THE GENTLE PRIEST IN ACADEMIA

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When the census of people who find themselves stacked with a mixture of innate qualities and potential is taken, the title, Michael Arimanwa would clearly not be discovered lacking. Arimanwa’s life is seen as an ideal mix of spiritualism and intellectualism.

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The nice factor about him is that even with devastating simplicity, the forty-seven-year-old priest is immediately crossing the Rubicon of time as helmsmen of a world-class instructional establishment, the Federal Polytechnic Nekede. That tells the story of a life filled with onerous work, dedication and dedication that marked him out as a person of outstanding potential. A COREN registered civil engineer with a Physician of Philosophy, Michael additionally holds a grasp diploma in structural engineering, Greater Nationwide Diploma in civil engineering and Nationwide Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Earlier than his employment within the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Michael Arimanwa labored as Technical Officer UMEZ Engineering Building Firm Owerri the place he efficiently supervised the development of many essential initiatives together with the entry highway to Imo State Airport.

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Those that have carefully watched Arimanwa from the time he joined the service of the Polytechnic and the dedication with which he has diligently carried out essential tasks assigned to him would nevertheless not be shocked by his meteoric rise to the plum place of Rector of the identical establishment that baked him for all times challenges. Arimanwa joined the service of the Polytechnic in 1993 as Technologist 1 within the Civil Engineering division from the place he rose to the place of Chief Lecturer within the division.

Between June 2016 and December 2017, the gentleman of God was heading the works and providers Division of the Polytechnic as Appearing Director within the capability of which he suggested the Rector on the upkeep of buildings, electrical mills and autos. In that capability, he equally entertained upkeep complaints from colleges/ division, departments/models, assigned employees to deal with the complaints and supervised the works. From the report, he additionally assisted the bodily Planning and Procurement Unit in supervising the development of buildings within the establishment at the same time as he supervised the execution of jobs awarded beneath the Rector Minor Works Committee.

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Between 2014 and 2017, he was Director Monitoring and Analysis Unit beneath which he monitored building initiatives within the Polytechnic in liaison with the Bodily Planning and Procurement Unit. On this capability, he additionally monitored the conduct of semester examinations and suggested the Rector on any shortcomings. He actually contributed to the belief of the Sustainable Growth Objectives and imaginative and prescient, mission and strategic plan of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede.

From December 2009 to March 2012, Dr Arimanwa was the dean college of engineering know-how, representing the college within the conferences of Tutorial Board and Committee of Deans. In that capability additionally, he efficiently coordinated the actions of the varied heads of division within the college and suggested the Rector on learn how to obtain the administration targets within the college.

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As consulting Structural Engineer, Bodily Planning Unit in Polytechnic since 2006, Dr Arimanwa has efficiently designed and/or supervised greater than twenty buildings on the campus. Due to his trade, versatility and humility, he featured prominently and performed an lively position in twenty essential committees or its subcommittee. These embrace works and transport subcommittee of the 19th convocation ceremony, the native organizing committee of the primary college of engineering know-how convention and Exhibition in 2016; seminar and Workshop Committee of Tutorial employees unions of Federal Polytechnic Nekede chapter held in 2015, the 34th matriculation committee of the college held in 2012.

THE GENTLE PRIEST IN ACADEMIA
THE GENTLE PRIEST IN ACADEMIA

Dr Arimanwa parades chains of levels behind his mental prowess, his priesthood cum non secular background offered the non secular/ ethical increase to his superlative efficiency within the positions he has occupied or nonetheless occupying. He was ordained a priest within the Anglican Diocese of Owerri in 2012 after which he was appointed the Diocesan Structural Engineer in 2006, a place he holds until date. In 2017, he was appointed the Chaplain of Chapel of Grace, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri. Born in 14th October 1964 in Obazu Mbieri, Mbaitoli Native Authorities of Imo State, the younger charming Michael kicked off his instructional pursuit at W.T.C main college Enugu in 1971. After his first college leaving certificates in 1976, he moved to the faculty of Immaculate Conception, Enugu in 1977 from the place he joined Authorities Secondary college Owerri. The younger good Michael was the perfect graduating scholar in Physics and Arithmetic at authorities secondary college Owerri in 1981 and 1982. After his WASC/GCE O’Stage Examination he gained admission on the faculty of Know-how Nekede (now federal Polytechnic Nekede) the place he pursued his Nationwide Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1982 after which he pursued his greater Nationwide Diploma within the Polytechnic Nekede in 1985. Maybe that is the place the litany of his accomplishments began as historical past would it not later. Dr Michael Arimanwa’s penchant for greater schooling additional took him to the federal college of know-how Owerri in 1996 the place he pursued a bachelor’s diploma programme in civil engineering. His insatiable quest for data made him pursue masters and doctorate levels in structural engineering in the identical college between 1999 and 2015. Apparently, he’s an adjunct lecturer in the identical college that additionally baked him.

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Other than his intimidating report of educational qualification, Michael has travelled vast for nationwide and worldwide publicity. He has attended thirty-nine conferences/ seminars/ workshops so as to add to his data with eighteen journal publications and textbooks he authored and coauthored which won’t discover a strong house on this personage profile. By advantage of his standing and qualification, Arimanwa belongs to a number of; skilled our bodies and associations. He’s certainly a company member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (11732), company member Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers (C.00863), COREN registered Civil Engineer (R. 19512), Fellow, Institute of Company Administration of Nigeria (ICA/PF/000688), fellow Institute of Industrial Directors.

A person of fantastic communications talent, he’s rated as a resourceful staff participant and capability to take care of a productive ambiance. Arimanwa is understood for mobilizing, motivating and mentoring subordinates to satisfy organizational targets. In addition to, he excels in offering options to issues and challenges simply at his capability to deal with severs assignments concurrently demonstrating an impressive diploma of resilience and time administration could be very outstanding.  Above all, he is an efficient household man. He’s married to Engr. Dr Joan I. Arimanwa of the Civil Engineering Division, Federal College of Know-how Owerri and the wedding are blessed with two promising youngsters.

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This Is Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa, the quintessential tutorial icon who’s now the Rector of the Finest Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri. The primary Alumnus to change into the chief govt of his Alma matter, the primary priest the top a world-class instructional establishment and the primary Civil Engineer to be on the helm of affairs of the rated greatest technological establishments of studying in our time. To GOD be the Glory…

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