Dean’s Profile

Rosemary Ogochukwu Igbo is a Professor of Adult and Non-formal Education at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi State Nigeria. A citizen of Nigeria, born on 15thJuly, 1961 in Onicha-ugbo, Delta State. She earned a Bachelors degree in Foundations of Education and MEd degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from the University of Nigeria. She also obtained MEd and PhD degrees in Adult & Non-formal Education from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, and Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) in Home Economics (Vocational Education) from Federal College of Education, Katsina; an affiliate of Bayero University, Kano Nigeria. She attended Baptist Girls High School and Pilgrims Baptist Primary School, both in Agbor, Delta State Nigeria. She also attended CAC Mission School, Benin-City.

She has facilitated and presented her researches at conferences, workshops and forums organized by:

  • United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Pan Commonwealth of Learning
  • University of Bloomsburg Pennsylvania USA
  • IJAS Harvard University USA
  • Afro-Euro Centre for Development Studies Granada Spain
  • Ghana HealthPhysical Education Recreation and Dance Network
  • University of Cape coast, Cape coast
  • African Council for Distance Education, Nairobi Kenya
  • International Centre for Development Affairs, Nigeria
  • Nigerian National Council for Adult Education,
  • Nigerian Cooperative of Adult Education Practitioners
  • Forum for African Women Educationalists
  • African Society for Social Research
  • African Association of Teaching and Learning
  • Women Resource Education Centre
  • Nigerian Association for Educational Media and Technology Education
  • Nigerian Convention of Technology Education
  • National Association of Educational Administrators in Nigeria
  • Nigeria Association of Teachers
  • Association for Quality Education in Nigeria
  • HURIA: Open University of Tanzania
  • Open University of Zimbabwe
  • National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non-formal Education
  • World Convention of Guidance Counselors
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Ladies of Ivory Tower Organization
  • Others

Rosemary has authorship of nine educational texts, chapters in eleven books and fifty-two journal publications. In 26 years of University teaching and 10 years at the basic/secondary levels, she has provided quality academic leadership. She has also participated in researches of high impact as Lecturer, Editor, Head of department, Director, Coordinator of various units, programmes and segments in her field. She currently teaches Adult and Non-formal Education Research Methods and Data Processing, while doubling as Chairman, International Centre for Development Affairs (ICDA); the facilitating agency for Central Bank of Nigeria Entrepreneurship Development  Centre (SEEDC) in the South-East. Her researches focus on development issues that include Non-formal education ventures, Gender concerns and Literacy efforts.

She has served in numerous university committees in Nigeria and abroad. She was the Head of Department of Continuing Education and Community Development, IBB University Lapai and Head of Department of Educational Foundations, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. External Assessor to University of Cape Coast; Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island; University of Port Harcourt; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri; Bayero University, Kano and the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Prof Rosemary Ogochukwu Igbo is Married to Prof Eddiefloyd Maduabuchi Igbo, a Professor of Criminology. They have four adult children namely: Floyd, Thelma, Westley and Bradley Igbo.