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International Conference Of School Of General Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

 

Theme

GENERAL STUDIES IN 21ST CENTURY AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

Date

February 26 – March 1, 2017

Venue

Theatre A,

School of General Studies Building, University of Nigeria Nsukka

 

Arrival                             Departure

Sun., February 26, 2017       Wed. March 1, 2017
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS

Dynamism defines the whole of reality. This means that all aspects of reality are constantly changing. When these changes are considered to lead to improvements in the well-being of human beings in societies, it is said that there is development in such societies. The African continent, considered as a single society, has been experiencing development crises. To worsen these crises, several sections of the African society are experiencing various forms of unrest and displacement of citizens as a result of religiously-biased attacks, civil unrest against bad leadership, and so on. These are very unfortunate situations; and they are worsened by two problems. The first is the fact that many young people in most African societies have mistakenly understood the predominant bad political leadership as though it is the best. The second is that many young people see human values and norms only from the point of view of their immediate cultural values and norms. The above two problems have continued to have huge negative impacts on human existence in Africa. These problems are the issues the organizers of this conference considered worth addressing. What is striking is that in the views of the conference organizers, the Schools and Institutes of General Studies in tertiary institutions are very handy platforms for addressing the above problems and others related to or resulting from them. For these reasons, the organizers of this conference hope that the conference will provide opportunities for scholars, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, academics, and University students, to consider how the General Studies courses can be used more consciously to bring about desirable changes to better prepare young Africans for the task of sustainable development in the 21st century African societies. On the basis of the above clarifications, presenters and participants are expected to address the issues on the theme/sub-themes of this conference.
SUB-THEMES

·  General Studies and Responsible Citizenship in 21st Century Africa

·  Language in Terrorism and Conflict Management

·  General Studies, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Initiatives

·  General Studies, New/Social Media and Mass Mobilization

·  General Studies, and Library and Information Services

·  General Studies, Creative Arts and Image Projection

·  General Studies and Nigerian Theatre

·  General Studies, Culture and Cohesion in Contemporary Global Society

·  General Studies, Youth Restiveness and National Image

·  General Studies, Education and Research

·  General Studies, Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Problems

·  General Studies, Gender and Gender Politics

·  General Studies and the Challenges of Good Governance

·  General Studies and Value Re-orientation for National Development

·  General Studies and Work Ethics

·  General Studies and Language Dilemma

·  General Studies and Literary Criticism

·  General Studies and Climate Change

·  General Studies and Security Issues

·  General Studies and Peace/Conflict Issues

·  General Studies and Contemporary Health Challenges

·  General Studies, Adolescence and Sex Education

·  General Studies and Food Security

·  General Studies and the Agricultural Economy

·  General Studies, ICT, and Contemporary Evangelism

·  General Studies and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

·  Abstracts of proposed papers should not exceed two hundred and fifty (250) words.

·  Authors should ensure that abstracts reflect the title of their paper(s).

·  Author’s contact details (name, institutional affiliation, email address and phone number) should be provided in a separate page or sheet.

·  Language of submission of Abstracts and Papers should be English language

·  Submissions are to be made electronically to the L.O.C. Sec. using sgs.conference@unn.edu.ng

·  Abstracts are to be received by January, 31, 2017.

·  Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 7, 2017.

CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATION:

·    Each paper presentation will last for 15 minutes

·    Power Point facilities will be made available on request

·    Papers that address the core issues of the conference will be definitely published as conference proceedings and in a special edition of the General Studies Journal (Journal of Liberal Studies)

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

(Covers Conference Materials and Refreshments)

Local Participants:    – NGN15,000.00.

International Participants:   – USD150.00

Students’ Registration: (This will be dependent on a prior presentation of a valid identification) – NGN5,000.00

Conference Payments in NGN are to be made into:

Acc. Name: SGS International Conference;

Acc. No.: 00833-49707

Bank Name: Diamond Bank, Plc

CHIEF HOST & GUEST OF HONOUR:  

Professor Benjamin Ozumba

Vice Chancellor

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

HOST AND CONVENER: 

Professor Apollonia A. Nwosu

Dean, School of General Studies

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Professor Michael U. Iloeje

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER I:

Professor Damian Opata

Department of English and Literary Studies

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER II:

Professor Obasi Igwe

Department of Political Science

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

FOR QUESTIONS AND DIRECTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF:

Professor E.J. Otagburuagu

Chairman, L.O.C.

Use of English Unit

School of General Studies

University of Nigeria Nsukka

Phone: 0806-359-1939

Email: emeka.otagburuagu@unn.edu.ng

 

Anthony C. Ajah, Ph.D

Secretary, L.O.C.

Humanities Unit

School of General Studies

University of Nigeria Nsukka

Phone: 0803-737-1839

Email: anthony.ajah@unn.edu.ng

Hotel Accommodation:

Various hotel accommodation options, ranging the standard to the luxurious, are available on- and off- the University campus. Room rates range from NGN4,000.00 to NGN25,000.00 per night. For assistance in making reservations, contact Dr G.C. Kadiri: Mobile: 0803-795-6298, Email: goodluck.kadiri@unn.edu.ng