WILLIE ETEBOM SUNDAY

WILLIE ETEBOM SUNDAY

LECTURER I

Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE

 i.  Name in Full: Willie, Etebom Sunday

ii.  Present Designation in MOUAU: Lecturer I

iii  Present Postal and e-mail address: (1) Present Postal Address: Department of Agronomy, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, PMB 7267, Umuahia, Abia State; (2) E-mail Addresses:  a) Institutional e-mail address: willie.etebom@mouau.edu.ng;

Iv.              Nationality: Nigerian

    Educational Institutions attended with dates:

1)      Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike              1998-2010

2)      Ahmadu Belo University, Zaria.                                             1983-1989

3)      University of Calabar, Calabar.                                              1976-1982

4)      Comprehensive Secondary School, Afaha Eket                   1974-1976

5)      Ikot Otok Group School, Oruk Anam LGA, AKS                    1965-1971

 

xi.                Academic and Professional Qualifications, including Distinctions with Dates:

1. Regular School

Ph.D (Genetics & Plant Breeding)                                               2011

M.Sc (Crop Breeding)                                                                  1989

B.Sc (Honours) Biology (Genetics)                                              1982

West African School Certificate                                                   1976

First School Leaving Certificate                                                   1971

 

2. Short Courses and Special Trainings

1) I attended a training course in cowpea and soybean research and technology transfer for research workers, extension supervisors and production specialists in tropical countries conducted at Ibadan, Nigeria, organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, from 14th October to 22nd November 1991.

 2) I undertook a training course in Computer Appreciation and Internet Utilities that handled Computer Fundamentals, Internet Applications, Windows XP, Microsoft Office Word 2007 (Basic), Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Basic), Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 (Basic), and Microsoft Access 2007 (Basic) organized by AfriHUB ICT Solutions For Africa, in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in 2010.

 

xii.              Statement of work experience:

 1)      Lecturer, Department of Agronomy, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike: i) Assistant Lecturer, 1999-2002; ii) Lecturer II: 2002 -2016; iii) Lecturer I, 2016 till date.

 3.1)    Courses taught in MOUAU

A  Undergraduate Courses

1)      CPP 211(2Cr) - Crop anatomy, taxonomy and physiology

2)      CPP 312 (2Cr) - Arable crop production

3)      UGC 211 (1Cr) – 200 Level Farm Practice

4)      CPP 321 (2Cr) - Permanent crop production

5)      CGB 321 (2Cr) -  Crop genetics and breeding

6)      CCS 311 (2Cr) - Introduction to biotechnology

7)      CCS511 (2Cr) – Statistics and Experimental Designs

8)      UGC 411 (2Cr) - Agricultural products processing

9)      CGB 511 (2Cr) - Seed processing, certification and storage

10)  CGB 512 (2Cr) - Seed plant breeding and seed production

11)  CGB 514 (2Cr) - Crop cytogenetics

12)  CGB523 (2Cr) – Introduction to biometrical genetics

13)  CGB525 (2Cr) – Modern breeding techniques

 B  Postgraduate (Diploma) Courses

1)      CPP 713 (2Cr) - Plant breeding methods

2)      CPP722 (2Cr) - Seed processing, certification and storage (for Postgraduate Diploma Students)

 

3.2)     I have successfully supervised and graduated students at the undergraduate and at the Postgraduate (Diploma) levels.

 

3.3)     Non-Teaching Responsibilities in MOUAU

1) Examination Officer, Department of Agronomy, College of crop and Soil Sciences, MOUAU, 2000;

2) Coordinator, Students Industrial Work experience Scheme (SIWES), Department of Agronomy, College of crop and Soil Sciences, MOUAU, 2011-2012;

3) Officer in-charge, College Greenhouse

4) Examination Officer, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, MOUAU, February 8, 2012 till date.

5) Staff Adviser, Agronomy Students Association, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, MOUAU.

6) Staff Adviser, United Evangelical Church Students Fellowship of Nigeria (UNECSFON)

 

3.4)   National Assignments

1) I served as Local Government Area Collation Officer in the 2011 General Elections organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State. I served in Aba South and Ukwa East Local Government Areas.

 

xiii.            Other Activities outside Present Employment:

(1)   Membership of Professional Societies

1.1  Member, Crop Science Society of Nigeria

1.2  Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria

(2)   Sports – I enjoy long distance running.

 

xiv.            Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees:

1)      Prof. D. O. Asawalam,

            Department of Soil Science,

            College of Crop and Soil Sciences,

            Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

            Umudike,

            PMB 7267, Umuahia.

 

2)      Prof. P. I. Okocha,

            Department of Agronomy,

            College of Crop and Soil Sciences,

            Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

            Umudike, PMB 7267, Umuahia.

 

3)      Prof. M. I. Uguru,

Department of Crop Science,

Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka,

Enugu State, Nigeria.

 

xiv)            NYSC: I served as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  in the then Ondo State, from 9th December, 1981 to 8th December, 1982.

 

 xv)              Any Other Relevant Information:

1)      Scholarship Awards won and utilized

1.1)            Research Scholarship, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1984. I used this for the M.Sc. obtained at ABU, Zaria in 1989.

 1.2)            Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by the Government of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria in 2006 for the pursuit of a PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Department of Agronomy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. I used this for the Ph.D obtained in MOUAU in 2011.

 1.3)            Federal Government Scholarship, awarded by the Federal Government of Nigeria – May, 2002.

 

 2)      Publications

 

2.1)            Journal Papers:

1)      Okeke, J. A. and Willie, E. S. (2007). An evaluation of five germplasm accessions of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) in Umudike. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research (23):16-19.

 2)      Udom, B. E., Mbagwu, J. S. C., and Willie, E. S. (2008). Physical properties and maize production in a spent oil-contaminated soil bioremediated with legumes and nutrients. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension (7)1:33-40.

 3)      Udom, B. E., Obi, M. E., Olojede, A. O. And Willie, E. S. (2010). Consumptive water use of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using a drainage lysimeter. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal (41) 1: 175-180.

 4)      Willie, E. S. and C. M. Okoronkwo (2016). Utilizing polyembryony in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) seed multiplication.. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 16 (3): 558-561.

 5)      Willie, E. S.. and Eze, C. C. (2016). Effect of removal of inflorescence on fresh vegetable yield in waterleaf (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.). IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science  9 (7/1): 1- 4.

 6)      Akpan, I. I., Eteng, E. U. And Willie, E. S. (2016). Productivity assessment of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) / Maize (Zea mays L.) intercrop grown on a marginal acid soil. Swift Journal of Agricultural Research   Vol 2(2): 012 – 020.

 7)      Akpan, I. I., Eteng, E. U. And Willie, E. S. (2016). Assessment of groundnut / maize intercropping system on soil bulk density and volumetric moisture content grown in a typic paleudult soils of Southeastern Nigeria. Direct Res. J. Agric. Food. Sci. 4 (8):228-232.

 8)      Willie, E. S. and Amaechi, P. C. (2017). Effect of seed position in pod on sex expression, vegetable yield, and some related parameters in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.). ASUU Journal of Science Vol. 4, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 122 - 135

 9)      Willie, E. S., Okezie, C., and Eteng, E. U. (2018). Effect of seed weight on some agronomic parameters in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.). Direct Res. J. Agric. Food. Sci. 6 (4):98-102.

 

 

2.2)            Conference Proceedings:

 

1)      Willie, E. S. and Okeke, J. A. (2005). An evaluation of five germplasm collections of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) in Umudike. A paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria held in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 5th to 8th September, 2005.

 2)      Udom, B. E., Obi, M. E., Olojede, A. O. And Willie, E. S. (2006). Consumptive water use pattern and growth of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using a drainage lysimeter. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria held in the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria, from 16th to 20th October, 2006. Pages 354-358.

 3)      Mezie, C. and Willie, E. S. (2007). Utilizing polyembryony in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. fil.). In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of NISEB held 2007  in Kogi State University, Anyigba. Pages 27-28.

 4)      Mezie, C. and Willie, E. S. (2007). Multiplying fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. fil.) planting materials by exploiting polyembryony. – A paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held in Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, from 14th to 17th November, 2007.

 5)      Willie, E. S. and Ene-Obong, E. E. (2011). Genetic studies in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.]. paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria held in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, from Monday, 10th to Friday, 14th October, 2011.

 6)      Willie, E. S. and Amaechi, P. C. (2016). Effect of seed position in pod on sex expression and some agronomic characteristics in fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual National Conference of the Crop Science Society of Nigeria held in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from Tuesday, 27th to Friday, 30th September, 2016, Pages 531-537.

 7)      Akpan, A. U., Willie, E. S. and Alike, R. N. (2017). Growth and yield of two improved ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) varieties as affected by land preparation methods in Umudike, Southeastern Nigeria In Proceedings of the 4th  Annual National Conference of the Crop Science Society of Nigeria held in the University of Uyo, Nigeria, from Sunday, 10th to Thursday, 14th September, 2017. Pages 55-62.

2.3    Other Publications:

 

1)      Willie, E. S. (2008). A dictionary of Akwa Ibom and Southern Cross River State names (with their Igbo equivalents). ISBN 978-978-085-2. 156 pages.

 2)      Willie, E. S. (2010). A dictionary of Igbo names. ISBN 978-978-085-844-5. 149 pages.