Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON, a recipient of several awards and honours, was born in 1927, in Erhuwaren town in Jeremi Clan in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta state . His early child hood and upbringing was with his father in Kiagbodo town of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State. His great grandfather Chief Bekederemo was the head of the Ogei family in Kiagbodo. He was a warrant chief. When he died, his grandfather Chief FuluduBekederemo took over leadership of the family. When Chief FuluduBekederemo joined his ancestors his first son Chief Clark took over the headship of the Bekederemo family. Chief Edwin Clark grew up in privileged home with pedigree along with his several very successful brothers, Amb .B. Clark, CON; Prof. J. P. Clark and others.
His early exposure to school and learning enabled him to develop the passion for education. He did so well in school that he was employed as a teacher as soon as he completed his primary education. He taught in several towns in the present Niger Delta Area and endeared himself to the communities and pupils alike through his disciplined life and hard work. Edwin Clark was never self-serving the common good of the various communities. Both students and fellow teachers testify that Edwin Clark epitomizes poise, dignity, knowledge, integrity, serious-mindedness and was a role model.
Teaching and learning go together .By dint of hard work, Edwin Clark was able to scale through his General of Education (G.C.E) at the ordinary and advanced levels. He left for London to pursue a degree course in Law in 1961. He successfully completed his course in 1965 and after three months training at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, he was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1965.
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