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Dr. Imo Martin Obot

Senior Lecturer
Educational Foundation
iobot@unical.edu.ng

Dr. Imo Martin Obot joined as a staff of University of Calabar on 23rd October 2013 as a Senior Lecturer. He holds a Diploma in Latin. (Dip. Lat), Bachelors of Philosophy (B.Phil), Bachelors of Theology (B.Th), Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education ( PGDEE), Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.), Masters Degree in Philosophy (M.A.), Masters of Education in Social Studies Education/Curriculum and Teaching (M.Ed), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). He has enjoyed Lady Bigard Scholarship for B.Phil and B.Th. 1984-1988 and 1989-93 respectively. He is a member of Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria (PEAN), Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB), National Council for Exceptional Children, Social Studies and Civic Educators Association of Nigeria (SOSCEAN), Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON), Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN) , European Centre for Research Training and Development, United Kingdom and Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). Over the time he has served as National Vice President, Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria 2015 till date, Member, Transparency Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, 2015 till date, Course coordinator, Philosophy of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2014 till date, Member, Conference/Seminar/Workshop Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar 2014 till date. Head of Unit, Social Foundations of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Calabar, Calabar.2014 till date, member Faculty accreditation committee, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2016 till date a Member Faculty Research and Quality Assurance Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2016 till date. He has attended some conference in Nigeria and abroad and was privileged to be a Lead Paper Presenter during the 2008 Annual International Seminar of National Association of African Thought and Culture at St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene, AkwaIbom State, 8th January 2008 -- 12th January 2008. He has also published in international and national journals including a book on Philosophy of Education: Introduction. From the wealth of his experiences he has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students

Akpan, I. M., Essien, E. E., Obot, I. M. And Akpan, O. E. (2012). Application of information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Teaching and Learning of Social Studies in Secondary School in Akwa Ibom State, NigeriaNigerian Journal of Social Studies. A Journal of Social Association of Nigeria. 15 (1). 209-226.

Obot, I.M., and Essien, E.E. (2013).Issues in Indoctrination and Moral Education: The Implications of Hobbes’ and Locke’s Notion of Freedom. Journal of Education, University of Calabar. 9, 94 – 100.

Essien, E.E., Obot, I.M., Udoh, L.A. and Akpan, I.M. (2014). Students’ Attitude Towards Social Studies and Academic Achievement in Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State. Social Horizon. A Journal of the Department of Social Studies. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Pot Harcourt. 12 (5).1-12.

Obot, I.M. and Essien, E.E. (2014). Philosophical Issues in Eclectic Approach to Teaching and Learning. Journal of Education, University of Calabar, 10, 44 – 51.

Obot, I.M. and Ukpabio, G. E. (2016).Nigerian approaches to knowledge integration: The need for conceptual and strategic reconstructions through Philosophy of Education. Journal of Education, University of Calabar, 12 (2) 129-134.

Obot, I.M. (2016). Complimenting reductionist naturalism with inclusive naturalism as a Philosophy of Education towards effective knowledge integration. Journal of Education, University of Calabar, 12 (1) 100-105

Obot, I.M. (2016).Philosophy, culture and Nigerian education for creative thinking: challenges associated with multiculturalism. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy (njep). Philosophy of Education (PEAN) 27(1). 126-134.

Obot, I.M. and Essien, E.E.(2014). Family Peace and National Development. In Current Development in Social Studies Education. S.D.Edinyang, D.I. Meziobi, D.I. Igba, and L.Yaro. Lagos: Graphic Frame Publishers. 67-87. ISBN:978234561-2

Obot, I.M., Eddie, D. and Essien, E.E. (2009).Infant Development and the Training of Would-be Mother in our Education Systems: An Imperative for Good Social Behaviors Among Youths in Our Society. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies. Journal Of Curriculum Organization Of Nigeria (CON).16(2). 87-96.

Obot, I. M. (2015). Philosophy of Education: Introduction. University of Calabar Press, Calabar. ISBN: 978-37541-1-4

Akpan, I. M., Obot, I. M. Udoh, N.S.E. and Essien, E.E. (2012). JSS 111 Social Studies Curriculum and National Integration in Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Advancement in Educational Methods. International Research and Development Institute, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. .9(1). 133-139.


Jude, W. and Obot, I.M. (2010). Literacy in Co-Curricular Programmes and Enhancement of Peace Education in School. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). 17(3). 184-193.

Obot, I. M., Essien, E.E., and Akpan, O.E. (2009).Using Good Objectives to Formulate Environment Education Curriculum For Nigeria Secondary Schools. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies. Journal Of Curriculum Organization Of Nigeria (Con) Calabar Chapter. 3 ( 1 and 2). 80-88.

1 Obot, I.M. (2015). Language, culture and the Nigerian national policy on education. Asian Journal of Educational Research (AJER).


Essien, Essien Ekpenyong, Akpan, Okon Edem and Obot, Imo Martin. (2015). Students’ interest in Social Studies and academic achievement in tertiary institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria. European Journal of Training and Development Studies. 2(2). 35-40.http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/Students----Interest-in-Social-Studies-and-Academic-Achievement-in-Tertiary-Institutions-in-Cross-River-State-Nigeria.pdf


Obot, I.M. (2014). Kant’s categorical imperative as a base for philosophy of Social Studies moral education in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice. IISTE. 5(9) 425-450. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 fromhttp://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/view/11869


Obot, I.M., Essien, E.E. and Akpan, I.M. (2014).Teachers’ motivational skills as a strategy for enhancing effectiveness in methods of teaching Social Studies Education towards national development in Nigeria. European Centre For Research Training and Development, UK. 1 (1) 31-38. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 from


Obot, I.M., Akpan, I.M. and Essien, E. E. (2011).Value clarification competence of primary pupils in Social Studies classroom in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. African Journal of Culture, Philosophy and Society: Aworom Annang. A Publication Of The Department Of Classics And Philosophy University Of Cape Coast, Ghana. 1 (1). 242-251.

Obot, I. M. And Essien, E. E. (2011). Nyerere’s socialism as a model for Social Studies Education towards self development in Nigeria. Journal of Complementary Reflection: Studies in Asouzu. Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. 1(1). 202-205.

Essien, C.K.,Otu, B.D., Essien, E.E., and

Essien, C.K.,Otu, B.D., Essien, E.E., and Obot, I. (2010). Factors influencing cheating tendency in examination among undergraduate students of University of Calabar. Annals of Modern Education. Universal Academic Services Japan. 2(1) 121-131.

Ekpo, k., Akpan, O.E., Essien, E.E. and Obot, I.M. (2009). Classroom climate and students’ academic achievement in Social Studies in Cross River State. African Research Review. An International Multi-Disciplinary Journal. International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers INC, Ethiopia. 3(4).413-428.

Obot, I.M. (2016). Meaning as symbolic: A critique of Wittgenstein’s picture theory as in the Tractatus for critical and creative education process in Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Administration Planning and Research (IJEAPR). A Publication of The Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar-Nigeria. 8(1) 231 -- 239.

Obot, I.M., Essien, E.E. and Akpan, I.M. (2012). Truth as a Value: The need to include it effectively in Nigerian junior secondary school Social Studies curriculum. International Journal of Research in Education. Development Universal Consortia. Special Edition 2012.195-201.

Obot, I.M., Essien, E.E. and Eddie, D. E. (2010). Effects of oil spillage on fishing activities in Akwa Ibom State. International Journal of Environmental Issues. Research in Education. Development Universal Consortia Development Universal Consortia. 7(2) 276-282.

Obot, I.M., Essien, E. E. And Otu, B.D. (2010). Implications of oil spillage on environment for crop farming activities in Akwa Ibom State. International Journal of Environmental Issues. Development Universal Consortia. 1(1). 215-222.

Obot, I. M., Essien, E.E. and Eddie. D.E, (2009). Pragmatism as an effective philosophical basis for Social Studies curriculum in Nigerian educational system: Formulation and implementation. International Journal of Research in Education. Development Universal Consortia. 6(1 AND 2). 21-27.

Otu, B.D., Essien, E.E., Obot, I. M., and Akpan, O.E. (2009). Influence of parental socio-economic status and examination malpractice in tertiary institutions in Cross River State. The International Researcher: A Multi- Disciplinary Journal of the Graduate School, University of Calabar, Calabar. 1(3). 60-69.


Otu, B.D., Essien, E. E. And Obot, M. I. (2008). Child abuse and academic performance of secondary school students in Cross River State. West African Journal of Educational Research. Institute of Education, University of Calabar. 11(1 and 2). 1-6.

Akpan, O.E., Essien, E.E. and Obot, I.M. (2008). Teachers’ level of mastery of subject matter and students’ academic achievement in Social Studies in Cross River State, Nigeria. West African Journal of Educational Research. Institute of Education, University of Calabar. 11(1 and 2). 11-17.

Obot, I.M., Obi, F.B., Essien, E.E. Uko, P.J. and Akpan, I.M. (2013). Teachers’ professional commitment and students’ interest in Social Studies Education in Nigeria. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research Center (IPEDRC). 47 (30). 136-138. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 from http://ipedr.com/vol47/030-ICERI2012-S10030.pdf


Obot, I.M., Essien, E.E. and Akpan, I.M. (2014).Teachers’ motivational skills as a strategy for enhancing effectiveness in methods of teaching Social Studies Education towards national development in Nigeria. European Centre For Research Training and Development, UK. 1 (1) 31-38. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 from


Obot, I.M. (2014). Influence of teachers’ competence in subject matter on students’ interest in the learning of Social Studies Education in Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. Proceedings of Vienna 10th Internal Academic Conference of International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. 540-558. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 from


Obot, I.M. (2014). Influence of teachers’ competence in subject matter on students’ interest in the learning of Social Studies Education in Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. International Journal of Teaching and Education (IJOTE). International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. 11(3). 137-154. Retrieved on 25/9/2016 fromhttps://www.bing.com/search?q=imo obot and teachers' competence


Essien, E. E. And Obot, I.M. (2013). Social Environment and Voluntary Organizations. In Selected Issues in Social Studies Education, S.D.Edinyang, D.I. Mezieobi, and I.E.Ubi, (eds). Calabar: Maesot and Company. 132-145. ISBN:978-38525-6-6

Obi, F. B., Obot, I.M. and Essien, E. E. (2010). Parents as Agents of Socialization for children with Special Needs: An Objective in Social Studies. In New perspectives in special needs education for sustainable development. Theo Ajobiewe and Peter I. Osuorji (eds). Ibadan: Glory-Land Publishing. 250-254. ISBN:978-31064-0-5

Obot, I.M. (2016). A philosophy of value in education. Ikot Ekpene: Development Universal Consortia. (ISSN: 0189 6202)
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6. 13th Annual Conference of the National Association For the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK).
6. 13th Annual Conference of the National Association For the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK). Held at University of Uyo, Uyo. Between 14th March 2011 -- 18th March, 2011. Paper Presented: Repositioning Political Education for Sustainable Mass Mobilization in Nigeria
Start: Monday 14th March, 2011
End: Friday 18th March, 2011
5. 22st Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON).
22st Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). Held at Universal of Markudi, Markudi. Between 19th September 2009 -- 22nd September 2009. Paper Presented: Literacy in co-curricular programmes and enhancement of peace education in schools.
Start: Saturday 19th September, 2009
End: Tuesday 22nd September, 2009
1. Annual International Seminar of National Association of African Thought and Culture.
1. Annual International Seminar of National Association of African Thought and Culture. Held at St. Joseph Major Seminar, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. Between 8th Jan. 2008 - 12th Jan. 2008. Paper Presented: Building our nation from a multicultural perspective
Start: Tuesday 8th January, 2008
End: Saturday 12th January, 2008
9. International Conference on Development Studies.
9. International Conference on Development Studies. Held at Niger Hall, University of Nigeria, Nsukka,. Between 16th April 2012 – 19th April 2012. Paper Presented: JSS 111 Social Studies Curriculum and National Integration in Nigeria
Start: Monday 16th April, 2012
End: Thursday 19th April, 2012
8. 2ND National Conference of Social Studies and Studies and Civic Educators Association of Nigeria (SOSCEAN).
8. 2ND National Conference of Social Studies and Studies and Civic Educators Association of Nigeria (SOSCEAN). Held at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. Between 15th July 2013 – 19th July, 2013. Paper Presented: Students’ attitude towards Social Studies and Academic Achievement in tertiary institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 15th July, 2013
End: Friday 19th July, 2013
17. 36TH Conference of Philosophy Of Education Association Of Nigeria.
17. 36TH Conference of Philosophy Of Education Association Of Nigeria. Held at University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State. Between 27TH October 2016 – 29TH October, 2016. Paper Presented: Idealism and realism as philosophical bases for effective teaching and learning towards critical and creative thinking (CCT) abilities in Learners
Start: Thursday 27th October, 2016
End: Saturday 29th October, 2016
12. Vienna 10th Academic Conference Organized by International Institute Of Social and Economic Sciences.
12. Vienna 10th Academic Conference Organized by International Institute Of Social and Economic Sciences. Held at Prague, Czech Republic. Between 3rd June 2014 -- 6th June 2014. Paper Presented: Influence of teachers’ competence in subject matter on students’ interest in the learning of Social Studies Education in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 3rd June, 2014
End: Friday 6th June, 2014
10. ETF- Research Methodology Capacity Building Workshop on Social Sciences.
10. ETF- Research Methodology Capacity Building Workshop on Social Sciences. Held at University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. Beteen 26th April – 30th April 2010.
Start: Monday 26th April, 2010
End: Friday 30th April, 2010
7. Annual National Conference of Primary and Teacher Education Association (NPTEA): Uyo/Afaha Nsit 2009
7. Annual National Conference of Primary and Teacher Education Association (NPTEA): Uyo/Afaha Nsit 2009. Held at College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State. Between 27th July 2009 -- 31st July 2009. Paper Presented: Reforms and innovation in Citizenship/ Social Studies Teacher Education: The way forward.
Start: Monday 27th July, 2009
End: Friday 31st July, 2009
16 . 2016 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar.
16 . 2016 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar. Held at University of Calabar Internationa Conference Center, Calabar. 7th September 2016 -- 10TH September 2016. Paper Presented: Issues in Philosophical Bases and Implications for the implementations of educational Equality and opportunity in Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 7th September, 2016
End: Saturday 10th September, 2016
3. 3rd Biennial Conference of Curriculum Organization Of Nigeria (CON) Calabar Chapter
3rd Biennial Conference of Curriculum Organization Of Nigeria (CON) Calabar Chapter. Held at University of Calabar, Calabar. Between 11th February 2009 -- 14th February 2009. Paper Presented: Using good objectives to formulate Environmental Education curriculum for Nigerian secondary schools.
Start: Wednesday 11th February, 2009
End: Saturday 14th February, 2009
15. 35TH Conference of Philosophy Of Education Association Of Nigeria.
15. 35TH Conference of Philosophy Of Education Association Of Nigeria. Held at University of Nassarawa State, Keffi. Between 26TH October 2015 – 30TH OCTOBER, 2015. Paper Presented: Philosophy, culture and Nigerian Education for creative thinking: Challenges associated with multiculturalism
Start: Monday 26th October, 2015
End: Friday 30th October, 2015
11.Digital Bridge Institute. International Centre for Communication Studies. Advanced Digital Appriciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) Training.
11.Digital Bridge Institute. International Centre for Communication Studies. Advanced Digital Appriciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) Training. Held at University of Uyo, Uyo. Between 20th May 2013-24th May, 2013
Start: Monday 20th May, 2013
End: Friday 24th May, 2013
13. 2014 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar.
13. 2014 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar. Held at University of Calabar Senate Chambers. Between 2nd September 2014 -- 5TH September 2014. Papers Presented: (1) Issues in indoctrination and moral education: The implications of Hobbes’ and Locke’s notion of freedom. (2) Philosophical issues in eclectic approach to teaching and learning
Start: Tuesday 2nd September, 2014
End: Friday 5th September, 2014
14. 2015 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar.
14. 2015 Conference Of the Faculty of Education, University of Education, Calabar. Held at University of Calabar Senate Chambers. Between 1st September 2015 -- 4TH September 2015. Papers Presented: (1) Complimenting reductionist naturalism with inclusive naturalism as a Philosophy of Education towards effective knowledge integration. (2) Nigerian approaches to knowledge integration: The need for conceptual and strategic reconstructions through Philosophy of Education.
Start: Tuesday 1st September, 2015
End: Friday 4th September, 2015
2. 21st Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON).
21st Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). Held at National Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) Sheda, Abuja. Between 17th September 2009 -- 20th September 2009. Paper Presented: Infant development and the training of would-be-mothers in our education system: An imperative for good social behaviours among youths in our society.
Start: Thursday 17th September, 2009
End: Sunday 20th September, 2009
4. 1st International Council for Exceptional Children Conference on New Perspectives In Special Needs Education For Sustainable Development.
1st International Council for Exceptional Children Conference on New Perspectives In Special Needs Education For Sustainable Development. Held at University of Calabar Hotel Conference Hall. Between 4th Aug 2009 – 8th Aug 2009. Paper Presented: Parents as agents of socialization for children with special needs: An objective in Social Studies.
Start: Tuesday 4th August, 2009
End: Saturday 8th August, 2009
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