Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri


Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri

Department of Civic and Social Issues

Name of Department: Department of Civic and Social Issues

Date of Establishment of Department: 20th June 2012

Brief history of the Department: The Department of Civic and Social Issues is one of the five departments that were established with the upgrade of the then department of General Studies into the School of General Studies on Wednesday, 20th June 2012 by the Academic Board of the College under the able and dynamic leadership of Prof. (Mrs) B.C. Ijioma. With this development, Dr. MBO Ajileye, the then Head of the Department of General was appointed the pioneer Dean of the new School of General Studies and Heads of Department were appointed for the various Departments, including Civic and Social Issues. The pioneer Head of the department was Dr. Ebomuche, N.C. from the Department of Economics. The Department kicked off with two permanent staff, Dr. Maduabuchi Ogidi and Mr. Okore Irem Okore, while the adjunct staff was drawn from various relevant departments in the Social Sciences. The number of permanent staff later rose to four and then eight (five academic staff and three non-academic staff). The Department is a servicing department.


Vision: To be a model department in a University of Education that is a centre of excellence in civic education and whose graduates are well-adjusted and functional individuals with broad-based knowledge that will make them relevant in the modern world.

Mission: To promote the development of the total person through general knowledge acquisition, teaching, training and research for positive change in society.

Organogram of the department

Head of Department


Academic Staff                                     Non-academic Staff

                                                                        Lecturers                                           Admin officers

                                                                        Students                                           Confidential Sec                                                                        

                                                                                                                                 Clerical officers

                                                                                                                                 Data processing officer


Institutional email of the Department[email protected]

Names and qualification of Heads of Department from inception:

Dr. Ebomuche, N.C. (2012 – 2013)

Ven. Chukwuma C. Oparah, PhD (2013 – 2016)

Dr. Maduabuchi Ogidi (2016 – 2018)

Dr. Onyebuchi O. Ejim (2018 – 2020)

Dr. Maduabuchi Ogidi (2020 – date)

Academic content

Degree Courses

The Social Sciences (GS 201)

Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies (GS 202)

NCE Courses

Family Life and Emerging Health Issues (GSE 124)

Trafficking in Persons Issues (GSE 214)

Citizenship Education (GSE 223)

Political Economy (GSE 324)

Academic requirements for the programme: The Department is a servicing department where students of various academic programmes in other departments meet.

Staff profile: (Teaching and non-teaching)

Names of staff; date of employment; rank; qualification; email

(1) Dr. Maduabuchi Ogidi – 2012; Senior Lecturer; BSc (2006), MSc (2010), PDE (2013), PhD (2018)(Political Science); [email protected]

(2) Dr. Onyebuchi O. Ejim – 2013; Lecturer I; BSc (2000), MSc (2008), PGDE (2015); PhD (2021) Sociology; [email protected]

(3) Dr. Uche A. Opara –2010; Lecturer II; NCE (2004), BA. Ed. (2006), MA (2013), PhD (2018) History; [email protected]

(4) Mr. Okore Irem Okore- 2012; Lecturer II; NCE (1986), BSc. Ed (1996) Political Science; [email protected]

(5) Dr. Charles Ekeada  – 2010; NCE (1997), BSc. Ed (1999), M.Ed. (2009), PhD (2021 Political Science/Administration; [email protected]