State of Origin:                                              Abia

Nationality:                                                   Nigerian

Marital Status:                                              Married

Department:                                                  Human Nutrition and Dietetics




a)     Girls Secondary School, P.O.Box 20, Ovim, Abia State                  –           1971 –  1975

b)    School of Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) 

       Enugu, Enugu State                                                                       –         1976 – 1979

c)     School of Midwifery, Iyi – Enu Hospital, Ogidi, Anambra State            –         1980 –  1981

d)    University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State                                            –       1982 –  1985

e)     University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State                                            –       1986 –  1987

f)      University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State                                       –       2004 –  2008



a)     Nigeria Registered Nurse (NRN)                                              –     1979

b)    Nigeria Registered Midwife (NRM)                                         –     1981

c)     B. Sc Human Nutrition                                                              –      1985

d)    M.Sc. Agriculture Extension                                                    –      1987

e)     Ph. D. Human Nutrition                                                           –      2008



   Previous Work Experience outside MOUAU

a  Collaborator and Research Student (Community Nutrition and Extension),

 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan          –   1988 – 1993

b   Sona Breweries PLC, Ota, Ogun State (NYSC)                                –   1985 –  1986

1       Work Experience in MOUAU

a. Assistant Lecturer: 1994 – 1997

b. Lecturer 2:               1997 – 2004

c. Acting Head of Department of Home Economics: Dec. 1997 – Feb. 1998

d. Lecturer 1: 2004 – 2008

e. Senior Lecturer:  2008 – 2011

f.   Associate Professor:  2011 – 2015

g.  Professor:                    2015

h.  Head of Department: April 2016 to Date.

2       Duties Performed in MOUAU

a. Teaching

b. Research

c. Postgraduate and Undergraduate Supervision

     (Supervised many Undergraduate students and successful supervision of 3 M.Sc. students while Ph.D and other PG project supervision are still in progress)

d. Other Duties Asigned to me by HOD, HNUD and Dean, CAFST.


D. Membership of Committees/Bodies

             a. College Representative at Senate

             b. Chairperson, Senate Examination and Time-Table Committee (ETTC)

             c. Senate Committee on Examination Malpractice.

             d. Senate Business Committee

             e. Senate Committee on Result Consideration

             f. Senate Committee on CEC Examination

            g. Departmental PG Examination Officer

            h. College Result Collation and Consideration Committee

            i.  Member University Senate

            j.  University Appraisal Committee (Representing the Dean)


E. Membership of Outside Bodies/Committees

            a. Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI)

            b. Interview Panel for Undergraduate Scholarship/Bursary at Amokwe Amiyi,

               Oguduasa, Isuikwuato – 2001



           a)  Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN)

           b)  Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)

           c)  Nigerian Soybean Association (NSA)

          e)  Forum for African Women Educationalists Nigeria (FAWEN).


G.  Publications

           a.   Journals

P.C. Ojimelukwe  and C.A. Echendu. (1998). Preliminary investigation into the         properties of hemagglutinins from  Mucuna flagellipes seeds.  Journal of         Innovations in Life Sciences 3:71 – 77.


Ojimelukwe, P.C. and Echendu, C. A. (1999). An alternative method for protection of       cowpea seeds against Callosobruchus maculates f. (Coleoptera bruchidae). West        African Journal of Foods and Nutrition Vol. 2(2): 1 – 6.


Onwuka, G.I., Nwagbara, C.C., Nwokedi, P.M., Echendu, C.A. Asumugha, V.U. and             Igboekwe M.U. (2001).  Comparative studies of the efficacy of sum drying, solar            dryer and hot air oven in the preservation of  tomatoes, okra, pepper and onion.           Nigeria Food Journal. Vol. 20: 10 – 14.


Echendu, C.A. (2004). Nutritional value of processed and raw food thickeners         commonly used in South Eastern  Nigeria.  African Journal of Sciences (AJS) 5(1):           1107 – 1121.


Echendu, C.A. Onimawo, I.A. (2004). Incidence of anaemia among pregnant women in   urban and rural areas of Umuahia – Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional   Sciences. Vol. 24(1): 4 – 12.


Echendu, C. A., and Onimawo, I.A. and Adieze Somtochi (2004). Production and   evaluation of doughnuts and biscuits from maize – pigeon pea flour blends.    Nigerian Food Journal. Vol. 22:  147 – 153.


Onimawo, I.A., Echendu, C.A. and Njoku, U.M. (2004) Body composition and nutrient     intake of Hypertensive elderly and middle-aged men and women. Journal of     Nutrition for the elderly.  Vol. 24 (2): 55 – 67.


Echendu, C. A., (2004) Nutrient composition and functional properties of maize (Zea        mays) and Bambara groundnut (Voandezeia  subterranea) flour blends.  Nigerian   Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. (2): 18-22


Ojimelukwe, P.C., Ohakwe, C.C. and Echendu, C.A.(2005). Characteristics of yoghurt       from malted and unmalted  soybeans.  Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences.     Vol. 24(1): 25-33.


Onimawo, I.A., Echendu, C.A. and Obazei, I.C. (2006). Chemical blend sensory       evaluation of snacks produced from maize and bambara groundnut flour blends      Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment. Vol 8 (2): 184 -195.


Onimawo, I.A., Nwonye, T.C.  and Echendu, C.A. (2006). Energy expenditure and nutritional status of the elderly in a Community in Rivers States, Nigeria.     Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 27(2):106 – 109.


Onimawo, I.A., Asumugha, V.U., Chukwudi, N.K., Echendu, C.A., Nkwoala, C.C.      Nzeagwu, O.C., Okudi H. and Anyika, J.U. (2008) Body composition and nutrient          intake of children suffering from worm infestation and malaria parasites.          Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 29(1):111 -117


Anyika, J.U., Uwaegbute, A.C., Onimawo, I.A. and Echendu, A.C. (2008).  Factors   influencing food intake of adolescent female/secondary and university students             in Umuahia North and Ikwuano L.G.A of Abia State . Nigerian Journal of    Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 29(1):125-134.


Anyika, J.U., Uwaegbute, A.C., Onimawo, I.A. and Echendu, C. A., Onuekwusi, G.C., Imoh, A.N and Okezie, C.A. (2008). Seasonal variation in consumption of roots        and tuber crops and factors considered when choosing foods among adolescent        female secondary and university students in Abia state of Nigeria. Nigerian      Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 29(1):268 -175.


Anyika, J.U. and Echendu, C A.  (2008). Frequency, types and reasons for vitamin and      mineral supplement use by adolescent female secondary and university            students in Abia State of Nigeria.   Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the           Environment. Vol. 10 (2):138 -144.


Anyika, J.U. and Echendu, C.A. (2009).  Effect of family size on body weight and packed cell volume (PCV) of adolescent female secondary and university student in Abia           State of Nigeria.   Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 8 (9):1363 -1367.


Echendu, C.A., Obizoba, I.C., Anyika, J.U. and Ojimelukwe , P.C. (2009). Changes in           Chemical composition of treated and untreated hungry rice ” Acha” (Digitaria    exilis).  Pakistan  Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 7 (11): 1779 -1785.


Echendu, C.A., Obizoba, I.C., Ngwu, E.K and Anyika, J.U.  (2009). Chemical composition of groundbean based cocoyam, yam and plantain pottage dishes and roasted   groundbean. Pakistan  Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 8 (11): 1786 – 1790.


Echendu, C.A., Obizoba, I.C. and  Anyika, J.U.(2009). Effects of germination on chemical composition of groundbean (Kerstingiella geocarpa harm) seeds. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 8 (12): 1849 – 1854.


Echendu, C.A., Obizoba, I.C. and  Anyika, J.U.(2009). Effects of heat treatment on  chemical composition of groundbean (Kerstingiella geocarpa harm). Pakistan    Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 8 (12): 1877 – 1883.


Onimawo, I.A.., Ukegbu, P.O, Asumugha, V.U., Anyika, J.U., Okudu,H., Echendu, C.A.,      Nkwoala, C. and Emebu, P. (2010). Assessment of Anaemia and iron status of     school age children (Aged 7 – 12 years) in rural communities of Abia State.            Nigeria. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. Vol. 10    (5): 2570 – 2586.


Anyika, J.U., Uwaegbute, A.C., Onimawo, I.A. and Echendu, C.A. (2012) Use of  contraceptives, menstrual history and weight gain among University and             Secondary school adolescents in Abia State, Nigeria.  Pakistan Journal of          Nutrition. Vol. 11 (9): 863 -867.


Ukegbu, P. O., Anyika-Elekeh, J. U., Uwaegbute, A. C., Ignatius, J., Echendu, C. A., Nkwoala, C. C., Nzeagwu, O. C., Asumugha,V. U. and Henry-Unaeze, H.N.           (2013). Breastfeeding knowledge, beliefs and practices of mothers in Umuahia             North Local Government: a baseline study. Nigerian  Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 34 (2): 107-112.

Ukegbu,P. O., Uwaegbute, A.C., Anyika, J.U., Echendu, C. A. and Nkwoala, C.C. (2015).             Assessment of lactation  performance of mothers practicing exclusive             breastfeeding in Abia State, Nigeria using test weighing  technique. Pioneer          Medical Journal. 5(8):  16-24.

Echendu, C. A. and Uzokwe, C. A. (2015). Effects of processing on the vitamin         composition, antinutritional factors and microbial load of African oil bean       (Pentaclethra macrophylla). Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 36 (2):          39-43.

Echendu, C. A., Uzokwe, C. A. and Amalaha, R. O. (2015). Nutrient and sensory      properties cakes produced from African yam bean, cassava and wheat flour        blends. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 36 (2): 44-49.


b.        Conference Proceedings

Echendu, C.A. and Ezepur, N.E. (1998).  Consumer acceptance of composite biscuits         made from breadfruits (Treculia Africana) and maize (Zea mays) flours.         Proceedings of 22nd Ann. Conf. NIFST Vol. (1): 17 -18.


Echendu, C.A. (1999).  Consumer acceptance of cakes partially substituted with     breadfruit (Treculia Africana) and maize (Zea mays) flours. Proceedings of 23rd    Ann. Conf. NIFST Vol. (1): 70 -72.


Echendu, C.A. (2000). The nutritive values of black velvet tamarind (Dialium            guineense) fruit pulp. Proceedings of 24th Ann. Conf. NIFST. Pp.130-131


Echendu, C.A. (2001).  Nutrition and alcoholic consumption 32nd Ann. Conf.             Proceedings Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Pp. 196-203.


Ojimelukwe, P.C. and Echendu, C.A. (2000). Comparative effects of sun-drying and          oven-drying on the nutrient composition of, sensory properties and shelf-life of     tomato products.  Proceedings 25th Ann. Conf. NIFST. Pp. 95-96.


Echendu, C.A. (2002).  The use and nutritive value of Ukpo (Mucuna flagellipes)     Proceedings 26th Ann. Conf. NIFST pp. 77-78.

Echendu, C.A. (2002).  Good nutrition is a child’s right.  Proceedings 33rd Ann.           Conf.             Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Pp. 64-67.


Anyika, J.U. and Echendu, C A.  (2008).The interaction between nutrition, women             empowerment and poverty reduction in Nigeria. Proceedings 39th Ann. Conf.          Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Pp.167-171.


c. Chapters in Books

P.C. Ojimelukwe, C.A. Echendu and V.U. Nzekwe (1998).  Research methods in sensory   and consumer studies.  In orientation and research Methods.  Cultural research Publishers. Pp. 196 -204.


Echendu, C.A. and Anyika, J.U. (2004).  Fibre in Human Nutrition.  In Issues in         sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria Afamdi Anene and Nwaigbo L.C. (eds). Osprey   Publication Centre, Owerri. Pp. 233-236.


H.        Conference/Workshops/Seminars Attended

1)        1st Annual Conference of National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS), 27-29th June 2001.

2)        30th Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Dietetic Association, 17-19th August, 2000.

3)        31st Annual Conference Scientific Meeting Nutritional Society of the Nigeria. 7-8th Nov. 2000.

4)        24th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology 20th -24th November, 2000.

5)        23rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, 25th -27th October, 1999.

6)        22nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, 23rd -26th Nov. 1998.

7)        21st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, 27-30th Oct. 1997.

8)        UNICEF Sponsored Workshop – Going beyond breastfeeding. 2nd -3rd Feb. 2000.

9)        Workshop on food based approach to vitamin A and iron deficiency eradication. 10th -14th October, 2000.

10)      28th Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference of the Nigeria Dietetic Association 23rd -26th July, 1998.

11)      32nd Annual Conference Scientific Meeting Nutritional Society of the Nigeria. 28-30th Nov. 2001.

12)      33rd Annual Conference Scientific Meeting Nutritional Society of the Nigeria. 27 -30th Nov 2002.

13)      34th Annual Conference Scientific Meeting Nutritional Society of the Nigeria.26 – 29th Nov. 2003.

14)      Abia State Stakeholders Environmental Sanitation Summit, Oct. 3003, Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia.

17)      17th Annual General Conference. Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWEN,) 8-10th May, 2006.

18)      37th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, 8 – 11th Nov. 2006.

19)      Nigeria Nutrition Networking, 28 -29th Nov., 2006.

20)      2nd Bi annual International Conference and Workshop Forum for African Women Educationalists, Nigeria (FAWEN), 13 -19th May, 2007.

21)      38th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting Nutritional Society of Nigeria. 24-27 Sept. 2008.

22)      40th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, 22nd – 25th Sept., 2009.

23)      41st Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, 20th – 24th Sept., 2010.

24)   42nd Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Sept. 2011.

25)   43rd Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Sept. 2012.

26)     International Course on Food Quality and Safety Management Systems. Michael     Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. 4th -8th March, 2013.

27)     In-House Review. National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. 8th-11thApril, 2014.

28)   In-House Review. National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. 21st-23rd April, 2015.

29)   45th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Sept. 15th- 17th , 2015.

30)    46th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Sept. 20th -24th , 2016.

31)    Dissemination Workshop on Capacity Assessment in Tertiary Institutions in West Africa, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 3rd -4th May, 2017.

32)    47th Annual Conference/Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Sept. 19th – 23rd ,2017.

33)  Symposium on Advancing Nutrition Research through Capacity Building by North-West University, Nutricia Research Foundation and University of Ghana, 28th -29th September,  Accra, Ghana.


I.          OTHERS

a.     Survey and workshop on breast feeding practices in Umuahia north and Ikwuano LGAs, 2006/2007.


b.     State Monitor Abia State Child Health Week, 2007


c.      State Monitor Abia State Child Week, 2008.


d.     Survey on incidence of anaemia school children in Umuahia north and Ikwuano LGAs, 2008- Date.


e.     Survey on household food insecurity and coping strategies among rural                  

dwellers in Umuahia North,  Ikwuano and   Isuikwuato LGAs.  2013-2014.



            a.         Reading

            b.        Singing

            c.         Dancing

            d.        Trying new dishes




Awarding  Institution

Period of Study in Institution

PhD Recreation (Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism) – 2007.

Thesis Title: Tourism Potentials and Levels of Utilization of Yankari and Cross River National Parks.


University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


1997 – 2007

M.Ed. (Recreation) – 1989

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

1987 – 1989

B.Sc. (Hons) Physical Education & Recreation        – 1983

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

1979 – 1983


 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION: Proficiency Award in Ecotourism – Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET).

SPECIALIZATIONS:   Leisure & Tourism; Hospitality Management.



i)      Imo State Univ., Okigwe through Abia State Univ. – Uturu – Oct. 1991 – 1994

ii) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. – May 1994  –  Present

Present Position:   Professor

            Grade Level:            CONUASS 73

        Undergraduate Courses Taught

Research Methods in HMT; Strategic planning in HMT; Food Hygiene & Safety; Hospitality marketing Mgt.; Maintenance Mgt.; Personnel Mgt.; Organization & Administration in HMT; Catering Equipment & Systems; Travel Product Mgt.; Tourism Geography; Tourism Transportation and Marketing Mgt.; Travel Retail Operations; Intermediate Tourism; Safety &  Legal Liabilities in Outdoor Recreation; Developmental Psychology.

Postgraduate Courses Taught

Higher Research and Statistical Methods; Computer Applications in HMT; Travel and Hospitality Mgt. Operations; Financial Mgt. in HMT; Policy Dev. & Implementation in HMT; Special & Institutional Hospitality, Mega Events Mgt., Human Resource Mgt.; Tourism Industry Studies; Field Trips in Hospitality and Tourism; Environmental Impact Assessment; Feasibility Analysis; Travel Trade Business.                       

Postgraduate Supervision 

Currently supervising four M.Sc. and nine PhD students in Hospitality Management / Tourism


Other Postgraduate Activities





Nature of Duty




 Title of Thesis / Dissertation Read / Examined




Date of Exam.


Design Reader

8 M.Sc. Theses & 6 PhD Dissertations in the HOMEC programme


2008 – 2014




Internal Examiner

Inyang, E. S. (MOUAU/PG/PhD/20061039) Assessment of Intervention Strategies for Improving Consumer Utilization of Labels on Processed Foods in Akwa Ibom State.




August 2012




Internal Examiner

Ekot M. O. (MOUAU/PG/PhD/07/1301) Prevalence and Determination of Elder Abuse in the Context of Family Care giving in Akwa Ibom State.




October, 2012



Rep. of Dean PG School

Okwulehie Cyriacus (MOUAU/PG/PhD/00/201): The use of some Grass Straw in the Cultivation of the Edible Mushroom (Pluurotus Osteatus var. Florid EGER)  






February,     2009





Rep. of Dean PG School

OCHEPO, Ochoche Godwin (MOUAU/PG/M.Sc. /05/759): The Effect of Replacement of Cassava Peel Meal with Discarded Tiger Nut (Cyperus esculentus) Meal on Yield and Composition of Milk of Red Sokoto Goats.







June 10, 2010




Rep. of Dean PG School

ODOEMENAM, Lovina  Enyidiya (MOUAU/PG/Ph.D. /2004/637): Effectiveness of Mass Media and Interpersonal Communication Patterns in Disseminating  HIV/AIDS Information to Rural Communities in Abia State,  Nigeria.





July 14, 2010



Rep. of Dean PG School

OZUZU, Ejiomogu Ifesinachi Jane

(MOUAU/PGD /07/1264): Comparative Evaluation of  Two  Nitrogen Sources  on Performance and Blood

Parameters of Creep – fed Lambs and Kids.




August 4, 2010


Rep. of Dean PG School

MICHAEL, Ediaba Iga Ebaba (MOUAU/PG/M.Sc./07/1376): Assessment of Economic Cost of Oil Spills and Land Degradation to Rural Farmers in Echee LGA of Rivers State.



1st August 2012



Rep. of Dean PG School

NNAMERENWA, Gideon Chukwunyerenwa (MOUAU/PG/Ms.C./08/1418): Strategies for Improving Production Capacities Among Rice Farmers in Ebonyi State.


1st August 2012




OKPARA, Beatrice O. (MOUAU/PG/Ms.C./07/1214): Strategies for Improving the Income-earning Capacities of Women Fresh Fish Sellers in Ebonyi State.


1st August 2012



Rep. of Dean PG School

SHOMKEGH, Simon Alyegba

(MOUAU/PG/PhD/2005/926): Ethnobotanical Survey and Relative Abundance of Minor and Non-Timber Forest             Products in Tiv Communities of Benue State, Nigeria.





12th February, 2013



Rep. of Dean PG School

IGWE,  KALU  KALU (MOUAU/PhD/08/1487): Effect of Fraction of Vernonia Amygdalina Del Ethanolic Extraction on Rat Urine and Mammary Gland Contractility and on the Profile of some Reproductive Hormones.





24th October, 2014


Rep. of Dean PG School

Okechi, Onwuka (MOUAU/PG/MS.c./11/2094) Effect of Biocher on Soil Chemical Properties and Phosphorus Absorption Capacity of Some Soils of Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria


July 1, 2015


Rep. of Dean PG School

Onuma, Ogisi Nene (MOUAU/PG/M.Sc./13/2791). Comparative Evaluation of the Quality of Cow Milk and African Walnut (Tetracarpidium conoforum) Milk




March 21, 2018


Rep. of Dean PG School

Okakpu Chidiebere John (MOUAU/PG/M.Sc./15/5484) – Impact of Food Safety Knowledge and Practices of Food Vendors on the Quality of Vended Foods Sold in Two Major Cities of Abia State, Nigeria





May 16, 2018


Rep. of Dean PG School

Nwankwegu, Rita Ogodo. (MOUAU/PG/M.Sc./14/3619) Evaluation of Quality Attributes of Composite Flours From Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) and Cocoyam (Colocasia Esculenta) and Effects of Lactic Acidbacteria on Dough and Bread Produced



May 16, 2018



         PROFESSIONAL REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPTS FOR REPUTABLE JOURNALS                                                                  


Name of Journal / Publishing Organisation



Journal of Scientific Research and Reports (ISSN: 2320–0227)



British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science




African Journal of Business Management

AJBM-11.06.15-7844 www.academicjournals.org


Journal of Agriculture and the Environment.

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.





Ngoka. P. C.  (2017). My PhD Expedition: Chapter in scaling the doctoral degree                                      hurdles: experiences and challenges, Omeire, C. O. Edited, California, Hysab                                 Prints & Publishers LTD, 124 – 147.


Ngoka, P. C. (2016). Disease, Epidemics and the Future of Tourism in Africa – The                                   Ebola Frontline, HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 4(1), 23 – 30. 

Ngoka, P. C.; Dike, M. C.; Nzegbule; E.C.; Ogbonna, P. C. and  Adedoyin, A. (2015). Sacred places of South – eastern Nigeria by type and function – any significance for community based tourism?, Extended abstract book,9th Africa Conference on the  theme ‘Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing Economies’ held in University of Dar es Salam, Tanzania         3rd – 5th June, 2015, 31 – 33.


 Ngoka, P. C. Dike, M. C. and Mbakwe, R. C. (2014). Potentials for Development of  Rainforest Tourism in Cross River National Park. International Journal of Development and Sustainability ISDS Society, 3 (3), 562-578.


Ngoka, P. C. (2014). Tourism Visitation of Yankari and Cross River National             Parks by Local and Foreign Statuses – Implications for Development of         International Tourism in Nigeria. US-China Law Review 11 (6), 763 – 780.


  Ngoka, P. C. and Ngoka, G. M. (2014). Pre–Visitation and Post–Tour Awareness      and Ratings of Tourism Attractions of Yankari and Cross River National Parks Tourism     Review International Journal, DIO: http://dx.dio.org/103727/154427213X13838418676925 E-ISSN 1943-4421 Volume 17, Number 3, February 2014 , pp. 151-159(9)



         Ngoka, P. C. and Nzegbule, E. C. (2013). Tourism Potentials of Nigerian National                         Parks by Ecological Setting – The Challenges of Environmental Education             and      Sustainability. International Journal of Applied Research and       Technology, 2(6),   174-185.


      Ngoka, P. C. (2013). Capacity Utilization and Levels of Utilization of Tourism Potentials of                Yankari and Cross River National Parks – Implications for   Optimistic Ecotourism                   Development in Nigeria. African Journal of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, Vol. 2 (4):             1–12.


    Ngoka, P. C. and Lameed G. A., Anatolia (2013). Trends in tourist utilization of

Yankari and          Cross River Nationl Parks,  Anatolia : An International Journal of Tourism and  Hospitality             Research, DIO: 10. 1080 / 13032917.2013.848217

            http: //dx.dio.org/10. 1080 / 13032917.2013.848217


   Ngoka, P. C. (2013). On the Benefits and Challenges of Popularising Swimming for                         Water Safety, Sport, Recreation and Tourism in Nigeria. International Journal   of Advancement in Development Studies, 8(2), 128-134.


    Ngoka, P. C. (2013). Toys, Games and Sports in Parenting and Childcare:    Contemporary                Nigerian Society in Perspective. African Journal of Social Policy and Administration, 6(1),      128-134.


     Ngoka, P. C. and Umeakuka, O. A. (2013). Sports Tourism and Sustainable                         Development in Africa. Journal of Research in National Development, 11(1), 78 – 89.


     Ngoka, P. C. (2013). Climate Change and National Food Security: Challenges for Nigeria’s     Budding Tourism Industry. HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 3(1), 51 – 61.


  Ngoka, P. C. (2013). Utilization of Tourism Database Information Systems             (TDIS) in Hotels in Umuahia Capital Territory, HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 3(1), 107 – 114.


Ngoka, PC. and Omeire C. O. (2013). Population, Development and the    Environment:                    issues   in Ecotourism in Nigeria. International Journal of     Innovations in                                Environmental Science and Technology, 3(2), 53-64.


            Ngoka, P. C.  & Atasie A. Q. (2012). Guest Satisfaction in Hotels in Aba                              Metropolis. HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2(1), 38     –                 46.

Ngoka. P. C. & Lameed G. A. (2012). Adapting a Community – participatory                                            Wildlife Conservation Model to Management of Nigerian National Parks   for                               Sustainable Tourism. In F. D. Pineda & C. A. Brebbia (Eds.), Sustainable          Tourism V                   (pp. 307 – 319). Southampton, Boston: WIT PRESS. PDF

Ngoka, P. C. & Dike M. C. (2011). Implications of Environmental Impact on Tourism       Utilization of Yankari National Park. Journal of Research in Tourism, 3: 32 – 43.


            Ngoka, P. C. and Ogu C. P. (2011). Exploring the Road Maps to Optimizing         Development of the Hospitality and Tourism Sector in Nigeria – Focus    on Azumini Blue River. HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and Tourism,   1(1),     12 -19.


            Ngoka, P. C. and Ochor, O. A., (2011). Tourism as a Veritable Instrument for        Nigeria’s          Re-branding Project. HATMAN Journal of Hospitality and         Tourism, 1(1), 29 – 36.


Ngoka, P. C.; Ochor, O. A. and Dike, M.  C. (2010). Environmental Impact of       Tourism:             Implications for Nigeria’s Tourism Development. International        Journal of        Development Studies, 5(4), 36 – 43.


            Ngoka, P. C. & Onyebinama, U. A. U. (2008). Socio – Cultural Impact of Tourism: Issues in        Nigeria’s Tourism Development. Journal of Social and Policy Issues, 5(2), 9 – 15.


            Ngoka, P. C. & Dike, M. C. (2008). Environment and Recreation in Nigeria – Prospects and         Directions for the 2020s. Proceedings of the 38th & 39th conference of Nigerian           Association for  Physical, Health Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (NAPHER             – SD). Pp20-24.


Ngoka, P. C. (2007). The Role of Sports in Fostering Democracy in a Multi – ethnic Setting.         Journal of Research and Production, 10(1): 87 – 93.


  Ngoka, P. C. (2007). General Studies and Ethical Values: The Place of Movement Education.      Knowledge Review, 13(7), 13 – 19.


            Ngoka, P.C. (2007). Movement and Safety Education for Today’s Tertiary Education.      Nigerian Academic Forum, 12(1), 24 – 30.


            Ngoka, P. C. and Umeifekwem, J. E. (2006). General Application of Recreation and Safety          Education in Tertiary Institutions as a Component and Facilitator of Effective Sports Delivery Process in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 37th National Conference of the Nigerian Association for Physical, Health Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (NAPHER – SD), Mosogar, Sapele; 2006. pp. 38 – 43.


Ngoka, P. C. (2005). Sports as an Instrument for Curbing Violence in Nigerian Tertiary     Institutions. In O. A. Umeakuka (Ed.), Professional leadership in physical education, recreation, sport, and dance (pp. 166 – 179). Nsukka: Great AP Express Publishers   Ltd.


      Ngoka, P. C. (2004). Challenges and Future of Recreation in a Changing Nigerian Society: Advocacy for School – Based Recreation Orientation. Health and Movement Education Journal (HAMEJ), 8(1), 175 – 182.


      Ngoka, P.C. (2003). Challenges and Future of Higher Education in a Changing Nigerian   Society: Sports and Recreational Activities as Veritable Instruments for Combating Cultism. Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development, 1(3), 13 – 19.


Ngoka, P.C. (2002). Physical culture in National Integration and Development. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1(1): 70-77.


Ngoka, P. C. (2001). Sports and National Unity in the Nigerian Dispensation. Arts             and Social   Sciences Forum Journal, 1(5): 70 – 77.


Ngoka, P. C. (1998). Sports Perspectives in Globalization and International Relations. Arts           and Social Sciences Forum Journal, (1), 10 – 14.


       Abii – Ndoh, P. and Ngoka, P. C. (1998). The World Bank and the Third World: A Critical Analysis. In C. E. Emezie and C. Ndoh (Eds.), African Politics (pp. 147 –   160). Owerri: Achugo Publishers.


      Ngoka, P. C. (1996). Ecological Conservation: Implications for the Development of    Recreation in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation (NSBC), Umudike, 1996.



Most Recent Conference / Workshop / Seminar Activities


1)      4rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) / Conference of the Hospitality and           Tourism       Management   Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), Kaduna: 2–4th December,        2009.

2)      5th AGM / Conference of the Hospitality and Tourism Management     Association of             Nigeria, (HATMAN), Abuja: 26–28th November, 2010.


3)      Regional (Africa) Conference of the        International council for Health, Physical      Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICPHER –SD): Ibadan February 6–8th    2011.


4)      7th Africa Conference of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education                            (ATLAS); Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda: 6 -8th June. 2011.


5)      6th AGM / Conference of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of      Nigeria (HATMAN): Lagos Nov. 30–Dec. 1st. 2011.


6)      5th International Conference on   Sustainable Tourism; A’ Coruna Spain: 7th– 13th June 2012.

7)      43rd National Conference of the National Association     for Physical, Health    Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (NAPHER             –SD), Owerri,             26–29th            Sept. 2012.

8)      6th (AGM) / Conference of the Hospitality and Tourism Management    Association of Nigeria (HATMAN),  Abuja, Nov. 28–30, 2012.


9)      International Training Workshop on Food Quality and Safety Management      Systems Organised by MCGill University, Canada and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umidike. 4th – 8th March, 2013, Umudike.

10)   8th Africa Conference of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS); 4th–9th June, 2013. Kigali, Ruanda.

11)  7th (AGM) /Conference of the Hospitality and Tourism Management     Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), Awka, Nov. 27–30, 2013.

12) First Distinguished Lecture of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,         Umudike (MOUAU); by Prof. Francis Suleiman Idachaba on “Why Nigerian             Agriculture has continued to be Neglected.” Umudike: 21st June, 2006.

12)  Workshop on Research and Extension in MOUAU; Umudike: July, 2006.

13)  Workshop on Conduct of Examinations in MOUAU; Umudike: 29th August, 2006.

14)  1st Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU; by Prof. A.E. Akachuku on “The Fantastic Diary of Nature.” Umudike: October 11, 2006.

15)   2nd Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU; by Prof. C.E. Onyenyeaku on “Agricultural Productivity and Efficiency in Nigeria.” Umudike: January 10, 2007.

16)  3rd Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU; by Prof. E.E Ene – Obong on “ Tailoring                Tropical Agriculture Toward the Millennium Development Goals: A Plant          Breeder’s View.” Umudike: March, 27, 2007.

17)  38th National Conference of the Nigerian Association for Physical, Health              Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance; Benin City: November, 27 – 30,                   2007.

18)  4th Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU by Prof. S.N. Ibe on “Small but Mighty:            Prophecies and Realities in Animal Breeding.” Umudike: November 29,     2007.

19)  5th Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU by Prof. E.N.T. Akobundu on “Beyond the                   Harvest” Umudike: June 18, 2008.

20)  6th Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU by Prof. Mrs. Ada C, Uwaegbute on “Adequate Infant Feeding Bedrock for National Development, Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment” Umudike: Nov. 5, 2008.

21)  7th Inaugural Lecture of MOUAU by Prof. M.O. Iwe on “Food Processing –    Bedrock for Food Security in Nigeria” Umudike: Dec. 10, 2008.

22)  Workshop on use of Data Bases – HINARI, AGORE, AORE by ITOCA –     Umudike: Nov. 7, 2008.

23)  Workshop on “Writing Manuscripts for Journal Publication – Umudike: April 7,           2009.

24)   8th – 25th Inaugural lectures of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

25)  Valedictory Lecture on The Dignity of Labour: Pain or Gain by Bishop M. H. Kukah in honour of the 4th Vice Chancellor of MOUA – Prof. Hilary Edeoga: Feb. 21st, 2016.

26)  Step Down Training for Staff, Students and other Stakeholders on Capacity Building in Agricultural Education in Nigeria – in Collaboration with Bern University of Applied Science, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Science, Hafl, Switzerland: March 3, 2016, Umudike.

27)  National Tourism & Transportation Summit & Expo 2018, May 21 – 22, 2018, Abuja International Conference Centre.

Research Grant Won: Culture, Sacred Places and Biodiversity Conservation in  South-eastern Nigeria: Potentials for Ecotourism                                                           Development – Award by TET Fund.







Ag. Coordinator, School of General Studies, Michael Okpara Univ. of Agric. Umudike (MOUAU)

1994 – 1995


University Sports Officer

1994 – 2004


Member, Senate Welfare Committee

1994 – Present


Member, Adhoc Committee on Extra – Mural Studies

May, 1995


Departmental Exams. Officer

1996 – 2008


Member, Senate Exams and Time Table Committee

1996 – 2008


Member, Departmental Seminar and Conference Committee

1996 – 2008


Member, Departmental Appraisal Committee

1996– present


Member, LOC, International Conference on Biological Conservation

August, 1996


Interview Panels:

(i) Security men and stewards in MOUAU.

(ii) Coaches, Computer& Statistical   Assistants

(iii) Fitness screening of security men and women 


 May, 1997

 Oct., 1998

Nov., 1998             


Departmental PG Coordinator

 2008 – 2014


Associate Dean, College of Applied Food Sciences & Tourism

2009 – 2014


Chairman, End-user Committee on Bloch G (College Block).

2010 – 2011


Coordinator/Contact Person for MOUAU’s Membership of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS)


2011 – Present


Staff Adviser, Man-O-War, MOUAU Base

2011 – Present


Most Recent Panels Activities:

(i)        Alleged threat to life.

(ii) Alleged case of bullying and assault.

Jan. – March, 2013.

April – June, 2013.


Member, NOC, International Training Workshop on Food Quality and Safety Management Systems Organised by MC Gill University, Canada and MOUAU.


March, 2013


Member, Committee on Open Spaces & Students’ Resting Places


2013/2014 session


College Coordinator, Directorate of University Research Admin. (DURA)


2014 – present


Chairman, Committee  on Home Economics & Hospitality Mgt. & Tourism UG & PG Curricula Review.


April – July, 2016


Member, LOC, October 2016 National AGM/Conference of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Association of Nigeria holding in Owerri, Imo State.


ad hock committee


Head, Dept. of Home Science / Hospitality Mgt. & Tourism.

Jan. 2017 – present








Public Body

Position & Nature of Service



Federal Road Safety Commission

Member & Quarter Guard Commander, Special Marshal Corpse.

2000 – Present


Amanator Ihiteowerri Autonomous Community

Member, Consultative Council of the Constitution Drafting Committee.



National Universities Commission (NUC)

Member, Hospitality and Tourism Mgt. Accreditation panel

 2012, 2016, 2017.


National Open University of Nigeria

Facilitator (tourism) Umudike Study Centre.

2009 – 2014


National Board for Technical Education

Member, Hospitality and Tourism Mgt. Accreditation panel.

November, 2011;

March, 2012, 2017.


Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN)

Member of the National Executive Committee.

2000 – Present









National Comission for Museums and Monuments




Resource person, Member, Museum Friends

2012 – Present; Chaiman, 2018 International Museum Day Celebration,Umuahia, Abia State.


Shell Petroleum Dev. Corporation / Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Secondary Schools. Road Safety Competition.


 Chief Examiner, Abia State.

Oct., 2012; Oct., 2013; Nov. 1, 2014 at FRSC Hqts. Umuahia.






            Most Recent Public Lectures Delivered


Forum / Audience / Beneficiary

    Title of Lecture




Catholic Chaplaincy, MOUAU

Guest lecturer ‘Evangelism in the Face of Biting Socio-economic Realities: Youths at the Cross Roads’. 


September, 2009.



Christian Union, Nigeria

Guest lecturer on ‘Dangers of Cultism and Hooliganism’.

August, 2000; at National Holiday Youth Camp, Aba.


National Council for Museums and Monuments

Guest lecturer – Museums (Memory + creativity) = social change.

May 20, 2013 at National War Museum, Umuahia.



Abia State Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Guest Lecturer at the 2013 World Tourism Day Celebration on Tourism and water: Protecting our common future.

Sept. 27, 2013 at Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia.



Federal Road Safety Commission Sector 9 (Enugu Zone)

Guest Lecturer at the 2013 Zonal Conference effective coordination of special marshal activities for enhanced productivity at all levels.


October, 26th at Agui Ironsi Conference Centre, Umuahia.


Senate Exams & Time Table Committee (MOUAU)

Examination Ethics Lecture

Liman Hall MOUAU; June, 2016.


1                     Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) http://atlas.euro.org Leisuretourism.com (www.leisuretoursm.com)

2                     International Ecotourism Society (http://www.ecotourism.org/)

3                     Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN). – Academic Fellow and Member of the National Executive Committee.

            6          Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)

            8          Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation (NSBC)


               H.       HOBBIES

            1.     Nature Adventure

            3.      Sports – swimming, basketball, tennis, cricket, badminton,

4.          Photography and documentation

5.          Classical & Jazz music.




1.      Prof. P. E. Mbah 

        Department of Home Economics / Hospitality Management & Tourism,

        Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.


2.      Prof C. I. C. Okoli

        Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management,

        Imo State University, Owerri.


3.      Prof. J. A. Ibeabuchi,

         Deparment of Animal Science,

         Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.