Abia State Governor Goes To School [Photos]


In line with his promise during Abia State University’s 24th convocation ceremony to create students-governor relationship, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state on Thursday offered free tutorial services to the students of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu.


Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu was born on October 18, 1964, to the family of late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village, Isialaukwu, Mbato Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Below is his educational profile.

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Dr. Ikpeazu attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. In 1973, while in primary five, he gained admission into Eziama High School, Aba and later moved to Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa where he took his School certificate examination in 1979. In 1980, at the age of 16, he gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to study Clinical Biochemistry and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.


From August 1984 to August 1985, Dr. Ikpeazu served as a clinical biochemist in the medical laboratory of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for his National youth service. He returned to the University of Maiduguri for an M.Sc degree in Biochemical Toxicology and graduated in 1990. In 1994, at the age of 30, he obtained a doctorate degree, Ph.D in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar.

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The action of the governor won’t come as a surprise to those who know him well as he has been a university lecturer for most of his life before joining government. Dr Ikpeazu has lectured in several universities and acted as visiting lecturer and external examiner to most universities. He had taught at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ebonyi State University (EBSU) and The Polytechnic Calabar among other schools.