OKOYE, Mr. Chukwuma

The Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Chukwuma Okoye, was born on July 25, 1942 in Awka Local Government Area of Anambra State. He attended his primary school at St. James Primary School, Okitipupa from 1951 to 1956. He entered Modern Secondary School and did his teachers' training course at St. Peter's Teachers' College, Akure from 1962 to 1964. Mr. Okoye was a student of the University of Ife from 1971-74 and the University of Sheffield from 1975-76. He holds the B.A. (Hons) English and M.A. (Distinction) also in English. Mr. Okoye has held many teaching appointments including teacher, De La Salle Secondary Modern School, Akure, Ondo State, 1965-66; tutor, Corpus Christie College, Dame-Ekiti, Ondo State, 1970-71; lecturer, Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin, 1974-77 and lecturer, University of Ilorin, 1977-79. His research works include the Literary function of proverbs in Achebe's Novels; Art and Commit ment in Alex La Guma's A Walk in the Night; Imagery of Rebirth in Okigbo's poetry; Soyinka: PowerPopulace Relationship and the Revo lutionary Ideal, and the Moral and Social Vision in Ngugi's novels. He has attended seminars and courses related to the teaching of English and African Literature in Universities. Commissioner Okoye who is mar ried with two children is interested in Igbo Language and Culture, Philo sophy and Metaphysics, Creative Wri ting - Poetry and Fiction, Sports and Games.
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