The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) appears to have witnessed a rebirth as its current Registrar/CEO, Professor Yahuza Suleiman Iman, clocks 100 days in office.

With Prof. Imam at the helm of affairs for the 100 days, the board has become a hub of activities and has earned more recognition as it pursues its mandates of planning and implementing Arabic and Islamic Studies in the country more vigorously.

His ingenious stewardship on the board for just 100 days has already brought about several landmark achievements, while still counting, Education Monitor has learnt.

Some of these achievements includes: Successful conduct of June/July 2023 SAISSCE; increased recognition of NBAIS; capacity building on financial management and administration procedure; and partnership with TSANGAYA Tutors and administrators.

Others are: renovation of Head Office complex; stakeholders consultation; personnel welfare; and anti-corruption drive.

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has gone through thick and thin. It was founded by late Sir, Ahmadu Bello, the then Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Nigeria.

It is a government organisation tasked with planning and implementing Arabic and Islamic studies curriculum in Nigeria, established in 1960 as an independent body.

It became a department in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with activities mainly in the northern part of Nigeria. In 2011, the body was mandated to cover the entire country making it another examination body in Nigeria.

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