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Mallam Mansir Idris was born on the 4th day of January 1965, in Kankara Town in Katsina State. He started his education career in Kankara Primary School from 1970 to 1976 and proceeded to the then Kaduna Teachers‟ College from 1976 to 1981, where he obtained his Teachers‟ Grade Two Certificate in 1982. He attended College of Education, Kafanchan, Bayero University, Kano, 1986 to 1989 and University of Jos from 1990 to 1991 where he obtained his National Certificate on Education (NCE), B.A Ed, Education and Master‟s Degree in Education Planning and Administration, respectively.
Malam Mansir is a seasoned Education Administrator and an accomplished teacher. He started his teaching career with the then Ministry of Education, Kaduna State. Thereafter, he took up employment as a lecturer at the Federal College of Education, Katsina, 1991 – 1994. He was the Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the defunct National Republic Convention (NRC) 1992 – 1993 after which he joined the defunct National Primary Education Commission (NPEC) in 1994. He served in various capacities with the Commission, as State Coordinator in various State Offices. Acting Zonal Coordinator, Bauchi 2007– 2008; Zonal Director, North-Central Zonal Office in Lokoja and North-West Zonal Office in Kaduna 2014 – 2017; Director, Department of Special Programme, August 2017 to August, 2018 and Director, Department of Quality Assurance from September 2018 to date.
He also attended national and international trainings, few among them includes, Seminars on Economic and Trade for Teachers from African English-Speaking Countries; Shijiazhuang, China 2011; Innovation in Education Technology Silicon Valley, California, USA August
2017, Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting of UBE Project, NIEPA, Ondo 2009; Strengthening the Capacity of FIS/UBEC/QAES in Quality Assurance Processes and Evaluation Kaduna, 2014, to name but a few.
In the area of Research and Publications, he has made an indelible impact in scholarship development. He has to his credit, a number of publication which were published in some journals of Education, among them includes: Examination Malpractice in Primary School, December 2002, UBE Digest Newsletter, Head Teachers as Immediate Supervisor in Primary School, UBE Digest 2001, Planning and Management of UBE Programmes toward effective Goal Achievement in Nigeria, December, 2007, among others.
He is also a Member of National Association of Educational Planners and Managers. He is happily married and has children.
The Department of Quality Assurance is one of the 10 departments of the Commission. It is charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality basic education through appropriate quality assurance mechanisms as well as prescribing, monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining Minimum Standards, especially in the area of teaching and learning.
The Department has three Units:
Each Unit is headed by the most senior officer in the unit.
The main tasks of the department are to prescribe and maintain minimum standards in Basic Education schools, monitor, appraise and oversee the operations of UBEC Zonal and State Offices. The Department, in the process of carrying out these tasks, evaluate the UBE programme through the following mechanisms:
The following activities were carried out by the Department during the course of the year:
Development of Operational Guidelines Document for UBEC Zonal and State Offices which is now at the printing stage. This is to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the activities of the Zonal and State Offices.
The following achievements were recorded by the Department:
In the course of carrying out its functions, the Department faced the following constraints:
The Department plans to conduct the following activities:
Capacity building for Head teachers and teachers on the conduct of Quality Assurance (School Self-evaluation (SS-e)).
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.