Prof. Benjamin O. Okaba


Prof OKABA, Benjamin Ogele (Ph.D) is a Professor of Sociology and the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies Federal University Otuoke. Prof. Okaba is from Kpakiama, Bomandi LGA Delta State, Nigeria. He has a PhD from the Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt with Distinction, masters (MA) in African Studies from the prestigious University of Ibadan and a Bed Degree from the University of Port Harcourt.

He is a distinguished scholar who receives several awards such as CLO Award for the Protection of Democracy, Most Patriotic Lecturer’s Award (Claude Ake Hall, Uniport), ASUU (Uniport branch) Award of Merit outstanding Leadership and Commitment, Fellow, Institute of Human and Natural Resources Management, South-South Youth Assembly Award of Excellence and Lamb light News and Superlative Excellence Award for Competence in Administration, Probity and Accountability.

Prof. B. Okaba has served as Head of Department, Associate Dean, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Director of the Centre for the Niger Delta Studies both at the Delta State University and Niger Delta University. Provost of the College of Management and Social Sciences, Novena University and Provost, Oleh Campus, Delta State University, Abraka. He was the Pioneer Director of the Institute of Foundation Studies Federal University Otuoke , Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Studies and Presently the Dean School of Postgraduate Studies Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State


RESEARCH INTEREST:  Social Anthropology and Environmental Sociology



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