LATE Dr Anthony Chinedu Ekwueme of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria Nsukka who died on June 25, was buried on Friday August 6 2021.
Here are what his students and friends say of him.
HE OPERATED OPEN-DOOR POLICY ON SCHOLARLY MATTERS – AJIBOLA
Dr Ekwueme was a perfect gentleman that operated an open door policy especially on scholarly matters. A thoroughbred scholar, he used to go out of his way to assist students in whatever challenges they face. He will be missed sorely by students and Faculty. Adieu Dr!
By Ajibola Akinlade, PhD candidate, Mass Comm Dept, UNN.
INTELLECTUAL WITH GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR -UGBOAJA
Dr. Ekwueme was a great teacher and friend to all his students when he was alive. He was very enthusiastic about his job. He will be sorely missed, especially for his intellectual prowess, insight, humour, and how he delivered his lectures effortlessly to the delight of his students. Adieu Dr. Ekwueme
By Ugboaja, Stanley U. Ph.D. student, Class of 2017.
CARING TEACHER – IGWEBUIKE
Dr. A. C. Ekwueme was a good supervisor who understood the capabilities and shortcomings of his supervisees. He was always available to tutor and guide us. We will miss him greatly.
Obiora C. Igwebuike, his Ph.D supervisee, class of 2017.
ONE OF THE FINEST BRAINS IN JACKSON FAMILY – NWEKE
The death of Dr Anthony Ekwueme is a monumental loss to the academic world and to humanity in general.
One of the finest brains in Jackson family is gone.
Indeed, we have lost a perfect good man, a worthy friend, a devoted teacher, an uncommon encourager and a selfless academic philanthropist. We will forever miss him.
Sampson Oko Nweke, 2017 Ph.D class, Dr Ekwueme’s Research Project Supervisee.
ASTUTE SCHOLAR AND TEACHER – EBERE
Dr. Ekwueme was a very receptive man while he was alive. It amazed me how he related with his students as his own children. He was an astute scholar and teacher who believed in his students by encouraging excellence. He will be missed.
Governor, Rosemary Ebere, 2017 Ph.D class
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR -OGBEMUDIA
Dr Anthony Ekwueme was many things to me; my teacher, my adviser, supervisor and personal friend. He deeply connected with me as the first master degree supervisee, and since then he took me as his best friend. He was everything to me!
Michael Ogbemudia Peter, Chrisland University, Abeokuta
MAN WITH UNCOMMON FRANKNESS
Dr. Ekwueme was an erudite scholar per excellence. His audacity, daring nature and fineness distinguished him.
Adieu! Dr. Anthony Ekwueme, Your are greatly missed.
Dr.Chioma Naboth Njoku (Ph.D, Public Health Communication)
DELIGHT OF MANY SUPERVISEES
Dr. Ekwueme was a supervisor any student would pray for; he was thorough and sincerely interested in the success of his supervisees.
Rest on in God’s bosom Sir.
Ify Lilian Uchechukwu
SOLDIER OF LETTERS
Late Dr. Anthony Ekwueme was a brilliant and dependable teacher. His solid syntactic skill was endowing. May his soul continue to rest in peace.
Ayokunle Ikusemiju, PhD.
As Ph.D Class of 2017 set in the Jacksonite Building, Dr. Ekwueme as one of our lecturers, taught us with extraordinary finesse. He was an intellectual heavyweight and our class will forever miss him.
It’s sad he won’t be alive to witness us bag the prestigious Ph.D!
Ebuka Obi, Class Rep, Ph.D Class of 2017.
Dr Ekwueme was a great scholar whose contributions during presentations turned everyone else to a student. His contributions on my PhD work cannot be forgotten. Rest on great man.
Israel Oguche, Ph.D
FRIENDLY AND INTELLIGENT
Late Dr. Ekwueme was a great scholar, very intelligent, friendly and dedicated to his job. May his soul continue to rest in peace. Dr. Alice Jonah Aladi.
A great intellectual has departed from Mass communication department in particular and University of Nigeria in general. May the good Lord grant him eternal rest. Rest on my mentor till we meet to part no more.
Onuh Matthew Udaya, Ph.D
Late Dr. Ekwueme is remembered for his outstanding contributions to our academic life. He is greatly missed. As I write, I can picture him insisting on strict adherence to research standards at presentation sessions. May God rest his soul.