Dr. Obinna M. OparaExaminations Administration
Alh. Jimoh Adewola KasaliExaminations Development Department
Adeyemi Michael AdemolaReform Coordination and Service Improvement
Mr. Nnasia Ndarake AsangaFinance and Accounts Department
Mr. Alade Simon OlagbemigaInformation and Communications Technology Department
Mr. Mark Eze UgwokeResearch and Quality Assurance
Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda SayayaGeneral Services
Dr. Obinna M. Opara
Dr. Obinna M. Opara
Deacon Obinna hails from Nguru, Aboh Mbaise in Imo State. He started his academic voyage at Community Primary School Obibi Nguru in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State and proceeded to acquire a secondary school education at Community secondary school Amuzi Ahiara.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Calabar, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Port Harcourt, a Masters degree in Education (Management and Planning), University of Science and Technology Portharcourt. A Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Calabar and a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Port Harcourt.
He is a member of some Professional Bodies including Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN).
Examinations Development Department
Examinations administration is a Programme Department of the Board charged with the following responsibilities:
Knowledge and information are everything to James Pamni, the Director, Administration. Born on November 11, 1959 at Bali, Demsa, in the Upper Benue River Basin in Adamawa State of Nigeria, he recognized early in life that in order to achieve any dream, he needed a good education, experience and growth. Hence he did not take his education for granted, having studied up to and earned the Master of Public Administration which he complemented with the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Benin, Benin City. This was to build on the solid academic foundation laid from the renowned History Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1984. He also obtained professional qualifications and membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management, and the Institute of Corporate Administration.
Identifying and leveraging early on a combination of key executive skills and competences, he started his working career in 1986 with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and rose to the position of Mails Services Manager in 1992 before leaving the organization for another stint with the Agricultural Projects Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (APMEU), a World Bank assisted Project under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, as Regional Administrative Officer. He joined the services of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on 30th June 1998 as an Assistant Director (Administration) and was later promoted to the rank of Deputy Director (Administration) on 1st Jan 2002. Mr. Pamni was subsequently redeployed as Deputy Director (Monitoring Research and Statistic) from 2002-2003 opening the door to the vast field of educational administration (Policy, Management, Research and Measurement and Evaluation). He was later posted to Abuja in 2003 as the Deputy Director and Head of Abuja Office. He returned to the NABTEB Headquarters in 2008 and served as the Deputy Director, Registrar’s Office, and Deputy Director and Head of Human Resource of the Board 2008-2010.
To widen the scope of his experience, exposure, and growth, in 2010, he sought for and got the approval of the Board for secondment to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile Ife, , as Director of Admin and Finance (Registrar) from December up to November 2012. He also served on secondment as Registrar at the Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG) Jos, from Dec 2012 to February 2014, both institutions offered postgraduate programmes, amongst others.
His return to the Board in 2014 marked a pivotal moment in his career development, when, after serving briefly as the Deputy Director (Examinations Administration) from March – December 2014, he was promoted to the newly created position of Director, (Strategy, Reforms and Service Improvement) at NABTEB Headquarters. The new Department drives strategy, reforms, service improvement and change management throughout NABTEB.
In the course of his professional and career development, James Pamni also served on several Federal Government Panels and other National Committees including, the Committee for the establishment of Vocational Enterprise Institutions and Innovation Enterprise Institution and the Strategic Framework for Vocational and Innovation Enterprise Institutions(2007 and 2008), the Committee on the planning of the converged Examinations Management Technology Platform for all Public Examination Bodies in Nigeria(2008), the National Committee on the Review of the National Policy on Education established by the National Council on Education (2007 and 2008), the National High level Committee on the Review of Basic and Post Basic Education Curricular in 2007, ,the National Committee on Quality Assurance Initiatives at FME 2007. He also served as the Chief Administrative Officer/Assistant Secretary, Presidential Visitation panel to the University of Benin (1999), and the Branch Secretary, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter 2005-08, amongst many others.
Over these years James Pamni has trodden fields and specializations of management including General Administration, Human Resource Management and Development, Education/Examinations Administration, Management of Higher Education, Strategy and Policy Management, Project Management, Organizational Development and Change Management, amongst others.
The Department of Administration is charged with the following responsibilities:
Any other functions as may be directed by the Registrar/Chief Executive and expedient to the Department of Administration.
Alh. Jimoh Adewola Kasali
Alh. Jimoh Adewola Kasali
Alh. J. A. KASALI is the director of Examinations Development Department, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Benin City.
He was born on 3rd February 1961 at Kisi in Irepo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. He accomplished his Education at Irepo Grammar School Igboho (1977) where he received the award as the best behaved student. He is given letter of commendation for his outstanding academic performance at the defunct Oyo State College of Education Ila-Orangun, Osun State (1981/1982) and University of Benin (1987).
Alh. Kasali graduated in 1987 with Bachelor of Education (Science) in Mathematics with Second Class Upper Division from University of Benin, he obtained M.Ed (Measurement and Evaluation) 1993, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science 2001 from his Alma mater.
His professional career started in 1987 with Federal Ministry of Education where he taught in various Federal Government Unity Schools across the country till 1993 when he joined the services of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) as a pioneer staff and Senior Examination officer, through his loyalty, effectiveness, hard work, integrity, professional efficiency and commitment to duty, he rose to the position of Deputy Director (Exams Development) in January 2008. He was appointed as the Acting Head of Research and Quality Assurance Department between 2007 and 2011. He attends series of seminars and workshops within and outside the country in the Design and Development of Large Scale Assessment, Research Instrument Design and Administration, Development of Examination Syllabi and Leadership/Management Training programs among others. His hobbies are reading, writing, playing scrabble and Table Tennis.
Alh. J. A. Kasali is a member of Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), and Science Teachers Association of Nigerian (STAN) and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He is happily married with children.
Examinations Development Department
Examinations Development Department is charged with the following responsibilities :
Developing test items for NABTEB examinations through:
Adeyemi Michael Ademola
Mr. Adeyemi Michael Ademola
Adeyemi Michael Ademola, popularly called Adeyemi Brown, was born to the family of the Adeyemis of Alapo’s compound at Inisa in Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on the 24th day of December 1959.
His educational career began on a sound footing with the accomplishment of the first six years elementary education programme in four years at the Roman Catholic Primary School, Anyinasu Ashanti Region, Ghana (1965 – 1969).
Similarly, the young ambitious Adeyemi Brown completed the four years Middle School programme in three years with a Distinction Grade at the Local Authority Middle School, New Ayoma, Volta Region, Ghana in 1972.
His burning desire for higher educational attainment took him to the Baptist Teacher Training College, Ede (1976 – 1979); the Polytechnic, Ibadan where he studied Mass Communication (1982 – 1984) and the then Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) between 1990 and 1992, for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.
Determined to add value to his educational career, Adeyemi Brown’s insatiable quest for academic laurels led him to the prestigious University of Benin where he bagged the Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1998.
His career in the private and public service began as a classroom teacher at the St Saviour’s Primary School, Ikirun (1979 – 1980) and the Holy Michael’s High School, Ikirun (1980 – 1982).
Although he has been practising as a journalist since 1982, freelancing with several private and public media, his formal entry into the pen pushing profession was in 1993 when he was engaged by the defunct Sketch Press Limited as a Reporter and later, Head, Education and Research Desk (1993 – 1995). He was later transferred to Benin where he assumed duty as the Zonal Editor for Edo and Delta States (1995 – 2000). He joined the Federal Civil Service as a Principal Officer in May, 2000 at the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), and rose through the ranks to the position of a Deputy Director and Head, Public Affairs in 2012. In 2014, he was elevated to the position of Head of Department, Office of the Registrar/Chief Executive.
Significant among the numerous awards won by Mr. Adeyemi Brown in school and in the world of work include but not limited to the following:
Best Broadcaster and Debater Award, Baptist College, Ede, 1979
Nigeria Television Authority, Ibadan, Award for Best Drama & Poetry Presentation (1984)
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), National Writing Competition Award (1989)
Nigeria Union of Journalists Award for Professional Excellence (Sketch Press Limited) (1998)
Also worthy of mention is Mr. Brown’s modest contribution to national and community development. Notable among these is his proposal on Civic Education for Sustainable National Development presented to the then Military Governor of Oyo State, Oladayo Popoola (1984) which was hijacked and later presented as the Mass Mobilization for Social and Economic Research (MAMSER) in 1985.
A prolific writer, Newspaper Columnist and Commentator on Public Affairs, Mr Adeyemi Brown has equally written several proposals bordering on Security and Sustainable National Development for State Governments and Parastatals of the Federal Government.
Perhaps it will equally be pertinent to state that Mr. Brown served as a Research Assistant (on Politics and Religion in Africa) to the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in “the quest to end military rule in Africa by 1995,” under the aegis of the African Democratic League before the noble plan was aborted by the catastrophic annulment of the June 12, 1992 elections.
He is happily married with children.
STRATEGY, REFORM COORDINATION, AND, SERVICE IMPROVEMENT DEPARTMENT
(Mr. Adeyemi Michael Ademola – Deputy Director)
The Department of Strategy, Reform Coordination, and Service Improvement was created in 2015 and has the following main Duties:
- Manage the Department to serve as a focal point for driving all change, reform, innovation and improvement efforts within the Board in line with the overall framework set by BPSR, OHCSF and other Central Agencies of Government;
- Work with Leadership of the Board to identify processes, systems and service gap and with BPSR and OHCSF, FME, NCE, NBTE, NERDC and other agencies to develop interventions to eliminate such gaps;
- Coordinate, drive, monitor and report on the Reform Agenda for the Board;
- Troubleshoot service failure and Develop proposals to address them;
- Research and identify good practices that can be adapted/adopted to improve service delivery in the Board;
- Liaise with the Board’s Departments and the OHCSF, FME etc to develop refine, improve and recommend more efficient processes and systems for the Board to achieve its objectives;
- Develop and launch initiatives to drive and maintain a continuous service improvement culture within the Board;
- Develop and deploy change management tools and practices to institute sustainable improvements in the Board;
- Assist the leadership of the Board to articulate and coordinate their change agenda in line with service policies and standards;
- Formulate, coordinate the implementation, and monitor strategic plans for the Board;
- Formulate , implement and monitor marketing plans for the Board;
- Stakeholder Engagements,
- Forging of strategic alliances and general Management of Stakeholders, partners and Regulators;
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Registrar/Chief Executive
Mr. Nnasia Ndarake Asanga
Mr. Nnasia Ndarake Asanga
Mr. Nnasia Ndarake Asanga was born on 15th October, 1968 to the family of Apostle& Deaconess Ndarake Akpan Udo in Edem Urua, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Asanga who has had refreshing work experienceas part time lecturer in several Universities, audit and account staff inseveral firms of Chartered Accountants joined the services of National Business & Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on 4th October, 1993 as Budget & Finance Officer II. Through dint of hard work, determination, self-improvement cum motivation and most importantly God’s favour rose to the position of Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts on 1st January, 2012 and on 16th March, 2016, he was elevated to the position of Ag. HOD, Finance & Accounts.
Mr. Asanga has served in at least 30 Governing Board’s and Management’s committees. Notable among the committees are: Review of the Vision and Mission of the Board, Audit, Tax, Fixed Asset Verification, cost control and Reduction, Restructuring, Organogram Implementation, Revenue generation, IPPIS, IPSAS. In addition, he has received many commendations and awards from the Governing Board, Management, External Auditors etc.
Mr. Asanga fondly called Prof. by his colleagues has attended several workshops as paper presenter or participant.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in May, 1999 and became a Fellow of Institute Corporate Administration in 2014. Academically, he possessesMaster of Science Degree in Banking & Finance and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is currently pursuing M.Phil./PHD in Agricultural Finance.
He is a seeker of knowledge who believes that there is no best way of doing a particular thing and that man must always invent or explore better ways of doing things.
He is happily married with lovely and promising children.
He likes among others music, cooking, reading, helping and sharing knowledge.
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT
Mr. Alade Simon Olagbemiga
Mr. Alade Simon Olagbemiga
Mr. ALADE SIMON OLAGBEMIGA joined the services of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on the 27th of April, 1995 and confirmed as a Senior Test Development Officer on the 27th of April 1997. His highest academic qualification is Master Degree in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, March 1993 University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Alade S.O has served meritoriously as officer, Assistant Director and Deputy Director in many of the Departments of the Board.
- Examination (Test) Development Department, April 1995 – November 2006;
- Research, Quality Assurance Department, November 2006 – March 2011;
- Examinations Administration Department, March 2011 – August 2011;
- Registrar’s Office, South West Zonal Office (Zonal Coordinator) August, 2011 – August 2014;
- Examinations Administration Department, September, 2014 – March 2015;
- ICT Department as Deputy Director, March 2015 – April 9th 2015;
- Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement (RCSI) Department as Deputy Director RCSI, April 2015 – 8th June 2017;
- ICT Department (Ag. HOD), 9th June 2017 to date.
Since his assumption of duty as an officer in NABTEB, Mr. Alade has been among the few who are totally committed to the overall success of the Board. He is very hardworking, humble, time conscious, resourceful, reliable, dependable and God-fearing. He is open to suggestions and utilizes delegated authority judiciously whenever the opportunity is given. He gets along with other staff and very sound in interpersonal relationship. On the whole, he has low tolerance for staff who do not take their duties seriously.
Since his assumption of duty as the Deputy Director in charge of ICT Department his watchword to the staff has been punctuality and integrity.
Information and Communications Technology Department
Mr. Mark Eze Ugwoke
Mr. Mark Eze Ugwoke
MARK EZE UGWOKE, hails from Umuida, Enugu- Ezike, Igbo- Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.
He attended prestigious St. Teresa’s College, Nsukka between 1978 and 1983 where he obtained West African School Certificate (WASC). He secured admission into University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 1984 and graduated in 1988 with Second Class Honours, Upper Division and obtained Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Physics/Education. Furthermore, he was awarded Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) by the Senate of University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 1995 where he specialized in Financial Management. Again, he studied Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation at Enugu State University of Science and Technology and obtained Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in 2016. His area of specialization is Application of Item Response Theory in Test Development and Administration processes.
His job experience started in 1988 under the National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.) Scheme where he taught Physics and Mathematics. In 1989, he got appointment with the Federal Ministry of Education as Education Officer and later joined the services of University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School (UDSS) in 1991, also, as a physics teacher. He secured appointment with the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) as a Senior Test Development Officer (Physics) in 1996 and worked as the subject specialist and also served as a foundational member of test production team while at the headquarters. He was deployed to Anambra State to open a Zonal Office (for Enugu and Anambra States) in the State in 2003 and later posted to Enugu in 2009 to establish the South East Zonal Office. He was returned to the headquarters and elevated to the position of Director of Research and Quality Assurance Department in 2017.
He is computer literate, team player, mentor and has good numerical and organizational skills with special interest in the use of statistics to analyze events. He has obtained numerous awards from within and outside the Board and is a member of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria M(STAN) as well as a Member of Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria M(TRCN).
Research and Quality Assurance Department
Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya
The Director, General Services Department, Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya was born on the 30th November, 1958 at Sayaya, Matazu Local Government Council in Katsina State. He holds a B.A. (Edu) Geography of Bayero University Kano and a licensed Teacher by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
The officer started his working career in 1987, with the defunct Kaduna State Ministry of Education, later moved to Katsina State Ministry of Education within the same year. He started as a master Grade II officer GL 08/2 and rose to Chief Education Officer on GL 13/2 after fifteen (15) years of meritorious service with Katsina State Ministry of Education before joining NABTEB in year 2000 as Chief Test Administration Officer.
He was posted to Maiduguri as the first Zonal Coordinator in-charge of Borno, Bauchi and Yobe States. After his promotion to Assistant Director in year 2005, he was posted to North West Zonal Office in Kaduna State as the Zonal Coordinator in-charge of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States.
Alhaji Hamisu, Mamuda Sayaya was promoted as Deputy Director on 1st January 2010. He was posted to Examinations Development Department from September 2014 to March 2015 as Deputy Director (Examinations Development Department).
Alhaji Hamisu Mamuda Sayaya is married with children.
Alh. Hamisu Mamuda was born to the family of late Mallam and Mrs. Mamuda of Sayaya in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State. He attended L.E.A. primary school Sayaya (1969-1975), Katsina Teachers College (1975-1980) for his Teachers Grade II Certificate, School of General Studies Bayero University Kano, Kano State (1981-1982) and Faculty of Education Bayero University, Kano (1982-1985) for his Bachelor of Art degree in Education/Geography.
Upon x – raying his unquantifiable contributions to the growth and popularization of NABTEB as an esteemed examination body and its consequent acceptability within the grassroot populace especially in the area where he pioneered as a zonal co-coordinator and his numerous land mark achievement in the discharge of his schedule both within the headquarter, zonal and state levels, Management thereafter forwarded his name to the Governing Board for approval as a Director of the Federal Republic and was subsequently deployed to head the nascent department of general services that was newly created at that time as a substantive Director, a post he holds till date.