Pius O. Osaghae. Acting Director, Department of Academic Services
The Acting Director, Department of Academic Services was born on 31st August, 1956. He graduated with Bachelor of Education in 1980 and a Masters degree in 1982 from University of Jos. He began his career as Assistant Lecturer I at the College of Education, Gindiri where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He served in various capacities including the pioneer Head of the Department of Integrated Science Education. He was also involved in the development of new curricula for the NCE Programme of the College.
He proceeded to the erstwhile National Primary Education Commission (NPEC) in 1990 where he also served as Zonal Coordinator, Bauchi Zone (Bauchi, Plateau and Yobe States) and later as Desk Officer, North-West Region. With the dissolution of NPEC; he served in the then Special Programme Unit of the Federal Ministry of Education that was responsible for maintaining standards and implementation of the World Bank Project.
The establishment of Universal Basic Education Commission in 2004 saw him serving in Department of Teacher Training and Curriculum Development. He later served as Zonal Coordinator, South-South, Deputy Director, Quality Assurance in 2003 from where he was deployed to Department of Academic Services in 2009.
He has served as Member or Secretary of various Committees including UBEC's National Education Roadmap Implementation Committee, UBEC Technical Committees on Quality Assurance, Evaluation, Research, Teacher Training, curriculum, etc. and member, Governing Council, Federal Staff Business College, Uwelu, Benin City.
He had attended over 50 national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars as participant or resource person in many areas that include among others, Design and Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, Assessment, Curriculum, Inspection and Supervision, Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Project Management, Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability, etc.
He has also contributed to various national and international reports, monographs and training manuals on STM and basic education.
He has received various commendations for exemplary services and contributed to national/international reports and publications on education.
He is married with three children.
He is a member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).
His hobbies are reading and use of ICT in basic education.