“Our universities are displacement facilities.” — Professor Francis Egbokhare
[Interview]–What makes him a rare brand is not the fact that he became professor of Linguistics and African Languages at the age of 37, but because it is excruciatingly difficult to phantom how someone can balance brilliance and humility in such equal measures. For the past seventeen years as a professor, his massive contributions to scholarship is only matched by his fierce advocacy for qualitative education in Nigerian schools.
He is a strong critic, who finds it unusually easy to speak truth to power. He is surprisingly a doer too and his reputation at the Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan where he served as Director was impeccable amongst many other places he had served. As a member of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Letters, Fellow of the Institute Development Administration of Nigeria, Fellow of Alexander Von Humboldt-Stiftung, University of Hamburg, Germany, Professor Francis Oisaghaede Egbokhare has received accolades within and outside the country. The world renown consultant for Open Distance Learning is a man to listen to anytime
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