Dr (Mrs) Ene Adikwu was born on 20th
January, 1964 in Jos, Plateau State. She had her primary education at St. Theresa Primary School Jos, Plateau from (1969-1975); from
1975-1980 she proceeded to Jesus College Otukpo, Benue State where she obtained her Secondary education, in 1983-1966 her Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) at the Advance Teacher‟s College (ATC/ABU) Kano, before attending Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for her Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Guidance and Counselling degree in 1988. She obtained her M.ed Guidance and Counselling from University of Jos in 1992, Benue State University Makurdi in 2003-2009 where she obtained her Phd in Guidance and Counselling.
She started her working career in 1989 at the then National Primary Education Commission (NPEC), as Monitoring Officer II, now Universal Basic Education Commission.
She served in various capacities in the Universal Basic Education Commission, from monitoring Officer I and rose through the ranks to become Zonal Director, North Central. She is presently the Director, Department of Special Programmes, UBEC. She is happily married and blessed with children.
The Department of Special Programmes has the mandate to coordinate and implement all Special Interventions to address the challenges of Out-of-School Children in the country. This include Girl-Child in Northern Nigeria, Boy-Child drop-out in the South-South and South-East Geo-Political zones, internally displaced children and the Almajiri Qur‟anic and itinerant children who are predominantly found in Northern Nigeria.
The Department has 3 major Units namely:
The Department performs the following functions:
The following activities were carried out by the Department:
The following were the achievements recorded by the Department:
The Department intends to carry out the following activities:
The report contains the highlights of major activities achieved by the Department. This was possible due to the support received from Management of the Commission. It is hoped that with the assistance of Management as well as the good work of all staff of the Department, future activities of the department would be carried out effectively towards the realization of the objectives of the Basic Education sub-sector in Nigeria.
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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.