OMOREGIE, Dr. Osaren Solomon Boniface

BA, MA, Ph.D, educationist, publisher, born January 12, 1936, Benin City, Edo State; married Philomena Ovbiogbe 1959 (deceased), Anthonia Agbonison Itohan 1975, five sons, three daughters; Education: St Peter's (CMS) School, Benin City, 1942- 19, St Thomas' College, Ibusa, 1951-55, Wolsey Hall, Oxford (by correspondence), 1956-59, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1960-63, University of Toronto, Canada, 1971-73, 1978-80; Career: Appointed Primary School Teacher and later Headmaster, Roman Catholic Mission, Benin City, 1950- 56; Teacher/Senior Teacher, Modem School, Roman Catholic Mission, Benin City, 1957- 60; Teacher, Hussey College, Warri, 1963- 64; Teacher/Head of History Department, Edo College, Benin City, 1964-67,1968-69; Vice-Principal, Government College, Ughelli, 1967-68; Research andPlanning Of ficer, Ministry of Education, Benin City, 1969-76; Assistant Chief Inspector of Education, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Igarra, Delta State, 1976-77; Deputy Chief Inspector of Education Planning) Ministry of Education, Benin City, 1980-81; Chief In spectorof Education Planning), Ministry of Education, Benin City, 1980-82; Assistant Director, Academic Planning, University of Benin,Benin City, 1982-84; Assistant Director, Academic Planning, University of Benin, Benin City, 1984-85; appointed Director of Academic Planning, National Universities Commission, Lagos, 1985-87; Managing Director, Neraso Publishers Limited, Benin City, since 1987; Director, School of Edo Education, Benin City, since 1988; Executive Chairman,Osbo Konsult Limited,Benin City; member, International Society for Education Planners, 1973; Editor- in-Chief of Education A Professional Magazine of the Ministry of Education, Benin City, 1968-71; member, National Task Force on Third Na tional Development Plan, Federal Ministry of Education (in collaboration with UNESCO), Lagos, 1973-74; Chairman, Edo Syllabus Writing Committee, Ministry of Education, Benin City, 1974; Chairman, School size and Location Planning Committee, Ministry of Education, Edo State, 1975; Chairman, National Education Research-.. Council (NERC) Working Party on the Pr6-. duction of Teacher Education Materials for Teaching of Edo Language, Lagos, 1984; member, Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER) Working Com mittee on the Preparation of Guidelines for the 5th National Development Plan, Univer sity of Thadan, 1986-90; member, National Universities Commission Working Party of the 5th National Development Plan, Lagos, 1985; member, Aina Panel on Technical Teacher Production for the 6-3-3-4 in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos, 1986; Chairman, Panel on Manpower Requirement, Former Bendel State University, Ekpoma,Edo State, 1988: member,Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); member, Historical Society of Nigeria; founder/Sec retary, Edo Studies Association of Nigeria; founder/President, Nigerian Society for Edu cational Planning; member, International Society for Educational Planning; Publications: Emotan and the Kings of Benin, Longman, 1972; Edo Grammarfor Schools andColleges, Thomas Nelson, 1983; Ozedo, Volumes 1-6, Primary Edo Series, Nelson and Pitman, 1986-87; Ekita Nofua, Ugbo Ebala, Eghee Imasuen, Ekita Nozuan, Gukpa Novie and Idia, Neraso Publishers, Behin City, 1987; My Childless Mother, An Histori cal Novel on the Life and Times ofEmotan ofBenin; The Slaves ofOdomuomu, ANovel on the effect of theAtlantic Slave Trade on theBenin Empire; in addition to over 25 ar ticlesand papers on educational planning in learned journals; Hobbies: poetry, church management, farming, in-door games with children; Official Address: Neraso Publish ers Limited, 108 Murtala Mohammed Way, PO Box 5589, Benin City, Edo State; Tele phone: 052-222-831; Home: 2 House, Ogiso Odoligie Avenue, Off 108 Murtala Mohammed Way, PO Box 5589, Benin City, Edo State; Telephone: 052-222831.
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