In a solemn announcement, the passing of Mr. Chukwude Emmanuel Ikechukwu, a respected citizen of Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, has been mourned by his family, friends, and the education community. Mr. Ikechukwu, a retired staff member of the Anambra State Education Commission, Onitsha Zonal Office, passed away on June 1, 2023, at St. Charles Boromew Hospital in Onitsha.
Throughout his impressive 35-year career in education, Mr. Chukwude Emmanuel Ikechukwu left an indelible mark as a dedicated educator and an inspiring leader. He served as a classroom teacher from January 1972 to August 1996, a Principal from September 1996 to November 2000, and later became a Supervising Principal from December 2000 to February 2007.
In 2007, Mr. Ikechukwu joined St. Christopher’s Junior Seminary 3-3, Onitsha, where he contributed significantly to the institution. He held various positions at the school, including the Dean of Studies, Internal Supervisor for Senior Classes, Academic Adviser, and Vice Principal Academics for an admirable nine years.
His dedication to teaching extended beyond St. Christopher’s Junior Seminary 3-3. In 2022, he concluded his final journey in the teaching field at Glory School, Onitsha, where he imparted knowledge in Biology and Fishery.
Mr. Chukwude Emmanuel Ikechukwu’s funeral ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 4, 2023, in his hometown, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Family, friends, and former colleagues, all deeply saddened by his passing, will gather to pay their final respects.
The beloved educator leaves behind his loving wife, Mrs. Chude, Maryrose Ndidi (Nee Abadom), and their children, Engr. Chude, Ifeanyi Victor, Pst. Engr. Chude, Philip Ikechkwu, and Amb. Dr. Chude, Arinze Timothy (Aristotle). Additionally, his siblings, in-laws, friends, and relations will mourn his loss.
As the community bids farewell to Mr. Chukwude Emmanuel Ikechukwu, they remember him not only as a scholar and seasoned administrator but also as a true gentleman who showed unwavering passion for his job and enriched the lives of countless students.
May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.