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Grace Ojie-Ogwu to deliver DELSU’s 67th inaugural lecture


Nigeria’S first female professor of Fine and Applied Arts, Prof. Grace Ngozi Ojie-Ogwu, will on November 15, deliver the 67th inaugural lecture of the Delta State University, Abraka.

The title of the lecture, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. is: “The Beauty and the Ugliness of Ceramics Production and Utilisation: Nigeria’s Intervention Roles.”
Ojie-Ogwu, a professor of Ceramics and Arts Education, attended the University of Benin, where she obtained a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and later, a Master of Education.

She obtained two Masters’ degrees and a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She joined the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the defunct Bendel State University, Ekpoma and was one of the pioneering staff when the Delta State University took off in 1992.

Grace Ojie-Ogwu, the first female president of the Ceramics Association of Nigeria, had at various times served as the Head of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, before getting elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 2015.

A member of the university’s Governing Council, she is a widely acclaimed scholar with a global influence. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor F. Peretomode will chair the lecture, while a cocktail and reception in honour of the scholar will follow immediately.

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