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Samuel Chinedum Ukala

EMAIL: ukalasam@gmail.com
PHONE:
+2348033823536
ADDRESS:

Postal: P.O. Box 1671, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Writing, Editing manuscripts of budding writers, Dancing.
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2016
POST HELD:
Member, Editorial Board, 2009 – Date
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:
None



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
SPECIALTIES:
Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Directing, Acting, Play Writing.
APPOINTMENTS:
1. African Folk Art Consultant, Writer-and-Director-in-Residence, Horse and Bamboo Theatre, Waterfoot, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 1998/99;
2. Professor of Theatre Arts and Drama, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpama, 1995;
3. Provost, Asaba Campus, Delta State University, Abraka, 2007-2010, etc.
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: Collaborated with Bob Frith of Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, UK, in the research, writing and directing of HARVEST OF GHOSTS, an experiment in visual theatre, based on the story of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa by the Abacha military regime, a production that toured the UK, Ireland and Holland, 1998/99.
COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Apart from service rendered to the University community in both Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and Delta State University, Abraka, I have served the Nigerian community in the following capacities:
1. Member, Delta State Advisory and Peace Building Council, 2015 – Date;
2.Member, National Implementation Committee on the Integration of Out-of-School Children from South-East and South-South States into the Basic Education Programme, 2012-2015;
3. Chairman, Sub-Committee on Advocacy, Sensitisation and Mobilisation of the National Implementation Committee for the Integration of Out-of-School Children from South-South
and South-East States into the Basic Education Programme, Jan. 2013 -2015;
4. Member, Delta State Standing Committee on Youth Empowerment through Agriculture and Farmers Support Programme (YETA-FSP), Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2010;
5. Deputy Chairman & Sensitisation Team Leader, Sensitization and Other Strategies Sub-Committee of Delta State Standing Committee on Youth Empowerment through Agriculture and Farmers Support Programme (YETA-FSP), Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2010;
6. Chairman, Expanded Asaba Town and Gown Committee (EATGC), Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010;
7. Vice Chairman, African Peer Review Mechanism – State Working Group (APRM-SWG), 2008;
8. Chairman, Council of Our Saviour’s Chapel, Delta State University, Abraka, Dec. 2003 – Dec. 2007;
9. National President, Mbiri Patriotic Union, 2000 – 2004;
10. Member, Bendel State Anti-Piracy Committee, Appointed by Nigerian Copyright Council, 1991-1993;

Biography

BIOGRAPHY OF PROFESSOR SAMUEL CHINEDUM UKALA
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., FNAL, f.sonta, fta, fANA, FCAI

Professor Samuel Chinedum Ukala was born at Mbiri, Delta State of Nigeria, April 18, 1948. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from All Saints Primary School, Mbiri, in 1962; his West African Examinations Certificate from Ika Grammar School, Agbor, in 1967; his B.A. in English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1977; his Master’s and PhD in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan, in 1983 and 1986, respectively.

He worked as Teacher, All Saints Primary School, Mbiri, 1968-1970; Produce Inspector, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Benin City, 1970-1973; NYSC Teacher, Yelwa Government Secondary School, Yola, 1977/78; Management Trainee/Assistant Personnel Manager, Lever Brothers Nigeria Ltd, Apapa, 1978-1980; Personnel Officer, NNPC Refinery, Ekpan, 1980-82; Lecturer II-Professor, Bendel State/Ambrose Alli University, 1985-2000; Professor, Delta State University, Abraka, 2000-2018. He is a multiple literary award winner.

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