AMB. (CHIEF) DR. GLORIA LARABA SHODA, mni, , SFIARSA
2nd Vice President
2nd Vice President
2nd Vice President
Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda, mni was born in Kawo, Kaduna State. She attended St. Peter’s Demonstration School and St. Faith’s College for her Primary and Secondary Education respectively in Kawo.
In furtherance of her education, she attended the Ogun State College of Education (now Tai Solarin College of Education) and obtained her National Certificate of Education (NCE). She enrolled for her Bachelor of Education Degree (B.Ed) at the University of Benin (Uni-Ben) in 1989 and graduated with Second Class Upper. She later proceeded to University of Ibadan where she obtained Masters Degree in Education, M.Ed (PhD Grade) in Community Development at U.I Ibadan, 2005. She attended the Senior Executive Course 36 at the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, 2014 and bagged the title Member of the National Institute (mni). She also did an on-line Distance Education Doctorate Degree programme in Peace and Conflict Management at the Theological Seminary College, Ibadan, 2012 – 2014.
A great disciplinarian and renowned educationist who has strong belief in the dignity of labour, Mrs. Gloria Laraba Shoda started her working career as a clerical officer with the Ministry of Health, Maiduguri in 1974. She did her youth service in Government Secondary School Jaji and taught in Kaduna, Lagos and Ogun States between 1982 – 1991 where she voluntarily withdrew her government services for business.
Gloria Shoda’s interest in the development of the education sector was responsible for her decision to set up Glomma Hostel – a private hostel for secondary school students within and outside Sagamu, Ogun State. In 1993, she established Great Scholars International School, a nursery and primary school of distinction. Two years later, she founded Great Scholars International Comprehensive High School which has remained a model and reference point till date.
Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda, mni is the first female Chairman of Governing Council of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta. A business woman of no mean repute, her business interest cut across the globe. She is the Chief Executive of Silver Rock Global Investment Services Limited. Dr. Mrs. Shoda was President Remo Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture and Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, 2000 – 2004 and 2004 – 2008 respectively.
In recognition of her contributions to humanity, the multiple award winner has had the honour of presiding over many great organizations amongst which are 1st National Vice President, National Council for Women Societies, Nigeria (NCWS). National President, National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) Nigeria till date.
Among the numerous awards bestowed on this silent achiever are: Honourary Doctorate Degree in Humanity (LHD) by the Theological Seminary College, Ibadan; African International Merit Award for Effective Proprietorship of School in Nigeria; Queen Amina Leadership Award (2009); Mother of Hope by West African Students Union (2009); City People Recognition Award (2009); Most Innovative ICT Personality Award by Nigeria Computer Society and Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Benin Alumni Association. The Traditional Institution also recognizes her inestimable contribution to national development. Among her numerous chieftaincy title are: Yeye Moye of Remoland, Yeye Apesin of Iperu, Aremo of Idarika-Iperu, Erelu Gbobaniyi of Makun and Yeye Oba of Ilaye – Sagamu. She was given an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation 2016, in recognition of the outstanding innovative leadership and contribution to National Peace in Nigeria.
A renowned educationist, a philanthropist par excellence, a great achiever, the hope of the hopeless, a multiple award winner, a symbol of motherhood and an Ambassador of Peace and Unity in Nigeria.
Dr. (Mrs.) Shoda is a fellow of the following professional bodies: Chartered Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria, Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies and Institute of Public Administration, Ghana.