Dr. Chukwuma Ogueri

Head of Department

Dr Chukwuma Ogueri

Senior Lecturer

Head of Department
Fisheries & Aquacultural Technology Department, SAAT, FUTO.


Dr ChukwumaOgueri hails from Umuike, Lowa in Ihitte/Uboma L.G.A. of Imo State, Nigeria. He was the best graduating student in 1987 from Department of Zoology, Imo State University Uturu, Okigwe (now ABSU). He obtained M.Sc (1990) and Ph.D (2004) in Hydrobiology and Fisheries from University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

From 1992 to 2006, he was a Lecturer at College of Agriculture, YandevGboko, Benue State, where he rose to HOD, Fisheries Technology in 2003. His services were transferred to Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) in January 8, 2007, as Lecturer II.

Currently, the HOD of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology (FAT) of FUTO, he is being assessed for promotion to the Rank of a Reader. He is married to Mrs Angela NgoziOgueri and they are blessed with two boys and a girl.

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc (1987). Zoology, Imo State University Uturu, Okigwe (now Abia State University, Uturu).
  • M.Sc (1990) Hydrobiology and Fisheries University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • PhD (2004) Fisheries and Hydrobiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Memberships & Professional Awards

  • Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
  • Member, Association for Aquatic Sciences of Nigeria (AASN)
  • Member, Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN)
  • Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

Teaching & Research Interest

  • Fish Population Dynamics and Conservation Ichthyology, Limnology, Biotechnology.
  • Fish Biology, Fisheries Management and Water quality analysis.

  • NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST IN “Voice” newspaper of Benue printing and publishing company Makurdi between 1999 and 2004.

  • Major Resource person for the writing of the curriculum in the trade subject “Fishery” by National Educational and Research Development Council (NERDC) that is currently being used by WAEC.

  • Participant in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction of Obudu- Agwa Road by NDDC in 2007.


  • *Ogueri, C. (1998). Fish Feed Production Technology with locally available raw materials. Nigeria Journal of Agricultural and Technology Development (NIJATED. 1998. Vol. 1.No. 1. Pp 24-34.

  • *Ogueri, C. (2001). The Female Reproductive Cycle and Length-Weight Relationship of Heterotisniloticus (Pisces: Osteoglossidae). Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology (JAST) 9-11 Nos

  • *Ogueri, C. (2001). The Fish Abundance and Potentials of River Katsina-Ala, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Related Sciences (JARS) 2001. Vol. No. 2. Pp 52-61.

  • *Ogueri C., Agoh A.A. and Wajir S. (2002). Temporal and Spatial variability in some Physico-chemical parameters of River Katsina-Ala. JARS. Vol. 1. No. 2. pp 52-61.

  • *Ogueri C.Adaka, G.S. and Nlewadim A. (2007). The optimum range of pH for the hatching of incubated eggs of Clariasgariepinus (Silurodae: Pisces). Animals Production Research Advances. Vol. 3. No. 2, June 2007. Pp 171-173.

  • *Adaka G.S. and Ogueri C. (2007). Effect of pH and Temperature interactions on the hatching rate of African catfish eggs. Animal Production Research Advances. Vol. 2, June 2007. Pp. 171-173.

  • *Ogueri C. and Adaka G.S. (2007). Physico-chemical parameters in relation to seasonal distributions of Fish species of River Katsina-Ala, Nigeria. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD)

  • *Ogueri C., Adaka G.S. and Nlewadim A. (2007). Aspects of Bionomics of Chrysichthysnigroditatus in River Katsina-Ala, Nigeria. InternationalJournal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems. 1(3). Pp 292-298.

  • *Ehirim, N.C., Mark, H.O., Ogueri C., Adaka G.S. and Awoyemi T.T. (2007). Determinants of Consumers willingness to pay for fish safety in Bayelsa State of Nigeria. The Social Sciences 2(4). 399-404. Medwell Journals.

  • *Ogueri C., Adaka G.S. and Nlewadim A.A and Ben-Chendo (2010). Comparative Analysis of growth parameters and ages of fish species in River Katsina-Ala, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries Society of Nigeria 10:26-34.

  • *Adaka G.S., Ogueri C., Nwaka D., Njoku D.C., and Nlewadim, A.A (2017). Assessment of fishing Gear and catch rate in Oguta lake, South Eastern Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology (26): 1- 7.

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