Date of Birth: Wednesday (Afo) 25'" January, 1950 State of Origin: Ebonyi Local Government Area: Afikpo South Village/Town: Udeazi Owutu Edda Dr. Ekuma Oji-Uzor is a renowned Surgeon, and accomplished Medical Practitioner, a seasoned Administrator whose mark of excellence in the Medical Profession also gave rise to a tremendous achievement in the area of administrative competence and rural development. As a former Commissioner for Health and Agriculture in Ebonyi State and presently a Senior lecturer in Surgery at the Ebonyi State University. College of Medicine he never failed in both ways lo impact positively on the lives of Others just the same way he does in anything he lays his hands on. Education and Training I lad a brilliant primary school education at St. Patrick's Primary School. Owutu Edda. 1955-1962 Went on to Government College Umuahia. 1967-1970 unfortunately the civil war interrupted his graduation. Was admitted into the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka. 1971-1977 • For his residency Training Programme at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. 1981-1987 Traveled to Overseas to London and berthed at Crown Agents Training School. Marine Parade Worthing. W.G West Sussex UK. 1998 • While there received training in Computer Application to Logistics. • For a symposium on Laparoscopic Surgery he was at Rapid City Regional Hospital. South Dakota USA, 2000. Academic Qualifications Obtained First Leaving School Certificate (FLSC) with Distinction. 1962 West African School Certificate (WASC) with Division One (Distinction). 1991. • Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (BM. BCH) Educational Commission to Foreign Medical. 1977. Work Experience and Employment History Held several positions which include: Medical Officer S.H.O Surgery; Registrar, Surgery; Senior Registrar (General Surgery); Senior Registrar (Gen./Urology); Senior Registrar, (Gen. Surgery); Consultant Surgeon; Senior Consultant Surgeon; Chief Consultant Surgeon • Former Hon. Commissioner for Health and Agriculture. Presently, Senior Lecturer in Surgery (Adjunct) Ebonyi State University College of Medicine to Date Membership of Professional Associations • Fellow, Faculty of Surgery, National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCS) • Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) • Fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS) Awards, Honours and Accolades He is a recipient of several honours and awards among which are; • An award of Best All Rounds Student, Simpson House Government College Umuahia • Senior House Prefect Government College Umuahia • Federal Government Scholar, University of Nigeria, Nsukka An Educationist and a consistent Strategist Dr. Ekuma Oji-Uzor has also participated in several conferences within and outside Nigeria, and a responsible family man happily married with four children. He is indeed an Icon of hope, integrity and hardwork. Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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