Mowarin Joins Professorial Priesthood

By Joseph Obaro Ikupa

Macaulay Mowarin (PhD) a professor of syntax and contact linguistics at the Delta State University, Abraka is billed to join the professorial priesthood on Thursday 27th March 2024 when he delivers the 105th in the series of the institution’s inaugural lectures.

An inaugural lecture is a debt owed to humanity by a professor. It is a lecture which any academic promoted to the rank of professor must deliver as his contribution to knowledge in his chosen field. Without an inaugural lecture, a professor is said to be sitting on a three-legged chair. The professorial chair becomes balanced only after delivering the inaugural lecture. The inaugural lecturer is expected to showcase his contributions to knowledge and the experience he has acquired so far in his area of research undertakings through this lecture which marks his admission into the professorial priesthood where he is supposed to pontificate on issues and profess knowledge in his field.

Prof Mowarin studied English at the University of Ilorin in present-day Kwara State of Nigeria. Thereafter, he had his M. A. and PhD in English Language from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He joined the services of Delta State University in 1992 as and rose through the ranks to the position of professor in 2015 His areas of research interests are syntax, semantics, contact linguistics, pidgin and creoles and ….

Prof. Macaulay Mowarin is widely published in both local and international journals. He has held various positions in the institution, including Head, Department of English and Chairman, Research and Publications Committee, Faculty of Arts.

Prof. Mowarin, who hails from Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, is a linguist per excellence. He speaks English, Urhobo, Nigeria Pidgin, and Yoruba languages with eloquence. He is the fourth professor of English to deliver an inaugural lecture at Abraka after Prof. Mukoro, G. G. Darah, Mabel Osakwe.

Prof. Mowarin is happily married to Mrs. Margaret Mowarin and they are blessed with children.

Today’s inaugural lecture which holds at the the 750 Lecture Theatre in Site III, promises to be highly illuminating.

Guests are to be seated at 10.30am for the Lecture which begins at 11.00 am under the distinguished Chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andy Egwuyenga.

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