Josephat Okechukwu Ogbuagu

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Josephat Okechukwu Ogbuagu
The Governing Board Chairman ,Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency
Assumed office
19 September, 2019
Personal details
Born (1963-09-04) September 4, 1963 (age 58)
Agulu, Anambra, Nigeria
Spouse(s)Ass. Prof. Adaora Ogbuagu
Alma mater
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Professor Ogbuagu Josephat Okechukwu, mni is a Lecturer in the department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and currently the Governing Board Chairman, Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, (ASPHCDA), He was appointed by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano on 19th September, 2019.[1][2]

He is happily married with Children.

Early life and education

Professor Ogbuagu Josephat Okechukwu was born to Chief & Mrs Raphael Okoye Ogbuagu of Umuowelle Village Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. He attended the Umuowelle Primary School, Agulu, (1971-1976), Bubendorf Memorial Grammar School (B.M.G.S.) Adazi, Anambra State (1976-1981) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, (1981-1985) where he obtained a B.Sc (Hons), Pure and Industrial Chemistry. He further obtained an M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry), UNN (1992) and a Ph.D in Industrial Chemistry, UNN (1999).

Career

From 1991 to 1993, he was a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Energy Research and Development of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. with a parallel appointment as a lecturer in the Department, Pure and Industrial Chemistry of the same University. In 1994, he joined the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, NAU, Awka, as a teaching staff where he rose to the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 2006. A former Head of the Department of Production Technology and the pioneer Head of the Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Prof. Ogbuagu had further served the University in several capacities.

Membership of Professional Societies/ Bodies/ Associations

Prof. J.O. Ogbuagu, mni. is a fellow of over twenty professional bodies including the Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN), Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, (FICCON), Nigerian Institute of Management, (FNIM), Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (FSESN), Polymer Institute of Nigeria, (FPIN), Nigerian Academy of Education, (FNAE), Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, FNISLT), Fellow of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN) and has served the Institute in various capacities. Also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Industrial Statisticians and a chartered member of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria, WAMASON.

A member of several international professional bodies such as: New York Academy of Science, American Chemical Society. He is a recipient of the American Medal of Honour (2003) by the American Biographical Institute, and was also listed among the International Scientists of the Year (2003) and among the One thousand Great Scientists of the 21st Century by the International Biographical Centre, IBC, Cambridge, England; the Marquis of Who is Who in Science and Engineering and the Contemporary Who is Who of professionals.

Prof. J.O. Ogbuagu, mni is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International (PHF), a Justice of Peace (JP) in and for Anambra State, a registered teacher with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)[3] and further holds the Distinguished Service to the Chemical Society of Nigeria, dscs. Also a Knight of the Order of St Mulumba (KSM), is an accredited environmental consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment Abuja, and the Ministry of Environment Awka, Anambra State.

Appointment as Governing Board Chairman, Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency

Anambra State Governor, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano on 19th September, 2019, appointed him the Governing Board Chairman, Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, (ASPHCDA).[1][2]

Appointment as provost

In January 2010, he was appointed Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), FCE(T), Umunze, Anambra State and served till January 2018. He was equally the Chairman, Committee of Federal Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, (2014-2018)[4][5] and member Governing Council of National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, 2014-2018.

Awards and honours

Provost of the Year 2012 by the International Centre for Comparative Leadership for Africans and Blacks in Diaspora in collaboration with ACCOLADE Communications, Abuja, Award of Excellence in Transparency, Academic Excellence and Promotion of Staff Welfare by the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU)[6], FCE(T) Umunze, 2010. Others include: Distinguished Academic Excellence by the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Alumni Association, an Award of Excellence for Philanthropic Work, Youth/Students Empowerment and Humanitarian contribution to the Growth and Development of Education by the Students Union Government, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Distinguished Leadership Award from Women in Colleges of Education (WICE) 2012, Courage in Character, Patriotism and Humanitarian Leadership Award by the Integrity International Magazine 2012, Nigerian Merit Gold Award for Productivity from Supreme Magazine, 2012, Most Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in South/South, South/East by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), 2014.

Prof J.O Ogbuagu holds the Henry Dunant Gold Merit Award for Service to Humanity from the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Anambra State, 2011, Pillar of Support Award by the Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education (SSUCOEN), FCE(T) Umunze, 2011, Labour Friendly Provost by the South East zone of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Astute Administrator Award by the National Executive Council (NEC), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, (COEASU)[7], 2013 and many more.

Publications

He has published over ninety (90) scholarly articles in local and international journals and contributed to five textbooks in his area of study.

List of some publications;

  1. Ikelle I. Ikelle, Nworu J. Sunday , Nworie F. Sunday, Jedidiah John, Ogbuagu J. Okechukwu, Nwabueze I. Elom (2020). Thermal Analyses of Briquette Fuels Produced from Coal Dust and Groundnut Husk. Sciendo Acta Chemica Malaysia Journal. 4(1) 24-27.[8] https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/acmy/4/1/article-p24.xml
  2. Enenchi Marcel Igwenagu; Patrice Anthony Chude; Josephat Okey Ogbuagu and Ubaoji Kingsley Ikechukwu (2019). Heavy Metal levels in Plants Growing on Abandoned Coal Ash Dumpsite in Oji, Enugu State, Nigeria. American Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 4(2), 2019, PP. 43-49; http://www.aiscience.org/journal/ajesd[9]
  3. Enenchi Marcel Igwenagu; Patrice Anthony Chude; Josephat Okey Ogbuagu and Ubaoji Kingsley Ikechukwu (2019). Evaluation of Heavy Metals Contamination of Soil Around the Abandoned Coal Dumpsite in Oji, Enugu State, Nigeria. Federal University Wilkari Trends in Science and Technology Journal, www.ftsjournal.com, August, 2019 4(2), PP. 329-336.[10]
  4. Chizoba M. Obele, Chinomso M. Ewulonu and Josephat O. Ogbuagu, (2017). Synthesis and characterization of Carboxylmethyl Cellulose from Cassava Stem (Manihot Esculent). Lignocellulose 6(2).[11]
  5. Ogbuagu, A.S, Eric, S.N, Obumselu, F.O. and Ogbuagu, J.O. (2018). Quantitative and Qualitative Phytochemical and Physiochemical Analysis on the oil extracts of Ricinodendron Heudolotii. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 1(1), 1-7. [12]
  6. Ogbuagu, J.O.; Eyibe, S.C. and Okoli, C.A.(2016). Challenges of Teaching and Learning of Basic Technology in Junior Secondary Schools in Anambra State. Journal of Technical Education on Humanities, Science and Sustainable Development, 9(2), 2016. 240-250.[13]
  7. Ogbuagu, A.S., Anumonye, K.A. and Ogbuagu, J.O. (2015) Analysis of heavy metals in selected imported fruits. Technoscience Review 6(1&2). 35-39.[14]
  8. Ogbuagu, J.O. and Akubue, P.C. (2016). The Profile of Energy Generation and Consumption in Nigeria. Indian Journal of Research 5(2),38-45.[15]
  9. Ogbuagu, J.O. and Eyibe, S.C. (2016). Challenges of E-Learning Resources of Open Education and Globalization in Africa. Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore, India.[16]
  10. Ogbuagu, J.O. and Akubue, P.C. (2015). Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Nanotechnology in Polymer and Textile. European Journal of Engineering and Technology 3(7), 2015 30-39.http://www.idpublications.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ACHIEVING-SUSTAINABLE-DEVELOPMENT-GOALS-THROUGH-NANOTECHNOLOGY-IN-POLYMER-AND-TEXTILE.pdf
  11. Ogbuagu, A.S., Okoro, K., Ogbuagu, J.O., Ekpunobi, U.E. and Ohaekenyem, E.C. (2015) Quantitative determination of some secondary metabolites and anti-bacterial effects of the leave extracts of DURANTA ERACTA. American Journal of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering 1(5) 82-87.[17]
  12. Ogbuagu, J.O.; Eyibe, S.C. and Unigwe, S.C. (2015). Quality Universal Basic Education and Teachers’ Preparation in Nigeria. Proceedings of African Regional Conference on Sustainable Development, 13(7), 2015: 188-192.[18]
  13. Ogbuagu, J.O. and Eyibe, S.C. (2015). Education for Environmental Peace and Sustainability. Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Education, 4(1) June 2015, 202-213.[19]
  14. Ogbuagu, J.O. (2013). Goals of Teacher Education in Nigeria. Proceedings of International Conference on Research, Innovations and Sustainable Development, 4(5) 2013, pp.173-177.[20]
  15. Ogbuagu, J.O.; Onuegbu Theresa; Ikelle Issie Ikelle; Obini E. Ude and Anyigor Chukwuma.(2013) Thermal characterization of Onyeama Coal and Rice Husk briquettes produced using Bitumen as a Binder. Journal of Physical Sciences and Environmental Safety 3 (1), 2013. Insudec Academic Publisher.[21]
  16. Ogbuagu, J.O, Ogbuagu, A.S., Okoli, I.J., Ekpunobi, E.U. and Onuegbu, T.U. (2013), Comparative Physiochemical And Heavy Metal Analysis Of Some Water Resources For Portable Drinking Water Supply In Some Parts Of Warri, Delta State Nigeria. Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria 2013, 222-226[22].
  17. Ogbuagu, J. O., Mbanugo, C.A. and Mbanugo, J.I. (2011). Assessment of Nitrate Levels in Underground Water Sources and Selected Foods in Awka, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health,8(1).22-26.[23]
  18. Ogbuagu J.O.; Nnuekwe, O.D. and Obele, C.M. (2009). Proximate Composition and bacteriological evaluation of multimix weaning food formulated from local foodstuffs. Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 12(2)PP 8408-8418.[24]
  19. Ogbuagu, J.O; Umerie, S.C, and Ogbuagu, A.S (2004) Stabilization of Palm Oils by Using Ficus exasperata leaves in local processing methods. Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Science Publication, London, 94 (2004), 307-310.[25]
  20. Ogbuagu, J. O. and Ajiwe , V. I. E . (1998). “Industrial Pollution Survey in Anambra State, Nigeria Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Springer -Verlag. New York, U.S.A 61 (2), August 1998. 269 - 275.[26]

Professional training

He participated in several training and workshops/conferences in Nigeria and abroad, including the G-8 UNESCO World Forum on Education[27], Scientific Research and Innovation, Trieste, Italy (2007), the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2018)[28].

He was part of the Nigerian team that went for Studies on Entrepreneurship Programmes for the Nation’s Colleges, in Aberdeen, Scotland (2015); study tour on Industrial Relations, Labour Productivity and National Development to London, United Kingdom and Algeria (2014). He was also part of the Nigerian scholars at the Transformational Leadership for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, Baltimore, Maryland USA (2013); ICT Technologies and Innovative Methods in Education in Nigeria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2012); Leadership and Management Skills for Senior Education Officers at the Management Developments Institute, MDIS, Singapore (2012); Tertiary Institutions Top Executives and Stakeholders Programme held in Puri Pujangga, Universiti, Kebangsaan, Malaysia (2011).

Prof Ogbuagu was among the few Nigerian experts who participated in the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) and Human Resources Development (HRD) Workshop for Nigerian Experts held at the Korean Institute for Vocational Education and Training[29] (KRIVET) in South Korea (2010); Earth Systems Science Course in Watersheds and Coastal Zone Simulation, Trieste, Italy (2000).

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gov Obiano inaugurates Anambra Primary Healthcare Agency". Daily Times NG. 15 September 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  4. editor (2019-02-06). "FCET Umunze Council Honours Former Provost". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-07-20. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. Published. "My school is located in robbers' den –Provost". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  6. "Eight get COEASU 'labour-friendly' awards". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
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  8. Ikelle, Ikelle I.; Sunday, Nworu J.; Sunday, Nworie F.; John, Jedidiah; Okechukwu, Ogbuagu J.; Elom, Nwabueze I. (2020-06-01). "Thermal Analyses of Briquette Fuels Produced from Coal Dust and Groundnut Husk". Acta Chemica Malaysia. 4 (1): 24–27. doi:10.2478/acmy-2020-0004. ISSN 2576-6732.
  9. "Journals-Paper Information - American Institute of Science". www.publicscienceframework.org. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  10. "Journals-Paper Information - American Institute of Science". www.publicscienceframework.org. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  11. Chizoba M. Obele, Chinomso M. Ewulonu and Josephat O. Ogbuagu (2017). "Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxymethyl Cellulose from Cassava Stem ( Manihot esculenta )". semantic scholar. 10: 1.
  12. Ogbuagu, A.S, Eric, S.N, Obumselu, F.O. and Ogbuagu, J.O. (2018). "Quantitative and Qualitative Phytochemical and Physiochemical Analysis on the oil extracts of Ricinodendron Heudolotii" (PDF). Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 7 (1).{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. J. O. Ogbuagu; S. C. Eyibe; A. C. Okoli (2017-12-01). "CHALLENGES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING OF BASIC TECHNOLOGY IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE". Journal of Technical Education Research and Development. 5 (2).
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  15. "The Profile Of Energy Generation And Consumption In Nigeria, Paripex - Indian Journal Of Research(PIJR), PIJR | World Wide Journals". www.worldwidejournals.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  16. Ogbuagu, Okechukwu J.; Eyibe, Chukwuka S. (2016-06-11). "CHALLENGES OF E-LEARNING AND GLOBALIZATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA". Journal of Technical Education Research and Development. 5 (1): 34–41.
  17. "Ogbuagu, A.S., Okoro, K., Ogbuagu, J.O., Ekpunobi, U.E. and Ohaekenyem, E.C. (2015) Quantitative determination of some secondary metabolites and anti-bacterial effects of the leave extracts of DURANTA ERACTA. American Journal of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering 1(5) 82-87. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  18. "Ogbuagu, J.O.; Eyibe, S.C. and Unigwe, S.C. (2015). Quality Universal Basic Education and Teachers' Preparation in Nigeria. Proceedings of African Regional Conference on Sustainable Development, 13(7), 2015: 188-192. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  19. "Ogbuagu, J.O. and Eyibe, S.C. (2015). Education for Environmental Peace and Sustainability. Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Education, 4(1) June 2015, 202-213. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. "Ogbuagu, J.O. (2013). Goals of Teacher Education in Nigeria. Proceedings of International Conference on Research, Innovations and Sustainable Development, 4(5) 2013, pp.173-177. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  21. "Ogbuagu, J.O.; Onuegbu Theresa; Ikelle Issie Ikelle; Chimezie Onuoha and Anyigor Chukwuma, (2013). Production and Analysis of the Heating properties of Coal and Rice Husk briquettes using CaSO4 as a builder. Journal of Physical Sciences 5 (1), 2013. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  22. "Ogbuagu, J.O, Ogbuagu, A.S., Okoli, I.N., Ekpunobi, E.U. and Onuegbu, T.U. (2013), Comparative Physicochemical And Heavy Metal Analysis Of Some Water Resources For Portable Drinking Water Supply In Some Parts Of Warri, Delta State Nigeria. Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria 2013, 222-226. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  23. "Ogbuagu Assessment of Nitrate Levels in Underground Water Sources and Selected Foods in Awka, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health,8(1).22-26. - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  24. "Proximate Composition and bacteriological evaluation of multimix weaning food formulated from local foodstuffs ogbuagu - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  25. Umerie, S. C.; Ogbuagu, A. S.; Ogbuagu, J. O. (2004-09-01). "Stabilization of palm oils by using Ficus exasperata leaves in local processing methods". Bioresource Technology. 94 (3): 307–310. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2004.01.014. ISSN 0960-8524.
  26. Ogbuagu, J. O.; Ajiwe, V. I. E. (1998-07-01). "Industrial Pollution Survey in Anambra State, Nigeria". Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 61 (2): 269–275. doi:10.1007/s001289900758. ISSN 1432-0800.
  27. https://plus.google.com/+UNESCO (2019-03-14). "UNESCO Forum for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education". UNESCO. Retrieved 2020-07-20. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help); External link in |last= (help)
  28. "Fall 2018 National Meeting News, Boston, MA, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond". American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  29. "HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT SERVICE OF KOREA". www.hrdkorea.or.kr. Retrieved 2020-07-20.

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