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WHAT WE STAND FOR

The State Secondary Education Board (SSEB) was established in 1988 backed up by enabling law Bill No. 4 of 16th June, 2003. The Board has 25 Local Education Committees and 252 Public Secondary Schools and 1 Special Education Centre under its control.

Rt. Hon. Ekaette Ebong Okon [PhD]
Executive Chairman

Rt. Hon. Ekaette Ebong Okon (PhD) is the Executive Chairman of the SSEB. She hails from Itu Local Government Area,  Akwa Ibom State.

She holds Qualifications in NCE,  B. SC (Hons) Education/Geography, M.Ed (Childhood Education), M.Ed (Education Administration & Planning), PhD (Educational Management & Planning) and obtained other international certifications.

A former member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and Council Chairman of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Nigeria.

executive chairman's
welcome message

QUALITY EDUCATION IS THE FUTURE

Administering quality education to citizens is what every nation needs to prepare for a competitive future. It is important to ensure that every Akwa Ibom young indigene takes advantage of the Free and Compulsory Education Program offered by the State Government.  I therefore use this medium to encourage all stakeholders in the education sector of Akwa Ibom State, to purposefully come together in sincerity, with love, hard work and above all sacrifice to ensure we achieve a stronger and more effective Secondary Education System. This will enable us change the narrative for the betterment of our children and the State at large.

Together we can.

BOARD MEMBERS

PASTOR DR.
MARKFRE EKEFRE

BOARD MEMBER 1

Pastor Dr Markfre Ekefre is from Afaha Ikot Emem Asong Community, Mkpat Enin LGA, Akwa Ibom State.

He holds a B.Sc in Mass Communication, M.Sc in Mass Communication, a Diploma-  in Theology and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity (Church Administration).

He is the Editor in Chief of Highlight Newspaper, publisher of the   SMT Magazine and news.

Currently the Senior Pastor of Champions City Gospel Church, Uyo.

HON.
OFON ETIM UKIM

BOARD MEMBER 2

Hon. Ofon Etim Ukim is  the Board member 2 of  SSEB. He is from  Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government, Akwa Ibom State.

He holds  BSc and MBA degrees from the University of Uyo.

A former Education Secretary, a former member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly representing Ibesikpo Asutan State constituency, a Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) AKS.

He has also served as a Board Member -Akwa Ibom State Scholarship Board in Akwa Ibom State.

HON.
VICTOR INI OKON

BOARD MEMBER 3

Hon Victor Ini Okon is from Oron Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy [Hons].

He has served the State as a Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroot Mobilization, an elected Councilor and Executive Chairman of Oron Local Government Area.

He is an educationist; A Proprietor and has been a Principal in various Secondary Schools.

HON. BARR.
MARTIN UMANAH

BOARD MEMBER 4

Hon. Barr. Martins Michael Umanah, JP is a Member of the State Secondary Education Board, Akwa Ibom State. He is from Essien Udim Local Government Area,  Akwa Ibom State.

He holds a Masters Degree , LL.M  in International Law/ Jurisprudence; the Barrister at Law, B.L. from the Nigerian Law School and the Bachelor of Law, LL.B; Certificate in Government Policy Planning and Implementation, from Thames Valley University, London.

Erstwhile Executive Chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area and State Chairman Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

vision

To act as the marksman for the State in educational planning, management and gathering of data in terms of growth and development in the post- primary subsector.

mission

The Board is determined to be more efficient and active in the day to day running of the system to ensure that the plans and policies of secondary education are properly developed and implemented.

objectives

  • Provide an increasing number of secondary school pupils with an opportunity for education of a higher quality irrespective of sex, social status, religious and ethnic background.
  • Diversify its curriculum to cater for the differences in talents, opportunities and roles possessed by or open to students after their secondary school.
  • Equip students to live effectively in our modern age of science and technology.
  • Develop and project the Akwa Ibom and Nigerian culture, arts and languages as well as the world’s cultural heritage.
  • Raise a generation of people who can think for themselves, respect the views and feelings of others, maintain the dignity of labour and appreciate those values specified under our broad national aim and live as good citizens.
  • Foster Nigerian unity with an emphasis on the common ties that unite us in our diversity.
  • Inspire students with a desire for achievement and self-improvement both at school and later in life.

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MR. UDOM EMMANUEL
The Executive Governor Of Akwa Ibom State