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Name

Prof. Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama

Department

Guidance and Counselling

Designation

Professor

Email

[email protected]


About Prof. Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama

Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama is an erudite Professor of Guidance and Counseling. She is professionally licensed and certified practicing counselor by the Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON). She is currently a lecturer and a practicing counselor in the Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar. Her educational career started from Primary School to the University from where she obtained the following: First School Leaving Certificate in 1974 at Presbyterian Primary School, Ikom; West African Secondary School Certificate in 1979 at Community Secondary School, Ugep; B.A (Hons) degree in Education English in 1990, M.Ed degree in Guidance and Counseling (2002) and a Ph.D degree in Guidance and Counseling (2009), all from the University of Calabar. She also holds a certificate in Computer Operations from South South Computer Resource, Calabar. Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama’s working experience commenced after her National Youth Service Programme in 1991. She served as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Languages in the then Polytechnic Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in May 1992. She rose to the rank of Lecturer Lecturer 1 in 2001 before she joined the services of the Cross River University of Technology, Calabar in 2002 as Lecturer II in the Department of Educational Foundations. She was promoted to the rank of Professor of Guidance and Counselling in 2015. Prof. (Mrs) Akpama transferred her services to the University of Calabar, Calabar in 2017. Prof. Akpama is serving as the Head of Department of Guidance and Counseling from 2019. Since joining the University, she has been teaching, researching, mentoring and counseling. She has successfully supervised and co-supervised over ten graduate students. Prof. Akpama is a regular participant in many local and international conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia where she made presentations. Professor (Mrs.) Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama has over forty Journal publications comprising twenty National and over twenty foreign publications. She has contributed eight book chapters, authored one textbook and co-authored two text books. One of her text books titled ‘Essentials of Behaviour Modification and Counseling Therapies: For Professional use’ was written as part of her contribution to assist both students and others achieve positive change in behavior. This text book is serving its purpose as it is being used widely by individuals and organisations in attending to their behavioral problems. Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama, as a member of many professional bodies including Counseling Association of Nigeria Professional where is licensed with CCN, and LPCN certificates to practice, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria and National Association of Psychologists in Nigeria. Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Godfrey Akpama is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCPresbyterian School, Ikom19691974
WASCCommunity Secondary School, Ugep19731979
B.A (Hons) Education EnglishUniversity of Calabar19861990
M.Ed Guidance & CounselingUniversity of Calabar20002002
Ph.D Guidance & CounselingUniversity of Calabar20062009

S/N Publication
Akpama, E. G. (2013). Effect of group counseling on the psychological adjustment of people living with HIV/AIDS Central Senatorial Zone, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Social Research, 3(2), 377-385
Akpama, E. G. (2013). Parental perception of the teaching of sex education to adolescent in secondary school in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Research and method in Education, 1(3), 31-36.
Akpama, E. G. (2013). Counseling for effective communication. A tool for national security. Journals of Education and Practice, 4(7), 31-26.
Denwigwe, C. P. & Akpama, E. G. (2013). Sex differences in academic self-esteem of secondary school students in Abuja Metropolis of Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, (13), 22-26.
xviii. Bassey, S. W., Akpama, E. G., Ayang, E. E. & Obeten, M. I. (2013). The implication of the application of the best assessment of practices on the basic education teacher’s characteristics: A case study of the Cross River Central Senatorial District. African Journal of Education and Technology, 3(1), 37-45.
Akpama, E. G. (2013). The effect of cognitive and behavior therapies on prison and post-prison inmates’ psychological adjustment in Afokang Prison, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Research and methods in education, 2(10, 20-25).
Akpama, E. G. (2013). The influence of mothering style on the social adjustment of female adolescents in the Central Education Zone, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, (17), 30-35.
Akpama, E. G. (2013). The effect of monogamous and polygamous families on students’ academic performance in Cross River State: Implication for Counseling. Journal of Childhood and Primary Education, 10(1), 225-235.
Adadu, P. M. A., Akpama, E. G. & Ekanem, R. S. (2012). The challenges of socio-psychological factors as correlates of adolescence student’s cigarette smoking in Cross River State, Nigeria. African Research Review, 6(10, 24, 393-401).
Bassey, S. W., Arob, F. O., Akpama, E. G. & Ayang, E. E. (2012). School location and human rights violation in secondary school students’ personnel administration in Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 1(2), 199-210
Akpama, E. G., Offiong, A. O., E. I. & Okey, S. (2012). Counseling for utilization of university students research findings by the Nigeria government and private sector. Research on humanities and social science, 2(10), 117-123.
Akpama, E. G., Tabotndip, J. E. & Okey, Stella-Maris (2012). Nigerian indigeneous language and problem of implementation in primary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria: Implication for counseling. Journal of Teacher Perspective, 6(3), 420-428.
Onete, U. O., Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I. & Okey, S. W. (2012). Cultism as a socially related cause of violence among students in tertiary institutions in Cross River State: Implication for counseling: Journal of the Nigerian Society for Education Psychologists (NISEO), 10, 155-162.
Onete, U. O, Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I., Bassey, S. W. (2011). Achieving quality secondary education through psychologically enhanced learning environment: Implication for counseling. Journal of General Studies, (291), 31-38.
Akpama, E. G., Obeten, M. I., Idaka, E. I. & Denga, H. (2010). Effects of study skills counseling for (SSC) on secondary school students academic achievement in French in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Journal of General Studies, primary, tertiary and teacher education.
Akpama, E. G., Bassey, A. O., & Egong, A. I. (2010). Secondary school curriculum building implementation of the national policy on Education: Implication for counseling. Journal of Teacher Education.
Bassey, A. O., Akpama, E. G. & Idaka, E. I. & Theresa Bassey (2009). Parental participation in curriculum development and effective teaching in Cross River State of Nigeria: Counseling implications. West African Journal of Educational Research, 12 (1&2), 15-22.
Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I. & Denwingwe, C. (2009). Achieving basic education in Nigeria through classroom management and control; Counseling Implication. Journals of Curriculum Studies and Instruction, 2(1), 76-84.
Oko, P. I. O., Ethothi, K. E. & Akpama, E. G. (2009). Counseling for youth empowerment in the Nigerian Society Journals of Counseling Association of Nigeria, Cross River State Branch, 3(2), 303-311.
Akpama, E. G. & Egong, A. I. (2009). Child participatory learning method and the successful implementation of UBE: Implication for counseling, Journal of Childhood and Primary Education, 6(1), 101-105.
Akpama, E. G., Bassey, A. O. & Idaka, I. E. (2009). Towards a new educational culture in Cross River State: The dimension of effective indigeneous language for the primary and junior secondary: Implication for counseling. Journal of Childhood and Primary Education, 6(2), 55-61.
Akpama, E. G., Bassey, A. O. & Idaka, E. I. & Theresa Bassey (2009). Parental involvement in examination malpractice among secondary school students in Cross River State. Conference proceedings (CASSON) 1-6.
Akpama, E. G. (2008). Influence of parent socio-economic background on career aspiration of youths in Cross River State, Nigeria. African Journal of Vocational Education, 3 (2) 164-171.
Akpama, E. G. (2008). Adolescence perception and attitude to HIV/AIDS prevention among secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. The influence of family orientation. African Journal of Contemporary Issues, 8(2), 152-157.
Egong, A. I. & Akpama, E. G. (2008). The principles in the 21st Century: Challenges and strategies to cope with the challenges. The International Journal of Tropical Issues, 9(2), 187-192.
Akpama, E. G., Bassey, A. O. & Okon, C. E. (2008). Religion and the psychological health of the aging. African Journal of Contemporary Issues, 8(1), 1-10.
Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I. & Okoi, U. Inah (2008). School knowledge and work realities on Cross River State, Nigeria. African Journal of Contemporary Issues, 8(3), 229-235.
Bassey, A. O., Akpama, E. G. & Egong, A. I. (2008). Educational, Vocation and personal social guidance in primary schools in Cross River State. Journals of childhood and primary education, (2), 99-107.
Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I. & Bassey, A. O. (2008). Guidance and counseling services in primary schools for sustainable educational foundation. Journal of Curriculum Studies and Instruction, 225-229.
Bassey, A. O., Effiom, D. O., & Akpama, E. G. (2008). Maturity in occupation and occupational decision making of secondary student in Cross River State. Journal of Educational Issues, 58-69.
Akpama, E. G. (2007). Gender Influence on the perception and attitude to HIV/AIDS Prevention among secondary school students in Cross River State, Nigeria, West Africa Journal of Education Research, 10 (1&2), 31-35
Ekpo, K., Akpama, E. G., Osam, O. E. & Bassey, A. O. (2007). Basic pedagogical training of fundamental teaching skills development. A case of non-teacher education graduates (NYSC Members) in Cross River State. International Journal series on Tropical Issues 8(3), 193-200.
Egong, A. I. & Akpama, E. G. (2007). Educational reforms for sustainable development in Nigeria Journals of Education Philosophy, 20(2), 43-49.
Bassey, A. O., Akpama, E. G., Effiom, D. O. & Eyo, M. B. (2007). Gender discrimination in the education of children among parents in Cross River State: Implication for counseling. Conference proceedings (CASSON), 242-253.
Enow, A. A. & Akpama, E. G. (2006). Implementing the universal basic education programme in Nigeria: Some challenges for the Counselor. International Journal Series on Tropical issues (Tropical Focus), 8(1), 95-102.
Egong A. I., Akpama, E. G. & Bassey, A. O. (2005). Language, Literacy and educational implication for guidance and counseling, International Journal of Educational Administration, Planning and Research, 2, 85-90.
Akpama, E. G., Egong, A. I. & Akwa, A. M. (2005). Reading for effective comprehension in Junior secondary school: Implication for counseling. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading (RAN), 2, 85-90.
Egong, A. I. & Akpama, E. G., & Akwa, A. M. (2005). Problems and prospect of family planning in Yakurr LGA. Journal of Education and Technology, (1) 123-127.
Egong, A. I. & Akpama, E. G. (2004). Peoples’ perception of causes of child-abuse in Nigeria. Journal of Education Psychologists (NISEP), 3(1). 246-354.
Egong, A. I. & Akpama, E. G. & Usani, A. M. (2004). Counseling for retirement from services: Problems and Solutions. Conference proceedings (CASSON).

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
25th National Conference Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), MaiduguriCounseling for Retirement for Service: Problems and Solutions.2004-08-172004-08-20
2nd Regional Conference, Uyo, Akwa Ibom StateReading for effective comprehension in Junior Secondary Schools: Implications for Counseling.2004-09-062004-09-10
Nigerian Society of Education Psychologist, Uyo, Akwa Ibom StatePeople’s Perception of the causes of child abuse: Implication for Counseling2004-10-182004-10-22
1st Regional Conference Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN): Literacy for Survival in the 21st Century. University of CalabarVacation literacy of the Nigerian Youth2005-09-052005-09-09
National Conference of Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria, Abraka, Delta StateEducational reforms for sustainable development in Nigeria.2007-05-142007-05-18
31st National Conference: Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Covenant University, Ogun StateGender discrimination in the education of children among parents in Cross River State: Implication for Counseling.2007-10-172007-10-21
National Conference: Nigeria Primary and Teacher Education, Jos, Plateau State, The State of Education, Vocational and Personal Social Guidance in Cross River State.2008-07-072008-07-11
National Conference: Nigeria Primary, Tertiary and Teachers Education, Minna, Niger StateChild participatory learning method and the successful implementation of UBE; Implication for Counseling2009-07-062009-07-10
Nigeria Primary, Tertiary and Teacher Education Association, Afaha Nsit, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom StateEffect of study skills counseling on Secondary School Students Academic Achievements of French in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State.2009-07-142009-07-17
National Conference: Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Federal Capital Education Centre (FCT) AbujaParental Involvement in Examination Malpractice among Secondary School Students in Cross River State.2009-08-032009-08-07
National Conference: Nigerian Society of Education Psychologist. Abraka, Delta StateCultism: A society related cause of violence among students in tertiary institution of Cross River State: Implication for Counseling.2010-10-182010-10-22
National Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASSNOT) Calabar, Cross River StateNigerian indigenous language and problems of implementation in primary schools: Implication for Counseling.2011-07-042011-07-08
Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Counseling for Effective Communication: A tool for National Security.2012-08-272012-08-31
The Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologist (NISEP), Anambra StateCultism: A society related cause of violence among students in Tertiary institutions in Cross River State: Implication for counseling.2012-09-172012-09-21
Primary, Tertiary and Teachers Education Association of Nigeria (PATTEAN), Kano StateEffect of monogamous and polygamous families on students academic performance in Cross River State: Implication for Counseling.2013-05-072013-05-11