Pro Chancellor to Western Delta University


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Pro Chancellor's Profile

Emeritus Professor A. G. Onokerhoraye is the Pro Chancellor of Western Delta University, Oghara. He is a versatile Geographer and Social Scientist, acknowledged scholar, prolific author, eminent teacher and researcher, an Academic of deep intellectual vision, with profound commitment to result-oriented leadership. He attended St. John's Catholic School, Okitipupa, Ondo State,1953-58; St. Luke's Secondary Modern School, Okitipupa, 1959-61; St. Peter's College, Akure, 1963-65; University of Ibadan, Oyo State, 1967-70; and London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, EngIand,1971-74.

Career:

  1. Senior Tutor, Geography at St Peters Claver's College, Aghalokpe, from 1970- 71.
  2. Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan,1974-77.
  3. Senior Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, 1978-80.
  4. Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin
  5. Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Planning since 1982 (Currently Emeritus Professor).
  6. Head, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, 1981-84.
  7. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, 1986-90;
  8. Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, 1990-1993;

Emeritus Professor Onokerhoraye supervised over 25 Ph.D students and two of his supervisees have served as Vice Chancellors in Nigerian universities while many are Professors. He has been involved in numerous action research projects in collaboration with various international organisations including the European Commission ( EU), Rockefeller Foundation, African Development Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID), Shell Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Institute of Peace, Carnegie Corporation, MacArthur Foundation, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Department for International Development of United Kingdom (DFID), Global Health Initiative, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This necessitated his crisscrossing the globe acquiring and disseminating knowledge in countries such as UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Canada, France, India, Turkey, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Ugandan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Belgium, just to mention a few. This is beside s his long standing position as a consultant to WHO, UNESCO and United Nations, Federal and state governments of Nigeria. Beyond his intellectualism, Prof. Onokerhoraye is a profound man of God, generous and passionate. He gives much of his resources in philanthropy to church and underprivileged others.