Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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The Federal Ministry of Education is a part of the Federal Ministries of Nigeria that directs education in Nigeria.It was established in 1988. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Adamu Adamu a well-known journalist, and loyalist to the president as the minister for education in November 2015.

Its 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.
  • 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.



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