Dr. Stevenson Samtareni hails from Ganye in Ganye local Government Area of Adamawa State. Born on 13th February, 1963, Dr S S Manabete started his early education in Ganye 11 Primary School in 1971. He proceeded to Government Secondary School, Ganye in 1978 and later Government Technical Secondary School, Numan where he passed out in 1981.

He attended Federal Technical College, Yaba-Lagos, between 1981-1984 and proceeded to Federal Polytechnic, Mubi where he obtained the Nigerian Certificate in Education (Electrical/Electronics) in 1988.

Dr Manabete attended the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria and graduated with Bachelor of Education (Technology) in Eletrical/Electronics from 2006-2010. Dr S S Manabete was at the Federal University of Technology, FUTY, Yola, for a Master degree programme (M. Tech) Industrial Technology Education.

Between 2010-2014, Dr S S Manabete attended Modibbo Adama University of Technology, MAUTECH, Yola, where he obtained a Ph.D degree in Industrial Technology Education (Electrical/Electronics)

Dr Stevenson Samtareni is currently the Deputy Rector, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola. He is married with 3 children.