PROFESSOR BOMA MAGNUS ORUWARI

Prof. Boma Magnus Oruwari was born on May 6, 1950 in Ogu-Bolo Local Government Area, in Okrika Clan of Rivers State. He became a professor of mono-gastric animal nutrition in the Department of Animal Science in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in October 1, 2000. But before then, he had gone through the educational ladder from primary to tertiary level.

He had his Bachelors of Sciences in General Agriculture and Masters in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States of America, in 1980 and 1981 respectively. He then proceeded to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America to get a Doctorate in Animal Science in 1984.

He was employed by the Department of Animal Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology in 1985 and has chaired several committees in the University. He was Chairman, Senate Business Committee from 2001-2012, Chairman, University Accreditation Committee and Head, Department of Animal Science 2001-2005, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture 2011-2014.

Prof. Oruwari had also been General Manager and Project Manager of the PABOD Food Company Limited from 1998-1990 and 1986-1998, respectively, and a rural development consultant in the Niger Delta Region. He has so far supervised 25 Masters’ thesis and 17 Doctoral dissertations in his field and had been external examiner to University of Port Harcourt, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa, Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umuahia and University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

He has 48 papers in referral Journals and several conference papers read in learned societies. He is married with four children and was currently appointed acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, a position he assumed on Monday, August 3, 2015