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Onuegbu E. Achalu

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Prof. Onuegbu E. Achalu is a Nigerian health educator and one of the leading authorities on drug use in Nigerian student populations.[1] In recent years he has been prominent among those active in efforts to reform and improve school systems in the Niger Delta region.[2]

Professor Achalu is Head of the Department of Physical & Health Education of the University of Uyo, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He earned his Ph.D. (1982) in health education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he studied under Prof. David F. Duncan. After completing his doctorate he returned to Nigeria and joined the faculty of the University of Cross River State as assistant professor of health. Subsequently he moved to the University of Uyo, where he has achieved the rank of full professor and serves on the university Senate.


  1. Afulezi, U. N., and Afulezi, I. O. (2000). African (Igbo) Scholarship: 1945-1999. Lanham. MD: University Press of America. https://books.google.com/books?id=jgR1q0XTfD0C&lpg=PA1&ots=9HqwYuXvUF&dq
  2. Nwabueze, O. (August 28, 2007). Prioritising education will end Niger Delta crisis, says Archbishop Emeritus. The Daily Sun - Voice of the Nation (Lagos). http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/education/2007/aug/28/education-28-08-2007-004.htm

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