The Department of English and Literary Studies is one of the four departments that took off at the inception of the college. The department offers courses in both English language and Literature to both NCE Regular and Sandwich students and also Pre-NCE students.
With the establishment of the Degree Unit in affiliation with the University of Calabar, the department also offer courses in English language and Literature to Degree Students. The department has graduated students who are worthy in character and learning and are performing creditably well in their various places of work.
The courses offered in the department are geared towards;
The worthy efforts of Rev. Fashonu, the first head of department culminated later into having the following as heads in the department;
|1||Late Chief (Dr.) Eugene, Ushingianye Ibli||1993 - 1998|
|2||Late Mr. Gabriel Ugbe||1998 - 2002|
|3||Dr. Godwin Ogar||2002 - 2005|
|4||Dr. Agu Patrick Ohiero||2005 - 2011|
|5||Mr. Tondo Samuel A||2011 - 2012|
|6||Mr. Ako, Peter Atem||2012 - 2016|
|1.||Dr. Godwin Ogar||Chief Lecturer|
|2.||Mr. Ako Peter Atem||Chief Lecturer|
|3.||Mr. Tondo Samuel A.||Chief Lecturer|
|4.||Mr. Ayeri Ofre Orim||Chief Lecturer|
|5.||Dr. Hisham Aliyu Mohammed||Principal Lecturer|
|6.||Mr. Ekunke Emmanuel E.||Lecturer I|
|7.||Dr. Diwa, Raphael O.||Lecturer I|
|8.||Mrs. Vin-Ushie Scholastica||Lecturer I|
|9.||Mrs. Udie Francis U.||Lecturer I|
|10.||Mr. Akongwale Napoleon||Lecturer II|
|11.||Mr. Eyam, Emmanuel N.||Lecturer II|
|12.||Mr. Udie, Paul Ugeh||Lecturer II|
|13.||Mr. Odzang Emmanuel||Lecturer II|
|14.||Mr. Anake Charles||Contract Staff|
|15.||Rev. Sister (Dr) Atsu Maria, Eunice||Lecturer I|
|2.||Mrs. Shiyam Christiana Afebanye||A.O. II|
|3.||Ayeni Fidelis||Chief Clerical Officer|
|4.||Ukwondi Clement||Chief Officer|
In order to maintain high standards in the teaching and learning of English and Literature in English, all academic staff have embarked on further studies at the Masters and Doctorate level which has produced positive results. Apart from furthering their education, they have also participated in national and international conferences, seminars and workshop, which has impacted positively in their methods of teaching and skill development. Some lecturers in the department are enjoying TETFUND sponsorship in various higher institutions in the country and abroad.
One of the greatest pride in the department is the allocation of a permanent building in the college now used as department of English which does not only provide accommodation for both teaching and non-teaching staff but also provides a spacious comfortable well literature hall that makes teaching and learning very effective and successful.
The department also enjoy the services of a well equipped digital language laboratory used in teaching English related courses such as speech work (phonology and phonetics).
The department is grateful to college management for the laudable contributions made to the department which has helped to boost the morale of both staff and students.
Long live Federal College of Education, Obudu
Long live College Management
Long live Department of English
Mr. Ako, Peter Atem