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Prof. Joseph Okokon Charles






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About Prof. Joseph Okokon Charles

Joseph Okokon Charles is a Professor of Social Anthropology. He was employed as an Assistant Lecturer by the University of Calabar and deployed to the Department of Sociology in 1985. Born 1956 and had early primary education at St. George’s School, Idebe (1959-1960), St Joseph’s Unyenge, (1961-1963) and St. Joseph’s School, Ikot Ene (1964) and obtained a First School Leaving Certificate (1964) at Credit level. Secondary Schools attended included Queen of Apostle’s Seminary, Afaha Obong (1965-1967) and St Patrick’s College, Ikot Ansa (1968-1969) where he obtained West African School Certificate. Through private studies/tuition he holds Advanced Level GCE Certificate (1976) and professional Certificate in Marketing (London) in 1978 and Diploma in Business Management (London) in 1972. In 1978, he took the competitive premier Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB) and was admitted to read Sociology in the University of Calabar. He was awarded South Eastern State Scholarship from 1979-1982 as an undergraduate. In 1982, he graduated with BSc (Hons), Second Class Upper. He also holds MSc in Industrial Sociology (1984) and PhD (1994) in Social Anthropology (Calabar). His PhD research was supported with funds from University of Calabar Senate Research Grant, Ford Foundation Studies Grant/IITA (Nigeria) and Sigma Xi (USA) Grant. Prof Charles conducted his ethnographic field-work among the Ibibio Immigrants in Akpabuyo, Efikland. The 526-paged thesis has contributed enormously to rural-rural migration, farming systems and general ethnographic studies of the Ibibio people of Nigeria (the 4th most populated ethnic group in Nigeria). His research interests span rural-rural migration, poverty, population, communication and family life, child abuse/domestic servants, farming systems and health (malaria, onchocerciasis, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health. His interest in rural poverty earned him a Guest Researcher Program Fellowship at the Institute of African Studies (Nordiska Afrikaninstitutet) where he presented seminars at the Institute and World Development Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has consulted for local and international bodies (World Bank- Poverty studies, APOC/WHO-Malaria and onchocerciasis, UNICEF- ECOSAN Toilet Project; UNFPA- Family Life and Communication, Reproductive health Issues, UNESCO- Population and poverty; NNPC- EIA on Float Station; UNDP- Health and Development Issues, DFID/British Council,- Community Policing Project and Police HIV/AIDs Project; Family Health International- Reproductive health, Nigerian Ports Authority- EIA and Re-settlement Plan; Shell Petroleum Ltd- EIA Studies and Government Agencies (federal and state), etc. Prof Charles has consulted for Cross River State Government as Member, Clan Verification Committee; Member, Tourism Development Project and four-times Chairman, Proposal Verification Assessment for Grants on HIV/AIDs program by SACA (State Action Committee on AIDS) and ECOSAN Toilet Project sponsored by UNICEF/UNDP. As an Advisor to WHO-APOC on Onchocerciasis projects, he travelled across African counties- Nigerian States, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Uganda, Ghana and Raja-South Sudan to gather field data on the socio-economic dimensions of the disease for the Anglophone Team. In one of such trips to Uganda, he physically crossed The EQUATOR LINE-a tourist’s wonder of the world. Another outcome of his research endeavours was his selection by UNESCO to present a country paper for Nigeria at the World Most Populous Nations’ Conference in Indonesia 1997 after submitting a research report from a Nation-wide ethnographic study on Population and Family Life Issues sponsored by UNFPA/Fed Ministry of Information and Culture. That report on Efik and Ibibio of Nigeria studied by him was adjudged the best from the six ethnographic sites selected for study. Apart from research endeavours, Prof Charles has been functioning for many years as Adviser to US-based Grant awarding Body called American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) specific on the development of African Humanities Program (AHP) where research proposals for PhD and Post Doctoral applications for research grants are reviewed. Professor Charles has undertaken 96 researches/ commissioned projects and consultancy services including Technical Reports, and has also published widely in Learned Journals. He has been Associate Editor and Editor respectively for University-based Journal of Social Development, co-editor and consulting author as well as reviewer for journals such as Journal of Social Development in Africa, Global Journal of Social Sciences, Global Journal of Medical Sciences and Editorial Adviser to OKPULO Journal of Art and Culture, of National Museum, among others. Apart from supervising and graduating 44 PhDs and 56 Masters candidates, Prof Charles has mentored many and has satisfactorily harvested, at the last count, more than 20 Professors/Associate Professors spread across faculties, departments and Universities in Nigeria who have passed through his tutelage, lectures and supervisions over the years. For Professor Charles, mentoring continues with the very young ones recently employed by the University whom he unceasingly encourage to write papers, attend conferences, engage in research activities and prepare effectively for each lecture before appearing before students. He has performed External Examiner’s functions for University of Uyo, University of Port Harcourt and University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Nigeria and has been a Professorial Assessor to ten Universities in Nigeria (so far 13 of such assessments to Professorial ranks have been done by him). Prof Charles has actively taken part in National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation exercises in Nigerian Universities spread across the country as Chairman and member respectively of different Accreditation Panels. To date, he has done 14 of such accreditation exercises. He also offered gratis, to co-supervise/mentor, through a written request, a Ghanaian medical student who worked on febrile illness of under-5 children in far away University of Ghana after seeing one of my publications on line. Prof Charles, acted as an academic mentor, working behind the scene, for a PhD candidate at the University of Bassel who worked on ‘Women Fish Traders of Calabar’ till she successfully defended her thesis and graduated in Anthropology of Theatre. He was, as well, a co-supervisor/mentor of a PhD candidate in Faculty of Agric-Economics and Extension Services, Unical on a project titled ‘Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict in Cameroon’. Prof Charles is member of Institute of Marketing London, Museum Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Association, History Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Population Association, Pan-African Anthropological Association, among others. He has received Patron Award from National Museum, Gold Award by NSASA, Great Personality Award by SOWSA, Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership from Unical Sociology Alumni, Gold Award by Faculty of Social Sciences, Leadership Distinction Award by NOYA, among others. Administratively, he has served as a two-time Head of Department of Sociology, and Chairman and member of several ad-hoc and standing committees at the departmental, faculty and University levels. This includes Chairman Graduate Committee, Chairman Departmental and Faculty Examination Malpractice Committee, Chairman, Faculty Electoral Committee, Member and Co-Chairman Senate Monitoring Committee, Member Course Planning Committee, Member, Senate Central Mock Accreditation Team (and Chairman of A Sub-Team) etc. He has been member of 1st Faculty International Conference (1987), PWPA conference (1992) and Co-Chairman Pan-African Anthropological Association held 2018 in Unical. He takes active part in advocacy outreach especially on tropical diseases such as Onchocerciasis, malaria and worrisome cultural practices such as child hawking, housemaid-ship in Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Raja, Sudan. He is a part-time lecturer of Sociology of Illness and Health for the Department of Nursing Sciences and Sociology of Health and Community Development for the Department of Public Health, University of Calabar. Presently, Professor Charles has about seventy publications (aside works accepted for publication and manuscript ready for review) including co-authored and edited research-based book entitled Socio-cultural Factors Affecting Attitude and Behaviour Regarding Family Life Issues in Nigeria; a leading author of Human Development, Child Welfare and Addiction; an author of Social Anthropology: Concept, Theory and Ethnography; Ethnography of African Societies: Sub-Saharan Africa; addiction and Society and National Values System; Social Environment and Human Behaviour: Social Work Approach; Sociological Theory: An Historic-Analytical Approach on Man and Society in addition to over sixty journal articles in local and international journals. Prof Charles has delivered twenty six Invited (Guest) Lectures, attended 114 conferences, seminars and symposia, and presented papers. Though employed September, 1985, Prof Charles began his teaching career as an Assistant Lecturer effectively early 1988 after three years of tutelage under renowned Professors of Anthropology: Professor V. C. Uchendu of the American Tradition of Anthropology and Professor G. K. Nukunya of the British Tradition. He is happily married to Arit O. Charles PhD, a friend, a sister, a mother, astute planner, a homemaker, a wife, a retired Director of Medical Social Services, University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital, (now on contact as Lecturer 1 with University of Calabar, Dept of Social Work), a practice-based Midwife/Nurse, a Medical Sociologist par excellence and a Social Worker/Counselor at its peak and admirable researcher. The marriage is blessed with three children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCSt Georges School, Idebe/ St joseph’s Primary School, Unyenge/St Joseph’s School, Ikot Ene19591964
WASCEQueen of Apostles Seminary, Abak /St Patrick’s College, Calabar19651969
B.Sc (Hons) Sociology University of Calabar, Calabar19781982
M.Sc Industrial SociologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar19831984
Ph.D Social Anthropology University of Calabar, Calabar19851994

S/N Publication
Charles, J.O. (2017). Curating Humanities for The Reconstruction of Cultural Identity Through Culture Tourism: Reflections on Ekpo Eyo’s Thesis. Journal of Library and Information Technology Trends, 1(2),1-24.
Charles, J. O.; Chima O.; Charles A. O.; and Gibbs I. (2017). Occupation and Executive Breastfeeding Practice: A Comparative Study of Formal and Informal Working Mothers in Uyo Urban of Akwa Ibom State. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IOSR-JHSS) 22(11), 57-68.
Antigha O Bassey; Joseph O. Charles & Takim A. Ojua (2014) Christian Prosperity Doctrine and Entrepreneural Development of Nogeria: A study of selected churches in Calabar, Nigeria. Mediterrenean Journal of Social Scinces (MJSS) May Edition, 5(9).
Charles, J. O. (2012) Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices: a Socio- Anthropological Discourse on Man, Religion, church and Society. In Ebelebe, C. A. ed Spirits: Occultism, Principalities & Powers. Acts of the 14th SIST International Missiological Symposium, 2011 (27-60). Enugu: Spiritan International School of Theology/San Press.
Nsemo, A. D., Umoinyang, I. E., Charles, J. O. (2012). Educational Status, cultural Beliefs and Utilization of Orthodox Maternity Services in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Hamdard Medicus, 55(2), 22-38.
Ikoh, M. U., Emmanuel, A. U., Charles, A. O., Charles, J. O. (2011): International Quarterly of Community Health Education. Household feeding patterns and feeding habits: Effects on the health of Ibibio households in Uyo Urban, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. 31(1) 51-69.
Charles, J. O. and Charles, A. O. (2011) The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) And The ‘Drug War’. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (29-36), Calabar: University of Calabar Press
Charles, J. O. (2011). Concepts, Forms and Types of Addictive Drugs. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (63-84), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Charles, J. O. and Charles, A. O (2011). Addiction and Society. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (1-28), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Iyamba, I. E. & Charles, J. O. (2011). Medication Taking Behaviour and the Immune System. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (153-171), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Ikoh, M. U & Charles, J. O. (2011). Corruption Crusade and the Nigerian Values System. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (209-236), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Charles, A. O. & Charles J. O. (2011). Addiction and Need for Improved National Values system. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (237-262), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Charles, J. O. (2011). Reinventing Values of the Nigerian Youths. In Charles and Ikoh (eds). Addiction, Society and National Values System (263-273), Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
Charles, J. O. (2011) Ethnic micro-minorities and identity crisis: a historical- linguistic discourse. Faculty of Social Sciences Lecture Series 1, 59-127.
Ikoh, M.U. and Charles, J.O. (2010). Security and Public Perception of Police Role in Crime Prevention. KOGJOURN-International Journal of Dept of Sociology, Kogi State University). 1(1), 90-106.
Archibong, E., Charles J.O, Abia, R. (2009) An Examination of Religious Conflicts: Impacts on Nation Building. Nigerian Sociological Review, 4 (1&2), 83-94.
Ikoh, M. U., Udoh, A., Charles, A. O., Charles, J. O.(2009). The influence of ‘Stock-out’ on health seeking behaviour of low-income women in Uyo Urban, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 29(3), 257-273.
Charles, J. O., Ikoh, M. U., Charles, A. O. & Ita, M. E. O (2009). Women-Directed Approaches to Employment Generation in Nigeria. Journal of Social and Development Issues, 6(1), 43-63.
Ikoh, M. U.,Charles, J. O., & Charles, A. O. (2008). An assessment of the Impact of Socio-economic Empowerment Programmes on Crime Prevention among Street Boys in Calabar, Nigeria. South-South Journal of Culture and Development; 10(1), 68-101.
Charles; J. O., Udonwa, N. E., Ikoh, M. U. (2008). The Role of Mothers in Household Health Seeking Behaviour and Decision-making in Childhood Febrile Illness in Okurikang/Ikot Efiong Otop Community, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Health Care for Women International, 29, 906-925.
Charles, J. O., Ikpeme, B. M., Olaniran, N. S., E. A. Akpan,E. A., Charles, A. O. & Ikoh, M. U. (2007). “Biomedical Paradigm and Cultural Perception of Onchodermitities in Rural Communities, Cross River State”. African Journal of Public Health, 1, 57 – 70.
Charles, J. O. (2007) “A Survey of Ethnographic High Points Among Efik and Ibibio People of the Cross River Basin” Akwanshi: Journal of the National Museum, Calabar 1(1), 9 – 18.
Abia, R. P., Charles , J. O., Ering, S. O., Mboto, W. A. (2007) “Men Factor in Maternal Health: A case study of Ikot Ene Community, Akpabuyo LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria”. South-South Journal of Culture and Development.9(1), 80-102.
Charles, J.O. & Ikoh, M. U (2005). “Beyond Social Class and Crime: Linking Political Patronage of Agaba Boys with Crime”. Nigerian Journal of Social and Development Issues, 4 (1), 21-42.
Charles, J. O. (2005). Social Relation and the ‘Trinity’ in Ibibio Kinship, The case of Ibibio Immigrant in Akpabuyo, (Efikland). Journal of Anthropological Research, 61(3), 337 – 356.
Charles, J. O., Charles, A. O., & Etukudo I. W. (2005) “Rural Community Perception of Poverty and Development Strategies for Poverty Alleviation” Global Journal of Social Sciences. 4 (1), 9 – 15.
J. O. Charles, A O. Charles & M. U. Ikoh (2005) Sustainable Development Plan for Higher Education in Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Administration, Planning and Research,2 (1), 43-55.
Charles, J. O. (2004) “Women Migration, International Marriage and Agricultural Development: The Case of Ibibio Women of Eastern Nigeria”. Development Studies Round Table (A Journal of Development) 1 (1), 102 – 123.
Charles, J. O. & C. Bassey, C (2004) Women and Household Food Security: A Study of Vegetable Farming in Calabar Urban. Nigeria South East Journal of Agricultural Economics and Extension, 6 (1 & 2), 35-45.
Charles, J. O. and Wilson Etukudo Itumitang (2003). “Ibibio Immigrants and the Changing Farming Systems in Akpabuyo, Efikland” in Nigerian Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 3 (1),36 – 52.
Charles, J. O. (2003) The Search for Identity and its implication for national integration. The Role of Language. In Okon Essien & Margaret Okon (Eds). Tropical Issues in Socio-Linguistic: The Nigerian Perspective (387 – 402), Aba, Nigeria: National Institute for Nigerian Languages.
Charles, J. O. (2003). African Culture, Human Health and Scientific Enquiry: The need for Synthesis of tools and Theories. In Ade Dopamu et al (eds.). African Culture, Modern Science and Religious Thought (489 – 507), Ilorin: Africa Centre for Religions and Sciences (NCRS).
Charles, J. O. & Charles, A. O (2003). Poverty and Patient Abandonment in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(2), 161 – 170.
Charles, J. O. & Bassey, C (2003) Nation Building through Food Security by Immigrant farmers: An Alternative Agricultural Development Strategy. Nigerian Journal of Economic and Development Matters, 2(1), 101 – 121.
Charles, J. O. & Charles, A. O. (2003) “Family and Child Labour: A Study of Child Hawkers in Calabar” Journal of Social Development in Africa 19(2), 113 – 133.
Charles, J. O. (2002). Ibibio Immigrants and the Changing Land Tenure Systems in Akpabuyo (Efikland), Nigeria. South-South Journal of Culture and Development, 4 (2), 65 – 84.
Charles, J. O. (2002) Town-Village Linkage: A Discourse of Efik Socio-political History and the Evolution of Local Administration in Calabar and Akpabuyo LGAs, Nigerian Journal of Social and Development Issues, 2(1).
Charles, J. O. (2001). “Family and Inheritance: An Ethnographic Explanation to Poverty and Wealth in Rural Nigeria” Journal of Research and Development in Education 2001, 8(1), 79 – 92.
Charles, J. O. (2001). “Dynamics of Family and Inheritance among the Efik of Nigeria” International Journal of Educational Administration, Planning and Research 2001, 1(1), 158 – 177.
Charles, J. O. (2001). “Social Relations and the Trilogy in Ibibio Kinship, The case of Ibibio Immigrants in Akpabuyo (Efik land) Nigeria” Journal of Applied Science and Education, 4 (3), 41 – 51.
Charles, J. O. (2001). “The Frontier Perspective and Rural-Rural Migration: The Case of Ibibio Migration to Akpabuyo in Efikland, Nigeria. Ibom Journal of Social Issues. 6(2), 161 – 184.
Ottong, J. G and Charles, J. O. (2000), “Child Welfare and Youth Development in Nigeria” In H. I. Ajaegbu, B. J. St. Mathew-Daniel and O. E. Uya (Eds.), Nigerian: A People United, A Future Assured (329 – 334). Abuja: Federal Ministry of Information
Charles, J. O. (2000) “Population Movement and Rural Development” International Journal of Social Science and Policy Studies, 3 (1), March, 117 – 128.
Charles, J. O. (2001). “Child Labour and Children Welfare: A Comparative Study of Domestic Servants in Calabar Metropolis”. Nigerian Journal of Social and Development Issues, 1.
Ezedinachi, E.N.U. Igbo, N. Egwu, A. N. Nwangwa, and J. O. Charles (1997). “Perception of Malaria Infection in Two Rural Communities of Nigeria” Hamdard Medicus Quarterly Journal of Science and Medicine, April – June, 11, (2), 108-117.
Charles J. O. (1996). “Women Migration, Intercultural Marriage and Regional Development: Problems and Prospects of Women-based Development and Communication Strategy in Africa”. Conference proceedings on Women in Africa and African Diaspora: Bridges Across Activism and the Academy held at Nsukka, Nigeria July 13 – 18. Women Studies Indiana University: Indianapolis, 9, 245 – 260.
Charles J. O., (1996). “Marriage and Lineage Segmentation in Ibibioland”, Anthropoligica, 48, 81 – 92.
WHO (1995). The Importance of Onchoceral Skin Disease, Report of a multi-country study by The Pan African Study GMP on Onchoceral Skin Disease (J. O. Charles included as contributors) Applied Field Research Reports, No. 1 Geneva: WHO, 1- 45.
Charles J. O. (1995). “Ibibio Migration to Akpabuyo: beyond the slave trade hypothesis” Ibom Journal of Social Issues,2(2),120 – 131.
Ogbuagu, S. C. & Charles J. O. (1993). “Survey of Sexual Networking in Calabar” Health Transition Review, 3, Supplementary Issues, 105 – 119.
Charles J. O. (1993). “The Changing Work Structure in Rural Households and its Implication for Food Security in Akpabuyo. In A. S. Olomola and A. C. Nwosu (eds.) Perspectives on Food Security in Nigeria (154 – 166.), Ibadan: NRSA,
Charles, J. O. (1991). “Population Education, Nigerian Culture and a Viable National Population Census” in F. D. Oyekanmi et al (eds). Viable National Population Census The Road to… (pp116 – 125). PAN Publication, 7.
Charles J. O. (1991). “The Family as a source of Population Education and Communication: The Case of Ibibio of Nigeria: Population, Information, Education and Communication (pp16 – 28). PAN Publication, 8.
Charles J. O. (1991). “The Family as a source of Population Education and Communication: The Case of Ibibio of Nigeria: Population, Information, Education and Communication (pp16 – 28). PAN Publication, 8.
Charles J. O. (1988). “Anthropological Approach Towards Effective Vital Statistics and Enumeration in Nigeria” In J. G. Ottong et al (Eds). Population and Planning in Nigeria. Nigeria (50 – 59): PAN Publication, 6.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Cross River State Scholarship Award Naira 1800CRSG1982-06-01
Ford Foundation Students Grant/International Institute of Tropical Agriculture GrantNaira 10000Ford fundation1988-06-01
University of Calabar Senate Research GrantNaira 20,000University of Calabar1989-06-01
Zigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Incorporated, USA research for Ph.dUsd 1000zigmz xi foundation1991-06-01
NPC/World Bank/UNICEF/ODA Grant for Poverty Assessment SurveyNaira 150,000NPC/Word bank1995-06-01
UNFPA/PICB Grant for POP/FL Anthropological SurveyNaira 1,000,000UNFPA1995-06-01
DFID/British Council Grant on Community Policing Baseline in Cross River StateNaira 5,000,000DFID/British council2008-06-01
DFID/British Council Grant on Community Policing Baseline in Cross River StateNaira 5,000,000DFID/British council2009-06-01

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Symposium on the Search for Cultural Identity and Integration in Nigeria, UNICROSS, UyoThe Search for Cultural Identity and Implication for State Integration”.1987-06-091987-06-13
Seminar on Rural Development, UNICALWomen and Agricultural Development in Cross River State: A Reassessment.1987-06-141987-06-15
PWPA Conference on Resources Endowment, Self-Reliance and Nation Building, Lagos Indigenous Values and Self-Reliance: Africa’s Opposites1989-05-311989-06-01
WORDOC/SSRC Sponsored Seminar on Women in Business and Agribusiness Institute of African Studies, University of IbadanWomen in B.usiness and Agribusiness in Calabar1989-12-051989-12-08
6th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Rural sociological Association (NRSA) on the Theme: National Food Security, at Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), The Changing Work Structure in Rural Households and its Implication for Food Security: Case Study of Ibibio Immigrant Farmers in Akpabuyo.1990-12-021990-12-05
10th PWPA Conference, Sheraton Hotel, LagoTradition, Peace and Social Order in Nigeria: An Overview.1992-03-031992-03-05
37th Annual Conference of Historical Society of Nigeria, UNICALWomen in Business and Industry through History1992-05-181992-05-20
UNFPA/PICB Three-day post-Anthropological Survey working session on Population and Family Life, Lake Chad Hotel, MaiduguriBaseline Survey of Socio-cultural Factors Affecting Population and Family Life Issues Among The Efik and Ibibio of Nigeria.1996-06-241996-06-27
UNESCO Conference on “Culture and Population”, in Indonesia Country paper titled: “Culture, Population and Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality in Nigeria1997-04-141997-04-17
The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru Child Welfare Development in Nigeria, problems and Prospects”.1997-05-151997-05-15
The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, SwedenPlural Community Perception of Poverty and Institutional Support for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Nigeria1997-11-271997-11-27
7th Annual Conference, PAN UNILAG, Lagos“Population Education, Nigerian Culture and a Viable National Population Census1998-12-061998-12-10
A Seminar Organized by A. Zillioni Ltd. Leadership and Motivation2000-02-172000-02-18
International Conference Sponsored by UNESCO/SHRCC Nigeria Hinterland Project, York University, Ethnic Antagonism and the Search for Culture Identity among Efik and Ibibio of Nigeria: An Aftermath of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.2000-07-102000-07-14
African Conferences on Science and Religion – University of Ilorin/The Centre for Theology and Natural Science (CTNS), Berkeley, California, USA.African Culture, Human Health and Scientific Enquiry: The need for synthesis of Tools and Theories2000-10-192000-10-24
Graduation Ceremony of Access High Schools, CalabarReinventing Moral Values of the Nigerian Youths2001-05-142001-05-14
Workshop on Museum Management and Organization organized by Swedish Africa Museum Programme (SAMP), National Museum, CalabarReinvesting A National Values Code in Nigeria2002-10-142002-10-14
National Conference on Hotels and Guest Houses Management and Security by Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism/Centre for Education StudiesFacial Detectable Features of Criminals.2002-11-182002-11-21
J. O. Charles et al (2006), 47th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Economic Society (NES) CalabarWomen-directed Approaches to Employment Generation in Nigeria” 2006-08-222006-08-24
Association of Africa Universities (AAU)Sustainable Development Plan for Higher Education in Nigeria”. 2006-11-302006-11-30
Association of Africa Universities Sustainable Development Plan for Higher Education in Nigeria2006-11-302006-11-30
Workshop organized by the Department of Clinical Governance, SERVICOM & E- health, Ministry of Health, Calabar,Qualitative Methods in Health Research.2009-01-262009-01-27
Workshop organized by the Department of Clinical Governance, SERVICOM & E- health, Ministry of Health, CalabarQualitative Methods in Health Research2009-02-052009-02-06
Black History Month Program at West Virginia State University, West Virginia, USA entitled “Black History: West Virginia and Its African Roots”Impacts and Lasting Effects of the Atlantic Slave Trade, West Virginia (USA) and Calabar (Nigeria) Experiences2009-02-232009-02-28
African Humanities Programmes (AHP) Fellowship Workshop, In collaboration with American Council of Learned Societies (ACSL)Writing a Successful (Fundable) Research Proposal. 2009-07-032009-07-08
4th Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) International Conference on Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of GlobalizationWomen in Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: Theoretical and Empirical Discourse.2009-08-032009-08-09
Patient-Centered Communication Consultation Skills,Introduction to Communication & Types of Communication skills , Tools and Techniques of Patient-centered Communication ; Patient perception of Effective communication ; Barriers in Effective Communication ;. Communication for Health Behaviour Change ;. The “Set – Go” Method of Descriptive Analysis2009-09-062009-09-11
Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Service, Lagos.Lecture Series on Research Methodology.2009-11-102009-11-11
Directorate of Research/MICRO-Link Int. Co. Ltd (STEP-B Malaria Project),Instrument Preparation and Application for Grant-Awarded Research.2009-11-262009-11-28
17th Induction of New Medical Doctors, College of Medical SciencesMedicine, Society and Health/care: Some Thoughts for Nigeria Physicians of the 21st century2010-06-172010-06-17
14th SIST International Missiological Symposium Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices: a Socio- Anthropological Discourse on Man, Religion, church and Society. 2011-03-222011-03-25
Akwa Ibom Public Service Lecture, Public Service Transformative Leadership in Public Administration and Governance: Creating a Better Life For All’2011-06-242011-06-24
National Meeting on the Dissemination of Ecosan Research FindingsSociological Perception and Findings on Ecosan Toilet Option in Rural Communities of Cross River State2011-07-192011-07-21
International Slave Trade Conference sponsored by UNESCO and CBAAC, Slave Trade Museum , Marina ResortDiscourse on the aftermath of Post Atlantic slave trading in Akpabuyo and Efikland.2012-03-132012-03-16
The First Distinguished Lecture of The Centre for Cultural StudiesConstruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Culture For Sustainable development: A Reflective Discourse on Some Indigenous Cultural Patterns2012-05-032012-05-03
Federal road Safety Sectoral WorkshopAttracting And Incubating Political Will for Road Safety: The Role of Special Marshall Corps2012-08-272012-08-27
A public symposium on Nigerian Youth an A Free And fair ElectionYouth Participation In Politics And Nation Building2013-12-232013-12-23
The 3rd Professor Ekpo Eyo’s Memorial Lecture. University of Calabar, Senate ChambersCurating Humanities for the reconstruction of Cultural Identity: Reflections on Ekpo Eyo’s 2015-07-012015-07-01
Pan African Anthropological Association International ConferenceUtilizing Kinship Structures for the Resolution of Land Conflicts in Africa: The Case of the Ibibio of Nigeria2016-08-022016-08-02
Pan African Anthropological Association International ConferenceEthnic Antagonism and Cooperation: A Study of Repercussion of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Internal Migration among Efik and Ibibio of Nigeria2018-08-152018-08-17
Pan African Anthropological Association International ConferenceMigration, Political Economy and Rural-Rural development in Africa. 2018-08-152018-08-17
2nd International Conference on Nigerian Federalism- Myth or RealityEthnicity: A Social Pathology in Nigerian Federalism and Unity2018-10-232018-10-26