Flash: Professor Modupe Adelabu Steps In As Ekiti Deputy Governor

Prof Adelabu

Prof. Modupe Adelabu, 63, has been named the new Deputy Governor of Ekiti State. The governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in a letter sent to the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, requested that the House consider Prof Adelabu for the position of deputy governor, as a replacement for the late deputy governor, Mrs Funmi Olayinka who died April 6, 2013.

Adelabu who hails from Ado-Ekiti was born on May 23rd, 1950 to Prince and Mrs. Samuel Adepoju Adejugbe. She was appointed the chairperson of the State’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in July 2011.

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.

Professor 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.

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