Principal Officers

Prof. (Mrs.) O. C. Okobiah

NAME: Prof. (Mrs.) O. C. Okobiah

POSITION: Vice Chancellor

Professor (Mrs) Otete Okobiah is the third Vice-Chancellor of Western Delta University, Oghara. She became the Vice-Chancellor in July, 2016. She obtained her B.Sc Biology (Carlow College, Pittsburgh, M.Sc in Rehabilitation Counselling (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA). She holds a Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her Special Areas of interest include special population, Practicum and family Counselling.

She started her University career from the Institute of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Prof Okobiah was the Coordinator, Curriculum and Teaching Unit of the popular defunct Sandwich Programme of the Institute of Education. She moved to Delta State University in 1994/95 academic session. She was the HOD of Educational Psychology Department, Director, External Degrees Programme, HOD, Counselling Psychology, Director, Predegree, Provost, Oleh Campus of the Delta State University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of the Institute of Education. She was a member of Governing Councils of many Institutions. They are Eha-Amufu, College of Education, Alvan Ikoku College of Education and Nsugbe College of Education. Others are Bowen University, Iwo; Delta State University, Abraka and Western Delta University, Oghara.  She has supervised many Post-Graduate students (Masters and Ph.Ds). She was external assessor for Ph.Ds and Professors for Federal and State Universities. She has lots of publications to her credit.Prof (Mrs) Otete Okobiah was the National President of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON). She is a Fellow of CASSON. She is a member of many Professional Associations,; Nigeria Educational Research Association, Council of Exceptional Children, American Counselling Association and Forum for African Women Educationalists

NAME: OSAMEDE Moses Oluwashomi

POSITION: Acting Registrar

QUALIFICATIONS: B.A (Hons) Classics (1979) University of Ibadan, IBADAN.

WORKING CAREER

I started my Administrative Career in Tertiary Institution from the defunct College of Education, Abraka, Delta State in 1981. The College of Education later became a Campus of Bendel State University, Ekpoma until 1992 when the Delta State University, Abraka was established.

All through this period, I held different positions in the Registry such as Admissions Officer, Student Affairs Officer, Faculty Officer, Head of Campus Registry (Oleh and Asaba Campuses) and served as Secretary to many Ad-hoc Committees.

I joined the service of Western Delta University, Oghara at inception in 2008 and rose to the position of Deputy Registrar.

I was appointed Acting Registrar in August 2019 till date.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration.

HOBBIES

I like listening to Classical Music, and reading philosophical books.

EBEREGHWA, Paul (Bursar)

NAME: EBEREGHWA M. Paul

POSITION: Bursar

Academic Qualifications

  1. MSc Business Management (Abraka), 2010
  2. MBA Management (Ekpoma), 2002
  3. HND Accounting (Auchi), 1987

Professional Qualifications

  1. FCA, September 2001
  2. ACA, May 1991
  3. ACTI, November 2004
  4. CFA, May 2012

Previous Work Experience

  1. University Bursar, Delta State University, Abraka, may 2010 to May 2016
  2. Deputy Bursar, Delta State University, Abraka, November 2005 to May 2010
  3. Financial Controller, NEWS Engineering (Nig.) Ltd, Abuja, May 2003 to October 2005
  4. Head of Accounts & Admin, Moulds (Nigeria) Ltd. Jos, March 1999 to April 2003
  5. Financial Controller, Heleena Farms Ltd, Jos, March 1995 to February 1999
  6. Manager (Finance & Admin.), Rockland Mortage & Savings Co. Ltd., Jos, February 1994 to February 1995
  7. Group Accountant, Midland Press Ltd. (Group of Companies), Jos, May 1990 to January 1994
  8. Management Accounts Officer, Dunlop Nigerian Industries Ltd, Ikeja, Aug 1989 to April 1990
  9. Accounts Superintendent, Eagle Insurance Brokers, Lagos, August 1987 to September 1989

ELOGIE, Thomas (Librarian)

NAME: ELOGIE, Thomas Afeikhena

POSITION: Senior Librarian

Academic Qualifications

BPA (Hons.), Benin

MSc  Abraka

Professional Qualifications

Dip. Librarianship, Ibadan

CLN – Member Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria

Past Work Experience

  • I started work at the University of Benin Library in 1974 and rose to the position of Senior Librarian in 2010
  • I was Chief Library Officer 2001 – 2003
  • Appointed Librarian II, August, 2003
  • On leave of absence at Benson Idahosa University 1997 – 2000 to establish the University Library
  • Headed all the departments in the University if Benin Library – Circulation, Cataloguing, Serials, Reference

Dr. Michael Abam, Dean of Students

Dr. Okezie Uchegbulam (Director Academic Planning)

NAME: DR. UCHEGBULAM, Okezie

POSITION: Acting Director of Academic Planning

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

  • University of Lagos, Lagos. 2010 – 2019
  • University of Benin, Benin City 1999 – 2000
  • Federal University of Technology, Yola 1989 – 1996
  • National High School, Aba 1983 – 1985
  • Comprehensive Secondary School, Ihie 1980 – 1982

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION WITH DATES

  • Ph.D (Geophysics) University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos 2019
  • M.Sc. Physics (Exploration Geophysics) University of Benin, Benin-City 2000
  • B.Tech. (Physics) Federal University of Technology, Yola. 1997
  • WASC O’ Level. National High School, Aba 1985

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) 2010 – Date
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 2010 – Date
  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (EEG) 2012 – Date
  • Nigeria Geophysical Society (NGS) 2019 – Date

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinator (Acting HOD) Dept. of Physics and Energy Studies 2000 – 2001
  • Academic Review Committee member 2001 – 2002
  • Senate member representing Physics and Energy Studies Department 2001 – 2004
  • SIWES Coordinator 2014 – 2017
  • Examination Officer (400 level) of the Department 2013 – Date
  • Acting Director of Academic Planning 2019 – Date

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