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Mrs. Roseline Medubi heads Academic services, was born on 28th October, 1965 in Kabba, Kabba-Bunu Local Government, Kogi State. She attended Methodist Primary School, Kabba, from 1971-1977 and St. Barnabas Secondary School,Kabba,1977-1982. She preceded to the School of Basic Studies, Ilorin for her “A” level and graduated in 1984. She graduated from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State with a B.Ed. Educational Management in 1988. She undertook her National Youth Service in Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi under the then Sokoto State from 1988-1989. She obtained her M.Ed. in Education Planning and Administration, 2006 from the University of Lagos. Mrs. Medubi started her working career with the defunct National Primary Education Commission (NPEC) in 1989 as a Research Officer II. NPEC was later reconstituted as Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and she continued her career there. She rose through the ranks where she held various positions in Universal Basic Education Commission such as Monitoring Officer,Quality Assurance Officer, State Coordinator and Director, Zonal Director before assuming the position of the Academic Services in 2020 to date. She is happily married with children.
The Department of Academic Services came into existence in 2004 after a major restructuring of the UBE programme following the signing into law of the UBE Act in May, 2004. The Department is vested with the responsibility of coordinating curriculum development, Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECCDE), provision of instructional materials, library development, sports development, Agricultural Science and Education, Guidance and Counseling, quiz and debate, Coordinating the participation of the Commission at the Joint Consultative Committee Meetings (JCCE) as well as the National Council on Education (NCE) meeting amongst others.
Consequently, the mission of the Department is to stimulate innovation and creativity in the implementation of basic education delivery through proper coordination, synergy of activities and provision of quality education support services.
The functions of the Department include the following:
Collaborating with the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) in the review and development of the 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum.
The Department is headed by a Director and assisted by a Deputy Director.
The Department comprises of three Units which are:
The Units are coordinated by the Director who ensures compliance with policies and guidelines of UBE implementation. Consequently, for ease of coordination, efficiency, and optimal performance the Units are segregated into sections.
In the course of the year under review, the following were the achievements of the Department:
Nigeria‟s Annual Education Conference (NAEC).
The following are the constraints faced by the Department in the discharge of its functions:
The following are on-going activities being carried out by the Department:
The following future activities have been slated for implementation by the Department:
The Department has been working in collaboration with relevant Departments and Agencies in the delivery of quality basic education through the provision of access, equity and continuous capacity building of personnel across levels to meet current global trends in education.
She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.