Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne is a Optometrist and politician. He was the the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University and the former Rector, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Uchenna Ikonne was born on August 15th 1956 in Agburuike, Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State.
Uchenna Ikonne attended Ngwa High School in Aba of Abia State. He proceeded to study Optometry at the Manila Central University, Philippines. He obtained a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration at St. Jude College, Philippines.
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Uchenna Ikonne obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Health Science from Abia State University.
Uchenna Ikonne started his career as a consulting optometrist at the Park Lane General Hospital, Enugu in 1985.
In 1993, Prof. Ikonne became a member of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Education Committee.
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He later joined Abia State University, Uturu as a lecturer.
During his career at Abia State University, Uchenna Ikonne held some key positions in the University including
- Head, Department of Optometry – Abia State University
- Director, Institute for Distance Education, Abia State University
- Acting Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Abia State University
- Deputy Provost, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Abia State University
Prof. Uchenna Ikonne was the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee and Vice-Chairman, Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
Prof. Ikonne won the African Optometric Educator Award of the year and the the Distinguished merit Award of the Nigerian Optometric Association in 2003 and 2006 respectively.
Between 2014 and 2015, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne was the Rector, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba – (on Rescue Mission) 2014–2015.
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In 2015, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne resumed office as the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University.
In 2023, Prof Uchenna Ikonne picked nomination form to run for Abia State Governor under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He polled 468 votes to defeat five other contestants in the Party primaries to emerge the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Professor Uchenna Ikonne is married to Barr (Mrs.) U.G Uche-Ikonne with children. He is of Igbo origin from Agburuike, Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State.
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Professor Uchenna Ikonne net worth is currently under review
Prof Ikonne died of cardiac arrest on January 25, 2023. He was 65 years old