His academic career started at Okoro Primary School Sampou, later he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1977 at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School Kaima (then State school Kaima).
Douye furthered his academics and wrote his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) at Government Secondary School Odi in 1981.
In 1985, he obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) at the College of Education in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
In 1990 (about 29 years ago) Duoye Diri graduated from the University of Portharcourt, River state where he studied Political Science.
He started as a teacher by profession an taught in numerous schools in Old River state.
He was the First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the foremost organization of the Ijaw Nation.
From the year 2000 till 2002 (2 years) Douye served as the Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State.