Igwe Aja-Nwachuku was born on March 31, 1952, and died on November 17, 2015.
He ended his term as education minister of Nigeria on 17 December 2008.
Igwe had been appointed education minister eighteen months earlier.
He was replaced as education minister by Dr. Sam Egwu. Dr. Aja-Nwachukwu graduated from the university of Ibadan with a B.Sc in statistics, holds an MBA Finance an M.Sc Statistics and a Ph.D in Economics.
Igwe also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering.
He began his public service career as an Education Officer with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Education in 1979 as a Mathematics teacher.
Between 1984 and 2006, Igwe taught finance and business as a Lecturer at Abia State University and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Dr. Aja-Nwachukwu also ran for the office of Governor of Ebonyi state of Nigeria in the 2007 elections.
Igwe passed away at age 63 in November 2015.