Benedict Nkemdirim Igbokwe

Benedict Nkemdirim Igbokwe

Lecturer I

 

QUALIFICATION:

  • HOLY ROSARY PRIMARY SCHOOL, MBIERI (FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE)   –  1975 – 1981
  • COMMUNITYSECONDARY SCHOOL, MBIERI (WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE) –  1981 – 1986
  • ALVANIKOKUCOLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OWERRI (NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (N.C.E)(ENG)/IGBO)   –  1989-1992
  • The UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (B.A.ED-IGBO-LINGUISTICS, (SECOND CLASS HONS, UPPER DIVISION)   –   1992-1994
  • IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI(MA., IGBO) 1998-2005
  • NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA (PhD) 2010-2013  – AFRICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  1. “4 WAY TEST AWARD” BY THE ROTRACT CLUB, DISTRICT 9140  OWERRI, IMO STATE – NIGERIA            –               1995
  2. “CREATIVE AWARD” BY THE ASSOCIATION OF FINE & APPLIED ARTS STUDENTS (AFAS) A.I.C.E., OWERRI, NIGERIA       –       1994
  3. IMO STATE COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURE NOMINEE FOR THE 1999 “NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY ORDER OF MERIT AWARD (NPOM)”   –           2003
  4. ‘MERIT AWARD” BY THE LINGUISTIC STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (LISAIMOSTATEUNIVERSITY, OWERRI NIGERIA.     –     2003
  5. TENANT OF THE YEAR AWARD, OWERRI 2005
  6. IGBO OMA AWARD OF RECOGNITION 2012
  7.  WINNER (1ST POSITION) OF ANA IMO LITERATURE PRIZE (IGBO CATEGORY)        –   2014
  8. AMBASSADORIAL SERVICE AWARD, IN RECOGNITION OF MY OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS DURING MY TIME AS CLUB PRESIDENT, BY ROTRACT CLUB OF ALVAN IKOKU FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OWERRI.            –        MARCH 13TH, 2016
  9. AWARD OF HONOUR AS (OKANMUTA OLUIGBO NA EZIGBO ENYI ULO AKWUKWO ANYI) FOR MY ACADEMIC IMPACT ON THE PUPILS AND STUDENTS THROUGH MY BOOKS. BY THE CHARITY OF MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL NGUGO, IMO STATE.  –     18TH DECEMBER, 2015

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

  • READING ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (RAN)
  • ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS (ANA)
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM SOCIETY OF NIGERIA
  • SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF IGBO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. OGBU MMADU NDU NA-AGU” IMO STATE-NIGERIA” FIRST PUBLISHED BY IHEM DAVIS PRESS LTD., OWERRI     –   1995
  2. AKUEBIONWU”: CO-AUTHORED, IMO STATE, NIGERIA STUDIO ARTS PUBLISHERS, OWERRI – NIGERIA     –       1998
  3. AJO NWA A NA-EKU N’IKPERE”: ALPHABET PUBLISHERS, OWERRI    –      1999
  4. ULOKANJO” ALPHABET PUBLISHERS, OWERRI     –      2005
  5. CHISIMCHERE NA UBAABUIKE” FIRST EDITION OKATA PUBLISHERS, OWERRI     – 2005
  6. SECOND EDITION PERFECT STROKES, OWERRI    –      2008
  7. AKWUNA KAWA NKA”  PERFECT STROKES, OWERRI   –      2008
  8. DIBIA MBEREDE”  PERFECT STROKES OWERRI    –      2009
  9. UTO IGBO MAKA JINIO SEKONDIRI1-3  (CO-AUTHORED) LEARN AFRICA PUBLISHERS     –      2013

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN RECOGNIZED JOURNALS

  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2010) “Re-Branding Nigeria Through Mother Tongue Education” in Literacy and Reading in Nigeria volume 12, No .2. 2010. A journal of The Reading Association of Nigeria.142.

  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2009) “EjijiOdinaalandi Igbo; O ga- ekwemee, kaobukaEkwuo?” In Opiike – A journal of Igbo Language and Culture. Vol. 1 N .1. 2009 pg 177


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2011) “The Author and Hero-worshipping; An Analysis of Nwanna’sOmenuko;” In Anu a journal of Igbo Arts and Culture. Number 7. 2011 pg. 10


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2012) “Prayer in Igbo Cosmology: The case of Mbieri, Mbaitoli L.G.A Imo State Nigeria” in International Journal of Development and Management Review, vol. No 1. June, 2012.Pg. 129.: http://ajol.info/index.php/ijdmr/index


  • “Umuada: A socio – Cultural Organization in Mbieri, mbaitoli, L.G.A. Imo State. In The Ideal Man-Festschrift in Honour of professor ObedMuojekwuAnizoba 2013.pg 13.


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2012) “OsisiNkwu Na UruYaN’obodoMbieri” In Oja; An international journal of Igbo African and Asian studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. 2012 pg, 46


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2013) “Language and Identity: A case of Igbo language” In International Journal of Development and Management Review (INJODEMAR) vol. 8. No 1, June 2013. http://ajol.info/index.php/ijdmr/index


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2013) “Igbo Culture and Social Change” In Okpulo: Journal of Arts and Cultural Heritages. N0 1, July 2013. Pg. 274


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2014) “Ntulekoritausorookpukperechinaofufeodinaalandi Igbo nankeoloro-ohuu” and other poems, in OGELE: an ANA IMO anthology(Special Edition111) in honour of Professor AnalechiChukuezi -2014 pgs207-216 and 222-224.


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2014) “Igbo Culture: A Road Map Towards Achieving Millenium Development Goals on Health” in THE EAGLE OF IGBO LITERATURE: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. G.O.Onyekaonwu 2014. Pg 331.


  • Igbokwe, B.N. and Anah C. (2014) “ Ndigbo and Colonial Amalgamation of Nigeria: Retrospect and Prospects” in OKPULO Journal of Arts and Cultural Heritage, vol 1, Dec 2014.


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2016) Igbo Culture and Technology: A Complementary Appraisal in Review of Art and Social Sciences Quarterly Journal of Inter-University Friendship Association with Contributions from Science and Technology. Volume V, No. 5 January – June 2016 pgs 84 – 90


  • Agbogu A.E and Igbokwe, B.N. (2015) Gender Profiling in Nigeria: The Case of the Igbos of South Eastern Nigeria in International Journal of African Society Cultures and Traditions Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-10, May 2015. www.eajournals.org.


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2018) Usoro Aka OruNdi Igbo: Ihe A choroMakaNtutegharibOnoduAku Na UbaIjiKwusiAriri Na-EriNdi Igbo in ACHARA, JonaluNkwaliteAsusuigbo. NchikotaNkeMbu – Igbo Language Development Centre, Imo State, Nigeria. Pp 137 – 150


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2016) NtuteghariOmenala Igbo Ndi Na-AnwuAnwu Site N’AgumaguOdinalaNdi Igbo in EKWE JONAL Vol. 2, No. 1 June 2016 pp 35 – 47. http://www.igboscholarsforum.com.ng


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2015) Language, Culture and National Identity in Ideal International Journal of Igbo Scholars Forum, Nigeria. Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2015. http://www.igboscholarsforum.com.ng


  • Igbokwe, B.N. and Ahumareze I.C (2018) Literature For Relevant Education: in Trail-Blazing Discourses on Linguistics and Igbo. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Rose Nwaozuzu. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 2018


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2017) when death strikes the female spouse in Igbo land: A peep at the other side of the coin, in Preorcjah Vol. 2 (2), 2017. ezenwaohaetorc.org


  • Igbokwe, B.N. (2018) Igbo Culture and Global Reconciliation in European Journal of Social Sciences Studies Vol. 2, Issue 10, 2018. http://oapub.org/soc/index.php/EJSSS/a

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • IMO STATE COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURE, OWERRI    –   1995-2009  –  (PRINCIPAL THEATRE ARTISTE)
  • WASSCE EXAMINER 2001 —2002
  • A.I.FCE, OWERRI  PART-TIME LECTURER      –    2000 – 2008
  • UNICEF ZONE A/SOMTEC SCRIPT WRITER/TRAINER 2004-2009
  • IMO BROADCASTING CORPORATION, OWERRI  (GUEST ARTISTE/IGBO ANNOUNCER/PRESENTER) – 2001 -2008
  • BBC WRITER (STORY STORY-IGBO REVERSION) 2005
  • BBC WRITER (NEIGHBOUR MY NEIGHBOUR) 2010
  • TRANSLATED NDIC MANUAL/HANDBOOK 2012
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI7TH MAY, 2009 – DATE
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