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  3 Feb 2017

OGBONNA ONUOHA

CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR. OGBONNA ONUOHA

(07032586703; 08052038481)

e-mail: comradeogbonna@yahoo.com

 Name: OGBONNA ONUOHA

e-mail: comradeogbonna@yahoo.com

Date & Place of Birth: October 20, 1960, (@) Umuogu-Nsulu

Local Govt. of Origin           Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area,

State of Origin                       Abia State, Nigeria

Nationality                                Nigerian

 Sex:                                              Male

Marital Status: Married (with five children)

Religion: Christianity

Next of Kin: Mrs. Joy Ogbonna (wife)

Permanent Home Address: Umuogu-Nsulu Village, Isiala

Ngwa North L.G.A., Abia State, Nigeria

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED, WITH DATES

*        Umuezeukwu/Umuogu Community School    1968-1974

*        Community Secondary School, Nbawsi            1974-1979

*        University of Nigeria, Nsukka                             1979-1983

*        University of Nigeria, Nsukka                             1984-1986

*        University of Nigeria, Nsukka                             1997-2013

 

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED & DATES

*        First School Leaving Certificate (F.S.L.C)           Credit, 1974

*        West African School Certificate (WASC)            Division 1, 1979

*      B.A. (Hons.) Linguistics & Igbo                                 Second Class (Hons), Lower Division, 1983

*        M.A. Sociolinguistics                                                  M. A., 1986

*       Doctor of Philosophy                                                  Ph.D 2013 (Award-Wining)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

*        National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) @ University of Nigeria, Nsukka    1983/1984 session.

*        Temp Lect., Fed. College of Edu., Pankshin Plateau State                             1986/87 Session,

*        Assistant Lecturer, Abia State University,                                                            1987-1988

*        Lecturer II, Abia State University,                                                                            1989-1990

*        Lecturer I, Abia State University,                                                                             1990-1993

*        Senior Lecturer, Abia State University,                                                                  1993 to 2014

*        Reader (Associate Professor), Abia State University                                         2014 to date

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

*       Government-appointed Member Caretaker Committee SDP,  1992

*      Government-appointed Expert for Translating  MAMSER Grassroots Mobilization Materials,  1990- 1993

*     National Election Monitor –Nigeria Election Monitoring Group (NEMG) &Trainer of Monitors  & Election         Supervisor for Ukwa East L.G.A in the 1993 Presidential Elections  1993

*     Umuogu – Nsulu Community Development Coordinator.

Returning Officer for Ikwuano LGA, in the Abia State Independent    Electoral Commission-organized               December 21, 2016 Local Government Elections

 

 

APPLICATION OF ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE/AREAS OF

SPECIALIZATION 

*        Language & Economics (the Economics of Language)

*        Language, Politics & Power

*        Language use and component in planning & society

*        Language & Grassroots Mobilization, Enlightenment/Democratization

*        Language in Relation to other fields

*        Language, Development, Loyalty & Solidarity

*       Translations, Speech Writing, Terminologies, Registers

*        Language, Linguistics & Law Making

*        Phonetics, phonology, & stylistics

 

RECOGNITIONS/HONOURS WON

*          Debates Best Speaker/Orator, University of Nigeria   1980-81

*          State Merit Award Winner for Distinguished Service to Anambra State (NYSC),  1984

*          Passed World Bible School, U.S.A     1978

*          Honoured with Chieftaincy Title (Ugochinyere Mba) by Umariam-Achara,  Obowo Community, Imo                    State, 1994

*          Honoured with Chieftaincy Title by Ngwa-Ukwu Community, Abia State  1994

*          Honoured with Chieftaincy Title by Umuduru-Egbeaguru Community, Imo State 2001

*          Honoured with Chieftaincy Title of Ugo Mbu of Umuogu-Nsulu Community Abia State 1983

 

APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY

*          Elected Member representing the College of Humanities & Social Sciences in the Abia State University Senate (Two Terms)

*          Chairman/Member, University Official Committees/panels:

–           Examination Malpractice

–           Editorial Committee

–           Staff Welfare Committee

–           Environmental Committee

–           Disciplinary Committee, etc.

*          Staff & Academic Adviser to several official undergraduate student    Associations/Organizations

*          Member, Steering Committee, Centre for Igbo Studies, ABSU

*          Associate Fellow, Centre for Igbo Studies, ABSU

*          Director, Centre for Quality Assurance, ABSU

*          Member Investigation Panel on “Fraudster as Lecturer in ABSU”.

*          Sub-convener /member, Committee on Review of the “Academic Regulations of Abia State University               (2012/2013).

*        Member, Committee on the conduct of POST-UTME (Post-JAMB Aptitude Test) ABSU, 2011, 2012,2013.

*       Member Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the teaching of GST 105 Logic/Philosophy

*        Member, Certificate Verification Committee, Abia State University, Uturu (2013)

*         Member, Committee of Deans, Abia State University, Uturu (to date)

*         Member, Committee on the General Studies programmes, Abia State University, Uturu (2011-2012)

*          Elected Member, Governing Council, ABSU

*          Member, University Senate

*          Hall Master, Ike Nwachukwu Hostel, Abia State University, Uturu since 2011 to date)

University Public Orator (to date)

*          Director Institute for Distance Education (IDEA), 2013-2015

*          Member, Board of Post graduate Studies ABSU

*          Member, University Cultural Committee, 2015-date

*          Member, Senate Business Committee, to date

*          Member, Senate Curriculum Committee, to date

*          Member, Governing Council Ad-hoc Committee on Security in the University 2016

*          Chairman, Investigative Panel on the Demonstration by Clinical Students of the College of Medicine at             ABSUTH, Aba

*          Chairman, Governing Council Committee on Unfinished Programmes/items matters of Council, 2015

*          Member, University Committee on “Strict Adherence to University Regulation on Release of Results &             Payment of Fees”

*          Member Management Committee of Abia State University Staff Schools

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD

 

*          Head Boy/General Monitor, Umuezeukwu/Umuogu Community School  1973-74

*          House Prefect, Community Secondary School,   Nbawsi, 1978-79

*         Secretary, Federation of Ngwa Students, UNN                         1980-81

*          National Secretary, Federation of Ngwa Students                      1981-82

*         President, National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS), UNN   1981-82

*          President, Linguistics Students Association, UNN                     1982-838

*          Chairman, Graduate Students Welfare Board                             1984-85

*          Chairman, Ngwa Welfare Union, Okigwe Branch                      1993-2000

*          President, University of Nigeria Alumni Association,  Okigwe Zone, 1989-date

*          Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),

*          Abia State University Branch, 1993-2002

*          Best Graduating Translator, University of Nigeria     1983

*          Zonal Coordinator, ASUU,  2000-2002

 

ACADEMIC HONOURS

*          Best Graduating Translator, University of Nigeria                     1983

*        Winner, Departmental Ph.D first prize for Academic Excellence University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2012 2013

*       Winner, Faculty Ph.D first prize for Academic Excellence University of Nigeria, Nsukka

*          Winner, University of Nigeria 3rd Overall Ph.D prize for Academic Excellence

 

CURRENT POSITIONS HELD

*          Reader, (Associate Professor2014 – to date

*          Member, University Senate, ABSU

*          Member, Governing Council, ABSU—2010 — date

*         University Public Orator—2013– date

*          Director, Division of General Studies, Abia State University to date.

 

PRINCIPLE

To honour God and be a good example always!

 

PASTIMES/HOBBIES

Reading, Current Affairs, Badminton, Debating & Writing

 

CURRENT POSTAL ADDRESSES

 

*       Department of Linguistics /Communication Studies & Igbo

Abia State University,

P.M.B. 2000,

Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

 

*  Office of the Director,

Division of General Studies,

Abia State University, Uturu

 

REFEREES

  • Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu 

Department of Political Science

                     Abia State University, Uturu

 

  • Professor Attahiru Jega 

Bayero University,

Kano Nigeria

 

  • Professor E .U Ikonne  

Vice Chancellor  

Abia State University, Uturu.

 

Ogbonna Onuoha, Ph.D

07032586703, 08052038481

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS BY OGBONNA ONUOHA

Department of Linguistics/Communication Studies & Igbo

ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU

 

ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS

  1. “Towards A Theory of Child Phonology in Igbo”. In: Ihafa – A Journal of African Studies. Vol. 1. No. 1, 1992-93, pp. 98-108.
  1. “Igbo Language: A Component in the Development Culture of Abia                             State of Nigeria”. In: Onwa – A Journal    of Igbo Culture No. 1 pp. 31 – 36.
  1. Developing effective skills in Igbo translation, translation articulation and translation pronunciation in the media and beyond”. In: Journal of translation studies and research: (JOTRANSAR) Vo1.1, No 1, January, 2013   J.K. Okeke and Livinus .K. Eke (Eds.)

4    “Some early theories of meaning and their inadequacies”: In Studies   in Language & Culture,                             E.O. Anyaehie, (Editor) Vol.4 (forthcoming).

  1. Language Politics in Population Census taking in Nigeria. In Abia Journal of Population Studies, Vol.2 No.1
  1. “Dialect and Translation Stylistics in Lexicography: A Lesson  for the Igbo lexicon”. In: The Language Professional (TLP),   E.O Anyaehie, (Editor) Vol.4 (forthcoming)
  1. “The Morphotonology of Igbo NP-Proper Names:. In: Kiabara    Journal of the Humanities E. N. Emenanjo (ed) Vol. 7 No. 2, 1989
  2. “Language politics and population census taking in Nigeria” Abia journal of population studies, vol. 2 No. 1, October 2015; pp. 82-98. Uturu; Centre for population studies.

 

BOOKS (SOLE AUTHORED)

(2016). Bilinguialism and Resource Sharing – Field Perspective on the Economics of Language. Okigwe: Fasmen Educational and Research Puplications (FERP)

 

(2017) Igbo proper Names and their Morphology.

Okigwe: Whytem Publishers

 

EDITORSHIP OF BOOKS

  1. (With Professor C.I. Ogbonnaya) FOOTPRINTS OF A GIANT: PROFESSOR CHIBUZOR OGBUAGU AT ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2010-2015, Enugu; Dawn Functions Nigeria Limited.
  2. Co-editor (2016) Abia State University; The mandate of     change- 1st December 2015-1st Decmber 2016 Ututru: Abia State University.

MONOGRAPH

  1. The Autosegmental Phonology and its application to IgboUnderstanding Language and Language and linguistics monograph series No, 1, December 2010. Department of linguistics/ Communication studies & Igbo, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. “A Sociolinguistic Recall of the Oratorical Coefficient in the Tradition of Politics of the Igbo” In: The Igbo and their Tradition of Politics Anyanwu U.D. & Aguwa (eds) Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers, 1993, Chapter 14, pp. 144-155

 

  1. “Pragmatism and English-Igbo Translation”. In: Language Studies and Relevance,(A Book of Reading), Evaristus O. Anyaehie and Amechi Iheanacho (eds), Language Centre Publications, FASMEN Communications, Okigwe.

 

  1. “Mobilizing Linguistics Resources for Rural Development In: Critical Issues in Rural Development, U. M. Igbozurike (ed.) Owerri: Karto press, 1998. Chapter 16.

 

4. “Developing Rural Information Systems through Translation”. In Roles awnd Paradigms in the                          Rural Development of Nigeria.     U.   M. Igbozurike (ed). Owerri: Kartopress, 1989, Chapter 46. 

 

5. “A Morphotonology of Igbo Sentential Names”. In: Selected Papers from the 1991 Conference                      of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria – A Tribute to Professor Ayo Bamgbose NNMA, O. N.                           Maduka – Durunze (ed) 1991, pp. 165 – 178.

 

  1. “Pushing Translation Too Far: The Transliteration of Proverbs in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: In Uzoma Nwokochah (ed), 1999, Literary Parade. Crystal Publishers, Owerri.

 

  1. “The Language of Democracy and Democratization in Nigeria – The Igbo Example (1997) studies in Language and Culture, (SILS) NO 1, March 1997 Anyachie E. A.  (ed).

 

  1. “The Osu Cast System: An Abusive Igbo Culture: In J. O. Onwuka (ed) Nigerian Peoples & Cultures: Historical & Socio Structural Perspectives (2002) pp. 167-176. Enugu; Echrisi & Company Nig.

 

  1. Language change: Some emerging evidence from Igbo proper names”. In: Udezuluigbo: A festschrift in Honour of Sam Uzochukwu. Edited by Iwu Ikwubuzo, Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche & Chigozie Nnabuihe. Green Olive publishers, Lagos, 2008.

 

  1. “Rhetorical Genres of African Oral Literature: the Idiom, Puzzle Tongue Twister and Pun,” (with Ogbonnaya, Ugochukwu). Forthcoming in: Prof. A N Ebeogu (ed.) Ethnosensitive Dimensions of African Oral Literature: Essays.(Chapter 14) Heritage Press, New York, Lagos

 

  1. “Tongue Twisters In Igbo language”. Nigerian societies and         cultural Heritage J. O Onwuka (edited) 2005, Fasman Educational &Research Publications, Okigwe.

 

 

OGBONNA ONUOHA, Ph. D  (Reader)

Department of  Linguistics/Communication Studies & Igbo

Abia State University, Uturu.