English and Literary Studies



She was born on 13th May, 1944 to the family of Late, His Royal Highness, Igwe Dominic Akilo and Lolo Cordelia Akilo. She is married to Late Pharm. Felix Nechi Udaba of Okpuyo Ogwofia Imezi Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. She is blessed with five children. She had her primary education at our lady of Lourde’s School Imezi Uwa. She was later admitted into Grade Three Teachers’ College and after a successful study she went for a completion of the course for Teachers’ Grade Two Certificate. She later studied for the West African O’ Level Certificate, which qualified her for a degree programme at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she bagged a B. A Hons degree certificate in Education – English. She later studied for her Masters’ degree in English As A Second Language at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and finally studied and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Applied English Linguistics. Working Experience: She taught in many primary schools among which is St. Theresa’s Catholic School Apapa, Lagos. After obtaining her degree certificates, she taught at the Holy Rosary College, Enugu. She transferred her services to the Ministry of Education, Enugu where she rose to the rank of Assistant Chief Inspector of Education. She later transferred her service to the University of Nigeria Nsukka where she lectured and finally retired as a senior lecturer. The last lap of her academic journey is to Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, where she presently lectures in the Department of English and Literary Studies as a Senior Lecturer. Academic Awards: Her educational awards include Educational Excellence Award from Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria. (MIIA), Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FICA).

Prof. Rina Lee Okonkwo

Faculty Dean

Biography: I moved to Nigeria in 1973 with my husband, Prof. Paul Okonkwo, and children. I worked at UNN from 1974 until retirement. I began working at Godfrey Okoye in 2012.