Bernard Kasim Ikhane Vice President, Ogbona Elites Forum

Bernard Kasim Ikhane was born to Chief Ikhane Yakubu (Alias GOWON) of Ivhiorevho Quarters and Mrs. Ikhane Lucy (Nee Ikhai) of Ivhiochie Quarters, all of Ogbona, present day Etsako Central LGA, Edo State, on 20th April 1966. He attended the Catholic Primary School (Pry 1-2) (now Oboarekpe Primary School) Ogbona; Demonstration Primary School (Pry 3-4 (now Afowa Primary School) Uzairue; Abebe Primary School (Pry 5) Ugbekpe, Ekperi. He did his secondary education at Ayogwiri Grammar School, Ayogwiri, Uzairue.

He obtained his NCE from Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University) Abraka Campus. He then proceeded to the University of Benin, Benin City, where he obtained his BA Ed in English/Literature and MA in English Language. He is currently working on his PhD Thesis with specialization in SEMIOLOGY at the University of Benin, Benin City. He works with the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), Edo State, as an English Language tutor. He is happily married to Mrs. Josephine Ikhane (Nee Edoro) and the marriage is blessed with three wonderful children; two girls (Ochuware and Esiro) and a boy (Oshiorenoya). His personal philosophy is encapsulated in the following Construct: EVEN THE SNAIL AT ITS SPEED IS RUNNING A RACE.