Meet Emmanuel Umeonyirioha, First Oxford University Inducted Igbo Language Lecturer

Alt: = "Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha"

A Nigerian man of Igbo extraction, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha has been inducted by the University of Oxford, England, as its first Igbo Language lecturer.

Ecstatic Emanuel Umeonyirioha took to his Twitter handle to disclose this on Thursday night.

According to Umeonyirioha  his first-class starts next week Thursday, 3-4 pm, on 12 Woodstock Road, that will mark the first time that the Igbo language would be taught in Oxford University.

Here is what he shared:

“It is official that I am the first official Igbo Language lecturer at the number one university in the world, the University of Oxford.

“Our induction happened today by Marion Sadoux, Head of Modern Language Programmes, University of Oxford Language Centre.

“This became possible in an account of the James Currey Society. This is the first time the Igbo language will be taught at the university. History has been made,” the young lecturer tweeted.

He said he is so happy and grateful for the opportunity, promising to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world.

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