Prof Nwankwo Uchenna Martins Emerges Arise Afrika POTY 2019

Meet Our Proactive Professor of The Year

He is celebrated as a man of honour and integrity and has received several awards and recognitions.

The  man who is rocking it big as Dean Student Affairs, Imo State University  is  unveiled as Proactive Professor Of The Year and among those  to be celebrated at the upcoming Face of Arise Africa Awards


Prof. Nwankwo Uchenna Martins was born on May 29, 1969. He hails from Ime-Ama Ngodo Uturu in Isiukwuato Local Government Area of Abia State. He attended St Paul’s Primary School Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria in 1980, Holy Ghost College Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria in 1985, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Oke Ado Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria in 1987, Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria in 1992 & 1997 and Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria in 2009. From these institutions he gained his First School Leaving Certificate with Distinction, West African Senior Certificate, Diploma in Philosophy, B.A (Hons.) 2nd Class Lower Division, M.Sc (International Affairs and Diplomacy) and Ph.D (History/International Studies).

Prof. Martins is a grassroot mobilizer, charismatic leader and a seasoned academician who has written so many books and delivered several academic papers locally and globally. Professionally, Prof. Martins is a member of Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) and world prestigious International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC) among others.

He joined the services of Imo State University, Owerri in 1993 as a Research Assistant and today, he has risen to the position of a Professor at the Department of History & International Studies, Imo State University, Owerri. In 2008, Prof. Martins was appointed the Head of Department of the above department where he served diligently from 2008 to 2013.

Prof. Nwankwo is currently the Dean Student Affairs, Imo State University Owerri.

He is celebrated as a man of honour and integrity, thus, has received several awards and recognitions.
Besides his outstanding brilliance in the academia, it is most remarkable that from 2008 to 2012, he served excellently well as the President-General, Ngodo Development Union Ngodo, Uturu, Isiukwuato L.G.A, Abia State, Nigeria.

Prof.Nwankwo is happily married to Dr. Mrs. Ijeoma Martins and the marriage is blessed with three children.