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Fadeke Ogundokun, renowned teacher, educationist



Mrs Fadeke Ogundokun, a quintessential teacher and renowned educationist was born on October 27, 1942 into the Christian family of Pa Samuel and Mama Sarah Adedokun of Alase compound Isia, Okeho, Oyo State.

She started her education at the Baptist Primary School Isia, Okeho and later continued her studies at Baptist Girls College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta where she finished in 1964.

As a brilliant student, she continued her education at Government Teachers College Surulere where he made excellent result in Grade 2 certificate in 1968.


She later studied at University of Lagos, Akoka where she bagged an Associate Diploma in Primary Education Certificate in 1982.

She proceeded to Lagos State University for National Certificate of Education (NCE) in 1990, and diploma in law at Lagos State University in 1992 and a degree in Guardian and Counseling at Ogun State University in 1996-2000.

She had a very successful career. She taught at the missionary school in Lagos until 1969.

She joined the employment of the Lagos State Government where she worked at several primary schools until her retirement in 2004 after 35years of active service.

She was the Head Teacher at several schools and retired at the level of “Assistant Chief Educational Officer” on April 2004.

Fadeke Ogundokun enjoyed a blessed marital life. She got married on December 1964 to Mr. Farayola Ogunsola Ogundokun.

She lived exemplary family life for 52years, demonstrating her love for her husband, children and grand children.

She was a devout Christian who cared for the poor and under-privileged around her.

She was a member of Choir / Orchestra in the Church and always found playing her clarinet and be seen singing her tambourine. She loved to sing and one of her favourite hymns was “Oh, How I love Jesus”.

A regular attendant at the meetings of the Good news Association at Iyanu Ipaja and she was the President of the Women’s missionary Union at Estate Baptist Church for several years.

She was consistently present at the Annual Baptist Convention and also loved to travel on missionary journeys in fulfillment of a personal dream. She went on pilgrimage to the Holy land Jerusalem in 2008.

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