John-Okoria Ibhakewanlan, SJ, MA, PGCEi, PhD




John-Okoria Ibhakewanlan SJ. The Dialogue With Nature. UK: Author House, 2016


Articles Authored:

“A Constructivist Search for Knowledge and Truth” in International Journal of Philosophy and Theology,; March 2014, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp.115.

“Violence and the Language of Education in Africa”, in Journal of African Literature and Culture; August 2014, Issue 11, pp. 13-38; Progeny Press.

“Towards an African Community-Based Research Methodology”, in Sage Publications, SO-14-0901.R1, 2015.

"EVOLVING A CONSENT-BASED SEXUAL ENCOUNTER" by John-Okoria Ibhakewanlan, published December 2017 (

Conference Papers:

“The Private Schools and Quality Assurance” 29 November 2007. “The NAPPS (National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools) 2007 Dinner and Award-night.” Online Link:

 “Costheanthropic Learning: Indigenous Knowledge as Knowledge of the Indigent” 13 July 2012. Postgraduate Research Conference University of Nottingham Postgraduate Research Conference. Online Link: 

Seminar Presented:

Topic: “Towards Cultural Responsiveness in Education” 29October 2013. Learning Science Research Institute, University of Nottingham

Research Reports Submitted:

“Investigating Assessment in Education for Employability and Personal Development” A multi-campus study (UK, Malaysia and China) based on students’experience.

Research Team: Dr. Sarah Speight and John-Okoria Ibhakewanlan.

Date Submitted: May 2014.

On Behalf of: The Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA).

“School Improvement Strategy for St. Gregory’s College” A School Review and intervention

Project Sponsor: The Old Boys Association 68-72/74

Date Submitted: November 2016

On Behalf of: St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Recent Speeches and Talks Delivered:

“Be the Change You Would Want to See Around You” 9 July 2016. Holy Child College 2016 Graduation Ceremony

 Online Link:

 Venue: Holy Child College, Ikoyi, Lagos

 “The 21st Century School – Creating Value for All” 9 December 2016. CIS Strategic Board Retreat

Online Link:

Venue: Radisson BLU, Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

“Financial Viability – The Commercial Side of Running a School” 10 December 2016. CIS Strategic Board Retreat

Online Link:

Venue: Radisson BLU, Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos


Store Manager                Good Business Company, Benin-City, Nigeria                      (1989-1990)

Project Director               Joseph House Ministry, Nigeria                                         (1990-1991)

Teacher                        Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria                                   (1996-1999)

Deacon                          St. Ignatius Parish, London, England                                 (2002-2003)

Administrator                  St. Ignatius Institute (Jesuit Novitiate) Nigeria                    (2003-2005)

Principal                        Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria                                   (2006-2007)

President & Principal       Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria                                   (2007-2011)

Assistant Editor              Jubilee Press, University of Nottingham                               (2012-2013)

Researcher                    NAA Multi-Campus (China, Malysia and Nottingham) Assessment  Evaluation  (2014)                                                         

Director of Development              Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Nigeria       (2015-2016)

Resource Person                         Planning and Implementation Committee of the      (2016-2017)

Proposed Loyola Jesuit University in Nigeria

Presidential Scholar in Residence              Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington                         (2017)



Visiting Faculty

Rev. Prof. Raphael Wanjohi, PhB, MA, PhD, D.Min  Moral Theology

Rev. Miguel Angelo Garcia, SJ, SSL, SSD  Scripture: Old Testament

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD  Church History

Rt. Rev. Rodrigo Mejia, SJ, Ph. L, STD  Pastoral Theology

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD Church History

Dr. Robert Lezohupski, OFM  Canon Law

Dr. Sr. Noelina Nakato   Canon Law

Rev. Chrispine Ouma  Pastoral Theology

Mr. Maurice Owinyo  Scripture

Sr. Mary Nzilani Wambua   Scripture

Prof. Albert Mundele, STD   Scripture

Rev. Dr. Nicholas Segeja   Pastoral Theology

Rev. Dr. Patrick Thawale   Sacramental Theology

Prof. Jean-Claude Loba   Scripture

Rev. Joseph Healey, MM, Mth, MA   Pastoral Theology