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Mr. Mathias Agba


Nursing Science


Lecturer II


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About Mr. Mathias Agba

Mr. Mathias Agba, is a strategic thinker, collaborator, self-driven, dependable, intellectual thinker, proactive, and a hardworking young man who has acquired knowledge and experience in the course of his study. Besides being mentally and physically stable, he is amenable to leadership and accepts responsibility promptly and willingly. Having vouched for his academic competency and character with a passion for promoting and maintaining excellence in Mental health and psychiatric nursing education and clinical practice. He is overtime gain experience as a nurse clinician, mental health educator, researcher, and organized leader. He is committed to professional development with brilliant renovations and values added to nursing care. He specialized in the elimination of stigmatization, frequent admission of clients with mental disorders, relapse prevention, drugs adherence, drugs cassation, and promoting the maintenance of good mental health, and advocating to restore the dignity of the mentally ill through creating a positive learning and teaching environment and focus activities.Mr. Mathias Agba is a staff of the Department of Nursing Science; join the University of Calabar after voluntary retirement from Cross River State Ministry of Health in 2018. After joining the department in 2018 as a result of his hard work, commitment, and dedication he was appointed Departmental time-table officer, examination officer for 100 Level both UME and D/E, Member Departmental disciplinary committee, Member Quality assurance committee, member induction committee, Member Departmental Accreditation committee and Secretary Curriculum development for and Ph.D. mental and psychiatric nursing. These positions have allowed him to gain expertise and contribute to the development of the nursing profession through his intellectual capacity and provide mentorship to students. Mr. Agba was born in Ushara- Gakem town in Bekwarra Local Govt. Area of Cross River State and raised both Cross River State and Benue state, although her parent is from Gakem town in Bekwarra Local Govt. area of Cross River State. He attended his primary school in St. Mark Primary School Gakem and Junior secondary school in Comprehensive Secondary school Gakem, then proceeded to Government Secondary school Zaki-Ibim Benue State and obtained SSCE in 1998. He obtained RN Certificate from the School of Nursing Itigidi in 2004; He received B.N.Sc (Hons) Second Class Upper from the University of Calabar in 2012, His desire in promoting and maintaining good positive mental health; he obtained M.Sc mental health and psychiatric nursing from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu Campus in 2017. He also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the University of Calabar in 2016 and a Diploma in Mental Health and Psychiatric nursing from the school of mental health and psychiatric nursing Calabar in 2012. Mr. Agba has attended and made oral presentations / moderated sessions in over 8 professional conferences /workshops. He presented over 4 papers in Mandatory Contentious Professional Development Programs (MCPDP) for nurses in specialized areas in mental health and psychiatric nursing. He has published much research works in international journals with high impact factors. Mr. Agba has applied for study grants to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and is receiving promising attention due to his outstanding research and the benefit of the research to the University of Calabar and society in general. Mr. Agba supervised over 100 undergraduate students and guided many successful post Graduate Students in various research studies. He is an external examiner to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa, and College of Nursing Ikot Ekpene in the Final qualifying examination for General nursing and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria scripts marker. Agba is a member of many national organizations including Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU), National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), National Association of Nigerian Psychiatric Nurses (NAPN), National Association of Nurse Educators. And the University Graduate of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA). Mathias Agba is happily married to a seasoned Midwives and a Graduate Nurse of no mean repute Mrs. Agba, Affiong Mathias of Medical Centre 305 Mobility group, Nigerian Airforce Headquarters Calabar, Cross River State. The Union is blessed by one child and many more on the way coming. He is a member of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Headquarters region II Atimbo Road Calabar.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) St. Mark Primary School, Gakem Cross River State19861992
Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Government collage Zaki-ibam, Benue state19921998
Registered Nurse Certificate (RN)School of Nursing Itigidi, Cross River State 20002003
Bachelor Nursing Science (B.N.Sc), Second Class Upper Division University of Calabar, Calabar Cross River State Nigeria. 20082011
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PDGE) University of Calabar, Calabar Cross River State Nigeria.20132014
M.Sc. Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State Nigeria.20152017

S/N Publication
Ingwu, J. A. Agboh, T., Agba, M., Okafor, C., & Kotoye, O. C. (2020). Factors contributing to unsafe abortion among adolescence in Enugu south Local Government Area, Enugu state Nigeria IJM, 25 (01),33-47
Duke E. U. Lukpata F., Agba, M. & Nwakwue C. N. (2020). Clients’ Perception of the Role of Transportation to the Hospital and Level of Hospital in Reducing Maternal Mortality in Calabar, Nigeria; Global Journal of Health Science; 12(13),165-173
Duke, E. U., Esienumoh, E., Ella R. E., Ndukaku N. C. & Agba, M. (2020). Perception of Prenatal Exercise and Its Perceived Outcome among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital; Global Journal of Health Science; 12 (8), 157-165
Ingwu, J. A., Anarado , A., Okafor , C., Kotoye, O. C., Ikpo, N. K. & Agba, M. (2019). Emotional Experiences of Mothers of Newborn admitted to the Newborn Special Care Unit at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu State – Nigeria, IJM,24 (03), 411-420
Oyira, E. J. & Agba, M. (2019). Prevalence, and Outcome of Management of Major Depressive Disorder among Patients in Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, From January, 2012to December, 2014 Reference toSumerianz Journal of Medical and Healthcare 2(7),70-79.
Ingwu, J. A., Ogbogu, C., Ogbonnaya, I. E., Opara, H.,Omotola, N., Kotoye, C., Nwaordu, H. A. & Agba, M. (2019). Caregiver’s knowledge and practice towards pressure ulcer prevention; a cross sectional Descriptive study. Research Journal of Medical Science;. 13(2), 38 – 44.
Oyira, E. J., Ojong, I. N., Agba, M. & Andrew-Bassey, P. I. (2017).Patients Opinion Concerning Management of Hypertension at the University of Calabar, Calabar. Cross River States-Nigeria. Reference to: International Journal of Science and Research Methodology .6(2),122-145.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
ACTION/GHAIN Adult ART Training Workshop. held at FHI Office, Godab Plaza Abuja Nigeria Organized by Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria(GHAIN)2005-10-242005-10-28
Creating Awareness for the Prevention of breast, Cervical and Prostate Cancers. held at College of Health Technology, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar Cross River State Organized by West Africa College of Nursing (Faculty of Community Health)2010-09-202010-09-23
Moving research forward towards a stronger impact on health care practice. held at College of Health Technology, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar Cross River State Organized by West Africa College of Nursing (Faculty of Administration, Management and Ed2012-09-252012-09-27
The 2015 Research update for timely graduation held at Conference Hall University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu Campus. Organized by Faculty of Health Science and Technology in collaboration with Health policy research group.2015-08-122015-08-13
Professional Examination for Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria; the role of objectivity in measurement and evaluation. held at Monty Suites Northern Industrial layout behind zone 6, Police Headquarters ,Esuk Utan Calabar Cross River State. Organized 2017-07-172017-07-21
Sustaining Quality Nursing Education and Practice in the 21st Century: the place of professional examination held at Watbirdge Hostels and Suites 11A/B IBB way (Opp. Ibom Hall) Uyo Akwa Ibom State. Organized by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ni2019-07-222019-07-26
: Enhancing Professional Nursing and Midwifery examination outcomes through educator –Clinician synergy. held at the Auditorium Alex Ekweme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakikliki Ebony State.Organized by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria exa2021-08-162021-08-21