PROFILE: Professor Uchenna Grace EMETAROM
Professor Uche Grace Emetarom obtained her First School Leaving Certificate with DISTINCTION and obtained her West African School Certificate in SECOND DIVISION. She has a GRADE II TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE and obtained her Bachelors degree, B.ED. Educational Management and Geography in SECOND CLASS HONOURS (UPPER DIVISION) an M.ED in Educational Management from the University of Ibadan.and a Ph. D Educational Administration and Planning from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
She has occupied various administrative positions in her university. She was Director, Centre for Remedial Studies (CRES) from 2000 to 2004, First female Head of Department of Educational Administration and Planning (DEAP) from 2004 t0 2005 after which she was on Sabbatical at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State from 2005 to 2006. She was Director, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) from 2007 to 2010 and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Education from 2010 to 2011. She is a member of many national and international professional associations and bodies, among which are the Association of Women in Development (AWID) from 1998 to date; Member, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM), where she served as a Board member representing NAEAP, Executive Council member as Regional Representative (voice) of the East and West Region of CCEAM (made up of Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Tanzania, Seychelles etc.) and member, Publications and Conference Committees from 2010 to 2014. She is the initiator and the current President of the Nigerian chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) an International Honour Society in Education with Headquarters in Indianapolis, USA.
She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) from 1980 to date, member and Board of Trustee member of the Council for Intellectual Cooperation of Nigeria, COFICON as well as member, the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), where she served in various capacities; the National Treasurer, from 2000 to 2006, thereafter the Vice President from 2006 to 2010 and the First Female President of NAEAP, from October 2010 to October 17, 2014 during which the Association witnessed tremendous transformation in its activities and made enormous impact in Educational Management specifically and Education generally both nationally and internationally. She is currently the Immediate Past President of NAEAP. She has received several awards from Universities, credible organizations, students in her University and from the students of the Faculty of Education in her University as the best Department (as Head of Department) in the Faculty for the 2004 -2005 academic session as well as a letter of commendation in 2010, by her Vice-Chancellor, in recognition of her commitment, diligence to work and achievements as the Director of SIWES.
She loves reading, networking, and mentoring young people, cooking, listening to good music and travelling.