She attended the Federal School of Science, Onikan, Lagos, for her secondary school education, after which she proceeded to the University of Ife, where she obtained her Pharmacy degree.
Thereafter, she travelled to France for further studies in Pharmacy. She also seized the opportunity to learn French. In realisation of her goals, she bagged a Masters degree in Pharmacology and also passed, with honours, in French, having learnt the language from scratch to fluency in few months.
Armed with her newly acquired knowledge, Ebigwei-Ibru attended Universite De La Sorbonne Paris, Universite Rene Descartes De Paris, Universite De Paris-SUD Centre, and D’ Etudes Phermaceutiqus De Chatenay Malaby, France.
Indeed, within the space of seven years, Margaret had acquired B.Sc Pharmacy (Hons), a Diploma in French Language, M.Sc Pharmadynamics & Biological Assay of Drugs and Medicaments, M.Sc in Dermo-Pharmacy, M. Phil. Pharmacodynamics and a Doctorate degree in Pharmacokinetic (Cerebral Ischemia).
An entrepreneur par excellence, she was a former non-executive director of Nigeria Bank of Commerce and Industry. She is a member of the board of trustees of the prestigious Association of Private Educators of Nigeria. She is the originator of both Issyma Pharmacy and the Issyma Children Foundation, which has educated hundreds of children and young people on scholarship, which she personally sponsors.
‘Maggie’, as she is fondly called, has a sustained caring spirit for children, which was one of the propelling factors that led to the establishment of ST&T Regency International Schools, which started as a nursery home. It was later expanded to an elementary school, and eventually became an international college.
A formidable motivational speaker on relationship and women powerment, Ebigwei-Ibru has delivered several lectures across Nigeria and around the world. An educational philanthropist, she has given scholarships to several less privileged children and also supported orphans in convents.
She is blessed with three children and one grandson