Kemka Humphrey Ogbonda holds a BSc (Botany) and MSc (Microbiology) degrees of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a PhD (Microbiology) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) of the University of Port Harcourt.
Kemka H. Ogbonda is a Professor of Environmental and Applied Microbiology at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, where he has held several positions including:
- Director, School of Basic Studies;
- Head, St. John’s Diobu Campus;
- Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Presently he is Director, Directorate of Research and Development of the University. Professor Ogbonda is married with children.
I am a rationalist and believe only that which reason tells one is so.
1. FULL NAME: Kemka Humphrey Ogbonda
2. BIRTH PLACE: Alakahia-Akpor, Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria
4. NATIONALITY: Nigeria
5. MARITAL STATUS: Married, with Children
6. PRESENT EMPLOYER: Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt
7. CURRENT POSITION: Professor
8. DATE JOINED PRESENT EMPLOYER: November 14, 1991
9. SPECIALTY AREA: Environmental and Applied Microbiology
10. DATE OF LAST PROMOTION:03 December, 2014
11. PHONE NO (MOBILE): 08061213000, 09094223850
12. RELIGION: Orthodox Christianity
13. LIFE’S PHILOSOPHY: I am a rationalist and believe only that which reason tells one is so.
14. E-MAIL: email@example.com
15. OFFICE ADDRESS: 1. Office of the Dean,
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Rumuolumeni, PMB 5047
2. Department of Biology
Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Rumuolumeni, PMB 5047
16. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: 38, Rumualogu Road,
Alakahia Town, Akpor
Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State.
17. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria 1985-2001 (PhD, Microbiology)
(Environmental & Applied Microbiology)
Minor: Mycology, Plant Pathology
- University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria 1987-1988 (Post- graduate Diploma in Education, PGDE)
- University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1984-1985 (M.Sc Microbiology)
- University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1979-1982 (B.Sc. Botany, 22)
- College of Science & Technology
(Basic Studies) Rivers State 1977-1978 (HSC)
- Akpor Grammar School, Ozuoba, Rivers State 1971 -1975 (WASC, Div.2)
- State School, Choba, Rivers State 1962-1966
18. WORKING AND NOTEWORTHY EXPERIENCE
Current Position: Professor, Department of Biology, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
- Teaching of undergraduate courses, including Basic Biology; Lower Plants; Basic Microbiology, Mycology, Environmental Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Environmental Pollution, Protection and Conservation; Advanced Microbiology (Industrial & Applied).
- Teaching of Postgraduate Courses, Including Research Techniques in Microbiology, Fermentation Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Food and Industrial Microbiology, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Analytical Microbiology.
- Supervision of undergraduate research projects, postgraduate theses/dissertation and seminars.
Current research includes:
- Food Sanitation, Toxicology and Quality Control
- Antimicrobial Properties of Phytochemicals (Plant extracts)
- Environmental Bioremediation.
- Food fermentations.
- Influence of environmental factors (temperature, pH, salinity, nutrients) on biomass production & protein biosynthesis of Spirulina sp.
- Ethanol production from local raw materials.
- Effect of temperature and pH on ethanol production by microorganisms.
- Endogenous Ethanol Production in living organisms
19. PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
October, 2007 to September, 2009
Visiting part-time Senior Lecturer at Niger Delta University (NDU). Courses taught included Virology, Industrial and food Microbiology, Analytical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Soil study.
October, 2005 to September, 2006 (on Sabbatical at Niger Delta University, NDU)
Teaching undergraduate courses including Soil Study; Analytical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Virology; industrial and Food Microbiology.
December, 1985 to November, 1991
Teaching of Secondary School Students of Community Secondary School, Egberu, Ndoki, Rivers State. Subjects taught included Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics
August, 1982 to July, 1983 NYSC (National Youth Service Corps)
Teaching of Teachers’ Grade II Students of Teacher’s College, Toro, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
May, 1976 to September, 1977
Teaching of Secondary School Students of Government Secondary School, Okporowo-Ogbakiri. Subjects taught included Mathematics & Chemistry.
20. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION
February, 2013 to December, 2018
Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, October 2015 to January, 2019.
- Managing the academic and administrative affairs of the faculty.
- Managing the decision of the Faculty Board and making recommendations to senate on all regulations, courses, program and other academic matters of the faculty.
- Overseeing all degree programs and ensuring that they meet accreditation standards of all regulating agencies.
- Overseeing the faculty with the purpose of advancing its academic objectives, assuring students’ wellbeing, meeting public expectations and satisfying alumni needs.
- Presenting for the conferment of degrees persons who have qualified for the certificates, diplomas and degree of the university at examination held in the branches of learning allocated to that faculty.
- Providing academic leadership to all academic staff affiliated to the faculty.
Head of Campus (HOC), St. John Diobu Campus, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
Port Harcourt, February 2013 to October, 2015
Overseeing the day-to-day administration of the campus and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor.
October, 2008 to January, 2013
Position: Ag. Director, School of Basic Studies
- Personal and/or career counseling of students.
- Organizing and supervising the administrative staff of the school.
- Overseeing the conduct of the teaching staff who taught the various Basic Studies Courses.
- Attending Senate meetings and other Board Meetings, e.g. Appointments and Promotions Committee (A & PC), Committee of Deans and Directors, etc.
- Periodical meetings with students when the need arose.
- Collation and computation of students scores (results) for presentation to Senate for approval at the end of the programme.
- Production of time-table (for lectures and examinations) each semester.
- Caused University Senate to change the name of the Unit from Remedial & Extra-mural Studies to School of Basic Studies, which is more appropriate and relevant.
- Caused University Senate to approve five (5) core subjects for students of the programme instead of four (4) as was hitherto done. This was to improve on the quality of students admitted into the University degree programmes.
- Prepared a Handbook (Brochure) for Students of the School.
Present to 1987
(i)Chairman, Postgraduate thesis and Dissertation Defence Committee, 2021 – present.
(ii) Director, Research and Development, June 24, 2019 to date.
(iii) Member, Committee of Deans and Directors, October 2015 to January, 2019
(iv) Member, Teachers Registration Council (TRC) of Nigeria.
(v) Chairman, Senate Certificate Verification Committee; 13, February, 2018 to present.
(vi) Member, Committee to formulate guidelines for staff conversion and transfer in the University, 2017.
(vii) Chairman, University Examination Malpractices Committee; 31 July, 2014 to 29 March, 2017.
(viii) Chairman, Panel of Investigation into the misconduct in and/alteration of scores in English and Geography Departments; October, 2013.
(ix) Chairman, Panel of Investigation into a case of fire outbreak in the office of the Head, Marketing Department; 2012
(x) Chairman, Panel of Investigation into the case of Ibe, Vitalis Ikechi, ex-student of Economics Department; from NYSC Anambra State; July, 2011.
(xi) Chairman, Panel of Investigation into a case of stealing in the Faculty of Humanities; July, 2012.
(xii) Member, Panel of Investigation into the petition against Dr. Livinus Ogbondah, Department of Foundations of Education; July, 2011.
(xiii) Member, Committee of Deans and Directors, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, (2008 to 2012).
(xiv) Member, Governing Council, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Demonstration Secondary School (IAUEDSS), Ndele, 2005 to date.
(xv) Member, Committee for the Establishment of a Microbiology Unit (in the Department of Biological Sciences), Niger Delta University (NDU), Bayelsa State, (2006).
(xvi) Member, Consultancy Committee, Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Port Harcourt.
(xvii) Co-ordinator, Teaching Practice (TP), School of Sciences, Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Port Harcourt. (2005-2008)
(xviii) Examiner, West African Examinations Council, Port Harcourt.(1987-1989).
(xix) Desk officer, HIV & AIDS Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, 2005 to date.
(xx) Secretary, Course Rationalisation Committee, Department of Biology, Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Port Harcourt. (2005).
(xxi) Member, Library Committee, Rivers State college of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Port Harcourt. (2004-2006)
(xxii) Examination officer, Department of Biology, Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Port Harcourt. (2002-2005).
i) Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press (United Kingdom); June, 2021.
ii) Award of Gratitude: Postgraduate Biology Students Association, IAUE, 2020.
2018/2019 – Award for Outstanding & Selfless Service as a Dean: Students Chemical Society of Nigeria(SCSN), IAUE Chapter.
iii) Merit Award – National Union of Ikwerre Students(NUIS), IAUE Chapter; 2017.
iv) 2015/2016 – Award of Excellence: National Union of Obio/Akpor Students (NUOBAS) IAUE Chapter.
v) 2015/2016 – Merit Award: National Association of Science Students (NASS), IAUEChapter.
vi) July 25, 2009 – People State & Resource (PSR) Magazine gave me the Development in Nigeria Merit Award (DINMA) for achievements in the sphere of Higher Education in Nigeria..
vii) February 14, 2004 – My Rumuodomanya Community, Alakahia, gave me an Award of Excellence for Contributions/achievements towards the growth and development of the community
ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY (SPECIALTY AREA)
- Okwelle, A.A., Ogbonda, K.H.& Uche, J.N.(2021). Occurrence of Salmonella species in some water supplies of Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal of Biology and Applied Sciences 1(2), 61-69.
- Uche, J. N. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2021). Antibacterial Effects of the Seed Extracts of Alligator Pepper (Aframomum danielli Roxb.) on Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli;International Journal of Pharmacognosy 8(2): 100-05. India
- Odike, O. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2019). Studies on the effect of heat, palm oil and onion bulb on the stability of bacteriotoxins in soured soup. International Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science Education (IJSTESED) 4(1): 141-146. Nigeria
4. Odike, O. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2019). Bacteriotoxins in Soured Soup. Reiko International Journal of Science and Technology Research 9(2): 69-79 (USA)
5. Okwelle, A.A. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2018). Effect of pH and Temperature on Ethanol Production by a Streptococcus species Isolated From the Intestine of the Larva of Oil-Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum. International Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science Education 3(1&2): 35-38. Nigeria
6. Ogbonda, K. H. & Briyai, F.O. (2014). Intestinal Symbionts of Rhynchophorus palmarum,(L) larva. Adv. Res. Biol. Sci. 2 (1): 6-9. Nigeria
7. Ogbonda, K. H 2013). Pathways to Ethanol Production in Microorganisms: A Review.
Journal of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (JOFNAS), IAUE, Port
Harcourt, Nigeria 1 (1): 1-7. Nigeria
8. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B., (2013). Effect of temperature and pH on ethanolproduction by a Blastomycesspecies isolated from the intestine of oil palm weevil(Rhynchophoruspalmarum)larva. African Journal of Biotechnology 12(6):588-591. South Africa.
9. Kiin-Kabari, D.B. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2013). Production, proximate and sensory evaluation of Rhynchophorus phoenicis (F) larva paste. Journal of food studies 2(1):13-18. USA.
10. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B., (2013). Endogenous ethanol production in the larva of oil palm weevil (Rhynchophoruspalmarum, coleoptera, curculionidae). ScientificResearch and Esays 8 (6): 274-276. India.
11. Ogbonda, K. H.; Oku, I.Y.; Okwelle, A.A. & George, T.S., (2013). The Incidence of Human Disease-causing Fungi on NigerianPaper Money. International Journal ofMicrobiology and Immunology Research 2(1): 006-010. India.
12. Ogbonda, K. H & Oku, I.Y. (2000). Occurrence of total andfaecal coliform bacteria insome ready-to-eat shellfish marketed in Port Harcourt metropolis. EVP Multi- disciplinary Journal of Public Policy and Contemporary issues 2 (2&3): 51-55.
13. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B. (2009). Effect of temperature and pH on alcohol production for native gin making from cassava starch-enriched raffia palm wine,
Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology 6 (1): 8652-8660. Nigeria
14. Ogbonda, K. H (2008). “Separation and identification of some pigments of Cantharellus cibarius by paper chromatography”, Journal of Applied Science 11 (3):8142-8147. Nigeria
15. Ogbonda, K. H.; Abu, G.O. & Aminigo, E.R., (2008). Effect of Salinity on Biomass Production and Protein Biosynthesis in a Spirulinaspecies isolated from a brackish water marsh. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech Env. Sc. 10 (2): 206-208. India.
16. Kiin-Kabari, D.B.; Ogbonda, K. H. & Hart, A.D. (2008). Changes in beta-carotene (provitamin A) content of oil from biodeteriorating palm fruits (Elaeisguineese
Jacq).,Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences 29 (1): 33-38. Nigeria
17. Ogbonda, K .H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B. (2008). Substitution of cassava starch for granulated sugar as adjunct to raffia palm wine in ethanol production for native gin making. New Era Research Journal of Human, Educational and Sustainable Development(NERJHESD)1(2): 26-32. Nigeria
18. Oku, I.Y. & Ogbonda, K. H. (2008). Detection and enumeration of total and faecal coliform bacteria in some shellfish harvested and marketed in Bayelsa State, Central Niger Delta. New Era Research Journal of Engineering. Science and Technology (NERJEST) 1(1&2): 40-48. Nigeria
19. Ogbonda, K. H.; Ohochuku, N.S. & Azugha, I. J. S. (2008). Supplementation of raffia palm wine with cassava starch solution to improve native gin production. New Era Research Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology (NERJEST) 1 (1& 2): 1-8. Nigeria
20. Ogbonda, K. H. (2007). Effect of fermentation on some antrinutritional component
of some wild edible mushrooms. Inter-World Journal Science and Technology 3(4): 107-110. South Africa
21. Ogbonda, K. H.; Aminigo, R.E. & Abu, G.O. (2007). Influence of aeration and lighting on biomass production and protein biosynthesis in a Spirulina sp. isolated from a polluted brackish water marsh in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology 6(22) : 2596-2600. South Africa
22. Abu, G.O.; Ogbonda, K. H. & Aminigo, R.E. (2007). Optimization studies of biomass production and protein biosynthesis in a Spirulinasp. isolated from an oil- polluted flame pit in the Niger Delta. African Journal of Biotechnology 6 (22): 2550-2554. South Africa.
23. Ogbonda, K. H.; Aminigo, R.E., & Abu, &. (2007). Influence of temperature and pH on biomass production and protein biosynthesis in a putative Spirulina species.Bioresource Technology. 98:2207-2211. United Kingdom
24. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B. (2005). Are Toxigenic Fungi Involved in the Death of Domestic Ruminants Feeding on Crop Plants Sprayed with Cow Dung?. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Research 2 (1&2): 162-166. Nigeria
25. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B. (2003). b–carotene content of fresh, boiled and fermented forms of Cantharellus cibarius. Journal of Pedagogy and Educational Development 9 (2): 70-74. Nigeria
26. Ogbonda, K. H. & Kiin-Kabari, D.B., (2002). Estimation of Antinutritional Components of Common Edible Truffles in Rivers State. Journal of Pedagogy and Educational Development 9(1) : 243-247. Nigeria
27. Ogbonda, K. H ; Kiin – Kabari, D.B. &Onwuegbu, J. (2002). Estimation of Tannin, Saponin, Oxalate and Phytic acid in Some Wild Edible Mushrooms. African Journal of Science and Technology 3 (1 & 2): 66-67. Nigeria
28. Ogbonda, K. H. (2001). “Amino Acid Composition of Truffles”,International Journal
of Research in Science and Education 1 (1): 104-107. Nigeria
29. Ogbonda, K. H. (2001). Microbial and Biochemical Changes During Fermentation of Mushrooms. International Journal of Research in Science and Education
1(1): 42-47. Nigeria
30. Ogbonda, K. H. (2001). Amino Acid Composition of Some Wild Edible Mushrooms. African Journal of Science and Technology 1 (2): 213-216. Nigeria
31. Ogbonda, K. H. (2000). Mushroom Extract Media (MEM) for the Isolation of Bacteria and Fungi from the Soil. African Journal of Environmental Studies 1 (1&2): 68 72. Nigeria
32. Ogbonda, K. H. (2000). Nigerian Raffia Palm Sap: The Past, Present and Future. 1 African Journal of Environmental Studies 1(1 & 2): 53-58. Nigeria
33. Ogbonda, K. H. (1997). Chemical Composition of Selected Mushrooms and Truffles
in Rivers State, Nigeria. Nigerian Food Journal 15:1-8. Nigeria
- Ogbonda, K. H. & George, T. S. (2018). Basic and Applied Mycology, Odus Publishers,
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2018). Principles of Plant Pathology, Odus Publishers, Uwani – Enugu
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2018), Environmental Microbiology, Odus Publishers, Uwani –Enugu.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2007). Parasitology: A Beginner’s Guide. Shapea Publishers, Port Harcourt. Vii + 248p.ISBN 078-2631-12-4
- Ogbonda, K. H. (1998). Microbes: Man’s Hope, Man’s Despair, Odus Press Unlimited, Enugu, XIII, 135Pp, ISBN 978-33530-0-5
- Njoku, M.I.A. & Ogbonda, K.H. (2020). Reconciling Biology to Religion: A Method of Enhancing Biology Education. 10SR Journal of Research and Method in Education (10SR-JRME), 10(2), 47-50. India
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2010). The use of bio-related parables in the teaching and learning of Biology in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools. International Journal of Educational development 1 (1): 36-40. Nigeria.
3. Ogbonda, K. H. (2007). Towards the Effective Teaching of Biology by Incorporating some Bio-related Cultural Issues in Nigeria, West African Journal of Pedagogy and Educational Development 1 (1&2): 47-54. Nigeria
- Ogbonda, K. H. & Azugha, I.J.S., (2007). Using Riddles and Jokes to Enhance theTeaching and Learning of Primary Science in Nigerian Primary Schools. African Journal of Educational Management and Planning 1 (1&2): 166-177. Nigeria.
- Ogbonda, K. H.; Bob-Manuel, F.G. & George, T.S. (eds.) (2015). Practical Manual
For Biology Courses, Vol. 1. Okoga Printing Press, Port Harcourt.
- Onwugbuta-Enyi, J.A.; Ogbonda, K. H.; Bob-Manuel, R.B. & Bob-Manual, F.G. (2012). Elements of Biology.Anachuna Educational Books, Obosi, Anambra State.
- Onwugbuta-Enyi, J.A.; Ogbonda, K. H.; Bob-Manuel, R.B. & Bob-Manuel F.G. (2011). Basic Biology II.Anachuna Educational Books, Obosi, Anambra State.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2011). The Student’s Study Guide. Shapea Publishers, Omuoko-Aluu, Port Harcourt.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2006). Senior Secondary School Biology Workbooks 1-3. Shapea Publishers, Port Harcourt.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2006). Rudiments of Senior Secondary School Biology.Totan Publishers, Owerri. 2nd edition. Xi+ 223p.ISBN 978-042-989-1.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2000). Senior School Certificate Objective and Short-answer tests in Biology (with answers and notes). Odus Publishers, Uwani, Enugu Vi. 202 Pp. ISBN-335-30-0-9.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (1998). Examination Companion in College Biology. Outreach Publications, Port Harcourt, V. 150pp. ISBN 978-33184-7-0.
Chapters In Books
(a) Ogbonda, K .H. (1997). The Origin of Life and the Cell as a Building Block. In: Ezekiel-Hart (ed.) Concise General Studies in Education (CGSE),Hercon Publishers Limited, Port Harcourt. Pp 360-369.
(b) Ogbonda, K. H. (1997). The Human Body and its Organization. In: Ezekiel-Hart (ed.) Concise General Studies in Education (CGSE),Hercon Publishers Limited,
Port Harcourt. Pp 371-375.
(c) Ogbonda, K. H. (1997). Human Population and its Effects on the Environment. In
Ezekiel-Hart (ed.),Concise General Studies in Education (CGSE),Hercon Publishers Limited, Port Harcourt.Pp 376-384.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2015). Traditional Practice in Ikwerre land that Putatively Enhances the Growth and Healthy Development of Infants. Asian Open Pediatric Science Journal, 1 (1): 1-5. India.
- Ogbonda, K. H.(2012). The Conflict Between Science and Religion: The Need for Compromise. International Journal of Educational Development 2 (2): 12-18. Nigeria.
- Ogbonda, K. H., (2012). The Disappointment of Religion. International Journal of Educational Development 3 (1): 101-109. Nigeria.
- Ogbonda, K. H.(2007). Science in Superstition. West African Journal Pedagogy and Educational Development 1 (3&4): 34-41. Nigeria
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2016). Nature and Man .Davidstones Global Resources Ltd. Port Harcourt.
- Ogbonda, K. H. (2007). Biology in the Service of Humanity. Odus Publishers, Uwani, Enugu. Second Edition.Xxi + 277p.ISBN 978-36289-2-5.
PhD THESIS RESEARCH
Biomass and Protein Biosynthesis in Spirulina species.
Thesis Title: Biomass production and protein biosynthesis in a putative Spirulina platensis
Research involved environmental factors that influenced biomass production and protein synthesis by Spirulina platensis isolated from an oil-polluted flame pit in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Methodology included isolating and identifying the organism and exposing it to various environmental factor (pH, temperature, various nutrients) regimes to determine the optimal conditions for maximum biomass and protein production. This was necessary for maximizing the yield of the organism, which is edible and known to have a lot of nutritional and medicinal values.
23. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
- Ogbonda, K.H. Role of microbes in renewable energy production. Lead paper presented at the scientific conference and annual general meeting of Nigerian Society for Microbiology (Uniport 2021), 6th -10th September, 2021 at the University of PortHarcourt,Choba, Port Harcourt.
2. Ogbonda, K.H. Pathways of Ethanol Production in Microorganisms. Presented at the First International Conference organized by the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 14-17 May, 2013.
24. CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE
- My PhD Research at the University of Port Harcourt established the growth parameters for maximizing the production yield of the edible green alga, Spirulinaplatensis.
- My research on endogenous ethanol production demonstrated the presence and/or occurrence of endogenous ethanol in the larva of oil palm weevil, which explained the age-long mystery of getting intoxicated (autobrewery syndrome) after eating a few of the larva. This work attracted the attention of scientists world-wide to the extent that I was invited to take part in a genomics research on the organism by the Joint Centre for Genomics Research (JCGR), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia and Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China.
25. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
(i) Capacity Building Workshop organized by Directorate of Research and Development, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, in conjunction with Centre for Petroleum, Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies(CEFPACS), Abuja, 5 -6 August, 2021at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt.
(ii) Capacity Building workshop 28 – 29 May, 2021, organized by Faculty of Science, Federal University, Otuoke in conjunction with CEFPACS, Abuja.
(iii) Capacity Building Workshop on Enhancing Research and Innovation for Regional and National Development organized Faculty of Science, Federal University, Otuoke. May, 28-29, 2021.
(iv) Train-The-Trainer Capacity Building Workshop on Proposal Writing and Grants Management for Research Academics in Nigerian Public Universities Organised by Thrivent for TETFUND, November, 30th-December 4th, 2020, Dubai, UAE.
(v) Capacity Building Workshop on Effective Research Administration for Directors of Research and Development in Nigeria’s universities Organised for tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFUND), February 10th-14th, 2020 in Dubai, UAE Organisers: Thrivent
(vi) Second International Conference organized by the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 22-25 May, 2018.
(vii) Workshop organized by UNESCO on Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV & AIDS Education Programmes in Colleges of Education, November 5-8, 2013, held in Enugu, Nigeria.
(viii) UNESCO/UBRAF capacity building workshop on HIV & AIDs Education for Academic Lecturers in Higher Institutions in South-South and South-East Zones, August 21-25, 2011, held in Enugu, Nigeria
(ix) Workshop on Certification by Colleges of Education, organized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), 10 December, 2009, held in Minna, Niger State.
(x) Sensitization Workshop on the Implementation of the Family Life and Emergency Health Issues (FLEHI) Curriculum, organized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), 9 December, 2009, held in Minna, Niger State.
(xi) NCCE/UNICEF Orientation Training on Health and HIV/AIDS for Colleges of Education GSE-124 Lecturers, held in Ilorin, Kwara State, 4-8 September, 2007.
(xii) Conference (Meeting) with the British Council/Cube National HIV/AIDS technical Assistant Consultant, 25 April, 2005, held at Podium Block, Rivers State GovernmenSecretariat Complex, Port Harcourt.
(xiii) Train-the-Trainers workshop for Science and Mathematics Educators, organized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Abuja, under Nigeria-UNESCO Cooperation, held at Federal College of Education (Tech.) Omoku, 18-24 November, 2001.
Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science Education (IJSTEMSED), October 2015-January, 2019.
27. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES-
ii) Listening and enjoying music (Philosophical/Country Music, Indigenous Music).
iii) Watching Fashion Television
28. LANGUAGE SKILL (MAXIMUM 5 SCALE)
29. COMMUNITY SERVICE
i) Secretary, Community Development Committee (CDC), Alakahia (1998- 2003).
ii) Ag. Secretary, Parish Church Committee (PCC), St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Alakahia Parish.
iii) Patron, 3rd Akpor Company, Boy’s Brigade, Nigeria.
iv) Secretary, Education Committee, OganurnuwhnuAkpor Cultural Organization, Akpor Clan (1998-2000).
v) Patron, Music Band, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Alakahia, Parish.
1. PROFESSOR OKECHUKU ONUCHUKU
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Rumuolumeni, PMB 5047 Port Harcourt.
2. PROFESSOR B. A. OSO
Director of Research
Afe Babalola University
Ado – Ekiti
PMB 5454 Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State, Nigeria.
3. PROFESSOR G.O. ABU
Department of Microbiology
University of Port Harcourt, Choba,
- Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press (United Kingdom)
- Member, Institute of Biology (MIBiol), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Chartered Biologist (CBiol), Institute of Biology, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Member, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).
- Member, Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME).
- Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology.
- Member, Nigerian Mycological Society.
Adjunct Professor, Federal University, Otuoke.