Biography Professor AKUTO, Grace Wandoo (Nee Adigam) (Ph.D) is a Senior Lecturer in the department of educational Foundation and GST, Univrsity of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State. She was born on 24th August 1960 in Tse-Agaagba, Kilometre 20, Gboo-Makkurdi Road Benue. a native of Benue State. She is married with kids.
Her qualifications include the following:
i. PhD Guidance and Counselling - 2014
ii. M. Ed Guidance and Counselling - 1995
iii. B. Sc. (Hons) Psychology 2nd Class Upper - 1983
iv. PG. Certificate, Participation and Development with Gender 1998
v. West African School Certificate (WASC) - 1979
vi First School Leaving Certificate - 1974
She also has a TCT Award to study Participation and Development with Gender in the UK
Memberships i. Member, Nigeria Association of Professional Educators (NAPE)
ii. Member, Counselling Association of Nigeria
iii. Member, National Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP)
iv. Member, International Research and Development Institute, Research and
development Institute Network, Uyo, Nigeria
v. Member, Teachers' Research Council
Publications A. THESES (UNPUBLISHED)
i. Akuto, G. W. (1983) Attitudes of the Tiv of Central Nigeria towards
Mental Illness, B.Sc. (Hons.) thesis, University of Jos
ii. Akuto, G. W. (1995) An Investigation of Socio-cultural Practices that
Predispose Women to HIV/AIDs in Makurdi, M.Ed. thesis, U.I..
iii. Akuto, G. W. (2014). Evaluation of the impact of National Youth Service
Entrepreneurship Scheme on Self Reliance of Graduate Youths in North
Central Nigeria: Implications for counselling, PhD, thesis University of
B. JOURNAL ARTICLES, REFRENCED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS,
CHAPTERS IN REFERENCED BOOKS, BOOKS AND EXTERNALLY
B1 Articles in Learned Journals
i. Akuto, G. W. & Ihaji, E. o. (1998) Eliminating fear as a strategy for effective
teaching and learning of science and technology among secondary school
students. Journal of Science and Technology Education (JOSTE) Vo1.3 (1) pp57-
61. ISSN: 1115-4691.
ii Abu, G. A. Akuto, G. W. & Ejembi, E. P. (2000) Poverty alleviation and
sustainable income in rural communities: implications for rural development in
Nigeria, Benue Valley Journal of Humanities. Vol. .. 3 ISSN: 1117-3432.
iii Akuto, G. W. & Ihaji, E. O. (2002) A survey of the knowledge HIV/AIDs among
Makurdi women in Benue State, Nigeria. Review of gender studies in Nigeria.
Makurdi, Vol, 1 129-135 Aboki publishers. (Maiden Issue).
IV. Akuto, G. W and Ihaji, E. O. (2006) Fresh undergraduate's perceived relationship of their parents and social adjustment on campus. Journal of research on contemporary issues vol 2 (2 & 2) Makurdi, Aboki publishers. ISSN: 0189-9317
v. Akuto, G.W. & Wever, D.G. (2010), Repositioning classroom communication
towards effective teaching and learning in primary schools in Nigeria. Journal of EducationalInnovators, 3(2) ISSN: 118-5283.
vi. Kohol, B., Iordaa, T. & Akuto, G.W. (2012). Social and economic insecurity
challenges affecting adjustment to bereavement in Benue and Nasarawa states of Nigeria: counselling implication. African Journal of Educational Studies, 2(2). ISSN: 978-0-620-49477-9.
vii. Kohol, B. N., Akuto, G. W. & Iordaah, T. A. (2015) The Role of parents in
abating teenage pregnancy and school dropout in Makurdi Area of Benue State. African Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues (AJASEI), 3(2). ISSN: 2350-1642.
viii. Akuto, G. W. & Kohol B. N. (2015) Cognitive restructuring as an antidote for
social insecurity arising from youth unemployment in Nigeria. African Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues (AJASEl), 3(1). ISSN: 2350-1642.
ix. Kohol, B. N., Akuto. G. W. & Iordaah, T. A. (2016) Influence of insecure school
environment on learning among secondary school students in Benue State,
Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP).
14(1) ISSN: 1597-2666.
x. Akuto.G W ., Atser Comfort Iveren (2017) Teachers perception of behaviour
modification techniques for bolstering learning outcomes among secondary
school students. Contemporary Journal of Applied Psychology 4(1) ISSN: 2384-
xi. Akuto G. W. (2017) Challenges of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria: Implications for counselling and the role of key stakeholders. International Journal of Innovative Psychology and Social Development SEAHI Publications. 5(2) ISSN: 2467-8546
xii. Akuto G.W. (2017) Perceived influence of broken homes on secondary school students social and emotional adjustment in katsina-Ala town of Benue state, Nigeria. international Journal of Innovative Education Research SEARl
Publications. 5(2) ISSN: 2354-2942
B2 Articles in Conference Proceedings
xiii. Akuto, G. W., Ihaji, E. O. Ayebe T. &Tamen, T.F. (2007) A survey of perceived
values of families in Benue state, Proceedings of educational psychology and
conference held in Makurdi, 2007. ISBN: 978-070-618-6.
xiv. Akuto, G. W,.(20 17) Challenges of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in
Nigeria: Implications for counselling and the role of stakeholder. A lead paper
presented at the 4th Annual National conference of women in colleges of education (WICE) college of Education Oju Chapter, Benue State-Nigeria
Specializations Guidance and Counselling
Research Archive i. Challenges of internally displaced persons in Nigeria- the way forward.
ii. Influence of career awareness on career aspiration of senior secondary school students in zone c in Benue state
iii. Impact of vocational and technical education on skills acquisition and
capacity building for self-empowerment among secondary schools in kogi
iv. Influence of reproductive. health education response on pre marital
counselling among senior secondary school students in Benue state
v. Depression and personality traits as predicators of internet addiction among
undergraduates students in Benue state
Responsibilities i. PhD research 2014 on Evaluation of the Impact of National Youth Service
Corps Entrepreneurship Scheme on the Self-Reliance of Graduate Youths
in North Central Nigeria: Counselling Implications. The work contributed
to Knowledge on youth's favourable disposition to skills acquisition for
self reliance, a growing area of empirical research.
ii. Use of participatory. research methodologies in community needs
assessment and development, in the areas of schools & health
iii. Development of curricula in the areas of study, early childhood care and
development & for the sandwich programme, University of Agriculture
iv. Developing investigations & knowledge on problems of IDPs,
unemployment and vocational concerns of youth careers.