Dr. Elizabeth Aundu Ugo was born on 31 October, 1956 to the family of Honourable Ugba Uye of Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State.

She attended the LGEA Primary School, Mkar in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State from 1964 – 1969, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She proceeded to the Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Gboko in 1970 and got her GEC O’ Level Certificate in 1974.

She later attended the College of Education, Katsina-Ala in 1980 and graduated in 1983 with a National Certificate in Education (NCE), (English/History). Dr. Mrs. Ugo attended the University of Jos, Plateau State in 1985 and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Education, Special Education. Elizabeth proceeded to enrol for the Masters degree in Special Education which she obtained in 1990 from the same institution.

As a woman full of determination, she went back to the same institution in 2001 and got her Doctorate Degree, Special Needs Education (LD) in 2010.

Dr. Elizabeth Ugo taught while performing her national duty under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme in Jos, Plateau State form 1983 – 1984.

From 1991 – 1996, she was a teacher at Command Day Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State and from January – March 1997 she was the Programme Officer, Rafiki Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization in Jos, she served as an Administrative Officer in the Standards Organization of Nigeria from April 2000 to March 2004. She was a lecturer on Special Needs Education at the University of Jos from February 2011. Owing to her hard work and dedication to duty, she was appointed the Commissioner for Education on 19 July, 2011 by the present Governor of Benue State, Rt. Hon. Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam.

Dr. Mrs. Ugo is a member of many professional bodies like, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria; National Council for Exceptional Children; Curriculum Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Primary and Teacher Education Association, Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria and International Centre for Gender and social Research (Inter-Gender); Nigeria Association of Special Education Teachers; National Association of Women in Academics; Rehoboth Empowerment Initiative Centre and Reading Association of Nigeria.

Her hobbies include reading, travelling and playing table tennis.

She is happily married and has four children.