Profile of the Dean


The Dean of the School is Dr. Solomon E. Mangvwat who had his early education at Baptist and Eklessiyar Kristi A Nigeria (EKAN) Primary Schools Mangu. He attended Boys’ Secondary School, Gindiri and Federal College of Arts and Science, Ogoja for his General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary Level and Advanced Level, respectively. He then proceeded to the University of Jos for his Bachelor’s degree in English and Post Graduate Diploma in Education. His quest for excellence saw him attending the University of Lagos and Brunel University London (UK) for the Master’s and Ph.D degrees respectively.

Dr. Mangvwat had taught in Community Secondary School, Etomi in Cross River State and Boys’ Secondary School, Gindiri before he joined the Federal College of Education, Pankshin. He once held the following posts: Head of Department of General Studies, Coordinator of Pre-NCE Programme, Personal Assistant (to two former Provosts), Secretary of Remedial Programme Committee, Member of the Governing Council of the College, and several other committee assignments.

He has published several articles in reputable peer reviewed journals, written or co-written nine books, presented lead papers and numerous conference papers at national and international conferences. He has served on the editorial boards of Pancen Journal of Education (PAJE), Eureka International Journal, NATECEP Journal and COEASU Journal of Educational Issues. He was a Consultant/Subject Specialist during the World Bank/Universal Basic Education PEP II Project. He is currently the Chairman, Committee of Deans of the College and holds membership of several College Committees. He also holds membership of the following associations: International Literacy Association (ILA), United States, The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), United Kingdom, National Association of Teachers of English in Colleges of Education and Polytechnics (NATECEP), Nigeria, and Eureka Academic Foundation, Nigeria. He is research interests include Reading Comprehension in ESL children; modern challenges in Teacher Education, Cognitive and decoding correlates of reading, handwriting, etc. Dr. Solomon E. Mangvwat is married to Tina and blessed with four children.