Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri


Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri

School of General Studies

Brief History

The school of General Studies was established on 20th June, 2012 at the 350th meeting of the academic board of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri. The establishment of the School of General Studies was a follow up of the Department of General Studies established by the academic board of the institution on 5th January 2012 which was headed by Dr. MBO Ajileye. Following the establishment of the school of General Studies, five academic departments were established, These departments are: Department of Basic Sciences, Department of Civil and Basic Issues in Education, Department of Entrepreneurship Education, Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Department of Languages and Humanities. 

Department of Basic Science

The Department of Basic Science was then headed by Dr Ikechukwu Egbo in 2012/2013 academic session. He was succeeded by Dr David O. Mbah who headed the Department in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions. Dr. Abel Idoko Onoja became the head of Department in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions while Dr Victor N. Nwugha headed the Department in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions. The head of the department in
2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic session is Dr Paschal Offor. Dr Paschal Offor handed over to Dr Abel Idoko Onoja who is now the current Head of the Department in the ongoing 2021/2022 academic session.

Vision of the Department

The Department of Basic Science is established to be a model department in a modern Federal College of Education that is a centre for excellence in the Basic Sciences and whose graduates will be well adjusted and functional with broad – based knowledge that will make them relevant in a modern world.

Mission of the Department

The mission of department of Basic Sciences is to promote the development of the total person through basic scientific knowledge acquisition, teaching, training and research for a positive change in the society.

Core Mandate of the Department

The core mandate of the department is to inculcate basic scientific knowledge in the general sciences, mathematics and sport orientation in learner through teaching, training and research.

Organogram of the Department

The department shall operate in the following order:

                                                                                 Head of Department
                        Academic Staff                                                                                                Non – Teaching Staff

   Lecturer Cadre                  Instructor Cadre                                                 Admin Cadre                                       Confidential Sec

                                                                                                                                          Clerical Officers                    Typist


Institutional Email of Staff of the Department

The institution email of the staff of the Department are shown as follows: 

1. Dr Onoja Abel I. [email protected]
2. Dr Offor Paschal [email protected]
3. Dr Augustina I. [email protected]
4. Olawuyi Oluseyi N. [email protected]
5. Abah John Clement [email protected]
6. Dr Emeronye Regina U. [email protected]
7. Emeaghara Kenneth C. [email protected]
8. Dr Pamela Okeke I. [email protected]
9. Nwamuruamu Emmanuel C. [email protected]
10. Anyanwu Anthony [email protected]
11. Maduka Oluchi G. [email protected]
12. Ezekwe Eunice O. [email protected]
13. Udeagha Egejuru O. [email protected]
14. Arungwa Chika I. [email protected]

Name and Qualifications of Heads of Department from inception to date.
a. Ikechukwu Egbo Ph.D 2012/2013 Academic Session
b. David O. Mbah Ph.D 2013/2014, 2014/2015 Academic sessions
c. Abel Idoko Onoja Ph.D 2015/2016, 2016/2017 Academic sessions
d. Victor N. Nwugha Ph.D 2017/2018, 2018/2019 Academic sessions
e. Paschal Offor Ph.D 2019/2020, 2020/2021 Academic sessions
f. Abel Idoko Onoja Ph.D 2021/2022 Incumbent Head of Department.

Academic Content: Existing curriculum for the programme as enshrined in the NCCE minimum standards.

Admission Requirements for the programme: The admission requirement is minimum of five credits in
relevant subjects including English and Mathematics

Staff Profile

List of Staff (Teaching)

06/01/2010PhD (Science Education, Bio), M.Ed.(Sci
Educ, Bio), BSc.Ed.(Biology),NCE Bio,
2.DR. OFFOR, PASCHAL ULECTURER I21/01/2013PhD (Pure Math), MSc (Math),B.Ed (Math),WAEC, FSLC
3.DR. CHINAKA, AUGUSTINA ILECTURER I04/02/2013PhD (Pure Math), MSc(Mth), PGDE,
4.DR. NWUGHA, VICTOR NLECTURER I12/02/2013PhD (Geophysics), PGDE(SciEdu), MS
(Geophysics),B.Tech (Physics), WAEC, FSLC
5.OLAWUYI, OLUSEYE MLECTURER I12/02/2013M.Tech (Math), PGDE, B.Tech (Math), WAEC, FSLC
6.IBE, GEORGELINE C.LECTURER I13/02/2013M.Ed (Math), BSc.Ed.(Math),
NCE(Math/IntSci), TC2, WAEC, FSLC
7.ABAH, JOHN CLEMENTLECTURER II24/02/2012B.Ed (Integrated Science), WAEC, FSLC
8.DR. EMERONYE, REGINA ULECTURER II25/01/ 2013Ph.D (Sci. Educ), M.Ed.(Sci. Educ), BSc.Ed.
(Int. Sci), N.C.E (Int. Sci DM), WAEC, FSLC
9.EMEAGHARA, KENNETHLECTURER II25/01/ 2013M. Ed.(Exercise Physiology), B.Ed. (PHE), NCE PHE (DM)
10.DR. OKEKE, PAMELA ILECTURER II29/01/2013Ph.D (Chemistry), PGDE(Int. Sci), MSc
(Chemistry)B.Tech (Chem) WAEC, FSLC
11.NWAMURAMU, EMMANUELLECTURER II05/02/2013M. Ed (Measuremt&Evaluatn), BSc. Ed. (Maths), WAEC, FSLC
12.ANYANWU, ANTHONYLECTURER II07/02/2013M.Ed (SciEduc), B.Ed (Math), SSCE, FSLC
13.OSENI, JUBRILLECTURER II08/02/2013B.Ed (Physical & Health Education), SSCE, FSLC
14.MADUKA, OLUCHI G.LECTURER II14/02/2013B.Ed (Int. Sci), NCE (Int. Sci),TC2, WAEC, FSLC
15.NWANESI, B. O.LECTURER II02/03/2013MSc (Sports Psychology), BSc (Physical
Edu. & Recreation),NCE(PHE), WAEC, FSLC
16.NWOKOMA, CHINEDU M.LECTURER II13/03/2013M .Ed (Sci. Educ, Chem), BSc.Ed. (Chem), SSCE, FSLC
17.EZEKWE, EUNICE O.LECTURER II20/03/2013M.Ed (Measuremt&Evaluatn), ),
BSc.Ed(Math),NCE(Math/Music, WAEC,

List of Staff (Non-Teaching)

28/01/2013BSc.(Social Work), PGDE
2. ODEMENAM, CHINYERE I.Executive Officer11/10/93OND (Business Admin)
3. OSUJI, JANEChief Clerical
04/01/2010OND (Public Admin)
4. ARUNGWA, CHIKA I.Chief Clerical
13/01/2013B. Tech (Agric)

Equipment and Facilities in the Office:
     a. 1 unit of Desktop Computer
     b. 1 unit of CPU
     c. 1 Split Unit Air Conditioner
     d. 2 ceiling fans
     e. 1 chair
     f. 1 Table
Unique Facilities in the Department: The department is a servicing department and use facilities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Integrated Science laboratories for instruction. Sports facilities are also available to the department for training of students in sports orientation.