Obika Chinyere Blessing
University of Nigeria
Born on 12th December 1979, Obika C.B. holds a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Soil Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where she was the best graduate student in her class of 2005. This quality of hers made the Department to retain her as a Graduate Assistant in 2007. She obtained a Master of Science degree in Soil Science (Soil Chemistry and Conservation) from UNN with a GPA of 5.00 on a scale of 5.00 in 2010. She was then appointed an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Soil Science, UNN. In that same year, Obika got a fellowship under the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to study PhD in Soil Science (Soil Fertility) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi Ghana. She graduated and was awarded PhD degree in 2014. Obika C.B. is also a recipient of the prestigious African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellowship (2014 to 2016). Dr (Mrs) Obika has published papers in Soil Science discipline and has contributed to scientific journals, conference papers/proceedings and posters of international standard. Dr (Mrs) Obika C.B. is marriage to Mr Obika, Stephen Okezie and blessed with children.