Prof. A. E. Idyorough

Federal University, Lafia, Nigeria

Prof. Alamveabee Efihraim Idyorough

Pronounced: Alam. ve. Abeę     Efih. Ra. im        Idio. rou.

Place of Origin:
Prof. Dr Idyorough hails from Buruku LGA of Benue State.  He was born on Saturday 16th February 1952 at Tse-Gbaa; Maikahwan (near Wukari), Taraba State, Nigeria. He attended the Sudan United Mission Primary School at Sevav, Agwabi in Buruku LGA from 1961-1967.

Military Education and Career:
He enlisted into the Nigerian Army Engineers in December 1968 and earned the following medals:  General Service Medal (for a recognized service); Defence Service Medal; National Service Medal; Republic Service Medal. He also had the following army education qualifications: Army Engineers combatant AIII, (ii) Army Certificate of Education ACE II, (iii) Army Certificate of Education ACEI.

Private Studies for GCE:
He studied privately by hiring teachers and by correspondence with School of Careers, Lagos from 1971-1976 and earned WAEC GCE in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

University Education and Scholastic Honours:
He retired from the Nigerian Army Engineers in 1979 and proceeded to the University of Jos in 1979 where he first enrolled for the Diploma in Social Work for Development in which he excelled. After his Diploma, he went ahead to enrol into B.Sc. degree in Sociology. He also earned his M.Sc. and PhD in Sociology and M.Sc. Social Work. He is a Laureate of Social Science Academy of Nigeria Small Grants for Doctoral Thesis Writing, 1998, sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

Academic Career:
He was employed as a Graduate Assistant in October 1985 and rose to the rank of Professor in October 2005. He served as Coordinator Social Work Programme at UniJos, Director of Academic Planning UniJos, Dean of Social Sciences FULafia, and now HOD Department of Social Work FULafia. He is a Visiting Professor, Federal University Wukari, and Benue State University, Makurdi (Center for Food Technology and Research – Centre)

He has published 5 textbooks, 7 chapters in edited books and over 30 articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals both locally and internationally.

Marital Life:
Married to Mrs Mabel L. Idyorough with 7 children.