Correspondence Education – Alumnus Dr AB Assensoh
Wolsey Hall Oxford has come a long way since we were first established back in 1894. In the early days when our course materials were still being sent out by post, this type of learning would have been called correspondence education. Nowadays our students can access their courses and submit their assignments via our online learning platform.
As part of our celebration of Wolsey Hall’s 120 th Anniversary this year, we’re enjoying reflecting on our history and catching up with some Wolsey Hall alumni. Dr. A.B. Assensoh studied with Wolsey Hall Oxford via correspondence education.
Education has continued to play a significant role in Dr. Assensoh’s life – he taught for 16 years at Indiana University as a tenured professor, and is now a Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, where his wife, Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, is a professor of Political Science.
Dr. A.B. Assensoh has worked as a Professor researching Black African history including: comparative slavery; civil rights and African decolonization; Third World press (history, journalism, and peace studies).
His son has also enrolled on a Wolsey Hall course. But it turns out that the family’s relationship with Wolsey Hall goes back even further. Says Dr. Assensoh:
“Wolsey Hall initially did a lot for two of my uncles. I learned about Wolsey Hall through those uncles, who studied through correspondence education in Ghana. I used Wolsey Hall for my G.C.E. and O and A Level qualifications.
Now, my 15-year-old son Livingston has come to know Wolsey Hall through his Dad and is registered for a Spanish course…”
The Assensohs have also co-authored a number of books, including a biography of Malcom X. We’re enormously proud to have now played a role in the education of three generations of the Assensoh family!
Pictured above: Dr. A.B. Assensoh with his son Livingston and wife Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh.