The Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Samuel Sunday Obeka

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The Rt. Rev. Prof. Obeka Samuel Sunday, born on September 23, 1962, hails from the Ai’ogwuche clan of Otukpo-Icho in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. He is a distinguished scholar, Methodist minister, and seasoned educator with a rich history of contributions to academia, religious leadership, and community development.


Wesley University Ondo, granted license to Wesley Primary School, Otukpo
WAEC, G.S.S. Geidam
Prelim-Science, University of Jos
B.Sc (Hons), University of Jos
PGD (pA), Ambros Ali University, Ekpoma
MPA, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
PGDE, MSC (ED), Ph.D Geographical & Environmental Science (Ed), University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Ministerial and Professional Training

Diploma in Theology and Diploma in Religious Studies, M.T.I. Sagamu, Ogun State Civil Service Induction Training Certificate, Makurdi, Benue State Hospital Chaplaincy Training Certificate, Baptist Theological Institution, Ogbomosho Computer Training Certificate, Iya-Abubakar Computer Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Career Highlights

Inspector of Education in Otukpo L.G.A. and Ijadoga-Otukpa in Ogbadibo L.G.A., Benue State Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Education Headquarters, Makurdi Transitioned to full-time ministerial training at Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu in 2007.

As a Methodist Minister

Lay Evangelist and Church Planting in Diocese of Benue (1990-1997)
MTI Seminary Sagamu, Ogun State (1997-2000)
Commissioned as a Methodist Minister (2000)
Ordained as a Priest (2003)
Appointed as a presbyter (2010).

Development Programmes and Church Planting

Established and re-established multiple Methodist Churches across Otukpo, Apa, and Kaduna Dioceses
Significant contributions to education, including the establishment and renovation of Methodist schools
Director of Evangelism & Discipleship, Bishop of Evangelism & Discipleship (2018 to date)

Inter-Faith Activities and Educational Development

Leadership roles in inter-denominational fellowships and community development
Author of Journals, Textbooks, Proceedings & Book series
Professor of Geographical and Environmental Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Head of Geographical and Environmental Science Education Programme (2014 to 2018)


Married to Mrs. Oyidu Queen Obeka
Blessed with three children: Caleb Obeka, Faith Obeka, and Vanessa Obeka
Rt. Rev. Prof. Obeka Samuel Sunday's dedication to education, ministry, and community development has left an indelible mark, shaping the lives of many and contributing significantly to the Methodist Church and the academic community