Dr. Uchechukwu Okah is the head of department of Animal Production and Livestock Management, College of Animal Science and Animal Production, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He started his lecturing career with the Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State in 1999 as Lecturer III. In 2005, he transferred his service to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike as Assistant Lecturer, from where he rose through the ranks to Associate Professor of Animal Production and Management in 2016. He has published over 40 articles in both local and international journals, conference proceedings and a chapter in book.
He has successfully supervised 8 postgraduate students and over 130 undergraduate students. He is currently supervising over 8 students at Ph. D., M.Sc. and PGD levels. He holds a Ph. D. in Animal Production and Management; M.Sc. in Animal Nutrition and B. Agric. Tech. in Animal Production.
He is a member of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), Member of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), and Member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). He is a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS) with the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). He is a Special Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corp. He is happily married with children.