Late Prof. Austin Chukwu

Elder Matthew Odono
Elder Matthew Odono
PROFESSION:- CIVIL SERVANT
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Family Friend
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: September 28th , 2017
  • Place of Work: National Orientation Agency
  • State of Origin: Ebonyi
A CHORALE FOR LATE PROF. AUSTIN CHUKWU
Memorial Picture of Prof. Austin Chukwu

A CHORALE FOR LATE PROF. AUSTIN CHUKWU

I queried the distress call of Udodimma

I queried the wobbling response of Oko-Egwu

I probed the swollen face of our darkling sky

They dazed me with the passage of a rare icon

They demand a chorale for Oka-nkuzi Austin Chukwu

What chorale can recreate this data bank of the humane letter?

 

Born and bred by royal parents

You were a Nightingale of multiple values

You were the pillar of our literary pilgrimage

You were a ready canopy for the oppressed

You were an elephant of ponderous make

What chorale can recreate you through?

 

Though my frail fountain fails for words and rhythm

Oka nkuzi Emezue and Akachi Ezeigbo’s will not

Your un-noised exit has opened a book of tears

Ah, a million pullets and I are robbed of a mother hen

Our flowery wings are plucked on the air

How can we another willing wing grow?

Who drives us through the hardware of our choice vocation?

 

Oh, that death’s cold hands leave you

That you unveil the conceited literary cup

For us to drink and dance like never before

Live on my V.S Naipaul

Live on my great master and mentor!

 

 

Odono Matthew. C.

Asst. Director, NOA, Ohaukwu LGA

 


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Lucky Igohosa Ugbudian
Lucky Igohosa Ugbudian
PROFESSION:- LECTURING
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Friend
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: September 25th , 2017
  • Department: History and Strategic Studies/ Philosophy
  • Place of Work: FUNAI
THE PASSING AWAY OF AN ORATOR, GREAT SCHOLAR AND ACTIVIST

The untimely death of Professor Austin Chukwu is a great loss to the academia and humanity. He was a great teacher, administrator, father and counsellor.  He supported the virtues of justice, fairness and collectiveness. This he demonstrated in the various leadership positions he held. As the Dean, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi state, Professor Chukwu ran open door policy interacting and engaging  with staff of the faculty and beyond irrespective of position and rank. My experienced with him showed that he was not ethnocentric nor a religious bigot because he treated people based on the content of their character. As we bade him farewell, may God grant the family and children the grace to bear this irreparable loss.

 Adieu Prof.       


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Faculty Of Humanities Welfare Committee
Faculty Of Humanities Welfare Committee
PROFESSION:- LECTURER
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Colleague
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: September 25th , 2017
  • Department: FAA/ MUSIC
  • Place of Work: Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo
  • State of Origin: Ogun
  • Address: Music Unit, Department of FAA/Music ( FUNAI)
Tribute to a man of Intergrity: Prof. Austin Chukwu

The news of Prof. Austin Chukwu's demise came to me with a rude shock. I quickly remeber your faderly care and advise always given....... Yet, i believed the news of your demise wasn't true, but got it wrong.

Prof was a gift to humanities, a courageous man, dedicated and hardworking man. You will be greatly missed . Hm! i find it difficult to bring myself to the reality that we shall see nomore.

May the gentle soul of Prof. Austin Chuwke rest in peace with God till we meet to part no more, Amen!

Adieu great man!

Jayeola, F. David - Music Unit (FUNAI)


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Faculty Of Humanities Welfare Committee
Faculty Of Humanities Welfare Committee
PROFESSION:- ACADEMIC STAFF
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Colleague
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: September 25th , 2017
  • Department: Faculty of Humanities
  • Place of Work: Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo
  • Address: Faculty of Humanities, FUNAI
The fall of the Great Iroko: Prof. Austin Chukwu

Prof,  your sudden passage to the great beyond came as a rude shock to all of us. You were  such a charismatic person that every academic was proud to submit to your tutelage.

Your forthrighness and fearlessness is a virtue and legacy you have bequathed to many. Your demise has orphaned a lot of young academic who always crave for your fatherly advise and mentorship.

It is hard for us to say,  but on  behalf of the Faculty of Humanities Welfare Committee , Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo,, we bid you good bye.

Adieu Prof.

Signed:

Dr. Ifeom Nweze (Chairperson -  Faculty of Humanioties Welfare Committee)

Akintunde, Olusola (Secretary- Faculty of Humanities Welfare Committee)


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Ogugua Egwu
Ogugua Egwu
PROFESSION:- TEACHER
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Colleague
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: September 25th , 2017
  • Department: Anatomy
  • Place of Work: Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo
  • State of Origin: Ebonyi
  • Address: Department of Anatomy, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, PMB 1010, Abakaliki, Nigeria
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