Mr. Nzube Thaddeus EGBOKA

Mr. Nzube Thaddeus EGBOKA

Assistant Lecturer

B. Agric. Tech., M.Sc. 



Mr. Nzube Thaddeus EGBOKA was born to the family of Mr. Donatus (Late) and Mrs. Esther Egboka of Osina in Ideato North Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his primary and secondary educations in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Mr. Nzube holds a Bachelors Degree (B.Agric.Tech.) in Soil Science and Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, where he emerged the “Best Graduating Student” (2013 graduating set) of the Department of Soil Science and Technology. Mr. N. T Egboka observed the Nigerian’s national youth service corps (NYSC) scheme at Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria between August, 2014 and July, 2015. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Nigerian’s premier University, The University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria, for his Master’s Degree (MSc.) and graduated in 2017 with a Ph.D grade from the Department of Agronomy (Now Department of Soil Resources Management) where he specialized in Soil Microbiology option. He is currently a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) candidate of Soil Biology and Biochemistry in the Soil Science Department of the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Nigeria.

Mr. N.T Egboka joined the services of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State in February, 2019 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Soil Science and Technology. He lectures many courses (Departmental and faculty) in the University as well as supervises undergraduate research projects. He has served as a member of several Departmental committees and is presently both a Class/Academic Adviser and the Departmental Representative on ICT matters. Mr. Nzube T. Egboka has held various leadership positions at different points in time both in the academic, religious and secular society. He was a Senior Prefect (SP) during his secondary school education, Departmental President, National Association of Soil Science Students (NASOSS), FUTO Chapter, in his undergraduate years and General Secretary, Agronomy (Postgraduate) Club, University of Ibadan, Nigeria at postgraduate (MSc. Degree) level, amongst others. He has to his credit, over 20 research articles in both local and international peer reviewed journals. He is one of the pioneer Registered Soil Scientists (RSS) of the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science (NISS) and an active member of both the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and International Union of Soil Science (IUSS). He is a devoted Christian and enjoys playing table tennis and football games at leisure.

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D In-View (Soil Biology and Biochemistry), Department of Soil Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka (2021 – Date)
  • M. Sc. Agronomy (Soil Science/Soil Microbiology option), Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2015 – 2017) (Ph.D Grade)
  • B. Agric. Tech. (Soil Science and Technology), Dept. of Soil Science and Tech., Federal University of Tech. Owerri, Nigeria (2008 – 2013) (Second Class Honours, Upper Division)
  • West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO), Holy Child Madonna College Awada-Obosi, Onitsha, Anambra State (2001 – 2007)


  • Best Graduating Student (2012/2013 Graduating Set), Department of Soil Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria – For obtaining the overall best result in the Department
  • Best Student Award “ Prof. C.C Asiabaka Dean’s Essay Competition 2011”, School of Agriculture And Agricultural Technology (SAAT), FUTO, Nigeria – For coming first in the 2011 Faculty Essay Competition on the topic: “Global Food Crisis and the Way forward”
  • “Reader of the Year”, Abdusalam Abubakar (Postgraduate) Hall, University of Ibadan – Received during the “2017 Hall week” in recognition of outstanding study habit in the hall


  • Registered Soil Scientist (RSS), Nigerian Institute of Soil Science (NISS)
  • Member, Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN)
  • Member, International Union of Soil Science (IUSS)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  1. AGR 203: Introduction to Agriculture
  2. SST 301: Soil Chemistry, Microbiology and Fertility
  3. SST 302: Soil and Water Conservation and Management
  4. SST 405: Soil and Water Pollution and Management
  5. SST 501: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
  6. SST 510: Fertilizer Technology


  • Department of Soil Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Assistant Lecturer – Feb. 2019 – Date

  • Santa Fe International Secondary School Nkpikpa Lay-out, Ogbaru, Anambra State

Biology/Agric. Science Teacher & Vice Principal – Oct. 2017 – Feb. 2019

  • Cross River Agric. Development Project (CRADP) IBB Way, Calabar, Cross River State. Technical Assistant (During NYSC) 2014 – July 2015
  • Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Mile 4 Diobu Rumueme, Portharcourt, Rivers State. T Student (6 Months Industrial Attachment) – July – Dec. 2012
  • Anal Concept Soil and Water Laboratories Limited, 146 Igwuruta Road Elimgbu, Portharcourt Rivers State – Laboratory Attendant (During 6 Months I.T) – July – Sept. 2012

Research Interest

  • Molecular techniques and genomics in mycorrhiza technology
  • Biofertilizers and plant growth promoting microorganisms for improved crop production
  • Bioremediation of polluted soils and environmental contaminants







Nzube Thaddeus Egboka, Olajire Fagbola, Ugochukwu Nnamdi Nkwopara, Nnaemeka Henry Okoli, Akaninyene Isaiah Afangide and Tochukwu Victor Nwosu

Density of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Nutrient Status of Soils in Selected Land Use Types and Soil depths


Uzoho, B. U., Ahukamere, C. M., Egboka, N. T, Afangide, I. A., Okoli, H., Irokwe, I. ., & Ubakwe, R.

Potassium Quantity-Intensity Concepts of Soils of Contrasting Landscape Positions in the Humid Rain Forest, Southeastern, Nigeria


Nnaemeka Okoli, Bethel Uzoho, Chioma Ahukaemere, Nzube Egboka and Ifeanyi Irokwe

Chemical fractionation and mobility of nickel in soils in relation to parent materials


Nzube Thaddeus Egboka, Leonard Chimaobi Agim, Michael Akaninyene Okon, Nnaemeka Henry Okoli, Akaninyene Isaiah Afangide and Philomena Nkem Okonjo

Population Density of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Physico-chemical Properties of Soils as Affected by Cropping Systems


Nkwopara, U. N, Osisi, A. F, Egboka, N. T, Onwudike, S. U and Ihem, E. E

Fertility Status of Soils under Selected Land Use Types in Orlu, Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria


Akaninyene Isaiah Afangide, Ibiam Ikwuo Ekpe, Nnaemeka Henry Okoli and Nzube Thaddeus Egboka

Dynamics of phosphatase enzyme and microbial properties in a degraded Ultisol amended with animal manures


Agim L. C, Amos H. I, Osisi A. F, Okoli H. N and Egboka N. T

Lethality of Crude Oil Contamination on Properties of Soil and Growth Parameters of Maize (Zea mays L.)


Ekpe I.I., Oti N.N. , Ishiusah O.W. , Egboka, N.T. , Nwankwo V.C., Iheka, W.C. , Aguwa, O.U. and Orji A.

Effect of time of seed-bed preparation on soil properties and performance of water yam in Owerri southeast, Nigeria


Egboka, N. T, Ekpe, I. I, Chukwu, E. D, Okoli, N. H, Afangide, A. I. and Nnamdi, I.

Impact of Land Use Types on Spore Abundance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Humid Tropical Rainforest, Southeast Nigeria


Nwosu T.V, Nwaiwu C.V. and Egboka N. T

Analysis of Water Quality Deterioration in Nworie River, Owerri- Imo State, Southeast, Nigeria


Afangide, A. I, N. T Egboka, P. Inyang, C. T Tom and C. D Ebele

Influence of Animal Manures on Dehydrogenase Activities and Microbial Population in Tropical Soil of Southeastern Nigeria


Nkwopara, U. N, Onwudike, S. U, Ihem, E. E, Osisi, A. F and Egboka, N. T.

Effect of different pH levels on adsorption and desorption of lead in contrasting parent materials of southeastern agro climatic zone of Nigeria


Egboka, N.T., Onweremadu, E.U., Aririguzo, B.N., Okon, M.A., Okoli, N.H. And Afangide, A.I.

Characterization and classification of slope and non slope soils in Osina, Imo state, Nigeria for agricultural production


Afangide, A. I., Okoli, N. H., Okon, M. A, Egboka, N. T. and Inyang, P.





Effects of Animal Manures on Enzymes Activities and Physico-Chemical Properties of A Degraded Ultisol


Ekpe, I. I, Oludare, C. G, Oti, N. N, Ishiusah, O. W, Egboka, N. T, Orji, A and Nwankwo, V. C.

Soil Vulnerability and Degradation Assessment of Mountainous Areas in Ekoli-Edda, South-East Nigeria


Chidi, P. N, O. Fagbola, M. O Akoroda and N. T Egboka.

Influence of Organic Amendment and Mycorrhizal Association on Cowpea


Afangide, A. I., Agim, L. C., Okon, M. A., Chukwu, E. D., Paul, I., Okoli, N. H., Egboka, N. T. and Onwuka, V. C.


Biological and Chemical Characteristics of Soils Influenced by Palm Oil Mill Effluent in Humid Tropical of Owerri, Southeastern Nigeria


Okon, M. A, Eneje, R. C, Oguike, P. C, Egboka, N. T and Onwuasoeze, E. N.

Assessment of Climate Variability in Owerri Area of Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria

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