Dean’s Office, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Prof. Kenneth Shelu Ordu

Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences/Professor


Prof Kenneth Shelu Ordu is a professor of Anatomy with specialization in Genetics, Molecular/Reproductive Biology and Developmental Anatomy. He is a dynamic, hardworking, highly dedicated, visionary and intelligent medical Doctor, Anatomist and Researcher with enormous energy and ability, full of creativity and innovative ideas with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Always ready to make the best of every learning opportunity aimed at improving knowledge and attaining distinctive professional and personal capacities. Prof Ordu is currently coordinating the setting up of state of the art institutional collaborative research centre in the College of Medical Sciences, Rivers State University with facilities that will encourage multi and interdisciplinary research.


  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT - Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy (Genetics) (Ph’D Distinction) 2010-2014
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT - Master of Science in Anatomy (M.Sc Distinction) 2007-2010
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B, B.S) 1996-2003
  • CSS ELELE-ALIMINI, EMOLGA - Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE, 8 credits) 1986-1992
  • STATE SCHOOL III OMERELU, KELGA - First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC, Credit) 1979-1985


  • Ordu K. S & Paul C. W (2022). Paternity Testing Using Thumb Curvature Trait Among Ijaws of Nigeria. Port Harcourt Medical Journal, in print.
  • Ezekwe AS, Rizwan AA, Orlunwene GC, Wokocha PG, Ordu KS, Ewa O (2021). Phytochemical Screening and GCMS Studies on some Soup Thickners in Southern Nigeria: International Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(1); 12-17
  • Gabriel-Brisibe CU, Ordu K S, Elendu-Ikenga N F (2020). Foetal and Maternal Serum Immunoglobulins Levels: A Comparative Study Between Mothers with Gestational Diabetes and Healthy Mothers. Journal of Global Biosciences, 9(6), 7638-7645.
  • Godam ET., Hamman WO., Oladele S., Ordu KS., Jacks TW; (2020). Melatonin and Magnesium Suppresses Diabetic Kidney Disease in Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, The journal of Anatomical Sciences.

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