EKA, Dr. Matthias James




University Teacher, Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Uyo; LGA: Itu; Born: Feb. 24, 1956; Pac ChiefJames U. Eka and Mrs. Josephine J .Eka(d); Married"to Mrs. _ ___ Helen U. Matthias-Eka; Children: Christopher (9), Joseph (7)~Francis (4); Education: Holy Family COli, Abak, 1969-73, WASC; Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1973-78, B.Sc; Univ ofIbadanlUniv. ofCalabar, 1980/ 84, 1981189, M.Sc, Ph.D.; Other Qualifications: Ordinary Diploma, Computer Progranuning Languages; Career and Work History: NYSC, Imo State, 1978-79; Lecturer, Coli of Education, U~o , 1979-81; ZonaJ Inspector, Cross River Basin Development Authority, Calabar, 1982- 83; Lecturer I, The Polytechnic, Calabar, 1985-89; Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Uyo, I 989-present; Career Related Activities: Agricultural activity, Afikpo, Imo State, 1978-79, NYSC; Agricultural, Cross River Basin Development Authority, Ukpom Anwana, Mbo, Udesi, Oyubia, 1982-83; Agricultural, Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Okobo, Ibiono, ltu, 1995-present; Sports, Univ. of Calabar and Univ. ·of Uyo; 1985, 1994-present; Discipline/Administration, Univ. of Uyo, 1 992-present; Special Work Related Achievements: Pioneered the Establ~hment and Management of Teaching and Research Farms in WTC, Afikpo, Co li of Education, Uyo, The Polytechnic, Calabar, Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio farms ·in Ibiono, internship farms inLJniv. ofUyo; Introduced the use of Church Organ in Catholic Cathedral, Ogoja, SI. Mary's, Efut Abua, Calabar, Charismatic Choir, Uyo and so on; Publications and Creative Work: Three textbooks for Higher Institutions 'of Learning: Biostatistics for Research, 1983; Statistical and Business Appraisal Tables, 1993; Practical CytolOgical Genetics, 1995; Played piano in a Religious Musical Album, 1994; Civic and Political Activities: . Mem, Akwa Ibom State Ecological Commission, Uyo, 1993-94; Mem, Akwa lbom State Council on Prerogative of Mercy, Uyo, 1994-present; Mem , Akwa Ibom State Swimming Asscn, Uyo, 1994-present; Honours: Honour and award, Sports Lovers Social Club of Nigeria, Uyo, 1994; Special Honour, Perfonning Christian Music Asscn of Nigeria; ltulUyo Branches, 1996; Professional Memberships: Mem, Genetics Society of Nigeria (Local Secretary); Mem, Soil Science Asscn of Nigeria; Mem, Nigerian Statistical Asscn; Mem, Science Teachers Asscn of Nigeria; Mem, Nigerian Agricultural Society; Mem, Fann Management Asscn of Nigeria; Religious Affiliation: Catholic; Hobbies: Swinuning, Soccer, Table Tennis, Music (Church Organist); Dr. Eka is a first class scout, a multimedalist in Swimming, involved in photography and drawing; Office: Agronomy Department, Univ. of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State; Home: P. O. Box 729, Uyo, Abva Ibom State.
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