SHEKWO, Dr. Joseph Amali

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, mass communication specialist, admi nistrator, born February 6, 1950, Orehi (Lii), Kogi, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja); mar ried Hanatu Ann Joy 1971, three sons, one daughter; Education: Sudan Interior Mission, Tawari, 1956-59, Holy Trinity School, Lokoja, 1960-62, St Peter's College, Idah, 1964, St Clement's Seminary, Akpanya, 1965-66, St Augustine's College, Kabba, 1966-68, Govern ment College, Zaria (now Barewa College), 1969-70, University of Lagos, 1971-74, Syracuse University, USA, 1977-78, NorthWestern University, Illinois, USA, 1981-82, North-Western University, 1982-84; appointed primary school teacher, Koton Karfe, MarchDecember, 1963; Tutor, St Agustine's College, Kabba, January-December 1971; News Assis tant, Northern Broadcasting Corporation, Kaduna, July-September 1972; appointed News Assistant, Radio Nigeria, Maiduguri, July-September 1973; Senior News Reporter and Sub-Editor, Radio Nigeria, Calabar (NYSC), 1974-75; Senior Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975-1987; appointed Director, Directorate for Social Mobilisation, Office of the President, Federal Capital Ter ritory, Abuja, since 1987; member, African Studies Association; member, African Com munication Association; member, American Culture Association; member, International Communication Association; associate mem ber, Smithsonian Institute, USA; Publica tions: Fundamentals of Gbagyi Language (Zaria, Centre for Adult Education, ABU, 1979); Gbagyi Spelling Book: The Clusters (Zaria, Centre for Adult Education and Exten sion Services, ABU, 1988); Gbagyi Folktales and Myths Vol. 1 (Garkida Press, 1988); GbagyiCountingandNumbering (Zaria, Cen tre for Adult Education and Extension Ser vices, ABU, 1988); Hobbies: reading, writing, jogging, photography, fish-farming, gardening; Official Address: Directorate for Social Mobilisation (MAMSER), Office of the President, Federal Capital Territory, PMB 110, Abuja; Telephone: (09) 523283; Home: Kiriya Road (Life Camp) Gwarimpa, Abuja.
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