Stella Weekse-Pepple was born in Bonny on 12th of October 1962. A native of Bonny in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. Stella attended Boyle Memorial School Bonny from 1970 – 1974, Bonny National Grammar School, Bonny from 1974-1979 and further her education in the University of Maiduguri, Bornu State. Graduated with Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry in 1985.


Stella started the civil service work as a class room teacher and later was posted to The Universal Basic Education Board, Unicef Unit to serve as assistant Unicef Desk Officer in charge of Budgeting/Retiring intervention funds. She progressed to the rank of a director and Unicef Desk Officer (SUBEB), whose capacity has been built on so many Unicef’s initiatives: Advocacy, Sensitization, Early Childhood Education, Emergency in Education, Learning Plus initiatives, School improvement and use of Quality Assurance/National School Health tools and Planning of State Strategic Education Sector Plan. Stella Weekse-Pepple has passion for special needs children, Youths and Women. She is presently the Director, Special Project Department of Rivers SUBEB.