A seasoned administrator, a historian, an educationist, a sound intellectual, and above all, a humanist
Appointed on: 15th July 2021
Professor Modibbo hails from Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He had his primary school education in Lokuwa Primary School Mubi, between 1961-1966. He had his secondary school education in St. Paul’s College, Wusasa, Zaria, and Government Secondary School Maiduguri, between 1967-1973. In 1976, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in the same discipline, in 1985.
Because of his quest for knowledge, Professor Modibbo went ahead and obtained a Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Change in Higher Education from the University of Abertay, Dundee, in the year 2000. In 2002, he also obtained a Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions Programme from Harvard.
Since he concluded his first degree, he has been serving this nation in different capacities – from a classroom teacher during his NYSC days (Borgu Secondary School, New Bussa, 1976-1977), to a lecturer in his alma mater; rising from a Graduate Assistant in 1977 to a Senior Lecturer and the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
He was appointed as the Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, in 2000, where he served until 2007 when he was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission.
Professor Modibbo is a thoroughbred Professor of History with over one hundred and sixteen seminar/conference/journal papers to his credit, in addition to being the author of seven books on history and education.
He has served the country in several capacities, including the Ministerial Committee on the Review/ Drafting of White Paper on Visitation Panel reports to Federal Universities in Nigeria between October and December 1999.
He was also a board member of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and a member of the National Committee on West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC).
Professor Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed is married with children and grandchildren.