BREAKING: Former Minister of Education dies at 81

BREAKING: Former Minister of Education dies at 81

Former Nigerian Minister of Education, Prof. Fabian Osuji, has sadly passed away.

His death was announced by a family member on Wednesday morning.

Reportedly, he returned from a vacation in the United States and had been receiving medical treatment for undisclosed issues.

Born on January 20, 1942, Fabian Ngozichukwu Chinedum Osuji attended various educational institutions including Holy Ghost College in Owerri, Government College in Umuahia, the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, and the University of Ibadan.

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He also conducted post-doctoral research at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.

From 1973 to 1981, he served as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Ibadan. Additionally, he held positions as a Visiting Scientific Fellow at the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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He became a Dean of the College of Science, Dean of the College of Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and member of the Governing Council of Imo State University.

He was appointed Professor of Applied Biology, at St. John’s University, New York (CUNY) USA (1997-1999).He was also a Visiting Professor at several universities in Nigeria and worldwide.

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Known as a scholars’ scholar, he published 35 papers and books to his credit.

He celebrated his 80th birthday in 2022 when family and friends gathered to extol the virtue of a man highly regarded as a sound educationist.

The former educationist died aged 81.

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