OMOKARO, Dr. (Chief) Izevbigie

J.P, B.A, M.A. Ph.D; lecturer, administrator; DOB: August 8, 1942; Pllace: Evbohighae; LGA: Orhionmwon; State of Origin: Edo; married, has children; Education: Provincial Teacher Training College, Agbede. 1959-60: Benin/Delta Teacher Training College, Benin City, 1963-64: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 1966-70; University of Washington, Seattle Washington. USA. 1971-78; Career: Instructor, Anglican Women Teachers Training College, Benin City. 1970; Teaching Asst. University of Washington, Seattle. USA, 1971-73; Inter-disciplinary Service Co-ordinator, Mt.Baker Youth Service Bureau Prep-Secondary School Programme/Washington, USA, 1973-78; Cultural Consultant. National Art Education Association, America. 1973-78; Instructor/prof. Ethic Studies Division Shoreline Community College, Washington, USA, 1975-78; Examination Officer. Department of Creative Arts, University of Benin, 1979-82: Time- Table Officer, (now Faculty of Creative Arts), University of Benin. 1979-80; ee: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-lfc, since 1994; University of Nigeria. Nsukka, 1991-92; 1995-96; Delta State University, Abraka Campus, since 1991; Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, since 1984; College of Education, Warri; College of Education, Ekiadolor, since 1985; Head, Department of Fine/Applied Arts. University of Benin, Benin City, 1991-95; Lecturer/Co-ordinator, 1979-99; comm. for Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affair, Bendel State, now EdoState 1983; comm. for Information, Youths andSports, EdoState, August 18,2000; comm.forInformation andSpecial Duties, Ministry ofSpecial Duties, Governors Office, Benin. Edo State, since 2000; mm. National Art Education Associate of America; Anti-piracy Committee, Bendel State, (now Edo and Delta) 1978; Ad-Hoc Reception Committee, Convocation Ceremony, University of Benin, 1979-80; Post Graduate Committee, since 1982; Committee, Open University of Nigeria. 1981-82; Governing Council. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro 1981-83; Great Benin Centenary Celebration Committee, since 1996;Visitation Team, University of Benin-Auchi Polytechnic, 1995; University Senate, 1991-95; Appointment and Promotion Committee, 1991-95; chairman Committee, Faculty of Creative Arts Board of Studies, 1984; Nigerian Society for Education through art; African studies assoc; currently, ch. Society of Nigerian Artists, Edo State Chapter; h: Justice of Peace, 1994; publ: Benin Tradition Religion Cultural Perspectives on Father Keven Carroll, pp.292-305. Society of African Missions. Ibadan, 1995; Originof Olokttn worship in Benin; Critical Perspectives on Father Keven Carroll, Society of African Mission, Ibadan, pp.319-330, 1995; and others, cw: Art exhibition, Commemorate the British Invasion of Benin in 1897, 1997; Societythrough the eyes of the artists, 1991; All blackfestivals of art,Seattle, Washington, USA, 1997; sc: Kiwanis Club International, USA; off: Department of Fine/Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, EdoStateor Ministry of Special Duties, Governors Office, GRA, Benin-city, Edo State.
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