FUTO Deputy Vice Chancellor Is Dead (Photo)

According to news reaching us,The Federal University of Technology,Owerri (FUTO)
has lost the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Beniah N. Onwuagba
to death.

He died on Friday, April 3rd,2015.

FUTO Deputy Vice Chancellor Passes On

Late Prof. Onwuagba joined the services of
FUTO on November 1st, 1985 as a Lecturer
1 and rapidly rose through the ranks on
account of matchless commitment to hard
work. He was appointed Professor of Solid
State Physics 9 years after in 1994.Prof.

Onwuagba, an acclaimed international
scholar of repute and Fellow of the Solar
Energy Society of Nigeria, obtained a
Bachelor of Science Honours degree in
Physics in 1975, an M.Phil and Ph.D in Solid
State Physics in 1980 and 1984 respectively
all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Onwuagba has impacted the international
scientific community positively with his
research contributions in the areas of
Condensed Matter Physics and Solar Energy.
He was a Visiting Senior Scientist,
Department of Physics, University of
Padova, Italy (Sept. 1989 – March 1990);
Visiting Professor, Institute of Theoretical
Physics, University of Regensburg, Germany
(Sept Nov.1997); Visiting Professor,
Department of Physics, University of
Modena, Italy (Oct.1998 -Oct.1999); and
until 2007, a Senior Associate of Abdus
Salam International Centre for Theoretical
Physics, Trieste, Italy (formerly ICTP).

Until his death, Professor Beniah N.
Onwuagba meritoriously served the
University in various capacities. He once
headed the Department of Physics for
several years. He had equally served as the
Dean of School of Science and member 7th
and 10th Governing Council of the
University.He was the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor (Academic), the position he held
for four years till his demise.

Professor Onwuagba, a Knight of St.
Christopher in the Anglican Communion
was happily married to Lady Felicia Ngozi
Onwuagba and they are blessed with six
children.


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