Alumni Lecture for the Year 2016/17
Dr. (Mrs.) Myma Belo Osagie
Alumni Lecture : Who is “Them”?: Governance in the Educational Sphere
Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie (nee Bentsi-Enchill), holds an LL.B. (1975) from the University of Ghana and an LL.M (1978) and SJD (1985) from Harvard Law School, USA. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 1977, the same year that she graduated from the Ghana Law School. She was subsequently called to the New York Bar in 1983. Thereafter, she attended the Nigeria Law School from 1983 to 1984 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984.
Dr. Belo-Osagie assisted with the drafting of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, and was retained by the Federal Government to assist also with the drafting of Nigeria’s downstream gas legislation. She has advised several local, regional and international companies, organisations, institutions and governments on a variety of transactions.
Dr. Belo-Osagie is currently a senior managing partner of a leading Nigerian corporate law firm, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. She specializes in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment, Telecommunications, and Corporate Restructuring. In addition, Dr. Belo-Osagie sits on the Board of various companies and acts as a trustee on the Board of several non-profit organisations, including the African Leadership Foundation, the Growing Businesses Foundation, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Art and Business Foundation.
She has published several articles on Nigerian petroleum regulations, Nigerian environmental law, and foreign investment in Nigeria in international journals such as the Petroleum Economist.
Dr. Belo-Osagie is married and is a mother of four children.
Who is “them”?: Governance in the educational sphere
Education of our children is vital for the future of our country and indeed the whole of Africa. Governance of the educational sphere is therefore an important issue. Although this issue is one that should concern all of us we often fail to engage or participate - in part because we fail to see what we as individuals can do to make a difference. This talk explores the urgency of the concern; and seeks to encourage us to ask how we, as individuals, can address and respond to it.