Dr. Kenneth Ogar Inaku was born on the 10th of October 1974 to Late Mr. Simon Inaku Ogar and Mrs. Margaret Ogar of Okpoma , Yala LGA of Cross River State
He started his education at Government Primary School Ogoja and then to Mary Knoll College Okuku, Yala and Government Science School Obubra where he obtained his SSCE certificate with distinctions in the core science subjects in 1993.
He gained admissions into the University of Calabar medical school in 1994, but had to wait till October 1995 to commence academic work due to incessant industrial action by Labour Unions under the then Military regime.
In 2003, he graduated among the first few to graduate from his class and was awarded the prestigious Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBCh) degree and was licensed to practice as a medical doctor by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Upon graduation, Dr. Inaku was offered a place at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital to undergo the mandatory one year Housemanship from September 2003 to October 2004. He was then deployed by the National Youth Service Corps to General Hospital Dengi, Kanam LGA of Plateau State where he was for the most part the only medical doctor on ground. He was exposed to the true health care situation in Nigeria.
On completion of his NYSC year in Sept 2005, he returned to Calabar where he was offered appointment into the Department of Paediatrics in UCTH and he worked as a Registrar for some 7 months. When he noticed that the Medical School had lost MDCN accreditation at the time due to dearth of Pathologist in the Laboratory Medicine disciplines, he decided to offer himself to save the situation. In June 2006, he was offered appointment as a Registrar into the Department of Chemical Pathology UCTH. He trained in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as a supernumerary from 2007-2012 and was awarded the Fellowship in Pathology by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPath) in 2013.
He was appointed as lecturer 1 into the Department of Chemical Pathology University of Calabar and as an Honorary Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in 2014. He is the incumbent Head of Department both at the University and the Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Inaku has been a beneficiary of some Scholarship awards:
1. Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited Scholarship award --- --- 1996-2003
2. Cross River State Government Scholarship Award --- --- 2006-2009
He is a member of many professional bodies and Committees
1. Member, College of Nigerian Pathologist (CNP)
2. Member, Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN)
3. Member, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)
4. Member, Association of Clinical Chemist of Nigeria (ACCN)
5. Member, American Association of Clinical Chemistry (ACCN)
6. Member, Cross River State Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance Response (MPDSR) Steering Committee
He enjoys teaching, reading and playing table tennis.
He is married to Dr. (Mrs) Lucy Inaku of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UCTH and they are blessed 2 with children.
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