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Engr. Prof. Godwin Ositadinma Chukwuma, Ph.D

engr. prof. godwin  chukwuma, ph.d

July 12, 1947 ~ September 3, 2022

Resided in: San Antonio , TX

Engr. Prof. Godwin Ositadinma Chukwuma was born on the 12th of July 1947 as the first child of Mr. Timothy N. Chukwuma of Umuezempu ward Okeani village Oko in Orumba North L.G.A., Anambra State Nigeria. He passed First School Leaving Certificate Examination with distinction in 1960 at St. Gab’s Umuleri in Anambra State. During his secondary school education, he was a pioneer student of the former Anglican Grammar School Achi in Oji River L.G.A. Enugu State. To assist his father, a very devoted Lay Reader and Committee member of St. John the Divine Anglican Church Oko, the church started paying half of his school fees every term from his second year until he finished his secondary school education with grade one in WAEC in 1965. The church never gave a scholarship of this kind before or after this. In 1966, the East Central State Government introduced Civil Service Examination for taking people into government service. Godwin took the exam and came out in Division One and was served with a list of vacancies in government service. He decided to take the “Agricultural Assistant” position that led him to the School of Agriculture in Umudike where he passed 16 subjects with all A’s in December of 1967.

Godwin’s father had scheduled him in his second year in secondary school to read the Bible in the church which led him to start preaching in the English service at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Umuahia under Rev. Akuwa. After his encounter with Jesus Christ, he started preaching salvation through Christ. Godwin received a federal government scholarship to read Agricultural Engineering, during his five years of undergraduate studies at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). In 1975, Godwin graduated with a second-class honors degree in the upper division and earned the award of the best graduating student in the department. Immediately after his youth service in 1976, he was called back to the department as a Junior Fellow. Godwin got married to the late Dr. Mrs. Fidelia C. Chukwuma (nee Nwoji) in 1976 from the family of Mr. Harold Nwoji of Ezira in Orumba South LGA, Anambra state. In 1977 received the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) scholarships for his Masters and PhD degrees at the Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio under UNN sponsorship. Immediately after his PhD in 1982, he

went back to UNN as Lecturer II and got promoted to Lecturer I in 1984. He became a Senior Lecturer in 1987 and a Reader/Associate Professor in 1997. While working in the ministry that God committed to his charge, his late wife was called to rest in 1999 as a Senior Lecturer in UNN and with her PhD in Educational Administration from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

When his department started in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK) he was consulted to help establish the department. He then transferred his services from UNN to UNIZIK as a professor in 2007 and retired on July 12, 2017, at the age of 70 years.

In 2002, God comforted Godwin by giving him an encouraging life partner in Sis. Evangeline A. Chukwuma (nee Okechukwu) from the family of the late Mr. Charles Okechukwu of Umuezenwobu ward, Ezioko village Oko. They both established New Creation School (Nursery, Primary, Secondary) Zion City Agbani Nsukka LGA Enugu State where they have helped educate a community of young children with Jesus Christ as the focal point.

On September 3, 2022, it was the will of God that his faithful servant Engr. Prof G. O. Chukwuma had finished his work here on earth and was to return to his maker. Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his beloved wife, Evangeline Chukwuma; children; Timothy Chukwuma(daughter-in-law Linda Chukwuma), Victor Chukwuma (ex-daughter-in-law Ebere Chukwuma) and Esther Oturu (nee Chukwuma)(Son-in-law Dave Oturu). He has also been blessed with six grandchildren; David Chukwuma and Arianna Chukwuma, Tiffany Chukwuma and Jayden Chukwuma, Judah Oturu and Ziva Oturu and siblings; Wilson Chukwuma and Keziah Ifedigbo [nee Chukwuma].


Visitation: October 15, 2022 8:00 am - 10:00 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States



MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. Oh my God it’s well with the Servant of Christ Jesus Engr Prof Godwin Ositadinma Chukwuma
    GLORY BE TO GOD, Amen!

  2. Engr. Prof. G. O. Chukwuma, you were a mentor, a motivation and a legacy that many of us in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering Department, UNN will always remember. You always saw something good in everyone and you always encouraged. You used any slightest opportunity to point anyone around you to Christ the Saviour. You were a true Christian and a man of faith. I visited you at your New Creation School Agbani severally, and on closer interaction with you I observed you as a man with great visions, a man that looked into the future with great plans to make the world a better place, I can go on. Sir, we will miss you, but your legacy lives on. Good night, until we meet at His feet.
    Ozoemena Ani

  3. CandleImageMay Almighty God grant the soul of Engr Prof G.O.Chukwuma , eternal rest in his Bosom.Fare thee well my my teacher, mentor, academic father and Destiny helper until we meet again on the resurrection morning.

  4. CandleImageDaddy, A.K.A Brother Chukwuma as u humbly preferred to be called. Uptill now I can believe that u are dead. U impacted my life positively so much especially in my Christianity. I remember how u welcomed me to live with u for 2 years in 112 Ogurugu Road Nsukka. You also made me to Know computer, introduced me to Peace house Gboko under Bro. Gbile Akanni of Living seed, my discipleship experience I first had under your tutlage has helped me today in d knowledge of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

    The Branch of New Life Church u planted in my home town Abbi in Uzo Uwani LGA, Enugu State has made appreciable progress in soul wining for Christ.

    Daddy, indeed u are a true man of God, u fought a good fight of Faith.

    I have no doubt in my mind that u are resting in the Bossom of The Lord.

    Go well daddy till resurrection morning.

    From Ur spiritual son
    Bro. Innocent Diara

  5. CandleImageEngr Prof. Chukwuma was not just a lecturer and mentor but, also a friend and father to all. He was a living saint. I have no doubt that he’s watching us from heaven. May his gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord.

  6. I am sorry to read of the passing of my friend Engr Prof Godwin Osita Chukwuma. I firstly met Goddy, as I called him, in Enugu (Nigeria) in 1970 when he was working with the Ministry of Agriculture before entering UNN that September. I saw him last at Nsukka a few years ago during one of my visits. He was a fine christian. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may he rise in glory 🙏🏿.

  7. Beloved Brother and Mentor, indeed your life touched my own life, spiritually n in kindness, am glad you maintained the faith till death, good night for we shall in the morning to be with the Lord forever and ever in Jesus Christ name amen. Bro Obineche kanu and family.

  8. Prof Chukwuma was my teacher and Head of Department
    of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering Unn when I got admitted to study AGRICULTURAL Engineering. A Christian and God fearing person. He was just a good man. He will be missed by all.

  9. It is indeed a painful loss of an erudite scholar, who was loved by all his students.
    I happened to enjoy his scholarly and fatherly mentorship as he supervised my first degree project.
    May his gentle soul rest in peace, Amen

  10. About 40 years ago Prof. Chukwuma touched my life in the classroom but above all walked me through living the good life in Christ.

  11. Prof G. O. Chukwuma; my teacher in my undergraduate and PhD studies days, my senior colleague and HOD, you shone and lit the path of godliness, honesty, humility and selflessness for us to tow.
    Rest on in the bossom of the Lord’s Jesus until the resurrection morning.

  12. CandleImageFarewell, guardian and mentor. Those of us who were nurtured by you are in grief but we’ll ever remember you for your legacies.
    May the good Lord console those you left behind.
    Rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord Almighty. Amen.

  13. CandleImageEngr.Professor Goddy Osita Chukwuma, you were a Teacher per excellent. It is very hard to believe that you are no longer with us on this side of the divide. You taught me and supervised my B.Eng and M.Eng Thesis. We discussed about Christ and His gospel a lot. You were a soul winner for Jesus Christ. I know that you are with our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest on until we meet to part no more. Adieu, thou man of God.

  14. Engr. Prof. Godwin Ositadinma Chukwuma was a good man. He was an amiable Lecturer and always willing to assist his students. May his soul repose peacefully in the Lord.
    …. Engr. Prof. Ogbonnaya Chukwu.

  15. Prof. G. O. Chukwuma, you lived a devoted life to God and humanity. We had very memorable experiences in UNN, FUTO and UNIZIK. May your gentle Christian soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu.

  16. Daddy! your death came like a shock to me, up till now am still thinking about it but I’ve to realize that death is inevitable. I know that you’re now in a better place, continue to rest in the Lord’s bossom till we meet to part no more.

  17. CandleImageLittle did I know that when we were celebrating your departure to see your children abroad by 10th August last year, that you were separating from us in this physical world. We love you, but God loves you more.
    May your gentle soul rest in peace.

  18. CandleImageProf. Chukwuma was not ashamed to confess the Lordship of our Lord JESUS CHRIST before men, women, and children. He was a dedicated, amiable, humble, and good teacher. His meekness and humility was easily noticeable. Indeed, we will greatly miss him. Let the angels herald him into heaven; and may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace! Amen!!

    He has gone where there’s no more sorrow, toiling, or sickness. He loved God to a fault. He was meek and gentle; identified with men of high and low levels. A man of peace has gone to be with his Maker. Daddy G.O.C rest on in bosom of the Lord.
    Your daughter in the Lord,
    Onah Beatrice

  20. CandleImage“HE does not compell us to go (against our will)! (3x)/ HE just makes us willing to go!”

    Pastor Chukwuma was a great mentor and Christian example from whom I learnt so many things -like the song whose lyrics are penned above. Although we lost touch about a decade ago due to the uncanny turnings of life, I always had a soft spot for him. As such, I was greatly saddened to hear of his passing some weeks ago! I always hoped we would meet again to rub minds together as before -but, alas! that was not to be! I am, however, comforted by the hope of meeting him again someday at Jesus’s feet. Until then, rest on, Man of GOD! Thanks for the great Race you ran -may you receive your due reward!

  21. The investment of your personality in all you taught and all that associated with you esteemed Prof. Chukwuma will always live on. We will miss you but heaven has gained.

  22. I am used to tracing my old friends through google. I googled Ossy’s name (as I’ve always called him) and was broken reading this story. We attended the same primary school, in Umuleri and he was my senior by one year, We had great fun as his uncle who he was living with was the second master while my father was the head master of the school. It was great as we played together always. We lost contact when both us got into the secondary school but after the civil war we met again at the University. Then lost contact again afterwards as I too spent most of my time overseas.

    Ossy was very brilliant and full of energy. He was very compassionate and always looking for opportunity to help. He was very pleasant and a committed Christian. Our consolation is that he is surely in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a gentle man and stood out always as very distinct. My sympathies go the his family members and all who is missing him. May his gentle soul rest in piece. Amen.

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