Prof BC ONUSIRIUKA


 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

1.       BIODATA:

a.   Surname:                                       ONUSIRIUKA,

b.   Other names:                                 BENJAMIN CHIKWENDU

 c.   Sex:                                               Male

 d.   Date of Birth:                               12th November, 1950

 e.   Place of Birth:                               Olokoro

  f.   Home Town:                                  Umuahia

 g.   Local Government Area:              Umuahia South

 h.  State of Origin:                              Abia

i.   Nationality:                                    Nigerian

j.   Marital Status:                                Married

           

2.         INSTITUTION ATTENDED (WITH DATES):

            a.   St. Bartholomew Primary School, Enugu             -           1954 -1960

            b.   National Grammar School, Nike Enugu               -           1961 -1965

            c.   Government Secondary School, Owerri               -           1966 -1967

            d.   University of Nigeria, Nsukka                              -           1971 -1975

            e.   University of Jos, Jos                                            -           1986 - 1987

            f.    University of Jos, Jos                                           -           1991 – 1996

 

3.         ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (WITH DATES):

  1.  First School Leaving Certificate                                                                                                                     -           1960
  2. West African School Certificate (Grade One)                                                                                               -           1965
  3.  Bachelor of Science, UNN.                                                                                                                             -          
  4.  Second Class Honours. Lower Division (Zoology)                                                                                    -           1975
  5.  Master of Science (Applied Hydrobiology and Fisheries) UNIJOS                                                          -           1987
  1.  Doctor of Philosophy (Zoology Applied Hydrobiology and Fisheries) UNIJOS                                      -        1996

 

4.         THESES PRESENTED

  1.  B.C. Onusiriuka, ‘’The Anatomy and Morphology of Bitter – leaf Beetle,

Lixus camerunus’’ a research project presented to the Department of  Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1975 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of B.Sc degree in Zoology.

 

  1.  B.C.Onusiriuka, ‘’Comparative study of effects of Inorganic Fertilizers on   Growth and Tissue Chemistry of Catfish, Clarias lazera’’, M.Sc thesis presented to the department of Zoology, University of Jos, Jos, in 1987.

         c.   B.C. Onusiriuka, ‘’Effect of water Extracts of Blighia sapida  and   Sausage plants,Kigelia Africana on growth and physiological Chemistry of African catfish’’, Ph.D thesis presented to the Department of Zoology, University of Jos, Jos, in 1995.

 

 

5.         WORKING EXPERIENCE (WITH DATES)

 

S/NO

RANK

INSTITUTION

DATE

a.

 

b.

c.

d.

 

e.

f.

 

g.

h.

i.

j.

k.

Tutor

 

Senior Lecturer

Head of Dept

On M.Sc Programme

(In Service)

Assist Lecturer

On Ph.D Programme

(In Service)

Lecturer II

Lecturer I

Senior Lecturer

Reader

Professor

Rumfa College, Kano

NDA Kaduna

(NDACE Programme)

NDA Kaduna

 

NDA Kaduna

University of Jos, Jos

 

 

NDA, Kaduna

NDA, Kaduna

NDA, Kaduna

NDA, Kaduna

NDA, Kaduna

July 1976 – Jan 1983

 

Jan 1983 – Sep 1984

Oct 1984-Aug 1986

Oct 1986 – Sep 1987

 

Mar 1988- Sep 1990

Sep 1991 – Oct 1995

 

Oct 1990 –Sep 1995

Oct. 1995 – Sep 1998

Oct 1998 – Sep 2001

Oct 2001 – Sep 2006

Oct 2006 - DATE

 

 

6.         ACADEMIC AWARDS

           

  1. Best Project in the Department of Zoology, University of Nigeria,   Nsukka, 1975.

 

7.     MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/ASSOCIATIONS

           

  1. Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences (Nigeria) (N.A.A.S)

 

 

8.     SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

1.   Onusiriuka, B.C. and E.B.C. Ufodike (1990). “Effects of Lethal Concentration of Inorganic Fertilizers on Haemopathology of Catfish, Claria lazera” Nigerian Defence Academy Journal.  Vol.1 (2) : 61 – 68.

 

2.  Ufodike E.B.C. and Onusiriuka (1990) Acute Toxicity of Inorganic Fertilizers to African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Teugals).  Aquaculture and Fisheries Management 21 : 181 – 185.

 

3.  Onusiriuka, B.C. and Ufodike (1992).  “Acute toxicity of some inorganic fertilizers to Oreochromis niloticus.”  Journal of Aquatic Sciences:  7:7-11.

 

 

4.  Onusiriuka, B.C. (1993).  “Comparative Study of the Gill Size Relationship of Clarias gariepinus (Teugals), Oreochromis niloticus and Synodontis schall to body length/weight.”  Journal of Aquatic Sciences: 8 : 39 – 43.

 

5.  Onusiriuka, B.C. and E.B.C. Ufodike (1994)  Acute Toxicity of Water Extracts of Sausage Plant Kigalia africana and Akee apple, Blighia sapida, on African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Teugals).  Journal of Aquatic Sciences 9: 35 – 41.

 

6.  Ufodike, E.B.C. and B.C. Onusiriuka (1996).  “Gill Damage and Haematology in African Catfish Exposed to Inorganic Fertilizers.”  Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 7: 278 – 282.

 

7.  Onusiriuka, B.C. and E.B.C. Ufodike (1998).  “Growth of African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Teugals) subjected to sublethal concentrations of water extracts of Akee Aple, Blighia sapida and sausage plant, Kigelia africana.”  Journal of Aquatic Science 13: 59 – 62.

 

8.  Onusiriuka B.C.and Ufodike (2000)  “Effects of sub-lethal Concentrations of Akee Apple Blighia saprda and Sausage Plant Kigelia africana (L) Journal of Aquatic Science 15: 47 – 49.

 

9.  Onusiriuka, B.C (2001).  “The Effects of Balanites aegyptiaca and Kigelia africana on Survival of Planorbid Snail, Biomphalaria pfeiffereri, Chironomid and Mosquito Larvae.”  Academy Journal of Science and Engineering Vol.1. No.1 P.46 – 51.

 

10.  Omoregie, E.S.A., Okunsebor and B.C. Onusiriuka (2001)  Inhibition of Growth and Nutrient Digestibility in the Cichlid, Tuapia zilli (L) exposed to used Automobile Lubrication Oil.” Journal of Aquatic Sciences Vol.16: Pp 25 – 28.                                                  

 

11. Onusiriuka, B.C. (2002).  “Effects of Parasitisim on the Protein and Fatty Acid Content of     the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus and African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Teugals) in River Kaduna, Nigeria.”  Journal of Aquatic Sciences Vol.17(2): 128 – 130.

 

12.  Onusiriuka, B.C. (2002). “Effects of Sublethal Concentrations of Formalin on Weight Gain in the African Catfish,  Clarias gariepinus (Tengals).”  Journal of Aquatic Sciences  Vol.17(1)  66 – 68.

 

13.  Onusiriuka, B.C. (2002).  “Characteriszation of Freeze-dried Water Extracts of Akee Apple, Blighia sapida and Sausage Plant, Kigelia africana Through Infra-Red Spectrophotometry (IRS).”  Journal of Applied Natural Sciences Research.  Vol.1(4):  14 – 18.

 

14.  Onusiriuka, B.C. (2000).  Genetic Variation Among Cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy.  Defence Studies.  Journal of the Nig. Def. Acad.  Vol.10:

76 – 81.

 

15.  Onusiriuka, B.C. (2006).  Prevalence of Gut heliminths Infestation in Goats         

Slaughtered In Zango Abattoir of Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State.  Academy Journal of Science and Engineering.  Vol. 4. No. 1. P.153 – 157 (Published)

 

16.  Onusiriuka, B.C and M. C Emere (2006).  “The Effects of Various Preservation

Methods on Fatty Acid Content of African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus and Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.”  Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 21 (1): 1 – 4 (Published)

     

 

17.  Onusiriuka. B.C. (2009).  ‘’Growth Changes of African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus,

Exposed to Different Diets of Varying Hormone Types.’’  Academy Journal of Science and Engineering. (Vol. 6(1):25-30).

 

18.  Onusiriuka, BC. (2009),’’ Investigation of Important Insect Pests of Stored Grains in    

Markets in Kaduna metropolis.  Academy Journal of Defence Studies. (vol.16: 69-81).

 

19.    Emere, M.C., B.C. Onusiriuka and N.E.L Egbe (2015) ‘’ Metallic (Zinc) load of Plants 

Found Along Ungwan Dosa Stream, Kaduna, Nigeria’’. Journal of Natural Sciences Research,  Vol 5 (14): 69 -71.

 

 

9.       ACCEPTED PAPERS 

20.     Onusiriuka, BC. (2006). “Amino Acid Profile of Water Extracts of Akee Apple and

Sausage Plant.”  Plant Science Research Communications (Vol. and Pages to follow).

 

 

10.       SPECIALITY

            a.         Zoology (Fish nutrition, toxicology and water pollution).

 

11.       ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

a.   Head, Department of Biology (1983-1986) Nigerian Defence Academy Certificate of

      Education Programme).

  1. Chairman, Departmental Welfare Committee (1995 – 2005).
  2. Chairman, Departmental Curriculum Committee (1995 – 1999).
  3. Lecturer in charge, Departmental Time Table(1995 -2000).
  4. Lecturer in charge, Cadet  Research Project, Department of Biological Sciences

 (1995 – 2010).

  1. Member, Faculty of Science Examination Board (1995 –Date).
  2. Member, Editorial Board, Academy Journal of Science and Engineering (2000-Date).
  3. Member, Nigerian Defence Academic Board (1999 – Date).
  4. Head, Department of Biological Sciences (Oct 2001 –Sept 2002).
  5. Head, Department of Biological Sciences (Oct 2004 –2007).
  6. Acting Dean, Faculty of Science (Jan 26th 2007 – May 20th, 2007).
  7. Deputy Chairman, Academic Branch Loans Committee (May 2007 -2012)
  8. Dean, Faculty of Science (Oct 1st  2008 till 2010).
  9. Head of Centre Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) NDA (from 1st Oct 13 – Date).
  10. Chairman, Awards and Ceremonial Committee NDA (2013-Date).
  11. Chairman of Several Committees
  12. Project Supervisor(Undergraduates, Masters and Doctorial Levels).

 

12.       COMMUNITY SERVICE:

            a.    Team Leader/Examiner for West African Examination Council (1976 –Date).

 

            b.    Lecturer in-charge of Students’ Project at Ondo State College of Education 

                   Sandwitch Programme, Ikere Ekiti (Kaduna Centre). (1987 – 2006).

 

c     Senior Agric. Science Lecturer at Ondo State College of Education Sandwitch

Programme, Ikere Ekiti (Kaduna Centre). (1987 -2006).

 

  1. Review Editor, Nigerian Journal of Technical Education.  Published by the Nigerian Board for Technical Education (1995 -2007).

 

  1. Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Accreditation Team (1999-2000).

 

  1. Delivered lecture to widows in a programme by Divine Rescue Mission Ministries at Gaskiya Skills International Schools, Barnawa, Kaduna. Topic: ‘’His Banner over us is love’’(March, 2006).

 

  1. External Assessor for Senior Teaching Staff, Kaduna Sate Polytechnic Tudun Wada, Kaduna. (2004 -2006).

 

  1. External Assessor to various Universities in Nigeria.

 

  1. As a discussant in 1st Northern SME summit 2010 held at Hamdala Hotel, Kaduna from 13th _15th July 2010.

 

  1. Speech delivered at the Graduation, Speech and Prize Giving Day of Chrisdom Nursery/Primary/Secondary School, Sabo Tasha Kaduna is December 2006. Topic: ’’The Child and Education’’.

 

  1. As a moderator for the Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT) Graduation Lectures held at Air Force Base, Kaduna on 12th August, 2010.

 

  • Delivered NDA Inaugural lecture on 16th September, 2010. Topic: ‘’Biology and the Military’’.

 

  1. Sabbatical appointment at Kaduna State University, Kaduna(KSU) (Feb 2012 –Mar 2013).

 

 

 

 

13.       ACADEMIC COURSES TAUGHT AT VARIOUS TIMES

           

LEVELS

COURSE CODE

TITLE

YEAR TAUGHT

100

BIO 111

General Biology

1989 - 2003

100

BIO 123

General Biology II( Zoology)

1989  - 2004

200

BIO 214

Lower Invertebrates

1988 - date

200

BIO 216

Chordates

1988 - date

200

BIO 223

Coelomic Invertebrates

1989 – date

200

BIO 225

General Physiology

1989 – date

300

BIO 311

Hydrobiology

2001 – date

300

BIO 312

Impact of Science & Tech. on Environment

2005 – date

300

BIO 319

Biotechnology

2004 - date

300

BIO 326

Human Physiology

2002 – date

300

BIO 328

Field Course/Seminar

1989 – date

300

BIO 329

Lab Exercise

2002 – date

300

BIO 330

Aquaculture

2001 – date

400

BIO 415

Military Biology

2004 – date

400

BIO 418

Project

1988 – date

500

BIO 609

Fish Pond Management

2005 – date

500

BIO 603

Issues in Biological warfare

2005 – date

300

BIO 318

Applied Military Toxicology

2008 – 2009

400

BIO 422

Military Toxicology

2009 – date

500

BIO 613

Comparative Inland and Marine

Fisheries Systematic: Structure and Function.

 

500

BIO 614

Comparative Inland and Marine

Fish Techniques and Aquaculture

2009 – date

300

OTHERS

 

2015 – date

 

14.       RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

 

  1. A Comparative Environmental Analysis of NIPSS and Egbe Fishing

Reservoir,Nigeria (Ph.D research completed).

  1.  Studies of Oviposition Behaviour of Anopheline and Culicine

Mosquitoes Population in Kaduna (Ph.D research supervised by me. Still in progress).

  1. Occurrence of Bacteria with Bioremediation potential from the effluents

of Defence Industries Co-operation (DICON) and the Kakuri drain in Kaduna, Kaduna State.  (Ph.D research supervised by me. Still in progress).

  1. The Environmental Impact of the Explosive Munition Contaminants and the Possible Remediation Measures in the Kachia Military Exercise Site.(A Team-research. Still in progress).
  1. Biodetoxification of Heavy Metals from Tannery Effluents in Sokoto Using Fungal Microflora (M.Sc research supervised by me.  Still in progress).
  1. Assay for the Presence and Level of Aflatoxin B, in Selected Local and Beverages (M.Sc research supervised by me.  Still in progress).
  1.  Water Quality Status, Distribution and Occurrence of Aquatic

Macroinvertebrates in River Galma, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. (M.Sc research supervised by me.  Still in progress).

(h).  Influence of some Physicochemical Parameters on the Distribution of Fish Parasites  from Selected Marine  and Fresh Water Environments in Nigeria (Ph.D research supervised by me.   Still in progress).

 

16.       SERVICES AS EXTERNAL EXAMINER & ASSESSOR

            (a)  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

            (b)  Kaduna State Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State.

            (c)  Others.

 

17.       HOBIES:

            (a).       Singing

            (b).       Reading

            (c).       Photography

 

 

 

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