Our Committee

The Children’s Centre Committee of the University Women’s Association is made up of women who bring varied professional and academic expertise and their talents and interests to this voluntary service. Among them are academics, librarians, educators, and medical personnel.


Dr. Ngozi Osadebe – Chair; Secretary 2002-2018.  Senior Librarian in the University Library, heading special needs section. Coordinator of the “Cubs” Reading/Football Club; organizer of children’s programs and literacy activities; member of the library and prison library sub-committees, playground development committee.  Ph. D degree on hearing-impaired students received award as the best in Nigerian library schools for 2016possesses Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Professional Diploma in Computer Studies and Master of Business Administration Degrees; received University of Nigeria, Nsukka Excellence Performance Award, 2017. E-mail: ngozi.osadebe@unn.edu.ng.

Prof. Josephine Nkiru-Edna Alumanah – Vice-Chair.  Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (retired).  Founding Mother of Children’s Centre; active in children’s programs, youth forum, and the motherless babies project; caroling coordinator.  E-mail: joalumanah@yahoo.com 

 

Dr. Grace Uchechi Onyebuchi – Secretary;  Lecturer II in the Dept. of Library and Information Science with special interest in information literacy.  Leader in the committee’s schools and prison library outreach; member of sub-committees on  school libraries, website and social media; organizer of events and holiday programs, and literacy and creative writing workshops.  PhD on entrepreneurship improvement through secondary school library-based comic writing programs. E-mail: grace.onyebuchi@unn.edu.ng.

Dr. Victoria Nwamaka Okafor – Treasurer; former Financial Secretary of UWA; Deputy University Librarian, presently heading physical challenged and branch libraries division; areas of interest are bibliometric studies, scholarly publishing, open access studies, information seeking and user studies; editor of Review of Information Science and Technology Journal.  E-mail: victoria.okafor@unn.edu.ng

Elizabeth Babarinde – Asst. Secretary/Financial Secretary; Librarian at Children’s Centre, Assistant Lecturer in Library & Information Science.  Active in schools outreach and vacation programs, research on social media and reading promotion; served in Children’s Centre during her National Youth Service in 2006. E-mail: elizabeth.babarinde@unn.edu.ng

 

Prof. Virginia (Jill) Dike – Senior Member; Immediate Past Chair (2002;2018); University Professor (retired) in Library and Information Science (specializing in children’s literature and school librarianship). Founding Mother of Children’s Centre;  Chair of the library committee from 1978-2002; Secretary of the Children’s Centre Committee, 1985-1992Member of the library, prison library and schools outreach sub- committees; member of the equipment and playground development committees; financial secretary of UWA, 1976-79; treasurer, 1993-97. Initiator and coordinator of the library as a teaching laboratory for library and information science and base for outreach programs. Received University of Nigeria distinguished service award in 2004 for contributions to Children’s Centre.  E-mail: virginiadike@gmail.com.

Dr. Amaka Ejikeme – President, University Women’s Association (UWA); Principal Librarian in the university library; Ph.D. degree in library and information science was an experimental study linking use of drama to information acquisition and attitude to social issues. Member of Children’s Day celebration and long vacation committees; organized book club for youth; caroling coordinator. E-mail: anthonia.ejikeme@unn.edu.ng.

 

Prof. Nancy Achebe – Head, Dept. of Library and Information Science; assigns and supervises Children’s Centre library staff and oversees student practicals; was honored as a Founding Mother for her contributions in the 1980s before moving to Enugu; returned to Nsukka and rejoined the committee in 2016.  E-mail: nancy.achebe@unn.edu.ng.

Dr. Margaret Ngwuchukwu – Member; Senior Lecturer in Department of Library and Information Science, with Ph.D on agency involvement in primary school library development in Southeast Nigeria, 1980-2010. Organizer of library science student practicals; active in library outreach to the prison and schools, story hour and activity programs; former CCL librarian.   Email: margaret.ngwuchukwu@unn.edu.ng.  ***

Helen Nneka Eke Okpala– Member; convener of sub-committee on website and social media; librarian in university library; Ph.D. student in library and information science, with specialization in digital resources and services; NIA graduate and peer educator trainer on HIV and AIDS issues; involved in vacation programmes (dance, singing, computer) and the Virtual Water Summit. E-mail: helen.eke@unn.edu.ng.

Ify Evangel Obim – Member; Lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Science; active in prisons visitation volunteer group and the school library outreach program; member, sub-committee on social media. Email:ify.obim@unn.edu.ng

 

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Judith Ezugwu – Member from 2017; Ph.D student of Department of Library and Information Science; active in school library outreach and children’s programs.  Research interest is promoting information literacy competency of early childhood teachers in Enugu state, Nigeria.  Email: jlezugwu@gmail.com

 

Prof. Grace Anyanwu – Member since the 1980s; University Professor (retired) in home science and child and family studies, with specialization in child development. Founding Mother of Children’s Centre; served as committee secretary; former vice-president of UWA. chair of playground development committee; member of the Psycho-Educational Testing Services committee (specializing in reading development) and prison library sub-committee; active in creative arts, puppetry, cookery and youth forum.

Beatrice Ewa – Member since 2014; staff of the University Library, presently serving as ACCAI-UNN Principal Library Officer and studying for a Masters Degree (MLS) in Library and Information Science Department; caroling coordinator for Zone IV; active in story hour and children’s library activities. E–mail: beatrice.ewa@unn.edu.ng.

 

Chika Madumere – Member since 2015; Librarian at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria. Active in Children Centre activities such as story hour, club activities, holiday activities and special events. E-mail: chika.madumere@unn.edu.ng.

 

 

Chizoba Obianuju Oranu – Member since 2016; Academic staff of Department of Agricultural Economics. Interested in child development; organizer of children’s activities; member of sub-committee on website and social media. E-mail: chizoba.oranu@unn.edu.ng

 

Evangeline Nwankwo – Member since 2018; Asst. Lecturer in Department of Library & Information Science.  Participates in story and music hour with children. E-mail:  Evangeline.nwankwo@unn.edu.ng.

 

Chiazo Igboeli – is a member of the since the 1980s; retired University Lecturer in health education; active in the motherless babies project, vacation activities, and youth forum; convener of Women’s Book Club

 

.Dr. Alice Okore – Member; Deputy University Librarian; former Financial Secretary of UWA; active in library and other committee matters; active in schools outreach; caroling coordinator. E-mail: alice.okore@unn.edu.ng.

 

 

Prof. Uche Agwagah – Member; University Professor of Mathematics Education; President of the University Women’s Association from 1997-2001; as President of UWA, initiated programs with university students and the prison outreach. E-mail: uche.agwagah@unn.edu.ng

 

Prof. Chinwe Ezeani – Member; University Librarian. Past coordinator of vacation programs, active in story hour and other library activities member of equipment development committee;. E-mail: chinwe.ezeani@unn.edu.ng ***

 

Fidelia Asiegbu – Member; Librarian in the university library; member of Psycho-Educational Testing Services committee; member of equipment and landscaping development committees; active in organizing vacation programs, visits to Motherless Babies Home, and excursions.  E-mail: fidelia.asiegbu@unn.edu.ng.

 

Mrs. Ngozi Mamah – Member; Secondary School Teacher and masters student in library and information science; active as leader in vacation programs; caroling coordinator.

 

 

 Mrs. Ezinne Njoku – Member; Senior Librarian in University Library and Ph.D student in library and information science; active as vacation programs, especially in cookery; active in storyhour and other library activities. Email: ezinne.njoku@unn.edu.ng

 

Dr. Ngozi Justina Ekere – Member; Librarian with the university library; UWA asst. secretary (2010-12); UWA representative on the university staff school board (2010). E-mail: uchengozi_ucngozi@yahoo.com.

 

Adizetu Ali – Member, She joined the committee 2017; She is currently a Librarian I in the University of Nigeria Library; She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Library and

Prof. Julie Ibiam – Member; University Professor in childhood education; former chair of Psycho-Educational Testing Services committee. E-mail: julie.ibiam@unn.edu.ng.

 

Dr. Charity Okide – Member; Lecturer in adult education; member of the landscaping development committee; active in children’s programs and other activities. E-mail: charity.okide@unn.edu.ng