Oxford University introduces Igbo language course

the Oxford UniversityEngland, has introduced the teaching of igbo language like a college course. Igbo is spoken mainly by the Igbo who occupy the southeastern region of Nigeria and by millions of people of Igbo origin who reside in different parts of the world. Emmanuel Umeonyirioha, who has been admitted as the first official Igbo professor at Oxford University, revealed this in a post on twitter Thursday. “It is official that I am the first official professor of the Igbo language at the number one university in the world, the University of Oxford, declared Mr. Umeonyirioha in his post, which has received great enthusiasm from the Nigerian communities on Twitter and Facebook. “Our induction occurred today (Thursday) by Marion Sadoux, Director of Modern Languages ​​Programmes, Oxford University Language Centre,” Mr Umeonyirioha added. Mr. Umeonyirioha posted a photo of himself holding a textbook, a learning manual on the Igbo language. He also uploaded a video showing him teaching a white woman how to read some Igbo words. Mr. Umeonyirioha said that classes would start next week, Thursday, from 3 pm to 4 pm The introduction of the Igbo language at the university was made possible by the James Currey Society, the professor said. the James Currey Societya non-profit organization, is dedicated to studying the work of British publisher James Currey. It was founded by Nigerian writer and editor Onyeka Nwelue, who serves as its director. “This is the first time the Igbo language will be taught at the university. History has been made. “I am very happy and grateful for this opportunity. I promise to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world,” she said on the microblogging site. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Oxford University introduces Igbo language course