PROF. B.C.E. MBAM

PROF. B.C.E. MBAM

Name
PROF. B.C.E. MBAM

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.