DR. SALIBA MUKORO, Ph.D

Dr. SALIBA MUKORO is the son of an Isoko father (Chief S.P. Mukoro - who taught/headed schools for 43 years) and an Ishan mother (Mrs. C.A. Mukoro - of the Iruekpen Akhigbe family- who also taught schools for 38 years).

Dr. Mukoro obtained his High School Education from Government College, Ughelli and Edokpolo Grammar School, Benin City. After high school, Dr. Mukoro worked briefly, including teaching at St. Andrews Primary School, Warri, before proceeding to the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1974.

From 1974 to 1990, Dr. Mukoro rose in military ranks and held numerous challenging military appointments, including securing military scholarship to acquire university education in the United States of America, and thus became one of the first Nigerian Army Combatant Officers to earn a doctorate degree.

The military appointments held, in his 16 years of military service, include the following:

Academically, Dr. Mukoro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Corrections, a Master of Art's Degree in Criminology and Corrections, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, all from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (one of the top Criminal Justice Institutions in the United States of America, and around the world).

Since coming back to academia, Dr. Mukoro has served as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Grambling State University of Louisiana for 3 years, and currently serves as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Mississippi Valley State University - a position he has held for 6 years running. Dr. Mukoro is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and a recipient of the National Criminal Justice Golden Key Award.

Dr. Mukoro, like his father, is also married to an Ishan Lady - Mrs. Dorah Fumilayo Mukoro - of the Negbenebor Family of Irrua. Dr. & Mrs. Mukoro are the proud parents of 2 boys (Quincy and Lesley) and 2 girls (Stephanie and Jennifer).

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