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 3rd, 2013, and addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly, Dr 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, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, on April 6, 2013.
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 Eki ti State SUBEB in July 2011.
An Ado-Ekiti Princess, Prof Adelabu was born on May 23rd, 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.