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Prof. Hannah Mnena Denga


Guidance and Counselling




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About Prof. Hannah Mnena Denga

Professor Mrs. Hannah M. Denga was born in Kwanda Local Government Area, Benue State – Nigeria on the 22nd day of December, 1952. Her parents Papa Jonathan Igbanger Gadu of Shangev-ya and Mama Tabitha Awa Ibanger from Mbayegh both in Benue State. It was until January, 1960 that she qualified to be enrolled in primary one when her hand could touch her ear across her head. She loved schooling and excelled in her junior and senior classes to obtain her First School Leaving Certificate. There on interjected with early marriage only returned to school after she had all their four children. This time around there was no break till she reached her zenith in education when she bagged her Doctorate Degree in 1995 in Guidance and Counselling. Prof. Mrs. Denga is very grateful to God who knew her members before she was formed in her mother’s womb. Credit goes to her husband Prof. Daniel Denga who kept his promise that Hannah will go to school as desired by her father. Prof. Mrs. Denga took to counselling since 1985 in University of Jos. She was ably totored and trained by late Prof. Ibrahim Bulus, Dr. Mrs. Christy Lar and Prof. Daniel Denga (her only husband). At the university primary school Calabar, she started guiding and counselling that pupils and parents as well as teachers. She graduated into counselling and training at Diploma/Bachelors degree level and Masters and Ph.d students. Over the years, she has produced many distinguished Ph.D and Masters Degree holders as well as first degree candidates graduating in Guidance and Counselling. She has supervised a good number of Masters and Ph.D Thesis as well as undergraduates and diplomas. Prof. Mrs. Denga is a dedicated member of Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) as evidenced in regular conference participation and seriousness in promoting Chapter activities in Cross River State. She is a thorough counsellor trainer in Faculty of Education, University of Calabar. She is an external examiner in several other Universities in Nigeria. She has published in foreign and local reputable journals over 50 articles, book chapters and three outstanding textbooks. She is persistent in producing serious minded counselors. She embellishes her counseling interviews with prayers and tracts to win souls for Christ. Her students fondly call her “mother” of counseling.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateNKST Primary School, Adigbo, kwande , Benue State19601966
Teacher Grade IITeacher's College, Mingebir, Kano State19751980
B.A (Education Religious Studies)University of Jos, Plateau State19811985
M.Ed (Guidance and Counseling) University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State.19861987
Ph.D (Guidance and Counseling)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State19901995

S/N Publication
Anake, P. M., & Denga H. M.., (2014). Gender issues, family/societal role: Implication for counselling in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, 5(36), 164-170.
Taiwo, R. E., Denga, D. I., & Denga, H. M., (2009). Education of women for empowerment in Nigeria. International Journal of Diversity In Organizations/ Communities and Nations. Australia, 9(1), 45-48.
Ogar, D. A., Denga, H. M., & Ogar, P. O., (2008). Women and household energy use in Cross River State Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 14(1), 131-134.
Taiwo, R.E., Denga, H. M., & Denga, D. I., (2007). Formal vocational training and poverty reduction. The International Journal of Learning, 14 (3), 227-231 South Africa
Rowland, A. E., Iheanacho, C. G., Asagwara, J D., Nanjwan, P. U. Bassey & Denga, H, M.. (2005). Intellectual ability & self-efficacy in an inclusive education: The Nigerian setting. The International Journal Series on Tropical Issues. Cameroun, 5(3), 121-128
Denga, H. M., (2004). A survey of love and marital adjustment among married women in Calabar, Nigeria Educational Research Journal, a publication of*African Educational Research Network, USA, 4(2). 29-33
Denga, H. M., (2004). The Influence of gender of occupational aspirations of primary school children in Cross River State. Educational Research Journal, a publication of African Educational Research Network, USA, 4(2), 23-28 July,
Obi, F. B., Bisong, N. N., & Denga, H. M., (2003). Sex education and the sexual behaviours of Nigerian Adolescents. African Journal of Special Educational Needs. University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, 4(3), 443-451
Denga, H. M., S. N., & Umoh, S. S., (2002). Counseling for national integration: The role of indigenous languages. Journal of the Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), 19(1), 176-181.
Oden, S. N., & Denga, H. M., (1999). Parental guidance of the child's utilization of the resource of literature for sustainable. National development. Journal of Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, 8(1&2), 75-82.
Denga, H. M., (1999). Guidance services in tertiary institutions. A tool for guidance services. ESUT Journal of Education, 3(2), 113-125.
Denga, H. M., (1998). Counseling as instruction for exceptional youths in the universities in the exceptional child - the Journal of the National Council for Exceptional Children. 2 (1), 65-67.
Denga H. M., (1988). Needs assessment in primary school children in Calabar, Cross River State. Journal of OMEP, Cross River State Chapter, 3(1&2), 295-301.
Denga, H, M., (1998). Counseling the youth for marital adjustment, in Journal of Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), 16(2), 130-134.
Denga, H. M., (1997). Strategies for identification and management of gifted children in primary schools in Nigeria. Calabar: West Africa Journal of Educational Research (WAJER,) 1 (1), 5-9.
Denga, H. M., (1997). Counseling parents of children with positive exceptionalities. In the exceptional child, the Journal of the National Council for Exceptional Children, 1(2), 56-58.
Denga, H. M., (1997). Assessing creativity among elementary school children in Calabar, Cross River State In Benue State University Journal of Education, 1(1), 1-4.
Denga, H. M., (1997). Values orientation as an antidote for deviant behaviours among youths in schools in the Calabar Counselor Journal of Counseling Association of Nigeria. Cross River State, 1(1), 68-71.
Denga, H. M. (1995). The role of the school counselor in developing individualized educational programme for elementary school children. Calabar. Journal of Cross River O/MEP, 1(1), 76-83.
Denga, H. M., (1995). The role of the school counselor in developing individualized educational programme for elementary school children. Calabar. Journal of Cross River O/MEP, 1(1), 76-83.
Denga, H. M., (1995). Promoting career awareness and occupational literacy among primary school children, Journal of Literacy and Reading in Nigeria , (7), 168-176.
Denga, D. I., & Dengal. H. M., (1994). Correlates of examination malpractice among Nigerian university students. Nigerian Association of Counseling Psychologist, 3(1), 37-42.
Denga, H. M., (1994). The Counselor as a consultant in planning qualitative primary education in Nigeria. Studies in education, a Journal of the Faculty of Eduation, Edo State University Ekpoma, 2(1), 43-50.
Denga, H. M., (1993). An assessment of pre-teacher training programme of human relations: the counselor as a facilitator, Calabar Journal of Higher Education, 1, (2), 104-112.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The Family Nucleus of Society, Calabar, Cross River State.Denga, H. M. (1994). Thought principles and helping individuals to change: some practical considerations.1994-01-031994-01-03
OMEP World Council and Conference, ICC Durban, South AfricaDenga, H. M. (2002). Counselling: A Panacea for child abuse and neglect in Nigeria.2002-10-072002-10-11