First Year Students
Atabong is from the South West Region of Cameroon. He holds a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea. His research interests are child learning and behavior study.
Quote “ You only get remembered when you got a name ” Shamele Mackie
Ifeoluwa was born in Ede, South Western Nigeria. Since completing a bachelor’s program in political science at the University of Ibadan, he has taught in the department of Local Government Studies at Nasarawa State Polytechnic; worked as a Research Assistant at the African Policy Research Institute; and served as a field agent for the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria. His research interests revolve around comparative political institutions, and he currently seeks to interrogate democracy and stability in deeply divided societies in Africa using a historical institutionalist approach.
Quote: “ The world is large” – Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart
Musa was born in Bansang, Central River Region, The Gambia. He holds an undergraduate degree in Development Studies and a minor in Economics from the University of The Gambia (UTG). He has worked with one Micro- financial institution in The Gambia called Supersonicz Financial Limited. His research focus will be centered on the environment.
Quote: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin
Jerry Gaba is a native of the Volta Region of Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Communication from the African University College of Communications and, a Diploma in Information System Management from the Institute for the Management of Information System in the United Kingdom. His research interest is in using the African military as a tool for sustainable development.
Quote: “ Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better ” Albert Einstein.
Josephine Njeri Mwangi
Josephine comes from Kenya. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education Arts teaching subjects Geography and Kiswahili from Moi University, Kenya. She has also studied Certified Public Accountants(CPA). Her research interest is in education in hope to specialize in mental health, counseling and behavior study.
Quote: ' 'The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose."Dr Myles Munroe
Joshua is from Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He speaks English and Twi. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2014 and served as a Teaching Assistant in the History and Political Science Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political Science. His research interest is in conflicts in Africa.
Where determination is predominant, failure cannot dismantle the flag of success.
Kiyieih Emmanuella Nyamnjoh
Emmanuella was born in Cameroon in the NorthWest Province – Bamenda. She holds a BA in Gender Studies and Social Development and an Honors Degree in Gender and Transformation from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He research interests revolve around identity formation through media representations of women and beauty, as well as women's responses to culture and gender-based violence in patriarchal traditions.
Quote: " You must be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi.
Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe
Oumar holds a bachelor degree in Anglophone African Literature and Civilization from the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He is a Fulbright Scholar. His research interests include literature and civilization, education and development in the Third World Countries with a special focus on girl child education in rural areas.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Second Year Students
Anima Dorcas Donkor
Bakari K. Lumumba
Presently at Ohio University African Studies' MA Program, he is interested in exploring a variety of fields related to African history, politics, literature and development studies that would be very relevant to help determine the African identity and then boost development all around the continent
Quote: ''Africa can and will only advance through African integration, which can be realized through the Federal United States of Africa'' Cheikh Anta DIOP