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Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor


Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor

Doctor Sylvester Emeka Igwe was born on 4th September 1968. He hails from Agbudu in Awgu Local Government. Area of Enugu State.

He had his secondary education at the Government Secondary School, Gwandu in the present day Kebbi State, where he obtained West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1986. He went further to the University of Nigeria and bagged a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) B.MR (PT.)degree, Master of Science (M.Sc in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Rehabilitation) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Rehabilitation), respectively in 1995, 2003 and 2015. Dr Igwe also delved into the discipline of Education achieving in the process Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE),Master of Education (M.Ed) (Phil. For Children) and Doctor of Education degrees (Ed.D) from the Montclair State University/IAPC/AICCACCOI programme, USA, respectively in 2004, 2005 and 2008.

Sylvester Emeka Igwe has widely published in reputable local and international journals, co-authored and edited five books of both professional and general interest. He also has attended and presented papers at both local and international conferences.

Services prior to Appointment

Before his appointment as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Coal City University, he held the following academic, administrative, community service and professional positions, some of which are still on-going:

  • Senior Lecturer/Ag. Head of Department, (5-Tenures)

    Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus.

  • Secretary, Board of Trustees, Coal City University, Enugu. - to Date
  • Secretary, Fr. Prof. Stan Anih (Profsca) Foundation 2013 - to Date
  • Secretary of Governing Council, African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education, Enugu. - to Date
  • Chairman Board of Directors, Winsophia Group of Schools, Enugu 2013 - to Date
  • Member, Governing Board of the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria (MRTB) 2013 – 2015
  • Provost, African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education (ATCOICOE), Enugu.
  • Postgraduate (M.Sc) Supervisor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - to Date
  • Chairman, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, UNN, Fund Raising Committee, 2016 – Date
  • Faculty(FHST) Representative, N.N Senate Sports Committee, 2016 – 2017

Membership/ Fellowship

  • Member of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba, (KSM)
  • Member Association of African Philosophers for Children.
  • Justice of the Peace Enugu State, Nigeria (JP)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration (FIIA)
  • Patron Nigerian Legion, Enugu State Council

Some Awards

  • Outstanding Rotaractor of the Year 1992.
  • Medical Noble Award (NIIA), 2009.
  • Vocational Service Award for Excellence (Rotary Club of Enugu GRA) 2010.
  • Vocational/Community Service Award (Ladies of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, Onitsha Metropolitan Council) 2015.
  • Archivers Award, Coal City FM, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Enugu Zone, 2016.
  • Recognition of Commitment and Contribution to Professional Growth Award by the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration) Board of Nigeria (MRTB), 2017.

Sylvester Emeka Igwe, PhD is married to Lady Magdalyn Oby Igwe, B.Ed, M.Ed who is a renowned educationist, author and teacher, Director of Educational Technology and former Dean School of Education of the ATCOI College of Education, Enugu. These two scholars are blessed with five lovely children.