Dr. Yusuf Lawal attended the University of Maiduguri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Political Science and Administration (1985). He equally holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Lagos (1995). He is a Doctor of Philosophy Ph. D holder in Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja (2007).
He joined the services of the Board as an Administration Officer I, in the then Department of Matriculation and Examination between 1989 – 1991 from the Federal Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, between 1991-1994 he was an Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Registrar; he became Senior Assistant Registrar between 1994-1996; Principal Administrative Officer between 1996-1997, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer between 1997-2000 and Chief Administrative Officer between 200-2004 all in the Office of the Registrar.
He became a Deputy Director in 2004 still in the Registrar’s Office until he was transferred to Test Administration Department in 2013 as an Acting Director before his recent elevation to the post of the Director of Test Administration Department.
Dr. Lawal, as the Director of Test Administration Department has brought new zeal to the Department and transformed its operations. He is a witty goal-getter, who has demonstrated good leadership and his presence on the Board’s Management team is a great asset to the Board.
He is a Member, Institutes of Management Consultant and Member, Institutes of Management. He has attended Trainings, Workshops and Conferences both locally and internationally.