Dr. Akah embarked on proficiency studies in Journalism, English language, Business Communication and Advance Writing and obtained Diploma in Journalism/Bus.Communication in 1984. he proceeded to the then Rivers State College, today Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, finished as one of the best graduating students in Religious and Moral Studies in 1990; he became the first graduate to be offered a teaching faculty by his department from 1992-1997. He later became a Master of Arts in Ecumenical History, University of Port Harcourt in 1995 and earned from Wisconsin, United States, the famous Nashotah House Theological Seminary Doctorate, stressing in Anglican Spiritual Tradition, Liturgy and Catechesis.
He trained for the priesthood at Trinity Theological College, Umuahia, graduated in 1992,was made deacon and in 1993 priested by the late Right Reverend Samuel Elenwo and was given a minor canonry charge at the Cathedral Church of Saint Stephen, Grand Bonny, Niger Delta Diocese in 1992. Dr. Akah earned, by preferment, the honorary and Residentiary canonry in 1995. Upon the creation of Niger Delta North Diocese, he was appointed pioneer Cathedral Administrator/Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, Diobu in 1996 and pioneer Anglican Provost of Port Harcourt in the same Cathedral from 1997-2002.
In the Diocese of Niger Delta North, he was the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop,The Right Reverend SamuelElenwo; Anglican Representative on the Ecumenical Committee for the Struggle for Return of Schools to the Missions; Member, Board of Governors of Diocesan Schools; Chairman of Diocesan Education Board, Archdeacon of Evo and Vicar of All Saints’Rumuokwurusi District; and Rector, Saint Mark’s Deanery,Elelenwo. In the Diocese of Evo he was among others Chairman, Diocesan Education Board, Director of Diocesan Schools, Archdeacon of Evo South East, Archdeacon of Woji and Rector of this primordial home of Evo Christianity, Saint Jude’s Deanery, Oginigba. He currently holds for the third time, Diocesan Synod mandate of membership of Church of Nigeria General Synod.
On the global Anglican plain, he is a regular friend of The Anglican Centre in Rome (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s diplomatic body for research and ecumenical conversation with the Vatican Pontifical Council for Christian Unity), and served as the Programme Participants’ Liaison Assistant of the Centre from 2007-2010.
This Archdeacon had also served on the River State Council on Prerogative of Mercy as a Member.
This Senior Fellow, Institute of Administrative Management ofNigeria, Discussion Member Canon Law Institute, Justice of the Peace, practical and process theologian, academic, teacher, preacher, consultant, author of ten published titles, columnist on educational themes, ecumenist, educationist, psalmodist, hymnodist, liturgist, husband of his cherished darling, Joy and father of seven baptized children currently holds a national charge in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) as the sitting Rector and Director of the Institute of Theology Seminary, Paul University, Awka, Anambra State,is the incumbent Executive Chairman Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board.