As the Islamization of the strategic Education sector which we wrote on very recently (CA! Vol 19 No2) continues with absolute blatancy, the Registrar of JAMB Prof Dibu Ojerinde has now been unceremoniously given the boots. His replacement is no other person than the Secretary General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs - Professor Ishaq Oloyede.
Prof Oloyede is not noted for finesse in his raw promotion of Islam and Islamic values; whether as Vice Chancellor at University of Ilorin, or in his more recent appointment as Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs. It's ominous that the NSCIA could not find any proxy suitable for this job than the Chief Executive himself!
As we pointed in passing in the article, Islamists plod on with their Islamization plans for Nigeria, with government's recent scrapping of any form of Post-JAMB screening by the Senates of individual Universities, JAMB is now able to funnel candidates into Nigerian Universities directly "from the top," without any local quality assurance mechanism permitted at the University level. Hours to the announcement of Prof Ishaq Oloyede as the new JAMB registrar - on a Sunday, even the existing Admission List to the Universities were withdrawn for some spurious reasons.
Prof Oloyede is not the only NSCIA man on the new list of 17 new heads of Education parastatals approved by President Buhari. Also on the National Executive Council of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is Dr Hameed Bobboyi who is now announced as the new helmsman at the Universal
Basic Education Board. See No 12 on the List of NEC Members - Under Notable Personalities. The two other critical educational agency, TETFUND and the NUC are also manned by Moslems. Four Chief Executives of Educational Parastatals are left untouched by the new announcement; and they are conspicuously all Moslems. (see details in the newspapers, for example: http://punchng.com/buhari-appoints-new-heads-17-education-agenciesnames-oloyede-jamb-registrar/)
We leave the rest to the reader on how deeply involved in the governance and policy making of Islam in Nigeria are the rest of the hordes of Islamic names on the new list of chief executives in charge of education in Nigeria.