Nigerian man, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha, made history when he became the first person to teach Igbo Language as a course at the prestigious Oxford University, London. Emmanuel took to his Twitter page to share the news, after his induction which held on Thursday, February 17. He wrote;
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”It is official that I am the first official Igbo Language lecturer at the number one university in the world, the University of Oxford.
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.
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“Our induction happened today by Marion Sadoux, Head of Modern Language Programmes, University of Oxford Language Centre. I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity. I promise to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world.”
In more exciting development, watch Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha hold his first Igbo language course lecture at Oxford University. He started with reaching his students, the basics and letters of the Igbo alphabets, known as “Abiidii Igbo”