Director of ICT

Biography

(Professor of Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension)

Department of Rural Sociology and Extension

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

Umudike, Umuahia, Nigeria.

E-mail: gideononuekwusi@gmail.com, glogid1999@yahoo.com,    

onuekwusi.gideon@mouau.edu.ng

PERSONAL DATA:

 

NAME: 

PROFESSOR ONUEKWUSI, GIDEON CHINEDUM

DATE OF BIRTH:

24TH NOV. 1962

PLACE OF BIRTH:

VOM PLATEAU STATE

SEX:     

MALE

MARITAL STATUS:

MARRIED

STATE OF ORIGIN:

IMO

NATIONALITY:

NIGERIAN

NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN: 

MRS. GLORY GIDEON ONUEKWUSI

C/O PROF. G.C. ONUEKWUSI

DEPT. OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY & EXTENSION

MICHEAL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF

AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE, ABIA STATE,NIGERIA

 e-mail : egogloryonuekwusi@yahoo.com

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS:

PROF. G.C. ONUEKWUSI

DEPT. OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY & EXTENSION

MICHEAL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF

AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE, ABIA STATE,NIGERIA

P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia. Abia State.

E-mail:glogid1999@yahoo.com onuekwusi.gideon@mouau.edu.ng

 

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

NAME OF INSTITUTION

CERTIFICATE OBTIANED     

YEAR OF GRADUATION

1.

UMUEHIHIE COMMUNITY SCHOOL UZOAGBA

FSLC

1976

2.

GOVERNMENT SEC. SCHOOL OWERRI.

WASC/GCE

1981

3.

MACGREGOR TEACHER’S TRAINING COLLEGE AFIKPO, EBONYI STATE.

TEACHER’S GRADE II CERTIFICATE (TCII)

1984

4.

COLLEGE OF ANIMAL HEALTH & HUSBANDRY NVRI VOM PLATEAU STATE.

OND.(ANIMAL HEALTH & HUSBANDRY)

1987

5.

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE MAKURDI BENUE STATE.

B.AGRIC. (ED.)

1997

6.

MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE ABIA STATE.

 

M.Sc (RURAL SOC. & DEVELOPMENT.)

2002

7.

MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE ABIA STATE.

 

Ph.D (RURAL SOC. & AGRIC. EXTENSION)

2007

 

TRAININGS/CERTIFICATES

1.        

CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MAKURDI, NIGERIA)

2012

2.        

CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (IBADAN/INDIA)

2012

3.        

CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ILORIN, NIGERIA)

2013

4.        

CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ROBORT GORDON UNIVERSITY ABERDEEN)

2013

5.        

DIPLOMA IN AGRIBUSINESS AND POST HAVERST MANAGEMENT (GIMI ISRAEL)

2013

6.        

PRACTICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TUTORSHIP/PRACTICAL TRAINING FOR NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES (WESTIN ATLANTA AIRPORT, ATLANTA, GEORGIA USA

2015

 

 

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

 

 

EXAM SUCCESS CENTRE IKENEGBU OWERRI (1984-1985)

 

 

VETERINARY CLINIC OWERRI, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (1985)

 

 

ST. PAUL’S PRIVATE SCHOOL JOS, PLATEAU STATE (1987-1990)

 

 

PRINCIPAL/MANAGER UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE OF COMMERCE NEKEDE (1995-1996)

 

 

PART-TIME LECTURER, ALVAN IKOKU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION OWERRI, UMUAHIA EXTENSION CENTRE, UMUAHIA ABIA STATE, 2004 TO 2009.

 

 

CONSULTANT, FRESH IMPACT RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PORTHACOURT, RIVERS STATE, 2004 TO DATE.

 

 

CONSULTANT, NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC) ABIA STATE CASSAVA PROGRAMME, 2006 TO 2008.

 

 

LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI IMO STATE. 2011 -2012 (SABBATICAL)

 

 

LECTURER, (PROFESSOR) RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND EXTENSION, MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVESITY OF AGRICULTURE, UMUDIKE, 1999 TO DATE.

 

 UNIVERSITY TEACHING, EXPERIENCE

PRESENT STATUS: Professor of Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension.  

LECTURING

            -1999-to date: Courses taught at various levels and times (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students) in MOUA, Umudike, Nigeria (full     time).

            -Sabbatical Leave at Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria (2011- 2012)

            -External Examiner for Postgraduate Students Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo, Uyo  Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

PRIMARY ASSIGNMENTS IN CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Teaching, Supervision of  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Research, Administration, and Community Service. 

STUDENTS SUPERVISION:

(A)       UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROJECTS SUPERVISED

1          OBIKE, SOLOMON ONYEAGHLACHI (FAUAU/97/0647)

Farmers Adoption Improved Rabbitry Technology in Umuahia South L.G.A Abia State, Nigeria

2          NNAMDI UCHECHUKWU.S. (MOUAU/2000/1766)

A Survey of Vocational Training for Out- of- School Rural Youhts in Ikwuano L.G.A. of Abia State, Nigeria.

3          OHIRI, GLORIA O (MOUAU/99/1325)

Youth Participation in Agricultural Extension Programmes in Ikwuano L.G.A Abia State, Nigeria.

4          OTTAH UCHE U. (FUAU/1997/0821)

Factors Associated with Participation of Edda Young Farmers in Farming Activities in Ebony State, Nigeria

5          IREH, PATRICK E (MOUAU/2000/1631)

Evaluation of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme of Agricultural Students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Abia State.

6          OKORIE, IJEOMA LINDA (MOUAU/2000/1741)

Attitude of Secondary School Students in Abia State Towards Career in Agriculture.

7          OKORO OKECHUKWU KYRIAN (MOUAU/01/2065)

            Youth Participation in Rural Development Activities in Mbaitoli Local Government          Area Imo State.

8          ONWUGHARA GODSON.C. (MOUAU/02/2468)

Effect of training in ICT on Utilization among researchers, extensionists and rural development practitioners in Abia State, Nigeria.

9          ANUMUDU, AUGUSTA. O (MOUAU/02/2428)

Awareness, Access and Usage of Information and Communication Technology Among Researchers and Extensionists in Abia State Nigeria.

10        AGOMOH, CHINEMEREM EUNICE (MOUAU/02/2519)

Evaluation of the Use of Information and Communication Technology by Rural People in Umuahia Agricultural Zone Abia State.

11.       ANYANWU EJIMCHI VICTOR (MOUAU/03/3251)

Assessment of Access and Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agricultural and Rural Development Among Youths in Obingwa L.G.A Abia State Nigeria.

12        IBEZIM CHIDINMA (MOUAU/03/3252)

Assessment of Information and communication Technology (ICT) Awareness and Access in Agriculture Among Rural Women in Ikwuano L.G.A Abia State, Nigeria

13.       IFENKWE, SAMUEL N. (MOUAU/03/3496)

   Assessment of Youth Participation in Agricultural Activities in Umuahia North        

   L.G.A Abia State Nigeria

14.       ITON ENO-OBONG A. MOUAU/2003/327.  Assessment of Rural Women articipation   in Rural Development Projects in Ikono Local Government area Akwa Ibom State.

15.       ASO IBEKWE ASO MOUAU/ 04/487 Role Perception of Ohafia Education Zone          Agriculture Teachers in Young Farmer Club Programme.

16.       ALOZIE, AMARACHI FAITH MOUAU/05/5542 “Assessment of the Use of Radio Broadcast in Agricultural Information Dissemination in Abia State, Nigeria”

17.       ELEKE, PRINCESS UGO MOUAU/2005/5188 “Assessment of Youths’ Attitude Towards Rural Development Projects in Bayelsa State, Nigeria”

18.       AHUCHOGU, CHIKAODI OKECHUKWU MOUAU/06/5923 “Evaluation of Use of Improved Snail Production Technology by Rural Youths in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria”

19.       JAMES, INIOBONG EKANEM MOUAU 06/7946 “Availability and Use of Information Communication Technology by Public and Private Extension Supervisors and Agents in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria”

20.       OPARA, CHINONYEREM MARY MOUAU/07/10179 “Activities of Rural Women Farmers in Cocoyam Production and Processing in Ahiazu Mbaise L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria.

21.       UBEH, CHARLES CHIMAOBI MOUAU/08/12060 “Entrepreneurship Development Programmes as Intervention Mechanisms to Youth Unemployment in Abia State, Nigeria”

22.       UGOCHUKWU BENEDITH MOUAU/0812522 “Participation of Rural Farmers in Rural Development Projects in Aboh Mbaise L.G.A. of Imo State, Nigeria

23.   NNAJI, PLEASURE CHISOM MOUAU/11/18540 “Attitude of Youths towards Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State”.

24.       ONWUKA, EZINNE G. (MOUAU/11/19472) “Entrepreneurship skill Development for youth through Agricultural practical programmes in MOUAU and ABSU”

 (B) POST GRADUATE DEGREE PROJECTS SUPERVISED

1.         ACHUKO, URENNA MOUAU/PGD/2003/4/568

“Perception of Agriculture as Occupation Among Secondary School Students in Imo State, Nigeria”.

2.         NWAIGWE, GRACE: MOUAU/PG/PGD/2007/1232Evaluation of Sweet Potato Intercrop Technology Transfer to   Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria”

3.         BASSEY, CHUKWUEMEKA IGBO MOUAU/PG/PGD/07/1226 “Youth Participation in Farming Activities in Ohafia Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria”

4.        EZENOBI, UGOCHUKWU ALPHONSUS MOUAU/PG/PGD/08/1522 “Assessment of Youths’ Participation in Rural Development Projects in Old Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State, Nigeria”.

5.         AROYEHUM, SUNDAY JOSEPH MOUAU/PG/PGD/2008/1427 “Determination of Level of Awareness and use of Some Improved Agricultural Implement by farmers in Osisioma Ngwa L.G.A Abia State Nigeria”

6.         ATASIE, CHIKERENMA MARY MOUAU/PG/PGD/09/1739 “Socio-Economic Characteristics Affecting Information Source Use among Farmers in Ikwuano L.G.A. Abia State, Nigeria

7.       UDO GRACE “Evaluation of Women Participation in Environmental Conservation and Protection in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State”

8.       UDO, LINUS AKPAN MOUAU/PG/M.Sc/05/875 “Evaluation of Avian Influenza Control and Awareness Creation Among Poultry Farmers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

9.       ARIGBO, PRECIOUS OBINNA MOUAU/PG/M.Sc/13/3207 “Assessment of the National Youth Service Corps Community Development Service Projects in Abia State, Nigeria”

11.    KANU. ROSELINE IFEYINWA MOUAU/PG/M.Sc/2006/960 “Effectiveness of National Root Crops Research Institute Training on Cocoyam Value Addition in Ohafia Agricultural Zone of Abia State”.

 ADMNISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES, COMMITTEE SERVICES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

1.         Departmental Examination Officer 100 Level (2001-2004)

2.         Departmental Examination Officer 400- 500 Level (2005)

3.         Departmental Examination Officer 500 Level (2005 to 2012)

4.         Students Course Adviser (1999 to Date.)

5.         Coordinator, Audio-Visual Unit of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (2003 to Date).  

6.         Coordinator, SIWES, College of Agricultural Economics Rural Sociology and Extension (2006 to 2011)

7.         Coordinator, SIWES, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension. (2006 to Date)

8.         Member, University Agricultural Show Committee (2005)

9.         Member, University Senate Sub-committee on Public Lecture Presentation. (2006)

10.       College (CAERSE) Representative to College of Agri-Business and Financial Management MOUAU. (2009 to 2011).

11.      Member, University task force on repair of University vehicles. (2007)

12.      Member, University Information Communication Technology Committee (ICTC) (2007)

13          Member, University Sub-committee on Publicity for University Anti-Cult Rally (2009)

14.      College (CAERSE) Examination Officer and Representative on University Examination   Time Table Committee (ETTC) (2009 to 2011).

15.      VC’s Representative, College of Science and Agricultural Education (2012 to Date)

16          Deputy Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies Michael Okpara University of         Agriculture Umudike, Abia State. (2012)

17          Member, University Curriculum Committee (2012 to Date)

18          Member, University Senate (2012 to Date)

19          Member, University Appraisal, Appointment and Promotion Committee (2012 to Date)

20          Member, Centre for Continued Education Board MOUAU (2012 to Date)

21          Member, University Tender’s Board (2012 to Date)

22                Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies, Michael Okpara University of          Agriculture Umudike, Abia State. (2012 to April, 10, 2016).

23                Member, Committee on Verification of Status and Location of Scientific Equipment in the University. (2014-2015)

24                Member, Committee on Verification of Bio-Data and Fee payment by Student of MOUAU (2014-2015)

25                Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State Nigeria (April, 11 2016 to Date)

26                Member, 2016 Post University Matriculation Examination Screening Board, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State Nigeria.

27                Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee, 2016 Post University Matriculation Examination Screening Board, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State Nigeria.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

A         Coordinator, Association of Visiting Secretaries (AVS) Umuahia Zone of Abia State.

B.        Coordinator, Campus Association of Visiting Secretaries (AVS) Abia State.

C.        Minister, Apostolic Faith Church Umuahia Abia State.

D.        Board Chairman, Apostolic Faith Secondary School Aba, Abia District, Abia State.

E.         Board Member, Apostolic Faith Secondary School Owerri, Imo District, Imo State.

F.         Registration Area Collation Officer INEC Abia State (2011)

G.        Returning/Collation Officer INEC Abia North Senatorial Election, Ossisioma Ngwa North    House of Assembly election Abia State. (2011)

H.        Ward Collation Officer INEC Imo State Gubernatorial Re-Run Election (2011)    

I.          Ward Collation Officer INEC Imo State Ahiazu/Ezinihite Federal Constituency Re-Run Election (2012)

J.          Coordinator, Off- Campus Agricultural Extension Services, MOUAU. (2006 to Date)

K.        Returning/Collation Officer INEC Rivers South East Senatorial Re-Run Election, Rivers State, Nigeria (2016).

 WORKSHOP/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

(1)        Resource Person:       Capacity Building for Nembe Creek Rural Women Baylesa

State. 16th 23rd Feb. 2003. For SPDC Port-Harcourt. Rivers State.

(2)        Resource Person:       Rural Development (Empowering Women) in Atonyekiri

Settlement Nembe L.G.A. Baylesa for SPDC Port-Harcourt. 18 – 21 Nov. 2000.

(3)        Resource Person:       Training the Trainer in Skill Acquisition for Rural                                                     Development  

                                                in Okoroma/Tereke Women Co-operative. Baylesa State

                                                10th-17th Sept. 2001 for AGIP. PH.

(4)        Resource Person:       Participatory Rural Appraisal in Iduma Clan.

                                                Baylesa State. 26-27th Sept. 2001 for SPDC P.H.

(5)        Resource Person:       Workshop for Community Based Organization in Eweleson

Community. Nembe L.G.A. Baylesa State 19-21 June 2002. For SPDC Port Harcourt.

(6)        Resource Person        Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Odidi-Forcados Gasline Project Communities. Obotobo I and II Ofuo cluster Communities, Warri Delta State.16-17th August 2004. For SPDC Port Harcourt.

(7)        Resource Person        Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Odidi-Forcados Gasline Project Communities. Odidi, Yeye and Kantu cluster Communities, Warri Delta State.18-19th August 2004.

(8)        Resource Person.  Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Krakama community Rivers State.20th – 21st July 2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

 (9)       Resource Person.  Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Obigbo Community Rivers state. 22nd – 23rd July 2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

 (10)     Resource Person. Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Umundino and Umuokoroezi Community Rivers State. 22nd-23rd Aug. 2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

(11)      Resource Person. Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Boro Community Rivers State.31st Oct.- 1st Nov. 2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

(12)      Resource Person. Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Okoloma Community 24th-25th Nov. 2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt

(13)      Resource Person. Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Kula Community. 30th Nov.- 1st Dec.2005. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

(14)      Resource Person. Socio-economic Evaluation of Odidi-Forcados Gasline Project in cluster Communities, Warri Delta State 2005 For SPDC.

(15)      Resource Person. Participatory Rural Appraisal for Odagwa II Community Rivers State.5th-8th Feb 2006. For SPDC, Port Harcourt.

 (16)     Resource Person: Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) training for Okotiama Community Baylsa State. 21st -22nd Feb. 2006. For SPDC, Port Harcourt

 (17)     Facilitator:  Participatory Rural Appraisal for 16 Egi Communities in Ogba, Ndoni, Egbema LGA of Rivers State. For EPNL Port Harcourt. Feb 16th - March 6th 2007.

(18)      Guest Lecturer: 2007 World Food Day Celebration “The Right to Food” Ministry of Agriculture Abia State, Nigeria. 16th Oct. 2007.

(19)      Supervisor:  Students Agricultural farm practice experience (2006-2007)

(20)      Facilitator:     NDDC Agricultural cassava project training for youth and women in Abia state. (2006-2007).

(21)      Resource Person: Socio-economic Impact assessment of EPNL power generation projects in Egi land Rivers State. (2008).

(22)      Resource Person: Needs Assessment and Situational analysis of 22 communities in Oyigbo Local Government of Rivers State for Rivers State Sustainable Development Authority 22-24th Dec. 2008, 1st -8th Jan. 2009.

(23)      Resource Person: NDDC Training Programme for Co-operative Societies Credit and Entrepreneurial Development Scheme Abia State. 15th Dec. 2009.

(24)      Resource Person: Train the Trainers workshop on Teaching of General Entrepreneurship Courses for Undergraduates in Nigerian Universities for Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Feb 11-15 2013.

(25)      Resource Person: Train the Trainers workshop on Teaching of General Entrepreneurship Courses for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for Federal College of Education Ehamufu Enugu State. June 9-13, 2014.

(26)      Resource Person: Various student clubs in the university on entrepreneurial development and job opportunities after school. (Rotaract, CAFST, Economic Department, Entrepreneurial club , Deeper Life among others.) 2014-2015).

(27)      Resource Person: Sensitization Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development by the Department of Entrepreneurship MOUAU March, 2015).

 MEMBERSHIP OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

(1)           MEMBER:           CHILDREN IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME (CIAP)

(2)           MEMBER:           RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (RSAN)

(3)           MEMBER:           AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (AESON)

(4)           MEMBER:           AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ASN)

(5)           MEMBER:           SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (STAN)

(6)          MEMBER:            ASSOCIATION OF ENTREPRENURSHIP TEACHERS NIGERIA (AETN)

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

(A).     THESIS AND DISSERTATION

i    Onuekwusi G.C. (1995) “Qualitative Evaluation of WAEC Examination Questions in Practical Agricultural Science: A Case Study of 1993 WAEC Practical Agricultural Science Questions” (B.Agric Ed. Thesis, Department of Agricultural Science and Science Education, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Nigeria)

ii   Onuekwusi, G. C. (2001) “Socio-Economic Evaluation of Rabbit Production Technology Transfer in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria”. (M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.)

iii  Onuekwusi, G.C. (2006) “Evaluation of Agricultural and Rural Development Programmes of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Nigeria” (Ph.D Dissertation, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.)

 

(B)      BOOK OF PROCEEDINGS               

(1)        Onuekwusi G.C (2000) “Promoting Rabbit Production through Children-in-Agriculture Programme (CIAP)”. Proceedings of the Children in Agriculture Programme held at ESUT Enugu      May 24th – 26th 2000.

(2)        Onuekwusi G.C (2000) “Attitude of Rural Children-in-Agriculture. A case of Ikwuano L.G.A. of Abia State”. Proceedings of the children in Agriculture. Programme held at ESUT Enugu May 24-26 2000.

(3)        Onuekwusi G.C. and Njoku M.E. (2000) “The Role of Children in Agriculture towards Enhanced Economic Status of their family in Ikwuano L.G.A.” Proceeding of Children in Agriculture Programme held at ESUT Enugu May 24-26 2000.

(4)        Onuekwusi G.C. & Effiong E.O. (2000) “Children Participation in Agriculture: A Strategy for Poverty Alleviation Programme in Rural Areas”. Proceeding of the First Annual Conference of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Abia State University held on the 10th – 13th Sept. 2000.”

(5)        Onuekwusi G.C. (2001) “Youth Development in Rural Areas through Participation in Rabbit production. A case of Ikwuano L.G.A. State. Proceedings of Agricultural, Society of Nigeria held at University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria Sept 16th – 20th 2001.”

(6)               Onuekwusi G.C. (2001) “Constraints Associated with Rabbit production in Akwa Ibom State.” Proceeding of 6th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria Sept. 17-19, 2001 at University of Maiduguri Convocation Squeeze.

(7)               Onuekwusi G.C. & Emerole C.O. (2001) “Excursion as an Instrument of Students Empowerment to Appreciating Agriculture. The case of Students Visitation to NRCRI and MOUA Umudike, Nigeria”. Proceedings of 4th Children-in-Agriculture Programme CLAP at University of Agriculture Makurdi 30-31 May 2001.

(8)               Emerole C.O. and Onuekwusi, G.C. (2001) “Adequacy of Conditions and Methods of Teaching Agriculture in Secondary Schools in Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State”. Proceedings of 4th Children-in-Agriculture Programme CLAP at University of Agriculture Makurdi 30-31 May 2001.

(9)               Onuekwusi G.C (2002) “Developing Youngsters in the Rural Areas through Participation in Rabbit Production: A case of Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State Nigeria “in the Procedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN).

(10)           Onuekwusi G.C (2002) “Improved Rabbit Technologies Adoption by farmers in Akwa Ibom state Nigeria” Procedings of the 36th Annual conference of ASN 20-24 Oct. 2002 Owerri.

(11)           Onuekwusi G.C. and Ottah U.U (2006) “Participation of Youths in Agricultural and Rural Development Activities in Edda, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.” Procedings of the 40th Annual conference of ASN 16th-20th Oct. 2006.

(12)           Effiong, E.O. and Onuekwusi, G.C (2006) “Comparative Analysis of the Profitability of Small and Large Scale Broiler Farms in Uyo Metropolis of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.” Procedings of the 40th Annual conference of ASN 16th-20th Oct. 2006.

(13)           Onuekwusi G.C and Ike Nwachukwu (2006) “Rural Youths Participation in Infrastructural Development in Nembe Local Government Area of Baylsa State, Nigeria.” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of Nigerian Rural Sociological Association ,6th-9th November, 2006.

(14)           Okezie C.A. and Onuekwusi G.C “The Status of Soil Conservation Techniques among Farmers in Ikwuano L.G.A. Abia State”. Proceeding of Agricultural Association of Nigeria October 2008 Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.

(15)           Okezie C.A. and Onuekwusi G.C (2008) “Gender and ICTS in Agriculture and Rural Development: The challenge of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Extension Centre Umudike, Abia State Nigeria. Proceedings of the First National Conference of the Society for Gender in Agriculture and Rural development, held at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. May 26-28, 2008.

(16)           Onuekwusi, G.C (2010) “Group Dynamics in Sustainable Community Development” Paper presented at the Youth Empowerment Conference Organized by the MOUAU Extension Centre (MEC), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike for Youths in Her Model Communities held on 4th May, 2010, at Umudike.

 

 

 

(C)         ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS.

(1).       Onuekwusi G.C. (2001) “Youths Involvement in Small Livestock Production in        Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria, Annuals of Agricultural Sciences Journal 2001.

(2)        Onuekwusi G.C. & Effiong E.O (2002) “Youth Empowerment in Rural Areas      through Participation in Rabbit Production. A case of Akwa Ibom State Nigeria”.. Journal of Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria. Vol. 4 No 1 2002.

(3)        Effiong E.O., Nwaru, J.C. and Onuekwusi G.C. (2002). Demand function and         elasticities for mutton in Cross River State: Policy Implications for private     investors. Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology Vol.4 No 1 Dec. 2002.

(4)               Ike Nwachukwu and Onuekwusi G.G. (2002) “Regularity and Publishing Trends in the Nigerian Agricultural Journal: 1980-2000” in The Nigerian Agricultural Journal vol. 33 (2002).

(5)               Okezie C.A and Onuekwusi G.C. (2006) “Gender Roles in Smallholder Agriculture in Farm Households in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Agriculture. Vol 3 No 2, 2006.

(6)               Onuekwusi G. C. (2007) “Mass Media agencies and Information programming for Agricultural Development in Imo State”. Research Journal of Applied Science 2(2): 141-145, 2007.

(7)               Onuekwusi G.C. and Okezie C.A. (2007) “Youths’ Adoption of Improved Rabbitry Technology in Umuahia South L.A. of Abia State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences 2 (1); 65-69, 2007.

(8)               Effiong E.O and Onuekwusi, G.C (2007) “Maximum Likelihood Estimation Technique of Rabbit Production in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences 2 (2); 165-169, 2007.

(9)               Ekumankama O.O. and Onuekwusi G.C. (2008)Comparative Analysis of the Constraints to Effective Extension Services in Abia and Akwa Ibom States Nigeria”. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences 5 (1): 70-75, 2008.

(10)           Onuekwusi G.C and Okorie I.L (2008) “Attitude of Secondary School Students in Abia State, Towards Career in Agriculture. Agricultural Journal 3 (2): 102-106, 2008, Medwell Journals.

(11)           Anyika, J.U; Uwaegbute, A.C; Onimawo, I.A; Echendu, C.A; Onuekwusi, G.C; Imo, A.N and Okezie, C.A. (2008) Seasonal variation in frequency of consumption of roots and tuber crops and factors considered by female adolescent secondary and University students when choosing foods in Abia State. Nigerian Journal of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

(12)           Onuekwusi, G.C. and Ike Nwachukwu (2009) “Analysis of Agricultural and Rural Development Activities of Niger Delta Development Corporation (NDDC) in Nigeria”. Journal of Food and Fiber Production 2(1) 311-319 2009.

(13)           Onuekwusi, G.C. and R.P.A Unamma (2010) “Factors Influencing Adoption of Improved Rabbit Technologies by Rabbit Farmers in Akwa Ibom State

By Rabbit Farmers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria”. Journal of Agriculture, Biology and Food Systems Vol. (1) (1) 2010.

 

(14)           Onuekwusi G.C. and Nnamdi, Uchechukwu  S.(2010) “A Survey of Vocational Training of Out-Of-School Rural Youths In Ikwuano Local Government Area Of Abia State, Nigeria” Journal of Agriculture Biology and Food Systems Vol. (1) (1) 2010.

(15)           Onuekwusi, G.C and E.V. Anyanwu (2011) “Assessment of Access and Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agricultural and Rural Development Among Youths in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria” Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology. Vol. 11 No 1 2011.

(16)           Onuekwusi, G.C. and Atasie Chikerenma Mary (2011) “Socio-economic characteristics Affecting Information Source Use Among Farmers in Ikwuano L.G.A of Abia State, Nigeria.” Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development Vol.6 (2), 128-140, July-December, 2011.

(17)           Onuekwusi, G.C. and Iton E (2012) “Perception and Constraints of Rural Women’s Participation Rural Development Projects in Ikono L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria” International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vol. 15 (2) 1098-1098, 2012.

(18)           Odoemelam, L.E. and Onuekwusi, G.C (2013) “Effects of ICT-Based Agricultural Extension Services in Enhancing the Well-Being of Farmers in Abia, Nigeria” International Journal of Applied Research and Technology vol.2 No 8. August 2013. 15-22. 2013

(19)           Nwoha RIO, Daniel-Igwe G, Onuekwusi, G.C. Onyeabor A, Igwe KC and Okah U. (2013) “Incidences of Haemoparasites in Dogs in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria” Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology vol.4:141 doi: 10.4172/2157-7579.10000141. 2013

(20)           Odoemelam, L.E and Onuekwusi, G.C (2013) “Effects of ICTS Based Agricultural Extension Services in Enhancing the Well Being of Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria” International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. Vol. 2 No.8 2013.

(21)           Nwoha RIO, Daniel-Igwe G, Onyeabor A, Igwe KC, Onuekwusi, G.C.  and Okah U. (2013) “Prevalence of Haemoparasites in Livestock in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria” Journal of Fisheries and Livestock Production. Vol 1. Issue 3. 1000109 2013.

(22)           Odoemelam, L.E., Onuekwusi, G.C., Alocha, O.C., Njoku, J.U “Gender Division of Labour and Decision Making Power: Implications for Household Food Security in Abia State, Nigeria” International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research Vol,4 No.4 2014.

(23)           Onuekwusi, G.C.,and Chukwu Miriam C(2014) “Women Farmers’ Participation in Agricultuiral Extension Activities in Ikwuano L.G.A, Abia State, Nigeria” Asian Journal of Social Science and Management Studies. Vol1, No 1 2014.

(24)           Onuekwusi, G.C., Odoemelam, L.E. and Ube Charles (2014) Entrepreneurship Development Programme: Intervention Mechanisim in Agriculture for Youth Unemployment in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. Vol.4 No.5 2014.

(25)           Onuekwusi, G.C (2015) “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and other Business”. Department of Rural Sociology and Extension Journal (2015)

(26)           Onuekwusi, G.C (2015) Mind-Set Change by Youth for Entrepreneurship Education: A Case of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Entrepreneurship Centre” Department of Rural Sociology and Extension Journal (2015) .

(27)           Odoemelam, L.E., Onuekwusi, G.C. and Alocha, O.C. (2016). Determinants of Land Conservation Technologies Adoption by Rural Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria. Society for Community and Communication Development Research pp 203 – 209.

(28)           Onuekwusi, G.C. and Odoemelam, L.E. (2016). Pattern of Occupational Diversification among Rural Youths in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Trend in Research and Development, Vol. 3 (4),  pp 62-65, ISSN: 2394-9333.

 (D)    PUBLISHED BOOKS/ BOOK CHAPTERS

1.         Ike Nwachukwu and Onuekwusi G.C. (2005) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in Nigeria (Editors) Snaap Press Ltd Enugu.

2.         Onuekwusi G.C (2005) Audio-Visual Use in Extension in Agricultural

Extension and Rural Sociology in Nigeria, Ike Nwachukwu and Onuekwusi Gideon .C (Eds) Snaap Press L.t.d Enugu.

3.            Alaezi, O, Onuekwusi G.C, Agbo F.U (2012) “On The Trail of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. (Editors) Onzy Publications Nig. Ltd Abuja.

4.         Onuekwusi G.C (2005) Youth Programmes in Extension and Rural Development, in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in Nigeria, Ike Nwachukwu and Onuekwusi Gideon .C (Eds) Snaap Press L.t.d Enugu

5.         Onuekwusi, G.C (2010) “Principals and Approaches to Rural Development” in Essential Issues in Rural Development, Obasi Oko and Nnamdi Erondu (Eds) Centre for Research and Manpower Development Press Owerri.

6.         Onuekwusi, G.C. (2011) “Rural Youths and Development in a Globalised World” in Globalization and Rural Development in Nigeria, Ike Nwachukwu and Ken C Ekwe (Eds) Snaap Press Ltd Enugu.

7.         Onuekwusi, G.C. (2015) “Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Management” in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Introduction Book One. Onuekwusi, G.C. and Adama J.C (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

8.         Onuekwusi, G.C.and Akani Akani O. (2015) “Technological Entrepreneurship” in in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Introduction Book One. Onuekwusi, G.C. and Adama J.C (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

9.         Agbo F.U and Onuekwusi, G.C.  (2015) “Social Entrepreneurship” in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Introduction Book One. Onuekwusi, G.C. and Adama J.C (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

10.       Usufu Omar Maduka and Onuekwusi, G.C. (2015) “Business Opportunities and Constraint Evaluation I” in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Introduction Book One. Onuekwusi, G.C. and Adama J.C (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

11.       Onuekwusi, G.C and Obasi Nneoma (2015) “Issues of Business Growth: An Overview” in Business Development and Management Book Two Onuekwusi G.C. and Okezie C.A. (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

12        Onuekwusi G.C. and Nwakwasi Rachael (2015) “Concept of Business and New Value Creation Financing” in Business Development and Management Book Two Onuekwusi G.C. and Okezie C.A. (ed) (2015) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri..

13.       Onuekwusi, G.C. and Adama J.C (2015) Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Introduction Book One (ed) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri..

14.       Onuekwusi G.C. and Okezie C.A. (2015) Business Development and Management Book Two (ed) Meybiks Nig. Publishers Owerri.

HONOURS/ CERTIFICATE/AWARDS

  1. First Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair, Researcher Participation Award for the presentation of a research project of high standard and with relevance to national development. November 25, 2004.
  2. International Centre for Communications Studies Certificate of Completion in Advanced Digital Appreciation Program-Tertiary (ADAPT) Training by Digital Bridge Institute Abuja Sept. 18, 2006-Sept. 22, 2006.
  3. Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Best Graduating Ph.D Student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture 2006-2007 sessions.
  4. Entrepreneurial Excellent Service Award by Rotract Club of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (2014)
  5. Award of Excellence from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Entrepreneurship Club (2015).
  6. Merit Award by the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (March, 2015).

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent communication skills (written and interpersonal)
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to deal with interruptions and work in a fast pace environment
  • Knowledge and skill in performing basic office procedures and practices
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of a computer and Microsoft Office, including Excel, Power Point.

 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

MUSIC, SPORTS, READING, TRAVELLING AND ADVENTURE

 REFEREES:

 1.  DR. R.P.A. UNAMMA

DEPT. OF RURAL SOC. & EXT.

MICHAEL OKPARA UNIV. OF AGRICULTURE,

UMUDIKE ABIA STATE. 

2.         PROF. OKEY.O ONYEMAOBI

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

FEDERAL    UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, IMO STATE

3.         PROF. C.A. OKEZIE

 DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS,

MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE

 UMUDIKE, UNUAHIA ABIA STATE NIGERIA

4.   PROF. LOUIS I. NZEGWU

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER,

      SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

      UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE

      1120 ULLSVIK HALL, 1 UNIVERSITY PLAZA PLATTEVILLE, WI 53818

      

5.         MARGARET KING, PHD

            UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO