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Student Affairs Division

Dr.(Mrs.) Charity E. Maxwell: A Passionate Educator and Researcher in Library and Information Science

Education and Qualifications
Dr. (Mrs.) Charity E. Maxwell is a highly accomplished Associate Professor with a distinguished academic background in Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). She began her academic journey at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she earned a Diploma, a Bachelor’s degree, and a Master’s degree, all in LIS. She further expanded her expertise by obtaining a Ph.D. in LIS from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Demonstrating her dedication to continuous learning, Dr. Maxwell holds additional postgraduate diplomas in Education (PGDE) from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, and Computer Science (PGDCS) from Kogi State University, Anyigba.

Professional Experience
Dr. (Mrs.) Maxwell brings a wealth of experience to her role as an Associate Professor. She is currently the Acting Dean of Students Affairs and a lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Technology in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State. Notably, her experience extends beyond Nigeria, encompassing a position at Kampala International University in Uganda, East Africa.

Throughout her career, Dr. (Mrs.) Maxwell has held diverse roles within the university structure. She has served in the university library, as Head of the E-Library, and as Head of Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) . She has actively participated in various university committees and has served as a JAMB Supervisor and Coordinator.

Research and Expertise
Dr. Maxwell is a passionate researcher with a focus on Users Studies, ICT applications in Libraries, and blended learning. She has published a substantial number of scholarly articles in respected peer-reviewed journals, both internationally and locally. Her dedication to the field is further evidenced by her roles as a reviewer for scholarly publishers and an editor for faculty publications.

Professional Affiliations
Dr. (Mrs.) Maxwell actively contributes to the advancement of her field through her memberships in various professional bodies. These include the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), the Nigerian Library Association Information & Communication Technology Section (NLA-ICT Section), the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (CLN) as a chartered member, the National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE), Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT) – Kogi Chapter, and the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) – Kogi State Chapter. She also maintains affiliations with religious and cultural associations.
Key Strengths

Dr. Charity E. Maxwell is an exemplary educator and researcher, dedicated to advancing the field of Library and Information Science. Her extensive experience, combined with her passion and commitment, make her a valuable asset. ‎

On behalf of the Student Affairs Division (SAD), I warmly welcome you to the Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi. As the Director of Student Affairs, it is my pleasure to lead a team dedicated to supporting your academic, personal, and professional growth. Our department is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive campus community that fosters student success, well-being, and development.


Ag. Dean, Student Affairs, FUTIA

Dr (Mrs.) Charity E Maxwell


The Students Affairs Division (SAD) was established in July 2023, ahead of the arrival of our pioneer students in September 2023. Our goals include:

  • Providing Comprehensive Support to Students in all aspects of their lives,
  • Fostering a nurturing and inclusive Campus Community,
  • Promoting students engagement and Leadership Development,
  • Enhancing the overall student experience at FUTIA,

Programs and Services

To achieve these goals, we offer a variety of programs and services, including but not limited to:

  1. Academic advising and counseling,
  2. Career guidance and placement services,
  3. Mental Health support and Counseling,
  4. Family and Social Services,
  5. Student Leadership and Development Programs


  1. Dedicated and Experienced Staff
  2. Comprehensive Support Services,
  3. Collaborative Partnerships with Academic Departments and Campus Organizations
  1. Academic Advising and Counseling
  2. Career workshops and Job fairs
  3. Mental Health Screenings and Counseling Sessions
  4. Family Support Services
  5. Leadership Training and Development Programs
  1. Establishment of the Student Affairs Division July, 2023,
  2. Launch of Key Support Programs and Services,
  3. Positive feedback and Testimonials from students,
  4. Students Welfare Committee,
  5. Student Disciplinary Committee
  6. Hostel/Hall management committee,
  7. Matriculation of the First set of Students
  8. Orientation, awareness creation and sensitization of the students
  9. Individual Counseling


Student Affairs Division of FUTIA foster students of this great institution on the following objectives

  1. To empower students to thrive academically, personally, and professionally by providing comprehensive support services and fostering a nurturing campus community,
  2. To succeed by cultivating and empowering connections, engagements and active learning to prepare them for campus leaders and global citizens,
  3. To help students to strive constantly to be the best they can be in their studies and other areas,
  4. To inculcate the mindset of serving others and making others comfortable.





  • To be a leading model of excellence in student affairs, recognized for our commitment to student success and well-being,
  • To inspire and transform the campus life experience of students through co- curricular engagements, building community and belongingness and supporting a healthy well-being as the students achieve all-round success in life.
  • Committed to transforming students life in FUTIA through creating a safe inclusive and vibrant learning community.






  1. Provide personalized support to address the diverse needs of our students,
  2. Foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and collaboration,
  3. Continuously evaluate and improve our programs and services to meet the evolving needs of our student population
  1. Enhance outreach and accessibility of support services,
  2. Strengthen partnerships with academic departments and campus organizations,
  3. Implement innovative programs to promote student engagement and success

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Students Affairs Division office or through a dedicated line that will be inserted later.

 We are here to support you on your journey at FUTIA.