Written by Godfrey AKON

Mass transfer hits principals of unity schools

No fewer than eleven directors and principals of Federal Unity Colleges have been transferred in the latest shakeup announced by the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja.

Education minister, Adamu Adamu, approved the redeployment in a statement signed by the deputy director of press in the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong.

Adamu said the exercise was designed to strengthen service delivery and also fill existing vacancies in the education sector.

Some of the directors redeployed were Mrs. Abdulkadir Binta, principal, Federal Government College, Kwali, who is now the director, Basic and Secondary Education Department in the ministry.

Binta will take over from Dr. Lami Amodu, the current director of Basic and Secondary Education, who will retire from service on the 14th of October, 2019.

Also, the principal of Federal Science and Technical College Yaba, Dr. Ufoegbune Ogochukwu, has now been moved to the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja to fill the position of director, Federal Education Quality Assurance Services.

Her position as principal at FSTC Yaba will now be filled by Mr. Omada David Idakwoji of the Federal Science and Technical College, Uromi.

“Similarly, Dr. Mrs.  Yakubu Oyinloye of Queens’ College, Lagos, is to take over from Akamo Esther (Mrs.) as Principal, Federal Government Girls’ College, Shagamu, While Dr. (Mrs.) Essien Funmi of the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, is to take over from Dr. (Mrs.) Yakubu Oyinloye as Principal, Queens’ College, Lagos.

“Akamo.O.  Esther (Mrs.) of Federal Government Girls’ College(FGGC),Shagamu is to succeed Dr. (Mrs.) Essien Funmi as Principal, Federal Government College, Ijanikin, while Abdullahi Asmau Yakubu (Mrs.) of the Ministry’s Tertiary Education Department is to replace Mr. Manko Kudu (who will be retiring from service on the 6th of September, 2019) as Principal, Federal Government Academy, Suleja.

“Mrs. Stella Maris Ufuoma Omu, current Principal of Federal Government Girls College, Bwari (who will be retiring from service on the 10th of November, 2019) will be succeeded by Sodangi Jumai Binta (Mrs.) of Federal Government Girls College, Abaji.

“Also, Offonkasi Ifeoma Scholastica (Mrs.), current Vice Principal, FGBC, Apo, is to replace Sodangi Jumia Binta (Mrs.) as Principal, Federal Government Girls’ College, Abaji.

“Mr. Shehu Dahiru of Federal Science and Technical College, Kafanchan, is to replace Abdulkadir Binta (Mrs.) as Principal, Federal Government College, Kwali.

“Finally, Mrs. Oguah Florence of National Commission for United Nation Scientific and Cultural Organization (NATCOM-UNESCO) is now the Secretary General, NATCOM-UNESCO,” the ministry said. 

According to the statement, handing over formalities of the redeployed officials are to be completed by Monday, 9th September 2019.

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