Ikeobi, C. O. N: Awards Received

1. Best Result (Average: 72.85%) in the M. Sc. Animal Science Graduating Class of 1984, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2. Award of Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, from 1986 to 1989.

3. Special Commendation from the University Administration for services rendered as Coordinator of the Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics, January 1993.

4. Commendation from the Dean of the College of Animal Science and Livestock Production, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), for services rendered as Member, Local Organising Committee, Association of Deans of Agriculture of Nigerian Universities Workshop held in UNAAB.

5. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Travel Scholarship for Young Scientists in 1994 for the 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production held at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. I presented a paper at the World Congress.

6. ICGEB (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology), Italy sponsorship to an ICGEB International Workshop on Gene Cloning / Genetic Engineering held at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria, April 14 – 26, 1996 (Certificate awarded).

7. Induction to Roll of Honour of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, 1997.

8. International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada Travel Scholarship to attend the International Workshop of the African Network for Rural Poultry Development held in M’Bour, Senegal in December 1997. I also presented two papers at the Workshop.

9. Award of Commonwealth Staff Fellowship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), United Kingdom, 2000.

10. Visiting Scientist at the Roslin Institute, Roslin, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, October 1, 2000 – September 30, 2001.

11. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) Travel Grant and supplemented by the Roslin Institute (UK) Travel Support for the 52nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) held in Budapest, Hungary, August 26 – 29, 2001. I presented a paper at the Conference.

12. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) Fellowship on Mapping Disease Resistance Quantitative trait loci (QTL) in 2001.

13. Visiting Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and November 2001 – December 2002.

14. CTA sponsorship to the CTA/UNAAB Regional Course on Scientific Data Management organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), CTA-ACP Cotonou Agreement, The Netherlands, held at the Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1 – 12 March, 2004.

15. University Orator, 11th Annual Convocation Ceremony, University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2004.

16. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) invitation and sponsorship to participate in an ILRI Workshop on Identifying Biotechnological Application Opportunities held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, from July 21 to 22, 2004.

17. University Orator, 12th Annual Convocation Ceremony, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2005.

18. University Orator, 13th Annual Convocation Ceremony, University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2006.

19. Special Commendation from the Ag. Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Ishola Adamson, mni, for devoted service to the University as Dean, Student Affairs, May 17, 2007.

20. Special Commendation from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the leadership qualities demonstrated during my tenure as Chairman Sports Committee of the University, September 3, 2007.

21. Special Commendation from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for services rendered to the University as Chairman, Student Welfare and Hostel Management Committee of the University, July 18 2007.

22. Special Commendation from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta to the University’s Contingent to the Gateway Tertiary Institutions Games 2007 for a good performance and for being worthy ambassadors of the University in the event, October 15, 2007. (I was Leader of the University’s Contingent to the Games).

23. Special Commendation Letter (dated December 4, 2007) from the Management, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the successful and peaceful conduct (as Dean, Student Affairs) of the 2007 University’s Student Union Elections.

24. Vice-Chancellor’s letter of commendation and profound appreciation (dated December 24, 2007) to me (as Dean, Student Affairs) for warm reception to the Vice-Chancellor during the Vice-Chancellor’s familiarisation visit to the Student Affairs Division on November 21, 2007.

25. Special Commendation Letter (dated 2008) from the Registrar (on behalf of the Management), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the services rendered as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Examination Results (SCER) which painstakingly and successfully vetted the 2006/2007 2nd Semester Examination results on time to ensure timely Senate consideration and approval.

26. Special Commendation Letter (dated March 25, 2008) from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for role played (as Member of the University Senate) in the successful organisation of the 14th/15th Convocation Ceremonies of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

27. Special Commendation Letter (dated March 25, 2008) from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for role played (as Member of the Committee of Deans and Directors) in the successful organisation of the 14th/15th Convocation Ceremonies of the University.

28. Special Commendation Letter (dated April 17, 2008) from the Management, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the services rendered to the University as Dean, Student Affairs from February 12, 2005 to April 17, 2008.

29. University Orator, 16th Annual Convocation Ceremony, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2009. Prepared and presented the citation on His Excellency, the former Head of State and Commander- in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR, for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris causa) by the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria on 31st January, 2009.

30. Knighthood of Saint Christopher (KSC) awarded by the Lord Bishop of Isialangwa (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Azubuike, June 2009.

31. University Orator, 17th Annual Convocation Ceremony, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2010.
Prepared and presented the citation on Her Excellency, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Republic of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris causa) by the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria on February 18, 2010.

32. Special Commendation Letter (dated April 27, 2010) from the Management, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the services rendered to the University as Vice-Chairman, Committee on the Review of Undergraduate Prospectus, 2009-2012.

33. Special Commendation Letter (dated July 2, 2010) from the Senate, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for the services rendered to the University as Chairman, Senate Committee on Examination Results.

34. University Orator, 18th & 19th Annual Convocation Ceremonies, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2011.
Prepared and presented the citation on His Royal Majesty, The Alake of Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris causa) by the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria on March 19, 2011.

35. Special Commendation Letter (dated February 21, 2011) from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta for services rendered to the University as a Member, Investigation Panel on the Allegation of Sexual Harassment for commitment to the assignment, in-depth investigation and the quality of the report.

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Fellowships and Awards in bold print are foreign/international ones.

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