Edo SUBEB was established as a Parastatal as enshrined in the National UBE Act of 2004. The Edo State
UBE law was signed in 2005. The UBE Act 2004 makes provision for basic education comprising of Early
Childhood Care Education (ECCE), Primary and Junior Secondary Education. The current Board was
reconstituted by H.E. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on September 26, 2013 and their tenure will end on
September 25, 2017.
The Edo State SUBEB has 18 Field Offices called Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) with
one in each Local Government Area. By law, each LGEA ought to have a Part-Time Chairman, Part-Time
Members as well as the Secretaries who are public servants on full time basis.
The LGEAs are currently not constituted by the Local Government Councils as only the Education Secretaries
who are full time are currently playing the role of the heads of the Local Education Authorities.
The disproportionate focus on infrastructure over the years was at the expense of improving quality learning
through teacher professional development, provision of adequate learning materials and strengthening quality
assurance. 13years after it was established, SUBEB is now undergoing restructuring to address various
challenges and shortcomings including expanding its interventions beyond infrastructure, enrollments and
expenditures to address fundamental questions of vision and implementation.