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In 2016, the management of the State Universal Basic Education Board resolved to down size the number of departments at the Board’s headquarters from nine (9) to six (6). The decision was in demonstration of the administrative indemnity of Chief Hyacinth Ikpor led Board to ensure proper coherence, convenience in management, organization, supervision and clear direction of the affairs of the system under its surveillance.
The existing departments in the Board are as follows:
1. Administration and Supply 
2. Finance and Accounts 
3. Academic Services
4. Social Mobilization
5. Planning, Research and Statistics
6. Quality Assurance and Junior Secondary School.
Undoubtedly, basic education has thrived significantly in Ebonyi State under the administration of Chief Hyacinth Ikpor led Board. Indices across the primary and junior secondary schools in the state attest to holistic academic renaissance occasioned by modern classroom blocks, facilities, instructional materials, and furniture solely provided by His Excellency, Chief Engr. David Nweze Umahi, the Executive Governor.


The Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme is a nine (9) year basic educational programme, which was launched and executed by the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to eradicate illiteracy, ignorance and poverty as well as stimulate and accelerate national development, political consciousness and national integration.