VICTOR AKWU OTENE


VICTOR AKWU OTENE
Designation: Lecturer II
Email: otlevite@yahoo.com
Phone: 08069338509; 08054947207
Gender: Male

Biography

Name:...............................................Otene, Victor Akwu
Date of Birth:.................................12th January, 1980
Place of Birth:................ Ahmadu BellqlJnfve rsity Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State
Nationality:..................................Nigerian
Permanent Home Address: .........Beside Adoka Community Secondary School, Otukpo Local Govenunent, Benue State.

Corresponding Address: ...............Agricultural Extension and Communication Department, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Marital Status:........... Married
Date of First Appoointment: 6th January, 2011
Date Appointment Confirmed:.......... 6th January, 2013
Present Rank:.............................................. Lecturer II
Phone Numbers: .......................................08069338509; 08054947207
e-mail: .....................................................otlevite@yahoo.com; otlevite@gmail.com

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTEDNED WITH DATES
> Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.....................2017-till date
> Federal University of Agriculture. MakULtdi.................2010-2015
> Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.........................2002-2008
> Govenm1ent Secondary School, Mi1ma, .Ni,ger State.....1991-1997
> Zaru mai Model School, Minna, Niger State..........................1987-1990
> Angwan Waje Primary School, Suleja, Niger State..............1985-1987
> Danoc Computer Institute, Makurdi, Benue State..............2008

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES
)> Ph.D. (Agric. Extensin and Communication). In view
)> Masters of Science (Agric. Extension and Communication). 2015.
)> Certificate of National sery. 2009. i
)> B. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Extension). Fi rst Class Division. 2008.
);:> Senior School Certificate. 1997.
);:> First School Leaving Certificate. 1990.
)> Certifica te in Data Processing and.Comptlter Application. 2008.

PRIZES RECEIVED
);:;> Award for Excellence by University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 2008 .
);:;> Award for Excellence by igeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). 2008.
);:;> A ward for Excellence by Prof. Francis ldachaba. 2008.
);:;> Award for Excellence by Sen. Jack Tilley Gyado. 2008.
);:;> Best Serving Corper, Victory Academy College, Kano. 2009.

SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVED
Benue State Bursary for undergraduate a:. Agric. Students; 2001 - 2007

COMPUTER LITERACY ~ ·
> Proficiency in Data Processing and Cumputer Application.
> Proficiency in Social Science Data Analysis

Memberships

Otene, V.A., Okwu, 1.0. and Gwarza, S.S. (2015). Barriers to the use of Radio as a
Channel of Agruculltural Information by Farmers in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural and Food
Information, 16( 4):326-336.

Publications

Otene, V. A., Chi a, J. I. and Ijuh, R. H. (20 18). Assessment of the Use of Electronic Media by Fanners in Usbon~ ~o.q~ Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. Greener Journal ·of Agricultu~~q_f, Sciences, 8 (8); 167-172. DOl Link http://doi.org/1 0. 15580/GJAS.20 18.&- .080118108

Otene, V. A., Okwu, 0. J. aH.CJ, Ag'ada, J. A. (2018). Assessment of the use of
Faacebook by farmers and agricultural extension agents in Otukpo Local
Government Area of Benue State, igeria. Journal of Agricultural and Food
Information, 001: 10.1080/1 049650~.20 1 7. 1 400976

Otene, V. A., Ezihe, J. A. C. and Torgenga, F. S. (20 17). Assessment of mobile
phone usage among farmers in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricltural 1 0.1 080110496505.2017.1 361829

Otene, V. A., Adie l, B. K. and Vihi, S. and Food Information, 001:
K. (2016). Assessment of Vegetabe Farmers' Satisfaction )t th~ receive Market Information in Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Economies! Extension and Science,2(2&3): 207-215

Kughur, P. G., Otene, V. A. and Audu, 0 . C. (2015). Effects of Intensive
Production on the Enviro~ent _in Benue State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of
Agriculture and Veterinary Scfenc~; (IOSR-JA VS). 8(8): 7-11.

Okwu, 0. J., Otene, V. A.~ .. ~nd Age, A. I. (20 15). Assessment of Vegetable·
Farmers' Access to postharvest·Management Information in Benue State, Nigeria . Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 16 (3): 242-252

Ejembi, S. A., Ivande, P. D. and Otene, V. A. (20 15). Unhygenic Food processing
Practices among Small Scale Agroi-allied Entrepreneurs in Makurdi and Zaria, Nigeria: Challenges for Extension Education and Training. JJRAS 2(1 ): 16-19

Ejembi, S. A., Ivande, P. D. and Otene, V. A. (20 15). Unhygenic Food processing
Practices among Small Scale Agroi-allied Entrepreneurs in Makurdi and Zaria, Nigeria: Challenges for Extension Education and Training. JJRAS 2(1 ): 16-19

Ejembi, S. A., Anteyi, E. and Otene, V. A. (201 1). Adoption of Modern poultry
Production Systems b~ Farmers in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue
State: Implications for Food Safty."j of Ed. Inn. 4 (1 ): 527-534

Specializations

Agricultural Extention and Communications

Research Archive

CURRENT RESEARCH
I. Feasibility study of cyber extension usage in North 'Central Nigeria.
2. Assessment of agricultural extension personnels' effective dissemination of
innovations in Benue State.
3. Preference and of ICT tools by extension agents in Kogi State, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

TEACHING I COGNATE EXPERIENCE WITH D:\.TES
a. Teaching Experience J
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).> University of Agriculture, Makurdi. (Assistant Lecturer). April, 2015- Date.
);:;> University of Agriculture, Makurdi. (Graduate Assustant). J an., 2011-April, 2015.
).> ECWA Secondary School, Maku gi. Oct j009-Jan 2011.
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).> Victory Academy College, Kane-. Aug\)}08- J~ly 2009
).> Gateway Comprehensive College, Benue- State. Feb. 2008 - Aug. 2008
b. Student Supervision ~01 7/201 8 Session)
1. Agummadu, T. K. ( 14/28323/VE) ·
2. Momoh, A. V. (14128294/UE)
3. Onuoha, W. V. (14/28342/UE)

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY J
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1. Editorial Assistant, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Science.
2. Departmental Examination Officer; May, 2016- February, 2017.
3. Member, Undergraduate students' proj~ct ~~"f~nce team (20 13/20 14; 2014/2015 Sessions) .
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4.Member, College Examination Commi ttee ~ M~y, 20 16-February, 2017
5. Member, Departmental Examination Committee.
6. Secretary, Deprutmental Welfare Committee; 2012 - Date
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7. Member, College Taskforce Committee on Outstanding Postgraduate Results.
8. Teaching and research.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
1. Choir Director, Holy Ghos':t\.' M2. President, NYSC Musical Band CD S~ Kano. Feb. 2009 -July 2009.
3. Verification of claims pf flood victims in Agatu Local Govrnment Area of Benue State.
4. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation Officer for 2015 General Elections