TAHIR, Prof. Gidado

OON, MNAE, FSEA, B.AfEd.), M.ScfEd.), D.Ed; teacher, administrator; b: December 29, 1949; p: Toungo; ht: Yola; Iga: Yola South; so: Adamawa; m: Asma'u, 1981; nc: one s, two d; ed: Jimeta Elementary,1956-59; Girei snr. Primary School, I960- 62; Waka Secondary School, 1963-67; Bauchi Government Secondary School, 1968-69; Ahmadu Bello University, 1971-74; Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1977-81; cr: Graduate asst Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975-76; asst Lecturer, Ahamdu Bello University, 1976-78; Lecturer, 1978-84; Lecturer I to snr. Lecturer, Usmanu Danfodyo University, Sokoto, 198-92; prof, of Adult and Higher Education, Usmanu Danfodyo University, since 1992; Provost, Federal College of Education, Yola, 1987-94; Executive Secretary, Normadic Education Commission, 1994-2001; National Co-ordinator, Universal Basic Education, 2001-04; Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, since 2004; revamped major educational institution, he led; supported a countrydriven compensatory education; Supervisor Ph.D candidate in correctional Education, Usmanu Danfodyo University, Sokoto, since 1998; Head, Department of extension services, Usmanu Danfodyo University, Sokoto, 1984-87; ch: Committee on improvement of Post-Primary Schools in Gongola State, 1988; advisory Committee for the creation of Agency for Mass Education in Sokoto State, 1985; White Paper Drafting Committee of Adamawa State Education, 1997; Administrative Panel on FCE Kontagora, Niger State, 1995-96; Organizing Committee of International Conference on Normadic Education in Africa by UNESCO/BREDA, the British Council and National Commission for Normadic Education, 1995; various Technical Committee on basic education, Federal Ministry of Education and the Presidency, 1998-99; ee: M.Ed/Ph.D. Programmes, Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano, 1990 and 1992; External Assessor, Ucturers papers for promotion to the ranks of aprof/ profs; PrincipalUcturer to Chief Ucturer in various Universities, Polytechnics and College of Educations; e-mm: B.Ed. Courses, Department of Adult Education, Bayero University, Kano, 1990 and 1992; Adult Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1985-87; Diploma and BJEd. Courses in Adult Education and Primary Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri, 1987-91; Editorin- Chief: Dougirel Journal of Education, Yola, 1987-94; Governing Council, Gongola State College of Agriculture, Jalingo, 1988-91; Governing Council, State Agency of Mass Education, Yola, 1988-89; National Advisory Committee on Normadic Education, 1978-89; Federal Government Negotiation Team with S.S.AUTHRAI and NASU, 1992; Ministerial Committee on the Extension of USS Scale to the Federal Polytechnics and Federal College of Education, 1989; National Panel on Mass Education, MAMSER Headquarters, Abuja, 1988-90; Hamidu Aukali Commission on Organisation and Administration of Education of Gongola State, 1991-96; Education Committee, Board of Trustees of Yola Local Government Development Appeal Fund, 1991-92; Educational Support Services Committee of Adamawa State Educational Endowment Fund, since 1992; Editorial Board, Nigeria Journal of Technical Education, Kaduna, 1990-93; UNESCO Mission on the UNDP Assisted Mass Literacy Programme in Nigeria, 1996; National Working Group on the Teaching Profession, Federal Ministry of Education, 1993-95; African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, since 1985; Nigeria Academy of Education, 1996; World Council of Herders, Lucerne, Switzerland; Ministerial delegation to COMEDAF1, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1999; USAID/Nigeria Advisory Group of Education, since 1999; ADEA Resource Team, for 1999 Biennial Meeting in Johannesburg, S.A; Central Co-ordinating Committee on the implementation of Universal Basic Education, 2000; Presidential Panel on UNESCO/NATCOM.2000; Yerima Balla Library Board, 2000; Presidential Committee on Aviation Sector Reform- Implementation, since 2000; Technical Committee of the Northern Education Project, Arewa House, Ahamdu Bello University Kaduna, since 2000; The Committee Assessors of the Nigeria National Merit Award, since 2000; National Capacity Building of Lead Teacher Training Institutions in Mozambique, A UNESCO Mission Report, 2003; presd. Nigeria National Council for Adult Education, 1991-96; f. Society of Educational Administrators, 1989; Award: Received numerous service awards of excellence in teaching, educational management and leadership; nh. Officer of the Order of the Niger; tt: Omeziri Mbito Nmufa 1 of Abia State, 2004; publ: A book on Basic Education in Nigeria, Sterling- Horden Publishers, Ibadan, 2003; Leadership Response to pressure and change in Nigeria Higher Education, Bi-Annual Journal of Education of the National Teachers Institute, Vol.1, 1993; off: UBE Headquarters, IBB Close, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja; tel: 09-5232506; fax: 09-5230089; e-m: gidado.tahir® skannetcom; res: 73, Ali Crescent Asokoro, Abuja; tel: 09-3140675; pha: tel: 075-625295
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