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the commisisioner of higher educationAbdulkadir  Usman Abubakar was born in Bajoga Quarters of Gombe on the 10th of December 1959. He attended Central Primary School Gombe from 1966 – 1973, Government Secondary School Gombe from 1973 – 1978, Bauchi College of Arts and Science (BACAS) from 1978 – 1980
and Bayero University Kano where he obtained   a Bachelor of Art Degree in History in 1983.

After the routine NYSC in Government Secondary School Damaturu as a Teacher in 1983 – 1984, he continued with teaching as a carrier from 1984 – 1990. He became an Educational Administrator as a Vice Principal and later as a Principal in various Schools from 1991 – 2003. He was posted to the Ministry of Education Headquarters as a Deputy Director, Planning Research and Statistics in 2003 – 2004. He was subsequently deployed to the Ministry of Higher Education as Ag. Director Special Duties in 2004 – 2006. Confirmed as substantive Director Special Duties in 2008 – 2009 and presently posted to the state Scholarship Board as the Director/Secretary since November, 2009.

He is married with children. His greatess hobby is to mould the character of youths, by making them to be good citizens and useful towards the speedly growth and development of the State and Country at large 

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The Mission
To provide opportunities for higher quality of Education through the creation of an enabling environment where the Board renders necessary assistance and support to the youth, this will enable them acquire relevant skills, knowledge and values for the development of themselves, Gombe State, Nigeria and mankind in general.


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