KIO J. TAMS studied History in University of Port Harcourt, and holds a BA, MPA in Public Administration from Imo State University, Owerri and MA History and Diplomatic Studies. Among other engagements he worked as an Assistant Lecturer in University of Port Harcourt.
He has served as Special Assistant to Chief Rufus Ada George, former Governor of Rivers State from January 1993 to November 1993. Director Board Michelin Nig. Ltd 1992-1993. He was the L. G. A. Secretary – National Republic Congress (NRC). State Secretary – United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP)1996-1998. he was the Secretary – History and Diplomatic Studies Board 2013 before his appointment as a Commissioner in Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board.