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  • Nkem Okoh
  • BA (Nigeria), MA (Sheffield), MSc (Aston in Birmingham), PhD (London)
  • hsazu55@gmail.com

About Nkem Okoh

Professor Nkem Okoh was born on January 21, 1948 at Bida, in the present Niger State. His parents, Mr Onwuegbusiuno Nicholas Okoh and Achanu Alice Okoh (nee Konyeshi), hail from Idumuje Uno in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. He had his early education at St Patrick’s Primary School, Bida, Pilgrim Baptist Primary School, Issele-Azagba and Oligbo Baptist Primary School, Issele-Uku. On completing his primary school education, Professor Okoh proceeded to Pilgrim Baptist Primary School, Ewohimi, Esan East LGA and later complemented this with a Teachers’ Grade 2 certificate, obtained from Pilgrim Baptist Teacher Training College, Issele-Uku in 1970. In 1972, he was admitted to study English at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He graduated from UNN with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Second Class Upper) in 1975. In 1976 he was admitted to the University of Sheffield, England, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Modern African Literature in 1977. Between 1980 and 1984, he studied at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he bagged his doctoral degree in African oral literature. In 1991, he earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK, in TESP (Teaching of English for Specific Purposes).