UKAEJIOFO, Prof. Ernest Okemefuna

Date of Birth: Thursday (Afo) 24th November. 1938 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Orumba South Milage/ Town: Lomu Umunze Contact Telephone: 234-42- 458608 VenerableProfessor Ernest Okemefuna Ukaejiofo is a clergyman in the Anglican Diocese of Enugu. Church of Nigeria. Anglican Communion and at the same time, a professor of Haematology at the University of Nigeria. Enugu Campus. He is a dedicated clergyman and a brilliant Medical Laboratory Scientist who has made a name in the field of Haematology. Education National School Arondizuogu. WASC 1959 • Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientist London AIMLS 1967. FIMLS specialization in Haemalology 1976 • University of Ibadan. M.Sc 1981 Immanuel College of Theology Dip. Rel Studies Ibadan. 1986 Work Experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist • Senior Lecturer. Department Of Haemalology & Blood Transfusion . University of Nigeria 1986 1992 • Associate Professor 1992 -1995 • Professor of Haematology & Blood Transfusion 1996 date. Ministerial Appointment as a Clergyman in the Church of Nigeria Ordained to the Holy Orders 1986 • Transferred to Enugu Diocese and attached to the University Chapel. University of Nigeria. Enugu Campus 1986 • Professed a Canon. 1990 Collated an Archdeacon 2000 till date Publications • Blood Transfusion in the Tropics(first edition) 1996 co-authored. • Rapid Preparation of Lymphocytes for Tissue Typing Lancet 1969, (joint authors of3) 1970 • Interaction ofmaterials Cells Lancet 1975 Blood Parasites in Blood Donors in Enugu. Nigeria. Orient-.!-Med, 2. ( 4) pp 174 176, 1990 • Blood Lymphocytes and measles Viraemia A.F.J. Med. Science, 1987 • Chronic Leukaemia with raised Serum IGM Levels AFR../. Med. Sci 1987. Meanwhile, he has over 40 published journal articles in many parts oflhe world. Awards and Honours • First Professor of" Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Nigeria. • 1st Prize Shell-BP. for brilliant performance in examinations 1959 Federal Government Scholarship 1966. & 1974 • Award of Excellence in 2003 Membership of Professional Bodies • Trustee, Nigerian Society of Haematology • Member. Nigerian Society of Immunology. Other Services to the Society • Member of Umunze Students Association • Patron of the Association at various times. • Patron of Christian Union . University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus • Helped to plant churches in Ugbawka. Amagunze. Nana Akpugo. Obe Amankanu. Owo, Ubachu Amuri Ozala. all in Enugu Diocese and Enugu State. • Member. Scripture Union Nigeria • Member. Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion (EFAC) Hobbies include Evangelism and Choral Music His advice to the Youth, 'turn first to the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, follow him. whatever your profession, at theendyou willbe helped'. To the Igbo Leaders, he says, "follow Jesus Christ to the end. let all unite. " We needpeace andgood leadership'.
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