Advisory Board

Professor Idris Isa Funtua
Former Vice Chancellor
Umaru Musa Yar’adua, University Katsina Katsina, Nigeria
Professor Idris Isa Funtua

Prof. Idris Isa Funtua graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.  He obtained an M. Sc in 1989 and a Ph.D in 1993 in Geology, and an MBA in 1998.

Professor Idris Isa Funtua was the Vice chancellor of Umaru Musa Yar’adua, University, Katsina from 2015 to 2020 and had served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from July, 2008 to July 2012 and as Director, Centre for Energy Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the foremost nuclear research establishment in Nigeria from August 2006 to December 2010.

Over the years Prof. Funtua have trained and supervised undergraduate and post-graduate students and have served as an external examiner in Universities for Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

Professor Adams Otuoze Onuka

Prof. Adams Otuoze Onuka graduated in 1981 with B. Sc. (Hons.) in Business Administration from University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. He obtained M. Ed. Educational Evaluation in 1991 from University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ph.D. Educational Evaluation from University of Ibadan in 1996.  He is a former Chaplain, Chapel of the Resurrection of University of Ibadan, former President, Association of Nigerian University Chaplains (ANUC) and former President, Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (ASSEREN).

He is a Research Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has graduated over ten Ph. D. holders in two different Units and over fifty Master’s degree holders in three different units of the University.  He has well over one hundred and twenty publications in books, chapters, monographs and research articles in Nigeria and internationally.  He is also External Examiner and Assessor in different Universities in Nigeria and Ghana. Award winner of the 2013 version of a tripartite best accomplished African Educational Researcher. He is a member and a fellow of a number of Academic and Professional  Associations including the Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (ASSEREN), Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI), Nigerian Association of Evaluators (FNAE).

Adams is the Chair, Advisory Board of International Educational Management (IEDUMAN). He attended Meditation Courses in Uganda and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Conciliators and Mediators of Nigeria.

Professor Adams Otuoze Onuka
Research Professor
Institute Of Education
University of Ibadan Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Olatunde Awotokun Aworanti
Former Registrar/Chief Executive, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Ikpoba Hill Benin City, Nigeria
Dr. Olatunde Awotokun Aworanti

Dr. Aworanti holds the academic qualification in Bachelor of Science in Education (1984), M. Ed (Science Education) 1985, and PhD (Science Education) 1995. He won honors during his undergraduate days at the University of Ilorin, and he is a professional member of the prestigious Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN). He has organized and attended several conferences and seminars within and outside Nigeria, notably among which are The International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) and The Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) Conferences. As an academician he has over 30 articles in reputable Journals.

Dr. Aworanti was a lecturer at the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun where he was a Head of Department. He was appointed as a Principal Research Officer in 1996 by National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Benin City. In 1996, he was made the Ag.Head, Monitoring Research and Statistics (MRS) with expanded responsibility. He became Chief Research Officer in 1998 and Deputy Director in charge of Special Duties in the Office of the Registrar/Chief Executive in 2002.  He became Director of Administration on 22nd October, 2009.

He was the Registrar/Chief Executive, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Benin City in 2011 to 2017.  

Dr. Emmanuel Temitope Bankole

Dr. Bankole has a BSc in Psychology, MSc in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and PhD in Social Psychology from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

He is a seasoned academic with over 10 years University experience, currently a lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Studies, Ekiti State University.  He is a prolific writer and a highly developed researcher with qualitative and analytical skills who has demonstrated ability to develop goals, objectives and implement strategies through teaching experience with proven ability to conceptualize problems and develop well-reasoned and integrated solutions. He has published numerous researches in reputable journals both onshore and offshore; he has attended several conferences both local and international.

He is a member of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA), a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), fellow of the Institute of Supervision and Leadership (ISL) and a member of the European Center for Research, Training and Development, United Kingdom.

He is happily married with children.

Dr. Emmanuel Temitope Bankole
Department of Psychology and Behavioral Studies
Ekiti State University,
Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Sir Paul Okwudili Nwankwo
Managing Partner
Smithlegal Partners
Abuja.
Sir Paul Okwudili Nwankwo

Sir Paul Okwudili  Nwankwo (MCIArb) is the Managing Partner, Smithlegal Partners.

He has over 14 years’ experience the Legal Profession covering Civil & Criminal Litigation, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking and Project Finance.

Prior to joining Smithlegal Partners, he worked with P. I. N. Ikwueto (SAN) as one of his Litigation and Corporate Law point persons. He also gained considerable professional experience working as an Arbitrator to various corporations/individuals within and outside Nigeria.

Sir P. O. Nwankwo possesses an LL.B in Law from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu. He also has Diploma in Mass Communication.

He equally belongs to various professional bodies within and outside Nigeria.

He is married with children.

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