IKE, Prof. Vincent Chukwuemeka (Late)

Born April 28, 1931



Ike was remarkable for a unique brand of fiction that mixed lampoon, humour, and satire. His hometown, Ndikelionwu, was a regular feature in his writings. The monarch lost his only son, Osita Ike, about three years ago.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Prof Adebimpe Ike
State of Origin: Anambra
Father's Name Charles Ike
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Dinah (Ezeani) Ike
Mother's Status Deceased
Profession Educationist
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Primary school teacher, 1950-51; Administrative Assistant and later Assistant Registrar, University College, Ibadan, 1957-60; Deputy Registrar, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1960-63; Registrar, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1963-71; Editorial Adviser, The Nigerian Christian, 1966-71; Chairman, Planning and Management Committee (and Interim Chief Executive), UNN, January-November, 1970; appointed Registrar and Chief Executive, The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Head Office, Accra, Ghana, 1971-79; Director, The Daily Times of Nigeria Limited, 1971-87; Director, University Press Limited, since 1978; Executive Chairman, Emekike Company Limited, 1979; Visiting Professor of English, University of Jos, Jos, 1983-85; Chairman, Cultural Sector and member, Nigerian Commission for UNESCO, since 1986; Headquarters Commissioner, Boy Scouts of Nigeria, 1970-71; Chairman, Commonwealth Planning Seminar on Public Examinations, Accra, Ghana, 1973;

member, Executive Committee (Representing the African Region) and Chairman, Committee on Comparability of Grades, International Association for Educational Assessment, 1975-79; Chairman, 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment, Baden, Austria, May, 1978; fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, 1987; Awards: conferred with Honorary fellow, City and Guilds of London Institute, 1978, honorary fellow in Writing, University of Iowa, USA, 1987;

Government College, Umuahia, 1945-50, University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1951-52, 1954-55, Stanford University, USA, 1965-66, 1966-67

traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Toads For Supper (London, Harvill Press and Fontana, 1965), The Naked Gods (London, Harvill Press and Fontana, 1970), The Potter’s Wheel (London, Harvill Press, and Fontana, 1973), Sunset At Dawn (London, Harvill Press, Collins, and Fontana, 1976), University Development In Africa: The Nigerian Experience (Ibadan, Oxford University Press, 1976), The Chicken Chasers (Lon don, Fontana Press, 1980), Expo ’77 (London, Fontana Press, 1980), The Bottled Leopard (Ibadan, University Press, 1985), University of Nigeria, 1960-1985: An Experiment In Higher Education, co-editor (University of Nigeria Press, Nsukka, 1986);

photography, gardening

Jan 9, 2020
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