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University of Port Harcourt                                                   


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The Department of Geology was established in 1976 to expose the students to all aspects of training in theoretical, practical and field geology. Geology as a discipline offers a lot of challenges to those undertaking University training in the field. This brochure is prepared to give adequate information to all students on career needs and opportunities open to a graduate geologist. Besides covering the traditional geology subjects, such as crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, paleontology and structural geology, adequate training is given on applied geology, especially petroleum Geology, Exploration Geophysics, Economic geology, geochemistry, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Marine geology, Environmental Geology and Palynology. The brochure also exposes the student to important information culled from the current edition of the Statement of Academic Policies of the University, including course registration and grading systems and course outlines required of students in both undergraduate and graduate Programmes. In fact, this brochure should be every student’s companion,
I have no doubt in my mind that, this brochure will go a long way in solving the initial problems encountered by our students, especially new students. Students are advised to always consult academic advisers in matters affecting their educational welfare in this University. Students are also advised in their own interest not to get involved in acts capable of ruining their academic pursuit in this University. Always adhere to instructions, rules and regulations of the University. On behalf of all staff of the Department, I congratulate all the first-year students and welcome all returning students for this academic year. 


Prof. G. J. Udom

Head of Department




Historical Background

 The Department of Geology formally commenced in 1977 as one of the three major departments in the then School of Physical Sciences, with the other departments being Physics and Mathematics.  On October 1st 1983, the three Schools of Biological, Chemical and Physical sciences were merged to form the Faculty of Science with eight departments viz: Animal and Environmental biology, Biochemistry, Geology, Mathematics/Computers science/Statistics, Microbiology, Pure and Industrial Chemistry, physics, Plant Science and Biotechnology. This Faculty of Science was elevated to the status of the College of Natural and Applied Science in December 2012, with three Faculties of Biological, Chemical and Physical Science and Information Technology. Geology Department is one of the four Departments in the Faculty of Physical Science and Information Technology, namely Computer Science, Geology, Physics and Mathematics and Statistics. The National Universities Commission prescribes Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for both undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes in all Nigerian Universities and based on this, the Senate of the University approves the courses offered by each department. The Department of Geology offers both undergraduate training Programmes through teaching and research and renders professional support services to corporate bodies within and outside Nigeria. These courses are geared towards preparing and equipping the students wards a challenging and satisfying profession. At the end of the programme, graduates of our Programmes can look forward to getting a wide range of job opportunities in public and private sectors. The Department is endowed with high caliber of dedicated professionals, whose experiences cut across different endeavours of life. Their major objective is to impart knowledge to the students, making sure that the formative years are sound. The student is expected to avail himself/herself of such great opportunity of tapping from these great scholars to be able to form his/her own opinions concerning life. The department provides unique and conducive learning/research environment that enable the student to excel and mould himself/herself into maturity. 




1. In 2011/2012, the Department competitively bided for and won a $90,000 award from Chevron Nigeria Limited to Investigate the Spatial/Temporal Porosity Variation in their OML 90 (Phase 1). Following the successful completion of the project and based on the quality of the work, the study was extended in 2012/2013 to cover OML 86/88 (Phase 2) at a value of $200,000.
Other Industry-University projects executed in the past by the Department include
2. Produced Water Re-Injection for Shell Petroleum Development Company East
3. Drilling Waste Re-Injection for Shell Petroleum Development Company East.
4. IDRC Research Grant on Gully Erosion [1993]
5. World Bank Research Grant Award [1996]
6. NUC Research Grant Award [2000, 2001)

Geology is the science that studies the earth's structure, its origin, evolution and the processes that have shaped it from inception till date. The geologist explores the Earth's interior and makes discoveries not only during expeditions to distant regions or "in the Field", but also in, laboratories located in villages and cities. It is the geologists that can decipher the language of solidified rocks and have insight into the modes of their origin, the physio geographical environments that dominated in these regions in the past. Advances in geology have allowed the geologist to correctly figure out the time and mode of origin of our planet as well as its location in space; to trace the evolution of its interior and surface, including its atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; to disclose changes in the chemical and mineral compositions of the Earth' crust and the planet as a whole. This involves a constant monitoring through satellites. The work of professional geologist is endless. It is a mixture of activities that involve the process of observation, planning, analysis, calculation, interpretation and decision.
The major specialties in the Department of Geology (in alphabetical order) are;
Aerogeology/remote sensing 
Economic Geology 
Engineering Geology 
Environmental Geology 
Marine Geology 
Mining Geology 
Petroleum Geology 
Physical Geology 
Reservoir Geology
Structural Geology  
To specialize in any of these fields, one needs to obtain a formal training with a degree, postgraduate diploma, M.Sc., PhD or informal training/experience from several years of professional practice in the industry.


Professional Associations/Affiliations

The recent establishment of the Council for Mining Engineering and Geosciences (COMEG) makes it mandatory that upon completion of your study in the universities, you need to have an Affiliate certificate before you are recognized by COMEG to practice as a Geoscientist. The professional associations make 
room for undergraduate and graduate student membership before being a corporate member. The lists of popular associations in the country are.
1. Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society (N.M.G.S)
2. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)
3. National Association of hydrogeologists (NAH)

Affiliate Association

  1. 1. American Association of Petroleum Geologist. (A.A.P.G.)
    2. International Association of Sedimentologist (I.A.S)
    3. International Association of Hydrogeologist (I.A.H)
    The student is encouraged to register as a student member of these organizations. There are immense benefits associated with being a member. One is constant receipt of current journals/manuals from' them. These furnish the student with innovations and researches in different specialties in Geology.
    Recent advances in geology should challenge the student to be working. Our recent, satellite launch into the orbit for monitoring of natural hazards, prediction of changes in the climate; the landing of the unmanned spacecraft Curiosity on Mars in 2012 by America for exploration mapping, and advances in crime detection (Forensic laboratories), involving geologists (Palynologist) should challenge you to work very hard.



The department has twenty-eight staff, twelve technical staff and eleven administrative staff as listed below.   


 Academic Staff

E.G Akpokodje; B.Sc. (UI) M.Sc. (Ife), PhD (UNSN)
Professor Engineering Geology & Environmental Geology)
J.O Etu- Efeotor; B.Sc. (Ife), MA (Harvard), PhD (Wales)
(Professor of Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology)
N.F. Ukaigwe; B.Sc. (UI), PhD (Adelaide) 
(Professor, Geophysics)
M.I Odigi; B.Sc., M.Sc. (UI), Ph.D. (UPH)
(Professor, Economic Geology & Petroleum Geology)
V.U. Ukaegbu; B.Sc. (UPH), M.Sc. (Jos), PhD (UPH) 
(Professor, Exploration Geology, Petrology & Geochemistry;)
 A.C.  Ibe; B.Sc. (Nig), Ph.D. (Lond), DIC (Imperial)
Professor of Oceanography/Organic geochemistry (On sabbatical)
G.J. Udom; B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Calabar),
(Professor, Hydrogeology)
F.T. Beka; B.Sc (UI), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Washington)
(Senior Lecturer, Economic Geology & Petroleum Geology)
A.C.  Tse; B.Sc. (ABU), M.Sc., PhD (UPH)  
(Senior Lecturer, Engineering   Geology & Environmental Geology) and HOD
S.A Ugwu B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (UNN)
(Senior Lecturer, Geophysics)
A. A. Obafemi, B.Sc. (ILLORIN), M.Sc. (LAGOS) M. Sc., Ph.D. (UPH), REM (USA)
(Senior Lecturer, Cartography/Geoinformation and Environmental Management)
J.I.  Nwosu, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Russia)
(Senior Lecturer, Mining Engineering)
C. N. Ehirim, B. Sc (ABSU), M. Sc. (FUTO), Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Geophysics)
M. I. Ngwueke, B. Sc. (ASUTECH), M. Sc., Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Theoretical /Applied Geophysics)
C. N. Nwankwo, B. Sc. (IBADAN), M. Sc., Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Geophysics)
G. Emujakporue, B. Tech. (FUTA), M. Sc., Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Applied Geophysics)
N.E. Ekeocha, B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Engineering Geology)
R. Bello, B. Sc. (UNIILLORIN), M. Sc. (UNIBEN), Ph.D. (ABEOKUTA)
(Senior Lecturer, Applied Geophysics)
H.O. Nwankwoala   B.Sc. (UPH), M.Phil. (RSUST), Ph.D. (UPH)
(Senior Lecturer, Hydrogeology)
N. Egesi, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Jos), Ph.D. (UPH)
(Lecturer I, Structural Geology/Petrology & Geochemistry)
Kingsley Okengwu; B.Sc. (Calabar), M.Sc. Ph.D. (UPH)
(Lecturer 1 Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology)
J.C Onwualu   B.Sc. (Awka), M. Phil (RSUST) Ph.D. (UPH)
(Lecturer I, Petrology & Geochemistry)
S. Abrakasa B.Sc. (Calabar), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Newcastle)
(Lecturer I Organic Geochemistry)
A. O. Sofolabo, B.Sc., M.Sc. (UPH)
(Lecturer I, Applied Geophysics)
L. Nwosu, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (UPH)
(Lecturer I, Applied Geophysics)
E.A. Jones B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (UPH)
(Lecturer 1 Sedimentology)
F.D. Giadom B.Sc. (UPH) M.Phil. (UST) Ph.D. (UPH)
(Lecturer II Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology)
R.U. Ideozu, B.Sc., M.Sc. PhD (UPH)
Lecturer II Petroleum Geology / Sedimentology & Reservoir Geology
C. C. Ugwueze, B.Sc. (ESUT), M.Sc., PhD (UPH) 
Lecturer II Petroleum Geology
F. E. Nnenany, B. Eng. (UPH), M. Sc. (IMPERIAL LONDON)
Lecturer II Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering
D.C. Okujagu,   B.Sc., M.Sc.  (UPH)
Lecturer II Petroleum Geology
F.I. Nwokocha, B.Sc., M.Sc.  (UPH)
Lecturer II Petroleum Geology
C. C. Magbo, B. Eng. 
(Graduate Assistant)
D. A. Osayande, B.Sc., M.Sc.  (UNIBEN)
(Graduate Assistant)
E. Sam, B. Tech Geology/Mining (UPH)
(Graduate Assistant)













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Mobile: 08033103959

DESIGNATION(S): Lecturer in Management


 Sylva Waribugo is a lecturer in the department of Management, University of Port Harcourt. He teaches quantitative courses such as Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Production Management. I also teach Business Research Methods.

Sylva holds a Master of Science Degree in Management with a special focus on Organizational Commitment in the University of Port Harcourt. I also hold another Masters Degree in Business Administration from same University, having Workplace Spirituality as his research domain. He is currently a doctoral scholar in Production and Operations Management at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.


Doctor of Philosophy (About to be completed) in Management, University of Port Harcourt

Master of Science in Management, University of Port Harcourt, with research focus on Organizational Commitment

Bachelor of Science in Management, University of Port Harcourt (2009) – First Class Honours


  1. Valedictorian of the Convocation Ceremony, University of Port Harcourt, 2009
  2. Charles Nwanoke’s Prize for Overall Best Graduating Student, University of Port Harcourt, 2009
  3. United Bank for Africa Prize for Overall Best Graduating Student, University of Port Harcourt, 2009
  4. Dean’s Prize for overall Best Graduating Student, 2009
  5. Subject Prize for Overall Best Graduating Student
  6. Inducted into the University of Port Harcourt Hall of Fame (Faculty of Management Sciences) - University of Port Harcourt at forty (40)



  1. Fellow, The Institute of Public Management (IPM), 2010
  2. Fellow, The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), 2010
  3. Member, Nigeria Institute of Management, 2007
  4. Member, Chartered Management Practitioners, 2014


1989 – 2007 Account Officer: Nembe Local Government Education Authority

Role Profile:

  • Delivering lectures to both full time and part time students.
  • Developing new teaching techniques that accommodate prevailing research paradigms.
  • Setting examination questions and marking of scripts.
  • Assessing students’ assignments and tests.
  • Supervising students’ projects.
  • Playing advisory and pastoral role for students
  • Organizing or coordinating field trips for students
  • Carrying out personal scholarly research and contributing to the University’s research rating
  • Accomplishing administrative tasks as assigned by the Department and Faculty Leadership
  • Establishing contact between the University and Industrial/Business Community.
  • The Development of Curriculum for PGD, MBA and MSC programs for Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Port Harcourt.
  • Participating in departmental and faculty seminars, and specifically sharing new ideas on how to use validated research instruments and conduct statistical analysis to arrive at reliable conclusions.
  • Maintaining a steady upward movement in professional development.
  • Contributing in ensuring the health and safety of others and reducing workplace hazards


Conferences Attended with Dates



Conferences/Seminars Attended




Train the Consultant Seminar


Nigeria Institute of Management/Abuja


The IABPAD Spring Conference


The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines/Dallas, USA









The Impact of Structure on Strategy Implementation among Telecommunication Firms in Nigeria.

May, 2016

European Journal of Business and Management, 8(14), 59-68 (



The Impact of Knowledge Management on Product Innovation of Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria

June, 2016

Information and Knowledge Management, 6(6), 78-87 (



Organizational Learning Capability, Perceived Organizational Support and Growth of Auto Parts Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria

June, 2016

European Journal of Business and Management,8(17), 104-117. (



Solipsism in Social Inquiry: Revisiting a Redundant Paradigm

April, 2016

International Journal of Advanced Academic Research (Social & Management Sciences), 2(4), 18 – 25. (



Strategic Learning Capability and

Innovativeness of Private Hospitals in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

March, 2016

International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 5(4), 72-80. (



Motivational Factors and Obstacles among Nigerian Agripreneurs: Empirical Evidence from Port Harcourt, Rivers State

March, 2016

The International Journal of Business & Management, 4(3), 82 – 88. (



A Critique of the Adequacy of Positivist and Interpretivist Views of Organizational Studies for Understanding the 21stCentury Organisation(s)

Sept. 2015

International Journal of Business and Management Review, 3(8), 44-52. (





DESIGNATION(S): Lecturer in Management


Gender:                               Male

Marital Status:                    Married

Place of Birth:                    Choba

Nationality:                         Nigeria

Local Govt. Area:               Obio/Akpor

Contact Address:                Faculty of Management Sciences,

                                    Department of Management,

                                    University of Port Harcourt,

                                    P.M.B. 5323,

                                    Port Harcourt.

Mobile No.                         08037111115

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D in View)                                                        2015 – till date

University of Port Harcourt


Master of Science (M.Sc in Management)                                               2010 – 2015

University of Port Harcourt


Master of Business Administration (MBA in Management)                       2004 – 2009

University of Port Harcourt


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc in Management)                                             1986 – 1990

University of Port Harcourt                                    

School of Basic Studies (Pass)                                                                 1985 – 1986

University of Port Harcourt


National Examination Council (Neco)                                                        2015


West African School Certificate (WASC GR. II)                                          1975 – 1980

Akpor Grammar School, Ozuoba


First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC, Pass)                                            1970 - 1975

State  School Choba, Port Harcourt                                                           



Present Engagement

Lecturer, Department of Management,                                                     2014 -till date

Faculty of Management Sciences,

University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Status: Lecturer II


Past Engagement

Warehouse Project Material Officer,                                                    2000 - 2006

Willbros (Nig.) Ltd, Choba Port Harcourt.


Consultant Trainee/Personal Income Tax Generation,                      1996 - 1998

Olusuola Adekanola Tax Practitioners & Consulting

Task Force on Revenue Generation, Port Harcourt.


Warehouse Supervisor/Debit & Credit Notes,                                     1991-1992

Horizon Fiber (Nig) Ltd, Choba


Secretary, M.A.N., Illorin Branch                                                               1990-1991

Tate Industries, Kwara State (N.Y.S.C)


Senior Clerical Officer/Schedules for Monthly Emolument               1982 – 1985

Payroll Section of Bursary Department,

University of Port Harcourt


Clerical Officer,                                                                                        1981 -1982

Ministry of Economic Development and Planning ,

Planning Division, Port Harcourt.



Research Publications


  1. Wegwu, M. E. (2016) Distinctive entrepreneurial competencies for competitive advantage for entrepreneurs in rivers state. International Organisation of Scientific Research, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1-9 (India)


  1. Wegwu, M. E. (2017) Indispensable strategic moves for corporate growth among oil and gas servicing companies in rivers state during economic down-turn. International Journal of Business and Management Invention. Volume 6 Issue 2 February. 2017. PP 65-75. (India)



Accepted for Publication, but not yet published

  1. Wegwu, M. E. (2017) An Evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of Oil Firms in Bayelsa, Edo, Delta and Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development March Issue, 2017 (India)


  1. Wegwu, M. E. & Ozuru, H. N., (2017) Monetization and fringe benefits of GDF consulting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Hezekiah University Journal of Management and Social Sciences. Vol. 6 No.1(Nigeria)




  1. Member, Planning Committee, Uniport @ 40 celebrations by Faculty of Management Sciences
  2. Exam Officer, Department of Management, Yenagoa Center
  3. Year two (2) Course Adviser, Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt.
  4. Co-ordinator, Sandwich programme, Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt.





  1. Organisation and Methods                            MGT 257.2
  2. Introduction to Business                              MGT 151.1
  3. Business policy and Management                MGT 450.1
  4. Entrepreneurship                                           GES 400
  5. Principles of Management                           MGT 357.1
  6. Business Communication                             MGT 152.1
  7. Human Resource Management                    MGT 358.1
  8. Advance Management Theory                      MGT 452.3
  9. International Business                                  MGT 460.2
  10. Industrial Relations                                       MGT 359.3


  1. Global Business Environment                      MGT 707.2
  2. Environment of Business                             MGT 702.2
  3. Human Resource Management                    MGT 704.2








HOBBIES:    Football, Reading and Swimming




  1. Professor Matthew Wegwu

Department of Biochemistry

University of Port Harcourt


  1. Dr. Henry Ozuru

Department of Marketing

University of Port Harcourt


  1. Dr. Gift Worlu

Department of Management

University of Port Harcourt




This section is to be completed by the Provost/Dean based on the College/Faculty Appraisal Committee.

Instruction: Score each subject factor, using the points for scoring as per the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotions of Academic Staff.











Wegwu, M. E. (2016)



Distinctive entrepreneurial competencies for competitive advantage for entrepreneurs in rivers state. International Organisation of Scientific Research, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1-9 (India)

Entrepreneurs believe that they operate in a highly competitive environment. Identifying  and focusing  on  the  distinctive competencies  of  an  entrepreneur  becomes  imperative  to  achieve  dramatic  marked advantage  over competitors.  The  purpose  of  this  paper  therefore  is  to  x-ray  factors  most  inherent  in  an individual commitment to becoming an entrepreneur, the choice of goods and services to offer (industry choice and  market), entrepreneurial competencies   (skills)   which involves   ability   to   identify a suitable   virgin operational position  in  existing  markets,  the  mental  skill  to  fashion out  new  markets,  and  the  talent  to quickly exploit the new opportunities. These competencies have become indispensable by dint of stiff competition among firms in industries and the ultimate desire for goods and services from outside national boundaries than home made. The sample size of the study consisted of 80 entrepreneurs drawn from 5 subjectively selected small and medium  scale  enterprises  in  Rivers  State,  namely,  servicing,  retailing,  transportation,  manufacturing,  and insurance. Data for the study were obtained through the administration of questionnaire and the use of personal interview method. Findings  from  the  study  revealed  fear  of  entrepreneurial  failures  as  a  result  of  polarized entrepreneurial educational training on  the  basic  entrepreneurial concepts  and  their  effects on  building entrepreneurial confidence. It also revealed the effects of lack of priority attention on adequate infrastructural development  as  major  factors  influencing attitudes  of  individuals  to  engage  in  entrepreneurial  venture.  It  was therefore  concluded  that  entrepreneurs  should  take  initiative  whenever  circumstances  demand  it  to  take advantage of external trends that have the potentials of affecting market demands in order to gain competitive advantage over rivalries.


Wegwu, M. E. (2017)




Indispensable strategic moves for corporate growth among oil and gas servicing companies in rivers state during economic down-turn. International Journal of Business and Management Invention. Vol. 6. Issue 3, March 2017. (India)

The  purpose  of  this  paper  is  to  establish  the  fact  that  most organizations  are  vehemently  preoccupied with pursuing strategies geared at achieving sales growth, possession of valuable property (assets),market  share. The sales  growth, assets,  market  share,  profit  can  only  be  achieved  through  regular  strategic  moves involving scanning of the environment to take advantage of the opportunities and threats in the external environment  and  organizational  strengths  and  weaknesses  inherent  in  the  internal.  How an organization achieves  its  success  is  obviously  not  by following  the  traditional  ways  of  doing  things. Organizations  that started  earlier  have  not  continued by  dint  of  their  inability  to  take  cognizance  of  the  impact  of  changes  in  the environment. These  are  great  threats  to  strategic  managers  to  establishing future  workable  plans  which  could be  accommodated  by  the  external  environmental  trends.

A  sample  size  of  355  employees  was  drawn  out  of  a population size of 3290 employees. Data for analysis were derived by administrating 187 questionnaires, out of which 148 were returned. Personal interview method was also used for data generation to complement those of the questionnaire.  Research  findings revealed  a  positive  correlation  existing  between  the  predictive  and  the criterion  variables. It  was  then  concluded  that  corporations  must  not  be  confident  in their old  ways  of  doing things because of the changes that occur in an environment in order to achieve growth.

Journals accepted for publication but not yet published


Wegwu, M. E. (2017)



An Evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of Oil Firms in Bayelsa, Edo, Delta and Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development March Issue, 2017 (India)

This paper grapples with Corporate Social Responsibility concept, and an evaluation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of Oil Firms in Niger Delta area of Nigeria with emphasis on SPDC, Chevron, Mobil Exxon and Agip as representatives of the entire population. Niger Delta region has abundant natural resources, most importantly, crude oil which has necessitated the emergence of oil exploration as the main economic activity in the region. This exploration activity has resulted to waste products and pollution, more unpleasant environment through oil spillage and gas flaring which has impacted negatively and manifested in painful outcry of host communities against these oil firms for not being responsive to their aspirations and needs with respect to the financial wealth derived from oil discovered and explored out of their lands. The focus of this paper therefore is to explore the concept of corporate social responsibility, the extent to which these oil firms have executed their corporate social responsibility programs satisfactorily, and to make comparison with the expectations of the host communities. As a consequence, the study made a comprehensive evaluation of implementation of corporate social responsibility programs by oil firms outline above in six communities in Rivers State, two communities in Bayelsa State and two communities in Edo State chosen as representatives of oil firms in Niger Delta. Primary data generated through questionnaire, personal interview and secondary data generated through companies published accounts, documents, reports for the study were used to either support or reject the assertions of corporations and those of the communities in respect to satisfying corporate social responsibility programs by oil firms in Niger Delta. Findings revealed that there is a perplexed missing link on agreement between oil firms operating in Niger Delta area and the host communities on satisfactorily meeting with the corporate social responsibility programs and host communities’ expectation, more especially in this period of economic meltdown. It was therefore concluded that oil firms in Niger Delta should not only embark on minor programs such as renovation, donations, but engage also on capital projects such as road construction, building bridges, as basis for satisfying corporate social responsibility programs in order to gain colossal recognition by the host communities.


Wegwu, M. E. & Ozuru, H. N., (2017)



Monetization and fringe benefits of GDF consulting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Hezekiah University Journal of Management and Social Sciences. Vol. 6 No.1 (Nigeria)

This study is monetization and fringe benefits of GDF consulting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Theories of Social Exchange and Rational Choice were adopted to provide a basis for the explanation of commitment. Different categories of staffs/respondents were systematically selected from departments and other administrative sections of the firm. Content analysis was used for qualitative data, while descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency distribution, chi-square and logistic regression were used to analyse quantitative data. Quantitative results revealed that sex and education were significantly related with commitment (x2 = 39.632,  p < 0.05). However, marital status and income had no significant relationship with commitment (x2 = 39.632, p < 0.05). Though workers income was affected, but the monetization of fringe benefits did not improve their welfare because of the rate at which market prices of goods and services were shooting up , and this affected their loyalty and productivity towards the firm. Therefore, it was recommended that rewards should be properly planned towards commitment, participation of workers should be allowed in decisions that affect them at the policy level, and inflation should be controlled for, to enhance workers purchasing power for productivity to be achieved.













Young Acheseomie Sunny-Joe

FULL NAMES: Young Acheseomie Sunny-Joe

DESIGNATION(S): Lecturer in Accounting





OFFICE BLOCK/ADDRESS:   Department of Accounting

Faculty of Management Sciences

University of Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt






Rivers State University of Science and Techonology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt               


2000 – 2004


Rivers State University of Science and Techonology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt               


1988 – 1992


Commercial and Industrial Trade Centre, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt.                  


1978 – 1981


St. Mary’s State School, Kalio-Ama                               


1971 – 1977









Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting               




Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Business Education




General Certificate of Education (G.C.E. O/L)




Royal Society of Arts (R.S.A)




First School Leaving Certificate (F.S.L.C)                                                       











Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (MNIM)




Certified Teacher, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)







Microsoft Word




Microsoft Excel




Microsoft Power Point




Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)




(a)          Lecturer II, Department of Accounting, University of Port Harcourt                               -2014 – Date

(b)          Executive Assistant on Finance, Okrika Local Government Council                             -2013 – May, 2014

(c)           Member, Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GPC) of Okrika Local Government Council                                                                                                                                                                                                             -2013 – May, 2014

(d)          Member, Executive Council of Okrika Local Government Council                                 -2013 – May, 2014

(e)          Financial Secretary/Accountant, DIOCESE OF OKRIKA                                                -2004 – 2013

(f)           Financial Secretary/Accountant, NIGER DELTA DIOCESE, PORT HARCOURT            1997  –  2003

(g)          Cashier, NIGER DELTA DIOCESE, PORT HARCOURT                             -                   1996  –  1997

(h)          Internal Auditor, NIGER DELTA DIOCESE, PORT HARCOURT           -                          1995  –  1996

(i)           H.E.O. (Accounts), NIGER DELTA DIOCESE, PORT HARCOURT        -                         1994  –  1995

(j)           Hansard Reporter, Niger State Legislature, Minna (NYSC)             -                               1992  –  1993

(k)          Accounts Clerk, NIGER DELTA DIOCESE, PORT HARCOURT              -                        1984  –  1992


OTHER UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES:                               

(a)          Member, Department of Accounting Committee on 2014 Comprehensive Undergraduate Accreditation in Federal Universities      


(b)          Member, Faculty of Management Sciences Committee on Power and Environment                       


(c)           Member, Accounting Department Committee on University of Port Harcourt Celebration at 40


(d)          Member, Faculty of Management Sciences Committee on University of Port Harcourt Celebration at 40              



(a)          Fundamentals of Church Accounting     (ISBN  978 2631 86 8)        -              2006



(a)          Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution                  

(b)          Ability to work under stress to achieve set targets within a time frame                

(c)           Ability to work with little or no supervision                       

(d)          Ability to work in a team                             

(e)          Good interpersonal relations                    

(f)           Proficiency in Communication                 

(g)          Health and safety consciousness in relation to operational hazards in a given job environment                               

(h)          Efficiency and quality consciousness                     

(i)           Innovative and good in planning in the execution of tasks                          

(j)           A good manager of human and material resources