Call for Book Chapters: Coronavirus Pandemic and University Education in Nigeria

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Call for Papers
November 30, 2021
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African History / Studies, Educational Technology, Health and Health Care, Humanities, Social Sciences

Call for Book Chapters


Book Title:

Coronavirus Pandemic and University Education in Nigeria



- Professor Nathaniel Umukoro, College of Social and Management Sciences, Western Delta University,  Nigeria.

- Dr. Roseline Jumai Musa, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.


The outbreak of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China and its spread to different parts of the world have several negative consequences on human lives globally. COVID-19 refers to a disease that is infectious and caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing and lung infection (Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Commission, 2020). According to the World Health Organization (2020) “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus”. The disease is believed to have originated from Wuhan, China on December 29, 2019 (Li et al, 2020; WHO, 2020b). The disease has proliferated and affected many countries. The widespread nature of the disease made the World Health Organization to declare it a pandemic of international apprehension. The situation is not different in Africa. As of September 14, 2021, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa amounted to 8,138,903 (Worldometer, 2021). During the period COVID-19 related deaths in Africa reached 204,343 with the highest number of casualties in South Africa where over 74,813 deaths were recorded (Galal, 2021). The severity of the pandemic has made several states in the world to adopt different public policy measures. Such measures include total lockdown of cities, border closures, closure of schools and many others (World Health Organization, 2020a)

Since the outbreak of the disease and its spread globally, several studies have examined different dimensions of the effects on humans and different aspects of the environment. In Nigeria, several scholars have studied among other things the political, economic, social, technological and health impacts of the disease. Although few studies have considered the effects of the pandemic on education in Nigeria, wholistic attention has not been given to the link between the COVID-19 pandemic and University Education in Nigeria. Consequently, this book seeks to synthesize the research findings of different scholars who have examined how COVID-19 influenced the activities of Universities in Nigeria either positively or negatively. The editors therefore request for chapter contributions in the following sub-themes:

  1. Conceptual and theoretical perspectives on Pandemics and Education
  2. Financial Issues in Universities during COVID-19 Pandemic
  3. Students’ Enrollment in Universities during COVID-19 Pandemic
  4. COVID-19 Pandemic and Labour-Management Relations in Universities
  5. Public Policies on COVID-19 and Compliance Strategies in Universities
  6. Innovative Pedagogical Approaches During COVID-19 Pandemic
  7. COVID-19 Pandemic and the Academic Calendar of Universities
  8. Experiences on Examinations during COVID-19 Pandemic
  9. Students/Staff Perceptions on the COVID-19 Pandemic
  10. Case Studies and Lessons for the Future

NB: Contributors are free to develop their papers on the theme and related sub-themes. The book will be published by a reputable international publisher. There will be no publication fee.


November 30, 2021:  Submission of abstract of proposed papers and 100-word bio (about the author)  to the editors

December 3, 2021:  Notification of Acceptance or rejection of abstract

January   30, 2022:       Submission of draft chapters to the editors

March 01, 2022:           Peer review decision sent to authors

March 15, 2022:           Final Chapters Submitted to the editors

April 15, 2022:              Book manuscript submitted to publisher.


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Professor Nathaniel Umukoro

College of Social and Management Sciences

Western Delta University, Nigeria


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