MARK-ODU, Dr. Princess Edith-Ike

B.Sc, Ph.D., woman activist, information scientist, public relations consultant, librar ian; born August 24, 1947, Jos; married Nze Mark-Odu; two sons. Education: Baptist School, Kaduna, 1951-52; St. Michael School, Kaduna, 1952-54; Senior Primary School, Ayangba, Kogi State, 1954-59; St. Catherines Girls Secondary School, Nkwerre, Imo State, 1959-61; Federal Sci ence School, Lagos, 1964-65; University of- Ibadan, 1965-67; University of Cologne, West Germany, 1967-68; Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 1968-71; Univer sity of London, England, 1971-72; Univer sity of Edinburgh, Medical Research Coun cil Unit, Edinburgh; University of Glendale, USA, 1988-92. Career: Appointed Librar ian/Research Assistant, British Medical Re search Council, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1972-74; Librarian, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, 1974-76; Executive Secretary, MultivarSystemNigeria Limited, 1976-78; Company Secretary/Public Rela tions Manager, Nigerian Construction and Foundation Company, 1978-79; Company Secretary/Administration Manager, Van guard Industries Limited 1979-80; General Manager, Vanguard Industries, 1981-82; Management, Public Relations Consultants, 1982-84; Head, Administration, SteyrNige ria Limited, Lagos Office, 1985-86; Head, Public Affairs, Guinness Nigeria Pic, 1986- 92; Managing Director, Princess Communi cations Limited, since 1992; Consultant, United Nations Development Fund for Women; Consultant, USAID; Consultant, John Hopkins University Population Com munication Centre, since 1992; Executive President, Champions of Women Develop ment Foundation;National Secretary, Forum for Nigerian Women in Politics; Vice-President, Women Empowerment Movement; President. Umuada Forum; Executive Sec retary, United Families of Africa; Publicity Secretary, Association ofAfrican Women for Research and Development; Contributor, Af rican Council on Communication Education; member, Instituteof Public Relations of Ni geria; Fellow, Commonwealth Journalists Association; member. Business and Profes sional Women Association; member, Nige rian Union of Journalists; member, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, member, National Council of Women Societies; member, Umuada Forum.. Awards / Honours: Fed eral Government Scholarship, Federal Sci ence School, Lagos, 1964-65; University of Ibadan, 1965-67; University of Cologne, West Germany, 1967-68; Federal Govern ment Scholarship, Leeds Polytechnic, En gland, 1968-71. Traditional Title: Ochendo Okata. Publications: Biography of a Pio neer, 1993; Women on the Move - ACourse To Remember, 1994; Widow Behind Bars, 1995;Democracy AndThe Nigerian Woman. Hobbies: gardening, singing, dancing. Of ficial Address: 2B, Lander Close, Off Liverpool Road, GRA, Apapa, Lagos State. Telephone: 5873492.
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