A writer and translator, named Emanuel Ikechukwu Umeonyirioha have become the first official Igbo Language lecturer at the number one university in the world, the University of Oxford. His induction took place on the 16th of February, 2022, by Marion Sadoux, Head of Modern Language Programmes, University of Oxford Language Centre.
This became possible in the account of the James Currey Society. This is the first time the Igbo language will be taught at the university. History has been made.
He added, “I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity. I promise to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world. The first class starts on the 24th of February, 2022. 3-4 pm, on 12 Woodstock Road.”