Author of popular English text ‘Brighter Grammar’ dies at age 92

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Author of the renowned English text book Brighter Grammer, Phebean Ogundipe is dead.

She passed on at the age of 92.

She died 27 March in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States.

Born in  Esa-Oke, Osun on 6 May 1927.

She had her elementary education in Esa-oke and Imesi-Ile. She later went to Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos on a full scholarship for her secondary education.

Thereafter, she went to University of St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Arts in English.

Upon completion of her studies, she began her working career in the Federal Ministry of Education and served in different schools as an English teacher.

She worked as an English teacher at the Queen’s College, Ede.

She also served as Deputy Chief Federal Adviser on Education and National Secretary for UNESCO.

She was the acting director in the Federal Ministry of Education at the time of her retirement.

Her passion for English education led to her authorship of well-known English textbooks, Brighter Grammar, for elementary school and Practical English, for junior and senior secondary schools.

She was married to her husband Adebayo Ogundipe while she was a teacher at Queens college Ede.

May her soul RIP.

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