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Celestine C. Kezie Jr.

I was born in Ihioma, Orlu, Imo State to the family of Late Mr. Celestine Ekwebelem Kezie, and Mrs. Janet Kezie. I have two sibblings; an elder brother and a younger sister. Growing up was fun with my sibblings and extended family. We lost my dad while we were still kids and so my mom took and had played both roles graciously well till date









I started my primary education in my home town, at Onummiri Primary School, Okwuabala, Ihioma. I later proceeded to St. Peter’s Primary School Adazi-Ani,
Anambra State. I later completed it at Central school Ukpor, Nnewi South, with Distinction in 1999. 
I proceeded to Orjiakor Memorial Grammar School (OMGS) Adazi-Ani, for my secondary education, where I served as Head Boy for two years (2004-2006). It was quite unusual because I took up the position in SS1.
 I think the school prefects at the time got crossed with the principal and he sacked all of them and appointed me an acting Head Boy. Later, in SS 2, I was confirmed. The tasks was daunting but I did my best.
I was an athlete in primary and secondary schools, representing my schools at athletic competitions and brought home trophies. I also played soccer but was more a track person that a footballer.
I graduated top of my class and got an award as the Best Graduating Student as well as the Best Behaved Student. My principal Mr. I.C. Ajemba had so much confidence in me that, immediately after my graduation, he appointed me into the School-Based Management Board, to play advisory role in support of the school Management.
In 2007, I got admission into Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri to study Philosophy. I had wanted to study Law but as providence would have it, I ended up studying Philosophy. In my undergraduate days, I was actively involved in students politics. I was Class Governor for three years and also served as the Deputy Senate President of National Association of Philosophy Students (NAPS), Nigeria.
 By the grace of God, I was able to juggle all of the responsibilities I had and graduated with a First Class Honors in 2011, as the Best graduating student in my faculty. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Graduating Student and  Best Behaved Student -Orjiakor Memorial Grammar School (OMGS), 2006
  • Best graduating student – Philosophy,  Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri to study,2011


After my One Year Compulsory National Youth Service Corpe (NYSC) at The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, I taught briefly at the General Studies Department of the Polytechnic as an adjunct faculty. I then enrolled for my Masters at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, where I measured in Metaphysics and Ethics.
God has been exceedingly gracious to me and always blessed me with wonderful teachers, mentors, and friends who have supported me academically. While doing my Masters, I joined Carrington Executive Training School, Ibadan, as a Research Assistance. I later left Carrington for Western News Communications Ibadan, where I worked as as a reporter. Thosr were challenging and exciting jobs. 


My biggest achievement is to have Jesus in my life. It might sound too churchy to some people but that’s my biggest achievement. God’s mercy saves us from getting the bad we deserve while His grace helps us to get the good we do not deserve.
I have held several leadership positions through which I have served the people. So, I count those as achievements too. I was a Head Boy in secondary school, Class Governor in University, became a lecturer at 25 years. I am currently on the Management Board of my department in PAU, a Director at Eleko Study Centre Pan-Atlantic University, and currently serves as the Technical Committee Chairman Education Collaborative West African Hub


I hardly see challenges. I have an adventurous spirit, so I prepare for anything. I survived life-threatening sickness while in Primary school and also in the University. In those two trying times, God came through for me.
I didn’t have all I needed growing up as a child but I have I a lovely family with a mom that showered us with so much affection and taught us to love and help people.  In life, the more you think about others and less of yourself, the less worries you have because selfishness breeds unhappiness. And happiness is a consequence of who we are and not just what we have.

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