Governance in Nigeria

The Ministry of Education and Training is responsible for education policy in Nigeria and coordinates education planning, policy and finance through the National Council of Education. Key agencies concerned with education include the National Universities Commission, the National Teachers Institute, the Nigerian Mathematical Centre, the National Primary Education Commission, the National Examinations Council of Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, the National Curriculum Development Centre, the Teaching Service Commission, the Federal Inspectorate Services Department, the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council. The West African Examination Council is a regional body which conducts exams at senior secondary level.

Federal Ministry of Education
Tel: +234 9 523 7487
Minister: Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai
Minister: Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau
Permanent secretary: Dr Macjohn Onyekwere Nwaobiala

National Universities Commission
Tel: +234 80274 55412

National Board for Technical Education
Tel: +234 062 247507
Executive secretary: Dr Masa’udu Adamu Kazaure

Public examinations are managed by the West African Examinations Council, which was established in 1952 by four Commonwealth governments, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana, and a national office in Nigeria. The council conducts exams in all member countries for senior secondary school leavers (the West African Senior School Certificate Examination); and on a national basis for junior secondary school leavers and business studies students. It also conducts the exams of certain foreign professional bodies and exam boards.

Governance in Nigeria
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
National Examinations Council of Nigeria (NECO)
National Primary Education Commission (NPEC)
National Teachers' Institute (NTI)
National Universities Commission
Nigerian Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC)
Nigerian Mathematical Centre (NMC)
West African Examination Council