NKAA, FRANCIS AGODICHI

NKAA, FRANCIS AGODICHI

LECTURER

Biography

NAME:                                  NKAA, FRANCIS AGODICHI    

PLACE OF BIRTH: ARO-ISINKPU OKPOROENYI

PRESENT POSTAL

 

ADDRESS: Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, College of Natural

Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

e-MAIL ADDRESS:         fa.nkaa@mouau.edu.ng
 

NATIONALITY:NIGERIAN

MARITAL STATUS:  MARRIED

NAME OF SPOUSE: NKAA, LYLIAN CHIDINMA

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Three [Chukwuma E. Nkaa, EnyiJesus A. Nkaa and

Udochukwu, S. Nkaa]

NEXT OF KIN:                             NKAA, LYLIAN CHIDINMA

B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

         (1)       SCHOOLS ATTENDED (with Dates)

Central School Okporoenyi                                      1978-1984

Secondary Grammar School Bende                        1984-1990

Abia State University, Uturu                                       1993-1998

Abia State University, Uturu                                        2001-2005

MichaelOkpara University of Agriculture, Umudike    2006-2014

 

(2)      QUALIFICATIONS (with Dates)

First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)                                  1984

Junior School Certificate (JSCE)                                             1987

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)                1993

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)                                                   1998

National Youth Service Corps Certificate (NYSC)                   2000

Master of Science (M. Sc.)                                                      2005

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)                                                   2015

(3) Certificate Courses:

                                                                                                  

1.      Mandatory ICT Training Programme at MOUAU Afri-Hub  2008

2.      Split site Ph.D Research Study at Donald Danforth Plant

Science Center, St. Louis Missouri, USA                                    2011 - 2012

 (C)WORK EXPERIENCE:

1. Previous Work Experience outside MOUAU:

a. National Youth Service at Govt. Girls' College Damaturu       1999-2000

b. Teaching at Govt. Girls' Science School DapchiYobe State   2000

c. Teaching& Research at Abia State University, Uturu              2000-2007

 2. Work Experience in MOUAU:

a. Teaching and Research at Michael Okpara University

of Agriculture, Umudike                                                              2007- Date

b. Member, College of Natural and Applied Sciences Board now

College of Natural Sciences Board                                            2007-Date

c. Exam Officer, Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology 2012/13 – Date

d. COLNAS Rep. to CNREM                                                      2012/13 – Date

e. COLNAS Rep. to Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies            2012/13 - Date

 3. Position held and CurrentSalary:CONUAS 4 Step 2

 (D) Hobbies and Extra Curricular Activities           

Football, Swimming, Table Tennis, Fellowshipping and Reading.

 (E)  Membership of Committees / Bodies:

1. Member, Christian Men Organization (CMO), St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy MOUA, Umudike.

2. Chairman, Welfare Committee, CMO St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy, MOUA, Umudike.

3. Member, Committee on capacity building and development, Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology.

 (F)Membership of Outside Bodies/Committee

  1. Member Building Committee St. Augustine’s Catholic Centre ABSU
  2. Member Project Committee ABSU National Alumni Association.

 (G)  Membership of Professional Bodies:

1. Member Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON)

2. Member Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN)

 (H) Publications:

 Nwankwo, A.A. and Nkaa, F.A. (2001). Possible Effect of CyanogenicGlucoside of Cassava on the Foetal Liver using Wister Rats. Jour. of Health and Visual Sciences Vol.3:139-146.

Nkaa, F. A., Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onyike, N.B. (2007). Effect of Differential Irrigation on Physical and Histochemical Properties of Kenaf(Hibiscus cannabinusL.) grown in the field in Eastern Nigeria. African Jour. Of Agricultural Research Vol.2 (6): 252 -260.

Nkaa, F.A., Agiriga, N.P., Onyike, N.B., Ogbonnaya, C.I., Okeke, C.U. and Ezeibekwe, I.O. (2007). Effects of seed size on germination and seedling vigor of bush mango (IrvingiawomboluHaris). Jour. of Applied Sciences Vol.10 (4):7520-7529

Nkaa, F. A., Ogbonnaya, C.I. and Onyike, N.B. (2010). Growth performance of three Kenaf varieties grown under water stress in Eastern Nigeria. The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 4(SI1) 95-101.

 Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N.J., Fauquet, C. and Mbanaso, E.N.A. (2013).Elimination of Africa Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV) and East African Cassava Mosaic Virus (EACMV) from cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) cv. “Nwugo” via somatic embryogenesis. American Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences 3(2): 33-40.

 Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N.J., Fauquet, C. and Mbanaso, E.N.A. (2013). Elimination of  East African Cassava Mosaic Virus (EACMV) through somatic embryogenesis. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 15(1): 58-68.

 Nkaa, F.A., Nwokeocha, O.W. and Ihuoma, O. (2014).Effects of Phosphorus fertilizer on growth and yield of cowpea (Vignaunguiculata). IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 9(5):74-82.

 Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N.J., Fauquet, C. and Egesi, C.N. (2015).Evaluation of ten elite Nigerian cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) cultivars for somatic embryogenesis and regeneration potentials. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology 2(2): 133- 143.

Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E.,  Afuape, S.O., Okwuonu, I.C., Kahya, S.S. and Taylor, N.J. (2015). Evaluation of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of two Nigerian cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) cultivars TME 419 and “Okwuoto”. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology 4(2): 1 – 10.

 Afuape, S.O., Egesi, C.N., Kahya, S.S., Umezurumba, I.C. and Nkaa, F.A. (2014). Growth differential of cassava cultivars in the production of cassava organized embryogenic structure (OES) for cassava transformation. 38th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria, Edo 2014; pp. 198 -203.

Nkaa, F.A., Nwokeocha, O.W., Omodamiro, O. D and Okoro, N.P. (2015).Studies on Phytochemicals and Antimicrobial Potentials of Parts of Hog Plum (Spondiasmombin L.). European Journal of Medicinal Plants (In press).

 CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONS IN PUBLISHED TEXT BOOKS

 Nkaa, F. A. and Umeham, S. N. (2001). Ecological Succession in: Readings in Ecology. Umeham, S. N. and Onyeagba, R. A. (Eds.) Crystal Publishers.

Nkaa, F. A., Etusim, P.E. and Umeham, S. N. (2004).Reproduction in Plants and Animals. In: New College Biology Vol. 1. Umeham, S. N., Nduka. F.O., Elekwa, I., and Onwuchekwa, E. C. (eds.) Whytem Publishers Nigeria.

Nkaa, F. A., Umeham, S. N. (2005). Ecological Adaptations of Plants. In: New College Biology Vol. 2. Umeham, S. N., Nduka, F. O., Elekwa, I., Ezumah, B. S., Okeke, C. U. and Onwuchekwa, E. C. (Eds.) Silver Press.

Okeke, C. U., Okeke. S. E. and Nkaa, F. A. (2001). Plants for Drugs: Development of Medicine In: Modern Text in History & Philosophy of Science. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onyike, N.B. (Eds.) Crystal Publishers.

Ogbonnaya, C. I., Mbakwe, R. and Nkaa. F. A. (2001). The Forest: Its Roles, Products and Exploitation. In: Modern Text in History & Philosophy of Science. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onyike, N. B. (Eds.) Crystal Publishers.

 (I)  Conferences / Workshops /Seminars Attended:

 1.      Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N.J., Fauquet, C. and Mbanaso, E.N.A. (2013). Elimination of Africa Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV) and East African Cassava Mosaic Virus (EACMV) from cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) cv. “Nwugo” via somatic embryogenesis. A paper presented at 26th Annual International Conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held at National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, Nigeria.

 2.      Nkaa, F.A., Ene-Obong, E.E., Taylor, N.J., Fauquet, C. and Egesi, C.N. (2014). Evaluation of ten elite Nigerian cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) cultivars for somatic embryogenesis and regeneration potentials. A paper accepted for presentation at 37th Annual Conference of Genetic Society of Nigeria held at Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

 3.      Workshop on Capacity Development in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology organized by the Centre from 15th – 19th June, 2015.

 4.      Ph.D research study on cassava transformation at the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB), Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis Missouri USA. July 2011 – July 2012.

 5.      Workshop on Electronic Information    Management of Web based Resources   Held at EnitonaHotels,AbaAbia State 12th-13th Sept., 2003.

 6.      Workshop on Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Programme, held at Abia State University,UturuMay, 31st - June 18th2004.

 7.              Workshop on CTA/ABSU Sub Reginal Training Workshop "Analysing the Agricultural       Science, Technology and Innovation Systems (ASTI)Held at Damgrete Hotel, UmuahiaAbia State8th - 12th Aug., 2005.

 8.      Workshop on Advanced Digital Appreciation Program-Tertiary (ADAPT) Training held in Uniport, Port-Harcourt Rivers State   4th -8th   June, 2007.

 9.      Workshop on CTA/ABSU Training of Trainers (ToT)  On Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI)  Systems held in Lagos   8th – 12th Oct., 2007

 10.  Nkaa, F.A, Ogbonnaya, C.I. and Onyike, N.B. (2004). Differential irrigation, Growth, Yield and Fibre Quality Relationships in kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.). A paper presented at the 13th Annual conference of the Botanical society ofNigeria held at ATBU Bauchi.

 (J)        REFEREES

 (1)   Prof. Osuagwu, G.E.C.

Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology,

College of Natural Sciences

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

Umudike.

 (2)   Prof. R.O. Mejeha

Department of Agricultural Economics

College of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike

 (3)   Rev. Fr. Prof. Mike Ukah

Chaplain, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike