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Osahon U. Igbinoba was born in Benin city on the 20th of April 1966. He attended USP Primary school Benin in Benin city between 1973 and 1979, Western Boys high School Benin city between 1979 and 1984.
After his secondary school, he then proceeded to the University of Benin from 1986 to 1990 where he graduated with a BSc degree in computer science. He had his National youth service at the National Population Commission Borno state office from 1990-1991.
Upon completion of the mandatory NYSC, he was retained by the National Population Commission and posted to zone 7 Data Processing centre Kaduna as Programme Analyst II from September 1991 to December 1994. He then joined the defunct National Primary Education Commission (NPEC) now Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) as Programme Analyst I from January 1995. He rose through the ranks and was posted to Uyo south-south zonal office as Acting zonal director on May 22, 2019. He was promoted to zonal director in June 2021.
On the 24th of September 2021, he assumed duty in the Headquarters of the Commission as Director, Planning Research and Statistics. He is a fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management and a member of Computer Association of Nigeria. Osahon Igbinoba is happily married with Children.
The Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS) Department is a „‟Think Tank‟‟ of the Commission charged with the responsibility of providing technical and professional support services to the Commission and other basic education stakeholders towards improved efficient and effective service delivery.
The Department is responsible for the development of strategic plans for the advancement of Basic Education through careful and analytical research. The Department through the Education Management Information System (EMIS) Unit is charged with ensuring the educational data is collected, stored and retrieved in a timely and accurate manner for educational planning and decision making. The Department also serves as the hub which ensures the smooth running of the Commission‟s Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) process through its ICT Unit.
The Department is headed by the Director and is assisted by a Deputy Director and an Assistant Director. It comprises of 4 Units which include:
The following are the key functions carried out by the Department:
The Department‟s major achievements and activities carried out during the year are as follows:
The Department was faced with the following challenges during the year in the course of executing its activities/programmes:
The Department has scheduled to undertake the underlisted activities in the nearest future:
In the course of the year under review, the Departments has contributed its quota to the smooth running of the Commission and hopes to strengthen collaboration between other Departments, SUBEBs and other Stakeholders in the coming year.
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.