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Prof. Steve Chidi Nwokeocha






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About Prof. Steve Chidi Nwokeocha

Steve Nwokeocha is a Professor of Sociology of Education, Department of Sociology, University of Calabar, and an Adjunct Professor at the International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya (www. Appointed into the Federal Service of Nigeria on April 1, 1990, as a Lecturer in the Federal College of Education system, he has served meritoriously for over thirty years. He was previously the Director of Professional Operations, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Education), and Professor at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria. He also held positions of Chair and member of several Ministerial Committees on Education, member of the National Council on Education, and member of the Governing Board of the National Commission for Nomadic Education, among others. He is a world-renowned education expert and currently the Executive Director (Academics), Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities, the intergovernmental umbrella of the Ministries of Education, and national agencies regulating Teaching in Africa. Furthermore, he is Africa’s representative in the Executive Committee of the World Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities; member of the United Nations International Teacher Task Force; Co-Chair of the African Union Teacher Development Cluster; Member of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) Implementation Team; Member of the African Union Advisory Group on the African Continental Qualification Framework; and Member of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Technical Advisory Panel on the International Standard Classification of Teacher Education. Over the years, he has been appointed as International Expert on Education by various international organizations to lead the development and implementation of education policies in various parts of Africa and the world. The organizations include UNESCO Headquarters Paris and UNESCO Regional Offices in Africa, African Union Commission, European Union Delegation, Commonwealth Secretariat, and UK/DFID, and others. Some of his international research and development engagements in the year 2021 include the following: He is the International Expert leading the development of Teacher Licensure Examinations for the Republic of Sierra Leone, an European Union Project. He is UNESCO Paris’ International Expert leading the establishment of a National Teaching Council in St. Kitts and Nevis, in the Caribbean. He is the Advisor of the Multinational Consortium appointed by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada to implement the “Connected Learning for Teacher Capacity Building in STEM” Project across selected African and Asian countries. Two Nigerian leading national newspapers honored him as “One of Nigeria’s 50 Outstanding Professionals” – i.e. ThisDay Newspaper (2011) and Guardian Newspapers (2014). In consideration of his role in the regulation of Teaching globally, AFTRA awarded him a Fellowship and Life Membership of the Federation. He is also a Fellow of the College of Teachers, London; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management; and a Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria; among others. He is a member of the Nigerian Academy of Education; a member of the British Sociological Association; a member of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association; and a member of the Association of Sociologists of Education of Nigeria. He has the following academic qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons.) Sociology (1988), University of Calabar; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (1993), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and M.Sc. Sociology (1994), Ph.D. Sociology (1998), and Master of Business Administration (2002) of the Bayero University, Kano. He has traveled to many parts of the world for international conferences and the development and implementation of educational policies. He has over 70 publications which include books, journals articles, book chapters, published conference papers, and technical reports.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B. Sc. SociologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19841988
M. Sc. SociologyBayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria19901993
Post Graduate Diploma in EducationAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria19901993
PhD SociologyBayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria19941998
MBABayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria20002003

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