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Dr. Judith Eteng Otu




Associate Professor


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About Dr. Judith Eteng Otu

Dr. Otu is a focused woman of many parts, goal getter, philanthropist, a dedicated academic and a motivational speaker that is richly endowed with strong cognitive leadership and personal skills. She is deeply committed to teaching, research and community service in the University. Dr. (Mrs.) Judith Eteng Otu was employed into the services of University of Calabar on the 16th of August 2005 as Lecturer II, where she has been teaching and researching for the past nineteen years in the Department of Sociology. She rose through the ranks and was promoted Associate Professor in 2016. Dr. Otu attended Government Primary School, Akamkpa, Cross River State from 1978 – 1981, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate, Holy Child Secondary School Ikom between 1981 and 1986 where she obtained her O’ levels from. Between 1986 and 1987, she made a brief stint at the Federal School of Arts and Sciences, Ogoja before proceeding to the prestigious University of Calabar in 1987. Dr. Otu holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Theatre Arts (1991), an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Sociology (2000) and a Ph.D degree in Development Sociology (2005). Since joining the University, she has been teaching, mentoring and consequently, contributed to the graduation of students in the University. Dr Otu, together with her other colleagues, has successfully graduated four doctoral candidates, thirteen masters degree candidates and numerous first degrees. Dr. (Mrs.) Judith Otu has authored and co-authored several textbooks, many academic journal publications and peer reviewed book chapters. She has attended several international, local conferences where she presented papers. She was also a key member of the organizing team for the 2018 annual international conference of the PAN-AFRICAN Anthropological Association, University of Calabar. Dr. Otu is a recipient of several international and local awards, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Administrators and the Chartered Institute of Local Government Administrators. She has served her Department, Faculty and University in other capacities including examinations officer from 2006 – 2010 and Chairman, Departmental Graduate Board from 2012 – 2014. Dr. Otu was elected into the position of the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate Board as Chairman in 2014 – 2016 and is currently serving as Deputy Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Calabar, a position she was elected into in 2017. She has done collaborative work with state, national and international organizations such as Rainforest Resource Development Cooperation, Womens’ Right International and National Agency and Organisation for Women and Children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCGovernment Primary School, Akamkpa19771981
WAECHoly Child Secondary School, Ikom19811986
WAECFederal School of Arts and Science19861987
B.Sc (Theatre Arts)University of Calabar, Calabar19871991
M.Sc (Industrial Sociology)University of Calabar, Calabar19942000
Ph.D (Development Sociology)University of Calabar, Calabar20002005

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Otu J., & Anam B. (2016). The role of women in food production and poverty reduction in rural communities in Cross River State: Advances in social science research Journal, 3 (9), 56-64.
Otu, J., & Anam B. (2016). Diversification of the African rural economy through industrialization; Advances in social science research journal, 3(8), 56-62
Eja, I. E., & Otu, J. E. (2015). An appraisal of tourism development in Cross River State: pre-post Era Analysis, Nigeria. Studies in social sciences and Humanities, 2 (3), 139-147.
Ushie, M. A. Otu, J. E., & Undelikwo, V. A. (2014). A comparative analysis of fertility differentials in Cross River State. Developing country studies, 4(6), 36-40.
Ukwetang, J. O., Otu, J. E, & Neji, H. A. (2014). Assessing the influence of gender awareness and Attitude to Forest Resource conservation in Cross River State. Research on Humanities and social sciences, 4(2), 82-86
Ering, S. O., Otu, J. E., & Archibong, E. P. (2014). Rural Development policies in Nigeria; A critical Appraisal. International journal of Education and Research, 2 (9), 307-320
Ebong F., Otu, J., & Ogwumike, F. (2013). Self help initiation and the development of Rural communities in Nigeria. Research on Humanities and the social sciences, 3(12), 66-74
Otu, J. E., Itam U. A., Emeka J. O., & Eja, E. I. (2013). The catalytic Role of Hotel industry in Human Resource Development in Calabar, Nigeria. Research on Humanities and the social sciences, 3(11), 106-112.
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., Agbor, E. A., & Inyang I.O. (2013). The Catalytic Role of Hotel Industry in sustainable tourism development in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of sustainable Development studies. 2(2), 182-196.
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., Agbor, E. A., & Emri, S. I. (2013). Community leadership and attitude to impact of ecotourism development in Cross River State. Journal of studies in social sciences. 3(2), 151-163.
Otu, J. E., Eja, E. I., Agbor, E. A., & Inyang I. O. (2012) challenges of domestic water consumption in Bhahumono communities of Abi local government area, Nigeria Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 443-452.
Otu, J. E., Eja, E. I., & Yaro, M. A. (2012). Assessment of women economic empowerment as a panacea for social change in Yakurr Local government Area, Nigeria. European journal of Business and social sciences, 1 (1), 1-10.
Otu, J. E., Ukwaji, J. R., & Ushie, M. A. (2012). The consequences of Genital Mutilation on women in Cross River State. International Journal of Academic research in progressive education and development, 2, 220-228
Eja, I. E., Otu, J. E., Ewa, E. E., Ndomah, B. N. (2011). The role of private sector participation in sustainable tourism development in Cross River State, Nigeria. International journal of Business and social science, 2(2), 153-160
Eja, E. I., Ajake, A. O., Otu, J. E., & Ndomah, B. N. (2011). Using multiple regression analysis in modeling the role of hospitality industry in Cross River State. African Research Review, 5(6), 231-238.
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., Atu, J. E., & Edet, E. O. (2011). Urban water supply as a catalyst for socio-economic transformation of Port Harcourt City, Nigeria. International journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(2), 89-94.
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., Ndomah, B. N., & Ewa, E. E. (2011). Tourism as a catalyst for hospitality industry development in Calabar, Nigeria. e-Review of Tourism research, 9(1), 14-33.
Otu, J. E., Ushie, M. A., David, E. O., & Ifere, A. B. E. (2011). The impact of child abuse on academic performance of youths in Calabar-South Local government area. African journal of Education and Technology, 1(2), 8-13.
Eja, I. E., Otu, J. E., Eko, J. A., & Inyanyg O. (2011). Environmental consequences of volumetric traffic flow in Calabar Metropolis, Nigeria/ African Research Review, 5(3), 200-211.
Otu, J. E., Eja, E. I., Atu, J. E., & Emeka, J. O. (2011). Analysis of poverty indices in underdeveloped countries: Nigeria scenario. Mediarterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2), 195-203.
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., Yaro, M. A., & Inyang I. O. (2011). Impact of hospitality industry in poverty alleviation in a tourist destination: Cross River Sate Scenario. Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Rome, 2(3), 365-374.
Otu, J. E., Kinuabeye, J., & Eja I. E. (2011). Impact of population growth on forest resource degradation in Ikom Local Government Area. Universal Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 1(1), 42-51.
Aniah, E. J., Eja, I. E.,, & Otu, J. E. (2010). Sustainable tourism development as a strategy for poverty alleviation in Cross River State, Nigeria. Indian development review, 8 (1), 233-245.
Ingwe, R., Ikeji, C., & Otu, J. E. (2010). Productivity measurement and growth in Nigeria: challenges and prospects. Economic seria management, 13(2), 254-268.
Ingwe, R., Agi, S.P. I., Adams, J., Ukwayi, J. K., & Otu, J. (2009). Incivility and unconstitutional destruction of lives and property by security agencies and political gladiators, in Nigeria: An analysis. The Icfai university journal of governance and public policy, 4(1), 35-48.
Ingwe, R., Adams, J., Agi, S. P. I., Otu, J. E., & Ukwayi, J. K. (2009). Perpetration of offences by ocean-going vessels in Nigeria’s territorial waters. The ICfai university journal of governance and public policy, 4(1), 35-48
Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., & Ushie, A. M. (2009). Socio-economic implications of eco-tourism development in Plateau state. Nigeria journal of sustainable development in Africa. 11(3), 246-264.
Aniah, E. J., Eja, E. I. Otu, J. E., & Ushie, M. A. (2009). Tinapa Business Resort: A strategy for sustainable rural livelihood in Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Business and Management, 4(6), 121-128.
Aniah, E. J., Eja, E. I., Otu, J. E., & Ushie M. A. (2009). Resort potentials as a strategy for sustainable tourism development in Plateau state, Nigeria. Journal of sustainable development, 2 (2), 73-79.
Aniah, E. J., Eja, E.I., Otu, J. E., & Ushie, M. A. (2009). Patronage of ecotourism potentials as a strategy for sustainable to tourism development in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of geography and Geology, 1(2), 20-26.
Ugal, G. A., & Otu, J. E. (2009). Stress and Behavioural problems among visually impaired and Non-impaired adolescents; Grade and Gender Differences. Nigeria journal of social and development issues, 6(1), 1-14.
Eyo,E. O., Otu, J. E., & Sampson, M. G. (2008). Homogenity in Group Membership social characteristics and Loan recovery: Implication for success of formal-informal sector linkage in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Medwell Journal, 3(1), 17-22.
Ingwe, R., Otu, J. E., Agi, S.P. I., Eja, E. I., & Ukwayi J. K. (2008). Federal government assistance for web-based secondary education under poor socio-economic development conditions in Nigeria. Geodemographic and qualitative analyses. Journal of geography and regional planning, 1 (4), 72-84.
Otu, J. E., Ushie, M. A., Attah, F. M., & Owan, J. E., (2008). Applying accountability and transparency in the management of tertiary institutions in Nigeria: Sophia: An African journal of philosophy and public affairs, 10 (2), 40-48
Otu, J. E., Ushie, M. A., Attah, F. M., & Owan, E. J. (2008). Personal participation in task motivation, decision making, task performance and productivity in educational institutions. Sophia: An African journal of philosophy and public affairs, 11(1), 48-51.
Otu, J. E., Mboto, W., & Eteng, F. (2008). Creating awareness on leadership among youths: strategies and implications, University of Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration, 4(1), 211-217.
Ugal, G. A., & Otu, J.E. (2006). The influence of socio-economic status on perceived attractiveness of the print advertisement. Ibom Journal of Social Issues, 7 (2), 1-6.
Otu, J. E., & Njar, G. N. (2006). Strategies for rural women’s economic empowerment in Cross River State of Nigeria. Ibom Journal of Social Issues, 7 (2), 45-58.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Annual conference entitled “Transforming the Tourism Industry in Nigeria, University of Nigeria, NsukkaThe impact of tourism event on sustainable hotel industry development in Calabar, Nigeria.2014-09-072014-09-09
African Regional Research Conference on Sustainable Development Strategies. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Participatory Rural Development strategies and effective poverty reduction in rural communities in Nigeria.2015-12-012015-12-03
Nigerian strategic conference on development policies, economic performance and sustainability, University of Abuja main campus, Gwagwalada, Nigeria. Internally displaced persons (IDPS) and vulnerability: Impact assessment of the National policy on IDPS in Nigeria.2016-02-242016-02-26
3rd League of African Development Experts’ conference, Ebonyi state University, Abakiliki, Nigeria. Diversification of the African Rural Economy through Industrialization.2016-03-312016-04-01
Interdisciplinary African Regional Research Conference on Development and sustainability. University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast- GhanaWater Resources Management and rural development: Impact assessment of the Cross River Basin Development Authority, Calabar.2016-05-252016-05-26
Sustainable Development conference on Entrepreneurship, Environment, Technology and Energy Research. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NigeriaRural technology and improved agricultural production in Nigeria: Emerging opportunities in Central Senatorial District of Cross River State.2016-07-282016-07-29
The Annual International Conference of the PAN-AFRICAN Anthropological Association. University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Policy Issues, Slavery and Development in the 21st Century.2018-08-152018-08-17
5th Conference of African Universities and Industry Partnership. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi – Ghana. The Implication of Inter-Governmental Relations on the Performance of the Nigerian Rural Economy.2018-09-192018-09-20