Religious and Cultural Studies

Dr. Chikodi J. Wachukwu

The Current Head of Department

Religious and Cultural Studies

The Department of Religious and Cultural Studies runs a four-year programme that leads to the award of B. A. (Hons) in Religious and Cultural Studies. 

It is aimed at skill development that will impart sound moral knowledge relevant to man to enable him understand the dynamics of the society and also to raise future leaders with societal values such that they can compete favourably with their contemporary in all fields of human endeavour. Apart from this, the Department is about to start Postgraduate Programmes in the seven areas such as African Indigenous Religion, Biblical Studies: Old and New Testaments, Church History, Islamic Studies, Religious Ethics, Sociology of Religion and Philosophy of Religion. 

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Dr. Chikodi J. WachukwuLecturer II /HODReligion and Society
Dr. Moses O. OkaiLecturer lSociology of
Dr. John C. OkokoLecturer IIPhilosophy of
Dr. Emmanuel E. AmadiLecturer IIAfrican Traditional
Dr. Emmanuel NheemeLecturer IIBiblical Studies Old
Dr. Anoriochi H. OgwunkaLecturer IICultural Tourism in African Traditional
Mr. Dandy EzeeliAssistant LecturerIslamic
Mr. Lolo F. Bob-ManuelAssistant LecturerSociology of
Mrs. Chioma. AmadiAdmin Officer
Mrs. Goodness LazarusAdmin Officer


The main duties and responsibilities of the Department is Teaching of students. The department also functions effectively by use of various committees, officers and coordinators such as Departmental Board, Postgraduate Board, Postgraduate Coordinator, Seminar coordinator, Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and open and Distance Education (ODE) Programmes Coordinators, Students Advisers, Examination Officer and Welfare Officer. There are two (2) Administrative Officers whose primary responsibility is administrative work. There is Head or Acting Head of Department appointed by University administration who reports directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.


The Department of Religious and Cultural Studies came into existence following the decisions of the Rivers State Government and the Senate of the University to establish programmes and courses that would appreciate the diversity of the human race and address the social, moral, cultural and religious gaps that are evident in contemporary society.

Currently Dr. (Ven.) Chikodi J. Wachukwu is the Acting Head of the Department. To make the history of the Department visible and palpable, the structure of the Department is better represented in the chart below:















The primary philosophy of the department is to produce and equip our graduands with the required knowledge and skills in Animal Production by providing them with relevant education in Animal Agriculture as applied to all stages and phases of production and distribution of both macro- and micro-livestock and their products. Additionally, our philosophy is driven-based on the vision of promoting intensive theoretical and practical (on farm and laboratory) training in sustainable livestock production. This is achievable through the mission of promoting innovative and industry driven, collaborative and sustainable research in the basic aspects of Animal Science using the approved curriculum with strong emphasis on professional standards. The ultimate goal being to produce skilled professional manpower well-equipped with comprehensive knowledge to produce the different livestock species relevant to the national and global animal production industry.


Animal Science Department programmes are primarily designed with the goal of producing graduates who possess sufficient knowledge and competence to effectively and efficiently perform the following:

  • Own and operate profitable ventures in animal production and its related fields
  • Function as high level technical staff in various facets of the Animal Industry.
  • Extend the technologies involved in optimal animal production to rural communities.
  • Develop innovative practices in Animal Agriculture through sound understanding of the principles and practices of animal husbandry.
  • Continue to learn and acquire additional skills as new technologies emerge
  • Undergo advance studies in Animal Science
  • Register and practice as professional with the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science.