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Mrs. Edemekong Lawson Ekpe


Mass Communication


Lecturer II


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About Mrs. Edemekong Lawson Ekpe

Mrs.Edemekong Ekpe got employed into the services of University of Calabar, Calabar in 2010 as an Assistant Lecturer. She holds a B.A. (2004) degree in Linguistics from the University of Calabar and M.A. degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan (2009). She is currently on her Ph.D programme in Communication with a Fellowship from the University of Calabar. Edemekong Ekpe teaches different courses in Communication including African Communication systems, Introduction to Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Language Use in the Media, News Writing and Reporting, Communication and Society and so forth. Edemekong Ekpe has attended many conferences, locally and internationally. She has carried out several research projects like the Use of Nigerian Pidgin for Development, in CRBC (Radio), Documenting the Traditional marriage gift items in Ibibio. The Communicative Paradigins of Adim New Yam Festival, and so forth. Mrs Ekpe has successfully authored and co-authored several articles in peer reviewed academic journals and book chapters. She has been attending conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops where she presents papers. She has collaborated with renowned researchers in the field of communication and linguistics such as Prof. Bassey Andian Okon and Prof. Desmond Wilson. Edemekong Ekpe is a member of many Professional Associations such as African Council for Communication Education, West African Linguistics Conference and Linguistics Association of Nigeria. She is happily married.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCCruickShank Primary School, Oku-Iboku, Itu AKS19831989
SSCEUnion Secondary School,Iboku, Ibiono, AKS19901995
B.A LinguisticsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar19992003
M.A CommunicationUniversity of Calabar, Calabar20062008

S/N Publication
Edemekong, L. E., Ekpe, L. & Omotoso, A. J. (2017). Factors affecting the interests of medical students to the study of laboratory medicine at the University of Calabar Medical School. Contemporary Journal of Arts and Science, 6 (4), 101-113.
Odok, J. A., Edemekong, L. E. & Adomi, K. O. (2015). Religious terrorism and the loss of Nigerian identity: A communicative approach. Journal of Integrative Humanism, 5 (1), 173-184.
Edemekong, L. E., Offiong, I. J., Okon, B. A. (2014). De-mystifying the spelling of the exclamation “wow”. Journal of Arts & Humanities, 3 (9), 50-56.
Okon, B. A., Edemekong, L. E. & Stella, A. A. (2014). Documenting the significance of the Ibibio traditional marriage gift items: A communicative approach. International Journal of Language and Linguistics, 2 (3),181-189.
Edemekong,L. E.(2013). Is English language really the appropriate language for health mobilization in Calabar Metropolis? LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research,10 (3), 77-87.
Edemekong, L. E. & Bassey, A. O. (2011). The need for the establishment of community radio in Northern Cross River State. NDUNODE Calabar Journal of Humanities, 9 (2),100-114.
Okon, B., Stella, A. A., Edemekong, L. E. & Mfon, U. (2010). The use of Ibibio traditional means of communication. Annals of Humanities & Development Studies,1 (2), 204 -217.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Endangered Language Development Programme$ 7,000ELDP2011-06-06

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
21st Annual UNICAL International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), held in UNICAL Hotel and Conference Centre on May 3rd -7th, 2011.“Is English Language really the appropriate language for health mobilization in Calabar Metropolis?”2011-05-032011-05-07
West African Languages Congress and the Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria (WALS and LAN) held at the Dominican Institute, Samonda Ibadan. 29th July – 3rd August 2013.“Documenting the significance of the Ibibio traditional marriage gift items: A communicative approach”.2013-07-292013-08-03
Symposium in Honour of Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. March 11th -14th, 2014.“De-Mystifying the Spelling of the Exclamation Wow!”2014-03-112014-03-14
Researchers International Network Conference (RIN) held at College of Education Conference Centre – University of Cape Coast Ghana. Oct. 13-16, 2015“Factors affecting the interest of Medical Students to the study of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calabar Medical School.2015-10-132015-10-16
17th Annual African Council for Communication Education (ACCE). 2015 University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State. October 20-23, 2015“An Assessment of the Campaign Speeches of Nigeria’s two major Political Parties during the 2015 election”.2015-10-202015-10-23
1st Faculty of Arts International Conference University of Calabar, Calabar, 12-15 April 2016.“Participatory Paradigm as A Panacea for Globalisation and National Development in Nigeria’s Health Sector.2016-04-122016-04-15
19th African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) 2017 National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos Plateau State. October 31 – Nov. 03 2017.“Challenges of Ethnocommunicological Research in a 21st century Nigeria: A gender Perspective”.2017-10-312017-11-03