The University Women’s Association (UWA), the parent body of the Children’s Centre, is an umbrella women’s organization open to all female staff and all wives of staff of the University of Nigeria, including those who have retired but are still in the vicinity. Through UWA the Children’s Centre has reached out to Chief (Dr.) E. C. Iwuanyanwu and other friends. Aside from the Children’s Centre Project, UWA has been involved in presenting lectures and workshops, improving environmental sanitation, reaching out to university students, donating to such agencies as the university medical centre and town prison, and providing relaxation for women and their families. UWA has also sent representatives to serve on various university committees and boards.


Prof. Rita Udegbunam

UWA President


Mrs. Felicia Okemmuo

UWA Secretary


Dr. Ngozi Igwe (center)

Current Patron Of UWA

UWA growing up responsibly

UWA at Youth Seminar on Growing Up Responsibly

Organized by UWA Patron Pharm. Chinelo Ozumba  for University of Nigeria Secondary School students in October 2017


A Visit To Chief (Dr.) E. C. Iwuanyanwu

UWA Executive – Elected May 19, 2021

  • Prof. Rita Udegbunam (President)
  • Dr. Chioma Akaeze (Vice President)
  • Mrs. Felicia Okemmuo (Secretary)
  • Dr. Mrs. Nkeiru Ohia ( Assistant Secretary)
  • Dr. Mrs. Ify Mba (Financial Secretary)
  • Mrs. Oge Ezeanyika (Treasurer)
  • Dr. Ada Koledoye (Social Secretary)
  • Mrs. Chika Onuora (Assistant Social Secretary)
  • Dr. Mrs. Chinasa Urama (Publicity Secretary)
  • Mrs. Ada Okereke (Assistant Publicity Secretary)

Past Patrons

Pharm. Chinelo Ozumba


Barr. Nwanneka Okolo


Mrs. Ify Nebo (center)

Notable Programs/Events

  • Delegation to our benefactor, Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel C. Iwuanyanwu to express appreciation for his continuing generosity and discuss current issues relating to Children’s Centre; and continuing discussion on the plans for a new facility announced by Chief Iwuanyanwu during the University of Nigeria Founders Day 2019.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Pathway to Wealth, a sensitization workshop for students and youth, organized by UWA in collaboration with the Youth Friendly Resources Centre, University Medical Centre and Student Affairs Unit of the University
  • Health checks for women and men of the community, combining sensitization lectures and diagnostic check-ups for breast and cervical cancer in women and prostate cancer in men
  • Community seminars on such pressing issues as prostitution and the problem of pedophiles in our community
  • Saturday fitness sessions in the Stadium