April 16, 2024

Late Professor Pauline Ezenduka Burial Ceremony took place on this day the 27th of July 2023 at her country home in Nkwere-Mmiri, Achina in Aguata LGA.

Burial church service was held in her honor at St. Joseph Catholic Church Obinikpa, Achina in Aguata LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Obinikpa was filled to the brim with dignitaries and Professionals.
Professors, Nursing students, the natives etc, graced the burial ceremony of late Professor Pauline Ezenduka of Achina.
BrainPower captured Condolences from the Universities, in-laws, relatives, sympathizers far and near received by the Ezenduka Family… On PLANET TV.
Condolences continued with Ezenwuba family and others, with other traditional rites for the deceased Prof Pauline Ezenduka.

Insight on Professor Pauline Ezenduka Biography

Pauline Ojinikamu was born to the family of late Nze Joseph Ezenduka (Odidika) and Regina Ejiakaedo Ezenduka both of Umuezetuo, Umulolo, in Umuezeiyi village Achina.

She was the forth child of her family of seven males and three females, as well as two step brothers. She is survived by two elder Sisters and five brothers.

Pauline started life as a farm assistant to her parents while combining it with her primary school education at St. Charles Primary School, Achina.

Because she was discipline and focus, she gained admission to St. John of God Secondary School Awka.

Due to the civil war, she had to complete her Secondary School education after the war at St. Peter’s Secondary School, Achina.

In furtherance, she later went to the University College Hospital Ibadan, School of Nursing for her Diploma certificate in Nursing.

Furthermore, she followed-up with Midwifery certification from Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka in Enugu State.

Her Degree Certification in Nursing was thereafter secured from the University of Ibadan which qualified her for –

National Youth Service at Maria Assumpta Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ondo State.

Pauline Ezenduka Professional Advancement

Professor Pauline Ezenduka started her employment career at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu Campus in 1976; as a Hospital Ward Nurse.

In 2008 at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Pauline switched over to the classroom duties.

She later transferred her service to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus in 2009 as one of the Pioneer Nursing Educators.

2011, She attained the rank of Professor in Nursing and thereafter held such positions as Head of Department and later Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Feathers added to Her Cap

At various times she was visiting Professor to such schools as Madona University Elele, Ebonyi State University, Bayero University Kano.

She was equally a staff of the National Open University among others.

Good to mention, Prof Pauline Ezenduka of Achina played a Pivotal role in the Accreditation of the Nursing Department of the aforementioned institutions.

Till her death , she was the Head of Department of Nursing at Tansian University, Umunya/Ọba in Anambra State.

Professional Qualifications Achieved by Pauline Ezenduka of Achina

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Registered Midwife (RM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education
  • Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)
  • Master of Science in Public Health Education
  • Fellow of West African College of Nursing
  • Doctoral Certificate (PhD) in Nursing.
Condolences from the University communities to Ezenduka Family for the death of Professor Pauline Ezenduka Burial

Professor Pauline Ezenduka Burial Tributes/Testimonials

Prof Ezenduka cannot be forgotten in the history of Nursing Department of Tansian University Umunya.

She was very committed and passionate for the establishment and the growth of the Department.

Until her demise, she was the Head, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology of our University.

Rev. Daniel Igwilo: Registrar/Secretary to Council

Office of the Head Department of Nursing

How could you have left us at this critical time in the growth of the Department of Nursing Science with the visit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria just few months away.

Prof Pauline Ezenduka was our Pioneer Head of Department and worked tirelessly for the NUC resource verification in December 2020.

She also played host to the Nursing Council Advisory Team in September 2021 and NUC Accreditation Team in November 2022.

To the glory of God, full NUC Accreditation was achieved under her headship.

Prof Ezenduka, was a silent achiever, a heroine, a core Professional and was humble to a fault.

Your name would always be in the annals of Nursing profession in this part of the world.

Fare the well Teacher of teachers, mentor, boss, mother, virtuous woman and acclaimed erudite Professor of Nursing Science.

Dr Henrietta Okedo: Department of Nursing Science Tansian University Umunya

Pauline was an embodiment of the virtues of professional nursing (CARE FRIENDLINESS and PASSION) for the patients as laid down by the Lady with the Lamp. Florence Nightingale

She also contributed greatly in the laying of the solid foundation for the NOBLE HEIGHT that the school has attained today.

I, on behalf of the Board of the Trustees, Governing Council, Senate, Management, Staff and students of Tansian University express on the heartfelt sympathy to Ezenduka Family –

On the transition and irreparable loss of Professor Pauline Ojinika Ezenduka. In her passing on Tansian University has lost a rare gem.

Professor E.O. Nwadialor, Ph.D, FCA, FCCA, FCTI: Vice Chancellor Tansian University Umunya.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus: Department of Medical Rehabilitation

I was fortunate to be one of Professor Pauline Ojinika Ezenduka’s students during my undergraduate study period at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus:

She took us in the course Introduction to Nursing Science during the academic year 2002/2003.

I can testify to her teaching prowess and her attention to details in the business of knowledge transfer.

Dr. Afamefuna Victor Egwuonwu: Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation, MSc Physiotherapy, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Rehabilitation (NAU)

Department of Nursing Sciences: Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria

I write to convey, on behalf of myself, the Staff and students of the Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) –

Our deepest condolences to the Ezenduka Family on the demise of their beloved sister and our dear colleague and a heroine of Nursing Profession – Professor Pauline Ojinika Ezenduka

Professor Pauline Ojinika Ezenduka worked with us for more than fifteen (15) years and served as the Acting Head of Department between 2002 and 2004.

She later joined Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State in 2007.

While she was with us, we experienced her love, compassion, humility, simplicity and generosity.

She contributed to the growth and development of the Department especially in the areas of Public/Community Health Unit, reactivation of the postgraduate Nursing programs and organization of Departmental workshops/Conferences.

Pauline was a model of love , human resource builder, humane, gentle and noiseless achiever, motivator and mother of many children.

Her mission was one that made a great difference in the lives of many people.

FARE THEE WELL, Distinguished Professor!

Dr Chikaodili N. Ihudiebube-Splendor: Ag. Head of Department

We First met at school of Nursing, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan in the 1970s as school mates for our basic nursing education.

There, our friendship started. Little did we know that we will meet again in the 1980s at the University of Ibadan for our degree programme in Nursing Education.

By 1990s we met again , this time as colleague in the academic world at Department of Nursing Sciences, faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, our bond of friendship deepened and blossomed until your home call to Glory.

You were not married yet you counselled me on marital issues. You did not have your own biological children, yet you were my counsellor in matters pertaining to rearing of children.

All our children call you their second mother, because you cared for them.

I will forever miss you!

Prof. (Mrs) Ijeoma O. Ehiemere, FWACN.

In whatever angle in nursing, one viewed Pauline, she stood out as one called to care for people.

I first met Pauline in one of the numerous meetings of the fellows, West African College of Nursing, her humble and quiet personality were readily apparent.

It was clear that she was an outstanding career researcher ready to encourage and mentor the younger ones in the University.

Her area of research interest was Public Health Nursing that was in tandem with mine.

We published many research work together and attended many conferences organized by West African Health Examination Board, West African Post-graduate College of Nurses and Midwives and Nursing Council of Nigeria.

When Pauline started the Department of Nursing Science at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, she encouraged me to join her as an adjunct Lecturer.

She later joined me at Ebonyi State University as a Professor on Sabbatical leave.

As a builder , she served as the first Post-graduate Coordinator for the Department and worked hard to enable me as Head of Department, establish Post-graduate programme in the Department of Nursing Science of the University.

Pauline exhibited mutual respect for everyone she worked with. She had value for co-staff and students. She took everyone for whom they were.

Prof. Ezenduka was endowed with emotional intelligence. She was master of her-self. She understood, used, and managed her emotions in positive ways to relieve stress that is a common problem in University administration.

Her communication skills were very effective. She worked to avoid conflict in whichever areas she found herself.

It is a privilege for me to have been part of Pauline’s academic life.

Professor Elkenah C Ndie: National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja

Prof. Pauline Ezenduka was a gentle Nightingale representative. A community nurse to the core. She was a humble, quiet, peaceful and a God fearing woman.

A saint has gone!

Prof. Pauline Ezenduka was my project supervisor during my undergraduate programme at the Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu Campus (UNEC).

She mentored me well. She was once the Head of Department of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus for 4 years where I worked under her as my HOD.

She later became the Dean of my faculty (Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology, Unizik, Nnewi Campus). It was during her tenure as the Dean that our faculty moved into our current faculty building.

She was a prime mover, a goal getter, very hardworking and a calm woman. She achieved a lot during her tenure both as HOD and the Dean but in a quiet manner.

Rest in the bossom of the Lord, Amen.

Dr C. U. Nwankwo (Associate Professor), Dept. of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State.

Equally, Professor Pauline Ezenduka of Achina, was an active member of the Prestigious: “League of Achina Women Professionals (LAW-P),” led by Barr. Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa-Mbah in her time.

Indeed Achina community in Aguata LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria has lost a rare gem.


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