Education in Nigeria

Professor Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa’i

Federal Minister of Education

Biography

Professor Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa’i  was appointed Nigerian minister of Education on 6 April 2010, when President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet. She was Commissioner for Health under the military regime of General Sani Abacha between 1993 and 1996. She was promoted professor in 2003, and served as Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Jigawa State.