DR. MOHAMMED, AHMED MODIBBO, THE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
Dr. MOHAMMED, AHMED MODIBBO , The Director and Chief Executive of the Universal Basic Education Commission was born 15 th May 1954 in Yola, Adamawa State. He attended Lokuwa Primary School, Mubi (1961 - 1966); St. Paul's College Wusasa, Zaria (1967 - 1971); Government Secondary School, Maiduguri (1972 - 1973); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1973 - 1976); University of Abertay, Dundee (2000); Havard University Extension School/Galilee College (2002).
He holds a WASC (1971); H.S.C (1973); B.A. History A.B.U Zaria (1976); Ph.D History A.B.U Zaria (1985); Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Change in Higher Education (2000); Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions Programme (2002); Certificate in Virtual Learning Communities: their roles in the development of a knowledge economy, British Council (Cardiff) 2004.
Dr MOHAMMED AHMED MODIBBO has been a seasoned teacher since his reign as a National Youth Corp member and has began his career as a classroom teacher and a form master at Borgu Secondary School, New bussa (September 1976 - June 1977), He was appointed Graduate Assistant History Department A.B.U Zaria (August 1977), an Assistant Lecturer Department of History A.B.U Zaria (October 1984 - 1988), Senior Lecturer Department of History A.B.U Zaria (October 1988 - 2000), and the Director/Chief Executive National Teachers Institute Kaduna (2000 - 2007).
During his days as a teacher and a lecturer, he has taught many courses which includes; Economic history of West Africa, African History in the twentieth century, History of Nigeria Since 1750, Trade and Politics in the Niger - Benue Valley in the Nineteenth century, Nigeria: the Achievement of Independence (1920 - 1960), Contemporary World History at the Postgraduate level.
He has visited Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, U.S.A., Fiji, Israel, Spain, Portugal, U.S.S.R., Saudi Arabia and a number of African countries. He loves reading and enjoys discussions on current affairs.
Dr MOHAMMED AHMED MODIBBO has contributed in no small measure to the growth and sustenance of education in Nigeria through his membership with;
Scholarship Board, Gongola State (1986 - 1989)
National Commission for Libraries, A.B.U, Representative, 1989/1990
Academic Board, Administrative and Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) badagry, A.B.U, Representative, 1988 - 1989.
Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 1990 - 1993
Appointment and Promotions Committee (JAMB), 1990 - 1993
Admission Committee (JAMB) March, 1990 - 1993
WAEC, Nigerian National Committee, 1990 - 1993
WAEC, Nigerian Administrative and Finance Committee, 1991 - 1994
Ministerial committee on review and drafting white paper on visitation panel reports on all Federal Universities in Nigeria, October - December, 1999
He also made an immense contribution in the educational sector by;
Coordinating the establishment of Zaria Academy, a private boarding secondary school, 1995 - 1999
Director, Governing Council, Zaria Academy 1998 - 1999
Director, International Education Foundation, 1997 - 1999
Among his Publications are;
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "The Role of Political Offices Around Lamibe in the Metropolis of Fombina to C. 1990", B.A. Dissertation, 1976
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "European Trading Companies and the Underdevelopment of Northern Nigeria: The Case of R.N.C./U.A.C. 1985 - 1939." Ph.D. Thesis, A.B.U., 1985
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "Education and National Integration in Nigeria Problems and Prospects" in Okello Oculi (ed), Nigerian Alternatives, Gaskiya Corp., Zaria, 1987, pp. 68-93
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "The R.N.C./U.A.C. and the Foundation of the Organised Private Sector in Nigeria," in Nigerian Economy and Society Since the Berlin Conference, F ASS Publication on the Seminar, Gaskiya Corporation, Zaria.
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "Students Enrolment in A.B.U., 1960 - 1985," in A.B.U. at Twenty Five, A.B.D. Press
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "Bibliographical Notes on the Lives of Mahmud Ribadu, Sa'adu Zungur, and Lamido Zubairu," submitted to Encyclopedia Africana, 1978
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "The Changing Role of Traditional Chieftaincy", in H. Adamu - Thirty Years of Nationhood - Sahel Publication, 1994
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "Background to I st October 1960: Source Materials from European Companies," in Y.B. Usman and G. K wanashie (ed), The Events, Issues and Sources of Nigerian History 1960 - 1970, Publication by the Presidential Panel on Nigeria Since Independence History Project.
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , (Author of the three chapters below), on the invitation of Heinemann Educational Books, series on African History for Senior Secondary Schools, General Editor, Obaro Ikeme.
The Jihaad of Us man Dan Fodio
The Jihaad of Sokou Ahmadu
The Career of Samon T oure and the Rise of the Mandinka Empire
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , Book Review: A Critical Review of Trade and Imperialism 1889 - 1920, by Walter Ofonagoro, 1980 submitted to Nok Publishers
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed , "European Trading Companies in the Sokoto Caliphate, Foundation of Underdevelopment." Being a paper presented at the International Conference on the Sokoto Caliphate and Europeans 1890, Sokoto, 1993
Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed and Abdurrahman Umar , (ed) Teacher Education in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future. Kaduna, 2003
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