Anya Oko Anya

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Professor Anya Oko Anya (born 3 January 1937) is a Nigerian professor of Biology who is distinguished for his work in Parasitology.

Early life[edit]

Anya Oko Anya was born on 3 January 1937 at Abiriba, Abia State of Nigeria. He attended Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar, University College, Ibadan, Saint John's College, Cambridge, England and Molteno Institute of Biology and Parasitology.[1]

He began his working career as a Science Master with Qua-Iboe Mission Secondary School, Etinan, Akwa Ibom State in 1957. He was appointed Research Officer, Federal Fisheries Research Service, Lagos, 1961–1962; Lecturer, Federal Science School, Lagos, 1961–1962; Research Officer, Federal Department of Agricultural Research, Ibadan, 1963–1967; Lecturer in Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1965–1967; Senior Lecturer, University of Science and Technology Project, Port Harcourt, 1967–1970; Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1970–1973; Professor of Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka since 1973 and he was the former Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Economic Summit Group Ltd.

Awards[edit]

Anya was awarded the Nigerian National Medal of Merit by the Nigerian government in 1992.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Idowu Sowunmi (11 Dec 2010). "Thisdaylive honour Anya". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  2. ^ "List of the Laureates of the NNOM, 1979-Date". Government of Nigeria. Retrieved 23 January 2013.