. AN educationist, Mrs. Janet Alero Ohiwerei, wife of corporate icon and boardroom guru, Mr Felix Ohiwerei has passed on. A statement from the
AN educationist, Mrs. Janet Alero Ohiwerei, wife of corporate icon and boardroom guru, Mr Felix Ohiwerei has passed on.
A statement from the family indicated that Mrs Ohiwerei passed away on the 21st of March, 2019.
The family statement added that late Mrs Ohiwerei (nee Okorodudu) was born at Abeokuta, Ogun State on the 1st of September, 1943 to Chief Alfred O. Okorodudu, and attended Government Primary School, Owo, Ondo State and also St. Agnes Primary School, Yaba Lagos. For her secondary education, she attended St. Theresa’s College, Ibadan, after which she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Ife, Ibadan branch. She rounded up her education up at London University in the United Kingdom where she obtained a post-graduate degree in education in the 1966-67 academic session.
Janet got married to Felix Ohiwerei on the 17th of December, 1966 in London with a few family members and friends in attendance. The marriage produced five children. She was the proud grandmother of six boys and four girls.
She taught at Jubril Martins Secondary School in Iponri for a year and then moved on to Corona School and then Lagos City College, before joining the West African Examination Council, WAEC, where she spent the longest spell of her career.
She later teamed up with her good friends and former colleagues from WAEC (Mrs. Jean Obi and Mrs. Julie Esisi) to form JEMACO, a remedial college for secondary school leavers which was situated on Strachan Street in the heart of Lagos Island.
The family statement added that burial announcements for the late Mrs. Ohiwerei, who was an assistant pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Resurrection Parish, and active RCCG Mass Choir member will be communicated shortly.