Department of English holds International Conference on Academic Writing

October 16, 2016

dept-english-1In a bid to awaken the spirit of mentorship in humanities and exposure of students to new skills in paper presentation and academic writing, the Centre for Language Research and English Proficiency (CLAREP), Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Education recently held an international conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Declaring the international conference which took place at the school’s postgraduate hall open, the Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. Bamidele Sanni, however said that the level of mentoring in paper writings and presentations has dropped inconsiderably in our universities today.

He also added that the culture of writing has been destroyed, as students are no longer asked to write on what they intend to achieve or solve before embarking on their postgraduate thesis.

dept-english-2Giving her welcome address, Dr. Alexandra Esimaje said that the conference was geared towards accustoming students with the essence of post graduate academic writing.

According to her, the conference would make them better-off educationally as ideas and knowledge would be passed to them from renowned scholars

Furthermore, she said that they should key into the networking opportunities laid before them by liaising with scholars from other Institutions, in other to be exposed to new skills in paper presentations and academic writings.

The two day interactive session was graced by the Head of department R.A Nwasokor, Dr Bode Ekundayo, Prof Rotimi Taiwo, Dr Maduabuchi Agbo, Dr Obiageli Okolocha , Prof. Tony Afemikhe, Doreen Osa-Omoregie, Dr Stella Ogene, Dr Oduh amongst students from various institutions across the country.

dept-english-4During the sessions, lead papers by Ph.D. students, abstract from masters Students and research methods for 400 level students were however discussed and deliberated on.

The conference tagged ‘Postgraduate academic writing, networking and mentoring in the humanities (PAWNAM), availed post graduate students the opportunity to present their researches.

dept-english-3CLAREP is an association formed to promote English language proficiency among students, conduct research in related areas, and assist in language policy implementation with special reference to English.