The Executive Chairman
Hyacinth EKuma Ikpor was born on 1st November, 1946 to the family of late paul inyang of ezi onuu, amangballa village, Afikpo. The Quest for western education took him to ST. Mark’s primary school, new site, AFIKPO, St Enda’s secondary school, iboko, university of nigeria, nsukka, and fordham university, New york, USA.
The fruits of his education exploits are FSLC (1958) WASC (1965) B.SC HONs Mathematics (1975), M.A Mathematics/Computer (1979)
H.E as is fondly called by colleagues and close associates served Kaduna state government as education Officer from 1976-1977.
As a post graduate student, he was also employed as a part time lecturer at Fordham University 1977-1979. On return from USA, H.E was employed by Kaduna polytechnic as lecturer 2 and he rose to the rank of a senior lecturer in 1982 and won the election as president of academic staff union of polytechnic, ASUP in 1981. When Akanu Ibiam federal polytechnic was established, H.E decided to return home, and was employed by Akanu Ibiam Federal polytechnic as a senior lecturer and Head of department of Mathematics and Related Sciences (1982-1983).
Because of his ambition to serve humanity on a wider scale, H.E quit academics and joined politics where he made an indelible impression in the following areas:
1984-2007 Chairman/Managing Director HEIKO Nig. Ltd
1985-1995 Secretary to Elder Dr. Akanu Ibiam (Grand patron, Ebonyi state movement)
1985-1995 Secretary, Charter of equity
1989-1990 Imo state financial secretary of SDP
1990-1990 Chairman Gubernatorial screening committee of SDP, Imo state.
1990-1991 Imo state Deputy Chairman of SDP
1991-1993 Abia state Chairman of SDP
1995-1996 Abia state chairman of SDP
1996-1996 Abia state chairman of UNCP
1996-1998 Ebonyi state chairman of UNCP
2003-2005 Ebonyi state chairman of NDP
2005-2013 Member, founding fathers council, Ebonyi state.
2007 Member, PDP screening committee for local government elections
2008-2009 Permanent member 3, Ebonyi SUBEB
2009-2011 Effective commissioner for education, Ebonyi state
2009-2011 Member Governing Council, Ebonyi state University
2011-2014 Vibrant commissioner for culture and tourism, Eboni state.
2015-Date Executive Chairman, Ebonyi State Universal Basic Education Board.
There is a saying that travelling is part of education. H.E has travelled to all Nigerian states. He has in addition been to several countries including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, Switzerland, and Canada.
Chieftaincy Titles Received
1991 Obimba Isiekenesi Imo state
1991 Opia Ehugbo Ebonyi state
1997 Ochiagha Amasiri Ebonyi state
2001 Ozu-ome of Akpoha Ebonyi state
2008 Ide Ji Uka by NCWO St. Mary’s Parish, Afikpo
2010 Patron DCMO, by Most Rev. M.N Okoro(Abakaliki Diocese Catholic Bishop)
2013 Ihie Uka by NCWO Mater Parish Afikpo
2014 Ambassador of Christ by NCWO, St. Patrick’s parish Afikpo.
H.E is married to his amiable wife, Chief Mrs. Henrietta Uzoma Ikpor (LKSJ) who is a member of the state executive of PDP in Ebonyi. The union is blessed with four children.
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.