Professor Godwin Onu (B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D) is the author of five (5) books, co-authored two (2) and edited four (4); he has contributed to the World Encyclopedia of digital governance with over seventy (70) journal articles, fifty (50) conference and workshop papers to his credit.
Born fifty-five (55) years ago at Ezira, Orumba South LGA, the erudite Professor of Political Science had been entrusted with responsibilities that ranged from the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, to External Examiners of Political Science and Public Administration departments at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Port Harcourt, Anambra State University, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Gombe State University, Ebonyi State University, Abakakili, University of Benin, University of Ibadan, Nassarawa State University, the Editor-in-Chief, Nnamdi Azikiwe Journal of Political Science, amongst others.
Following from above, Professor Onu has on his shoulders choice professional awards and honours some of which include Nnamdi Azikiwe University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Lecturer of the year 2000; CODESRIA $10,000 Award for Social Science Seminar, Fellowship/Research Award by the University of Alberta International and Rotary Club of Edmonton, Canada among others.
As Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, he has tremendously transformed the institution to a Polytechnic of the moment in the areas of infrastructure, administration, academic excellence, etc. Today, Federal Polytechnic, Oko is ranked one of the highest preferred institutions as statistics from Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) affirmed. For instance, about 74,000 candidates preferred Federal Polytechnic, Oko in the 2012 UTME examination.
This first class Political Scientist and season administrator, is a practical Christian, great listener and a man who can recognize the tiniest voice of reason in everyman. His humility is not born out of timidity but the product of deep learning and profound understanding of man to man and man to God relationship.