SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE PGC-601 and PGC-701 2015/2016 SECESSION

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
NEWS: Research Methodology Workshops/Library Training for 2015-2016 Masters’ and Doctoral Students of the SPGS, UNN
The Rationale
In step with the benchmark of the National Universities Commission (NUC), the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Nigeria, with the approval of the Senate, revised the Postgraduate Students’ Regulations to accommodate a three-pronged approach to studies in Research Methodology whereby the courses, PGC 601(Research Methodology and Application of ICT in Research) and PGC 701 (Synopsis and Grant Writing) are introduced and handled at School, Faculty and Departmental levels. Consequently, the School collaborated effectively with the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library of the University to organize the first edition of the workshop/training thus:
i. Nsukka Campus: Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Opening Ceremony and Workshops
Friday, October 21, 2016 – Workshops and Library Training
ii. Enugu Campus: Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Opening Ceremony and Workshops
Friday, October 28, 2016 – Workshops and Library Training
The Philosophy behind the Workshop
The introduction of PGC 601(Research Methodology and Application of ICT in Research) and PGC 701 (Synopsis and Grant Writing) by the School of Postgraduate Studies(SPGS) was to keep pace with the Vision of the University of Nigeria to create a functional, globally competitive and research-focused University that is responsive to the needs of the society, while delivering world-class education and knowledge; and her Mission to place the University in the forefront of research and development, innovation, knowledge transfer and human resource development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man are fore-grounded in. The workshop introduction is also part of the efforts of the SPGS to pursue its mission attracting, educating, training and transforming qualified persons to high level manpower that are thoroughly equipped with adequate and update knowledge and specialized skills in research and innovation that are deployable for first-rate development and improvement in all fields of human endeavour.
The solution-based series of interactive workshops, with practical demonstrations and applications of contemporary trends in research methodology, is aimed at producing seasoned scholars who would chart the course of the new world economy that is driven by electronic technology.
Workshop Organising Committee
Prof. P. O. Osadebe (Dean, SPGS)    – Dean, SPGS
Dr. Ike E. Onyishi (Faculty of the Social Sciences)   – Chairman
Prof. A. A. Ubachukwu (Immediate past Dean, SPGS)  – Member
Dr. Ikenna E. Onwuegbuna (Faculty of Arts)   – Member
Dr. Ifeanyi E. Iwundu (Institute of African Studies)  – Member
Dr. Udensi M. Igwebuike (Faculty of Vet. Med.)   – Member
Dr. V. A. Onodugo (UNEC)     – Member
Mrs. E. N. Ogbonna (SPGS)     – Secretary
Subcommittees
a. Publication sub-committee (Three members)
b. Registration/Entertainment sub-committee (Three members)
c. UNEC sub-committee (Three members)
Co-opted Members:
a. Principal Officers of the University
b. Other relevant University functionaries
c. Board members of the SPGS
d. Technical/Workshop  Assistants (34 members)
e. Resource persons (15 experts)
Workshops
Nsukka Campus
Day One: Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Opening Ceremony and Workshops
Opening Session (8.00am – 10.30am): Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA)
Featured events included Accreditation of Participants, Address by the Vice Chancellor, Keynote Address by the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and Tea Break.
Technical Session Masters Programme (10.30am – 4.00pm): Nnamdi Azikiwe Library
Featured events were Research Methods, Lunch Break and ICT/Data Analyses.
Technical Session Doctorate Programme (10.30am – 4.00pm): Nnamdi Azikiwe Library
Featured events were Grant Writing, Synopsis Writing, Lunch Break and Publishing in Impact-Factor rated Journals.
Day Two: Friday, October 21, 2016 – Workshops and Library Training (9.00am – 2.00pm)
Venue: Nnamdi Azikiwe Library
Featured events were Electronic Library Resources in Context and Introduction to Databases, Online Databases: Formulating Search Strategies, Using Turnitin Software for Originality Check, and Online Reference Management Tools in the Digital Era: Introduction to Mendeley.
Enugu Campus
Day One: Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Opening Ceremony and Workshops
Day Two: Friday, October 28, 2016 – Workshops and Library Training
The entire Workshop and Training events (in structure and contents) held at Nsukka Campus were replicated in Enugu Campus, using the facilities and spaces of CEMAC, CBT, and FBA auditoria.
Workshop Materials
The basic workshops materials were sets of computer systems (made available by the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, for both campuses), Power Point projectors, public address systems, and branded file jackets distributed at accreditation points.
Resource Persons
The resource persons included:
1. Prof. P. O. Osadebe (Dean, SPGS) – Keynote Address: Building Your Capacity Towards Global Competence
2. Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani (University Librarian) – Electronic Resources: A Vehicle for Expanding the Frontiers of Information Access
3. Prof. A. A. Ubachukwu (Immediate Past Dean, SPGS)- Publishing in Impact-factor Rated Journals
4. Prof. C. U. Onyeji (Immediate Past Assoc. Dean, SPGS) – Synopsis Writing
5. Prof. Jerry Ugwuanyi  – Grant Writing
6. Prof. Uchenna Nzewi – Research Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
7. Prof. S. Enibe – Research Methods in the Sciences
8. Prof. Justie Nnabuko – Research Methods in Business Administration/Law
9. Prof. Douglas Nwagbo – Research Methods in Medical Sciences/HST/Environmental Studies/Institutes/Centres
10. Prof. F. C. Okafor – ICT/Data Analyses in the Sciences
11. Prof. Uzor Okoye – ICT/Data Analyses in the Humanities and Social Sciences
12. Prof. Geraldine Ugwuonah – ICT/Data Analyses in Business Administration/Law
13. Dr. Emma Aguwa – ICT/Data Analyses in Medical Sciences/HST/Environmental Studies/Institutes/Centres
14. Dr. Scholastica Ukwuoma – Online Databases: Formulating Search Strategies, Using Turnitin Software for Originality Check
15. Mr. Emmanuel C. Ihekwoaba – Online Reference Management Tools in the Digital Era: Introduction to Mendeley
Participation
Two thousand, one hundred and twenty (2120) students registered and participated in the programme. Certificate of participation has been prepared for distribution to participants.
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2016/2017 edition: Coming up ending of October. Details to be announced soon

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