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  5 May 2017

Rev. Anthony Chukwudi Akpanta, Phd

 

 

AKPANTAName                                                        Anthony Chukwudi AKPANTA, PhD

Sex:                                                                 Male

Marital Status:                                              Married

Home Address                                               Amaokwe-Amiyi, Oguduasa

L.G.A/State of Origin:                                Isuikwuato/ Abia

Nationality:                                                    Nigeria

Contact Address:                                           Department of Statistics

Abia State University, PMB                                                                                                                                                                  2000, Uturu ,  Abia State

 

 

GSM Number                                               +2348052348195

E-mail Address:                                            ac_akpa@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

  1. Trinity Theological College Umuahia         Dip.in Theology                2013-2016
S/N Institution Qualification Date
i.     Amiyi-Uhu Central School FSLC 1973-1979
ii.    Methodist College Uzuakoli O’ Level WASC 1982-1984
iii.    Abia State University, Uturu B. Sc. Statistics 1989-1993
iv.     University of Ibadan M. Sc. Statistics 1996-1998
v.    Abia State University, Uturu Ph.D. Statistics 2003-2007

 

OTHER QUALIFICATION OBTAINED

General Certificate of Education (GCE), Advanced Level in Accounting    1989

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

  ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Director, Centre for Remedial Studies Abia State University (May 2016-till date)
  • Member, Abia State University Governing Council (Aug. 2012- Nov.2015)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Abia Journal of Population Studies (2009 till date)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sciencia Journal, A publication of Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences Abia State University Uturu, 2012 till date
  • Consultant Statistician-United Nation Population Fund(UNFPA) 2008 Endline/Baseline Survey (EBS)  (Oct. 2008-Aug. 2009)
  • Expert Counterpart to Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, NISER, Ibadan-( Oct. 2008-Aug.2009)
  • Research Assistant to the National Coordinator of the Endline/Baseline Survey(EBS) 2008 of UNFPA
  • Peer-reviewer for Statistics in Transition new series –An International Journal of Polish Statistical Association, 2015
  • National Monitor, June/July 2008 & 2012 NECO SSCE Examinations
  • JAMB Supervisor 2010-2013
  • Head, Consultancy Unit, Department of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu ( Jan. 2008 – Nov. 2015)
  • Faculty Representative at the Post-Graduate Board, Abia State        University, Uturu (2007 till date)
  • Member University Senate, Abia State University, Uturu

(Dec. 2007- Dec. 2015)

  • Head, Department of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu (Dec. 2007- Dec. 2015)
  • Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ABSU  Chapter (2000- 2002)
  • Assistant Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ABSU  Chapter (1998-2000)

 

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu  ( 2012- till date)

 

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu   ( 2007- 2012 )
  • Lecturer I, Department of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu  (2004- 2007)
  • Lecturer II, Department of Statistics, Abia State University, Uturu  (2001- 2004)
  • Assistant Lecturer , Department of Statistics, Abia State University,  Uturu (1998- 2001)
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Statistics, Abia State University,  Uturu  (1995- 1998)

 

   SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY AT COMMITTEE/PANEL LEVELS

  • Member, Abia State University Senate Committee on how best to   improve     on the services rendered by Tenece, her ICT service   provider, November 2014
  • Chairperson, Centre for Population Studies (CPS) Abia State   University  Research  Committee (July 2012-  till date)

 

  • Member, Tenders Board Abia State University Governing Council  (2013-  2015)

 

  • Member, Budget Monitoring Committee Abia State University (February 2015- Nov.2015)

 

  • Member, Investigation Panel into alleged Examination Malpractices   (2011)

 

  • Member, Investigation Panel into the Activities of a group of Suspected Cult  Members (2011)

 

  • Secretary, Committee for the Production of Course Outline and  Curriculum for Computer Science in the Faculty of Biological Sciences(2008)

 

  • Member, Abia State University Centre for Population Studies Advisory  Committee(2012-till date)

 

  • Member, Panel of Investigation into Report of Alleged Professional Misconduct   against a staff of Mass Communication Department (May  2015)

 

  • Member, Investigation Panel on the  Alleged cases of Examination Malpractices  against 28 IDEA Students of Various Disciplines and  Programmes 2013/2014 Session (December 2014)

 

  • Spearheaded the conduct of Census of Abia State University Students 2012 under the auspices of the Centre for Population Studies Abia State University
  • Analysed the 2012 ABSU Students’ Census Exercise using SPSS Package

  

OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES WITH DATES

  • Staff Adviser, Joint Association of Science Students (JASS)  Abia State University Uturu ( 2004 – Dec.2015)
  • Ordained a Deacon in the Anglican Communion December 15, 2012.
  • Ordained a Priest in the Anglican Communion December 1, 2013.
  • Non-stipendiary Vicar attached to St. Peter’s Anglican Church Leru in Umunneochi L.G.A. of Abia State (2013-  till date)
  • Lay Synod Secretary, Diocese of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi, Anglican Communion (2005 -2012)
  • Member, Board of Governors  Central Oguduasa Secondary School, Isuikwuato (2008 -2010)
  • Chairman, Education Board Diocese of Isuikwuato-Umunneochi, Anglican Communion (2006 – till date)
  • Assistant Clerical Synod Secretary Diocese of Isuikwuato-Umunneochi, Anglican Communion (2013 – till date)
  • People’s warden, St. Barnabas  (Ang.) Cathedral  Church, Diocese of Okigwe (2009-2012)
  • President, Amaokwe-Amiyi Youths’ Association (2000-2004)

 

ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SEMINARS ATTENDED WITH DATES

  1. The Population and family Life Education (POP/FLE) Courses for Master Trainers, organized by the Abia State Ministry of Education in Collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) in December 1999.
  2. Teaching of Mathematical Sciences in Tertiary Institutions, organized by the National Mathematical Center, Abuja, in April 2000
  3. Nigerian Statistical Association Conference held at Enugu in September 2005
  4. Foundation Postgraduate Courses in Time Series and Demographic Analysis, organized by the National Mathematical Center, Abuja in May 2005.
  5. The Sub-Sahara Workshop on Mathematical Analysis and Optimization organized by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy at Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki in November 2006.
  6. Nigeria/UNESCO Sensitization Workshop Preparatory to Baseline Survey of Nigeria’s National Science Technology and Innovation (S. T. & I) System, held at Enugu in April 2008.
  7. A Workshop on Large Scale Sample Survey organized by The National Mathematical Centre Abuja from 31st October to 4th November 2011.
  8. Presented a paper on ‘On the Graphical Estimation of the mean of a Normal Distribution’ at the Nigerian Statistical Association Conference held at Makurdi in September, 2012.
  9. Conference Coordinator: International Conference on Population Census-Taking in Nigeria: emergent issues held at Abia State University Uturu from 14 – 16 October 2014.
  10. Resource Person at the Technical Review Workshop on Draft Questions for 2016 Census organized by the National Population Commission on December 16-17, 2014 at Kaduna.
  11. Conference ICT Coordinator: Second International Conference on Population Census-Taking in Nigeria and Internally Displaced Persons: Implications and Policies held at Abia State University Uturu from 19 –  21 October 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

POST GRADUATE SUPERVISIONS MADE

  • A Comparative Analysis of Some Estimators in Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) Sampling in Multi-Character Survey (2013) by ANOZIE MARY EDITH (08/PG/M.Sc./STAT/6419)

 

  • Statistical Analysis of Reported Cases of Tuberculosis Disease in Ebonyi State 1998-2011 (2012) by IGWE NDUBUISI OBASI (10/PG/PGD/STA/7311)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY

  • Member, Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA), 2005 till date
  • Member, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)-2014 till date.

 

       COMPUTER SKILLS ACQUIRED:

  • Statistical Analysis: Minitab; SPSS; Microsoft Excel
  • Word Processing: Microsoft Word
  • Presentation: Microsoft Power Point

 

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Okorafor, A. C. and Akpanta, A. C. (2003):

Stochastic Iterative Method for the Solution of Reynold’s Equation for Journal Bearing.

Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol. 9, No. 1, 157-162

  1. Iwueze, I. S. and Akpanta, A. C. (2006)

Stochastic Modeling of Inflation in Nigeria.

Global Journal of Mathematical Sciences Vol. 5, No. 1, 17-24

  1. Iwueze, I. S. and Akpanta, A. C. (2007)

Effect of the Logarithmic Transformation on the Trend-Cycle Component.

Journal of Applied Sciences 7(17): 2412-2422

  1. Iwueze, I. S., Akpanta, A. C. and Iwu, H. C. (2008)

Seasonal Analysis of Transformation of the Multiplicative Time Series Model.

Asian Journal of Mathematics & Statistics 1 (2): 80-89

  1. Iwueze, I. S. and Akpanta, A. C. (2009).

On Applying the Bartlett Transformation Method to Time Series Data

Journal of Mathematical Sciences, vol.20, No.3 (2009) 227-243.

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C. (2009)

            On the Problems of PPS Sampling in Multi-Character Surveys

 Global Journal of Mathematical Sciences Vol.8, No.1, 2009: 31- 42.

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C.  (2010)

Nigeria’s Census Figure Politics and Real Development Plans

 Abia Journal of Population Studies Vol.1, 2010: 195-202

 

 

 

  1. Ohakwe J, Akpanta A.C, and Dike O.A. ( 2012)

The Implication of Square Root Transformation on a Gamma Distributed Error Component of a Multiplicative Time Series model. African Journal of Physical Sciences, Volume 5 Number 1, 2012

 

  1. Ohakwe J, Akpanta A.C, and Dike O.A. ( 2012)

Unit Mean and Constant Variance of Generalized Gamma Distribution after Square Root Transformation in Statistical Modeling. Mathematical Theory and Modeling Vol. 2, No. 12, 2012.

 

  1. Akpanta A.C. and Okolosi M.O.(2012)

On the Estimation of 2006 Nigeria Population using Some Probability   Sampling   Techniques. African Journal of Physical Sciences, Volume 5,Number 3, 2012.

 

  1. Akpanta A.C. and Okorie I.E. (2014)

Application of Box- Jenkins Techniques in Modeling and Forecasting  Nigeria  Crude Oil   Prices. International Journal of Statistics and  Applications, Vol. 4 (6), 2014.

 

  1. Akpanta A.C. and Okorie I.E. (2015)

Threshold Excess Analysis of Ikeja Monthly Rainfall in Nigeria.

International Journal of Statistics and Applications, Vol. 5 (1), 2015.

 

  1. Akpanta  C, Okorie  I. E. and  Okoye N.N,  (2015)

SARIMA Modelling of the Frequency of Monthly Rainfall in Umuahia,              Abia State of Nigeria. American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 2    015, 5(2),            DOI:  10.5923/j.ajms.20150502.05.: 82-87.

 

  1. Akpanta A.C. and Okorie I.E. (2015)

On the Time Series Analysis of Consumer Price Index Data of Nigeria -1996-    2013. American Journal of Economics, Vol.5, No. 3 2015

 

  1. Akpanta A.C. and Okorie I.E. (2015)

Investigating the Significance of a Correlation Coefficient using  Jackknife Estimates. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) (2015) Volume 22, No 2, pp 441-44

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C.  and  Okorie, I. E. (2015)

Evaluating the Relationship between Foreign Exchange Buying Rates                 of   Naira/SDR and Naira/WAUA: A Cointegration Approach, American           Journal  of  Mathematics and  Statistics, Vol. 5 No. 5, 2015, pp. 249- 252.           doi:           10.5923/j.ajms.20150505.04.

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C. and  Okorie, I. E. (2015)

On the Multivariate Analysis of the level of Use of Modern Methods of              Family  Planning between Northern and Southern Nigeria  International             Journal of  Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR (2015) Vol.              24, No 2,                pp. 249-255

http://gssrr.org/index.php?journal=JournalOfBasicAndApplied&page=article&op=view&path[]=4206&path[]=2470

 

 

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C. and  Okorie, I. E. (2015)

ARI (p, d) Modeling and Forecasting of Nigeria’s External Reserves World  Journal of    Probability and Statistics Research Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2015, pp. 1- 9.  Available online at http://wjpsr.com/

 

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C., Okorie, I. E. and  Kanu, F. (2015)

     On the Generalized Linear Modeling of Spousal Age Difference and  Violence           against Wife in Nigeria.  Accepted for publication by     International       Journal of     Statistics and Systems

 

  1. Akpanta, A.C. and Okorie, I. E. (2016)

Forecasting performance of Univariate Box-Jenkins Time Series and Classical Decomposition Time Series Modeling. Accepted for publication by the American Journal of Economics.

 

  1. Okorie, I. E., Akpanta, A. C., and Ohakwe J (2016)

Marshall-Olkin Extended Power Function Distribution: Properties and Applications. Accepted for publication by the European-American Journals.

 

  1. Akpanta, A. C., Okorie, I. E. and Fabian C. (2016)

Univariate Box-Jenkins Modelling of CBN FOREX Selling Rates of Naira/GBP”

Accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business                 Research      

  1.  Okorie, I. E., Akpanta, A. C., and Ohakwe J (2016)

The Exponentiated Gumbel Type-2 Distribution: Properties and Application.

  International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

     Volume 2016, Article ID 5898356, pp.1-10.

             

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Time Series
  • Sampling Theory and Survey Methods
  • Population Studies

 

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • Award of Recognition by the Primate, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion – April 11, 2007.
  • Most Students’ Friendly HOD 2008/2009 Academic Session by the Students’ Union Government (SUG) Abia State University Uturu.

 

 BOOK AUTHORED

  • Statistics: The Steps Approach 1

3rd edition, Rabboni Publishers International Enugu, Nigeria (2011).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTED

  • Chapter 4 of Managerial Economics – Principles & Practice;

Educational Books and Investment Ltd. Port Harcourt (2000)

  • Chapter 5 of Abia State University Centre for Remedial Studies

Mathematics, 2004.

 

 

 

MONOGRAPH

  • Coordinator of the GST 106 Part B Monograph (2010)

 

 

 

 

HOBBY     

 

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