Dr. Chika J. B. Gabriel Okpalike is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Human Relations. He specialized in African Traditional Religion and African Philosophy (Mysticism and Metaphysics); he researches and lectures in related areas.
Undergraduate Qualifications
B. Phil., BA (Philosophy), BA (Theology)
Postgraduate Qualifications
MA (African Philosophy), MA (African Traditional Religion), PhD (African Traditional Religion)
Books Published
Ichuaja in Igbo Traditional Religion, New York: IUniverse Publishers.

Boniface the Strong: Social and Religious Connections and Disconnections of a Twentieth Century Igbo, Enugu: Pearl Functions Limited

1. “A Critique of Western Education and Search for a Functional and Environment Based African Education”. American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 4, No. 11; (November 2014), pp. 178-185
2.Amosu as Life Force in Igbo (African) Mythology. Ofo: Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, (2014)
3. The Christological Model Of Jesus As Folk: A Challenge To Christian Leadership In Nigeria. International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition, Vol. 6 (2014), pp. 85-98,
4. The Transformation of “African Mentality” as Fundamental to the Development of African Societies. American International Journal of Contemporary Research (AIJCR), 4, 10, 79–86
5. Faith in a Fourth Religion as Intrinsic in the Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria. American International Journal of Contemporary Research (AIJCR)
6. The Re-Birth of African Moral Traditions as Key to the Development of Sub-Saharan Africa: The Igbo Paradigm. Journal of International Education and Leadership, 5, 1, (pp. 1 - 15)
7. Ethnic Diversity as Tool of Good Governance in Nigerian Political Dialectics. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 6, (pp. 142 - 151)
8. The Contributions of the Christian Missionaries in Building the Nigerian Nation, 1840-1960. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
9. The Missionary Twist in the Development of the Igbo Identity: The Dialectics of Change and Continuity. International Journal of Literature, Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Studies
10. Oganihu Ndiigbo: Through the Socio-Existential Forces of Ikeoha and Ikeotuonye. UNIZIK Journal of Arts and Humanities
11. Onweonye: Introducing the Concept of Self-Personhood in Igbo Ontology, International Journal of Philosophy
Previous Employment
i. Lecturer, Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Okpuno, Awka, Nigeria (An Affiliate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria). 2004-2008