Dr Okorocha Aku Kevin

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Dr Okorocha Aku Kevin

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Academic and Professional 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.
  • Ph.D 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 Professionals

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 KINGDOM2.    DIM N.U, OKOROCHA K.A AND OKODUWA V.O “HAS-NIGERIA-BECOME-THE-WORLD-JUNK-YARD-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, 20154.    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 SOUTH EASTERN 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 NIGERIS 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 MULTIDIACIPLINARY 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

Research archive

  • Project Financing and Investment.

Working 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
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