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Akwa Ibom State University Board of Research Workshop (+VIDEO)

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Prof. Eno J. Ibanga making his remarks
Recently the Akwa Ibom State University Board of Research (AKUBOR) organised a two-day workshop with the theme “Research Grant Writing and Publishing Techniques.” The event was held at both the Ikot Akpaden and the Obio Akpa campuses of the University.

In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Eno J. Ibanga fnip, charged academic staff of the University to work harder in other to increase their research output. He noted that the Workshop was put together by management to remind the academic staff that basically, they were not just teachers but lecturers who were appointed into a university, where research is a major culture.

Prof. Ibanga reminded the attendees that the major task of Researchers was to solved the problems of their immediate environment and the state/nation at large. He lamented the rather low turn-over of academic staff in the attendance of research conferences. The Vice Chancellor went further to commend the organisers of the workshop and charged staff to go back to the drawing board, formulate and execute their research work at will benefit the community. According to him “seek ye first the kingdom of knowledge and instructions; money will be added unto you”.

Prof. Esio Oboho, DVC Academic
In her welcome remarks, the Chairperson of AKUBOR, Prof Veronica Umoh revealed that Akwa Ibom State University Board of Research is a standing committee of the University Senate and has the mandate to address Senate on the development and execution of research projects within the University, ensure that every research is cutting-edge, critically examine the cost estimates for the development of various components of the research proposal, administer/coordinate research projects/programmes within the University and liaise with/encourage national/international organization to fund research  in the University.

Prof. Veronica Umoh further revealed the objective of AKUBOR was solely to encourage and assist members of staff to:
- Acquire necessary confidence to submit proposal for National research award by TETFUND.
- Form multidisciplinary research teams for enhanced ability to compete for research grants nationally and internationally.
-  Acquire the ability to present papers at national and international conferences, utilizing modern information and communication technology techniques, and
-   Acquire the skills to write articles for publication in QI journals as required by funding bodies including TETFUND.

Akwa Ibom State University DVC Administration - Prof. Idongesit Isaac
Prof. Franca Anijaobi Idem was the chairperson of the Workshop Technical session. Papers were presently by various eminent scholars such as Prof. U. J. Ibok, Prof. Imo Umoinyang, Prof. Edem O. Akpan, Prof. Victor Chukwuma, Dr (Mrs) Edna Akpan, Dr. Otoabasi Akpan. Dr Aniefiok Ite was the Workshop rapporteur.

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Akwa Ibom State University Librarian - Prof. Eno Ottong
Prof. Veronica Umoh, Chairman Akwa Ibom State Board of Research
To watch the video summary of the event, please click the PLAY button below:

To download materials that were presented in the course of the workshop, please click here

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