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Welcome Message

I wish to welcome all freshmen and returning students of the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and by extension, the entire students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike  to this great citadel of learning, the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

To our freshmen, you should consider yourselves very fortunate to have gained admission into this University. Out of the very many candidates who applied for admission into this University you were among the few that were chosen and admitted.

You should realize that your admission has raised high hopes and expectations of you from your admirers. Your parents and guardians are working hard to keep you here.  Please do not be a disappointment.

I urge you therefore, to make good use of this golden opportunity to brighten your future and fulfill your destiny in life.  Ensure you abide by the rules and regulations of the University, shun evil and clandestine associations, attend your lectures, study well, and do not get involved in examination malpractices and other vices.  Be a good student and your stay on Campus will be rewarding and fulfilling.

To our returning students, the year has a lot of good things for us.  Let the bad change for good while the good should change for better.  Be more committed to the reason why you are here (to study to show yourself approved 2nd Tim. 2:15)

Above all, fear God and keep His Commandments for that is the whole duty of man; (Eccl. 12:13)  Commit your ways unto Him and He will direct your path.

I wish you all a very successful and prosperous year and may His blessing abound for you.

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History of the College

The college of physical and applied sciences (COLPAS) was created out of the defunct college of Natural and Applied sciences in November 2012. On that day, the senate of the university at its 148th Regular Meeting, approved the demerging of the defunct college of Natural and applied sciences into two separate colleges. At the inception of the university in 1993, the college was known as the college of biological and physical sciences.

Senate again, at its 149th regular meeting on 1st February, 2013 approved the names of the colleges as follows:

College of Physical and Applied sciences comprising of five departments as follows: chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics. The college now has a sixth department-the department of geology which the university senate approved in 2015.

College of Natural sciences comprising of four departments as follows: biochemistry, microbiology, plant sciences and biotechnology and zoology and environmental biology. The new college took off with facilities on ground in the academic complex first known as the college of biological and physical sciences and later. College of natural and applied sciences.

On the 23rd of April, 2013, election was conducted to elect a dean for the college. At the end of the exercise. Professor Joy Chioma Nwabueze of the Department of Statistics was elected the first Dean of the new college.

The college has six (6) Departments and the Departments offer B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in the relevant areas namely:

  • Chemistry Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in chemistry.

  • Computer science Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in computer science.

  • Mathematics Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in mathematics.

  • Physics Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in physics.

  • Statistics Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in statistics.

  • Geology Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in geology.

  • Dean College of Physical and Applied Science:
    Prof. Mbam, Benedict Chukwuma E.
    College Officer:
    Mr. Uchella, Ejike

    Mission

    The mission and vision of the college are derived from the overall vision and mission of the university.

    Vision

    The vision of the college of physical and applied sciences is to be the foremost college for the production of highly-rated graduates in science and technology which will leverage scientific and technological development of the nation.

    Objective

    The objectives of the college of physical and applied sciences is to provide high quality practical training for students to become professionally competent, develop environmentally friendly and people sensitive technologies to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other intervention.

    Values

    Our core values include Excellence, Integrity, Diligence and Hard work.

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    DEAN COLPAS

    Biography

    1.  PERSONAL DATA

     Sex:                                    Male

     Place of birth:                   Mbam Oshim Family, Izziokwo Village, Amachi, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State

     Date of birth:                     17th July 1965

     Postal Address:                Computer Science Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia                                             State, Nigeria

     Local government of origin:   Abakaliki L.G.A.

    State of origin:                    Ebonyi

    Nationality:                          Nigeria

    Religion:                              Christianity

    Current Rank:                      Professor

     

    2.         EDUCATION ATTAINMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS

    TYPE OF SCHOOL

    NAME AND ADDRESS &CERIFICATES

    DATES & GRADES

    Primary

    Uburu State Primary School, Amachi, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State (First School Leaving Certificate- FSLC)

     

    1981 (Pass)

     

    Secondary

    Abakaliki High School (PRESCO), Abakaliki,

    Ebonyi State (WASC)

    1986 (Distinction - 9 credits)

     

    University

    Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria (B.Eng. in Computer Science & Engineering)

    1992 (Second Class Honours - Upper Division, i.e. 21)

    Higher

    Degrees

    Enugu State University of Science and

    Technology, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria (M.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering)

    1997 (4.67 points out of 5-points scale) - Passed

     

    Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (Ph.D. in Computer Science)

    2007 (Passed)

     

    3.     PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    1.                  Member, Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) – Reg.No. 01771

    2.                  Fellow, Certified Public Administrators (FCPA) of England and Wales

    3.                  Fellow, Certified Professional Managers (FCPM)

      

    4.       WORKING EXPERIENCES AND CAREER WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY

    (i)                Training Manager, Alenia Computer Centre, Suleja, Niger State, Nov. 1992 to Oct. 1993.

    (ii)             Graduate Assistant, Enugu State University of Science and Technology , November 1993 to August 1998

    (iii)           Assistant Lecturer, Enugu State University of Science and Technology , August 1998 to November 1998

    (iv)           Associate Lecturer II, Enugu State University of Science and Technology , February 1999 to October 2002

    (v)              Lecturer II, Ebonyi State University, November 1998 to October 2001

    (vi)           Lecturer I, Ebonyi State University, October 2001 to October 2004

    (vii)         Senior Lecturer, Ebonyi State University, October 2004 to October 2009.

    (viii)      Sabbatical Senior Lecturer, Enugu State University of Science and Technology , January to December 2009.

    (ix)           Associate Professor, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, October 2009 to September 2012.

    (x)              Professor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike, October 2012 to date.

     

    5.       ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES

    (i)                Training Manager, Allenia Computer Center, Suleja, Niger State, November 1992 to October 1993

    (ii)             Head of Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, February 1999 to July 1999

    (iii)           Head of Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, Sept.2001 to August 2002

    (iv)           Chief Consultant, Green Light Computers Ltd, Abakaliki, 1999 to 2003

    (v)              Head of Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, August 2002 to July 2003

    (vi)           Head of Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, July 2003 to December 2003

    (vii)         Senate Representative, University Time Table Committee, 2002 to 2003

    (viii)      Board Member on Information and Communication Technology (ICT Board Member), 2003 to 2013.

    (ix)           Member, Senate Committee on Ebonyi State University Result Database and Computerization, 2007 to 2013.

    (x)              Acting Coordinator, PG Programme, CSC Department, Ebonyi State University, 2004 to 2007

    (xi)           Chief Consultant, Ebonyi State University Pre-Degree Result Processing System, 2002 to 2005.

    (xii)         External Assessor for promotion of Senior and Principal Lecturers at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, April 24, 2006.

    (xiii)      External Examiner for ND and HND programmes of Computer Science Department, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, 2006/2007 session.

    (xiv)       Head of Department of Computer Science, Ebonyi State University, August 2007 to March 2009.

    (xv)         External Examiner for Graduate Studies, Computer Science Department, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, 2008/2009 session.

    (xvi)       External Assessor for promotion of Principal Lecturers to Chief Lecturers at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, April 2010.

    (xvii)    External Examiner for Graduate Studies, Computer Science Department, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, 2009/2010 session.

    (xviii)  External Assessor for promotion of Senior Lecturers to Principal Lecturers at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, March 2011.

    (xix)       External Examiner for Undergraduate Programme, Computer Science Department, Madonna University, Ellele, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, 2015/2016 session.

    (xx)         External Examiner for Undergraduate Programme, Computer Science Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Nigeria, 2015/2016 session.

    (xxi)       Member/Secretary, Accreditation Committee, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxii)    Member, Committee of Deans and Directors, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxiii)  Member, Work and Study Programmes (WASP) Board, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxiv)  Member, Management Committee, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxv)     Member, Post-Graduate Board, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxvi)  Director, Academic Planning, Ebonyi State University, August 2012 to July 2013.

    (xxvii)            Head of Department of Computer Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, September 2014 to April 2016.

    (xxviii)         Permanent Senate Member, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, October 2012 to date.

    (xxix)   Member, Professorial Appraisal Committee, Michael Okpara University  of Agriculture, January 2015 to date.

    (xxx)     External Assessor for promotion of Senior Academics to Professors, University of Abuja, FCT, Nigeria, April 2016.

    (xxxi)  External Assessor for promotion of Senior Lecturers to Principal Lecturers at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, May 2016.

    (xxxii)             External Assessor for promotion of Senior Academics to Professors, SALEM University, Kogi State, Nigeria, September 2016.

    (xxxiii)         External Assessor for promotion of Senior Academics to Professors, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, October 2016.

    (xxxiv)           Dean, College of Physical and Applied Sciences (COLPAS), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, April 2016 to date.

     

     

    6.       PUBLICATIONS

    (a)       Conference Papers:

    1.         B.C.E. Mbam (1998): “Data Processing Via Computer Programs: A Practical Approach”, Computer Association of Nigeria Conference Series, Vol. 9, pp 65-72.

    2.         B.C.E. Mbam (1999): “Design and Programming of Internet Web Sites”, Computer Association of Nigeria Conference Series, Vol. 10, pp 67 - 74.

    3.         Ezeano Victoria N., Okoye C. I. and Mbam B. C. E. (2008): Indigenous Software Development:- An Imperative to Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Developing Countries. International Conference on Research and Development, Accra Ghana. Vol 1, Number 1, Nov. 2008, pp. 35 – 42.

     4.        B. C. E. Mbam and R. U. Alo (2008): Modeling a Strategic Management Information System (MIS) for Corporate Bodies. International Conference on Research and Development, Accra Ghana. Vol 1, Number 1, Nov. 2008.

    5.         B. C. E. Mbam and Onu F. U. (2009): Critical Review of ICT-Based Electronic Village Halls for Rural Communities. AICTTRA Conference Proceedings, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Pp 98-107.

     

    (b)       Journal Papers:

    6.         B.C.E. Mbam (2000): “The Role of Computer in Modern Auditing in Banks: A Focus for the Next Millennium”, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Bi-Annual Economic Review Journal.

    7.         B.C.E. Mbam (2000): “Computer Crimes and Computerization Problems in Banking Industries in Developing Countries”, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Bi-Annual Economic Review Journal.

    8.         B. C. E. Mbam (2005): “Analysis of Computer Software Concepts, Applications, Development and Program Structures”, Journal of Information, Computing and Communication Technologies (JICCOTECH), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Maiden Edition, pp 33 – 41.

    9.         B.C.E. Mbam, Ekwe Anold, and Ituma C. (2005): “Simulation and Game Decision Models:- Concepts and Practicals”, Journal of Information, Computing and Communication Technologies (JICCOTECH), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Maiden Edition, pp 13 – 20.

    10.       B. C. E. Mbam and F. U. Onu (2005): “Application of Random Number Generation Techniques”, Journal of Science and Technology Research, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, Vol 4, No 3, pp 30 – 35.

    11.       B. C. E. Mbam (2006): “Computers, Modern Auditing and Financial Institutions in Nigeria”, Nigerian Journal of Management and Social Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Vol 1, Number 2, pp 142 – 145.

    12.       B. C. E. Mbam (2006): “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Communication Profession”, International Journal of Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Number 5, pp 60 – 68.

    13.       B. C. E. Mbam (2006): “Application of Computer Data Analysis Tools to Agriculture”, Journal of Agriculture, Food Technology and Environment, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, Vol 6, pp 1 – 7.

    14.       B. C. E. Mbam and Ezekiel Ezeora (2006): “Internet Services in Nigeria:- The Journey So Far”, Journal of Information, Computing and Communication Technologies (JICCOTECH), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Issue 1, Vol 2, pp 29 – 33.

    15.       F. U. Onu and B. C. E. Mbam (2006): “Review of Chronological Development of Microprocessors”, Journal of Information, Computing and Communication Technologies (JICCOTECH), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Issue 1, Vol 2, pp 11 – 19.

    16.       B. C. E. Mbam (2006): “Computer Data Structures and Storage Techniques”, Journal of Information, Computing and Communication Technologies (JICCOTECH), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Vol 2, No 2, pp 29-37.

    17.       B. C. E. Mbam and J. S. Igwe (2010): “Expert System and Software Engineering:- A Tool for Modern Technology”, New Era Research Journal of Engineering, Science and Technolgy, Vol 3, No 1 & 2, pp 18-32.

    18.       B. C. E. Mbam and R.U. Alo (2010): “Modeling a Strategic Management Information System (MIS) for Corporate Bodies”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciencs, Vol 3, Number 1, Nov. 2010, pp 82-88.

    19.       B. C. E. Mbam, Agwu Chukwuemeka O & Okechukwu Oliver (2011): “A Critical Review of Design Pattern in the Development of Object Oriented Software Design”, Research Journal of Human, Educational and Sustainable Development, Vol.4, Nos 3 & 4, pp 38 – 47.

    20.       B. C. E. Mbam (2011): “Practical Applications of Boolean Logic Functions”, International Journal of Physical Science, Vol. 3, Number 2, pp 78 – 84.

    21.       B. C. E. Mbam, Okechukwu Oliver & Agwu Chukwuemeka O (2011): “Object Oriented Software Development Application Framework:- The Future Core Leading-Edge Software Technology”, Research Journal of Human, Educational and Sustainable Development, Vol.4, Nos 3 & 4, pp 55 – 62.

    22.       Ezeano Nnaemeka A., Ezeano Victoria & B. C. E. Mbam (2012): “A Critical Analysis of Computer Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving System”, International Journal of Advancement in Physical Science, Vol 4, number 2, pp 87-95.

    23.       J. S. Igwe and B. C. E. Mbam (2012): “Application of Expert System in Diagnosis of Animal Diseases”, International Journal of Innovations in Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 4, Number 1, pp 61 – 72.

    24.       Ele B. I. and Mbam B. C. E. (2013): “A Comparative Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems”, African Journal of Physical Sciences, Volume 6, Number 2, pp 96 – 104.

    25.       B. C. E. Mbam and D. O. Egete (2013): “Traffic Simulation for Mixed Traffic Systems”, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 19, pp 65 – 71.

    26.       B. C. E. Mbam & Igboji Kingsley O (2013): “Enhancing Co-operative Loan Scheme Through Automated Loan Management System”, West African Journal of Industrial & Academic Research, Vol. 6, No 1, pp 116 - 123.

    27.       Ele B. I. and Mbam B. C. E. (2013): “The Enhancement of Scientific Computing Through the Application of Object-Oriented Programming”,  African Journal of Physical Sciences, Volume 6, Number 3, pp 60 – 66.

    28.       Mbam B. C. E. and Odachi G. N. (2014): “Modeling of Web-Based Virtual University Administration for Nigeria Universities”, AFRREV STECH, An International Journalof Science and Technology, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia; Vol. 3, Number 2, S/No 7 May 2014, pp 86 – 107; indexed and linked in AJOL, ARRONET. 

    29.       Mbam B. C. E. and Odachi G. N. (2014): “Web-Based Virtual Transcript Processing and Transfer for Nigeria universities”, IOSR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering (IOSR-JECE); Vol. 9, Number 4, Ver. I, July-Aug. 2014, pp 15 – 20.

    30.       Umoh E. E. and Mbam B. C. E. (2014): “Enhancing Image Retrieval System Using Content Based Search Criteria”, West African Journal of Industrial & Academic Research, Vol. 10, No 1, pp 17 - 23.

    31.       B. C. E. Mbam and J. S. Igwe (2014): “The Applications of Object-Oriented Progra in Inference Mechanism”, Journal of Research in Physical Sciences, Vol. 10, Number 1, pp 86 – 94.

     

     

     (c)      Text Books:

    32.       B.C.E. Mbam: Teach Yourself FORTRAN 77, Our Saviour  Press Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria, 1996.

    33.       B.C.E. Mbam: Elements of BASIC Programming, Our Saviour  Press Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria, 1997.

    34.       B.C.E. Mbam: Computer Literacy and Operations, Green Light Computers Ltd, Abakaliki, Nigeria, 2000.

    35.       B.C.E. Mbam: Teach Yourself Assembly Language, Our Saviour  Press Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria, 2001.

    36.       B.C.E. Mbam: Information Technology and Management Information Systems, Our Saviour  Press Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria, 2002.

    37.       B.C.E. Mbam: Computer Applications, Our Saviour  Press Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria, 2003.

    38.       B.C.E. Mbam: Internet Made Easy, CopyCraft International Company, 39 Water works Rd, Abakaliki  Nigeria, 2009.

    39.       B.C.E. Mbam: Essentials of Data Structures, CopyCraft International Company, 39 Water Works Road, Abakaliki  Nigeria, 2010.

     

     (d)    Editorship:

    40.       B. C. E. Mbam (2007): Fundamentals of Computer and Information Technology, CopyCraft International Company, 39 Water works Road, Abakaliki  Nigeria.

      

    7.       Ph.D. RESEARCH WORKS SUPERVISED

    a.      Onu, Uchenna Fergus (2011): A Model of e-Governance Portal System for a State Administration in Nigeria, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2005/01559.

    b.      Egbono, Fubra (2011): A Model Distributed Database network for Enhanced Governance of the Niger Delta Region, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2005/01562.

    c.      Ugah, John Otozi (2012): Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Learning Enhancement in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2006/02144.

    d.      Ezeano, Alexander Nnaemeka (2014): Analytical Model for Computer Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving System, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2007/02818.

    e.      Odachi, G. N. (2014): Modeling of a Web-Based Virtual University Administration, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2007/02822.

    f.       Umoh, Enoima Essien (2015): Modeling a Multimedia Retrieval System, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2009/04178.

    g.      Egete, David Oboboho (2015): Fuzzy Logic Based Intelligent Traffic Light Control Systems, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2009/04179.

    h.      Igbo, Ele Bassey (2015): A model of Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Local Area Networks, EBSU/PG/Ph.D./2009/04180.

    i.        Emewu Benedict Mbanefo (2016): Real Time Car Theft Reporting and Demobilizing System, EBSU/PG/Ph.D/2009/04217.

      

    8.         WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND MEETINGS ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED

    1.         Attended capacity building workshop on “Campus Networking Components” held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, October 6 to October 17, 1997.

    2.         Participated in training workshop on “Internet:- The Information Superhighway” held at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, 16th to 18th October, 2002. Paper presented: Design and Implementation of Internet Web Sites.

    3.         Attended “Y2K Workshop” organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology at Eagle Royal Hotel, Abakaliki, Nigeria, 1999.    Paper presented: Your Computer and the Y2K Problem: The Millennium Bug.

    4.         Participated in “1st Regional Conference and Seminar of the South East States Government Approved Private Schools Owners Association of Nigeria”, held at Awka, Anambra, Nigeria, 21st to 22nd June, 2001. Paper presented: Computer Literacy in the School System.

    5.         Attended the “Orientation Workshop for Local Government Education Authority Secretaries”, 18th to 19th September 2003.   Paper presented:  Management Information Systems (MIS) with Regards to current Policy Issues in Local Government Education System of Ebonyi State.

    6.         Contributed article titled “The Importance of Education in Development (A Case of Izzi Clan)”, published in Equity Voice Magazine, 2003, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 7 - 8.

    7.         Attended “General Mass Return and Assembly of Amachi Progressive Union”, August 24, 2002. Paper presented: The Role of Education in Community Development (A case of Amachi Community)

    8.         Attended “The 4th Information & Technology Capacity Building Programme (CBP)”, July 11th – 29th, 2005 at Nnewi Campus of UNIZIK.

    9.         Attended “Advanced Digital Appreciation Program-Tertiary (ADAPT) Training”, September 18th – 22nd, 2006 at Federal Poly, Nekede.

    10.       Attended AICTTRA 2008 at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Ogun State, Nigeria.

    11.       Attended Train-The-Trainer Programme for Universities on Java, MySQL and IT Essentials, March 5th – 11th, 2011, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

    12.       Attended stakeholders’ Validation Workshop for Mainstreaming Human Development Studies (HDS) in Nigeria Universities Curricula, 15th – 17th August, 2012 at National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, Nigeria.

    13.       Attended TetFund Capacity Building Workshop on the Development of 5-Year Strategic Plan and 2-Year Operational Plan for Benefitting Institutions, 11th – 12th December, 2012 at City Global Hotels Ltd, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

     14.      Attended NUC Workshop on Nigeria Universities Management Portal (NUSMAP), 9th – 12th April, 2013 at University of Calabar (UniCal), Cross River, Nigeria.

    15.       Attended 2-Day Training on Public Procurement for Management Staff of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 26th and 27th September, 2014 at Pius Anyim Auditorium, MOUAU, Nigeria.

    16.       Attended Leadership Workshop for Staff of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, by Education Guill, U.S.A., 24th – 26th February, 2015 at at Pius Anyim Auditorium, MOUAU, Nigeria.

     

    9.       ACADEMIC AND HONORARY AWARDS

    (a)       Best Behaved students in Abakaliki High School, Anambra State, 1986.

    (b)       Best Graduating student in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, 1992.

    (c)       Certificate of Merit (NUESA Award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology branch), 1992.

    (d)       Best Corper of the year in Suleja L.G.A., Niger State, 1993.

    (e)       Certificate of Merit (ACOMPSE Award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology), 1996.

    (f)        Best Lecturer of the Year (NUESA Award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology branch), 1997.

    (g)       Excellence Award (ACOMPSE Award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology), 1998.

    (h)       Merit Award Certificate (ACOMPSE Award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology), 2000

    (i)        Best Lecturer of the Year (NACOSS Award, Ebonyi State University), 2005

    (j)        Ochuoha of Faith, Christ the King Parish, Amachi, August 2007

    (k)       Excellent Service to Humanity Award by Izzi Staff Welfare Association, Ebony State University, Abakaliki, December 2012.

    (l)        Distinguished Leadership in National Development Gold Award (DLINGA) by Corporate & Media Africa Communications Ltd., July 2013.

    (m)      Friends of the Sons (FOS), Mary Mother of Mercy, SMMM, Umuahia, Abia State, July 2014.

    (n        Fellow, Certified Public Administrator (FCPA) of England & Wales by Agency for Good Good Governance & Social Development (AGGSODEV),  March 2014.

    (o)       Fellow, Certified Professional Managers (FCPM) by Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Nigeria, July 2014.

     

    10.     COMMUNITY SERVICES

    (i)        Chairman, Izzi Staff Welfare Association, Ebonyi State University Chapter, 2004 to 2008.

    (ii)       National President, Amachi Progressive Union, 2002 to 2004.

    (iii)     Vice-President, Izzi Equity Circle, Ebonyi State, 2001 to 2004.

    (iv)      Chairman, Amachi Progressive Union, Abakaliki Branch 2004 to 2008.

    (v)       Chairman, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Izzilokwo Primary School,

                Amachi Development Centre,  Abakaliki, 2005 to 2009.

    (vi)      Member, Stakeholders, Amachi Development Centre, Abakaliki, 2006 to date.

     

     

     

    History of the Department

    At the commencement of academic programmes in 1994/1995, at Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; Computer Science programme was one of the four units that make up the department of physical science. In 1999, computer science, though as a unit in the department of physical sciences admitted her first intake of students.

    Since then, the student enrolment in the computer science programme had continued to grow with current intake of about 180 students in 2011/2012 session. Such a growth in students’ enrolment requires a corresponding growth in facilities and staff, and indeed, the need to demerge the then department of Physical Sciences. Hence, at the beginning of 2004/2005 session, physics unit was demerged from the physical sciences department, leaving computer science, mathematics and statistics as the department of mathematics/statistics/computer science. However, each of these remaining three units was awarding degrees in their respective programmes under the umbrella of department of mathematics/statistics/computer science; and providing service courses to other students of the university.

    In November 2007, computer science programme was accredited, though still under the umbrella of department of Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science. Our first student`s intake graduated in 2002/2003 session and since then we have been graduating students in subsequent sessions with 51 graduating students in 2010/2011.

    Sequel to the increasing number of students’ intake in mathematics, statistics and computer science programmes, growth in staff and facilities as well as growth in number of service courses, the senate in her wisdom, saw the need to demerge computer science from mathematics/ statistics/ computer science, with effect from 2011/2012 session. Hence computer science becomes autonomous department with effect from 2011/2012.

    Mission

    To provide highly quality practical training to students to become professionally competent and confident persons capable of self-employment to develop environment friendly and people sensitive technologies and to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other interventions. By so doing, the Nigerian people and the entire world are being served.

    Vision

    The vision of the University is to be the foremost Institution for producing highly rated graduates in Agriculture, Science and Technology and to be a vehicle for the primary goals of the National Agricultural Policy of self-sufficiency in food and fiber production. The University aims to provide knowledge through which food and security will be assured, in line with the University`s motto: “Knowledge, Food and Security”.

    Philosophy of the Department

    The current global trend in information technology has properly aligned the computer scientist towards more advanced applications of the computer and electronic systems via a vis telecommunications, control, power, Information technology etc.

    The course is intended to expose the student to the basic architecture of intelligent systems. A graduate of this program should be able to comfortably recommend and apply off the shelf solutions to social, industrial, economic, scientific and even engineering problems. In addition, the graduate should be in a position to plan, design and execute programs tailored towards solutions of such problems.

    A graduate of this programme should be able to carry out low level maintenance and installation of the computer system so as to continue with its application without the need to unnecessarily wait for the computer engineer. More so, the graduate should have knowledge of entrepreneurial and management principle upon which professional careers can be built.

    Finally it is intended that his programme inculcates in the graduate the techniques that are necessary to be advance with the attendant rapid growth of the technology.

    Objective of the Department

    The aims and objectives of the department are specifically:

  • To produce graduates that are highly creative, innovative and competent enough to be self-employed in the field of computing, software engineering, information technology and related disciplines or in the least be immediately employable.

  • To develop graduates with requisite skills and knowledge to meet the demands of rapidly advancing and challenging field of computing and IT.

  • To produce graduates with computing and IT skills geared towards industry and global competitiveness.

  • To develop graduate to pursue careers in wide range of professions including : Software Engineering, Web Design, Software Project Management, System Administration and computational sciences, that would foster the realization of the vision 20:2020 and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • To provide basic knowledge and practical skills in computer science and the field of computer science and Information/ Communication Technology.

  • To produce graduate who can maintain, service and install computational equipment/software.

  • To produce students for graduate and professional studies
  • List of Academic Staffs

    List of non-Academic Staffs

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    History of the Department

    The Department of Statistics started as a unit in the Department of Physical Sciences in 1994. During the 1994/95 academic session, Statistics unit provided service courses to other departments and colleges. In 1995 Senate of MOUAU approved the introduction of degree programmes in Statistics in the Department of Physical Sciences. Consequently, the first intake of 10 students into Statistics degree programme was made in 1995. At the beginning of 2004/2005 session, the Department of Physical Sciences was split into Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

    In 2011, Senate of MOUAU approved the demerging of Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science into Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Computer Science. And finally, in March 2012, Senate of MOUAU in its wisdom approved the splitting of Department of Mathematics and Statistics into Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics. In the 2013/2014 session the population of Statistics students was 276 while in the 2014/2015 session it was 352. As at August 2016, the student enrolment was 367.

    Mission

    The mission of Department of Statistics is to contribute to the overall objectives of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,through provision of sound foundation through education and research in Statistical sciences.

    Philosophy of the Department

    The philosophy of the statistics programme is to contribute to scientific and technical development of Nigeria by producing scientists equipped with sound theoretical as well as practical knowledge of statistics. This philosophy is consistent with the overall philosophy of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture which sets out to achieve an integral Manpower development through teaching, research and extension, to enable the individual acquire and transmit practical and applied agricultural and scientific knowledge and skills that will empower the individual to face the challenges of national development.

    Objective of the Department

    The aims and objectives of the Bachelor Honours Degree Programmes in Statistics are:


  • To instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for statistics, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

  • To provide students a broad and balanced foundation in statistics knowledge and practical skill in statistics and computer science.

  • To develop in students the ability to apply their statistical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in statistics.

  • To develop in students, through an education in statistics, a range of transferable skills of values in statistics related and non-statistics related employment.

  • To provide students with knowledge and skills from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of statistics or multi-disciplinary areas involving statistics.

  • To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of statistics in industrial planning, economic planning, environmental and social planning.
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    History of the Department

    The Department of Geology of MOUAU started in 2015/2016 academic session. It was the 6th Department in College of Physical and Applied Sciences (COLPAS), MOUAU after the establishment of five (5) other Departments in the college.

    Geology at MOUAU started with fifteen (15) academic staff (3 professors, 2 senior lecturers, 1 lecturer I, 1 lecturer II, 6 assistant lecturers and 2 graduate assistants); 3 academic technologists and 3 administrative staff. The first students admitted into the Department of Geology were 78 in number and the pioneer HOD was Prof. M.N. Nnabuchi.

    Mission

    The mission of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria is to provide high quality, practical training to students to become professionally competent and confident persons, capable of self-employment and to develop environment-friendly and people-sensitive technologies in order to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other interventions. By so doing, the Nigerian people and the entire world are being served.

    Philosophy of the Department

    The philosophy of geology is concerned with the scope, structure, and content of scientific information regarding the earth and the world at large and its resources with the methods employed in acquiring such information.

    Objective of the Department

    The department of Geology offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) programme in Geology and is dedicated to excellence in research in geosciences. The focus of the educational programme in Geology is to enable the student acquire the skills relevant to the ever increasing Earth resources industry and ancillary services.

    The objectives are:
  • Producing graduates that are expected to gain expertise in a wide range of geological, environmental and mining activities.

  • Providing the students with broad and balanced foundation of geological knowledge and practical skills and developing in students the ability to apply their geological knowledge and skill to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in geology.

  • Providing the students with the knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of geology or multi-disciplinary areas involving geology.

  • Training of geoscientists who will have broad knowledge of the geological sciences to enable them understand the various processes (past and present) operating within the earth interior, its surface, its entire environment and the effects of such processes on the overall human activities including cultural, social, economic and political.

  • Produce competent explorationists of natural resources and environmentalists as well as those that will pursue further degrees in specialized areas of geological sciences such as Applied Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Petroleum Geology, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Paleontology etc
  • Admission Requirement

    The requirements for admission into the Department are five (5) Ordinary Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology or Agriculture passed at not more than two (2) sittings.

    The UME subjects are English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

    Direct Entry Requirments

    i. HSC/GCE A/Level passes in Mathematics, Physics Chemistry ii. Holders of OND and HND with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant disciplines in addition to the undergraduate requirements above.

    Minimum Graduation Requirment

    It is expected that for a student to graduate from this programme with a B.Sc. degree in Geology, he/she should have taken and passed the prescribed courses of 164 units.

    Programme Structure

    The B.Sc. degree programme in Geology is expected to be completed within 4 years. But for a weak student it may take him or her a longer period to complete and pass all the prescribed courses.

    Carrier Opportunities

    Geology Graduates have many job opportunities. Geologists can work in oil prospecting companies, the Geological Survey of Nigeria, Federal/State ministries of works and housing, Water co-operation/Boards, National Electric power Authority(NEPA),Road construction companies, Oceanography Departments, Metrology Departments, Mining Companies, Refuge disposal companies, Tourism Industry and Institutions.

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