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An accomplished business and legal professional, Chiedu Ebie oversees educational services in his role as the commissioner of the Delta State Ministry of Education in Nigeria. In his free time, Chiedu Ebie follows a number of international sports teams, including Britain’s Manchester United football team and the Mercedes Formula 1 team.

As Commissioner overseeing the primary and post primary institutions within Delta State, Chiedu’s main focus is to oversee reforms in this sector by ensuring that the overall quality of education is improved by ensuring a gradual but steady improvement of the sector. From available records, Delta State currently has over 400 post primary institutions spread across the 25 local government areas of the State.

One of the main areas of the SMART agenda of the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State is Education by ensuring that the right policies are put in place. As a start, the area of Technical education has been singled out for improvement with the revamping of three Technical Colleges under the phase 1 programme. The areas of improvement include infrastructural upgrade and procurement of equipment and teaching aids for the Agbor, Ofagbe and Sapele Technical Colleges.

This is coming on the heels of the recent enactment of the Technical and Vocational Education Board (TVEB) Law by the Delta State House of Assembly and the appointment of an Executive Secretary for the board. The primary responsibility of the TVEB is to supervision and running of the six Technical Colleges.


Revitalizing Basic and Secondary Education in Nigeria’s Delta State

A highly exposed and good team player, Chiedu Ebie has gained two decades of experience in commercial law, the oil and gas industry, and education through positions he has held at numerous private organisations. Currently, as the commissioner of the Delta State Ministry of Education, Chiedu Ebie oversees operations of the state’s basic and secondary educational system.

In recent years, past administrations of Delta State spearheaded the effort to revitalize the state’s basic and secondary educational system by improving the infrastructure of schools statewide, constructing new buildings and providing necessary ICT support. During the term of the immediate past administration, the state built several new schools and provided free tuition to more than 200,000 students.

The administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa continues to maintain a dedication to provide free and compulsory education to the students of Delta State at both primary and secondary school levels. Today, the Ministry includes nine separate departments to carry out the work, including planning, examinations, and finance. Through the combined efforts of these departments, the Ministry has implemented a variety of new programs including the revamping of Technical Colleges beginning with the three Technical Colleges in Agbor, Ofagbe and Sapele.