Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and 9th Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill was born with his twin sibling, Hon. Justice Biobele Georgewill JCA on May 15, 1965, in Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

His diligence earned him the nickname “Prof” as early as his second year of Undergraduate study.

Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill, an erudite scholar, an academic colossus, and achiever per excellence, a Knight of St. Christopher, a lover of God, a loving husband, a doting father of four, a Justice of Peace, a traditional ruler, a Pharmacologist, a toxicologist par excellence, a great and unique set of twins, a humble and unassuming academic.

He is a friend to the New York Academy of Medicine and the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Owunari Gerogewill has also served his community Abonnema, Rivers State, Professional Associations, Nigeria Medical Association.

In 2015, he served as Honourable Commissioner of Rivers State Commission of Enquiry. He is a Reviewer of Pharmacology articles for many journals. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 

In 2013, he was voted into the Governing Council of the University of Port Harcourt as a Congregation Representative where he served in various Committees of the Council including the Finance and General-Purpose Committee F&GPC. Professor Georgewill served as Chairman, of the Syndicate Session on Universal Basic Education (UBE) in the National Education Summit, organized by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja, in 2008.

He served as a member of the Technical Committee for the Senate Committee of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Education between 2008 and 2009. He was a Resource person at the National Education Conference organized by the Senate Committee on Education in conjunction with SIGNIP promotions in Abuja in March 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria.

His research activities have taken him through the University of Texas in Houston, the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK, Cancer Research Centre, London, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany, School  of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, Department of Pharmacology,

University of Liverpool, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, Department of Pharmacology, University of Birmingham, Harvard Medical School, Boston, amongst others.

Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria

Knight of St. Christopher of the Anglican Communion Installed Chief in George will house and Abonnema Council of Chiefs

Served as Executive Adviser on Health and Social Services to the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area Council, Rivers State, 2004 – 2007 Graduate School of Education,

He has also received several awards from various organizations within the country. On 11th April 2023, he was awarded the PAN Nigeria Administrator of the Year

He is a recipient of the Change Makers Award of Best Vice-Chancellor, 2023 by the Vanguard Newspaper.

He is a Doctorate Fellow of the Certified Institute of Hospitality and Management of America.

Under his administration, the University of Port Harcourt climbed the national webometric ranking as the Topmost university in Nigeria. He is the winner of the Personality Award of Times Africa Magazine, 2022e

Despite all his achievements, Prof. O.A. Georgewill has not relented on his oars in making positive contributions to the education sector and the nation of Nigeria.

He was recently conferred the Administrator of the Year Award – 2023 by the IgbereTV in recognition of his outstanding Administrative Prowess within and outside the University of Port Harcourt.

Prof. Georgewill has attracted various international collaborations into the University of Port Harcourt since his assumption as the 9th Vice-Chancellor.


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