OKEZUE, Godson Oparah

State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Owerri West Village/Town: Avu Bom 58 years ago, in Avu, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, Nze Godson oparah Okezue has truly demonstrated the Igbo resilience and virtue of courage and optimism in his struggles for success. He is today living as a true testimony of one who has honestly worked hard through personal discipline and patience. Education • Central School Avu • Government Teachers College Uyo 1963 1966 Teachers Grade II Cert. ( TC II), G.C.E O-Level 1963-1964 • Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri 1972 1974 N.C.E. University Du Benin Togo dc Francais June September 1973 Certificate of Participation stage in Exchange Programme for Language Course in French • University of Ibadan 1976 1979 B.A ( Hons) English 1979 Job Experience • Classroom teacher 1960 1962 • Classroom teacher 1970 1971 • Classroom Teacher 1974- 1975 • Vice Principal, Naze Secondary School Owerri, August October 1980 • Transferred Service on Appointment to Imo Broadcasting Service (IBS) 1980 1983 - Handled Educational Broadcasting. • News Reporting 1984 1986 • Associate Editor (Print) The Comet Magazine 1986 1989 • Feature Editor ( Print) 1987- 1988) • Appointed Marketing Manager Comet Magazine 1987 1989 • News Editor IBC 1989- 1991 • Current Affairs TV Talk Spectrum 1991 1993 • Executive Editor Current Affairs, Supervising Encounter, Spectrum Ka-Anyi Nyochaa, Newstalk and Political Debates on TV/Radio. He was moved to the position of Controller Current Affairs • Controller Current Affairs 1995 1998 • Appointed Assistant Director of News and Current Affairs 1998 2003. • Then Deputy Director News and Current Affairs 2004 • Currently, Ag. Director News and Current Affairs IBC Owerri Membership of Professional Association • Member, Nigerian Union of Journalists • Member, University of Ibadan Alumni Association Imo State Chapter • IBC Senior Management Association • Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations Imo State Chapter • Secretary, Information Club Government College Uyo 1965 -1966 • Chairman, IBC Writers Corps Owerri Membership of Non Professional Clubs and Associations • Secretary General Council of Traditional Title Holders Nze- of Avu/Umuguma • Patron Alaoma Age Grade Avu • National Secretary-General Avu Town Union 1994 1997 • Active Member of Mezie Avu Age Grade • Member, Board of Governors, Avu Comprehensive Secondary School Owerri 19 90 1993 • Founder/Chancellor ARA Fraternity Circle 1989 1993 • College Student Librarian, Government Teachers College Uyo • Secretary Information Club, Government Teachers College Uyo 1965 -1966 Publications: He has several articles and write-ups, the Newspapers and Radio commentaries • The African Noveland the Society, a study carried out on the development of the Novel of Africa to the present day. Awards and Honours • The winner 2nd Prize , Shell Schools ( National) Programme Government Teachers'College Uyo 1965; 1966 • The respected Nze Title from Avu Community. He was a former football team member of the school football team, a chorister and an athlete. He is married with children. Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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