Nasarawa Varsity Produces Nigeria’s First Prof of Capital Markets

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By Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
The Governing Council and the Senate of Nasarawa State University have pronounced Dr. Uche Uwaleke a professor of finance & capital markets, making him the first in the country to attain  such height.

A multi-disciplinary scholar, Uwaleke holds a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) degree in Accounting, a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Economics (specialising in Finance) and a PhD in Finance, with over 20 years of lecturing engagements in reputable higher institutions in the country.

At various times, he taught ‘’Capital Markets & Institutions’’ to students of University of Abuja as well as Kaduna State University.

Currently, he is the Head of Banking & Finance Department at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi where he handles Investments and Securities Markets Studies at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Uwaleke is a thorough-bred professional, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Banker and a Chartered Stockbroker.

He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the Institute of Capital Market Registrars and the Nigerian Economic Society (NES).

His contributions to the growth of the Nigerian capital market have been immense.
 
He is on the editorial board of the Nigerian Journal of Securities Markets, a publication of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and has been actively involved in capital markets literacy efforts of the Abuja branch of the NSE.

He also headed the research teams drawn from SEC which put together a compendium of the ‘’African and Middle East Capital Markets’’ as well as a publication on ‘’Nigeria’s Fixed Income Market’’.

Uwaleke has facilitated several training programmes for staff of SEC and has made significant input in the on-going effort by the commission to introduce capital market studies in the curriculum of secondary schools in Nigeria.

He has authored/co-authored over 60 articles in referred local and international journals including 10 books among which are ‘’Contemporary Issues in Capital Market Studies’’ and ‘’An Insight into the Nigerian Capital Market’’.

His publications reflect a bias for capital markets and institutions where his research interest is deeply rooted.

Prof. Uwaleke sits on the Board of Peace Capital Market Limited as a non-executive director.