Date & Place of Birth: November 9, 1958; Ugep, Cross River State, Nigeria
Nationality/ Marital Status: Nigerian; Married, with four children (April 20, 1995; April 17, 1998; April 8, 2001 & October 9, 2007)
Permanent Address: P15A, Police Zone 9 Road, Ehimiri Housing Estate, Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria
Telephone: +234 (0) 802-620-0673
Next of Kin: Mrs. O. G. Ukachukwu
Federal Medical Center, Umuahia Abia State, NIGERIA (Tel.: +2348063307779)
Present Employer: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
a) PhD, M.Sc., & B.Agric. (Nig.)
b) Certificates in: Advanced Computer Applications; Free & Open Software; Foundations of e-Governance
C. WORK EXPERIENCE/PROGRESSION
1994 – Date: Rose from Asst Lecturer (1994) to Professor (2008) in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Dec 2006 – Dec 2007 Sabbatical leave Cross River Univ. of Technology
1993 – 1994 Part-time Lecturer University of Nigeria, Nsukka
1990- 1993 General Manager Chisam Food Ind. Ltd. Nsukka/Lagos
ADMINITRATION EXPERIENCE: Have held many administrative positions including:
(1) Senate Representative in University Governing Council 2013 – date
(2) Member of University Senate 2003 – 2006 & 2008 – date
(3) Director, Directorate for Transport: Feb 2008 – 2011
(4) Ag. Head, Department of Non-ruminant Animal Production: Sept 2003 – 2006
(5) Head of Poultry Unit, University Teaching and Research Farms: 2001 – 2004.
(6) Member, University Tenders Board 2008 – 2011.
(7) College Examinations and Timetable Officer: 1997 – 2001.
(8) Member, University Staff School Management Board 2000-2008
Served in more than 30 committees at University, College and Department levels including
Member, Task Force on Mission, Mandate and Accomplishment of MOUA, Umudike 2006; Member, Technical Study Committee on ICT Statuesque in MOUA, Umudike 2006; Member, MOUAU-wide ICT Committee 2002-3012;
Member, Task Force on Presidential Committee on Successor Generation of Farmers 2006; Member, Task Force Team A on Proposal for ICT Development for World Bank STEP-B Projects, 2006;
Member, Committee on Development of the Niger Valley Basin Project, 2006;
Member, University Investigations Committee 2000-date;
Member, Senior/Junior Staff Interview Panels at various times;
Member, University Strategic Planning Committee;
Chairman of many University Investigation Panels;
Chairman, College Exams and Time-Table Committee;
Chairman, College and Departmental Curriculum Committees.
Reviewer, Technical Report of Baseline Survey of Participating Communities in the CSDP (Community and Social Development Project), Abia State
Reviewer, Technical Report of Mid-Term Review of Participating Communities in the CSDP (Community and Social Development Project), Abia State
Resource Person to BCA-TV Farmer’s Enlightenment/Training Programme;
Survey of Use of Mucuna and its effect on the people of Nsukka and environs. A research/extension work sponsored by Rocke Feller Foundation.
Member of LOC of many National and International Workshops and Conferences;
Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and currently Chairman of Council, Chapel of Revelation, M.O.U.A. Umudike;
President, Varsity Staff (MOUAU) Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited;
Chairman, Board of Directors of MOUAU VASMUCS MFB LTD, Umudike;
Regional Chairman, Scripture Union (Nig.) Campus Fellowship, Okigwe Region.
British Society of Animal Science;
Nigeria Institute of Animal Science;
Nigerian Society of Animal Production;
Animal Science Association of Nigeria;
Agricultural Society of Nigeria.
Nigerian Society for Animal Production Annual Conferences;
Agricultural Society of Nigeria Annual Conferences;
Animal Science Association of Nigeria Annual Conferences;
International Workshops on Food and Feed from Mucuna at Honduras and Kenya;
World’s Poultry Congress at Montreal;
Annual Conference of British Society of Animal Science at Nottingham;
NITDA Workshop on FOSS;
ETF Workshop on ICT;
UNU-IIST & NITDA organized Workshop and School on e-Governance;
UNU-IIST & NITDA organized Workshop and School on e-Governance;
Training on Critical Management Courses.
Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Confference at Dublin, Ireland
Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries, China
Reviewer for many national and international Journals, conferences and workshops, including:
Served and serving as External Examiner of PG and undergraduate students in many Universities, including Unical, FUTO, UNN, Uni-Agric Makurdi, Imo State
Served and serving for external assessment of candidates for professorial and readership appointments in many Universities including ABU, Kogi State University, Imo State University, FUTO, Niger Delta University.
Courses Taught at Graduate Level
(1) Prof. Ike Nwachukwu
Department of Rural Sociology and Extention
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
(2) Prof. O. C. Onwudike
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
(3) Dr. J. G. Ikeorgu
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
FOCUS OF CURRENT RESEARCH
Mitigation of climate change via reduction of greenhouse gases in Animal Agriculture using local agro-wastes, inorganic acids and metabolites as animal feed additives
43 R. P. A. Unamma, C. O. Muoneke and S. N. Ukachukwu. 2004. FSR&D Activities. In: Farming Systems Research and development in Nigeria: Principles and Practice in Humid and Derived Savanna South-east Zone. Eds: RPA Unamma, OC Onwudike, AC Uwaegbute, HO Edoga and AC Nwosu. MOUAU, NIGERIA
44 R. Mbakwe, S. N. Ukachukwu, C. O. Muoneke and F. Ekeleme. 2004. Problem Identification and Development of Research Base. In: Farming Systems Research and development in Nigeria: Principles and Practice in Humid and Derived Savanna South-east Zone. Eds: RPA Unamma, OC Onwudike, AC Uwaegbute, HO Edoga and AC Nwosu. MOUAU, NIGERIA
45 S. N. Ukachukwu and O. C. Onwudike. 2004. Livstock-Based OFR. In: Farming Systems Research and development in Nigeria: Principles and Practice in Humid and Derived Savanna South-east Zone. Eds: RPA Unamma, OC Onwudike, AC Uwaegbute, HO Edoga and AC Nwosu. MOUAU, NIGERIA
46 O. C. ONWUDIKE, A. A. Nlewadim, R. P. A. Unamma, C. O. Muoneke, F. Ekeleme, S. N. Ukachukwu, R. Mbakwe, N. O. Oke, H. O. Edoga and A. C. Uwaegbute. 2004. Training for Implementers of FER&D. In: Farming Systems Research and development in Nigeria: Principles and Practice in Humid and Derived Savanna South-east Zone. Eds: RPA Unamma, OC Onwudike, AC Uwaegbute, HO Edoga and AC Nwosu. MOUAU, NIGERIA
47 S. N. UKACHUKWU. 1998. Averting Examination Failure: Studying and Passing Your Examinations. Kenova Educational Publishers, Nigeria. ISBN 978. 32328-5-1. Umuahia, NIGERIA
48 S. N. UKACHUKWU, I. E. EZEAGU, G. TARAWALI and J. E. G. IKEORGU. 2000. Mucuna Food and Feed Utilization in West Africa. In Milton Flores B., M. Eilitta, R. Myhrman, L. B. Carew and R. J. Carsky (Eds.). Proceeding of International Workshop on Food and Feed from Mucuna: Current Uses and the Way Forward. Held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 26-29, 2000. CIDICCO, Honduras. 272-287. Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
49 O. C. ONWUDIKE and S. N. UKACHUKWU and E. Onyekweodiri. 2000. Evaluation of Mucuna cochinchinensis meal in broiler diets. Paper presented at the XXI World’s Poultry Congress, Montreal, CANADA.
50 S. N. UKACHUKWUand N. J. SZABO. 2002. Effect of processing, additives and vitamin B6 supplementation of Mucuna pruriens var cochinchinensis on broilers. Paper presented at CIEPCA/Rocke Feller Sponsored International Workshop on Food and Feed from Mucuna. Held in Mombasa, KENYA.
51 S. N. Ukachukwu, L. S. Abdu and O. C. Onwudike. 2011. Chemical and nutritional evaluation of raw Baobab (Adansonia digitata. L) seed as alternative plant protein source in broiler diet. Paper presented at 2011 Annual Conference of British Society of Animal Science held at University of Nottingham. Nottingham. April 4-6, 2011. UNITED KINGDOM
52 S. N. Ukachukwu, V. U. Odoemelam, A. U. Kanu and I. Nwogbugbo. 2013. Can dietary Thais coronate – a local sea food waste control odour in a poultry farm? Paper presented at 2013 Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture (GGAA) Conference held at the University College Dublin, Dublin. June 23 26, 2013. IRELAND.
53 V. U. Odoemelam, K. O. Nwaogu, S. N. Ukachukwu, B. O. Esonu, I. C. Okoli, E. B. Etuk, E. K. Ndelekwute, I. F. Etuk, I. P. Ogbuewu and O. E. Kadurumba. 2013. Growth response of broiler birds fed Ocimum gratissmum L. supplemented diets. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries (SAADC2013), 27-31 July, 2013, Lanzhou University, CHINA
54 S. N. UKACHUKWU. 1998. Dry season feed management in the humid tropics of eastern Nigeria: a case for irrigated pasture farming (IPF). In Proc. Silver Anniversary Conf. of NSAP and Inaugruation of WASAP. WASAP WASAP–NSAP, NIGERIA
55 A. H. AKINMUTIMI, S. F. ABASIEKONG, E. N. NWACHUKWU, G. S. OJEWOLA, S. N. UKACHUKWU and K. U. AMAEFULE. 1999. Bioavailability of energy and nitrogen content of some common non-conventional feedingstuffs using broiler chicken. In. Proc. 26th Annual Conf. Of NSAP. NIGERIA
56 S. N. UKACHUKWU, G. S. OJEWOLA, E. N. NWACHUKWU and F. C. NWOKENNAYA. 1999. Carcass characteristics of growing rabbit fed Mucuna cochinchinensis or Centrosema pubescens as green feeds. In Proc. 26th Annual Conf. Of NSAP. NIGERIA.
57 S. N. UKACHUKWU, S. O. UZOECHI and S. C. AKOMAS. 2002. Effect of methionine supplementation on the growth performance of starter broilers fed Mucuna cochinchinensis-based diet. In Proc. 27th Annual Conf. Of NSAP. NIGERIA
58 C. O. OKERERKE, S.N. UKACHUKWU and F. C. OKOYE. 2005. Effect of Dietary inclusion of composite cassava meal on egg production Characteristics of laying hens. National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, 2005 Annual Report. 191-194 NIGERIA
60 C. C. EKWE, S. N. UKACHUKWU and G. S. OJEWOLA. 2006. Nitrogen retention of weaner rabbits fed graded levels of composite Cassava meal. (NRCRI) , Umudike, 2006 Annual Report. 241-244. NIGERIA
61 C. O. OKEREKE, A. UDEALOR and S. N. UKACHUKWU. 2006. The Effect of peel-meal from various root and tuber crops on the Bio-economics of snail (Achatina achatina) production. National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) 2006 Annual Report. 247-250. NIGERIA
62 E. E. NSA, C. O. OKEREKE and S. N. UKACHUKWU. 2006. Ascorbic acid in poultry nutrition. In Proc. 40th Annual Conf. Of Agric. Soc. Nig., NIGERIA
63 C. O. OKEREKE, S. N. UKACHUKWU and E. E. NSA. 2006. Potentials of cassava leaves and/or foliage as poultry feedstuff. In Proc. 40th Annual Conf. Of Agric. Soc. Nig., NIGERIA
64 E. E. NSA, and S. N. UKACHUKWU. 2007. Determination of the true metabolisable energy of raw and thermal treated castor bean (Ricinus communis) using adult broiler birds. In: Proc. 32nd Annual Conf. of NSAP, NIGERIA.
65 C. C. EKWE, S. N. UKACHUKWU and K. C. EKWE. 2007. Performance and Nitrogen retention of weaner rabbits fed graded levels of composite cassava meal. In Proc. 41st Annual Cont. of Agric. Soc. Nigeria. NIGERIA.
67 C. O. OKEREKE, A. UDEALOR and S. N. UKACHUKWU. 2010. Effect of Livingstone potato (Plectranthus esculentus) tuber meal on the growth performance of finisher broilers. In: Proc. 35th Annual Conf. of NSAP, NIGERIA.
68 V. U. ODOEMELAM, S. N. UKACHUKWU, I. P. OGBUEWU, F. O. AHAMEFULE, B. O. ESONU and C. C. EKWE. 2010. Harnessing the agronomic and nutritional potentials of Canavalia plagiosperma for the Nigerian livestock industry: a review. In: Proc. 44th Annual Conf. of Agric. Soc. Nigeria. NIGERIA.
69 U. K. OKE, U. HERBERT, S. N. UKACHUKWU, I. A. UKWENI, I. I. EZEIGBO, A. H. AKINMUTIMI, D. O. CHUKWU and B. E. OBUA. 2012. The relationship between biologic marker and quantitative traits in two varieties of guinea fowl in humid tropical environment. In: Proc. 37th Annual Conf. of NSAP, NIGERIA.
70 S. N. UKACHUKWU and S. Onwuka. 2012. Getting round the problem of cassava utilization by livestock: A case study of case study of composite cassava meal. In: Proc. 16th Triennial Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops. Ibadan, NIGERIA
71 V. U. ODOEMELAM, K. O. NWAOGU, S. N. UKACHUKWU, B. O. ESONU, I. C. OKOLI, E. B. ETUK, E. K. NDELEKWUTE, I. F. ETUK, N. O. ALADI and I. P. OGBUEWU. 2013. Carcass and organoleptic assessment of broiler fed Ocimum gratissimum L. supplemented diets. In: Proc. 38th Annual Conf. of NSAP, NIGERIA.
72 C. C. EKWE, S. N. UKACHUKWU AND K. C. EKWE. 2013. Determination of tolerance level of broiler starter birds fed Mucuna sloanei-based diet. . 18th A. 18th Annual Confnnual Conf. of Anim. Sci. Assoc. Nigeria. NIGERIA.
73 C. C. EKWE, S. N. UKACHUKWU AND K. C. EKWE. 2013. Exploring the neglected potential of Mucuna sloanei as protein source in broiler starter diet. In: proc. 47th Annual Conf. of Agric. Soc. Nigeria. NIGERIA.
74 S. N. UKACHUKWU and MARJATTA EILITTA. 2001. Mucuna use in E. Nigeria. Mucuna News (1st Issue). Centre for Cover Crops Information and Seed Exchange (CIEPCA). Rocke Feller/IITA/CIEPCA, COTONOU, BENIN
75 S. N. UKACHUKWU, J. A. IBEAWUCHI, S. N. IBE, A. G. EZEKWE and S. F. ABASIEKONG. 2000. Animal Production in the new millennium: challenges and options. Proc. 25th Annual Conf. NSAP, 19-23 March 2000. ISBN 978-028-966-6. Umudike, NIGERIA