Benedicta Egbo


Benedicta Egbo (Ph.D.) is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Windsor, Canada. A scholar, researcher and widely-published author, Prof. Egbo has authored a number of books including, Gender, Literacy and Life Chances in Sub-Saharan Africa, (Multilingual Matters, 2000), Education and Sustainable Development in 21st Century Nigeria (2014), and Teaching for Diversity in Canadian Schools, 2nd Edition (Pearson Canada, 2019). Her forth-coming book Institutions and Political Governance in Nigeria examines and proffers practical solutions for addressing the governance and political challenges facing Nigeria (and Africa more generally). An interdisciplinary scholar, her research focus includes education, diversity, gender, literacy, policy, and Africa. In addition to her publications, she has delivered countless conference papers, addresses and invited talks in various parts of the world including Africa where she has also carried out research projects. She is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Teaching and Learning and a member of numerous professional associations and organizations. Beyond academia, she is the co-founder of African Winds International Foundation, a not-for-profit philanthropic organization. Prof. Egbo has received awards and honors for her scholarship and work in the area of education in particular.