Engr. Dr. F. K. Opara, hails from Awo Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. He was born in March 7, 1966 to Mr & Mrs F. O. Opara, a renowned Baptist Church Elder. Educationally, F. K. Opara, obtained his B. Eng. (Tech.), in Electronic and Computer Engineering, from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria in 1990. After, the National Youth Service Corp programme, in 1991, he returned for the M. Sc., Degree which he obtained in 1995, in the area of Computer Engineering and finally, got his Ph.D in 2008, in Data Communications, Computer Engineering, all from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, where he is presently, the Head of Department (HOD) since July, 2011. However, Engr. Dr. F. K. Opara, is a registered member of Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USA. Furthermore, Engr. Dr. F. K. Opara, is married to Barr. Mrs Faith N. Opara, the Chief Inspector, Imo State Customary Court of Appeal, and the marriage is blessed with children; Peace, Happiness, Noble and Wisdom.
Academic and Professional Qualification
- Ph.D in Data Communications(2008),Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
- M.Sc.in Computer Engineering(1995),Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
- B.Eng(Tech) in Electronic and Computer Engineering(1990),Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
For Undergraduate Students, the following courses are handled; Computer Architecture, File and Database Designs, Advanced Electronics I, Advanced Computer Techniques, Digital Instrumentation, Advanced Electronics II, amongst others. Similarly, for Post Graduate Students, Passive Filter Design, Software Engineering, Operating System, Microprocessor Systems and Applications, and Data Communications, are thought.
Field Engineer, in J. K. K. (Nig.) Ltd, Lagos(1990 – 1991), Customers Engineer, in Roe Nig. Ltd, Ikoyi Lagos (1995 – 1997), Junior Research Fellow( Lecturer II), University of PortHarcourt, Nigeria