Uche Azikiwe

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Uche Azikiwe
Born Uche Ewah
(1947-02-04) 4 February 1947 (age 71)
Afikpo, Ebonyi State
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater University of Nigeria
Spouse(s) Nnamdi Azikiwe
(1973–1996, his death)
Children 2

Uche Ewah Azikiwe MFR, (born 4th, February 1947) is a Nigerian academic, educator and author. She is the widow of former President of Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe.[1][2] She is a professor in the Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 1999, she was appointed to the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Early life and education[edit]

Azikiwe was born on 4th, February 1947 in Afikpo in present-day Ebonyi State. She was born to Sergeant Major Lawrence A. and Florence Ewah.[3]

Azikiwe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). She then proceeded to obtain a master's degree in Curriculum Studies and Sociology of Education. In 1992, she obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education/Gender Studies from the same university.[4]

Academic career[edit]

From 1981 to 1987, Azikiwe worked as a teacher at Nsukka High School. She moved to the Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1987.[1]


Azikiwe is a member of a number of professional societies and associations including, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI), Network for Women Studies in Nigeria (NWSN), Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON), National Women Studies Association (NWSA), USA and Nigeria Association of University Women (NAUW).

Personal life[edit]

She married Nnamdi Azikiwe at age 26, and had two children, Uwakwe Ukuta and Molokwu Azubuike.[3]


  1. ^ a b My Concern: Reflections of a Sensitive Mind. Dorrance Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 1434926133. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ Christopher Isiguzo (17 May 2015). "Azikiwe's Widow Laments Breakdown of Security in Enugu". Thisday. Enugu. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Azikiwe, Uche 1947". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ Ozor, Chineye (4 October 2011). "Zik's dream yet to be achieved, 51 years after- Mrs Azikiwe". Vanguard. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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