Lecturer I, Microbiology Department

Mr Okechukwu I. Oguoma

Mr Okechukwu Igwe Oguoma

Lecturer I

B.Sc. and  M.Sc. in Microbiology


Okechukwu Igwe Oguoma is a lecturer with the Federal University Of Technology, Owerri. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Medical Microbiology/ Virology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology both from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State.

He is an active member of several professional bodies which includes, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Nigerian Society for Microbiology(NSM) and Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology(FADIB).

He has written and also published several research works including articles in scientific journals in areas of medical microbiology, virology and also food microbiology. He has also attended several conferences in his area of study. He has teaching and professional experiences.


Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc. in Applied Microbiology    –     1998
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology (Medical Virology)    –    2006
  • PhD in Microbiology (Medical Virology)     –    In view


  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).
  • Member, Foundation for African Development Through International Biotechnology (FADIB)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • Mcb 409 Practical-Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Mcb 403-Virology & Tissue Culture
  • Imb 308/Mcb 409-Genetic Engineering
  • Mcb 403 Practical-Virology & Tissue Culture                                             
  • Coordinator Imb308-Genetics Engineering 
  • Mcb 305 Introductory Virology                
  • Imb 201 Practical-General Microbiology 1       
  • Imb 202  Practical-General Microbiology 11      
  • Imb 409/Mcb 308-Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology                                                       
  • Imb/Mcb 505-Seminars,                                                                    
  • Final-Year Project Supervision,                                     
  • Mcb 515-Forensic & Diagnostic Microbiology                                                                                                   
  • Mcb 512-Food laws & Standard


  • Coordinator Mcb 409 Practical-Microbial Genetics & Molecular Bio.{2016/2017}
  • Course Coordinator Mcb 403-Virology & Tissue Culture{2016/2017}{2019/2020}
  • Nams Adviser {2015/2016},{2016/2017},{2017/2018},{2018/2019},{2019/2020}
  • Coordinator Mcb 403 Practical-Virology & Tissue Culture   {2014/2015},{2015/2016},  {2019/2020}
  • Coordinator Imb308-Genetics Engineering {2010/2011},{2011/2012},{2012/2013},{2013/2014},{2015/2016} 
  • Student Adviser For Siwes{2010/2011}                       
  • Coordinator Imb 201 Practical-General Microbiology 1 {2010/2011},{2011/2012},{2012/2013},{2013/2014},{2014/2015},{2015/2016},{2016/2017}     
  • Coordinator Imb 202  Practical-General Microbiology 11{2010/2011},{2011/2012},{2012/2013},{2013/2014},{2014/2015},{2015/2016}      
  • Assistant Siwes Coordinator,                                                          
  • Course Adviser 2010/2011 Students,                                                                     
  • Final-Year Project Supervision,                                     
  • Teaching Of Courses Imb 201,202,308,409,503,504,509,Mcb 305,Mcb 403,Mcb 504,Mcb 409 For Regular And Cce,                                                                                                  
  • Participation In Post-Graduates Seminars,                                        
  • Participation In Appraisal Of Siwes Till Date
  • Coordinator Mcb 305 Introductory Virology {2017/2018},{2018/2019

Research Interest

Medical Microbiology/Virology/Food Microbiology


  1. Adolphus, O.O., Braide, W., Umeh, S.I., Oguoma, I.O. and O.I and Orayima, P.T (2019). The challenges of water pollution on human. A case study of Udei Community in Guma local government area of Benue State. Scholars Academic Journal Of Biosciences.  7 (8): 324-329.
  2. Ukaefu, C.C., Oguoma, O.I. and Braide, W. (2019). Multi-Drug resistant bacteria isolated from unpasteurized cow milk from Nunu production. Sciences. 8 (10):13-24.
  3. Uzoagba, U.K., Egwuatu, T.O.G., Adeleye, S.A., Oguoma, I.O., Justice-Alucho, C.H., Ugwuanyi, C.O. and Chinakwe, E.C (2019). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Paenibacillus species isolated from pig farms in Ogun State. Research Journal of pharmaceutical. 10(5):119-126.
  4. Uzoagba, U.K., Egwuatu, T.O.G., Adeleye, S.A., Oguoma, O.I., Justice-Alucho, C.H., Ugwuanyi, C.O. and Ezejiofor, C.C (2019). A first case report of paenibacillus sp. From pig forms in Ogun State, Nigeria. Research journal of pharmaceutical, biological and chemical sciences. 10(5):163-173.
  5. Igwe, P.C., Egwu, I.H., Chukwu, S.O., Uzoh, C.V., Oguoma, O.I. and Emeka-Nwabunnia, I. (2019). Isolation and antibiotics sensitivity pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa species implicated with urinary tract infection among women patients visiting Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Direct Research Journal of Public Health and Environmental Technology. 4(4):26-29.
  6. Oguoma, O.I., Oguoma, L.M.O., Nwokediuko, I.I., Emeka Nwabunnia, I., and  Ezejiofor, C.C.,(2019).Qualitative and Quantitative screening of Actinomycetes from farmland and Rhizospheric soil. International Journal of Sciences. 8:39-42
  7. Mike-Anosike, E.E., Braide, W., Adeleye, S.A., and Oguoma, O.I., (2019). Microbiology and Chemical Preservation of Egg-plants sold in five popular markets in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research.Vol 13(3):1-6.
  8. Oguoma, O.I., Mike Anosike, E.E., Adeleye, S.A. and Braide, W. (2019). Prevalence of Multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Nasal Orifice of students.European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.Vol 6(3):74-78.
  9. Oguoma, O.I., Ezeifeka, G.O. Egbuonu, A.V., Emeka-Nwabunnia, I., and Iheme, C.I. (2018). Effect of Intra-Ocular and Intra-Muscular Infectious bursal disease vaccination on immune response against Newcastle Disease in chicks. FUTO Journal series; Vol 4(2):177-188
  10. Obiorah, S.O., Ezeifeka, G.O., Oguoma, O.I. and Nwiyi, O.P. (2018).Inhibitory effect of extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera on Newcastle Disease Virus. FUTO Journal series; Vol 4(1):437-443.
  11. G.Ezeifeka, P.Nwiyi, U. Effiong, I. Ukwueni, I. Erumaka, A.Onyeabor, I.O.Oguoma and N.Amaechi.(2017). In-vivo study of Antiviral Effect of Gossypium hirsutum Extracts on Newcastle Disease Virus. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.Vol 14(2):1-8
  12. G.Ezeifeka, P.Nwiyi, C. Azuonye, I.Erumaka, A.Onyeabor, I.O.Oguoma and   I.Ukwueni. (2017). In-Vivo Studies of Antiviral Effect of Tetrapleura tetraptera Extract on Newcastle Disease Virus.Journal of Advances in Microbiology.Vol 4(3):1-8.
  13. Ezeifeka,G.O.,Oguoma,O.I.,Bassey,J.J.,Nwiyi,O.P.,Erumaka,I.G.,Ukweni, I.A.,Onyeabor,A.,(2017).In-vitro Antiviral Activity of Gossypium hirsutum on Newcastle Disease Virus. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering and Technology.Vol 4(5);pp 336-341
  14. Adeleye,S.A.,Oguoma,O.I.,Braide,W.,and Egbadon, E.O. (2016). Phytochemistry and Antimicrobial Properties of 2:1 and 1:2 Ethanol-Methanol Extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera.American Journal of Current Microbiology.vol  4(1); pp 17-           25.
  15. Ogueri Nwaiwu,Vincent I.Ibekwe,Ekperechi.S.Amadi,AngelaC.Udebuani,Ferdinand C.Nwanebu,Okechukwu I.Oguoma and Justin C.Nnokwe
  16. Oguoma,O.I.,Adeleye,S.A.,Ezeifeka,G.O.,Braide,W.,Nwiyi,P.,and Egbadon, E.O., (2015). Antimicrobial Property, Phytochemistry and Nutritional Profiles of Gossypium hirsutum.International Journal of Information Research and Review.vol. 2(11).pp. 1315-1320
  17. Nwiyi, Paul O., Soyoola Mobolalen, and Oguoma, Igwe O. (2015). Detection of virulence Genes in Salmonella Isolated from Chicken and Chicken Waste Water.Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology. vol.4 (11).  Pp125-129.
  18. Oguoma,O.I, Ezeifeka,G.O, Adeleye,S.A, Oranusi,S., Amadi,E.S., (2015).Antimicrobial activity, Proximate and Aminoacids analysis of Tetrapleura tetraptera.Nigerian Journal 0f Microbiology.Vol. (27).2709-2718.
  19. Amadi E.N, Njoku O.O, Okereke C.N, Ndubuisi J.L, Oguoma O.I,(2014). Pharmacological use of Ocimum gratissimum in peptic ulcer Diseases (pud) treatment. International journal of engineering & science research. Vol-4(6).450-455
  20. Amadi E.N, Njoku O.O, Okereke C.N, Ndubuisi J.L, Oguoma O.I.(2014). Anti-acute inflammatory effect of Buchholzia coriaceae. International Journal of Engineering & Science Research. Vol-4(6).456-465.
  21. Amadi, E. S, Oguoma, O.I., Ibekwe, V.I. Abanobi, S.E., Chikwendu, C.I, and Egbadon, O.E, (2013). Prevalence and the effect of plant extracts on community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Biology. Vol 3(4) 967-976.
  22. Oranusi, S., Braide W., Oguoma O.I. (2013). Antifungal Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Isolated from Ricinus communis, Pentaclethra macrophylla and Yoghurt. Global advanced research jour of food science and technology. 2(1): 1-6.
  23. Oranusi, S.U., Oguoma O.I, Agusi E. (2013). Microbiological quality assessment of foods sold in STD’s cafeterias. Global Research jour of Microbiology 3(1): 1-7.
  24. Oguoma, O.I., Ezeifeka, G.O. Egbuonu, A.V., Mbata, T.I. and Amadi, E.S. (2012). Effect of oral and intra-rectal Infectious bursal disease vaccination on immune response against Newcastle Disease in chicks. New York Science Journal; 5(4).
  25. Braid, W., Oranusi, S., Nwaoguikpe, R.N. Akobondu, C., Oguoma, O.I. (2011). Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta): An alternative raw material for vinegar production. Current topics in biotech. Vol. 6, 41-47
  26. Braide, W., Oranusi, S., Udegbunam, L.I. Oguoma, O.I, Akobondu, C., and Nwaoguoguike, R.N., (2011). Microbiology quality of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth, Bunaea alcinoe. Journal of ecology and the natural environment. VOL. 3 (3).
  27. Oranusi S., Madu, S.A., Braide, W., and Oguoma, O.I., (2011). Investigation on the safety and probiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in Owerri metropolis in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of microbiology and antimicrobials. Vol. 3 (6), 146-152.