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The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education is the government body that directs education in Nigeria. It was established in 1988. The current Minister of Education is Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i, who succeeded Sam Egwu. It functions include: Formulating a national policy on education. Collecting and collating data for purposes of educational planning and financing. Maintaining uniform standards of education throughout the country. Controlling the quality of education in the country through the supervisory role of the Inspectorate Services Department within the Ministry. Controlling the quality of education in the country through the supervisory role of the Inspectorate Services Department within the Ministry. Harmonizing educational policies and procedures of all the states of the federation through the instrumentality of the National Council on Education. Effecting co-operation in educational matters on an international scale. Developing curricula and syllabuses at the national level in conjunction with other bodies.


The objectives of the Federal Ministry of Education include:
  • Provide accessible and affordable quality learning opportunities that prepare students with the knowledge and skill needed for success in an interconnected world.
  • Increase access to educational opportunities for the uneducated mass who have missed out on formal education.
  • Development of better qualified and employable individuals by running programs that provides students with tools for entering the workplace.
  • Expansion of learning and the acquisitions of skills beyond the current institutions of learning.
  • Ensuring demonstrated capacity for innovation and technology in the institutions for facilitating learning.
  • Establishment of a clear relationship between learning and the capacity for higher earning capabilities and wealth creation.
  • Ensuring the ability of students to replicate experiences and lessons generated from case studies during the programme.

Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai -
Honourable Minister of Education


To reform and restructure the education sector to empower and develop the citizenry to acquire skills and knowledge that would prepare them for the world of work.


To establish an enabling andsustainable environment for education to achieve the desired national reforms and human development objectives.

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Chief (Barr.) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike -
Honourable Minister of State for Education

Dr. MacJohn Onyetarykwere, Nwaobiala -
Permanent Secretary


Phone 09-5237487 - 89
Address Block 5A (3rd Floor), Federal Secretariat Complex,Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 146, Garki Abuja Nigeria


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