Congratulations to Professor Charles Egbu



By Reuben Okereke, PhD

Owerri, Nigeria



A Nigerian born Quantity Surveyor, an erudite professor and international scholar, a former professor of Quantity Surveying and project management at the University of Salford, UK and the immediate past Dean of Faculty of Built-environment at London South Bank University, Prof. Charles Egbu has just been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the prestigious Leed Trinity University in the UK. The history of my PhD program cannot be complete without the mention of the name of this great scholar.

Photo at right: Prof.Charles Egbu appointed VC of Leeds Trinity University, UK. 1st black VC of a UK University or College. He is from Abatete, Idemili North LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria.

In 2012 when my PhD program was getting stagnated as a result of some challenges posed my a powerful cabal in my faculty, the then Vice Chancellor of my University, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria who was from my faculty Arc Prof. U A Awuzie recruited a professor of Quantity Surveying from ESUT as an adjunct lecturer solely to supervise my PhD thinking that that would solve my problem. During the next seminar that followed in 2013, my new supervisor who put up a very gallant fight was however overpowered by the cabal who subsequently cancelled my work and ordered me to start afresh at my 7th year.

I went to the VC, Prof. Awuzie and complained and he was very angry and ordered me to forget about them. He said l should get an overseas admission so that he can arrange a TertFund scholarship for me.

Just like Nigeria, very few Universities in UK offer QS up to PhD level. I however applied to London South Bank University and coincidentally, the dean of the faculty whom l never new from Adam turned out to be an lgbo man. That is Prof. Charles Egbu.


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How to cite this article: Okereke, R.A. (2020). Congratulations to Professor Charles Egbu; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VIII, August.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pmwj96-Aug2020-Okereke-congratulations-to-prof-Charles-Egbu-commentary.pdf



About the Author

Dr. Reuben A. Okereke

Owerri, Nigeria



Q.S. Dr. Reuben A. Okereke, PhD, QS & Sust. Dev., MSc. Const. Mgt., MSc. Env. Res. Mgt., FRQS, FIIA, FAPM, ACArb, CIPM, MAACEI., is a multi-talented and erudite scholar. A versatile professional with academic qualifications in Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Construction Management and Environmental Resource Management. His Quantity Surveying professional experience of almost three decades spans through his employment with consultancy and construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria, work as Project Manager in the Bank for eight years, services as in-house consultant Quantity Surveyor for several years for the Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria, experience as Consultant Quantity Surveyor in private practice as well as several years of teaching in both the University and Polytechnic. He is currently serving his second term as the head of department of Quantity Surveying, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. He can be contacted at  raphicaben2013@gmail.com