A. PERSONAL DATA
1. Name: Okeh, Emeka Godslove
2. Nationality: Nigerian
3. Present Postal Address: Department of Library and Information
Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
P. M. B. 7267 Umuahia.
4. Marital Status: Married
5. Number of Children: Two
6. Date of first Appointment in MOUAU 01 May, 2015
7. (a) Total number of years of teaching
and research experiences in a
higher institution: 27
(b) Specialisation: Library and information Science: Rural Development Information System;
(c) Fields of Interest:
i) Reference and Information Service
ii) Rural Development Information System
iii) Academic Librarianship
iv) Readership Promotion
8. Extra-Curricular Activities: (a) Playing Piano, Listening to Music,
Singing, Travelling and Reading
B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
1. Academic Qualification/ Institution (with dates)
a) St. Michael’s School, Aba 1960 – 1965
b) Ngwa High School, Aba 1966-67,1970 – 1972
West African School Certificate 1972
c) St. Peter’s College, Akure 1976 - 1977
Teacher’s Grade II Certificate 1977
d) College of Education, Ilesa 1978 – 1981
N.C.E (English/History) 1981
e) University of Ibadan 1984’87,1987-89
B.Ed.( Adult Education) History 2nd Class Upper 1987
(f) University of Ibadan Ibadan 1987 – 1989
g) University of Ibadan, Ibadan
PhD (Library & Information Studies) January, 2000
2. Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Skills, FCE, Abeokuta, 1997.
3. Certificate of Registration Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria 2005
4. Certificate of Participation on UNESCO MICRO CDS/ISIS Software, August, 2006.
5. Certificate of Participation on E-Library and Greenstone Digital Library Software, November, 2006
6. Certificate of Registration, Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria 2011.
Awards and Distinctions
1. Merit Award, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta 1995
2. Letter of Commendation as a member 22nd Convocation Ceremonies Committee 2011
3. Award of Distinguished Excellence in service, Committee of College librarians in
4. Award of Appreciation of service, FCE, Abeokuta 2015.
C. WORK EXPERIENCE
1. Previous Work Experience Outside Tertiary Education System
I Clerical Officer - Ministry of Defence 1973 – 1976
ii. Class Teacher, Central School Board, Akure 1977 – 1978
iii Master III (Teacher/Librarian) Ministry of Education,
Maiduguri, Borno State 1981 – 1983
iv. Master II Central School Board, Ibadan 1983 - 1984
v. Librarian-in Training I.I.T.A. Ibadan 1988 - 1989
2. Work Experience in Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
1. Librarian I (May, 1990 – September, 1993)
2. Senior Librarian (October, 1993 – September,1996)
3. Principal Librarian (October, 1996 – September, 1999)
4. Assistant Chief Librarian (October, 1999 – September, 30, 2002)
5. Chief Librarian (1st October, 2002 – 15th April, 2003)
6. College Librarian/Chief Lecture (16th April,2003- 15th April, 2013)
3. Teaching Functions (Courses Taught)
1. EDU 113 Introduction to Library in Education
2. GSE 101 Study Skills
3. GSE 103 Study Skills
4. GSE 108 Introduction to Library Studies
5. GSE 110 Introduction to Library Studies
6 LIS 222 Information Literacy
7 LIS 412 Archives and Records Management
8 LIS 415 Management of Library and Information Centers
9 LIS 811 Research Methods In LIS
10 LIS 813 Advanced Information Science
11 LIS 911 Advanced Research Methods in LIS
12 LIS 923 Intelligence information sources and systems
13 LIS 932 Management of archives and records
14 LIS 938 Information management in Libraries and Information Centers
1. Reference Librarian 1990-1994
2. Ag. Head, Technical Service Division 1990-1993
3. Head, Readers Services Division 1994-1999
4. Assistant Chief Librarian 1999-September 30, 2002
5. Chief Librarian (Deputy College Librarian) 1st October, 2002-15th
6. College Librarian 16th April,2003- 15th April,
7. Head of Department 23rd February 2016- Date
D. MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES
1. Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FICAN)
2. Member, Nigerian Library Association
3. Member – Committee of College Librarians in Nigeria.
4. Council Member, National Association of Library and Information Science Educators
1. Okeh, E. G: A Survey of the Quality of Reference Service in USIS (Cultural
Centre), Library, Ibadan, Unpublished MLS Dissertation, Department of LARIS. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1989. Supervisor: Professor W. O. Aiyepeku/Dr. L. O. Aina.
2. Okeh, E.G.: Information Needs And Change Agents’. Characteristics as factors in information utilization by rural dwellers in Obingwa area, Abia
State. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of LARIS. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999. Supervisor: Professor P.O. Fayose.
ii. Seminar/Conference Papers
1. College Seminar, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, 16th June, 1991
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘The Realities of Extension Services of College
2. A seminar organized by NCCE at College of Education, Minna 22nd –25th
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘The Library as an Agency for generating and
disseminating Information on Teacher Education’.
3. A seminar organized by Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, 23rd
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘Competence in Library Use: Beyond User Education
4. School of Arts and Social Science Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
National Conference 24th-27th.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘Lifelong Education: Implication for Libraries in
5. An Orientation Programme organized for fresh students of Federal College of
Education, Abeokuta, 5th April, 1995.
6. International Conference on Special Education held at FCE (Special) Oyo,
27th-31st August, 1997.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. and Egunjobi R.A. ‘The importance and uses of an
7. 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Promoting Quality
Education in Nigeria (APQEN); National Institute for Nigerian
Languges, Aba, 13th – 18th October, 1997.
8. 2nd National Conference of the School of Arts and Social Sciences F.C.E
Abeokuta 19th – 12th November, 1997.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘Functional Illiteracy, Library Services and
9. 2nd National Conference of the School of Vocational Education F.C.E.
Abeokuta 25th – 29th May, 1998.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘Information Provision and Poverty alleviation
10. 4th National Conference of National Association of Curriculum Theories
(NACT). Imo State University, Owerri 19th – 23rd October, 1998.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. ‘Literacy and Information Provision for
11. Orientation Programme for Fresh Students. F.C.E. Abeokuta 28th April
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Importance and use of an Academic Library.
12. First National Conference of the Faculty of Education, Enugu State
University of Science and Technology Enugu. 8th – 11th September,
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Information Literacy and Demographic
Characteristics of Nigerian Rural Dwellers.
13. Third Zonal Conference of National Association of Educationists for
National Development (NAEND) F.C.E. (Special) Oyo, 9th – 12th
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. and Oyewole, G.O. Functional School
Library Services and the Universal Basic Education
14. Social Studies Teachers Association of Nigeria (SOSTAN) Conference,
F.C.E. Abeokuta 2nd – 5th May, 2000.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Citizenship Education and Access to
Information for Political Socialization and Unity.
15. National Conference on Improved Library and Information
Services for Qualitative Teacher Training Programmes, F.C.E (Special)
Oyo 5th – 7th September, 2000.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Training Qualified Library Personnel for
the Universal Basic Education (UBE); Unresolved
16. Fifth National Conference on Successful Implementation of
Universal Basic Education (UBE); Challenges for the Educational
Institutions’ Administrators and Supervisory Bodies, F.C.E.
Kontagora, 6th – 9th September, 2000.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Literacy and Access to Information;
Pre-requisites for Poverty Alleviation.
17. First National Conference of School of Vocational and Technical
Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos
(VOTEC) 20th –23rd November, 2000.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Library Information Services Education in
Teacher Preparation;Challenges of Education.
18. Eighth Conference of the Faculty of Education, Lagos State University on
Educational Development in Lagos State, Lagos State University Ojo,
10th – 14th September, 2001.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Application of Computer Technology to
Library Services in Colleges of Education.
19. Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association for Educational
Administration and Planning. University of Benin, 29th – October 1st –
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Management Information System; A
Pre-requisite for Quality Education in Nigeria.
20. First Annual International Conference of School of Languages,
Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode. 7th – 10th May, 2002.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Using Citations in Scholarly Communication.
21. Workshop Organized for Proprietors and Proprietresses of Approved
Nursery and Primary Schools (APPANASOS) Ogun State at June 12
Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, 17th – 18th October, 2002.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. The UBE and the Provision of Library
22. Nigerian Library Association (Ogun State Chapter) AGM/Conference
held at Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta, 11th December, 2002.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Recent Developments and Possibilities for
Training Library Personnel for Nigerian Primary Schools.
23. Seminar on Writing Academic Paper organized by the College Journals
and Conference Committee of Federal College of Education , Abeokuta,
11th May, 2005.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Writing Academic Paper: Which Way?
24. First National Conference organized by the College of Education
Academic Staff Union (COEASU) F.C.E. Abeokuta 8th – 12th May, 2006.
Paper Read: Okeh, E.G. Developing Optimum Reading Culture for
Better Teacher Production in Nigeria.
25. Committee of College Librarians in Nigeria Conference/AGM held at FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja, 21st – 25th May, 2012.
Paper Read: Okeh, E. G. Library Education in Colleges of Education: A panacea for poor reading culture in Basic Education Schools in Nigeria.
26. First International Conference; College of Agricultural and Science Education (CASE) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. 12 – 16th July, 2015.
Paper Read: Okeh, E. G. Influence of Aliteracy and New Literacies on
Reading Habits of Teacher Trainees in Federal College of Education, Abeaokuta, Nigeria.
27. 18th National Conference of Nigerian Association of Library and Information Science Educators, Conference Centre University of Ibadan Nigeria 9th – 13th May 2016
Paper Read: Okeh E.G. Evaluation of Library and Information Science Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Nigeria.
28 19th National Conference of Nigeria Association of Library and Information Science
Educators, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri 27thNovember – 1st December, 2017.
Paper Read: Agricultural Information Provision In Library And Information
Science Education for Sustainable Development: A case of cassava.
29 6Th Annual Conference/ AGM of Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Abia state
Chapter Uche Ogah Auditorium, Abia State University Uturu. Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th
Paper Read: Okeh E.G Libraries And Sustainable Development In Nigeria.
A Keynote Address.
30 National Library of Nigeria 2018 Readership Campaign Programme. National Library of Nigeria, Umuahia. 22nd May 2018
Paper Read: Okeh E.G. Life Long Reading Culture In Nigeria: Can Be Sustained?
A Lecture on Redersship Campaign.
iii. Books and Chapters in Books
1. Onanuga, J.F. & Okeh, E.G. ‘Library Studies for College Students
(Revised Edition) Abeokuta: Goad Educational Publishers, 1999.
2. Onanuga, J.F & Okeh, E.G. ‘Introduction to Library Studies. A chapter
in the Osiele Study Series General Studies Vol.2, Abeokuta, Goad
Education Publishers, 1999.
3. Okeh, E.G. (2001) ‘Literacy and Access to Information: Prerequisites
for Poverty Alleviation in Ogunwole, E.A (Ed.) Successful
Implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Scheme in Nigeria.
Kontagora F.C.E, Research and Publication Unit. Pp. 205 –213.
4. Okeh, E.G. (2001): Training Qualified Library Personnel for the
Universal Basic Education: Unresolved Issues, In Quadri, R.F and
Gbadamosi, B.O. (eds). Issues in Library and Information Services.
Ibadan: Eniola-Jay Communications Inc.
5. Okeh, E.G. (2004) Introduction to Library and Information Studies. Ibadan: Euniprints International Media.
6. Okeh, E. G. (2007): Developing An Optimum Reading Culture For Better Teacher Education in Nigeria, in Filani Olakunle, (ed.) Issues in Teacher Education: Nigerian Experience. Abeokuta: Federal College of Education.
7. Okeh, E. G. ( Ed) 2008: Understanding the use of Library and Information Services.
Euniprints International Media.
III Journal Articles
1. Okeh, E.G. (1998) ‘Literacy and Information Provision for National Progress Nigerian Journal of Curriculum and Instruction Vol. 7, No.1 Nov.
2. Okeh, E.G. (1999) ‘Science Education Students’ Perceptions and Attitude towards Library Service, Journal of Science Education Vol.3, No.1 May.
3. Okeh, E.G. (1999) ‘Competence in Library Use: Beyond User Education’
Education Today Vol.8. No.1, Dec.
4. Okeh, E.G. (2000) ‘Information Provision and Poverty Alleviation in
Nigeria. Wonder Hands: Journal of Vocational Education, Federal
College of Education, Abeokuta Vol.3.
5. Okeh. E.G.(2001) ‘Citizenship Education and Access to Information for
Political Socialization and Unity in Nigeria:’ Journal of Social Studies
Vol.3, N0.2 March.
6. Okeh, E.G. & Oyewole, G.O. (2001) ‘Functional School Library Services and the Universal Basic Education in Nigeria. Journal of Educational Development (JONED) Vol.3, May, Pp. 140 –143.
7. Okeh, E.G. (2002) Information Literacy Level of Rural Dwellers in Aba
Area of Abia State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Library, Archives
and Information Science Vol. 1. No.1.
8. Okeh, E.G. (2002) Change Agents and Information Provision in Rural
Communities: the case of selected Nigerian Rural Communities.
Gateway Library Journal Vol.5(1/2).
9. Okeh, E.G. (2008) Virtual Library Development in Colleges of Education in Nigeria The Challenge of Human Capacity Building. COCLIN Journal of Library and Information Science. Vol. 4 No. 1.
10. Okeh, E. G. (2012) Library Education in Colleges of Education: A Panacea for Poor Reading Culture in Basic Education Schools in Nigeria.
COCLIN Journal of Library and Information Science Vol. 5 No.1&2 Dec.
11 Okeh, E. G. (2014) Information Needs and Change Agents Change Characteristics as Factors in Information Utilization by Rural Dwellers in Obingwa area Nigeria.
Abeokuta Journal of Multidisciplinary Research p.152-168
12 Okeh, E. G. (2016) An evaluation of Library and Information Science students SIWES Scheme in MOUAU, In proceedings of NALISE Annual conference 2016.
13 Okeh, E. G. (2016) Influence of A Literacy AND New Literacies on Reading Habits of Teacher Trainees in FCE Abeokuta Nigeria, In International Journal of education studies 1(3) Sept, 2016.
F. WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
1. National Workshop on the Nigerian Library in the Next Millennium
organized by the Nigerian Library Association (Ogun State Chapter)
held at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, October 25th – 29th, 1999.
2. NCCE/FME – UNESCO Cooperation Workshop on Communication
Education and Information Technology held at Federal College of
Education, Abeokuta, September 25th – 29th, 2000.
3. AGM/Conference of the Committee of College Librarians in Nigeria
(COCLIN) on Developing Electronic Information for Libraries in
Nigeria Colleges of Education at FCT College of Education, Zuba
29 – 31st October, 2003.
4. National Conference and AGM of the Nigerian Library Association
“Akure 2004 on Libraries: Tools for Educational Development
20 – 25th June, 2004.
5. AGM/Conference of the Committee of College Librarians in Nigeria
(COCLIN) at Akwanga Nasarawa State 13th – 17th February, 2006
6. ETF Joint Zonal Technical Workshop on Quality Control and Due
Process Administration for NorthWest and SouthWest Zones at
6th College of Education, Ilorin, 6th – 7th June, 2006.
7. UNESCO MICRO CDS/ISIS Software Workshop, Lagos 23rd – 25th August, 2006.
8. ETF Capacity Building Workshop for Librarians of Tertiary Institutions
In Nigeria on Greenstone Digital Library Software, November, 2006.
9. Nigerian Library Association 45th National Conference and AGM, 9th – 14th September, 2007, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
10. Nigerian Library Association Ogun State Chapter Annual Conference/AGM 12th December, 2007. Abeokuta.
11. AGM/Conference of COCLIN held at NCCE,Abuja ,11th-14th
12. ETF Year 2008 Stakeholders Workshop with beneficiaries. NCCE Abuja.
13. Senate Committee on Education. National Summit. Sheraton, Abuja.
10th – 11th December, 2008.
14. AGM/Conference of COCLIN held in FCT COE, Zuba, Abuja, 10th -13th March, 2009.
15. ETF Year 2009 Stakeholders Workshop with beneficiaries. NCCE Abuja. 30th October, 2009
16. Educational Retreat on Advancing Tertiary Education through linkage, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana 15th – 19th March, 2010
17. International Tertiary Institutions Top Executives Program Linkages, Collaborations and Exchange Opportunities with British Educational Institution held at Oxford Brooks University 18th – 22nd October, 2010
18 COCLIN AGM 2nd Annual Conference FCE Okene, 8th – 11th March, 2011
19. Visual Communication Seminar for graphic Artist, Designers and Teachers in Higher Education, FCE Abeokuta 7th July 2011
20. International Workshop on Corporate Governance, Leadership and Change Management Held in Dubai 8th – 15th October, 2011
21. International Linkage programme on Creativity and Innovation panacea to Effective Strategic Management and Leadership held in Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, Aug 26th – Sept 1st, 2012
22. COCLIN Conference and AGM on Future of Nigerian Library and Information Service held in Federal College of Education (Tech.) Akoka, Lagos 18th-22nd March,2013.
23 CONCLIN/AGM/ conference held in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo 2014.
G. TECHNICAL PUBLICATION
1. Okeh, E.G. Federal College of Education, Abeokuta NCE Project
Index (1979 –1989).
2. Okeh, E.G. ‘An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Education Studies’
Compiled for National Primary Education Commission, Kaduna
H. PROJECT/CANDIDATE SUPERVISED DATE DEGREE AWARDED
14 Candidates 2015/2016 BLIS
08 Candidates 2015/2016
2016/2017 PHD IN PROGRESS
04 Candidates 2015/2016/17 MLIS IN PROGRESS
I. CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LIFE
1. Represented the College Librarian at Management
2. Represented the College Librarian at MAC 1991-2002
3. Represented the College Librarian at
A&PC (Senior) 1991-2002
4. Represented the College Librarian at
A&PC (Junior Staff) 1991-2002
5. Represented the College Librarian at
Academic Board 1991-2002
6. Member Library Committee 1999-2001
7. Member Research and Publication Committee 1993-1995
8. Member Think-Tank on Revenue Generation 1998-1999
9. Member College Workshop/Seminar/
Conference Committee 1996-1998
10. Represented the College Librarian at Sabbatical
11. Represented the College Librarian at Academic
Ceremonies Committee 1996-1997
12. Member, Students Disciplinary Committee 2002
13. Member, Committee on Brochure for F.C.E.,
Abeokuta 25 years Anniversary 2002-2003
14. Member, Board of CESAPREP 2002-2003
15. Chairman, Board of FCE Osiele Ventures Ltd 2004-2006
16. Chairman, ICT Committee 2004-2007
17. Chairman, Ad-Hoc Committee on Issue of
Allowance in Federal College of Education,
18. Chairman Panel of enquiry into the inferno at Hall 1 FCE Abeokuta March 2007
19. External Assessor for promotion of Librarians in Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
20. Chairman Academic Board Panel of Enquiry into the Inferno at Hall 1 FCE. 11TH March 2007.
21. External Assessor for promotion of Librarian, Fed Poly Ilaro Dec ,2007
22. Editor - in – chief COCLIN Journal 2008- 2013.
23. Member Internal Assessment Committee for Acad. Staff Promotion. 2009
24. Chairman Computer Centre and Services Board 2009 – Date
25. College Librarian 2003 – 2013.
26. Member College Management Board 2003 – 2013.
27. Member Academic Board 2003 – 2013.
28. Resource person for appointment of College Librarian in Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos 2011
29. Chairman, Panel of Enquiry on 05 Aug, 2012 Students Protest 2012
30. Member College Management MOUAU
31. Senior Elder United Church of Christ District 12 Aba.
Prof. K. I. N. Nwalo
Department of Library Archival And Information Studies,
University of Ibadan
Professor, P.O. Fayose
Dept. of Library Archival and Information Studies
University of Ibadan
Professor Nneka Umezulike
Dean College Of Education (COED)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
Dr. A. A. Ajayi
Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
EMEKA OKEH PhD.