Reader, Project Management Technology Department

Dr Kelvin A. Okorocha

Dr Kelvin Aku Okorocha

Reader

BSc., MSc., MBA, MSc., PhD

Email: kevin.okorocha@futo.edu.ng

Biography

DR. KEVIN AKU OKOROCHA IS A REGISTERED ESTATE SURVEYOR AND VALUER AND A FELLOW OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PROJECT MANAGERS OF NIGERIA.

Qualifications
Affiliations
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc IN ESTATE MANAGEMENT (SECOND CLASS HONOURS DIVISION) FROM THE IMO STATE UNIVERSITY OKIGWE IN 1987.
  • MBA IN BANKING AND FINANCE FROM THE ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1993.
  • MSc IN ECONOMICS FROM THE IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI IN 1997.
  • MSc IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (FUTO), OWERRI IN 2000.
  • PhD IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (FUTO), OWERRI IN 2009.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER, NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF ESTATE SURVEYORS AND VALUERS
  • REGISTERED SURVEYOR AND VALUER
  • MEMBER, PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
  • FELLOW CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PROJECT MANAGERS OF NIGERIA

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • ECN 201 ECONOMICS I
  • ECN 202 ECONOMICS II
  • ECN 204 INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS
  • PRT 501 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • MGT 401 INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS
  • MGT 809 MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
  • PRT 811 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
  • PRT 807 PROJECT FINANCE AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
  • MGT 819 BUSINESS POLICY & LAW
  • PRT 901 PROJECT COST ESTIMATION

Experience

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY) -2014- 2016
  • MEMBER, POSTGRADUATE ELECTION COMMITTEE – 2016
  • ASSOCIATE EXAMINATION MONITOR  – SMAT 2013-2014
  • CO-ORDINATOR, MBA PROGRAMME  (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY ) – 2008 – 2012
  • CO-ORDINATOR, SMAT WEEKEND M.B.A PROGRAMME – 2013 – 2014
  • CLASS ADVISER (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY) – 2002 – 2007
  • EXAMINATION OFFICER (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY) – 2010 – 2011

ACADEMIC SUPERVISION

  • CO-SUPERVISOR (PhD) PROJECTS (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY)
  • SUPERVISED TEN (10) M.Sc DISSERTATIONS
  • SUPERVISED TWELVE (12) M.B.A DISSERTATIONS
  • SUPERVISED SEVERAL PGD AND UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT RESEARCH WORKS

Research Interest

PROJECT FINANCING AND INVESTMENT.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. E.O. NWATARALI, N.U DIM AND K.A OKOROCHA “DETERMINATION OF KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIS) OF A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT COST ESTIMATE IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COST ENGINEERS. VOL. 54 NO. 1, 2016, UNITED KINGDOM
  2. DIM N.U, OKOROCHA K.A AND OKODUWA V.O “HAS-NIGERIA-BECOME-THE-WORLD-JUNKYARD-OF-ABANDONED0AND-FAILED-PROJECTS-WORTH-BILLIONS. PROJECT JOURNAL VOL. 4 NO. 1, 2016, UNITED KINGDOM.
  3. UBANI E.C, AMADE B., OKOROCHA K.A, AGWU F.O. “PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT: ISSUES IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH (IJETR)ISSN 2321-0869, VOL. 3, ISSUE 1, JANUARY, 2015
  4. AMAESHI U.F, OKOROCHA K.A, JANE C.A “EFFECTS OF SELECTED FIRMS IN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (E-ISSN 2321-3264 VOL. 3 NO. 4 DECEMBER, 2015).
  5. B. AMADE, E.C. UBANI AMAESHI AND K.A OKOROCHA “FACTORS FOR CONTAINING FAILURE AND ABANDONMENT OF PUBLIC SECTOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE. ISSN 2180-2106 VOL. 6 ISSUE 1 2015 (MALAYSIA)
  6. K.A OKOROCHA “EVALUATION OF FUNDING OPTIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS OF IMO STATE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT. HTTP://WWW.RSPUBLICATION.COM/IJIRMINNEDX.HTM.ISSUE 3. VOL 2 (MARCH 2013). (1-14).
  7. K.A OKOROCHA, “EVALUATION OF MATERIAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A CASE STUDY OF RELATED BUILDING SITES LAGOS STATE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND BUSINESS RESEARCH, 2013. HTTP://WWW.IJMSBR.COM ISSUE 3, VOL. 2. 15-23.
  8. K.A OKOROCHA “FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED BUILDING SITES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES & BUSINESS RESEARCH. ISSUE 4, VOL. 2. HTTP://WWW.IJMSBR.COM., 2013. 16-33
  9. K.A. OKOROCHA, ECHEME I.I, ONUOHA I.J, “EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC MELTDOWN ON BANKS FUNDING OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NIGERIA. INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS. VOL. 4, NO. 6, 2012. IJCRB. WEDS. COM. 34-47
  10. E.C. UBANI, K.A OKOROCHA, S.C EMERIBE. “ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING TIME AND COST OVERRUNS ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND BUSINESS RESEARCH. HTTP://WWW.IJRUBR.COM. 48-59
  11. OKOROCHA K.A., ECHEME I.I., ONUOHA O.J., “CONTRIBUTIONS OF PROJECTS TO THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMERGING NATIONAL THROUGH THE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION”. INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS. VOL. 2 NO. 11 MARCH, 2011. IJERB. WEBS.COM.60-72.
  12. OKOROCHA K.A., ENYINNA G.C, NWAKONKWO O; “EFFECTS OF PROJECT INVESTMENT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ALLIED SCIENCE. HTTP//WWW.IJOBAS.COM 2010 73-76
  13. AKUJUOBI A.B.C, AKUJUOBI L.E, OKOROCHA K.A., “FUNDING OPTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE NIGERIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT REVIEW. VOL. 3 NO. 1. MAY 2008. 77-82
  14. OKOROCHA K.A, NWANEKEZIE O.F., IROEGBU A.N., “EVALUATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF ROAD NETWORK AND THEIR CAPABILITIES IN UMUAHIA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, VOL. 1, NO. 4, PORT NOVO, REPUBLIC OF BENIN. 2011. 83-90.
  15. IBE K.K, OKOROCHA K.A, OGBONNA C.E., “ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITY”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, VO. 3 NO. 8, ACCRA, GHANA 2010, 91-100.
  16. NWANEKEZIE, IROEGBU, OKOROCHA K.A., “SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS – A TECHNIQUE FOR INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN PROJECT VARIABLES. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE. 2011. 101-113
  17. OKOROCHA K.A., NWOKONKWO O. WOGU C.L., “EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOOD SECURITY” IRODO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NETWORK VOL. 5. NO. 4, 2010, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, NIGERIA. 114-120
  18. OKOROCHA K.A., NWOKONKWO O., “MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTION IN THE USE OF TERMS ICT AND IT” IRDI RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NETWORK. VOL. 5 NO. 6, 2010 UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN. 121-125.
  19. IHEME C., OKOROCHA K.A., IROEGBU A.N., “REINVIGORATION OF THE FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA AND THE NATIONAL HOUSING FUND TO MEET NIGERIA’S HOUSING NEED”. IRFI RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NETWORK VOL. 5 NO 6. 2010, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, 126-131.
  20. D.O NWANEKEZIE, J.C UKWUMAH, K.A OKOROCHA “THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF BETTERMENT CHARGES IN NIGERIA”. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP JOURNAL; VOL. 2. NO. 3, 2010, ESUT ENUGU, 132-138
  21. K.A OKOROCHA; O.C NWOKONKWO; “IMPLICATIONS OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN AN EMERGING ECONOMY – THE NIGERIA EXPERIENCES” AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES. VOL. 1, NO. 1, 2009 SOUTH AFRICA 139-145.
  22. OKOROCHA K.A., NWOKONKWO O.C “RESOLVING THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA”. AFRICA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES. VOL. 1 NO 1, 2009. SOUTH AFRICA. 146-156
  23. O.F. NWANEKEZIE, M. ALOZIE, K.A. OKOROCHA; “THE LAND USE ACT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA”. THE NIGERIA ACADEMIC FORUM (A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, VOL. 19 NO. 3, 2010 NNAMDI Azikiwe UNIVERSITY, AKWA, 157-163.
  24. M. ALOZIE, K.A. OKOROCHA, A.N. IROEGBU “ISSUE IN LAND USE ALLOCATION IN NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION VOL. 17, NO. 2 2010 ESUT, ENUGU. 164-170
  25. OKOROCHA K.A; “THE DYNAMISM OF HOUSING INVESTMENT OPTIONS IN A MARKET ECONOMY – THE NIGERIA EXPERIENCE” ALVANA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES VOL. 3, NO. 2. 2008. 171-176
  26. OKOROCHA K.A; “THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY”. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL EDUCATORS OF NIGERIA. VOL. 1, NO. 2, 2000 177-190.
  27. OKOROCHA K.A.: RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN A BANKING ENVIRONMENT – A CASE STUDY OF BANK FRAUDS”. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL MOTIVATORS OF NIGERIA; VOL. 1 NO. 2, 2000. 191-196.
  28. K.A. OKOROCHA; “CLIMATIC CHANGES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES”. JOURNAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT; VOL. 4, NO. 2, 2000, ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW. 197-202

BOOKS

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

TECHNICAL PAPERS:

  1. VALUATION REPORT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 12B OKORIES STREET, OWERRI
  2. VALUATION REPORT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT NO. 22 TARA PREYE STREET, ASABA, DELTA STATE

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