Tahir Mamman, the minister for education in Nigeria, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet members will receive quarterly performance evaluations.
He revealed this information to a group of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities during a recent meeting.
The Vice Chancellors’ Committee met with the Minister of Education to provide him with a report on the difficulties that the nation’s universities are currently experiencing.
The delegation was headed by Prof. Lilian Salami, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, according to a statement made on Wednesday by the committee’s secretary, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu.
According to the statement, the Minister of Education told the vice chancellors that the President, who visits all federal universities, was committed to turning the country around.
“He noted that his (Tinubu’s) approach to governance was very business-like and that all his ministers would be subjected to quarterly performance reviews,” the statement partly read.
The Salami-led delegation had previously presented the minister with “several critical challenges faced by public and private universities in the country.”
The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, David Adejo, attended the meeting, which was held at the Federal Ministry of Education Secretariat in Abuja.
News About Nigeria reports that Salami, the head of the VCs committee, also congratulated Mamman on his selection as the first vice-chancellor in service to hold the position of Minister of Education.
Prior to Mamman’s appointment as education minister, the Nigerian education system was in shambles, with employees of tertiary institutions engaging in protracted strike actions. However many have continued to express hopes that the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor as the country’s education minister will put a stop to the culture of incessant strike actions.