DIKE, Prof. Kenneth Onwuka (Late)

Born December 17, 1917
in

Akwa

Prof.

DIKE

Kenneth

Onwuka
Late Professor Keneth Onwuka Dike was an African historian noted for setting up the Nigerian National Archives and for serving as roving ambassador for Biafra during Eastern Nigeria's bid for secession. In 1973, Lt. Prof. Dike was appointed the first Mellon Professor of African History at Harvard University.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mrs Ona Dike
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 3

NAMES OF CHILDREN:
Nneka, Emeka, Chinwe, Ona and Obi

Profession historian
Working Experience Director, National Archives , Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan , Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, 1960-1967 , Ambassador, Biafra, 1967-1970 , Vice-Chancellor, Nsukka University, Biafran Territory , Chair, Nigerian Antiquities Commission , Chair, Committee on African Studies, Harvard University, United States, 1971-1973 , Lecturer, Harvard University, United States, 1971-1978 , President, Anambra State University.
Dennis Memorial grammar schol, Onitsha; Achimota College, Ghana; Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone; University of Durham, England; University of Aberdeen, Scotland; University of London, England.
Tertiary
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PUBLICATION:
– Report on the Preservation and Administration of Historical Records in Nigeria, 1953;
– Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta 1830-1890, 1956;
– A Hundred years of British Rule in Nigeria appeared, 1957;
– The Origins of the Niger Mission, 1958;

first Nigerian Vice-Chancellor of the nation’s premier college, the University of Ibadan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Dike

Alive
October 26, 1983
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