Faculty:                       Arts

Department:                Foreign Languages

Unit:                            Foreign Languages and Literary Studies

Phone:                         08037260570

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C.KC- Onitsha 1957-1961 – WASC

C.C.C- Enugu 1962-1963 – HSC

University of Ibadan – 1964-1967- BA (Hons)

University of Dakar, Senegal – 1965-1966- Diplome d’Etudes Fr.

University of Grenoble France – 1970- 1973- M.A & PhD

Area of specialization: French Language and Literature Literary Criticism Translation Theory and Methodology Comparative Literary Studies.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Honorary Fellow: Franco-Nigerian Educational and Socio-cultural Organization (FNESCO) 1998 to date.

Founding Member and fellow: University French Teachers Association (UFTAN) 1979

Founding fellow: Modern Languages Association of Nigeria- 1979

Fellow : 19thCentury French Studies, Fredonia, USA – 1978

Fellow : Centre de teacerche sur e’imaginaire, Chambery, France – 1971

Member, Nigeria Academy of Letters

French Government Honour: “Clevalier de e’ordre des Palmes Academiques”, July 2013.


Over forty (40) academic publications in highly reputable international journals and none

Translated works.

Research archive: 19th and 20th century literature and literary criticism

African Francophone Literature and Literary Criticism

Translation Theory and Methodology


HOD, Dept. of Foreign Languages (4 terms between 1981 and 2007)

Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts (July 1983 – 1984)

Dean, Faculty of Arts – (1990- 1992; 1995 – 1997)

Member, University of Ibadan Governing Council (1997-2000)

Commissioner for Information, Social Development, Youth, Sports and Culture Old Anambra State of Nigeria – (1984-1986)

Working Experiences:

Lecturer II, UNN- 1974 – 1976

Lecturer I, UNN – 1976-1978

Senior Lecturer, UNN – 1978-1981

Reader UNN – 1981-1984

Professor UNN – 1984 to date