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Prof. Okogbue Celestine O.

Department: Geology
Faculty: Physical Sciences
Designation : Professor
Email: cele.okogbue@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +2348035663929


Biography :


Prof. Celestine O. Okogbue attended Holy Ghost College (HGC), Owerri. He obtained a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Ph.D in Engineering Geology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He joined the services of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 1982 as a Lecturer and has been a full professor of Engineering Geology at the Department of Geology, UNN since 1990.He was Head Department of Geology (1993-1997); Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences (1997-1999); and Professorial Chair Occupant, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Chair in Geology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka(2002-2009).

Between 1988–2002 he served as President, Nigerian Association of Engineering Geologists (NAEG). He is a fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society and has served as a resource person to many national and international organisations. Prof. Celestine Okogbue has produced over thirty postgraduate students at M.Sc and Ph.D levels. A significant number of his students are occupying very senior positions in academic institutions and in the industry/public sector; including at least 3 Professors in Nigerian Universities. Apart from his academic and professional achievements he has shown over the years that he is a very competent manager of men and resources.

This he has amply demonstrated as Chairman, Board of Directors, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Microfinance Bank (from 2004-date) by leading the bank from its very humble beginnings to the enviable height it has attained today.


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