FCT Department of Mass Education (DME)

FCT Department of Mass Education

The FCT Department of Mass Education, hitherto referred to FCT Agency for Mass Education was established by the FCT Regulation No.1 of 1991. This regulation was an offshoot of Degree 17 of 1990 that set up the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education. The decree directed all states in the Federation and the FCT to establish Agencies for Mass Education. The edict that set up the Agency was signed into law by the then FCT Minister Major General Muhammad Gado Nasko. A Board headed by a Chairman was inaugurated on August 13th 1991. Since the tenure of the last Governing Board of the Department expired in 1999, a new Board has not been re-constituted. A bill for an enabling law of the Department is now before the National Assembly awaiting enactment. However owing to the fact that the bill is yet to be passed, a circular titled Status of Some FCT Agencies Ref: PS/FCTA/042/VOL II dated 1st July, 2014 directed that the Agency among three others to revert Departmental status hence the current nomenclature


To have a Federal Capital Territory free of illiterates through providing non-formal education programmes that will eradicate illiteracy and provide skills that will empower the people for meaningful living


To reach out to the illiterate adults, out of school youths, women and the girl-child, nomads as well as other disadvantaged groups in the Federal Capital Territory through collaboration with stakeholders with a view to making them functional members of the society

Director, FCT Department of Mass Education


FCT Department of Mass Education (DME) was established with the following aims and objectives:

i. To Organize and carry out literary services in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).

ii. To create access to Mass and functional literacy services in the FCT.

iii. To conduct and organize extra-mural and remedial classes in the FCT.

iv. To develop curriculum and implement modern vocational Education programme.

v. To carry out policies for adult and Non-formal education in the FCT.

vi. To encourage skills acquisition among youths and adult learners.

vii. To prepare and issue annual reports on adult and Non-formal education activities in the FCT.

viii. To devise ways and means of coordinating and integrating the formal and Non-formal education systems showing its equivalence to Institutions for transfer within the city.

ix. To coordinate the activities of stakeholders in the formal and non-formal sector

x. To undertake research programs and projects in Adult and non-formal education.

xi. To implement any document or guideline on Mass literacy from the Federal Capital Territory Administration and/or the Federal Government of Nigeria.

xii. To register, supervise and accredit private non-formal education Establishments in the FCT

Organogram of FCT Department of Mass Education (DME)


Organizational Structure:

The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by the Head of Admin & Supply. It has five professional Divisions of Literacy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS) and Mobilization and Monitoring. Under the Directorate are specialized units namely Procurement, Information, Internal Audit, MDI (Multi-lateral Donor Interventions), Project Unit, Revenue Unit and the Business and Entrepreneurship Unit.

Department of Mass Education Divisions:

1. Literacy Division

2. Continuing Education Division

3. Mobilization and Monitoring Division

4. Planning, Research and Statistics Division

5. Vocational Division

Vocational Enterprise Institute (VEI):

Vocational Enterprise Institute (VEI) are institutions recently approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide Vocational services or an alternative route to higher education. They Are Institutions that offer Vocational, Technical, Technology or Professional education and training at post-basic and tertiary levels to equip Secondary School leavers and working adults with vocational skills and knowledge of employability to meet the increasing demands for technical manpower by the various sectors of the nation's economy. To key in with this reforms the FCT Department for Mass Education is currently operating Vocational Enterprise Institutes (VEI) level.

VEI Mission:

To promote the production of skilled/Semi-skilled technical and professional manpower, to revitalize and sustain the national economy, reduce unemployment and poverty through the setting and maintenance of high standards, provision of current and reliable information for planning and decision making, sourcing and disbursing of funds and adequate linkages with industry.

Objectives of VEI:

The objectives of establishing the VEls are:
1. To increase access to Technical and Vocational, Education and Training (TVET)
2. To Serve the needs of the industry
3. To Provide employability skills to the youth and adults alike for self-employment.

Target Groups:

The VEIs are expected to be credible alternative form of education that will cater for the interest of:
a) School leavers wishing to acquire employable skills at post-basic and post-Secondary level.
b) Persons seeking for career paths that do not need University degrees.
c) Persons who cannot undergo full-time study but desire to enhance their skills.
d) Persons wishing to go into self-employment.
e) University (Institutions) graduates seeking employment skills.
f) Adults seeking opportunities to re-skill themselves.

Various Offices of VEI in FCT:

Opposite Police Station, Abaji
Telephone: 08069610009

Behind Senior Quarters, Karshi, AMAC.
Telephone: 09056248219

Near Divisional Police Station, Bwari

Adjacent to Prison/Immigration Office Gwagwalada.
Telephone: 07035630207

Along Kuje General Hospital, after Road Safety Office, Kuje.
Telephone: 08032109373

Bunugo Road, Beside Kwali Area Council, KWALI.
Telephone: 08032908838

- For other enquiries, please call 08037438779. 0909399229

Past and Present Directors of
FCT Department of Mass Education


Alhaji Sani Ashafa

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
1991 to July, 1996

Mallam Jaafar Adano Muh'd

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
1996 - 1997

Mr. Wilson Napchwat

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
1997 - July, 1997

Dr. L. I. Ofoegbu

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
1997 - July, 1999

Dr. J. O. Uhunmwangho

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
2000 - 2002

Mr. Simon Awodo

Executive Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
Oct 2002 - 2005


E. G. Hamman

Director, FCT Agency for Mass Education
2006 - 2012

Alhaji Maikasuwa Musa Yakubu

Director, Department of Mass Education
2012 - 2018

Madam Caroline Yawon

Director, Department of Mass Education
Oct 2018 - July 2019


Abunike Joseph Ogbogu

Director, Department of Mass Education
July, 2019 - Oct., 2019

Hajiya Fatima Binta Abdulrahman

Director, Department of Mass Education
Oct. 2019 - Oct. 2020

Abunike Joseph Ogbogu

Director, Department of Mass Education
Oct 2020 - Nov. 2020


Hajia Hajara Titilayo Alayande

Director, Department of Mass Education
Nov. 2020 - Till Date

Providing Quality Education for Residents of the Federal Capital Territory