Brighter Grammar Author, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe | Photo: Nigerian Eye

The co-author of popular English handbook Brighter Grammar, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92. 

A statement from Ms Ogundipe‘a family said She died on Friday March 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, where she was buried on the same day.

The prolific author also co-authored the New Practical English for Senior Secondary series with P.S. Tregidgo and wrote other books, including Up-country Girl: A personal journey and truthful portrayal of African culture.

Ms Ogundipe also served as Deputy Chief Federal Adviser on Education and National Secretary for UNESCO and became the acting director of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education at the time of her retirement.

She co-founded a remedial educational institution, Top Tutors. In 1979 she received the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

She is survived by four sons and ten grandchildren.

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