Trinya - Senior Lecturer, African Literature/Poetry - Nigeria

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Senior Lecturer, African Literature/Poetry

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

I teach theories of literature and creative literature, especially poetry. Some approach to teaching this aspect of literature has made it seem the inscrutable preserve of selected initiates, whereas poetry is life that everyone should enjoy in daily experience.

Inspirational Christian writings have also been a passion that many have shared with me the world over.

Work History

Ag. Head

Dept. of English Studies

2012-.

Faculty of Humanities, University of Education, Port Harcourt

Sub

From January 2010

Assessor

Ignatius Ajuru University

iv) Centre Coordinator, Coordinator, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) entrance exams, Enitona High School Centre, Borikiri, Port Harcourt, 2013.
v) Centre Coordinator, Coordinator, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) entrance exams, Ignatious Ajuru University of Education Centre I, Port Harcourt, 2012.
vi) Resource person, Rivers State Civil Service Thanksgiving Service, Port Harcourt, January 31, 2012.

Rivers State Chapter Chairperson

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

ii) American Studies Association of Nigeria.
iii) African Literature Association (USA).
iv) Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

22. COMPUTER LITERACY:
i) Microsoft Word
ii) PageMaker
iii) Publisher
iv) CorelDraw
etc.

Volunteer

Media Dept

xiii) Lead Resource person, Ministers Forum, faith-based leadership capacity development initiative, facilitated by the not-for-profit enlightenments/publications organisation: The Preacher, 2009-.

19. EXTERNAL ASSESSMENTS:

Examiner

College of Education/University of Education Post

ii) Assessor (Short Stories), National Essay Competition on Good Governance, facilitated by Living Earth Foundation/UNICEF, Port Harcourt, August 2010,

Supervising Editor, Ignatius Ajuru University News Bulletin

EDITORSHIP

iii) Associate Editor, JEFLIN: Journal of English, French, Linguistics and Nigerian Languages (School of Languages, College of Education, Port Harcourt) 2006-2009.

Head of Department

PRIZES/AWARDS

presented by the National Association of Students of English and Literature (NASSEL), Dept. of English, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt, 2008.

student

NTI/British Council

Ag. Head

College of Education

From April 2006

iv) Chairman, Faculty Welfare Committee, 2012-.
v) Treasurer, ASUU Cooperative Society, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, 2012-.
vi) Member, University Quality Assurance Committee, 2008-10.

English Dept

External assessor for promotions to the post of Chief Lecturer

Fed. Coll. of Education

iv) Assessor for prose entries, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Bayelsa State chapter literary competition, 2006.

Member

University Consultancy Training Scheme (English)

xviii) Trainer: British Council/NTI Continuing Professional Development Initiative 2005-.

Assessor

Dept. of English and Literary Studies

From September 2005

vi) Marker (English/Literature) West African Schools Certificate Examination, 1991-1992.

Exams Officer

College of Education

Port Harcourt, 1995-98; 2000-2006.

Part-time literature teacher

Norwegian International School

xv) FGN-UBE Teacher Professional Development programme (National Teachers Institute, Kaduna; Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja: "Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa [TESSA]: Centre Coordinator/English language resource person, 2011.
xvi) Resource Person: Universal Basic Education Mentoring Schemes for teachers of English: 2006 -.

Member

Surveillance Committee on College Property

Senior class teacher

Secondary Commercial Grammar School, Ilobu, Osun State, 1985-86.

Volunteer, Counselling Dept

VOLUNTARY/COMMUNITY SERVICES

ii) Moderator/Assessor: Essay entries, Elechi Amadi Literary Prize: Eastern Nigeria Regional Competition, Stan Foundations/University of Education, Port Harcourt, 2012, 2013.

Head of Department

English Studies

Port Harcourt
ii) MA, English (1987) Ibadan

Student

University of Port Harcourt

Ph.D Dissertation, University of Port Harcourt.
ii) "Aesthetics and Life: The Dialectics of Art and Life" (1987), MA Thesis, University of Ibadan.
iii) "Race and Politics in Alex La Guma's Time of the Butcherbird and Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved country" (1985), BA Project Essay, University of Port Harcourt.

xi) Coordinator, Faculty Seminars

Resource Person

Shell Petroleum Devt. Co/SUSDEL

Radio Debate, FM Radio, Port Harcourt, "Point/Counterpoint"

member

United States Information Service/American Studies Association of Nigeria

ii) First prize, John F. Kennedy Prize, Nigeria Post-Graduate Essays Competition, awarded by the United States Information Service/American Studies Association of Nigeria, 1992.
iii) Dean's Prize in Arts, School of Humanities, 1984.

24. TEACHING AND SUPERVISIONS:
A. Courses taught across various levels:
i) Modern African Poetry
ii) Periods Study in English Literature
iii) Poetry: Genres and Techniques
iv) Introduction to Modern African Poetry
v) Introduction to Literature
vi) American Drama and Poetry
vii) Creative Writing
viii) Research Methods
ix) Literature of the Niger Delta
x) Introduction to African Literature
xi) Literature of the Black Diaspora
xii) English Drama
xiii) Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism


B. Supervisions
Supervised over 100 undergraduate long essays on several titles covering the three genres of literature, and criticism.

Head of Department, Senior Lecturer

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

Teacher

President, Rivers State Sector, Student Christian Movement

graduate student

University of Ibadan

Literature (English)

Port Harcourt
iv) CPD Certificate (NTI/British Council) for Trainers of English Language Teachers (2007) Port Harcourt/Kaduna

National Coordinator, Literature and Publicity Department

NYSC, Secondary Commercial Grammar School, Ilobu, Osun State

Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria, 1990-94.

student

University of Port Harcourt

Resident

Port Harcourt

student

Stella Maris College

pupil

St Andrew's Primary School

15. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED, WITH DATES:

Port Harcourt

16. RESEARCHES (THESIS/DISSERTATION):

Qualifications & Certifications

Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt

English Studies

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

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