Linus Opara: High ranking Nigerian professor in South Africa with many positions held

Linus Opara: High ranking Nigerian professor in South Africa with many positions held

- Linus Opara is a Nigeria professor in South Africa who has held various positions in the academia and management

- Some of the positions he were elected or appointed for was the president of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

- Opara's impact has been felt in different part of the continent such as Africa, the Middle East, South Pacific, among others

Linus Opara is a Nigerian professor to be reckoned with in South Africa with the department of horticultural science at Stellenbosch University.

The Nigerian academic also the South African Research Chair in Postharvest technology. It should be noted that he got the 2016 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award.

He has also been elected into the as the president of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Opara specialization is on cold-chain which covers areas like packaging and storage, and other technologies that go into the produce fresh produce.

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A collage of the academic who has not only created impacts in South Africa but has contributed immensely to human growth.

A collage of the academic who has not only created impacts in South Africa but has contributed immensely to human growth.
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He got a first class honours as a graduate of agricultural engineering and a masters students from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka before he travelled abroad for PhD at Massey University, New Zealand.

The successful Nigerian in South Africa became a chartered engineer in UK and around that time became the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation.

Opara is an all-round success that has held different positions in the capacity of management and academic.

He has served as the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, an associate professor of agricultural engineering and also the assistant dean for postgraduate studies and research.

The Nigerian impart is not only limited to the classrooms as he has also been a participant of many international development project on the fields of agricultural engineering and postharvest technology.

Opara among many other things he has done created competency-test training in many countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Pacific, etc.

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He served as elected member of the Massey University Governing Council (1993-1997), University Academic Board (Senate) (1992-1997), Council Committee for the appointment of new Vice Chancellor (1994-1995), the Inter-Ethnic Research Committee (1992-1996) and other policy and governance bodies.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Opeyemi Longe excelled in the academia as he bagged three successive first class degrees.

It was gathered that he got first class honour for all the degrees he studied for one after one another.

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