Winifred Adefolahan Awosika (OON), Founder/Chairman of Chrisland Schools Limited and Founder/Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chrisland University, who turned 80 on Thursday, February 13, 1940, was born into the Oshuporu Chieftaincy Family of Owo, Ondo State. She gained admission into the University College, Ibadan (now University of Ibadan) in 1962 and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Awosika later bagged a postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Lagos, after which she started her teaching career that later led to the establishment of Chrisland Schools. With an honorary doctorate degree in Management Technology, Awosika has invested heavily in the younger generation. In this interview with IJEOMA THOMAS-ODIA and NGOZI EGENUKA, she shared her thoughts on contemporary Nigerian issues and the journey so far in life. Excerpts:
What do you really desire at 80?
I desire to spend my time in a quiet environment. I want to closer to God. I don’t mind writing some spiritual nourishment books to inspire others. We can learn a lot from nature and how God speaks to us in a still voice.