SYLVESTER MBAAYAGA TONGU


SYLVESTER MBAAYAGA TONGU
Designation: Lecturer II
Email: tongu.sylvester@uam.edu.ng
Phone:
Gender: Male

Biography

Name:...............................................................Tongu, Sylvester Mbaavaga
Date of Birth:...............................................25th September, 1979
Place of Birth:.............................................Ukough-Ipav
Nationality: ..................................................Nigerian
Permanent Home Address: ..........St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Asom II, Ukough-Ipav, Gboko Local Government Area
Correspondence Address: ............Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2373 Makurdi
E-mail Address:.......................................tongusyl@gmail.com, tongu.sylvester@uam.edu.ng
Phone Number:.......................................08051045294
Marital Status:..........................................Married
Date of First Appointment: ......................... 27th May, 2013
Date Appointment Confirmed:................ 7th May, 2015

2.Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
i)University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State 2012 – 2018
ii)Benue State University, Makurdi2006 – 2010
iii) Doyin Computers, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State 2005 – 2006
iv) University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State 1998 – 2004
v) Government Secondary School Buruku, Benue State1990 – 1995
vi) R.C.M. Primary School Bai, Benue State1984 – 1990
3.Qualifications Obtained with Dates:
i)Ph. D Analytical Chemistry 2018
ii)M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry 2010
iii) Diploma (Computer Studies) 2006
iv) B.Sc. (Ed) Chemistry 2004
v) West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) 1995
vi) Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) 1990

4.Other Training Courses attended:
i)Workshop on Spectroscopy (UV, IR, NMR, MS) and Structure Elucidation organised by RSC in collaboration with CSN, 17th – 19th November, 2016
ii)Mandatory Training Workshop on Wealth Creation – The Chemist’s Approach organised by ICCON, 7th – 8th September, 2011
iii)Induction Course on Public Service organised by Benue State Bureau of Establishments and Management Services, 18th – 20th June, 2008
iv)Workshop on Generating School Data Through Effective Record Keeping organised by Benue State Ministry Education, 3rd – 5th, June 2008
v)UNICEF Peer Education Training Course Under the NYSC Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, 2005 – 2006
5.Prizes Received:
i)NYSC, Ondo State Certificate of Commendation, 9th March 2006
ii)UNDP Certificate of Service March, 2006
6.Scholarship/Fellowship Received: Nil
Computer Literacy: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point

Contributions to Knowledge - Provision of reference information on the occurrence of the APEs and BFRs in River Benue and the Makurdi city drains

Memberships

(A)Membership of Learned Societies:
i)Member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (MICCON)
ii)Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria (MCSN)
iii)Registered by Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria as certified teacher
(B)Conferences Attended - Chemical Society of Nigeria’s 38th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition, Abuja 2015

Publications

9.Publications:
i)Tongu S. M., Sha’Ato R., Okonkwo J. O., Olukunle O. I., Eneji I. S., Tor-Anyiin T. A. (2018) Baseline Levels of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Water and Sediment from River Benue, North Central Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Protection, 8(1), PP. 8 – 17.
ii)Oko O. J., Odoh R., Tongu S. M., Anidobu C. O., I. S. Udegbunam and Umar H. (2018) Alkaloid, Tannin Profiles and Mineral Element Composition of the Leaves and Stem of Vernonia amygdalina (Bitter Leaf) Plant Harvested from Wukari Town, Taraba State, North-East Nigeria. European Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 5(2), pp. 1 – 11.
iii)Tongu S. M., Sha’Ato R., Okonkwo O. J., Eneji I. S., Chokwe T. B., Tor-Anyiin T. A. (2018) Determination of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and alkylphenols (APs) in water and sediment from River Benue, North Central Nigeria. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 43(2), pp. 19 – 38.
iv)Arowojolu M. I., Tongu S. M., Itodo A. U., Yinusa S. T., Basheeru K. A. and Mejida S. (2018) Determination of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water and Sediment of River Benue in Makurdi Metropolis, Nigeria. Chemical Science International Journal, 22(2), pp. 1 – 10.
v)Tongu S. M., Agubuzu C. U., Iorungwa M. S. (2017) Comparative proximate and mineral analyses of Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea bulbifera grown in Makurdi, Benue State – Nigeria. FUW Trends in Science & Technology Journal, 2 (1A), 175 – 178
vi)Iorungwa M. S., Orsar T. T., Tongu S. M. (2016) “Chemical Analysis of Food and Mineral Nutrients in Seeds and Pods of Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Beans)”, Ewemen Journal of Herbal Chemistry and Pharmacology Research, 2(2), 38-42
vii)Tongu S.M., Nsi E.W., Nkpa N.N. (2011) Determination of Equilibrium Constants for the Formation of Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria. 36 (1), 145 – 151

Specializations

Analytical chemistry

Research Archive

11.Current Research and Extension:
(A) Current Research - Studies on alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs)
(B)Extension - Comparative studies on vitamin C in fruits and fruit juices

Responsibilities

8.Service to the University/Community:
(A)Service to the University:
i)Assistant College of Science Examination Officer, 2017 - Date
ii)Secretary, College of Science Journal Committee, 2018
iii)Departmental Examination Officer, 2014 – 2016
iv)Assistant Departmental Examination Officer, 2013 – 2014
v)Chairman, Departmental Accreditation Sub-committee on Examination Matters, 2014
(B)Service to the Community:
i)Chairman, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Benue Chapter, March 2018 – Date
ii)Coordinator, National Chemistry Competition, CSN Benue Chapter, 2014 – 2018
iii)Organisation of a 2-day workshop for Nigerian Air Force School of Air Intelligence (NAFSAINT) Makurdi on instructional techniques, 29th – 30 July, 2015
iv)Guest Speaker on “Adolescent Crises Management as a Tool for Curbing Social Vices among the Youths in our Society” at the graduation ceremony of St Joseph’s Secondary School, Nyiman, Makurdi 8th July, 2016
v)Secretary, National Chemistry Competition Committee, CSN Benue Chapter, 2011– 2013
vi)Secretary, Fund Raising Committee, CSN Benue Chapter, 2012 - 2014
vii)Secretary, CSN Workshop Committee, CSN Benue Chapter, 2013
viii)Secretary, LOC ICCON Mandatory Training Workshop, 2011
ix)NYSC – Corps Members Liaison Officer, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo LGA, 2005 -2006
x)UNDP Census payment monitor, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo LGA, Ondo State, 2005 – 2006
xi)Company Commander, NYSC Road Safety Club Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo LGA, Ondo State, 2005 – 2006