Prof. Grace E. Jokthan
Professor Grace Esrom Jokthan hails from Dass LGA, Bauchi State. She obtained her Bachelors of Agriculture degree in 1990 from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2002 and 2006 respectively.
Professor Grace Jokthan began her working career in the Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1992 as an Assistant Lecturer where she rose to the rank of Associate Professor in 2010. Within this period, apart from teaching and supervising several students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, she served the University in various capacities notable among which were Member University Senate Standing Committee and Head, Department of Animal Science. She also served as a Member of the Board of Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) Multi Links Ltd and also a Member of the Governing Board of National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) Shika-Zaria. She transferred her services to the National Open University of Nigeria in 2011 and was confirmed Professor of Animal Science in January, 2014. Prof. Jokthan was Head, Department of Animal Science and Fisheries of the National Open University of Nigeria 2016 to 2018 and Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences 2018- 2019. Prof Grace Jokthan has published in many reputable national and international journals.
Professor Jokthan was a pioneer Council Member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) 2007 – 2011 where she served the Institute in various capacities. She equally served as the National Process Facilitator and, National Programme Manager for Research Into Use Nigeria (RIU) – Nigeria; a non-governmental DFID funded project that sort to improve the uptake of innovative agricultural research outputs. She was a consultant on Innovation Platforms to the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP).
Professor Jokthan is currently the Director Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL), Director, Centre for Human Resource Development, and a member of the University Council of the University.
Professor Jokthan was enrolled in the Roll of Honour of the Nigerian Society of Animal Production in 2007. She received the Service Merit Award of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science in 2012 and is a Fellow of the Nigeria College of Animal Science. She is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) to mention a few.
Professor Jokthan loves working with socially excluded groups and gender related issues in agriculture. She enjoys reading, travelling and making new friends. Professor Jokthan is blessed with 3 children