While the battle for gender equality is taking center stage today, Visionary men like Chief Edwin Clark saw the needs decades back: he encouraged and offered scholarship to Ijaw girls in a bid to sustain fair and equitable treatment for all.
He joined others to agitate for what is today known as the University of Benin; after several efforts to secure affiliation of local schools in then Bendel state to the Universities of Ibadan and (then) Ife, failed. He worked tirelessly for the new university. He toiled and fought like a warrior to make UNIBEN a respectable institution it is today Incidentally, after many years, was eventually appointed Pro-Chancellor of the University of Benin.
His exploits as state commissioner did not go unnoticed as the then Gen. Yakubu Gowon led Federal Government appointed him into the federal executive council, while he was still serving as Finance Commissioner in Bendel State.
In the second republic, he was on merits, appointed Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the council, University of Minna. He also won the National Assembly election, as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Bendel South.
Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark is today the Chancellor of Caleb University.