SEGUN, Mabel Dorothy

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BA; educationist, author, researcher; b: February 18, 1930; ht: Ondo; so: Ondo; m: Augustus Oluwajimi Jolaoso, 1952-57, and George Oludotun Segun, 1960-75;nc: two s, one d. ed:St. Peter's School, Edunabon; Akoko Jubilee Central School, Ikare, 1936-38; St. Paul's School, Ikole, 1939; St. David's School, Akure, 1939-41;CMS Girls' School, Lagos, 1942-47; University Col lege (now University of lbadan), lbadan, 1949-53. cr: Freelance Broadcaster, 1952-79; Teacher, St. Anne's School, lbadan, 1953; Teacher, Methodist Girls' High School, Yaba, Lagos, 1954; Education Officer, Edo College, Benin City, 1954-55; Education Officer, Government Teacher Training College, Abraka and lbadan, 1957; Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education, lbadan, 1956; Teacher, lbadan Boys' High School, lbadan, 1957-58; Hansard Editor, Western Region Legislature, 1958-61; Information Officer, Western Region Ministry of Information, lbadan, 1961-63; Copy-writer, Lintas (West Africa), Lagos, 1964; Editor, Modern Woman, Lagos, 1965-66; Editor, Franklin Book Programmes, Lagos, 1967; Education Officer (Broad casting), Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos, 1967-70; Head, Department of English and Social Studies, National Technical Teachers' College, Yaba, Lagos, 1971-73, 1977-79; Founding Secretary, Nigerian Book Development Council, Lagos, 1974-76; Deputy Permanent Delegateof Nigeria to UNESCO,Paris, France, 1979-81;Chief Federal Inspector of Education, 1982; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of lbadan, 1982-89;retired from University of lbadan; dir. Children's Literature Documentation and Research Centre, lbadan; executive mem. Nigerian Table Tennis Association, 1965-67, co-opted member, 1967-71; associate mem: Institute of Public Relations, London, 1965-66; executive mem. National Sports Commission and ch: Publicity and Public Relations Committee, 1971- 75, Nigerian Amateur Women's Basketball Association, 1972; founder/ president, Children's Literature Association of Nigeria, since 1978; resident, Nigerian National Section, International Board on Books for Young People, 1978-79; honorary life member, Lagos State Table Tennis Association, since 1979; v-presd. UNESCO World Congress on Disarmament Education, Paris, 1980; mm: University of lbadan Sports Council, 1984-87; winner, Women's National Table Tennis Singles, 1957; Coca-Cola All-Nigeria Women's Table Tennis Singles/ Mixed Doubles, 1967; All-Nigeria Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Open Championships, 1970; winner, Radio Nigeria Artist of the Year, 1977; winner, Hall of Fame Award by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, 1981. publ: My Father's Daughter, African Universities Press, Lagos, 1965; Friends, Nigerians, Countrymen. Oxford University Press, lbadan, 1977; co-editor, Under The Mango Tree. Books I and II. Neville Grant, Longman Group, 1980; Youth Day Parade, DUCA, lbadan, Accra, Nairobi, Kampala, 1983; Olu and The Broken Statue, New Horn Press, lbadan, 1983; Sorry No Vacancy, University Press, lbadan, 1985; Conflict and Other Poems. New Horn Press, lbadan, 1986; My Mother's Daughter. African Universities Press, lbadan, 1987; Ping Pong: Twenty-Five Years of Table Tennis, Day Star Press, lbadan, 1989; 77/e Surrenderand Other Stories, Longman, United Kingdom, 1995. hob; reading, writing, table tennis, badminton, dress-making, cooking, learning languages, off: Institute of African Studies, University of lbadan, lbadan. res: Block 4, Flat 4, Saunders Road, University of lbadan, lbadan, Oyo State.
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