Ekiti Names New Deputy Governor

Prof. Modupe Adelabu

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has forwarded the name of Chairperson of the State’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Modupe Adelabu,  to the State House of Assembly for consideration as the new deputy governor of the state.

Governor Fayemi, in a letter dated May 3, 2013, and addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Omirin, requested the House to consider Prof Adelabu for the position of deputy governor, in the bid to fill the vacant position following the death of the former deputy governor, Funmilayo Olayinka, on April 6, 2013.

Mrs Adelabu, a Professor of Education at  the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile –Ife, was Head of the Department of  Education Administration and Planning of the institution before her appointment as Chairperson of Ekiti State SUBEB in July 2011.

An Ado-Ekiti Princess, Prof Adelabu was born on May 23, 1950 in Ado Ekiti to Prince and Mrs. Samuel Adepoju Adejugbe.  She attended Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti (1962 – 1967) and Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo (1968 -1970).  She holds a B.A. (Ed) (1975); MPhil (1981); and PhD (1990), all from the Obafemi  Awolowo University (OAU),  Ile- Ife.

Prof Adelabu started her teaching career as a Graduate Assistant in 1976 in the Department of Educational Administration and Planning , OAU, where she rose to the post of Professor in 2008. She served as Head of the Department of Educational Administration several times and also served as External Examiner in some universities including the University of Ibadan; University of Lagos; University of Ilorin and Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

She has served as Council Member of National Teachers’ Institute (2001 – 2003), Council Member, Christ International Divinity College (an affiliate of Acadia University Canada) Erinmo (2005 – 2010); Member Planning and Implementation Committee Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2004 – 2005); Member of Council Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2005 – 2010). She was also a foundation member of Board, Ekiti State World Bank Assisted Poverty Reduction Agency (2000 – 2003); Member of Oxford Round Table, Oxford England, among other bodies.

A seasoned scholar  and administrator of international repute, Prof Adelabu’s  major research area is on policy and personnel issues in education, including the roles of  the state  in education; teacher education as well poverty and gender related issues in education, particularly in rural areas. She has published over 30 articles in both national and international journals.

She has consulted for the World Bank, Universal Basic Education Commission in Nigeria, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and other international agencies.

She has also served as resource person for UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO on various educational issues. She was also part of the 15-member Education Reform Panel that worked on  Ekiti State government’s reforms in the education sector.
She is a recipient of the 2013  Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award  (African Administration Icon) organised by the  All- African Student Union (ASSU).
SOURCE: http://ekitistate.gov.ng/2013/05/fayemi-names-new-deputy/

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Leaders are born, not by education

The preference for the highly educated for political positions in the country distorts public services. Evidence shows that there is no correlation between PhD holding and performance, efficiency and honesty in our Federal and State administrations.

Highly educated people are meant to do specific job, especially in academics. They should not be pulled out to do the job a first degree holder can easily do. If they chose to come into politics on their own to rub shoulders with the ordinary, that is their business.

There was no need for Kayode to have appointed another similar intellectual to duplicate him. Kayode would have been well served if he has gone for say a professional accountant as his deputy. Fund, its uses and safeguard, is where the President, Governors and their administrations flounder deliberately dishonestly or in ignorance at the expense of the country. The professional accountant is at least on hand to ameliorate damages, as a deputy.

Dy/Gov.

What a wonderful choice based on paper qualifications.
I pray that Prof will use her wealth of experience to juztify the appointment.
Congratulation.

Leaders are born, not by education

The preference for the highly educated for political positions in the country distorts public services. Evidence shows that there is no correlation between PhD holders and performance, efficiency and honesty in our Federal and State administrations.

Highly educated people are meant to do specific job, especially academic is their place. They should not be pulled out to do the job a first degree holder can easily do. If they chose to come into politics on their own to rub shoulders with the ordinary, that is their business.

There was no need for Kayode to have appointed another similar intellectual to duplicate him. Kayode would have been well served if he has gone for say a professional accountant as his deputy. Fund, its uses and handling, is where the President, Governors and their administrations flounder deliberately dishonestly or in ignorance at the expense of the country. The professional accountant is at least on hand to ameliorate damages.

She is just great woman

Am so proud of such an outstanding reputation for a woman. The Governor has done noble for being careful in picking out such an outstanding and impeccable personality whose CV is made public.
Basically these are the kind of persons needed for nation building to help redeem our already damaged international image. I do hope all others will follow suit? God bless our country.

congrtulation

Madam, you are a model of service. Nigeria is growing politically.I loved merit and not political thuggery. Femi is doing well in thinking and actions. Madam should use her expertise and loyalty to open more chances for females that are intelligent and loyal to their husbands. Keep it up my prof.

No family??

Why leaving out her family part of her life history?? or hasn't she got immediate family - husband, and child(ren)???

I AM AFRAID

This Professor, unless she was a student unionist, an activist or a politician in the academic gown,which is not disclosed in her resume here may not be suitable for the politics of the moment and I pray that I am proved wrong in my observation. Aside that, both her education and public service are impressive.

She was my lecture at OAU

She was my lecture at OAU 1989-1993. She is a mother, very passionate about people making progress in life. She touched our lives and I believe if considered, she will touch more lives. I hate the way our leaders carry out the governance of our land but I think she will make a lot of impact if allowed.

Great

I sincerely hope she will (and also be allowed to) translate this to what will make good impact on the society

Deputy Governor.

She has a good resume and well qualified.In addition she is from a good environment,I hope she is able to make a difference and advise the Governor well.

Quite An Impressive Resume!

At least on paper. The challange would be to transfer the academic experience into practice. Congratulations, Dr. Adelabu, I wish you success in your new job.

Good resume

Good resume

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