PROF OKWULEHIE IKECHUKWUKA CYRIACUS

 PROF OKWULEHIE  IKECHUKWUKA CYRIACUS

PROFESSOR

Biography

A.   PERSONAL DATA:

NAME:                                               Prof. Okwulehie Ikechukwuka Cyriacus

NATIONALITY:                                  Nigerian

 

MARITAL STATUS:                           Married

NAME OF SPOUSE:                         Philomena Uloma Ikechukwuka Okwulehie

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:                Five,

NEXT OF KIN:                                    Philomena Uloma and

                                                              Gavin C. Ikechukwuka.

DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF DUTY:    2nd February 1999.

IN MOUA, UMUDIKE

STATUS ON 1st APPOINTMENT:          Lecturer II

PRESENT STATUS:                              Professor

DATE OF LAST PROMOTION:            October 1, 2012.

DATE OF CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT:   21st APRIL, 1995.

PRESENT SALARY:                                         CONUASS 7/2

STATE OF ORIGIN:                           Imo

LOCAL GOVT. OF ORIGIN:            Obowo

RELIGION:                                          Christianity (Roman Catholic)

CURRENT ADDRESS:                       Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

E-mail ADDRESS:                               phylyke@yahoo.com

DEPARTMENT/UNIT                        Plant Science and Biotechnology

 

B.   EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED (WITH DATES)

St. Peters Primary School Ikenanzizi, Obowo,                                      1972.

Madonna (boys) High School, Ihitte,                                                       1976.

University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria,                            1981.

Ahmadu Bello Universit, Zaria, Nigeria,                                                  1985

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,                            2009.

 

2.  ACADEMIC/ PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION, (WITH DATES):

First School Leaving Certificate                                                               1972

West African School Certificate                                                                1976

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.)                                                           1981

Master of Science (M.Sc.)                                                                         1985

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)                                                                     2009

 

3.  CERTIFICATE COURSES:

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E.): Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1987

 

Computer Proficiency:

Proficient in Microsoft word, Microsoft Power point, Microsoft Access and Internet Browsing

 

C.    WORKING EXPERIENCE:

1.   PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE MOUAU:

 

Youth Service: Emo-Eni Secondary School Ellu, Delta State, 1982       .

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1987

Lecturer, College of agriculture Umuagwo, Imo, State, 1995-1999

 

2.    WORK EXPERIENCE IN MOUAU:

Lecturer, Michael Okpara (Federal) University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. 1999 Till Date

3. TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

(i) At Undergraduate Level

I have taught the following courses

General Genetics, Seedless Plants, Principles and Resources of Biotechnology, Comparative Anatomy of Seed Plants, Plant Nematology,  Biotechnological Plant Products, Population Ecology, Development and Conservation of Natural Resources, Mycology,  Cytogenetics of Plants, Developmental Cell Biology, Nigerian Vegetation, Plant pathology, Plant Virology/Field and Storage Diseases of Crops, Bioremediation, Mushroom Production and Environmental Biotechnology 

(ii). At Post-graduate Level

Mycophysiology, Techniques in Mycology, Mushroom Culture, Fungal Parasitism, Advanced Mushroom Culture, Industrial Mycology, Storage Mycology, and Medical Mycology, Fungal Association, Myxomycota, Advanced Fungal Parasitism, Selected Topics in Fungal Biotechnology.

Researches

(i)    In progress

Cultivation of Mushrooms on log-woods of different indigenous Trees,

Exploitation of Andropogon straw supplemented with various Agro-wastes in the cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus and P. Pulmonarius Mushrooms.

(ii)  Completed

Cultivation, Proximate, Phytochemical, Mineral, Vitamins, and Heavy Metal, composition, of Different Edible and poisonous Mushrooms and Plants of Medicinal and Economic importance.

(iii)        Project, Thesis and Dissertation,

(a). Morphological and Cytological Studies of Different Species of Cochorus

(b). Physiological Studies of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) due to Infection by Macrophomina phaseoli Maub. Ashby

(c).   Use of Some Grass Straws in the Cultivation of Edible Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus var florida EGER.

Higher Institution Teaching/ Research Experience

1.     Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 1985 as Part time Lecturer

2.     Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo,

1st April, 1995 to 1st February, 1999

3.     Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2nd February, 1999 to date as Senior Lecturer

3.       ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE/ COMMITTEE WORK AND GENERAL CONTRIBUTION:

·        Acting Head of Department of Botany (On relieve Duty)

·        Ag. Head of Department Plant Science and Biotechnology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS), Michael Okpara (Federal) University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. July, 2011- June, 20th, 2013.

·        Ag. Head of Department Plant Science and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS), Michael Okpara (Federal) University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, June, 21st 2013- date

D.       MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/BODIES:

·        Institution’s SIWES Coordinator (M.O.C.A) Umuagwo, Imo State. 1996-19

·        Head Oil Palm Task Force (M.O.C.A), Umuagwo, Imo State, 1997-1999.

·        Examination Officer, Department of Crop Production Technology (M.O.C.A.),    1997-1999.

·        Member, College Admissions Committee, (CNAS, M.O.U.A), Umudike, 1999.

·        Member College Welfare Committee (CNAS, M.O.U.A.), Umudike, 2000.

·        Departmental SIWES Rep, (Biological Sciences) M.O.U.A., Umudike,   2001-2006.

·        Secretary Departmental Board (Biological Sciences) M.O.U.A, Umudike, 2002.

·        Examination Officer, Dept. Biological Sciences, 2002, Till Date.

·        College Representative for Senate Committee, on Examinations, 2006.

·        Member, Committee on the renaming of the Botany unit of the Department of Biological Sciences, 2011.

·        Chairman of the Committee on Illegal Transactions and Dealings in the supply of Diesel to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2014.

·        Chairman of the Committee on Verification of the Status and Location of Scientific Equipment MOUAU, 2014.

·        Member, Committee on implementation of the Automated Revalidation of payment of charges and Registration of courses by students, 2014.

E.       MEMBERSHIP OF OUTSIDE BODIES/COMMITTEE:

·        Director of Association Services (DSA) National Association of   

·        Unique Friends (NAUF) Owerri (environmental biased).

·        Foundation Chairman, Umuchinyereze Age Grade, Ngali Umuchienwanyi/ Umukpa, Obowo.

·        Current Vice Chairman Maduabughichi Age Grade, Alike, Ikenanzizi   Obowo.

·        Member Iyi-akaghi –Imo Age Grade Obowo.

·        Secretary Igbo Community, Malumfashi, Katsina State, 1988-1994.

F.       MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

Member, Nigerian Society of Plant Protection (NSPP)

Member, Nigerian Environmental Study / Action Team (NEST) HQ1

Oluokun Street, Off Awolowo Avenue, Bodija Unipo, Box 22025, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Members, Botanical Society of Nigeria (Boson)

Member Mycological Society of Nigeria

G. PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS

1. Okwulehie, I. C. (1998). A Handbook of Tropical Permanent    Crops.Alphabet Nigeria publishers Nigeria, 126 p.

2.    Okwulehie, I. C. (1999). Principles of Crop Pathology and Protection. Charismatic forum publication. Charismatic forum publications Ltd Nigeria, 118 p.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

3.    Okwulehie, I. C. and Okoli, B.E. (1999). Morphological and Palynological Studies in some Nigerian species of Cochorus L. (Tiliaceae) New Botanist, Vol. (xxvi): 87 – 101.

4.    Okwulehie, I. C. (2000). Translocation of 14C – (labeled) Photosynthates in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) infected with Macrophomina phaseoli (Maub) Ashby. Photosynthetica 38 (3): 473 – 476.

5.    Okwulehie, I. C. and Okoli, B. E. (2001). Epidermal Characteristics of some Nigerian species of Corchorus L. (Tiliaceae). J. Appl. Chem. and agric. Res. 7: 48 – 53.

6.    Okwulehie, I. C. (2002). Anatomical Changes in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) due to infection with Macrophomina phaseoli (Maub). Ashby. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 4(2): 249 – 257.

7.    Okwulehie, I. C. (2004). Studies on Macrophomina phaseoli (Maub). Ashyby. Growth and some physiological aspects of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) plant infected with the fungus. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10(1): 23 – 29.

8.    Okwulehie, I. C. (2004). Insect pest and Mycoflora of pod and seed of oil bean. (Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth. In South-Eastern parts of Nigeria: Fruits Journal (France) 59 (1) 1 – 6.

9.    Okwulehie, I. C. and Amazu, O. M. (2004). Possible Allelopathic Effects of Siam Weed (Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. M. King and Robinson, Extracts on Germination and Seedling Growth of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) and Maize (Zea mays L.). The Niger. Agric. J. 35: 59 – 67.

10. Okwulehie, I. C. and Odunze, E. I. (2004a). Evaluation of the Nutritional Value of some Tropical Edible Mushrooms .J. sustain. Agric. Environ. 6(2): 157-162.

11. Okwulehie, I. C. and Odunze, E. I. (2004b). Evaluation of the Myco-chemical and mineral composition of some tropical edible Mushrooms. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 6(2): 163-170.

12   Okwulehie, I. C. and Osuagwu, G. G. E. (2005). Epidermal Characteristics of some Nigerian species of Pterocarpus, Jacq. (Papilionaceae). New Botanist, Vol. (xxxii), 127-136.

13. Okwulehie, I. C. and Aju, P.C. (2005). Pentaclethra macrophylla (Bentham): An Important but neglected indigenous Fruit species in South Eastern Nigeria. Proceedings of the 30th annual Conference of FAN, held in Kaduna State, Nigeria, 7-11th November, 2005. Pp 196-216

14. Okwulehie, I . C; Okwujiako, I. A. and Igbojionu, V. (2006). Studies on the nutritional requirement and growth of Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fries) Quelet an exotic mushroom. Nigerian Journal of Botany 19(2): 308-316.

15.     Osuagwu, G. G. E; Okwulehie, I. C. and Emenike, J. O. (2007) Phyto-chemical and Mineral content of the leaves of four Nigerian Pteroca rpus (JACQ) species. International Journal of Molecular Medicine and Advanced Sciences, 3(1) 6-1.

16. Okwulehie, I. C.; Okwujiako, I.A. and Nwanozie, S. N. (2007). Evaluation of the effect of some agro-wastes on the nutrient contents of Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fries) Singer, mycelium. J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 9(1):61-68.

17. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okeke, C. E. (2007). Post-Harvest Spoilage of African Pepper- Fruit (Dennettia tripetala Bak. F.) Annonaceae in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Botany, ISSN 1811-9700

18. Okwulehie, I. C., Nwosu, C. P. and Okoroafor C. J. (2007). Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Prospects of two wild Macro-fungi found in Nigeria. Biotechnology, 6 (4): 567-572.

19. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okwujiako, I. A. (2008). Effect of Hole Size and N umber on the Fruit-Body Yield of Pleurotus ostreatus var florida Eger. Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 2(1): 45-46 (Print ISSN 1749-0626)

20. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okwujiako, I. A. (2008). The use of Local Nigerian Substrate for the Production of Pleurotus ostreatus var florida Eger.Sporophores.  Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 2(1): 38-40 (Print ISSN 1749-0626)

21. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okwujiako, I. A. (2008). Effect of Some Physical and Nutritional Factors on the Vegetative Growyh of Pleurotus ostreatus var florida Eger. under Tropical Conditions. Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 2(1): 41-44 (Print ISSN 1749-0626)

22. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okwujiako, I. A. (2008). Phytochemical Constituents and Antioxidant Activity of the Fruit-bodies of Pleurotus ostreatus var Florida Eger. Grown on Different substrates and substrate Supplementations. International Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(2):122-125 (Print ISSN 1749-7140).

23. Okwulehie, I. C. Okwujiako, I. A. and Edeoga. H. O. (2008).  Proximate, Macro-element and Vitamin Composition of the Fruit Bodies of Pleurotus ostreatus Var. Florida Eger. Grown on Different Substrates and Substrate-Supplementations. Food 2(2): 184-188 (Print ISSN 1749-7140).

24. Okwulehie, I. C, Okwujiako, I. A. and Ibe, B. C. (2009). Comparative study of the Phytochemical and Proximate Constituents of Pleurotus  pulmonarius (Fries) Quelet, fruit-bodies grown on different substrates. Nigerian Journal of      Botany 22(1): 35-42.

25. Okwulehie, I. C. and Alfred, N. K. (2010). Fungi associated with deterioration of sour-sop (Anona muricata. Linn) fruits in Abia State, Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research 4(3): 143-146, ISSN 1996-0808.

26.     Okwulehie, I. C., Okorie, D. O. Okorie E. G. (2010). Myco-chemical, Proximate,      Mineral and Vitamin Composition of the Pileus and Stipe of two natural Growing Mushrooms found in Nigeria.  Nigerian Journal of Botany 23 (2): 335-342

27. Okwulehie, I. C., and Akanwa F.E. (2013). Antimicrobial activity of ethanol extract of four indeginous plants from south Eastern Nigeria. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology. 3(4):350-355.

28              Okwulehie, I. C. and Ogoke, J. A.  (2013). Bioactive, nutritional and heavy metal constituents of some edible mushrooms found in Abia State of Nigeria. Internaational Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, I (2): 7-15.

29.            Okwujiako, I. A., Okwulehie, I. C. and Igbojionu, V. O. (2013). Mycoremediation of engine oil-polluted soil using the white rot fungus Pleurotusflorida (Mont,) Singer, an edible fungus. Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. 2 (11): 354-357.

30.            Igbojionu, V. O., Okwulehie, I. C. and Okwujiako, I. A. (2013). Mineral composition of engine oil-polluted soil after degradation of the oil by the white rot fungus, Pleurotusflorida (Mont,) Singer, an edible fungus. Journal of Natural Products and Plant Resources. 3 (5):7-12

31. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okoro, C. E. (2013). Assessment of the Phytochemical, Proximate, Mineral and Heavy metal constituents of some grass straws used in cultivating Pleurotus ostreatusvar florida Eger. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) 8 (4): 43-49.

32.   Okwulehie, I. C. and Okorie, D. O. and Egekonye, T. A. (2014a). Phytochemical, Proximate, Vitamins, Mineral and Heavy metal composition of Two Indigenous Mushrooms (Daedaleopsis confragosa), and Russule girolle (Cantharellus cibarius) IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) 9(3):65-71.

33. Okwulehie, I. C. Urama, J. and Okorie, D. O. and (2014b) Chemical composition and Nutritional Value of Mature and Young Fruiting-bodies of Pleutrotus pulmunarius Produced on Andropogon gayanus straw and Khaya ivorensis sawdust. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological      Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) 9(3): 72-77.

34. Okorie, D. O. and Okwulehie, I. C. (2014). Soption behavior of Okro Stem-derived Cellulose Biomass for the removal of Cd+2 from Aqueous Environment, International Journal of Applied Research and Technology (IJRT), 4 (2):

35. Nduche, M. U. and Okwulehie, I. C. (2014). Ethnomedicinal Survey     of Plants used in Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Abia State, Nigeria. Review of Plant Studies, 1(1): 1-9.

36. Okwulehie, I. C. and Enwere, C. E. (2015). Evaluation of the Bioactive composition of some wild Mushrooms found in Abia State of Nigeria, International Journal of Agriculture Innovation and Research. 3(4):2319-1473

37. Okwulehie, I. C. and Okon, E. U. (2015). Insect pests and Fungi Responsible for the Deterioration of Eggplant (Solanum spp.) in Abia State. International Journal of Agriculture Innovation and Research. 3(4):2319-1473

38. Okwulehie, I. C and Nosike, E. N. (2015a). Phytochemicals and vitamin Compositions of Pleurotus pulmonarius Cultivated on Barks of some Indigenous Fruit trees supplemented with agro-wastes, Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research 5(2): 1-7

39. Okwulehie I. C and Nosike, E. N. (2015b).  Cultivation of Pleurotus pulmonarius on Bark of Common Fruit trees in Nigeria namely; Mangifera indica, Pentaclethramacrophylla, Elaeis guineensis, Dacryodes edulis and Treculia Africana.  Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research 5(2): 38-42

40. Nduche, M. U. Omosun, G. and Okwulehie, I. C. (2015). Ethnomedicinal Survey of Plants used as Remedy for fertility Conditions in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. Scholar Academic Journal of Biosciences (SAJB) 3(2B): 214-221.

41. Ndukwe, O. K. Edeoga, H. O., and Okwulehie, I. C. Omosun, G. (2015). Genetic Variation and Relate dness at DNA Level in Ten Maize (Zea mays L) Varieties Using RAPD, Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary 1(33): 241-257.

H.     CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOP AND LEARNEDSOCIETY ACTIVITIES:

1.           15th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeri, (BOSONIUYO, 2006), on Botany and Environmental Health, 4th-8th April, 2006, University of Uyo.

2.           Okwulehie, I. C. Okwujiako, I. A. and Nwanozie, S. N. (2006). Proximate Analysis and Mineral Composition of Mycelin of Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fries) Singer, Grown on different Agricultural residues. A paper presented at the 4th South East Zonal Symposium of Biochemistry, Pivot for Agriculture, Nutrition Biotechnology, 8th June 2006.

3.           ETF Capacity Building Workshop for Lecturers of Universities in Nigeria; held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 7-11th August, 2006.

4.           17th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON EBSU, 2008) on Botany and the Nation’s Economy, Sunday 16th – Wednesday 19th March, 2008, at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

5.           18th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON, 2009) on Plants, Environmental Challenges and the African Household, Sunday 8th   12th March, 2009, Bayero University, Kano.

6.           22nd Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), Zaria 2009,On “Reasserting the Role of Biotechnology in a distressed Global economy” at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria .

7.           20th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON-NAU, 2011),

Theme:  Vanishing Plant Resources:  Basis for Climatic Change and Global Warming.

8.           Regional seminar on Resuscitation of Endangered Food (and Medicinal) Plants of South Eastern Nigeria, held at Zodiac Hotels LTD, Rangers Avenue, Enugu, Nigeria.

9.           21st Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON-OAU, Ile-Ife, 3rd-7th June, 2012), Theme: Plant; Conserve to Use, Use to Conserve.

10. 2014 Exam Ethics Marshals National Conference. Theme: Leadership,

      Management and Administrative Imperatives for Schools, 8-1

      December 2014, held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

11. Training on Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), (Powered by Digital Bridge Institute) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 4th-8th May, 2015.

 

 REFEREES:

Professor, H. O. Edeoga

 Past Vice Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

 

Professor, S. A. Odoemenam, Department of Chemistry,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

 

Professor, I. I. Ijeh

Department of Biochemistry

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

 

 

 

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