ODINKEMNEME UKWOMA-EKE

ODINKEMNEME UKWOMA-EKE

ASSISTANT LECTURER

Biography

ODINKEMNEME UKWOMA-EKE

Lecturer (Weed Scientist)

Department of Plant Health Management, College of Crop and Soil Sciences,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria, West Africa.

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To contribute my quota towards the development of innovations that facilitate global food security, in a reputable organization where my skills, interests, and education will contribute towards the achievement of institutional goals

 

EDUCATION:

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria (2011-2014)

Qualification-             Master of Weed Science (C.G.P.A: 5.00)

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria (2003-2008)

Qualification-             Bachelor of Agriculture (1st Class Honours)

Model College Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria  (1992-1999)

Qualification-             West African Examination Council

 

 

MASTERS THESIS

Title: Weed Seedbank Population and Composition under Different Cropping Systems in South-Eastern Nigeria.

Supervisor: Prof. Friday Ekeleme

Description: The thesis describes the relationships between above-ground weed flora and weed seedbank population and composition under different cropping systems and Soil physical and chemical properties in south-eastern Nigeria.

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Senate commendation for academic excellence (2005/2006 and 2006/2007 sessions)

Best graduating student in the Department of Plant Health Mgt (2008/2009 session).

Best graduating student of the College of Crop and Soil Sciences (2008/2009session).

 

PRESENTATIONS

·         Seminar Presentation: Conference of Entomological Society of Nigeria 2012, on “The use of some natural products in the protection of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) against Callosobruchus maculatus (Cowpea beetle).

·         Seminar Presentations: 42nd Conference of Weed Science Society of Nigeria:

Paper 1: Weed Seedbank Population and Composition under Different Cropping Systems in Southeastern Nigeria.

Paper 2: Spatial Variability of Soil Properties and Weed Abundance, Density and Diversity.

 

 

Publications

Emeasor, K. C. and Ukwoma-Eke, O. (2015). Evaluation of insecticidal activity of some oils and clay against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera; Chrysomelidae) on stored cowpea. J of sustainable Agric. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike. Vol 1 No. 2.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         Member of the Weed Science Society of Nigeria

 

MARITAL STATUS:

·         Married and blessed with a child

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

·         Computer appreciation

·         Office productivity tools (Microsoft office, Speed typing etc.).

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Previous

Organization-             God’s Glory Academy (1999-2003)

Position Held-            Head Teacher

Key Responsibility-   As head teacher, I was responsible for supervising the other teachers to ensure smooth running of the school while promoting academic excellence. Through my effort the school recorded over 65% increase in number of pupils.

 

Current

 

Organization-             Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) (2011- till date)

Position Held-            Assistant Lecturer, Examination officer for the department of Plant Health Management and Chairman of caretaker committee for MOUAU greenhouses

Key Responsibility-   -I teach undergraduate courses in weed science (PHM 511) and crop protection (PHM 313).

-prepare undergraduate results in the department of Plant Health Management.

-manage the greenhouse facilities of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

 

 

LANGUAGES

Native and Basic: English

Intermediate: French (rudimentary)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

A zeal for excellence, excellent communication and analytical skills, can-do spirits, a good team player with the ability to work well even under pressure

 

HOBBIES

·         Stage Drama Presentations: Theatre Troupe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike.

·         Reading newspapers and novels, playing scrabble and chess.