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  • Area of Specialization: Sports Management, Sports Marketing
  • Department of Human Kinetics, Recreation and Sport Science Edu.

  • Born January 24th, 1965 and a native of Evwreni in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Attended the Government College, Ughelli (1975 - 1981) and trained as a teacher from St. Joseph's Teachers Training College, Ozoro (1981-1983), further obtained the Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E) in 1987 from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Abraka Campus. Obtained B.Sc(Ed) in Physical and Health Education (1990) from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Abraka Campus where the award for being the "Best Academic Student" in the Faculty of Education was conferred in the 1987/1988 and 1988/1989 academic sessions. Awarded M.Ed in Sports Management (2000) and Ph.D Sports Management (Sports Marketing) in 2008 from the Delta State University, Abraka. I have held several administrative positions from Acting as Head of Department, Deputy Director (Pre-Degree (2009-2010) and Continuing Education (2010-2011) Programmes) to being the Acting Director of the General Studies Directorate (GST) (2016-2018). A member of the Teachers Registration Council Of Nigeria (TRCN) and currently a representative of Congregation (Academic) in the Governing Council of the Delta State University, Abraka. An astute believer of equality for all without recourse to differences in ethnicity, gender, colour, religious leanings and nationality with the firm resolve to building the total man through physical activity. Upholds a very strong rationale for "ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL".
    My Publications
  1. Akarah, E. O. (2021) Effects of gender and aerobic exercise on oxidative stress and haematological parameters of students of physical education., Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management (JASEM). Vol.25(4) Pages: 525-529

  2. Akarah, E. O., Nabofa, O, E., Singer, C. E. & Edenedo, E. E. (2021) Sports marketing for attaining economic growth in South-South Nigeria., Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI) Vol.Vol. 12 No. 4 (2021) Pages: 915-919

  3. Nabofa, O. E., Akarah, E. O., Angba, T. O. & Onohwosafe P. S. (2020) Mental Wellbeing and Exercise Participation during COVID-19 Pandemic among Adult Residents of Nigeria's Niger Delta, International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences
    ( Vol.8(6) Pages: 534 - 542.

  4. Akarah, E. O. (2020) Availability, adequacy and utilization of physical education facilities in public secondary schools in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State: Implication for sports development., Trends in Educational Studies Journal (TESJ)
    Vol.12(2) Pages: 143-152

  5. Akarah, E., Ejobeh, J. & Tayire, F. O. (2019) Attaining the national sports festival objectives in Delta and Ondo States: Funding as a panacea., International Journal of Educational Science and Research (IJESR). Pakistan. Vol. 9(3) Pages: 17-24

  6. Edenedo, E. E., Akarah, E. O. & Tayire, F. O. (2018) Budgeting as a panacea to sports development in Universities in South-South Nigeria., International Journal of Educational Science and Research (IJESR) Vol. 8(3) Pages: 71-76

  7. Akarah, E., Emoghene, O. B. & Tayire, F. E. (2018) Teachers’ attitude towards sports participation by students in Delta State, Nigeria., ATBU, Journal of Science, Technology & Education (JOSTE) Vol. 6(4) Pages: 1-5

  8. Akarah, E.O. (2018) Growing the Nigeria sport market through audience participation at sports competitions., Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal IUMJ). Uganda Vol. 5(2) Pages: 2-5

  9. Diejomaoh, S. O. E. & Akarah, E. O. (2017) Mentoring as a panacea to career growth of the Physical and Health Educator in Nigeria. In O. G. Oshodin’s (ed). Book of Readings: Leadership and Mentorship in Physical Education, Health Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance in Nigeria., Faculty of Education, University of Benin
    Vol. Pages: 266-274

  10. Ozuri, R & Akarah, E. O. (2016) Attitude of adolescent students towards sexuality education in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State., EPRA International Journal of Economic and Business Review. Vol.4(6) Pages: 56-60

  11. Akarah, E. O. & Achugbue, E. I. (2016) Growing the Nigeria economy through global best practices in University education: Challenges besetting Library and Information Science and Human Kinetics Education. In E. P. Oghuvwu’s (ed). Book of Readings: Global Best Practices in Higher Education for National Development, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka.
    Vol. Pages: 341-354

  12. Ozuri, R. & Akarah, E. O. (2016) Influence of age and family type on adolescent students’ attitude towards sexuality education in Ethiope East L.G.A. of Delta State., Delsu Journal of Educational Research and Development (DJERD)
    Vol.15(1) Pages: 106-119

  13. Iheanacho, S. B. C., Saba, I. A. & Akarah, E. (2015) Influence of Islamic culture on sports development in Nigeria (A case study of Adamawa State)., Global Journal of Educational Research. Vol.14 Pages: 55-60

  14. Diejomaoh, S. O. E., Akarah, E. & Tayire, F. O. (2015) Availability of facilities and equipment for sports administration at the Local Government Areas of Delta State, Nigeria., Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol.4(2) Pages: 307-312

  15. Diejomaoh, S. O. E. & Akarah, E. O. (2015) Emergent issues and educational development: Primary school physical education as distinct from school sports programme., Delsu Journal of Educational Research and Development (DJERD)
    Vol.2(1) Pages: 117-121

  16. Akarah, E.O. & Omoware, P. (2014) Appraisal of government funding of secondary school sports in Delta State of Nigeria., Journal of Nigeria Association of Sports Science and Medicine. Vol. XV Pages: 114-120

  17. Akarah, E.O. (2014) Sports marketing in Nigeria: Governments’ funding and sports development recommendations., Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol.3(1) Pages: 279-282

  18. Edenedo, E.E., Akarah, E. & Tayire, F.O. (2014) Administrators’ finance utilization as predictor of intramural sports development in Government secondary schools in Delta Central Senatorial District., Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol.3(6) Pages: 145-148.

  19. Akarah, E.O. (2012) Psychosocial and economic factors as predictors to effective sports marketing in Nigeria., International Journal of Research and Sustainable Development. Vol.4,(2) Pages: 35-40.

  20. Akarah, E.O., Tayire, F. & Omoware, P. (2012) Appraising the implementation of the National Sports Policy in the secondary schools in Delta State,, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference; Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka.
    Vol. Pages: 90-94

  21. Iheanacho, S., Ukpong, J. & Akarah, E (2011) Educational technology in the service of Physical Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century., Journal of Sustainable Education (JOSE) Vol.3, (2) Pages: 91-101

  22. Akarah, E. & Osemwenkhae, O.P. (2011) Effect of zobo drink (Hibiscus Sabdariffa water extract) on some biomechanical and haematological parameters in male cyclists., Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment. Vol.10 Pages: 142-148

  23. Akarah, E. O. (2011) Availability of sports facilities for instruction in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions as a predictor of effective sport marketing in Nigeria., P. Muoboghare’s (ed). Book of Readings: Carrying Capacity of Tertiary Educational Institutions in Nigeria.
    Vol. Pages: 246-253

  24. Iheanacho, S.B.C., Asanya, B., Edim, M.E., Ikpeme, E., Akarah, E. & Eneji, J.E.O (2010) Effect of contemporary social environment, drug abuse and cultism on the health of students in Nigerian schools., Annals of Humanities and Development Studies. Vol.1(1) Pages: 37-45

  25. Akarah, E (2010) Economic environment as a predictor of effective sport marketing in Nigeria, Annals of Modern Education. Japan, Universal Academic Services Vol.2(1) Pages: 165-172

  26. Nabofa, O.E. & Akarah, E. (2009) Optimal body composition for the sport of Judo in Nigeria, Scientia Africana Vol. 8(1) Pages: 119-124

  27. Akarah, E (2009) Health benefits of consuming sport as a product, Nigerian School Health Journal Vol.1&2 Pages: 16-24

  28. Iheanacho, S.B.C., Etta, E.E., Ukpong, J. & Akarah, E. (2009) The place of recreation in the (6-3-3-4) educational system in Nigeria., Annals of Modern Education. Vol.1(1) Pages: 172-180

  29. Muoboghare, P. A., Nabofa, O. E. and Akarah, E. (2008) Re-engineering the Nigerian sport delivery system through athletic talent grooming., West African Journal of Physical & Health Education (WAJOPHE) › WAJOPHE Vol.10(1) Pages: 142 – 150

  30. Muoboghare, P. A., Nabofa, O. E. and Akarah, E. (2007) Stress management exercise for the competitive athlete: Attaining millennium development goal number six, Journal of International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER.SD) Vol. 2, (1) Pages: 124-131

  31. Eboh, L. O; Akarah, E. O and Nabofa, O. E (2007) Awareness and utilization of community development sponsorship through sports marketing in Delta State. , Journal of Sports Psychology Association of Nigeria (JOSPAN) Vol.3 Pages: 73-81

  32. Eboh, L.O. & Akarah, E. (2006) Neglect, physical inactivity, urbanization and health in the Niger-Delta regions of Nigeria., European Journal of Scientific Research Vol.15(1) Pages: 59-63

  33. Emoyan, O. O., Ogban, F. E. and Akarah, E. (2005) Evaluation of Heavy Metals Loading of River Ijana in Ekpan-Warri, Nigeria., Journal of Applied Sciences, Environment and Management (JASEM) Vol. 10(2) Pages: 121-127

  34. Eboh, L.O. & Akarah, E. (2001) Cohesiveness as a motivational factor associated with players’ decision to participate in University Basketball game, Nigeria Journal of Emotional psychology & Sport Ethnics (NIJEPSE)
    Vol. 3 Pages: 105-108

  35. 1) Esimike, E.E. and Akarah, E. (1995) The role of management challenge of school health educators in Nigeria by the year 2000. Proceedings of the second Annual conference of Nigeria Association for Physical, Health Education and Recreation. (NAPHER, Delta State Chapter), Nigeria Association for Physical, Health Education and Recreation. (NAPHER, Delta State Chapter)
    Vol. Pages: 90-101