IJOMAH, Prof. Benedict Imegwu Chukwumah

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Afo) 1* March, 1938 ContactAddress: Federal College of Technology, Akure P.M.B 758 Akure, Ondo State Dr. Ijomah B. Imegwu Chukwumah, BA, MA, Ph.D, ANigerian Sociologist, a distinguished academic, erudite scholar and a social commentator and critic. Education • Catholic School, Illah, 1944 51 • Our Lady's High School, Onitsha, 1952 56 • University ofNigeria, Nsukka, I960 63 • North Western University, Evanston, Illinois. USA, 1966-69. Work Experience • Dr. Ijomah started as a teacher atAnnunciation Grammar School, Ikerc Ekiti, Western Nigeria, 1957-59, St. Anthony's College, Ubulu-Uku 1960 • Assistant Registrar, University of Nigeria Nsukka, 1963 66 • Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Sociology, University, North Western University, USA 1967 • Teacher, Advanced Social Statistics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, USA 1968 • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Loyola, Chicago, USA, 1968 71 • SeniorAssistant Registrar, UniversityofNigeria Nsukka, 1974 75 • Acting head, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, University ofNigeria Nsukka, 1975, Principal Officer. International Co-ordination, International Secretariat, Festac 1976-77 • Appointed Registrar, Federal College of Technology, Akure, 1977. Membership of Professional Associations • Member,American Sociological Association • Member, American Statistical Association • Member. Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association • Vice President. Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association. 1973-75 • Member. The Joint Examinations Committee, the Nigerian Institute ofAdministrative Management • fellow. Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. University of Chicago • Founder and President. Educational programme, joint University Council for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Nigerian Civil War. 1970-71 • Secretary. Curriculum Committee. University ofNigeria, Nsukka 1971-75 • Member. Federal Advisory Committee for Social Development. 1974-77. 1977-80 • Member, Board of Population and Demography Centre, University ofNigeria, Nsukka 1975 • Chairman. Research Sub-Committee on Social Development, since 1975 • Member. Board of Directors Mid West Mass Communication Corporation. Benin City. 1975 • Consulting Editor, Encyclopedia Britannica Co-editor. World of Man (16 Volumes) Encyclopedia. Britannica. 1968-69 • Consulting Editor. The Conch • Associate Editor. International Journal of Military and Political Sociology • Editor. African Journal ol" Behavioural Sciences. Publications • Nationalism and Socio-Political Integration in Nigeria (Schenkman Publishing Company. Cambridge. Massachusetts. USA) and many others. His hobbies are: Photography, exploration of ancient sites. He is married to Agatha Walslerand blessed with eight children
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