He is a member of the Institute’s Governing Council.
He is a pioneer/foundation staff of the University of Port Harcourt, he is a product of the University of Ibadan, and the University of Wales, UK. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (2nd class upper division, 1975), Master’s (1977), and a Ph.D (1980) in Educational Planning and Economics of Education. He is author of over hundred publications, including two major tertiary level textbooks. He was appointed a full professor in October 1987 and became a Justice of the Peace (JP) IN 1996.
On the international scene, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and External Examiner, University of Zimbabwe, Benin and Ahmadu Bello, to mention a few. A member of the International Society for Educational Planning, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration, and member of the Organizing Committee of the International Intervisitation Programme in Educational Administration (IIP’82), Prof. Enaohwo is cited in Marqui’s Who’s Who, and the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership. Beside, Prof Enaohwo was made an International Socrates Award Laureate, Oxford, UK, 2009, and equally a member of The Club of Reactors of Europe, Oxford, UK, 2009. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, Evanston, USA, and Past President of the Club. He is also: (1) Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Education (FNAE); (2) Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Management (FNIM); (3) Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personal Management of Nigeria (CIPM); (4) Fellow, Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), (5) Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants, and (6) Fellow, Institute of Planning, Nigeria, (IPN).
In terms of professional leadership, growth and development, Prof Enaohwo is a former Head of Department of Educational Management, University of Port Harcourt; Provost and Chief Executive of the College of Education, Agbor for seven years (1990-1996), and Director, Institute of Education, University of Port Harcourt (1999-2000). In 1999, he was appointed Chairman of the Visitation Panel to the Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau. He was also Director, College of Continuing Education, University of Port Harcourt, from 2000-20002, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), in the same university, from 2000-2004. Since 2003, Prof. Enaohwo has been a Human Resource Consultant to the NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission).
From December 2004 to November 2009, Prof. J.O Enaohwo served a full 5 year term as the Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka. During his tenure, Prof. Enaohwo established the Faculties of Pharmacy and Engineering, and secured accreditation for all programmes, including medicine in the institution. Professor Enaohwo also introduced the Science/Medical Laboratory programme, and the e-payment/e-learning/e-library in the university.
Prof Enaohwo, before his retirement in July 2020, was fully engaged in research in the University of Port Harcourt, with emphasis on: (a) ‘’Gender and Woman Empowerment in Higher Education’’, and (b) ‘’ Human Capital Flight in Tertiary Education and Capacity Building through the Diaspora’’. Finally, Prof Enaohwo was appointed by the Federal Government in December 2010 as Member of the Board of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA). Recently, in 2021, Prof Enaohwo was appointed by the Governor of Delta State as a member of a high-level committee for the establishment of three new universities in Delta State.
In recognition of his outstanding scholarship and overall contributions to the University, the Governing Council of the University of Port Harcourt, at its 176th meeting, appointed Prof J.O. Enaohwo as an Emeritus Professor of Educational Planning