The law that established Ekiti SUBEB was enacted on 1st June, 2005 and according to the law the activities of the Board cover the first nine academic life of every child i.e from primary 1 to JSS 3.
Vision & Mission

To provide basic education that will make every child that goes through it morally sound and be equipped to be useful to himself, family, community and society at large.


To revitalize and overhaul basic education sector in Ekiti State through creative and innovative ideas that would provide enabling environment for adequate learning processes in schools.


Offices of the Executive Chairman

The Board Members/Commissioners: (Human Resources & Project Managements)

The Permanent Secretary

The Directors

Education Secretaries (LGEAs)

Other members of staff at H/Qs and LGEAs

The teaching/non- teaching staff in public primary and junior secondary schools .


Principal Officers


Name Designation
Prof. Femi Akinwumi Executive Chairman
Dr. Olufunke Fajobi Commissioner (Human Resources Management)
Barr. (Dr) Kayode Adeoye Commissioner (Project Management)
Mr. Afolabi Adebiyi Permanent Secretary


Head of Departments

Name Designation
Mr. Isaac Ajayi Director Administration and Supplies
Mr. Olufemi Dada Director Academics Service
Mr. Dele Owolabi Director Quality Assurance
Mr. Emmanuel Oluwayemi Director Special Programs
Mr. Sunday Agunbiade Director Social Mobilization
Mrs. Temitope Sola – Shittu Director Teachers Development
Mr Felix Ogunmodede Director Planning Research and Statistics
Mrs. Mulikat Adeyinka Director Finance and Account
Mr. Ojo Oniyide Director Physical Planning
Mrs. Sidikat Sulaiman Director Procurement
Mr. Adeyemi A. O. Director SERVICOM department
Mr. Ogunrayi Adedayo Chief Internal Auditor


Spoiler title

Alhaji Gani Owolabi                       (1996-1999)

Dr. Gboyega Isijola                        (1999-2003)

Prince Akintade Olayisade           (2003-2006)

Dr S. K Oni                                       (2006-2007)

Prince Dayo Adeyeye                     (2007-2010)

Prof. Modupe Adelabu                  (2010-2014)

Senator Bode Ola                           (2014-2018)

Prof. Francisca Aladejana            (2018-2020)

Prof. Femi Akinwumi                    (2020-2022) first tenure


Past Administrative Heads

Mr. Femi Adegboyega   Dr. (Mrs) E. A Dada

Mr. Wole Olowoyo.         Mr. B.J Ogundare

Mr. Remi Fakiyesi.     Dr. Bimpe Osundare

Chief Olu Alade.             Mrs. E A Oladimeji

Mr. Bayo Ayeni.              Mr. Sesan Fabamise

Mr. B. O Jegede.            Mr. Oluwadare Ajayi

Dr. (Mrs) E. A Dada.       Mr. Dayo Ajobiewe

Mr. Alabi Olabanji


Key Activities
  1. Management of primary schools and Nomadic Education in Ekiti State;
  2. Recruitment, appointment, promotion, posting, deployment and discipline of teaching/non-teaching;
  3. Disbursement of funds provided it from Federal, State, and Local Governments;
  4. Training and retraining of teaching/non-teaching Staff in primary schools;
  5. Payment of salaries and allowances of teaching/non- teaching Staff of the Board and the 16 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs);
  6. Construction of new classroom buildings in primary and junior secondary schools;
  7. Promoting and coordinating assistance by donor agencies such as UNICEF, World Bank, UBEC etc;
  8. Purchase and distribution of instructional materials to schools;
  9. Maintenance and rehabilitation of dilapidated classrooms/schools and other school infrastructure.
The law that establish Ekiti SUBEB was enacted on 1st June, 2005 and according to the law the activities of the Board cover the first 9-academic life of every child i.e from primary one to JSS 111.
Vision & Mission

To provide basic education that will make every child that goes through it be morally sound, and be equipped to be useful to himself, family, community and society that large


To revitalize and overhaul basic education sector in Ekiti State through creative and innovative ideas that would provide enabling environment for adequate learning processes in schools



The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has directed
head teachers of public primary schools in the State to ensure that
they have functional libraries in their schools.

The Head teachers are to post teachers from their existing staff to
serve as Teachers/Librarians who would properly supervise the

Executive Chairman of the Ekiti SUBEB, Prof Femi Akinwumi who gave the
directive in Ado-Ekiti during a sensitization meeting with head
teachers in the State, said that the libraries should take off with
the books and other reading resources provided for schools in the last
few years by UBEC and the Board, adding that the appointed
teachers/librarians should ensure that the available resources are
properly arranged and utilized.

Explaining that the directive was aimed at improving reading culture
amongst pupils of public primary schools, Prof. Akinwumi noted that
regular reading exercises the brain, improves concentration and the
ability to focus as well as enhance the general knowledge of pupils,
stressing that the focus is to inspire pupils to master the art of
reading and understanding early in life.

Akinwumi said that library/reading periods should be observed at least
twice a week while the head teachers must encourage programmes that
would promote reading activities such as reading competitions,
establishment of young readers club as well as observation of book and
literacy days.

Earlier in his welcome address the SUBEB Director of Quality Assurance
, Mr. Mathew Owolabi explained that the awareness programme was a
follow up to the National Assessment of Learning in Basic Education
(NALABE) exercise conducted in schools in the state by the Universal
Basic Education Commission in the last quarter of 2022 .

He assured that his department in collaboration with the Archival and
Documentation unit would include the monitoring of libraries and other
newly introduced activities in its proposed monitoring of schools
scheduled to commence soon.

Also speaking, the Head of the SUBEB Archives and Documentation, Mr
Biodun Adeoye urged participants at the forum to ensure strict
compliance with the resolutions of meeting in their various schools.


Ekiti SUBEB partners NGO for free ICT training of teachers.

The Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education
Board(SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi has stressed that the Board would
continue to establish linkages with donor agencies , Development
Partners and reputable Non Governmental Organizations towards
improving the quality of Basic Education in public primary and Junior
secondary schools in the State.

Prof Akinwumi made the pledge in Ado- Ekiti during a sensitization
meeting with stakeholders, organised by the Board in conjunction with a
Non Governmental Organization, AZESSWORLD Technologies Ltd.preparatory
for the commencement of a three month free computer training for
teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary Schools in the state.

He described Information Communication Technology(ICT) as a
particularly crucial factor in modern education, because it helps
facilitate the teaching and learning processes and make them more

According to the SUBEB Chairman, ICT also promotes the acquisition of
21st Century skills and also enhances teacher training and
professional development.

He noted that managers of education in the public primary schools in
the state need to embrace the modern trend in communication by
acquainting themselves with the global best practices, adding that the
world is now a global village.

The SUBEB Boss also charged participants, who were mainly Education
Secretaries, to ensure that teachers in public primary school
are mobilized for the ICT training programme which will be held at
designated centers in all the 16 local government areas of the State.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, SUBEB, Mr Adedayo Ajobiewe
assured the organizers of maximum cooperation of all participants and
also promising a conducive environment for the success of the program.

He however urged the education secretaries to galvanize their teachers
to key-into the 3- month free computer training programme in order to
make themselves more ICT compliant.

The program coordinator, AZESSWORLD Technologies Ltd., Engr Ubong
Abasi said that the training was organized to boost the capacity of
the Education Secretaries and public primary teachers on computer

He disclosed that participants who are successful at the end of the
programme would be certificated by the Computer Professionals
Registration Council of Nigeria (CIPN)

He assured the board that the programme, which would be decentralized
across the various local government areas for ease of access for all
participants, would not affect academic activities in schools

Responding on behalf of all Education Secretaries in the state, the
Ado Local Government Education Secretary, Mr Toyin Omotoso assured the
organizers of a hitch-free program throughout the entire duration of
proposed training exercise.


Oyebanji’s wife seeks improved attention on basic education.

Education remains the brain behind development and socio-economic
growth in all sectors of economy, therefore, it should be given
special attention it deserves.

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji announced this at
Ido-Ekiti while delivering lecture at a summit organized by State
Universal Basic Education Board to train Education secretaries and
head teachers.

Dr Oyebanji who explained that Basic Education was the pillar upon
which other levels of education rested, called on Education
Secretaries piloting the affairs of basic schools to be well equipped
for the  task of ensuring effective delivery of quality learning and
teaching process.

She encouraged the participants to engage in peer review on regular
basis for cross fertilization of ideals and experience sharing.

” I want to appeal to you to put in place effective mechanism for
regular feedback to SUBEB from the Local Government Education
Authorities through report writing and periodic meeting with the

The first lady also suggested the need for the education Secretaries
to ensure sufficient skill in ICT literacy by at least, 80% for their
teachers’  to boost their confidence and Morales.

Dr Olayemi however solicited an improved funding of Local Government
Education Authorities to enhance their functionalities.

Earlier, the Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board,
Professor Femi Akinwumi charged Executive Secretaries not to deviate
from the purpose for which they were appointed by being committed to
effective monitoring of schools.


Ekiti SUBEB Boss tasks Education Secretaries on need to enhance value
of Education in LGEAs

The Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education ,
Prof. Femi Akinwumi has charged Education Secretaries in the 16 Local
Government Education Authorities in the state to use their positions
as education managers to enhance the values of education in their
respective Local Governments Education Authorities.

Prof. Akinwumi gave the charge during an “Induction and Orientation
Workshop for the newly appointed Education Secretaries and their
Operational Heads of Departments” organized in Ado Ekiti by the
Board’s Department of Teachers Development.

He reiterated that the event was organized to guide the performances
of the Education Secretaries in order to enable them function
appropriately in their various work schedules.

Delivering a lecture on “The Roles of Education Officers in Management
of Universal Basic Education”, the SUBEB Boss urged the participants
to carry their subordinates along in whatever they do as management is
an integral part of good leadership.

He described hard work, abiding by the due process as well as law and
order , respect for the rights of other citizens as basic ingredients
for good leadership stressing that poverty is due to lack of effective
management or administration of available resources.

Prof. Akinwumi therefore, urged the new appointees to cultivate the
right attitude and mentality in the discharge of their duties to
create a reliable future for the Education Sector in the country.

Earlier in his remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State SUBEB, Mr
Adedayo Ajobiewe stated that the training was not just to improve the
efficiency and performance of the Education Secretaries but also to
serve as a refresher course for the Heads of Departments that will
work with them.

Mr Ajobiewe, while congratulating the new appointees, urged them to
avail themselves of the opportunity of programme to work effectively
in promoting quality basic education in the State.

He also stressed the importance of the workshop, stating that it would
enrich the managerial capabilities of the Education Secretaries.

Delivering his good will message at the event, the Universal Basic
Education (UBEC) Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Boboyi, represented by
the Ekiti State UBEC State Coordinator, Mr Tokunbo Olajubu enjoined
the Education Secretaries to put “all hands on deck” towards effective
implementation of basic education in the State.


……..Says erring contractors would be sanctioned.

The Executive Chairman of Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board
(Ekiti SUBEB), Prof Femi Akinwumi has flagged off the opening of
tenders for the UBEC/SUBEB 2022 intervention projects in the State
with a pledge that the board would ensure strict compliance to the
UBEC guidelines and the State Procurement Act in the award of the
contracts and monitoring of the projects.

Speaking at the bid opening ceremony in
Ado-Ekiti ,the SUBEB Boss who assured all companies that took part in
the tendering process of a level playing field however warned that
any contractor who wins the bid and fails to work in line with the job
specification would be blacklisted and made to refund the money

Prof. Akinwumi urged the contractors to abide by the project execution processes
and give value for the money they would be paid on the proposed
projects so that the vision of government to provide conducive
teaching and learning environment in all public schools in the state
can be realized in good time.

The Chairman who recalled that the administration of Governor Biodun
Oyebanji earlier this year approved the payment of over N1.2 billion
counterpart funds to cover the 2022 matching grants to UBEC, described
the bid opening ceremony as a “follow up activity
to the payment made by the State government and yet another bold
step by the administration towards providing all children of school
age in the state with unfettered access to free and qualitative
through the provision of conducive teaching and learning environment
in public schools across the state.”

He said the bold steps taken by Governor Oyebanji in the basic
education sector in the past eight months has further strengthened and
consolidated the successes recorded from October 2018 to 2022 by the
immediate past administration of his predecessor , Dr John Kayode
Fayemi in the sector in the State, adding that payment of the N1.2
billion matching grants to UBEC laid the foundation for the bid
opening ceremony and the entire UBEC/ SUBEB 2022 Intervention Projects
that was about to begin.

“ If you all recall ,Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji earlier this
year approved the payment of over N1.2 billion counterpart funds to
UBEC to cover the 2022 matching grants to the commission and it is
this singular move of the Governor that laid the foundation of today’s
event. For the avoidance of doubt, today’s occasion clearly
underscores the policy of Governor Oyebanji to consolidate and build
on the successes recorded from October 2018 to 2022 by the immediate
past administration of his predecessor , Dr John Kayode Fayemi in the
Basic Education sector in the State. I believe that everyone can now
clearly see the beauty of continuity in governance”, Akinwumi posited.

He disclosed that projects that would be executed in Government owned
primary and junior secondary schools across the state under the
UBEC/SUBEB 2022 intervention projects include: Construction of blocks
of classrooms, perimeter fences ,water system toilets with deep wells,
overhead tanks and generators as well as renovation of Blocks of
classrooms ,drilling of modern boreholes with
generators and overhead tanks with fetching stands and the procurement
of furniture items for teachers, pupils and students

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of Ekiti
SUBEB, Mr Adedayo Ajobiewe assured the contractors that the bidding
process would be transparent while also informing the stakeholders
that all contractors will get equal bidding opportunity.

Mr Ajobiewe also noted that due process would be followed in the
bidding exercise which was observed by the UBEC State Coordinator ,
Mr. Tokunbo Olajubu , representatives of the State Bureau of Public
Procurement , the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning , Ministry
of Justice and other key stakeholders and regulatory bodies in the
sector including the representative of Civil Society Action Coalition
For All (CSACEFA) .


Be professional in the discharge of your duties, Ekiti SSG charges
newly recruited teachers.

The Ekiti State Government has called the newly recruited public
primary school teachers in the State to be dutiful and professional in
the discharge of their duties for national development.

The Secretary to the State Government Dr Habibat Omolara Adubiaro made
the call at the opening ceremony of a 3 day skills improvement
workshop for the newly recruited teachers held in Ado -Ekiti.

Dr. Adubiaro, who described the workshop as a testimony of Mr.
Governor’s promise and unwavering commitment to intellectual capacity
development in the state,
expressed delight at the current crops of individuals selected to
shape the future of young people in the state.

“As educators, we hold a key role in the development of our societies,
and your role is at the very heart of shaping the future of the

as a pillar of knowledge and inspiration,the impact you all are about
to have on the lives of young minds can not be overemphasized”. She

Dr Adubiaro noted that teaching was a demanding but a noble profession
which has necessitated the 3 days workshop to enhance teaching
skills,with an urge to the trainees to embrace and take the program
with utmost seriousness.

The SSG described the workshop as a rare opportunity for them to
acquire new skills, expand the participants knowledge base and refine
their teaching techniques and methodology for hard-work and

She stressed further that the gathering was also an opportunity for
the trainees to exchange ideas, collaborate with fellow educators and
learn from seasoned experts in the field.

The facilitators present have a wealth of experience in the education
sector and they are eager to share their knowledge with them, she

She however stressed that the knowledge and skills acquire during the
three days workshop would not only benefit them but also positively
impact the lives of countless young Ekiti indigence and Nigeria
learners in the years to come.

” I encouraged you to embark on the enriching journey to approach each
season with an open mind, eager to absorb new knowledge,explore
innovative approaches to education and embrace every challenge as an
opportunity for growth and transformation,for it is through continuous
leaning and improvement that we can make a lasting impact on the lives
of our students”, she stated.

In the same vein,the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education,
Professor Femi Akinwumi, in his welcome address described the
induction training of teachers as an integral part of the general
education system in Nigeria as they influence the growth and
development of a nation.

The SUBEB Chairman also said that the training of the newly recruited
teachers was apt considering their different background and freshness
in the system hence, the need to guide them against ignorance that can
make them run foul of some laid down procedures in the service as well
as to give them smooth entry into the teaching service at the basic
level of education.


Ekiti Govt Drums Support for Schools Sports Development

Ekiti State governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has promised the support of
his administration to providing a conducive environment for sports to
thrive in the basic education sector in the state.

Governor Oyebanji gave the pledge in Ado Ekiti during the finals of
this Year’s Basic Education Sports Competitions in Nigeria (BESS)
organized by the State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB ) in
collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission ( UBEC )
at the State capital, Ado Ekiti.

The Governor who was represented by the SUBEB Chairman, Prof. Femi
Akinwumi urged participants to avail themselves of the opportunity
provided by the competition for the promotion of their mental and
physical health as well as for the marketing of their God given
talents to the world.

He called for more support from various stakeholders towards
development of schools sports, urging the participants to maintain
healthy competition among themselves as a combination of sports with
academic studies helps promote a better future and spirit of global
competitiveness among the pupils .

Oyebanji reiterated the resolve of the state government in conjunction
with UBEC to provide sports equipment for public primary schools
across the state to facilitate sports development and discovery of
budding talents among the pupils.

He commended the organizers of the program for creating such a
platform to identify the sporting potentials among the pupils with the
aim of nurturing them to stardom.

Earlier ,the Special Adviser on Education, Science and Technology, Dr
(Mrs.) Kofoworola Aderiye, who was represented by the Executive
Secretary of the state Scholarship Board, Mrs. Bosede Jegede stressed
the importance of the program to include discovery of talents and
promotion of unity among the pupils and teachers of basic education.

Dr. Aderiye advised participants to maintain the spirit of
sportsmanship, urging the winners to be magnanimous in victory and the
losers not to be discouraged in defeat.

In his welcome address, the SUBEB Chairman, Prof. Femi Akinwumi
represented by the Board Permanent Secretary, Mr. Dayo Ajobiewe
described the uniqueness of the competition to raising the standard of
sports, particularly among the youngsters.

Stressing the importance of sports to the overall development of basic
education, Prof. Akinwumi urged the winning athletes and teams who
would represent the state in the forthcoming Zonal and National Finals
of the BESS Competition to build on the outstanding reputation of the
state in athletics and football.

He stressed that the state was proud to have produced the likes of
Olusoji Fasuba and Late Oluyemi Kayode but it is pertinent to produce
new talents and future legends.

Akinwumi said it was in recognition of the outstanding performance of
the Late Barcelona
92 Olympics Silver medalist that the State Government renamed the
venue of the competitions after the late Oluyemi Kayode who was
discovered through schools sports program.

He also appealed to stakeholders to support the schools sports program
by providing the enabling environment for it to thrive.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology, Mrs. Olufolakemi Olomojobi in a goodwill message also
commended the resilience of the participants and promised the support
of the ministry towards promoting sporting activities among schools in
the state

The event featured athletics and football competitions and the
high-point was the finals of the football competition in which Moba
local government education area team defeated Ekiti South- West local
government area education team by 2-0 while the Ado Ekiti local
government team also won 2-0 against Ilejemeje local government in the
3rd place match

Trophies, medals and prizes were presented to winners and runners up
at the end of the competitions.

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