OMU, Prof. Frederick Isaac Akporuaro

BA (Hons), Ph.D, historian and university teacher, born April 9, 1935, Igbide, Isoko, Bendel State; married Rose Ada Nebechukwu Ufelle 1965, one son, four daughters; Educa tion: Igbide Primary School, 1942-46, Ozoro Primary School, 1947-49, Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, 1950-54, Universi tyof Ibadan, 1957-65; School tutor, IkaGram mar School, Agbor, July — September 1962; Lecturer in History, University of Lagos, 1965-67; Lecturer I/Senior Lecturer 1969-74, Asociate Professor, Unversity of Lagos, 1975; Bendel State Commissioner for Education, 1975-76; Commissioner for Information, Social Development and Sports, 1976-78; Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Co operatives, 1978-79; Chairman, Bendel State Public Accounts Committee, 1968-75; Pro fessor of History, University of Benin, since 1979; Director, Centre for Social, Cultural and Environmental Research, University of Benin, 1979-82; Dean, school of Postgraduate Studies, 1981-85; Chairman, Nigerian Educa tional Research Council, 1982-83; member, Board of Directors, Savannah Bank, 1984-86; member, Board of "Directors of Daily Times, since 1986; member, UNESCO International Commission for the study of Communication Problems, 1977-79; Traditional titles: Iyasere of Igbide, 1982; Publications: Press and Politics in Nigeria 1880-1937 (Longman, 1978), Many Voices, One World, co-author (UNESCO, 1980), Integrated Rural Development inNigeriaand Women'sRole, co-author (Heinemann, 1987); Hobbies: reading, wat ching sports, gardening; Official Address: Department of History, University of Benin; Telephone: (052) 200250 extension 2559; Home: Senior Staff Quarters P9, Ugbowo Campus, University of Benin, Bendel State. Telephone: (052) 240385, 200250 extension 2581.
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