New Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, Aims for Educational Transformation


Amidst the myriad challenges facing Nigeria’s education sector, Prof. Tahir Mamman has been appointed as the new Minister of Education, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a promise of transformation.

Addressing Pressing Challenges in Nigeria’s Education Sector

Prof. Mamman’s appointment comes at a crucial time when the nation’s educational institutions have been plagued by frequent strikes, affecting the academic calendar and the quality of education.

The onus now lies on the new minister to address these pressing issues and ensure a smooth academic experience for students across the country.

A Noteworthy Journey in Education and Academia

A distinguished academician, Prof. Mamman’s journey in the educational sector is noteworthy.

He has served as the Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja, and has been instrumental in pioneering several educational reforms.


His tenure at Baze University was marked by significant advancements in academic standards and infrastructural development.

Contributions to Legal Education and Policy Formulation

Beyond his academic pursuits, Prof. Mamman has also been actively involved in various capacities in the legal profession.

He served as the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, where he introduced several innovative programs and reforms.

His contributions to the legal education sector in Nigeria have earned him numerous accolades and recognition.

A Multifaceted Career and Political Engagement

The new minister’s multifaceted career also extends to political engagement.


He has been a key figure in several governmental committees and has played pivotal roles in policy formulation and implementation.

His vast experience in both the educational and legal sectors positions him uniquely to address the challenges facing Nigeria’s education system.

Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

However, the road ahead is not without challenges.

With the recurring strikes by academic and non-academic staff unions, there is an urgent need for dialogue and resolution.

The new minister’s approach to these issues will be keenly watched by stakeholders in the education sector.


Elevating Nigeria’s Educational Standards Globally

In addition to the internal challenges, Prof. Mamman will also need to focus on enhancing Nigeria’s educational standards on the global stage.

With the increasing importance of global rankings and international collaborations, it is imperative for Nigeria to position itself as a hub for quality education in the African continent.

Great Expectations for Prof. Tahir Mamman’s Leadership

As Prof. Tahir Mamman begins his tenure as the Minister of Education, the expectations are high.

The nation looks forward to a period of stability, growth, and transformation in the education sector under his leadership.

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