OBIOHA, Prof. Festus Chukwudozie




B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D; university lecturer, academic administrator, agricultural consultant; b: December 25, 1934; ht: Ihioma; Iga: Orlu; so: Imo; m: Josephine Umeagwu Adibe, 1964; nc: two s, one d; Education: St. Alphonsus School, Ihioma, Imo State, 1942-49; Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu, 1950- 54; School of Agriculture, Ibadan, 1955-56; University of College, Ibadan, 1959-62; University of Nebraska, 1964-67; Colorado State University, USA., 1967; University of Florida, 1967. Career: snr. Science Master, Merchant of Light School, Oba, 1959; Agricultural Officer in Charge, Abakaliki Poultry Scheme, 1962; Agricultural Officer-in- Charge, Ulonna Farm-Settlement, 1962-63; Research Associate, University of Nebraska, 1968; associate prof. Animal Science, Fort Valley State College, George, 1968-71; Head, Animal Production Research, National Root Crops, Research Institute, 1971-78; Lecturer I, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, 1971-75; comm. for Agriculture, Imo State, 1977-79; snr. Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, 1975-82; ag. Head, Animal Science Department, 1980-83; Reader, 1982-84; prof. University of Nigeria, 1984, Associate Dean of Agriculture 1985-86; Head, Department of Animal Science 1986-89; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 1993-95; dir. Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives, 1995-98; ch. Technical Sub-Committee, Standard for Animal Feeds, since 1983; Coach, University of Nigeria Chess Game, 1977-87; since 1989, University of Nigeria Sports Council, since 1990; Nutrition Consultant, East Central State Agricultural Development Authority, Enugu Formulation of Commercial Livestock Feeds 1972-76; mm: University of Nigeria Consultancy Group on the establishment activation of the Pig Progensy/ Testing Centre; Nigerian Society for Animal Production, American Society of Animal Science; American Society for Range Management; Agricultural Society of Nigeria; Sigma, XI, Honours Society of Science, USA. Award/Honours: College Scholar, 1951-54. Publication: A Guide to Poultry Production In The Tropics, Acana Publishers, Enugu, 1992. tt: Akanachi mba Ihioma, 1988. hob: chess, gardening, poultry farming, formulation of commercial livestock feeds, Office: Department of Animal Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.res: 61, Oloto Street, Odenigbo, Nsukka. tel: 042-771885.
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