NWOKEH UCHENNA JONATHAN

NWOKEH UCHENNA JONATHAN

ASSISTANT LECTURER

Biography

Names:                                                             NWOKEH Uchenna Jonathan

Present Status:                                                 Assistant Lecturer

 

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:

 

2012                       Michael Okpara Univ. of Agric., Umudike (M.Sc., Soil Chemistry)

2005                       Michael Okpara Univ. of Agric., Umudike (B. Agric.)

1996                       Federal Government College, Ikom, Cross River State (S.S.C.E)

1989                       St. Charles Primary School, Obudu, Cross River State (F.S.L.C)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

 

2017                   Hand-on Training on Molecular Biology Techniques at Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (CMBB), MOUAU.

2015                   MASHAV Certificate of International Post-Graduate Course in Crop Production       

                              Under Saline Stress, Hebrew University, Rehovot Campus, Israel.

 2007                    Nigerian Institute of Mgt. (Chartered) (Proficiency Certificate in Mgt.)

 2000                    FONPI Computer and Training School, Umuahia, Abia State (Certificate

in Computer Operations)

 

WORKING EXPERIENCES:

March 2014 till date

Name of Employer:                      Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Position: Assistant Lecturer

Responsibility:                               Courses taught: SSA 311 (Introduction to Soil Pedology and

Physics), SSA 321 (Soil chemistry and Microbiology), SSA 524 (Soil Physics)

2010 2013

Name of Employer:                      West African Examination Council Position:    Assistant Examiner

Responsibilities:                              Marking Students’ Script for Agric. Science Practical

 

Sept. 2006 Aug. 2007

Name of Employer:                       Iregbo Senior Grammar School, Igboho, Oyo State. Position:   Agricultural Science Teacher

Responsibilities:

Subject Taught: Agriculture Science (SS1 SS3)

Teaching and preparing Senior Secondary Students for their final examinations.

 

2003/2004 Academic session

Name of Institution:                      Michael Okpara University of Agric., Umudike, Abia State. Position:    Industrial Training Student

Responsibilities: Planting and harvesting of crops, feeding farm animals and keeping of farm records.

 

PUBLICATION

Okoro, G. I., V. E. Osodeke and Nwokeh, U. J.  (2014). Degradation of crude oil polluted soils using Aspergillus niger and Penicillium spp.  Nig. J. Soil & Env. Res. Vol. 12: 147-153.

 Nwokeh, U. J. , Etim, A. O., Pipi, O. G. and Okoro, I. G. (2016).  Effect of NPK fertilizer on bacterial community of soil planted with cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). Nigerian Journal of Soil and Environmental Research. (Accepted on the 5th Sept. 2016)

 

(Unpublished): Phosphorus status of soils from different land uses in Umudike area, Abia State, Nigeria.

 (Unpublished): Responses of bacterial and fungal populations to changes in salt concentration of soil

   from grassland and arable crops.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •   Biodiversity as affected by climate changes
  •   Soil bacterial-fungal-roots interactions
  •   Methods of soil microorganisms isolation, characterisation and identification using molecular techniques

 

COMMITTEES SERVED:

  • Secretary, World Soil Day MOUAU, 2014 - 2016
  •   Member, International Year of Soils MOUAU, 2015
  •   Member, College Caretaker Committee on Greenhouses MOUAU, 2015
  •   Secretary, Women in Agriculture MOUAU, 2015
  •   Secretary, SERVICOM MOUAU, 2015

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

-       6 years effective use of Microsoft office packages (Ms Excel, Ms Word, Ms PowerPoint)

-       Using SPSS and Ms Excel packages for statistical analysis and interpretation

-       Graphic designs with CorelDraw

-       Computer repairs/software installation

-       Advanced typing speed of about 50WPM

HOBBIES:

Writing and singing good music, reading inspirational books, and physical exercises

 

REFEREES:

Prof. V. E. Osodeke

Department of Soil Science and Meteorology,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,

Abia State.

Prof. D. O. Asawalam

 

Department of Soil Science and Meteorology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Abia State.

Dr. M. I. Onwuka

 

Department Soil Science and Meteorology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,

Abia State.

onwuka.ifeoma@mouau.edu.ng