KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Department of Publication and Extension recently conducted a comprehensive sensitization program across the Main and Western campuses, aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of the intricate world of academic research and publication among postgraduate students.
The sensitization program, which was held on November 16, was facilitated by Dr. Paul-Chima Ugwu Okechukwu, the Head of Publication and Extension and Deputy Director Research at Western Campus, Dr. Emmanuel I. Obeagu, Deputy Head of Publication and Extension at Western Campus, Eng. Dr. Valentine H.U. Eze, a Publication Officer from Western Campus and Dr. Esther Ugo Alum, Deputy Head of Publication and Extension at Main Campus.
Dr. Alum guided students through an engaging session on diverse forms of academic writing, Dr. Eze shared strategies for "Enhancing the Visibility of Academic Journals through Various Academic Databases," and Dr. Obeagu delved into the nuances of "Academic Journal Writing and Types of Journal Publications."
Dr. Okechukwu (in the picture) delivered a compelling discourse on "Re-evaluating Academic Performance Index through Research and Publication."
He underscored the pivotal role of persistent effort for aspiring academicians, emphasizing research and publication as fundamental pathways to achieving academic excellence.
Highlighting the significance of the Academic Performance Index (API), Dr. Okechukwu explained its role in evaluating educational institutions, measuring academic achievement, and enhancing the recognition and quality of research output.
Dr. Okechukwu told us what the program meant to post-graduate students.
“The program helped Post Graduate students develop enhanced skills in research and publication. Guided by a comprehensive understanding of ethical procedures and guidelines, students were equipped to navigate the intricate landscape of academic publication, significantly reducing the likelihood of paper rejection,” said Dr. Okechukwu.
“The event succeeded not only in enlightening students but also in instilling a sense of responsibility and proficiency in research and publication practices, essential for their academic journey,” he added.
The program was graced by the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics and Research, KIU Western Campus Dr Tom Mulegi, the Director Directorate of Higher Degrees and Research (DHDR), KIU Main Campus Prof Israel O. Obaroh and the Deputy Director DHDR Western Campus Dr Abubarkar Abdukareem.