Veritas University Staff Directory

Chika Eucharia Eze B.A, M.Ed, PhD

Sr. Dr. Eucharia Eze is a religious sister of the Society of Holy Child Jesus and a senior lecturer in the College of Education, Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance and Counselling), Veritas University, Abuja. She holds a BA (Ed.) Curriculum and Teaching from University of Calabar, M.Ed. (Guidance and Counselling) from University of Calabar and PhD (Psychology) from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Republic of South Africa.  She has taught in Ghana at the Holy Child College as English and literary Studies teacher as well as served in the school’s counselling unit from 1995-98. Also at the Holy Child Teachers Training College from 1998-2000. Whislst in Ghana, she reached the post of Senior Superintendent of Education. She has served as the principal of St. Kizito Girls’ Secondary School, Duduguru- Narassawa State from 2000-2002. In addition, she has been the Vice Principal (Academics) of Loyola Jesuit College, Gidan Mangoro, FCT –Abuja from 2002-2005. In 2009 she started her PhD at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and graduated in April 2013 and commenced a two years post-doctoral fellowship, wherein she polished her research skills including team teaching some psychology and educational modules, particularly introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology and Spirituality, African Psychology, Psychology and Law etc. In July 2013, she did the full level I module of Clinical Pastoral Counselling (CPE) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has taught Counselling at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara- Kwa-Zulu Natal 2012-2014.

In 2015, she was employed by The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya (including its other constituent Colleges such as Tangaza University, Marist International University College, Psycho-Spiritual Institute) as a lecturer to Guidance and Counselling modules, HIV and Gender Counselling, Educational & Cognitive Psychology, Human Development modules, Advanced Research Methods in Psycho-Spirituality, Theories of Counselling and Practice, Supervision of Students’ Counselling Practicum, PhD module for Biological Basis of Human Behaviour etc. She has served as a consultant at Amani Counselling Centre, Nairobi- Kenya. As part of her lecturing experience she has supervised graduate and post-graduate thesis and as well served as Masters’ external examiner for College of Humanist, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal 2016-17.

Currently, she serves as peer reviewer for a number of local and international Journals as follows:

Alternation Journal,

Cogent Education,

Cogent Social Sciences,

Journal of Psychology in Africa,

Integrity Journal of Education and Training,

International Journal of Social Science Studies,

International Journal of Development and Sustainability,

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality,

Ubuntu Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation,

2012-2013 Postgraduate Conference of the University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Humanities, Howard College, Durban, South Africa,

Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa January 2015.

In addition, she serves as Editor for the following Journal :

Integrity Journal of Education and Training,

International Journal of Social Science Studies, and 

Guest Editor Ubuntu Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation December 2016.

Key Article Publications


  1. Eze, C., & Ombajo, E. (2017). Lecture Duration: A Risk Factor for        Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Integrity                  Journal of Education and Training, 1, 1-5.
  2. Eze, C. (2016). Childhood Sex Education Facilitating Zero                     HIV/AIDS Infection. Alternation 23 (2) 266-288 ISSN 1023-       1757
  3. Eze, C. (2016). Are men perpetrators of gender-based violence?          Ubuntu Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation, 5(2) 67-77.        ISSN: 2078-760X (print) 2050-4950 (Online)
  4. Eze, C., Lindegger, G.C., & Rakoczy, S. (2016). That Is What My           Grandmother Told My Mother: The Story Of Women Subordinate    Position. Cogent Social Sciences, 2:                                            1230969              (Online).
  5. Eze, C., Lindegger, G. C., & Rakoczy, S. (2016). Power relations              influencing Catholic religious sisters’ performance of identity: A study of intersubjective exchange in religious communities.           International Journal of Social Science Studies, 4 (5), 104-119.          ISSN 2324-8041 (Online).
  6. Eze, C., Lindegger, G. C., & Rakoczy, S. (2015). Is the Catholic              religious life family? The narrative identity of Nigerian Catholic   religious sisters. KUMEKUCHA- A Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 1 (1), 36-61.ISSN 2410-4493 (online).
  7. Eze, C. (2015). Women compromise in gender-based violence: the         case of counselling intervention. Journal of Nigerian Counselling  Association, 34 (2), 1-10
  8. Eze, C. (2015). Indigenizing counselling valuing the afterlife with                   the Igbo of south eastern Nigeria: a case for ino-uwa based               intervention. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25:2, 100-103.
  9. Eze, C., Lindegger, G.C., & Rakoczy, S (2014). Catholic Religious   Sisters’ Identity Dilemmas as Committed and Subjugated Workers:        A Narrative Approach. Review of Religious Research The Official Journal of the Religious Research Association (Springer). ISSN 0034-673X Rev Relig Res DOI 10.1007/s13644-014-0202-1
  10. Eze, C. (2014). Struggles and compromise: Nigerian Catholic                 religious sisters’ identity construction. Grace and Truth Article,       Journal of Southern Africa Catholic Review, 2, 69-83 
  11. Eze, C., Lindegger, G. C., & Rakoczy, S. (2013). Educational          development in Africa: The prospects and challenges of Catholic    religious sisters. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. Available at Volume 2 Number 2 (2013): Pages 1597-1613
  12. Eze, C., Lindegger, G.C., & Rakoczy, S. (2013). Is the Catholic Church    a safe space for religious sisters? Charting the African Terrain       using Three Case Studies. Scriptura, [S.I], v.112, p 1-15, Nov. 2013     ISSN 2305-445X. Available at                                                      doc:10.7833/112-0-72
  13. Eze, C., Lindegger, G.C., & Rakoczy, S. (2012). Catholic Religious          Sisters Construction of identity as Committed and Subjugated                   Workers: A Narrative Approach. In J. Wasserman & S. Reddy    (Eds.), Surveying student research in the humanities: proceedings of the 2012 Postgraduate Conference of the University of KwaZulu-