Academic Staff

  5 May 2017

Professor Uche Ikonne


vcProfessor Uche Ikonne, a beneficiary of the Scholarship Scheme of then Imo State Government , studied Optometry at Manila Central University Philippines obtaining the degree of O.D. (Doctor of Optometry) and MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration).  He did a 4-year post-doctoral clinical specialist training and obtained the Fellow of Nigerian College of Optometrists (FNCO) with specialty in Primary Care Optometry.  He was promoted Professor of Clinical Optometry in 2006.


University Service Experience

* Head of Department, Department of Optometry, Abia State University        1994-1997; 2002 – 2005


* Director, Institute of Distance Education, Abia State University, 1998-99


* Member, representing Senate, Management Board, Abia State

University Teaching Hospital, Aba 1996 -1998


* Acting Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Abia State University, 2007


* Deputy Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State    University, 2009/2010 session


* Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of Optometry, University of Benin      2007/2008 session


*  Has assessed Associate Professoral and Professoral  candidates for some     universities





* External examiner to many universities, including University of Cape    Coast, Kumasi Ghana.


* Authored the first Nigerian indigenous book in clinical Optometry.


*   Contributed many articles in both local and international  journals.



Professional service experience


*  Member, Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of Nigeria

1993 – present day


*  Chairman Education Committee, Optometrists and Dispensing  Opticians      Board of Nigeria


*  Vice Chairman, Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board  of       Nigeria 2009 – present day


*   Chairman Disciplinary Committee, Nigerian Optometric Association


*  Registrar, Nigerian (post-graduate) College of Optometrists



    Some Recent Professional Courses


World Council of Optometrists workshop, Milan Italy 2006


*  World Refractive Error congress, Durban South Africa 2007


*  Observership in clinical low vision and rehabilitation services 2010.        lighthouse international, New York, USA.

*  Clinical observership at State University, New York USA, 2010


Public Service


*  Secretary, Colloquium Committee, Ugwuabia Festival, Abia State 2000


*  Member, Education Committee, Ohaneze, Festival 2005.


* Chairman, Hon. Chinenye Ike’s (member, Rep Isiala Ngwa  north/south    Federal Constituency) Scholarship/Bursary Committee 2007- present day


* Member, National University Commission Accreditation Team

2002- 2006


* Chairman, National University Commission Accreditation Team 2008


* Secretary, Federal Road Safety Commission, unit 13, ABSU (RS5)      Command




Fellow, Nigerian Optometric Association, (FNOA), 1996


*  African Optometric Educator of the year, 2003


*  Distinguished Merit award, NOA, 2006


*  Knight of St Christopher (KSC) 2000


Family Status


Married to Barr. (Mrs) Uzoamaka Grace. Uche-Ikonne

Law Officer/Director, Ministry of Justice, Abia State, Umuahia.


* Two Children: Chikezie 19 (Medical Student ABSU)

Okezie    16 (Statistics  ABSU)