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UNIZIK Appoints Man who Finished Secondary School at the Age of 38, Professor


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Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has appointed renowned businessman and Chairman/CEO NEROS Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Poly Emenike a professor of entrepreneurship, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports. This was contained in a statement released by Dr. Poly Emenike himself.

The statement reads in part;

It is my wish… to let you know that Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state, has appointed me “Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship” at its UNIZIK Business School (UBS).

I was told three of us were considered in this revered appointment: I, Dr Poly Emenike,MON; Dr Obiora Okonkwo, the Chairman/CEO of United Airlines, and Dr Okey Ikechukwu – a well-known person in print and electronic media in Nigeria.

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Born to peasant parents in Nanka, Anambra State in 1955. Dr. Emenike struggled to complete his primary education in 1971, due to obvious reasons of finances. As a result of the inability to train him in secondary school, he was sent out to learn a trade and would later become a successful businessman with interests in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, etc.

At 23, he pioneered import business in his Nanka community, a feat that earned him huge respect and admiration. Because of his quest for knowledge, Dr. Emenike at the age of 32, with a wife, children and a thriving enterprise enrolled as a pupil at Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School in Surulere area of Lagos, oddly wearing school uniform like his far younger schoolmates. Today, Dr. Emenike is a holder of Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science Degree and a Ph.D.

Aside these degrees, Emenike have also acquired professional certificates in the course of time at Pan African University (Lagos Business School) and Harvard University, USA.

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