Victor A. Akujuru was born on the 9th day of May 1955 into the family late Catechist Alfred Ezekwesiri Akujuru and late Mrs. Salome Nwanda Akujuru of Ihuowo Community, in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State. He had his primary education in several Primary Schools following his father’s frequent transfer from one Church to another. In 1960 he attended St. Micheal’s Primary School, Omoku, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, in 1961 he attended the Primary School at Banigo Isile-Ogono Village in Bonny Local Government Area. In 1963 he attended St. John’s Primary School at Ihuowo Village in Ahoada East Local Government Area and returned to Boyle Memorial School, Bonny in Bonny Local Government Area in 1966 and following the out break of Civil war, he returned St. John’s Primary School, Ihuowo to obtain the Primary 6 Certificate in 1968. He enrolled into the Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada in Ahoada East Local Government Area for his Secondary education in 1969 and finished in 1973, passing the West African School Certificate examinations with a Division One.
Between 1974 and 1975, he had brief stint with Michelin Tyre Company as a Clerk Archivist and later as a Store Clerk, and finally as an Officer of Customs and Exercise in the Nigerian Customs Service where he left in 1975 to pursue post-secondary education in the United Kingdom with a Rivers State Government Scholarship secured while in the Customs Service. After obtaining the University of London Advanced Level Certificate at the Southampton Technical College in 1976, he enrolled in the then Bristol Polytechnic (now University of the West of England) to study Valuation and Estate Management between 1976 and 1979.
He returned to Nigeria and registered for the National Youth Service Corps in 1979 and served till 1980 at the Oyo State Housing Corporation as an Estate Officer. While on Youth Service, he was employed by the Rivers State Government as a Lands Officer.
He is a Professor of Environmental Valuation and Land Management in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences with specialisation in Valuation of Land and the Environment, and a Consultant Estate Surveyor and Valuer with vast professional experiences covering both the public and private sectors of the economy. He has worked as a Land Officer and Deeds Registrar with the Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He has also worked as a Project Manager in the defunct All States Bank Group, where he was attached to the CT&P Construction Company in Lagos and Port Harcourt and consulted for International Oil and Gas Companies operating in Nigeria, and many private individuals and firms all over Nigeria.
Prof Victor A. Akujuru is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Right of Way Agent and a Certified Instructor of the International Right of Way Association. He is a Past President of the African Real Estate Society, a past Chairman of the Rivers/Bayelsa branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and a past Chairman of the Education Committee and Board of Examiners of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers of Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol, England, in Valuation and Estate Management, a Master’s degree from the University of Reading, Reading, England in Urban Land Appraisal which he passed with Distinction, and a Doctorate Degree in the Built Environment, from the University of Salford, Salford in England. He has supervised several students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degree levels. He is widely published an adept researcher. He is the Diocesan Estate Manager of the Diocese of Ahoada, Anglican Communion, an Emeritus Chorister of the Diocese of Ahoada and a Knight of St. Christopher in the Anglican Communion. He has taught Estate Management and Valuation and published widely, and had previously served as Acting Head of Department, Department of Estate Management for 13 years and Sub-Dean for 4 years and Acting Dean for 2 years, in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now Rivers State University). He was formerly the Director of Research and Development in this University. He is widely travelled and enjoys reading, writing, and travelling.
Office Addresses: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administrative), 1st Floor, Senator Francis Ellah Administrative Building, Rivers State University
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