Director, Institute of Humanities

Mrs I. Awagu

Mrs Ifeyinwa Awagu joined the Institute of Humanities, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos in 2015. With over 25 years of experience in activism in human development, gender issues, family enrichment and youth development, she has facilitated many human development and family enrichment programs, as well as volunteered consultancy to pro-family and pro-life NGOs. She has worked with youths, empowering and helping them on the path to a fulfilling life and in fostering stability in family relationships. These endeavors culminated in a Papal recognition by, and an audience with Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

She holds an LL.B from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995. She earlier obtained B.A (Ed) English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1986. She has facilitated as well as participated in several training programmes within and outside the country, some of which are the leadership training at the Leadership Institute, Washington, DC; character development training by National Forum, Washington, DC; and training in human sexuality, reproductive health rights etc. in Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, Canada and the U.K. A member of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development and the Nigerian Bar Association; and has been actively involved in the accomplishments of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria) through its Lagos State Branch since 1999, as a member and an officer.

With an MSc in Psychology from the University of Lagos and an MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, she is a versatile academic. In her earlier career experience, she worked in various capacities namely, as a counsel in the law firm of Handel Okoli and Associates, as a principal counsel in I.V Awagu and Co and as a volunteer counselor at The Lagoon Secondary School Lagos. Her current research interest is in advocacy, policy and cultural studies in which she is supported by her immense academic and career experiences.

She is married and has children.