (Edu) Geography of Bayero University Kano and a member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.
The officer started his working career in 1987, with the defunct Kaduna State Ministry of Education, later moved to Katsina State Ministry of Education within the same year. He started as a master Grade II officer and rose to Chief Education Officer on before joining NABTEB in year 2000 as an Assistant Chief Examination Officer. He was posted to Maiduguri as the first Zonal Coordinator in-charge of Borno, Bauchi and Yobe States. After his promotion to Assistant Director in year 2005, he was posted to North West Zonal Office in Kaduna State as the Zonal Coordinator in-charge of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States.
Alhaji Hamisu, Mamuda Sayaya was promoted as Deputy Director on 1st January 2010. He was posted to Examinations Development Department from September 2014 to March 2015 as Deputy Director (E.D.)
Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya is married with children.
Alh. Hamisu Mamudah was born to the family of late Malam and Mrs. Mamuda of Sayaya in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State on 30th Nov. 1958. He attended L.E.A. primary school Sayaya (1969-1975) Katsina Teachers College (1975-1980) for his Teachers Grade II Certificate, School of General Studies Bayero University Kano, Kano State (1981-1982) and Faculty of Education Bayero University, Kano (1982-1985) for his Bachelor of Art degree in Education/Geography.
After years of meritorious service with Katsina State Ministry of Education Alh.Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya assumed duty with the Board on 14th August, 2000 as Chief Test Administration Officer.
The Governing Board at its Regular meetings approved the appointment of Alh. Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya as the Director. He was subsequently deployed to Head the Department of General Services
MR. ADEYEMI MICHAEL ADEMOLA
Adeyemi Michael Ademola, popularly called Adeyemi Brown, was born to the family of the Adeyemis of Alapo’s compound at Inisa in Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on the 24th day of December 1959.
His educational career began on a sound footing with the accomplishment of the first six years elementary education programme in four years at the Roman Catholic Primary School, Anyinasu Ashanti Region, Ghana (1965 – 1969).
Similarly, the young ambitious Adeyemi Brown completed the four years Middle School programme in three years with a Distinction Grade at the Local Authority Middle School, New Ayoma, Volta Region, Ghana in 1972.
His burning desire for higher educational attainment took him to the Baptist Teacher Training College, Ede (1976 – 1979); the Polytechnic, Ibadan where he studied Mass Communication (1982 – 1984) and the then Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) between 1990 and 1992, for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.
Determined to add value to his educational career, Adeyemi Brown’s insatiable quest for academic laurels led him to the prestigious University of Benin where he bagged the Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1998.
His career in the private and public service began as a classroom teacher at the St Saviour’s Primary School, Ikirun (1979 – 1980) and the Holy Michael’s High School, Ikirun (1980 – 1982).
Although he has been practising as a journalist since 1982, freelancing with several private and public media, his formal entry into the pen pushing profession was in 1993 when he was engaged by the defunct Sketch Press Limited as a Reporter and later, Head, Education and Research Desk (1993 – 1995). He was later transferred to Benin where he assumed duty as the Zonal Editor for Edo and Delta States (1995 – 2000). He joined the Federal Civil Service as a Principal Officer in May, 2000 at the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), and rose through the ranks to the position of a Deputy Director and Head, Public Affairs in 2012. In 2014, he was elevated to the position of Head of Department, Office of the Registrar/Chief Executive.
Significant among the numerous awards won by Mr. Adeyemi Brown in school and in the world of work include but not limited to the following:
- Best Broadcaster and Debater Award, Baptist College, Ede, 1979
- Nigeria Television Authority, Ibadan, Award for Best Drama & Poetry Presentation (1984)
- The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), National Writing Competition Award (1989)
- Nigeria Union of Journalists Award for Professional Excellence (Sketch Press Limited) (1998)
Also worthy of mention is Mr. Brown’s modest contribution to national and community development. Notable among these is his proposal on Civic Education for Sustainable National Development presented to the then Military Governor of Oyo State, Oladayo Popoola (1984) which was hijacked and later presented as the Mass Mobilization for Social and Economic Research (MAMSER) in 1985.
A prolific writer, Newspaper Columnist and Commentator on Public Affairs, Mr Adeyemi Brown has equally written several proposals bordering on Security and Sustainable National Development for State Governments and Parastatals of the Federal Government.
Perhaps it will equally be pertinent to state that Mr. Brown served as a Research Assistant (on Politics and Religion in Africa) to the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in “the quest to end military rule in Africa by 1995,” under the aegis of the African Democratic League before the noble plan was aborted by the catastrophic annulment of the June 12, 1992 elections.
He is happily married with children.
Mr. Nnasia Ndarake Asanga was born on 15th October, 1968 to the family of Apostle& Deaconess Ndarake Akpan Udo in Edem Urua, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Asanga who has had refreshing work experienceas part time lecturer in several Universities, audit and account staff inseveral firms of Chartered Accountants joined the services of National Business & Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on 4th October, 1993 as Budget & Finance Officer II. Through dint of hard work, determination, self-improvement cum motivation and most importantly God’s favour rose to the position of Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts on 1st January, 2012 and on 16th March, 2016, he was elevated to the position of Ag. HOD, Finance & Accounts.
Mr. Asanga has served in at least 30 Governing Board’s and Management’s committees. Notable among the committees are: Review of the Vision and Mission of the Board, Audit, Tax, Fixed Asset Verification, cost control and Reduction, Restructuring, Organogram Implementation, Revenue generation, IPPIS, IPSAS. In addition, he has received many commendations and awards from the Governing Board, Management, External Auditors etc.
Mr. Asanga fondly called Prof. by his colleagues has attended several workshops as paper presenter or participant.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in May, 1999 and became a Fellow of Institute Corporate Administration in 2014. Academically, he possesses Master of Science Degree in Banking & Finance and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is currently pursuing M.Phil./PHD in Agricultural Finance.
He is a seeker of knowledge who believes that there is no best way of doing a particular thing and that man must always invent or explore better ways of doing things.
He is happily married with lovely and promising children.
He likes among others music, cooking, reading, helping and sharing knowledge.