Academic Research Writing Workshop for Nigerian Universities

To address the challenges faced by Final Year and Post Graduate Students conducting and writing research report (Project) in tertiary institution in Nigeria, Media Advocacy and Development Initiative (MADinitiative) has introduced an Academic Research Writing Workshop, the first of its kind in Nigeria.
The workshop which will hold across Nigeria, in different states in phases from January 2015, is expected to focus on guiding student researchers around writing their research paper including ‘Thinking of relevant research areas, Devising topics, Writing literature review to Submission stage.  The participants will also enjoy free unlimited online research writing resources.
The facilitators are renowned International Academic Research experts from different international Universities including the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and Moi University. The Lead facilitator is Professor Chris Odhiambo, a renowned researcher, professor of Post-Colonial Literatures and Applied Drama and Theatre at Moi University’s Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies.
He holds BED (Arts: Eng/Lit; Kenyatta University), MA (Literature; Kenyatta University, D.phil (Drama and Theatre Stellenbosch University) and Post Doc (Mellon Fellowship, Wits University). He was recently in 2013 a recipient of Wits University SPARC Distinguished Professor Award.
Prof Odiambo and other facilitators at each workshop will hold discussions around reading materials and;
•    Help student recognize different areas hungry for research in the 21st century
•    Help students conceptualize, research, and write research paper
•    Introduce students to basic legal international research skills and legal writing techniques
•    Help students frame their research within ethical standard
•    Help students avoid a repetition of research and plagiarism
•    Facilitate advising relationships between students and research supervisors
•    Help structure and set deadlines for researching and writing research papers
•    Provide guidance and other non-technical support for writing projects
The first phase of the research writing workshop will hold as follows;
Date 1: 21st and 22nd January, 2015
Venue: Redeemer’s University Ede, Osun State.
Registration Fee: N3, 000 (Includes; Certificate, Workshop, Online Research Materials, Snacks)
Date 2: Friday 23rd of January 2015
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Dream Centre, 8, Gbagada Express Way, Anthony Oke, beside TREM H/Q, Lagos.
Registration Fee: N1,000 (latest by 15th of January) N1,500 (After 15th of January)
(Includes; Certificate, Workshop, Online Research Materials, Snacks)
To register;
•    Pay registration fee through GTBank online banking or at any GTBank branch near you into:
Acct Name: Media Advocacy and Development Initiative
Account Number: 0140924063

•    Register online at with proof of bank payment or follow link –
•    Or send your ‘Name/Phone Number/ Email/ Institution Name/ State of participation to our contact details.
For any queries, please call
Femi: 08074081515
Deji: 08026632773,
Dami: +27846204126
Email:[email protected]
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Other States to come soon.


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