14th ASUP Plapoly Conference (International Virtual/Physical)

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March 1, 2023 to May 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Educational Technology, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi Chapter hereby announces its 14th International Conference (hybrid: virtual and physical). Abstracts and well researched academic papers are therefore invited from participants all over the world for presentation.

Conference Theme: Nigeria’s Quest for Self-Sufficiency: Challenges and Prospects  


The conference which shall be interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary therefore invites abstracts from intending participants to cover the conference theme and the following sub-themes or related topics to be scheduled into different syndicate/panel sessions during the conference:

  • Law, Legal Reforms & Human Rights: Challenges and Prospects
  • Creating Self-sufficiency through TVET and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Prospects
  • Gender and Nigeria’s Self-Sufficiency: Challenges and Prospects
  • Food Security, Self-sufficiency and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects
  • Exploring Alternative Energy Sources amidst Global Energy Crisis: Challenges & Prospects
  • Research and Development (R & D): Challenges and Prospects of utility-based Research
  • Harnessing Research in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects of Research in the Humanities, STEM /Social and Health Sciences
  • Harnessing Youth Potential for Economic Growth and Self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects
  • ICT, E-Libraries, Office Technology and Management and Self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects  
  • Embracing Technology as an Indispensable Tool for Economic Integration: Challenges and Prospects
  • Self-sufficiency through Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Management: Challenges & Prospects
  • Science/Engineering & Nigeria’s Self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects   
  • Governance, Administrative, Political/Democratic and Constitutional Reforms: Challenges & Prospects
  • International Relations, Diplomacy and Self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects
  • Conflict, Banditry, Deconstructing Terrorism, Mental Health and Well-being: Challenges & Prospects
  • Languages, Communication and Literature/Literary Studies: Challenges & Prospects
  • Fiscal Policy, Financial Management and Capital Market Reforms: Challenges & Prospects
  • Economic Development and self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects
  • Environmental Sciences and Self-sufficiency: Challenges & Prospects    

Important dates & activities:

  • Deadline for submission of Abstracts:                             Friday 24th March, 2023
  • Deadline for submission of full papers:                            Friday 28th April, 2023
  • Pre-conference test of audio(for virtual participants) mock conference for all participants: Friday 5th May, 2023
  • Opening Ceremony/Conference date:                                       Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th May, 2023

Conference Fees:

  1. Virtual presentation: N13, 000.00 or US$29 (for international participants)
  2. Physical presentations: N15, 000.00 or US$33 (for international participants)
  3. Extra certificate for co-authored papers: N2, 000.00 per co-author or US$5 (for international participants).
  4. Vetting fee (for authors who intend to publish): N5, 000.00 or US$11 (for international participants)

All payments are to be made through First Bank of Nig. account number: 3006210817 (Juliana Mathew Lat). A copy of payment voucher should be sent to: plapolyvirtualconference@gmail.com. Inclusion in the Book of Abstracts and presentation schedule will be subject to the payment of the conference fee.

Guidelines for Participants:

  • Abstract should not exceed 250 words with not more than five key words
  • Full papers should not exceed 15 pages typed and formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12. The paper should include author’(s’) name(s), institutional affiliation/contact details
  • All abstracts and full papers are to be sent as Microsoft Word attachment to plapolyvirtualconference@gmail.com. Indicate ‘2023 ASUP PLAPOLY HYBRID CONFERENCE’ in the subject line.
  • Abstracts and full papers are to be submitted in APA 7th Edition or MLA formats.

Virtual Presentation Information: All virtual participants are to ensure they have the Zoom application installed on their computer devices, with excellent internet access/connection and clear working audio. (It is advised that participants in Nigeria should familiarize themselves with the best internet provider in their locations before the conference date).

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER: PROF. SAMUEL G. EGWU, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Benue State, Nigeria & Professor of Political Economy & Development Studies.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: PROF. DABWOR TONGNAN DALIS, Dept. of Economics, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

CHIEF HOST: BLDR. JOHN DAWAM, Rector, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi

HOST: COM. MAHANAN SAMUEL DANG, Chairman, ASUP, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi Chapter

All inquiries should be directed to: plapolyvirtualconference@gmail.com;

DR. ISAAC PETER CHINGLE, Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee (iziks4u@gmail.com/ 08034701851)

or MAKMIS M. DAKYEN, Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee (+234-8039710676/ makmism@gmail.com).

Contact Info: 

C/O Dakyen Mark Makmis

Secretary, Acdemic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Plateau State Polytechnic Chapter &

Secretary, ASUP Conference Organizing Committee

Dept. of General Studies, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi


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