NWOSU, Dr. Titus Chukwuemeka

BA, M.Ed, Ph.D; publisher, author, educationist, poet, literary critic, researcher; b:February 20, 1935; ht: Abba;, Iga: Onu-Nwagele; so:Imo; m: Catherine Chinyere, 1968; nc: one s. four d. ed: Christ The King School, Aba, 1940-48; Stella Maris College, Port-Harcourt, 1949-53; University College, Ibadan, 1957-61; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1966; University of London, Institute of Education, 1971; University of Leicester, 1972; College of Printing, Clerkenwell, London, 1972; University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, 1973; State University of Arizona, 1983-84. cr: Customs Officer, 3rd Category HMCustoms and Excise, Port Harcourt, 1953-57; Assistant Collector of Customs and Excise, senior service cadre, HM Customs and Excise, Port Harcourt, 1957; Teacher, Senior Master and Head of department, St. Finbarr's Comprehensive College, Yaba, Lagos, 1961-66; subject member, English, Textbook Revision Committee, Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos, 1962-66; Consultant and Advisor.Doctoral Research Dissertation since 1963; snr. Education Officer, sixth form. Queen's College, Yaba, Lagos, 1963-64; Educational Industrial Researcher and Consultant (part-time), Market Research Nigeria Limited, Ebute-Metta, 1963-66; Chief Examiner, Reviser, WASC, GCE 'O' Level, West African Examinations Council, Yaba, 1964-67; snr. Lecturer and Demonstrator in English, B.A Education and NCE for College of Education, The Federal Advanced Teacher's College, University of Lagos Students, 1965-66; mm: publications committee, 1967; consultant and resource person, School of Orientation and Ideology, defunct Republic of Biafra 1967-68; founding mm. manuscript committee, Cultural Affairs Division, Directorate of Propaganda, 1967- 70; asst. Producer and dir. Biafra National Theatre, 1968-70; scriptwriter, commentator, Senior Lecturer, creative writing, 1969- 70; Chief Examiner and Test Consultant, Biafra Examinations Board, 1969; first Executive Editor, Pilgrim Books Limited, 1970-75; Editorial Consultant, Ibru Organization's House Magazine, 77ie Mermaid, 1974- 81; Editorial Consultant, Centre for Management Development, Federal Ministry of Economic Planning, Lagos for How to Buy a Business", 1975-76; Consultant Editor and Advisor in Nigeria, Edward Arnold Publishers, Limited, London, 1972-76; dir. Editorial Consultancy and Agency Services, since 1974; Editorial Consultant, Daily Times Home Studies, 1974-75; co-ordinating Consultant Editor, advisor and contributor, Macdonald Educational (Publishers), London, for the Encyclopaedia for Africa Project; industrial research and consultant since 1963; founder, ch/: Managing Editor, Cross Continent Press Limited, since 1974; md/ceo: Vista Books Limited, Ikoyi; f: International Academy of Poets, World Commonwealth of Education, Science and Culture, and many others; mm: Association of Nigerian Authors, Nigerian English Studies Association, the Literary Society of Nigeria, Modern Languages Association of Nigeria, the Nigerian Economic Society, Historical Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs; f: World Literary Academy, 1993; mm: the Order of International Fellowship, the American Biographical Institute Research Association, the International Biographical Centre Advisory Council, the International Order of Merit, the American Biographical Institute's Research Board of Advisors, the Society of Authors, London; World Institute of Achievement, the Rationalist Press Association, London; The most distinguished life f. and honourable patron. International Biographical Association, 1987; The World Lifetime Achievement Award, 1991 and 1992; The most Admired Man of the Decade, 1992; The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, 1995. ah: Best All- Round Pupil Award; Christ The King School, Aba, 1947-48; Best Ail- Round Student Award, Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt, 1949-53; Best Final Year Student and Best Testimonial Recipient Awards 1953; special Stella Maris College scholarship award, .1953; Nigerian Federal Government University scholarship, 1959 and post-graduate Nigerian Federal Government scholarship award, 1962. hd: Doctor of Literature, Communication Literature Honoris Causa, World University, Arizona, publ: English Lexis andStructure, PilgrimBooks Limited, African Universities Press, 1966; Modern Composition Pieces for Practice, Evans Nigeria Limited, 1967; Modern English Composition Pieces and Senior Secondary Comprehension Passages Practice, Cross Continent England, 1976; Andthe Heavens Wept, Cross Continent England, 1976; Examination Guide: University Entrance English, Cross Continent, England, 1977; Pre-reading Activities for Young Children, Cross Continent, England, 1983; Forever On Our Conscience, Cross Continent, England, 1985; Infrastructural Requirement for a Book Publishing Course, Cross Continent, England, 1986; Publishing: Perspectives and Problems of Book Price Computations, Cross Continent, England, 1986. cw: Designed a National Diploma and a one-year Post-graduate Diploma in Book Publishing for the Yaba College of Technology, 1983-86; hob: dancing, sc: Founder, Port Harcourt Social Youth Club, 1954, Sigma Club, University of Ibadan. off: Vista Books Limited, 59 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. tel: 01-2692328. res: 25, Egbeyemi Road, Ilupeju, Lagos.
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