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Prof. Okugo Chukwuemeka Uzoma


Mass Communication




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About Prof. Okugo Chukwuemeka Uzoma

Employment History: Abia State University, Uturu, Associate Professor 1997 – 2017 and now University of Calabar. Education: University of Uyo, Uyo, 2003 – 2008, Ph.D., Mass Communication. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1991 – 1995, M. A., Mass Communication. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1986 – 1990, B. A. Mass Communication. Teach (number of students taught): More than 30 Masters students, 10 Ph.Ds. Professional Associations: African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), and International Association of Mass Communication Researchers (IAMCR)

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B.A. Mass CommunicationsUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria19861990
MA Mass CommunicationsUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria19921995
PhD Mass CommunicationUniversity of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria20032008

S/N Publication
Okugo, C. Uzoma, Onwukwe Chimaobi & Nweke Joan. “Gender, sexuality and journalism education: expanding the horizon of media educators and trainees”. The Nigerian Journal of Communication (TNJC) vol. 15, 1, June 2018. Accepted for Publication.
Faith Amah, Innocent Ihechu, Chukwuemeka Okugo, & Christian Afulike. “Media coverage and framing of cultural practices that target Nigerian women”. Covenant Journal of Communication Vol. 4. No 2. December 2017.
Onwuzumigbo Dom Ugo, Okugo C. Uzoma & Izuogu Kingsley Chukwuemeka. “Communication audit of Cable News Network (CNN) online reports on Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria (2012 - 2016.’’ International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies. Vol. 3. No. 5.Pp. 19-34, October 2017 (United kingdom).
Innocent Paschal Ihechu,Uzoma C. Okugo & Samuel O. Chukwu – Okoronkwo. “Evaluation of ICT utilization options in programme production by broadcast stations in South East Nigeria International Institute for Science Technology: and Education (IISTE).Accepted for publication, December, 2017. (United States).
Chimaobi Onwukwe, Uzoma C, Okugo, Ihechu Innocent and Afulike Christian. “Indigenous communication in effective poverty alleviation programme in rural Nigeria”. Accepted for Publication in the Bayero Journal of Communication, Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. 2016.
Onwukwe Chimaobi D, Okugo Chukwuemeka Uzoma, Ndumele Roseline & Onukawa Edith. “Revisiting the lingua franca question in Nigeria: insights from the 2015 electioneering campaigns”. Online Journal of Arts, Management and Social Sciences. Vol 1 No. 1 Pp 145 - 159. September 2016 (Maiden Edition).
Chimaobi Onwukwe, Uzoma Okugo, Innocent Paschal Ihechu & Christian D. Afulike. “Utilization of indigenous communication modes in the mobilization of rural communication for poverty alleviation programmes in South-East, Nigeria”. Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies (IJHS) vol. 26. No 2. 2016.
Innocent Paschal Ihechu, Uzoma Chukwemeka Okugo & Chima, Onwukwe Dick. “Social media instant messengers and the Nigerian student; implications for productive tertiary learning”. Review of Communication and Media Studies. Vol. 1. No 2. Pp 10-18. May, 2015.
Innocent Paschal Ihechu,Uzoma Chukwuemeka Okugo, Chima Onwukwe & Christian Afulike. “The changing roles of sound in music listening experience in Nigeria: beat vs content”. Benin Media Com Journal, No. 9. Pp 210—223. 2015.
Uzoma C.Okugo & Chima Onwukwe. “Unveiling the shrouds of secrecy: a study of South-Eastern Nigeria media practitioners awareness of the freedom of information act”. African Media and Democracy Journal Vol.1.2. Pp 125 - 144. 2014. (Ghana).
Chima Onwukwe, Uzoma C. Okugo, Innocent Pascal Ihechu & Christian D. Afiilike. “Indigenous communication for effective poverty alleviation programmes in rural Nigeria.” Journal of Indigenous and Community Communication (JICC); Accepted for publication in the Maiden Edition of (JICC). December 2014. (Kenya).
Uzoma C. Okugo, Chimaobi Onwukwe, Pascal Innocent Ihechu, & Onwuka Okereke; “Child trafficking as a survival mechanism in an economy in dire straits: implications for media framing in Nigeria”. Conference Proceedings of the African Council for Communication Education Annual Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Pp. 218-233. March 10th-12th, 2014.
Innocent P. Ihechu, Uzoma C. Okugo & Chima Onwukwe; “Social media, instant messenger and the Nigerian student: implications for productive tertiary learning” Conference Proceedings of the (ACCE) Annual Conference, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Pp.579 - 596. March 10th-12th, 2014.
Chima Onwukwe, Uzoma C. Okugo & Innocent Pascal Ihechu, “Persuasion in Dettol disinfectant’s advertisement: implications for children’s perception and attitude to germs in Nigeria”. Conference proceedings of the (ACCE), University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Pp.564- 578. March 10th -12th, 2014.
Doris Nwosu, Chima Onwukwe & Uzoma C. Okugo. “Nudity in Nigeria home movies and the social life of actresses: a study on Tonto Dike and Mercy Johnson” International Research of Musicology and Drama (IRJMD).Vol. 2,(1) April -. January 2013. (South Africa).
Uzoma C, Okugo, Chima Onwukwe, Innocent Pascal Ihechu & Uwaoma Uche. “Advocacy journalism as a remedy to Boko Haram insurgency and threat to national unity”. Journal of Linguistics and Communication Studies (JONLICS) University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Vol. 2. Pp 60 - 72. 2012.
Uzoma C. Okugo & Chima Onwukwe. “Domestic violence against women, media coverage and suggested options” The Sixth International Conference Proceedings on Development Studies, Benue State, Nigeria. Vol.6.No.3. Pp 31-36. February 1st - 4th, 2011.
Chima Onwukwe & Uzoma C. Okugo. “Attitudinal disposition of tertiary students in Nigeria to tattooing and sagging mode of dressing” International Conference Proceedings on Social Sciences and Humanities, Port - Novo, Republic of Benin. Vol:1.No.8. Pp 119-130. April 4th- 7th, 2011.
Uzoma C. Okudo & Chima Onwukwe. “Wiki-leaks, whistle blowing, freedom of information, revolutionary trends in Africa and the media”. International Conference Proceedings on Social Sciences and Humanities, Port — Novo, Republic of Benin. Vol. 1. No. 7 Pp.134 -141. April 4th -7th, 2011
Chima Onwukwe & Uzoma Okugo; “Englishization of the world wide web: implications for indigenous languages in Nigeria”. The 4th International Conference Proceedings on Research and Development, Lome, Togo,.Vol. 4.No. 8. Pp. 99-103. May 31st - June 3, 2011.
Uzoma C. Okugo & Chima Onwukwe. “Going green with alternate technology in the age of scarcity and uncertainty: a study on innovation adoption theory of mass communication”. Fourth International Conference Proceeding on Research and Development. Lome, Togo. Vol. 4. No 8. Pp 75-80. May 31st – June 3rd, 2011.
Chima Onwukwe & Uzoma C. Okugo; “The influence of new media political campaigns on the 2011 voting patterns of Abia electorates” In Omojola A (Ed.) Media Terrorism and Political Communication in a Multi-Cultural Environment. The African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Conference Proceedings, Covenant University. Ota, Nigeria. Pp 513-519. 2011.
Uzoma C. Okugo & Chima Onwukwe. “Media terrorism and propaganda warfare in the age cf globalization. The Nigerian experience”. In Omojola A. (Ed.) Media Terrorism and Political Communication in a Multi-Cultural Environment. ACCE Conference Proceeding, Covent University, Nigeria. Pp. 326-334. 2011.
Chimaobi Onwukwe & Uzoma Okugo (2011,). “Farouk Abdulmutalab’s saga, the media and Nigeria’s image in the international community ". Communication for Social Change and Development, African Council for Communication .Education. Pp 263-282. Uyo: BSM Resource Nig. Ltd.
Chima Onwukwe & Okugo C. Uzoma. “Tattooing and sagging among students in Abia State University: a study on observational learning theory”. Journal of New Studies in Language and Literary Studies. Published by the Department of English/Literature, Abia State University, Uturu, Vol. 3. Pp 18 -35. September, 2010.
U. Okugo, I. Akpan & M. Mboho. “Media practitioners awareness —knowledge differentials: a factor in the failed passage of the freedom of information bill by Nigeria legislative assembly.” LWATI. A Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 7, Issue 3 Pp 74 - 84, September 2010 (China).
Okugo C, Uzoma. “The impact of electronic church on the pro-social behaviour of secondary school students”. A Bi-annual Journal of School of Information Technology (SIT), Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Volume 1, No. 2. Pp 300 - 311. September, 2009.
Okugo C, Uzoma. “Cultivation theory: its relevance in Nigeria/African context”. Journal of New Studies in Language and Literary Studies Published by the Department of English/Literature, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, Vol. 2. Pp 78 - 85, March, 2009.
Uzoma C, Okugo (2000). “Press freedom and the military: the Nigerian experience” In J. O Onwuka (Ed.) The Military and the State in Nigeria. Pp. 227-242. Okigwe, Jane-Mos Communication.

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The First Conference of the East African Communication Association. Multi-Media University College of Kenya, Nairobi, September 7th – 9th, 2011.2011-09-072011-09-09
The 14th African Council for Communication Education Conference, Covenant University, Ogun State, September 20th – 22th, 2011.2011-09-202011-09-22
Alfred Opubor International Conference on Community Media, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, March 17th – 29th, 2012.2012-03-172012-03-29
The Bi-annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference. Accra, Ghana August 15th -18th, 2012.2012-08-152012-08-18
United Nations Children’s Fund. One Day Group Sensitization on Mainstreaming of Child Rights Reporting Curriculum in Universities. Mass Communication Auditorium, Imo State University, Owerri, October 21th -22th, 2016.2016-10-212016-10-22
African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, October 25th - 28th , 2016.2016-10-252016-10-28
African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, October 31st – November 3rd, 2017.2017-10-312017-11-03