Akudo Odochi Obi
Akudo as a Laboratory Technician works closely with teaching staff to support, develop and further extend the work of the department and the experiences of the students. In her role as a Hall Head, she acts as in loco parentis, ensuring that students feel comfortable to seek her support and feel welcome in their environment.
She assists in preparing, demonstrating and conducting class practical work in the science laboratory by using the appropriate technical equipments and instruments and ensuring the advancement of student learning. In her role as a Hall head she is responsible for the proper guidance, safety, welfare of the students and ensuring the atmosphere is warm and secure for the students to function successfully.
Akudo is currently completing her Doctoral research in Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research is focused on the anti-fungal efficacy of a medicinal plant of traditional use. She holds prior degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Fort Hare in which she graduated with a Cum Laude during her Honors year. Last year (2020), Akudo volunteered as a WITS-UNICEF Tutor, tutoring grade 12 learners in Life Sciences (Biology) and Chemistry. In 2017-2018, she worked as a Language and Writing Consultant at the University of Fort Hare under the Teaching and Learning Centre -Language Writing Advancement Program (TLC-LWAP) where she offered peer assistance to both undergraduate and post-graduate students with the aim of promoting and developing their academic writing by engaging them in writing processes.
Akudo is part of the Wellness Teachers team, she teaches a Year One set. The Wellness Team is committed to championing an Africa where every person is well, Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. Where Africans, particularly the Youth are empowered to ask for help and get help with mental and emotional challenges.
Akudo is a skilled biological research scientist with teaching experience, adept and conducting science research, managing projects, and experienced in mentoring younger scientists. Skilled in project management, research design and execution and use of software tools to aid research and teaching.
University of the Witwatersrand: Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (On-going)
University of Fort Hare- Master of Science-Environmental Microbiology – 2015-2017
University of Fort Hare- Bachelor of Science Honors- General Microbiology – 2014
University of Fort Hare- Bachelor of Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry – 2011-2013