The Institute of Ecumenical Education (IECE) is a private Institute of the Catholic Church, situated at Thinkers Corner, Enugu State, Nigeria. Enugu, sharing the same name with its capital, is one of the 36 states of the country, located south-east of Nigeria. Although the southern part of the country is predominantly characterized by Christianity and Igbo culture, students from all over the country with different religious confession are welcome at the IEcE.
The Institute of Ecumenical Education(IECE) was founded in June 1980 by Rev. Fr. Prof. Stan Chinedu Anih. At the time Rev. Dr. M.U. Eneja was Bishop of the Enugu Diocese. The land on which the IECE is located today was purchased by Bishop Godfrey MaryPaul Okoye.
The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation (DDL) had their Novitiate on this property and later moved to another site. Rev. Fr. Prof. Stan Chinedu Anih, who was the founder of the IECE, was as well the first Provost of the Institute. He was followed by Rev. Fr. Dr. Christopher Ofordile, who took over in January 1998 as the second Provost until 2006.
From 2006 to2011, Rev. Prof. Dr. Anieke held the position. In June of 2011, Rev.Fr. Dr. Ignatius Emefoh was appointed the Provost of the Institute.
Presently, Rev. Prof. Dr. Christian Anieke is the Provost of the Institute and Rev. Fr. Otakagu is the Deputy Provost of the Institute.