Dr. Okechukwu Egwu Ibiam

Senior Lecturer

Work Information

Department Political Science
Faculty Management and Social Sciences

biography (Education/professional experience/professional accomplishments)

Dr. Okechukwu Egwu Ibiam is a full time academic staff of the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He is engaged in teaching and learning, Research and community services at the University. Dr. Okechukwu Egwu Ibiam’s area of specialization in Political Science are; Political Economy, International Economic Relations, the state and economy, Class Analyses and Poverty Studies as well as development and underdevelopment studies. He started his University teaching career with Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Ebonyi State, Nigeria in 2005, where he rose through the ranks to the position of a Senior Lecturer before transferring his services to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, (AEFUNAI) in 2012. At AEFUNAI he has contributed immensely to the development of the Institution through his active engagement in his discipline.

He has participated in various staff development programmes that include the 2019 European Union sponsored Erasmus+ teaching, learning and research project for capacity building at the University of Kent, UK among others. Beyond his teaching and learning, research and community services within and outside the University, he has been actively involved in various University administrative duties that include the position of Programme Coordinator, Results officer, Senate Committees membership and the position of Head of Department of Political Science, which he has occupied since the 2016/2017 academic session till date.

His academic qualifications include a B.Sc. degree, M.Sc. degree and PhD in Political Science  specializing in Political Economy and Development Studies). Dr. Okechukwu Egwu Ibiam is a member of his Professional association (NPSA). He has published papers and book chapters in many local and international journals and books of reading. He is a happily married family man with children.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year


centre for continued education, port harcourt nigeria (private) Ordniary level ssce/gce certificate




university of jos, nigeria B.sc (hons) Second class, upper division, political science 1998


university of port harcourt m.sc political science (political economy/ development studies 2004


ebonyi state university, abakaliki nigeria phd  political science (political economy/ development studies 2012

Teaching and research interests

S/N areas of specialization


Political economy


Development and underdevelopment studies


the state and economy


african studies (dependency)


class analyses


poverty studies


internationalization of institutional curriculum


Membership of professional bodies

s/n Professional body


nigerian political science ASSOCIATION (npsa)


Selected publications

s/n publications



  • Ugwu, F.O, Onyishi I.E, Egwu O.I, Otuu,O. A, Groupson O.P, & Agudiegwu, M

(in press). Job apathy and work engagement : Moderating influence of

perceived leader integrity and spiritual intelligence in a mass transit

company. Journal of Psychology in Africa. DOI:


Thomson Reuters IF: 0.491

  • Otu Ekpenyong (Ph.D), Ibiam, O.E (Ph.D)  and Agha O. E. (2015), Politics in

Nigeria; to what Extent Has The Gender Agenda Gained Momentum, IORS Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IORS-JHSS) (20) 5 -1www.iorsjournals.org

  • Ibiam O.E and Itumo A. (2014) A Rentier State and the Predatory Elite; the

           Dilemma of Nigerians; African Journal of Politics and Administrative

Studies, (AJAPS), Department of Political Science, Ebonyi State

University, Abakaliki Vol. 6, No. 1 March

  • Ibiam O.E. (2014) The Dominant Class and the State in Nigeria: a Confederacy

          of profligacy. African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies

(AJAPS), Department of Political Science, Ebonyi State University,

Abakaliki Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Vol. 6, No. 2 June

  • Ibiam, O.E and Udeuhele G.I (2009) ‘The Bourgeois State and Peripheral

           Under-Development in Nigeria: A critical view’. EBSU Journal of

Sociology ISSN 0781 – 3232 vol. 3 EBSU Abakaliki Nigeria

  • Ibiam, O.E (2008) ‘Elements of Sustainability in Igbo Communal Socio-

           economic Life African Journal of Political and Administrative Studies

(AJAPS) Department of Political Science, EBSU Abakaliki, Nigeria

  • Ibiam, O.E (2006) ‘Corruption in the Local Government System, the bane of

           Rural Development in Nigeria’ International Journal of Social Sciences

and Humanities Review (IJSSHR) Vol.1 No.2

  • Ibiam, O.E (2005) ‘Globalization and Nigeria’s Development: A critical

           Analysis. ESUT Journal of Political Science vol. 1 No. 1, Department of

Political Science, ESUT, Nigeria

  • Ibiam, O.E (2005) ‘Labour-Capital conflict in Peripheral Societies: The Nigerian

Perspective  ESUT Journal of Political Science vol. 1 No.1, Department of Political Science, ESUT, Nigeria



Ibiam O.E (2005) Federalism and Federations in a new World order: Enugu,

              John Jacobs Classic Publishers Ltd


Ibiam O.E (2005) Issues in Social welfare  Administration, Abakaliki,

Emmygraphics media Links and computer consults



Book Chapters

Ibiam, O.E. and Agha, E, O. (2016) Unmasking the Challenges and Prospects associated with Building Strong Innovative Academic Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial University in Nigeria; (in Building Entrepreneurial Universities in a Developing Economy; Issues, Challenges and Prospects) A Festschrift in Honour of Distinguished Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe; FUNAI Press, Federal University, Ndu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State Nigeria


Ibiam, O.E (2016) the Media and National Development among Third World Societies in the contemporary order of Globalization: lessons from Nigeria (In Ajaegbo. D.I and Ani K.J; Communication and contemporary historical developments in Nigeria) Essays in Honour of Elder Ngwoke, Ngwoke; Enugu, Abakaliki, De Joe Press

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