Nigerian Man Excited As He Becomes First Igbo Language Lecturer at the University of Oxford


An elated Nigerian man, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umenyiora has reached a new milestone.


Umenyiora has emerged as the first Igbo language lecturer at the University of Oxford.


Emmanuel shared the news on Twitter after his induction which held on Thursday, February 17. He wrote;


”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 account of the James Currey Society. This is the first time Igbo language will be taught at the university. History has been made. I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity. I promise to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world.”


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