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This department maximizes efficiency within DEQA by centralizing essential support services such as human resources, procurement, finance, and IT. This allows other departments to focus on their core educational missions.

Key responsibilities include:

Human Resources: Recruitment, onboarding, professional development, and employee relations.
Procurement: Sourcing supplies, equipment, and services in a cost-effective manner.
Finance: Budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting.
IT: Managing technology infrastructure and providing technical support.

This department plays a crucial role in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data on educational quality throughout Edo State. They provide the evidence that guides DEQA’s decision-making, ensuring initiatives are targeted and effective.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Designing and conducting research studies to assess educational quality.
  • Collecting and analyzing data from schools, districts, and other educational programs.
  • Preparing detailed reports that identify trends, strengths, and areas needing improvement.
  • Recommending evidence-based strategies to address challenges and enhance student outcomes.

This department specializes in the regulation, inspection, and support of private schools in Edo State. Their work ensures that all learners, regardless of whether they attend public or private institutions, receive high-quality education.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Establishing and enforcing regulations for private school operation.
  • Conducting regular inspections to ensure compliance with educational standards.
  • Providing guidance and support to private schools to improve their practices.
  • Collaborating with the Ministry of Education on policy development related to the private sector.

This department establishes and maintains the qualifications for educators in Edo State. They issue teaching certifications, ensuring that all classrooms are led by competent and dedicated professionals, fostering student success.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Setting clear qualification standards for educators at various levels.
  • Overseeing the teacher certification process, including application review and examinations.
  • Issuing and renewing teaching certificates to qualified individuals.
  • Offering professional development opportunities to support teachers’ ongoing growth.