Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi Chapter: VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020

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July 8, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Government and Public Service, Humanities, Public Health, Social Sciences

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,

Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi Chapter


Virtual Conference

Call  for Papers

In view of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lockdown or sit at home measures adopted by nations to mitigate the challenge, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi Chapter announces its first ever virtual/online conference to be hosted through Zoom on Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th July 2020. Well researched academic papers are therefore invited from participants all over the world.


Conference Theme:  Responses to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

The conference seeks to critically examine national and international responses to the COVID-19 pandemic through an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.

To achieve this, abstracts are hereby invited 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 presentations:

  • Medical and Laboratory Sciences and the Pandemic
  • Media narratives and the Pandemic
  • Social/Physical Distancing and the Pandemic
  • International Relations/Politics and the Pandemic
  • Humanities and the Pandemic
  • Educational Sector and Virtual Learning
  • Virtual Governance and Administration
  • Financial Institutions and the Pandemic
  • Multilateral Institutions and the Pandemic
  • Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality and the Pandemic
  • Psychology, Trauma Management and the Pandemic
  • Engineering and Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical/Data Management of the Pandemic
  • The Pandemic and religious institutions

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 19th June, 2020 while full papers are due by Monday 29th June 2020. Send your abstract of 250 words with your name, contact details and five key words as a Microsoft Word attachment to Indicate ‘ASUP PLAPOLY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020’ in the subject line. Abstracts and full papers are to be submitted in APA 7th Edition or MLA formats.

Virtual Presentation Information: On the 2nd July 2020, a syndicate grouping and roster for the presentations will be sent to all participants via their e-mails and they shall be expected to make presentations for 10 minutes only on their scheduled date and time from 8th to 10th July, 2020. All participants are to ensure they have the Zoom application installed on their computer devices, with excellent internet access/connection and clear working audio.

Participants are to pay N5, 000.00 or US$25 (for international participants) for each paper to be presented. Payment modality will be sent to participants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation. Inclusion in the presentation schedule will be subject to the payment of the conference fee.

All inquiries should be directed to:; Comrade Simji I. Lumpye ( or Makmis M. Dakyen (+234-8039710676/

KEY NOTE ADDRESS:    PROF. DANLADI ABOK ATU, Secretary to the Government, Plateau State, Nigeria.

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER:    DR. GEORGE DASAT, Head, Department of Food Science, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Contact Info: 


Publicity Secretary, ASUP

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