Pan African University Announces Death Of Prof Biakolo

Pan African University Announces Death Of Prof Biakolo
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Pan African University Announces Death Of Prof Biakolo


Announcement: School Of Media And Communications, Pan-Atlantic University

“With a deep sense of loss, we announce the passing of Professor Emevwo Anselm Biakolo, the founding dean of the School of Media and Communication of Pan-Atlantic University. Professor Biakolo died in his sleep on February 8th, 2024.

A public intellectual of repute, Prof. Biakolo was a scholar in classics and poetry. As an academic, his areas of expertise were Communication, Storytelling, Teaching, Professional Ethics, Family Advocacy, Media Relations/Management, and Educational Management.

He previously lectured at the University of Ibadan and the University of Botswana. He was a one-time member of the editorial board of The Guardian Newspaper and a columnist of the same newspaper from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Prof. Biakolo, an exceptional man of letters, was also a marriage therapist. He was, in his own words, “passionate about human development: the wellbeing and growth of individuals, couples, families and of course society as a whole.” He was a vigorous defender of the institution of marriage and the family and has two published books on the subject – The Meaning of Marriage (2010) and Witness Conversations (2022). He also established the National Family Counselling and Educational Network.

He was a man of prayer and considered his Christian faith as the greatest influence in his life. Prayer was the most important reality in his daily life.

In his years as a lecturer, writer, mentor, and therapist, Prof Biakolo has had tremendous impact on the lives of many people. He will be sorely missed. 

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We pray for the repose of his soul and ask that you please keep his family and loved ones in your prayers.

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.”


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