ONUEKWUSI, Jasper Ahaoma

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Nkwo) 18"' September, 1951 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Ikeduru Village/Town: Amata Contact Address: Dept. of English & Literary Studies Imo State University, Owerri Sir Dr Jasper Ahaoma Onuekwusi is an Associate Professor of English in the Department of English and Literary Studies. Imo Stale University. Owerri. He vvas born on 18"' September. 1951 in Amata Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State. Education • Obazu Community Secondary School Mbieri Mbaitolu. Imo State WASC Grade I. 1970 • Bishop Lasbery Teachers College Irete. Owerri. TC II 1972 • University of Nigeria Nsukka B.A. (Hons) English/Education 2nd Class Upper Division. 1977 State University of New York, Buffalo, M.Ed 1981 • University of Calabar, PhD English/Literary Studies. 1986 Employment and Job Experience • Tutor. National Youth Service Corp 1977 1978 • Assistant Lecturer English/Literary Studies. Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri 1978 • Alvan Ikoku College of Education. Lecturer II. Lecture I. Senior Lecturer. Principal Lecturer and Reader. 1979 1999 • Head of Department and Ag. Dean of, Alvan Ikoku • Editorial Board of the Daily Times of Nigeria Newspapers 1996 • Imo State University Owerri. Associate Professor 2000 date. Membership of Learned and Professional Associations Member. Professors of World Peace Academy Member. Association of Commonwealth Literary and Language Studies Member. Association of Nigerian Authors Member. Alumni Association of University of Nigeria Pul •cations The Prose in Literature. 2003 Romanticism in Literature. 2002 Fundamentals of African Oral Literature 2001 The Triumphant Return and Other Stories 1994 A Son Among Daughters 2002 • Creative Development and the Artist's Responsibility: The Writings of T.M. Aluko (this is his magnum opus, a study of the development of one of Nigeria's pioneer writers as a significant profile and relevant writer of novels. Awards, Prizes and Academic Honours • Federal Government Scholar 1973 1977, University of Nigeria Nsukka • Fellowship Grants from Alvan Ikoku College of Education 1982 1986 Honoured by the Anglican Communion with the Eminent Knighthood of Order of the Knight of St Christopher (KSC) Community Development Efforts Sir Professor Onuekwusi is a very committed Christian and has helped to build up the parish church and diocese in many ways. • He is Community Development enthusiast and mobilizes the villagers for self-help projects. • Contributed a lot to the establishment of Amata Community Secondary School Pastor's Warden at the All Soul's Chapel of Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri • Patron Anglican Youth Fellowship Owerri Diocese. • A member of the Diocesan Synod Hobbies include writing and travelling. He has Jesus Christ as his role model for the peace, philanthropy, w isdom and love that characterized his life. Sir and Lady Onuekwusi are a happy couple copied in the community as model Christian happy family blessed with children. His advise to the Igbo Youths: "aspire to true greatness based on hard work, sincerity, courage and consideration for others ". To the Igbo Leaders: "while being nationalists. Igbo Leaders should strive to improve the lot of other NdiIgbo at the local government, state and national levels. The Igbo Nation should be hopeful. Theglory of the past can be regained through love for one another and an insistence on the best for NdiIgbo ".
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