Mrs. Ann Eloho Osiobe was born in Benin city on June 28, 1959 in the then western region of Nigeria (todays “Edo and Delta” states). She was the 6th born child of her mother and 14th of her father out of 25 siblings.
As a teacher, Mrs. Osiobe was very passionate about impacting knowledge to the many students that she came across. She began her career as an English teacher during her NYSC primary assignment at Rivers state. Consequently, she served on the school board in Port Harcourt and taught at the Government Secondary School Ogbakiri, Rivers state, Nigeria. Mrs. Ann E. Osiobe taught English Language and Literature from 1988 to 2006. After that, her teaching career blossomed as she held numerous teaching positions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria.
Mrs. Osiobe also taught at the Government Secondary School, Garki, Area 10, Abuja, FCT; ADSS Asokoro, Abuja, GDSS Wuse 2, Abuja, JSS Durumi, Apo, Abuja, and GDSS Wuse 2, Abuja. Between 2006 and 2014, Osiobe was appointed as an Assistant Director at DPI (Municipal Zone) Jabi, and then promoted to the position of Deputy Director at DPI (Kuje Zone) Kuje, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Mrs. Osiobe was an alumnus of NBC Primary School Warri, Delta state, (1966-1971), Saint Clare’s College, Okpara-Inland, Delta state (1972-1974), Chude Girls’ Grammar School, Sapele, Delta state (1975-1978), Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (1981-1983), and the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria (1985-1987).
Apart from her impressive career and educational background, Mrs. Osiobe had amazing qualities that made her unique among the women of her generation. She was a woman with very strong virtues. She believed that educating a child is not just the duty of parents alone. A reflection of her personality can be seen from the memories her family and friends have of her.
“My mum was a disciplinarian who had strict principle thus, her training and godly guidance is what shaped me to who I’m today. She bought loads of character building music and children’s educational videos (kid’s praise and donut man etc.) which taught me most of the biblical verses I know today and helped me in my Christian religious studies (CRS) class while in school.”(M. E. S. Osiobe).
“Mummy had a very high value for God and a strong sense of duty. She selected her friends very carefully, if you were lucky enough to be counted as one, then you know, she was someone you could rely on, someone with undeniable loyalty and honesty. She said to me when I was a child, keep this in mind, “if you can’t help when you’ve a little, you won’t help when you’ve a lot.” (N. E. Osiobe).
“Ann was indeed a rare gem. She was a woman of integrity, compassion, and generosity.” (DPI inspectorate office “Kuje & Jabi” branch, Abuja.
“Mummy was my guardian angel, my sweet companion, I miss you so much. I remember all the good and bad times we had, when you always said “do this, do that, because a time will come when I would no longer be around to tell you or show you”. I miss you telling me “get off the phone, remove your legs from my chair, go the bed, stubborn child (lol), and most importantly, go and feed the dogs”. I remember when we’ll go get loads of chocolate and ice-cream and binge watch Friends and Will & Grace. Mummy, you’ll forever be in my heart, we are linked by my smiles, laughter, and thoughts. Thanks for everything.” (O. O. Osiobe).
“Mummy fulfilled her purpose in our family and her generation. Her knowledge of the world and life was legendary to me. You’ll forever be in my heart, you’re the best mother anyone could ask for.” (Dr. E. U. J. Osiobe).
“You’ll always remain in my heart and you can never be replaced.” (Dr. S. A. Osiobe).
Mrs. Osiobe made the glorious ascension to heaven on June 24, 2014.
WE HONOR THIS GREAT WOMAN