Francis Egbokhare

LINGUIST, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Francis Egbokhare

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS

  • Education Leadership
  • Self development
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Strategic and Systems thinking

RELATED CATEGORIES

BIOSKETCH

A strategic and systems thinker and a Professor of Linguistics. Francis is the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. His latest passion and works are in higher education transformation, the culture of innovation, and the development of Nigerian Pidgin. Francis delivers resounding keynotes.

Francis Egbokhare is a prolific scholar, academic linguist, writer, and professor from Nigeria, and a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. He has held positions at the University of Ibadan for many years as a professor of linguistics and as the Director of the Distance Learning Centre. He lives in Ibadan. He is the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, President of the Open Distance and E-learning Association of Nigeria and Naija Language Academy devoted to the study of Nigerian Pidgin. He is a public analyst and regular speaker on radio and TV. in Nigeria. He is chair and member of many boards/ councils of NGOs, professional associations and youth initiatives. He is a wonderful mentor to many young people in business, especially in education business.

Educational qualification

  • B A, Benin
  • M A, PhD Ibadan
  • Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt foundation
  • Fellow, Institute of Development Administration of Nigeria
  • Fellow, Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
  • Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Letters

Key Achievements in the last decade

  • E-learning policy and content development
  • Standardisation, documentation and development of minority languages in Nigeria
  • Mentoring of young linguists and e-learning business startups
  • Leadership in educational Research and policy development in Nigeria

Important recognition in the last decade

  • Fellow, Institute of Development Administration of Nigeria
  • Fellow, Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
  • Fellow Linguistic Association of Nigeria
  • Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Letters
  • President Nigerian Academy of Letters
  • President Open Distance and E-learning Association of Nigeria
  • Member of Council West African Linguistic Society
  • Member of Council Institute of Social Work of Nigeria

His range of speaking topics

  • Education Leadership
  • Self development
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Strategic and Systems thinking

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