OKAFOR, Bishop (Dr) Simon Akwali

BA, MA, M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D, clergyman, educationist, born November 16, 1934, Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State; EDUCATION: St Gabriel's Catholic School, Ifite-Dunu, 1941- 42, St Anthony's Catholic School, Dunukofia, 1943-49, All Hallow's Junior Seminary, Onitsha, 1951-54, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu,1957-63, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1963-67, University of Detroit, USA, 1975-76, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, 1976-82; CAREER: Ordained Catholic Priest, 1963; Parish Priest, Umunze, 1967-69: Secretary to the Archbishop of Onitsha, 1969-75; Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, 1969-75: Catholic Education Secretary, 1969-75; Provost, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, 1987-91; Auxiliary Bishop of Awka, 1992-94; Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, 1994-date; Spiritual Director, Catholic Women Organisation, 1969-75; member, Philosophy of Education Society, USA, since 1980; member, National Society for the Study of Education, USA, since 1981; member, Philosophy of Education of Nigeria, since 1984; Chairman, Anambra State Education Commission, 1991-92; Foreign Honour: Awarded Honorary Papal Prelate by Pope John Paul II, Rome, 1986; PUBLICATION: Philosophy of Education for Beginners, Onitsha, Network Publishers, 1988; Hobbies: lawn tennis, music, meeting people; Official Address: Diocesan Catholic Secretariat, PMB 5021, Awka, Anambra State; Telephone: 048-550-770; Home: Bishop House, St. Patrick's Church, PMB 5021, Awka, Anambra State; Tele phone: 048-550-002.
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