CAROLINA – Phebean Ogundipe, author of famous English textbooks, Practical English and Brighter Grammar, has died. She was 92. She died 27 March in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States.
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. Born 6 May 1927 to the Itayemi family, in Esa-Oke, Osun, attend Queen’s College, Yaba on a full scholarship for secondary schooling.
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.
One of the schools was Queen’s College, Ede, where she met her husband, Adebayo Ogundipe. She also served as Deputy Chief Federal Adviser on Education and National Secretary for UNESCO.