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Profile of Prof. Stephen E. Onah

Prof. Stephen E. Onah has been the Director/Chief Executive, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, since 1st August 2016. He is a man of humble disposition, notable achievements and remarkable successes in his portfolio.

Previously, Prof. Onah has been the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Agriculture, Makurdi and Distinguished Professor of Stochastic Modeling and Numerical Computing.

Professor Onah hails from Benue State, Nigeria. He obtained both his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Mathematics from the University of Jos and also bagged his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the premier University of Ibadan.

As an erudite and productive scholar, Professor Onah,has contributed a lot to scientific publications.  He also contributed immensely to national, international and electronic journals. He has contributed to development of high-level man-power in the country; having graduated a number of Ph.D students, one of who is a Professor and Vice Chancellor of public University in Nigeria.

As a seasoned administrator, academician, professional member of both the Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS) and the Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Professor Onah has delivered papers in numerous conferences, both at home and abroad.

In recognition of his contribution to the development of the University and the larger society, Professor Onah has received many awards. He has passion for affecting people’s lives positively. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration (Nigeria). He was listed in the 15th Edition of Marquis’ Who is Who in the World 2010.  Some of the awards and honours conferred on Prof. Onah include:

  • Exemplary Comradeship and Excellent Leadership, 2005; a merit award by the Student Union, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
  • Reservoir of Knowledge Award, 2010; and Academic Noble – an international award by the Institute of Industrial Administration.
  • Ambassador of Ethics and Conscience 2017.  He was also inducted into the Ethics and
  • Conscience Hall of fame by Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation – 2017.

Professor Onah is happily married with lovely children.