Dip, B.ED, M.ED, Ph.D (UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN)

PROFESSOR OF SPORTS ADMINISTRATION

Profile

Prof Geraldine Umoh Amba Ekpo was born on the 22nd July 1973 into  the families of Late Major E. Amba Ekpo and Chief Mrs Affiong  A. Amba  all of Eyo-Abasi in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State. She had her primary, secondary and University Education  in Ikeja Cantonment, Command Secondary School Jos Plateau and University of Ibadan, Ibadan respectively all in Nigeria. While schooling Prof Geradine Ekpo Lived with her adopted parents Prof  Alex and Prof Adiaha Egwumba from secondary school up till she barged Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

Prof Geraldine Umoh Amba Ekpo after graduating started working at Bells University of Technology Otta, Ogun State as a Non-Teaching staff for 2years after which she applied to work as a teaching Staff in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State in 2008, she has grown through the ranks from Lecturer 1 in 2008 to the rank of Professor of Organization and Sport Administration in 2020. She has served the University in more than 10 capacities among others are: Head, Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education, member University health committee, students adviser, organizing member NICEGA games held in Warri, Delta State and Kano State respectively among others.

As an academia Prof Ekpo is a member of several professional bodies among which are International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, ICHPER-SD, Nigerian Association of Sports Science and Medicine (NASSM) and Nigeria Society for Sports Management. She has over 38 articles published in reputable journals both local, national and international

Professor Ekpo is married and blessed with a child and numerous others she adopted as a result of her motherly virtues

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy is that all students are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  1. PERSONAL DATA

Surname: Ekpo,

Other Names Geraldine Umoh Amba

Date of Birth: 22ND July, 1973

Nationality: Nigerian

State of Origin: Akwa-Ibom

LGA: Oron

Religion: Christianity

Marital Status: Married

Residential Address: 12, Imgahurum Street, By Eagle Cement Junction

Iwofe, Port Harcourt

Email: geraldineesin2000@gamil.com

Telephone Number: +(234)8061388298

  • PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

Date of First Appointment: 7th April, 2008

Present position: Professor

Date of appointment to present position: October, 2020

Department:   Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education

Faculty: Natural and Applied Sciences

  • EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

University of Ibadan 2001 – 2006

University of Ibadan 1998 – 2000

University of Ibadan 1992 – 1997

University of Ibadan 1990 – 1992

University of Ibadan Extra Moral, Ibadan 1990 (G.C.E)

Command Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State 1984 – 1988 (WAEC)

  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES

Ph.D. (Human Kinetics, Health Education) (Sports Administration) 2006

M.Ed. (Human Kinetics, Health Education) (Sports Laws) 2000

B.Ed.  (Physical and Health Education) 1997

Diploma in Physical and Health Education 1992

  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED WITH DATE

Akwa-Ibom State Scholarship 2004

  • MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
  • Member, International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports & Dance (ICHPER, SD)
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Physical, Health Education Recreation Sports & Dance (NAPHER, SD)
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Sports Science & Medicine (NASSM)
  • Member, Nigeria Society for Sports Management.
  • WORKING EXPERIENCES WITH DATES
  • Non-Teaching
  • Bells University of Technology Otta, Ogun State (2005 – 2007)
  • Teaching
  • Lecturer 1 Department of Human Kinetics Health and Safety

Education, Rivers State College of Education (2008 -2012)

  • Senior Lecturer Department of Human Kinetics Health and Safety

Education Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni

Port Harcourt, Rivers State (2013-2016)

  • Reader Department of Human Kinetics Health and Safety

Education Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni

Port Harcourt, Rivers State (2017 till Date)

  • Current Teaching Programme: B.Sc. Ed, M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Courses Taught

First semester

200L – Technique in Volleyball (HKH 214)

300L – Techniques in Swimming (HKH 311)

400L – Nutrition and Sport (HKH 413)

M.Sc. – Principles and Practice of Sport Management (HKH 812)

Ph.D. – Leadership and Skills in Sport Management (HKT 913)

Special Topics in Sport Management (HKT 914)

Seminar I (HKT 915)

Second Semester

100L – Techniques in Tennis (HKH 124)

200L – Curriculum Development in Physical Education (HKH 225)

400L – Sociology of Sport (PED 422)

PGD – Sociology of Sport (HKT 726)

M.Sc. – Administrative Problems in Schools Colleges and University Sports (HKT 823)

Practicum in Supervision of Human Kinetics and Sports (HKT 822)

  • OTHER RESPOMNSIBILITIES
    • Within the University
  • Higher Institutions Football League (Participated in 2019).
  • Member of University Health Committee (2018 – Date)
  • Head of Department Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education (2017 – Date)
  • Departmental Representative on Editorial Board and Member of Conference Committee, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (2017)
  • Departmental Representative on Journal Committee at Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (2015 – Date).
  • Student Adviser for Final Year Students. (2015 – 2016).
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Maiden International Conference of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (2013).
  • Chairperson Investigating Report on Claim of Harassment in Examination Hall by a Lecturer (2012).
  • Departmental Representative on Welfares at Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. (2012 – 2015)
  • Organizing Member on Athletes, NICEGA Games Held in Warri Delta State and Kano, Kano State (2009),
  • Student Adviser for Final Year Students (2008 – 2012).
  • Government Related Services
  • UTME JAMB Supervisor 2008 to Date
  • Monitoring Officer June/July, Nov/Dec. NECO SSCE 2007 to Date
  • Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Oyo State

Returning Officer 1999 – 2007

  • Social Secretary University of Ibadan Alumni Assoc. Port Harcourt.
  • Member, Police Tennis Club, Port Harcourt.
  • Patron, Delta Student Union Government.
  • Patron, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River Student Union Government.
  • RESEARCH INTEREST

Sports Management and Sports Science

  1. PUBLICATIONS
  2. Chapters in Books
  3. Ekpo, G. U.A (2020). Fundamentals of Recreation and Leisure Education. Netcode Publishing House, Choba, Port Harcourt. ISBN: 978-987-38181-8-8.
  4. Ekpo, G. U. A.  (2018): Effective Recreation for Health Promotion Among Students of Tertiary Institutions in Contemporary Issues in Sport Science Management and Health Promotion. Ed. Balami A. & Adegbesan O. A. PrintWizard, Bodija, Ibadan. 336 – 348.
  5. Ekpo, G. U. A.  (2016):  Physical Activity and Exercise Programs for Women in Leadership & Citizenship Training Education.  Ed. J. E. F. Okpako & A. V. Ogunleye.  Netcode Research & Printing House, Choba, Port Harcourt.  77 – 82.
  6. Ekpo, G. U. A. (2014): University Sports in its Global Perspective in Current and Contemporary Issues in Sports Management Ed.  Omolawon, K. O. Baba, J. A. & Gambari, Glory – Land Publishing Company, Ibadan. 122 – 135
  7. Segun, A. O., Ogunleye, A. V., Ekpo, G. U. A. (2010):  Sports Science and its Development Millennium Practices, Problems and Prospects: In Optimal Health performance: The Basis of Human Movement Education in 21st Century.  Department of Human and Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.  389 – 395.
  8. Adegbesan, O. A. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2004): The Role of Information Technology in         Education:  In Multi-Discipline Approach to Human Kinetics and Education. Codat Publishers, Ibadan.  402-407.
  • Published Journal Articles
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2020). Perception of Students on Sports Development in Secondary Schools in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State. African Journal for Physical, Health Education Recreation and Dance, 10(2), 73-81.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. (2020). Evaluation of Public/Private Partnership in Sports Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Nigeria Society for Sports Management Journal. 8, 115-121.
  • Ekpo G. U. A. (2019). Influence of Community Relations on Secondary School Sports Administration in Rivers State. South-South Journal of Nigeria Association of Physical Health Education, Recreation Sports and Dance, 1(1), 34-44.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2019). Athletes Perception and Administrative Indices Towards Coaching Effectiveness in Rivers State Sports Council. International Journal of Learning, Montclaire State University, New Jersey, U.S.A. 29(2), 160-170.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2019). Private Sector Intervention in the Management of Sports in Public Secondary School in Rivers State. European Journal of Sports Science. 19(3): 69-75.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2019). Nigeria Performance Expectation at International Sports Competition: A National Concern. Potchefstroom Journal of Education & Social Science: South Africa. 8(1): 120-131.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2019). The Awareness of Legal Implication of Injuries Sustained and Risk Situation Involved in Sports by Spectators’ Competitors and Organizers in Ibadan Metropolis. African International Journal of Education Learning, 8(1), 125-136.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A.  (2018). Global Perspective of University Sports Facilities Management for Competitive Athletes. International Journal of Learning. Montclaire State University. New Jersey. 28, 123 – 142
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. & Ogunleye, A. V. (2018). Sports and Information Technology for Decision Making Process in West African University Games. International Journal of Learning. Montclaire State University. New Jersey, 28, 252 – 261.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2018).  Motivational Aids as Correlate of Students Performance in Sports Competition in Tertiary Institution in Akwa-Ibom State. Potchefstroom Journal of Education & Social Science: South Africa, 9, 184-196.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A. (2017). Athletes Perception and Administrative Indices towards Coaching Effectiveness in Rivers State Sport Council. EKSUJOU Journal of Education, 7(2), 161-171.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A.  (2017). Socio-Cultural Determinants of Administrative Leadership Failure of Sports Organization in Imo State Sports Council. EKSUJOU Journal of Education, 7(2), 172-181.
  • ♦Ekpo G. U. A. (2017). Management of Sports Facilities in Secondary School in Nigeria: Implication for Population Explosion. Educational Journal of Sports Science, 6, 57-64.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A. (2017). Paid Advertisement and Stadium Facilities as Correlates of Sport Development in Nigeria Universities Games Association. Educational Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies (EJMUDIS) University of Port Harcourt, 6, 232-239.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. (2017). Sport Violence: An Administrative Issue of National Concern in the 21st Century. Port Harcourt JONAPHER-SD Journal of University of Port Harcourt of Nigeria Association for Physical, Health, Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 5, 40-50.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. (2016). Determinants of Sports Development in NUGA. Educational Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies (EJMUDIS) University of Port Harcourt, 6, 176-185.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2016). Comparative Effect of Paid Advertisement and Stadium Facilities as a Funding Strategy for Sports Development in NUGA.  African International Journal of Educational Learning, 4(8), 306-315.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. (2016). Sports Administration: Impact on Legal Liability in Handling Athletes. Educational Journal of Sports Science, 5, 7-16.
  • *Ogunleye, A. V. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2015). Exercise Physiology:  Looking Beyond the Traditional Curriculum Concept in Physical Education via Ajiduah’s Prepositions in the 21st Century. Reiko International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 6(1), 38 – 47.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. & Deemua, G. A. (2015). Population Explosion and Management of Sports Facilities in Secondary School in Nigeria. Port Harcourt JONAPHER-SD Journal of University of Port Harcourt of Nigeria Association for Physical, Health, Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance,  2, 213-219.
  • Ogunleye, A. V. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2015). Eurofit Test Battery Administration of Reliability of Test-Retest on College Athletes. Journal of Nigeria Association of Sports Science & Medicine, 16, 174-179.
  • *Ogunleye, A. V. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2015). Effect of Two-Training Modes on Selected Physical Fitness Parameters in Sedentary Obese Women. International Journal of Special and General Education, 7, 39-47.
  • *Adegbesan, O. A., Chidi, A. S., Jaiyeoba, M. O.; Mohammed, S., & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2014). Coaching Intervention Indices as Predictors of Effective Coaching Among Nigeria Coaches.  International Journal of Coaching Science, 8(2), 43-52.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. & Afolabi, A. A. (2014). Physical Education Curriculum Programme for Outdoor Recreational Leadership Goal in UNIPORT. Port Harcourt JONAPHER-SD Journal, 1, 91-101.
  • ♦Ekpo, G. U. A. (2014), Motivational Strategies, Mentoring and Social Support Network in Sports Management. Port Harcourt JONAPHER-SD Journal.  1: 35-42.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2014).  Sports Lottery, Television and Radio Right:  Founding Strategies as Prelate of Sports Development in Nigeria University Games. African Journal of Sports Science, 5, 62-72.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A. & Ogunleye, A. V. (2013). Sports Development in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects. The Journal of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences [IAUE] (JOFNAS), 1(1), 91-96.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2013). Government Subvention, Marketing and Sponsorship as Funding Strategies of Sports Development in Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA). Reiko International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 6(2), 94 – 101.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A. & Ogunleye, A. V. (2013). Comparative Study of Selected Body Composition Variables in Male and Female Athletes of University of Ibadan.  Journal of Education in Developing Areas (JEDA), 21(1), 111 – 116.
  • Ekpo, G. U. A. & Ogunleye, A. V. (2012):  Effects of Eurofit Motor Test on the Physical Fitness Level of Children, During an Eight Weeks Training Programme.  Journal of Science & Technology,  5(8),  330 – 338.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. & Ogunleye, A. V. (2012).  Strength Training Effects on Aerobic Power Short-term Endurance.  Reiko International Journal of Social and Economic Research, 4(6),  45 – 52.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2011). Dimensions and Basic Communication Processes as Predictor of Effective Management.  Journal of Librarianship & Law, 1, 1 – 12.
  • Yellowe, E. O. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2009). Strategies for a Successful Participation and Enhanced Performance in Collegiate Sports – A Way of Managing Sports in Tertiary Institutions. African Journal of Education and Development Studies (AJEDS),  6(1), 83 – 90.
  • Olajide, O. A. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2009). Human Resource Management Policy for Effective Sports Organization in Nigeria:  A Proposal.  Nigeria Journal of Studies Sports Management (NJOSMA), 3,152 – 162.
  • Olajide, O. A. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2009). Recreation and Recreation Education: Necessity for Students in Tertiary Institution in Nigeria. Journal of Sports Management in Educational Research (JOSMER), 2(1), 62 – 72.
  • *Ekpo, G. U. A. (2006).  Marketing Mix as Predictors of Effectives Sports Marketing Plan.  Journal of International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, 1(1), 102 – 103.
  • *Ogunleye, A. V. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2004). Effect of Environment on Sports Performance.  West African Journal of Physical & Health Education.  (WAJOPHE), 8(1), 56-61.
  • ♦Asagba, B. O. & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2003): Awareness of Risk and Legal Right in Spectatorship Among Stakeholders’ Sports Competition in Oyo State, Nigeria.  Ibadan Journal of Educational Studies (IJES),  3(1 & 2),  1 – 5.

Note: * Foreign Publications, ♦ Local Publications.

  1. CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
  2. Participated in the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance Workshop. Africa Region on Toolkits for Online Review, Publication Assessments and Proper Citation Using the 7th America Psychological Association Style (APA 7). 30th September, 2020.
  3. Participated in the ICHPER.SD African Region Virtual Seminar on Post COVID-19, Business Continuity Plan in the Teaching of PHE in Africa. 16th June, 2020.
  4. Participated in the 1st Seminar on Institutional Research Principles and Current Practices hosted by Directorate of Research and Development IAUE, held at University Auditorium, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. 20th February, 2020.
  5. Participated in the 1st International Conference on Institutional Leadership and Capacity Building in Africa on Organizational Performance, Institutional Leadership, Policy Management and Language Capacity Building in African Universities in the 21st Century, held at University Auditorium, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. 6th – 9th November, 2019.
  6. Participated in the 24th Annual National Conference of Nigerian Association of Health Educators (NAHE) on Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Health Education Research, held at ICAN Lecture Theatre, Abuja Campus, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 3rd – 6th July, 2019.
  7. Participated in A One-Day sensitization Workshop on Distance Learning: on Innovating Education in IAUE, held at Convocation Arena, IAUE, Port Harcourt. 10th April, 2019.
  8. Participated in the Pre-2018 National Sports Festival Scientific Congress on Excellence, Sportsmanship and Unity hosted by Federal Ministry of Youth and Development, held at Social and Cultural Development Centre, Area 10, Garki Abuja. 3rd – 4th December, 2018.
  9. Participated in the 14th West African University Games International Scientific Conference hosted by WAUG, University of Port Harcourt, held at the ICAN Lecture Theatre, UNIPORT. 31st October – 2nd November, 2018.
  10. Participated in the Nigeria Association for Physical and Health Education Recreation, Sports and Dance (NAPHER.SD) South-South Regional Forum. 2018 Regional Conference on Repositioning Grassroots Sports in South-South Nigeria Through Effective Capacity and Development Strategies, held at G.I. Recreation Centre, Old PDP Rd., Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. 8th – 11th August, 2018.
  11. Participated in the Workshop on Enhanced Postgraduate Programme Competencies, organized by Postgraduate School of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt on Thursday, 16th March, 2017.
  12. Participated in the ITF Coaching Training of International Tennis Federation Department Hosted by Rivers State Tennis Association, held at Port Harcourt Club. 1st – 9th March, 2017.
  13. Participated in the 3rd Conference of the African Sport Management Association (ASMA) Conference, held at Abuja. 16th – 18th June, 2016.
  14. Participated in the 55th Annual Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), held at Akwa, Anambra State. 17th – 21th August, 2015.
  15. Participated in the 54th Annual Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), held at Asaba, Delta State. 12th – 16th June, 2014.
  16. Participated and Presented a Paper “Eurofit Test Battery Administration of Reliability on Test-Retest on College Athletes”. 22nd – 26th September, 2014.
  17. Participated in the 53rd Annual Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), held at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State. 13th – 17th July, 2013.
  18. Participated in the Faculty of Sciences Maiden Conference on Research in Science and Curriculum Integration, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. 15th – 18th May, 2013.
  19. Participated in the Nigeria Association for Physical, Health Education Recreation, Sport and Dance (NAPHER.SD) Conference on Olympism Cycle as a Framework for Sports Development in Nigeria. Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri. 29th October – 2nd November, 2012.
  20. Participated in the African Education and Business Research Institute in Texas, U.S.A. in Collaboration with Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State International Conference on Education and Human capital Development in a Global Economy. Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. 15th – 17th April, 2012.
  21. Participated in the International Conference of Sports Science and Health Promotion (ICSSHP 2011) Conference Centre University of Ibadan. 22nd – 26th November, 2011.
  22. Participated in a 3-Days Training Workshop Development and Management in Tertiary Institution held at National University Commission (NUC) held at Abuja. 20th – 22nd July, 2010.
  23. Participated in a 5 Days International Workshop for Physical Education Teachers, Coaches and Sport Administrators. International Conference on Sports Management as a Tool for National Sports Development. National Sports College Winneba, Ghana. 5th – 9th August, 2009.
  24. Participated in the 4th NICEGA Conference held at Federal College of Education, Kano. 16th – 19th June, 2009.
  25. Participated in the National Conference of Nigeria Society for Sports Management held at the Conference Centre University of Ibadan. 19th – 22nd April, 2009.
  26. Participated in the 36th NAPHERSD. National Conference, held at Delta State College of Physical and Education, Mosogar, Via Sapele, Nigeria. 19th to 23rd September, 2007.
  27. Participated in the 16th NASSM National Conference, held at Obudu Cattle Ranch, Obudu Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. 5th – 10th September, 2006.
  28. Participated in the 3rd ICHERSD African Sciences Congress, held at University of Education, Winneba Ghana South Campus. 28th August – 2nd September, 2006.
  29. Participated in the 3rd ICHERSD Scientific Congress, held at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 23rd – 26th February, 2005.
  30. Participated in the 8th All African Games Pre-Games Scientific Congress, held in Abuja, Nigeria. 2nd September – 3rd October, 2003.

REFEREES

  1. Prof. Sam Ababa Otamiri

(Former Dean of Management Sciences)

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

P M. B. 5047, Port Harcourt.

  • Prof. Chiedu Mafiana

National University Commission

Abuja

Nigeria.

  • Prof. Alex Odiabo

Department of Zoology

University of Ibadan

Ibadan

PROF. GERALDINE UMOH AMBA  EKPO       __________________________

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