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Dr. Stella Jacks Chinyere


Guidance and Counselling


Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Stella Jacks Chinyere

Dr Stella Chinyere Jacks started her career as a secondary school Guidance Counsellor at Havard international school in Kaduna, after her National Youth Service Corps experience at Federal Government Girls’ College, Zaria in 1991. From there she moved to Starland Private School Lagos in 1992. Later she became the Head teacher of Evangel Model School, Maiduguri between 1993 and 2005. She secured a temporary employment as an associate lecturer at the University of Maiduguri from 2005-2008 while she pursued her post-graduate programme in the same University. All this period, she positively affected the lives of pupils and students at Primary, Secondary and tertiary levels. She finally got a permanent and pensionable appointment at the University of Maiduguri in 2008 in the Department of Education, Faculty of Education as an Assistant Lecturer. She rose to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2014. In 2016, she sought a transfer to the University of Calabar, first on two years Leave of Absence, to the Department of Guidance and Counselling as a Senior Lecturer. The transfer of service was finally effected in 2019. Stella, being a child of parents in the Nigerian Police Force, had her Primary School in different states and towns due to constant transfers. She finally finished her Primary Education at Orogodo primary School, Agbor in 1976-1981. She had a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) from 1982-1985, from the College of Education, Abraka, after which she had a B.Ed in Guidance and Counselling from 1986-1989. She had an M.Ed. in 2003 and a Ph.D in 2010 from the University of Maiduguri. She is a professional in Guidance and Counselling and belongs to several Professional bodies such as; Counselling association of Nigeria (CASSON), Association of Professional Counsellors (APROCON), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Institute of Chartered mediators and Concilators (ICMC), Mental Health Facilitators (MHF), World Education Research Association (WERA) and several others. Her research areas are in Sexuality of Adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS. She has over 25 papers in reputable journals and has also attended both local and international conferences where she has presented papers. Dr Stella jacks has served as Head of Department, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar from 2017 to date, Level Coordinator of Business and Geography Education, University of Maiduguri (2008-2016) and Coordinator in Diploma in Teaching Practice (2008-2014). She works zealously, and she is interested in motivating the adolescents to leave a purposeful life. For this course, she visits four Secondary Schools in Calabar metropolis to address students on living a purposeful life. She is also interested in the menace of Street Children and as a social responsibility, she has offered voluntary service to them and assisted some of them to go out of the Streets to homes where they are well looked after. She is a very satisfied Guidance Counsellor as she has used her profession to the benefit of several individuals.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate Orogodo Primary School, Agbor, Delta State19701976
West African School CertificateBaptist Girls High School, Agbor, Delta State19761981
Nigerian Certificate in EducationCollege of Education, Abraka19821985
B.Ed Guidance and CounsellingUniversity of Ibadan, Ibadan19861989
M.Ed Guidance and CounsellingUniversity of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria19972003
Ph.D Guidance and CounsellingUniversity of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria20032010

S/N Publication
Bassey E.E., & Jacks, S. (2019). Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy among Secondary School Students in Cross River State, Nigeria. British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 6(5).
Jacks, S. C., Iya, H. A., Pur, H & Abuo, C. (2018). Girl child’s vulnerability and economic recession in Nigeria: A case study of Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. IOSR Journals of Research and method in Education, 8(5), 10-12
Jacks, S. C. & Samuel A. F. M. (2018). Effect of client centered counseling on commercial sex workers’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, 9(17), 20-22.
Jacks, S. C. (2018). Assessment of psychosocial challenges of internally displaced women in Dalori camp, Maiduguri. The need for counseling services. The Nigerian Journal of guidance and counseling, Ilorin, Nigeria, 23(1), 89-101.
Abuo, C. B., Peters, J. S., & Jacks, S. C. (2017). Some related variables on retirement and anxiety among public secondary school teachers in Calabar education zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. Calabar Counselor, 6, 21-31.
Jacks, S., Effiom, B.E., & James, B. O. E. (2019). Characteristics of Delinquencies Associated with Street Juvenile Hawkers in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research, 7(2), 21-26.
Bakari, U., & Jacks S. C. (2016). Effect of didactic counseling on HIV/AIDS prevention strategies among secondary school students in Jalingo metropolis, Taraba State, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Studies, 57-67
Mustapha, B., & Jacks, S. C. (2016). Awareness of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in junior secondary and Tsangaya Schools in Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. Maiduguri Journal of Educational Studies, 97-105
Pur, H., & Jacks, S. C. (2014). The effective use of logo-therapy as a means of counseling the public stigmatized HIV/AID patients. African Research and development network, Enugu Nigeira. 129-133
Akawu, B., Jacks, S. C., Bello, S., Akawu, C., Hussaini, A. Y., & Adebayo, O. (2012). Attitude of patients at disclosure of their sero-positive status during post-test counseling in Northern Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical Research, 12(9),
Jacks, S. C. (2006). The prevention of HIV/AIDS among youths. Importance of Counseling Strategies Educational Forum, Maiduguri Nigeria, 9(1), 88-92
Jacks, S.C., & Fajonyomi, M.C. (2004). Attitude of Secondary School Students towards sexually transmitted diseases in Maiduguri Metropolis., implication for counseling Educational Forum, Maiduguri Nigeria, 7(2),144-155.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The 28th Annual Conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held in MaiduguriFajonyomi, M. G. & Jacks, S. C. (2004). Reorienting the Nigerian Youths for employment through dignity of labour and work study programme.2004-08-172004-08-20
28th Annual conference of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held at University of Maiduguri, Borno State.Reorienting Nigerian Youths for employment through dignity of labour and work-study programme.2004-08-172004-08-20
29th Annual Conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), held at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.2006-08-062005-08-09
1st Faculty of Education Conference held at the University of Maiduguri.Teaching the mother profession: the way forward.2007-03-052007-03-07
33rd Annual conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held at Abuja.2009-08-052009-08-07
35th Annual Conference of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held in the international gymnasium, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.2010-08-022010-08-06
36th International conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held in Bayero University, Kano.Multiculturalism in Counselling.2011-09-052011-09-09
37th International Conference of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.2012-08-272012-08-31
39th Annual conference of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) held at the University of Benin, Benin.Effect of Guidance Services on University undergraduate students’ knowledge of susceptibility to HIV/AIDS.2014-08-182014-08-22
24th Biennial meeting of the international society for the study of Behavioural Development, Vilinus, Lithuania.Relationship between parenting styles, knowledge and attitude of Secondary School Students towards Sexuality in Maiduguri Metropolis of Borno State. Individual Poster2016-06-102016-06-20
12th International Biennial African Regional workshop, University of Education, GhanaGirl Children’s vulnerability and economic recession in Nigeria: A case study of Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria.2017-10-302017-11-02