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.