Professor Agwu Nkwa Amadi, B Sc., M. Sc., PhD

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Born on 1ns May 1965 in Okagwe Ohafia, Abia state. He had his early education at Community Primary School Okagwe Ohafia 1972-1978 and Boys’ Secondary School Asaga Ohafia 1978-1983; he subsequently attended the Aba School of Health Technologies, 1985-1987 for the certificate of medical laboratory sciences.

In October 1987 he enrolled at Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu, for an undergraduate degree in Parasitology and Entomology which he completed in 1991. In 1992 he gained admission to Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka for postgraduate studies. , which led him to M.Sc. Graduated from Public Health Parasitology in 1995. He soon earned a teaching position at Abia State University, Uturu, where he taught from 1996 to 2002.

In addition to her teaching position, Agwu Amadi has found time to register for PhD research programs in Environmental Health Biology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He carried out his research work with diligence and commitment and successfully completed the program in 2001. Following the high commendation of his work and resulting research publications, Dr. Agwu Amadi was offered an assignment in the 2002 as a lecturer at the university. He started from the then department of biological sciences, where he actively participated in teaching various departmental and school courses; and also serves on several university committees. In 2005 he was duly assessed and promoted to the rank of senior lecturer at the School of Science.

With the start of the School of Health Technology [SOHT]
However, Dr Agwu Amadi asked for a transfer to the new school in the 2004/2005 academic session. He then became one of the pioneers of the school staff. Among other things, he taught in various departmental and school courses, and served as chair of the SOHT committee for the Student Industrial Working Experience Scheme.
[SIWES], chair of the SOHT fellowship committee and member of the SOHT postgraduate studies committee. Agwu Amadi was privileged to subsequently serve as the head of the Department of Public Health Technology, School of Health Technology from 2007-2009. During this service he was elevated to the rank of Lecturer / Associate Professor in 2008; and was soon selected to coordinate an environmental health training program, sponsored by Nigeria’s Environmental Health Officers Registration Council.

A prolific research scholar, Agwu Nkwa Amadi has four published books and about three co-authored titles to his credit, as well as about ninety research articles published in renowned local and international journals. He has also actively participated in numerous conferences and workshops locally and elsewhere. In addition, he has successfully supervised dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate students [including some M. Sc, M.P.H and PhD
advisees] many of which today have blossomed into prominent health professionals and active researchers. Of course, Agwu Amadi himself is a duly registered healthcare professional, certified by the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria [EHORECON].

In recognition of his qualification and experience, in addition to his substantial academic and professional contributions, Agwu Amadi was duly assessed in 2011 and promoted to the rank of full professor in the Department of Public Health Technology, starting October 1, 2011. He continued to actively contribute to the growth of the department and the School of Health Technology, and was reconfirmed as Head of the Department in 2012. He has served with merit in this position to date. Additionally, Professor Agwu Amadi is one of the devoted research contributors and advisor to the Center for Studies on Women, Gender and Development [CWGDS].

Furthermore, Professor Agwu Nkwa Amadi, B. Sc [Hons], M.Sc. Ph.D; a distinguished scholar, teacher and researcher is a recognized one Fellow, Society of Environmental Health, Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration, Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health and Member of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. No wonder, he has remained an active advisor to various government and private sector agencies in this country; and some well-meaning development partners such as UNICEF, UNDP and the West African Health Organization [WAHO], Etc.

A practicing Christian and father of a family, Professor Agwu Amadi is happily married to Dr. Chinasa Amadi, an expert with a degree in medical laboratory science, a healthcare professional and also a lecturer in the Department of Public Health Technology. The marriage is blessed with three children, namely Chioma, 17 years old; Chima, 14; and Maria, 13 respectively. Couples are actively involved in community health practice and various sanitation projects in the southeastern states of Nigeria.

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