Our MCM for this week is Kenneth Osho a retired English language lecturer at Fourah Bay College.
Mr. Kenneth Osho is a Sierra Leonean and has taught English and Communication Skills at Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone for forty four years.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts (Honours English) Degree, a Master of Arts, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Fourah Bay College, he was a Senior Lecturer in English and was Head of the Department of English (1996 – 2005) and Language Studies (1995 – 2013), serving in the position for an unprecedented seventeen years.
In addition, he taught for a brief while at the then Milton Margai Teachers’ College, and the Sixth Form of two top Secondary Schools in Sierra Leone. He has sat on the panel assessing the field work of Ph.D. students of English at Njala University Bo Campus, Sierra Leone.
He recently officially retired from the university, having served also as Director of Confucius Institute USL, the Chinese Language Institute from 2013. He still supervises and examines post-graduate theses in English Language and English Literature at Fourah Bay College and teaches postgraduate courses in English Language and African Literature. He has been the sole supervisor of Master of Philosophy in English students in the English Unit, Department of Language Studies for over ten years.
Over the past forty years he has specialized in English Communication Skills for First Year students, and English Language at all levels including Honours in the university, and African Literature at all levels.
He has successfully supervised hundreds of undergraduate dissertations and Long Essays in the Department of English and the Department of Language Studies.
Mr. Osho has taught hundreds of teachers in service in Sierra Leone, and thousands of top civil servants and executives including ministers of government and has made a name for himself as a dedicated teacher and researcher. Readers will find his books intellectually stimulating, highly very educative and easily accessible.
He has just published a book, Foundation English for Senior Secondary and the University, as part of his contributions to learning.