- By Amina Abdullahi
Professor Gidado Tahir, the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Council, is dead.
Details of his death were sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
He lectured at at the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto and the University of Abuja, where he rose to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor before retiring.
Born in Toungo town in Adamawa State, on December 29, 1949, he was the Chairman, Board of National Commission for Nonadic Education (NCNE).
The deceased was educated at Church of the Brethren Mission Secondary School in Waka, Biu, Borno, between 1956 and 1967, and later Government Secondary, Bauchi.
He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1970. He later attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, where he obtained MSc and Ph.D. in Higher and Continuing Education.
He served as Provost of Federal College of Education, Yola, from 1987 to 1994.
He is survived by his wife, Hajiya Asma’u Gidado Tahir, children and grand children.