Orkpe Matthias Nder


Orkpe Matthias Nder
Designation: Professor
Email: mofnder@yahoo.com
Phone: 08054957758
Gender: Male

Biography

NAME: Nder.Orkpe Matthias

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: August 13th, 1962; Angough, Gaambe-ya (Shitle)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA: Katsina-Ala

STATE OF ORIGIN: Benue state

NATIONALITY: Nigerian

SEX: Male
PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: R.C.M. Primary School, Angough, Gaambe-ya,
Katsina-Aia L.G.A., Benue State

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS: Department of Educational Foundations and General
Studies, College of Agricultural and Science Education,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. Nigeria.

E-MAIL ADDRESS/TELNO: mofnder@yahoo.com Tel: 08054957758;

MARITAL STATUS: Married

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT: 4th January, 1997

DATE OF CONFIRMATION: 4th February,. 1999

DATE LAST PROMOTED: 1st October, 2013

PRESENT RANK: Professor of Literature (07/7)

PRESENT EMPLOYER: University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

II. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

1. R.C.M. Primary School, Angough, Gaambe-ya 1970 -1976

2. MI. St. Michael's Secondary School, Aliade 1976- 1981

3. School of Basic Studies, Makurdi 1982- 1984

4. University of Jos, Jos 1985 -1988

5. University of Jos, Jos 1991-1993

6. Benue State University, Makurdi 1999 -2005

7. National Teachers Institute, Kaduna 201 0 - 2011

Memberships

(b) Membership of Learned/Professional Societies/Bodies

1. National Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language
(NATRESL)

2. National Association of Teachers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies.

3. Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY WITH DATES

1. Member, University of Agriculture Postgraduate Board May 2012 to 2015

2. Member, Admissions Committees, University of Agriculture, Makurdi May,2012 to 2015

3. Member, Sandwich Implementation Committee July 2010 to date

4. Member, Administrative Committee to Investigate the Non-functionality
Of UAM Senior Staff Club 2008

5. Member, Admissions Committee UAM (College Rep.) 2010/2011

6. Member, College Appraisal Committee (College of Agricultural and
Science Education) 2008 to date

7. Member, Senate of University of Agriculture Makudi 2008 to date

8. Member, Welfare Committee (Department of Educational Foundations
and General Studies 1999 to May 2012

9. Member, College Examinations Committee (College of Agricultural
and Science Education) 2006 to May 2012

10. Member, Welfare Committee (College of Agricultural and Science
Education 2012 to date

11. Member, Committee to Investigate an Alleged Case of Insubordination
By Mr. Amua, Q.E. Against Dr, Nkpa, N. N . 2006

Publications

(A) Thesis
1. Nder, 0. M. (1988). "Parody of Christianity lnNgugi'sDevil on the Cross". A Thesis
Submitted in Partial Fulfilment for a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Eng lish, Department of English,
University of Jos, Jos.

2. Nder, 0. M. (1993). "Art and Neo-Colonialism in the Novels of Ousmane and Beti". A Thesis
Submitted in Partial Fulfilment for an M. A. Degree in Literature in English/ Department of
English, University of Jos, Jos.

3. Nder, 0. M. (2005). "Form and Technique in the Novels of Ngugiwa Thiong'o". A Thesis
Submitted to the Department of English, Benue State University, Makurdi for the Award of
Doctor of Philosophy DEREE m Literature in English.

4. Nder, 0. M (2012). "The Impact of Guidance and Counselling Services on the Academic
Performance of Secondary School Students in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State." A
project Submitted to the National Teachers' Institute, Kaduna, Makurdi Study Centre in
PartiaiFulfilment of the Conditions for the Award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE).
(B) Articles in International/Online Journals
1. Nder, 0. M. (2009). "Reassessing the Formalist Theory as a Paradigm for the Criticism of African Literature."
Journal of Intra-African Studies. No.2 pp. 251-256 (ISSN - 2016- 280X). With Contributors from: Lesotho, Kenya,
Ghana, Cameroon, Newzealand and Nigeria ..
2. Nder, 0. M. (201 0). "Postliberation Struggles for Freedom in Selected Novels of Mongo Beti and Sembene
Ousmane." Journal of Intra-African Studies.N o. 3 pp. 146-162. (ISSN- 20 16- 280X). With Contributors from:
Lesotho, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria ..

3. Nder, 0. M. and Kembe, E. M. (201 1 ). "Parenting the Nigerian Child Through Nigerian Children 's Literature: The
Example of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Amina Adams." International Journal of Home Economics Research,
jGhana. Vol. 2. pp 191 - 208 (ISSN: 2026-5018).

4. Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Aiamu has Gone Mad!: A Psychoanalytical Reading of Bayo Adebowale's Out of his Mind. "
Online Journal of Education ResearchVol. 2. Issue 2. Pp 34 -40. (ISSN: 2277-0860). Website:
http://VNIW.on lineresearch-iounrals.orgiiJER.

5. Nder, 0. M. (2013). "The Experience of Nigerian Ladies in the International Sex-trafficking and Prostitution: A
Reading of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo's Trafficked. "International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol.
13. Issue 5. Pp. 20-25. (ISSN : 2279-0837, PISSN : 2279-0845) Website: VNIW. iosrjournals.org.

6. Adelabu, S. B. and Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Survey of Methods of Teaching English and Literature among Secondary
School Teachers in Benue State." International Journal of Social Sciences and Education. Vol. 3. Issue 3. Pp.
847- 858. (ISSN: 2223 - 4934, E 2227- 393 X Print). Website: VNIW.ijsse .com.

7. Nder, 0 . M. (2013). "Wri ting and Publishing Nigerian Children 's literature for Primary Education: A Critical
Evaluation of Lantern Bookslnternational Journal of Research and Advancement in Educational Methods. Vol. 10
No 1 (ISSN 2276- 6162) pp/03 - 11 4 . Website -www.irdi.org.ng.

8. Nder, 0. M. (2014). "A Misogynistic Reading of J. P. Clark's The WivesRevolt.' C Research in Education. Vol. 4.
Issue I. Pp 1 - 5 (ISSN): 2276 - 7436. Website: http ://crownioumal .orgleducationlpdfl20141feblmatthias.pdf.).
(C) Articles in Other Learned Journals

9. Nder 0. M. (2002). "Neo-Colonialism and the African Woman: An Artistic Perception of the Novels of
Sembene Ousmane". Annals of Research in Nigeria. Vo/.1 No. 1 pp. 107- 116 (ISSN- 978 -36464
-0- 0- A)

10. Nder, 0 . M. (2006). "Reassessment of Some Critical Views on the Novels of Ngugiwa Thiong'o"
Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues Vol. 2 No. 1 &2 pp. 165- 174. {ISSN -0189- 9317).6

11. Nder, 0. M. (2005). "Language, Ideology and Characterization in Ngugiwa Thiong'o's Later Fiction."
English Language Teaching Today: A Journal for Teachers of English and Communication Skills, Vol. 4
No. 2 pp. 64-70. (ISSN -1119 -0426).

12. Nder, 0. M. (2005). "Songs as Crafting Tools for Thematisation in Ngugi's Later Fiction." The Journal of
Communicative English: A Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language. Vol. 1, pp. 48-61 .(/SSN-0795-1949).

13. Nder, O .. M. (2006). "Reflections of the Postcolonial Discourse in Ahmed Yerima's AHahiru." The Journal of
Communicative English: A Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language. Vol. 2 pp. 55-73. (/SSN-0795-1949).

14. Nder, O.M. (2006). "Parody of Christianity in Ngugiwa Thiongo's Devil on the Cross." The Nasara Journal of Humanities. Vol. 2.pp. 1 -13. (ISSN-1118-6887).

15. Nder, 0. M. (2007). "Thematisation Through Description in Ngugiwa Thiong'o's Later Fiction." The Journal of Communicative English: A Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language. Vol. 3. pp.61-79. (ISSN-0795- 1949).

16. Nder, 0. M. (2006). "Theme and Characterization in Ngugi's Later Fiction." FAtS: Journal ofHumanities. Vol. 3
No. 5 pp. 88-118 (ISSN ~ 0795 - 2996).

17. Nder, 0. M. (2007). "Thematisation Through the Motif of Search in Ngugiwa Thiong'o's Prose Fiction."
Benue Valley Journal of Humanities. Vol. 7 No. 2. pp. 157-171 (ISSN-1117 -3432)

18. Nder, O.M. (2007). "Giobalisation and the African Creative Writer." Journal of Globalisa/ion and International
Studies. Vol. 3 Nos. 1 and 2 pp. 80-97. (ISSN - 0189 -9260)

19. Nder,O. M. (2008). "Influence of Theme on Style in the Story of Adam -Wade: A Tiv Classic." The Journal of Communicative English: Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language. Vol. 4. pp. 127-154.
(ISSN-0795- 1949).

20. Nder, 0. M. (2008). "Reflections of the African Traditional Dispute Resolution Process in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God."The Ker Review: A Journal of Nigerian Literature. Vol.
4. No.2 pp. 79-97 (ISSN -1597- 8494).

21. Nder. 0. M. 12009). "Setting as Complement of Thematization in Ngugiwa Thiong'o's Early Fiction" Lapai Journal of Humanities. Vol. 3 No. 1 and 2 pp. 23-33 {ISSN - 2006 - 2826).

22. Adelabu, S. B. & Nder, 0, M. (2010). "Using Children's Literature to Teach Registers in Senior Schools: An Analysis of Selected Children's Stories." Benue Journal of Research in Science and Education. Vol. 1 Nos. 2 and 3, Pp. 180-189, (ISSN- 2006- 531 0).

23. Nder, 0. M. (2010). "Nature as Theme: An Ecocriticallnterpretation of CrescentaOdu's A Jar of Honey
and Ignatius Musonza's Ike's Plant' Makurdi Journal of Language and Literature. Vol. 1 No. 1 pp 1-12
(ISSN- 2141 -601X).

24. Nder, 0. M. (2012). "Form and Technique as Complements of Thematisation in Mongo Beti's Remember Ruben and Perpetua and the Habit of Unhappiness. " Lapai Journal of Humanities. Vol. 6. No. I.Pp 34-47 (ISSN-2006-2826).

25. Nder, 0. M. (2011). "Hero Worship and Child Modelling for National Development through Nigerian Children's Literature: The Example of Olajire Olanlokun ." MAJELS Journal of English and Literary Studies. Vol. 2 Pp. 49- 58. (ISSN: 0862 -8616).7

26. Nder, 0 . M. (2013). "Understanding Tiv Culture and Cosmology through Wellerisms: A Semantic Interpretation." Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues. Vol. I. No.I. Pp. 71-77. (ISSN: 2350- 1642).

27. Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Aphorisms and Riddles as Crafting Tools for Thematization in Ngugiwa Thiong'o's Fiction." Africa Journal of Arts. Science and Educational Issues. Vol. I. No. 1. Pp. 119-128. (ISSN-.2350 - 1642).

28. Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Doomed to Live with them but Not of them: A Multiculturalist Reading of Richard Wright's Black

Boy."Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues. Vol. 1 No. 2. Pp. 181 - 197. (ISSN:2350- 1642).

29. Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Reflections of the Existentialist Thought in Alex La Guma's A Walk in the Night. "Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues. Vol. I. No. 2. Pd. S-- 90. (ISSN: 2350-1642).
30. Nder, 0. N. & Olukunle, 0. 0. (2014). "Symbolism and Imageries as Complements of Thematization in Ben Okri's The Famished Road. Africa Journal of Arts. Science and Educational Issues. Vol. 2. No. 1. (ISSN: 2350- 1642).

31 . Onekutu, P. 0. & Nder, 0. M. (2014). "Information and Communication Technology (ICT ): Its Applications in Language and Literature Teaching and Learning in Nigerian Schools". Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational lssues,2:170-178. ISSN: 2350-1642.

(D) Conference Proceedings
32. Adelabu, S. B. and Nder, 0. M. (2009) "Using Children's Literature to Teach English Registers in Primary Schools: An Analysis of Selected Children's Stories." Proceedings of the Annual EL TT Conference Held at Akure . Vol. 4, 2008/2009.
Pp. 28 - 32 (ISSN - 1119 -0426).

33. Nder, 0. M. (2011 ). "Writing and Publishing Nigerian Children's Literature for Primary Education: A Critical Evaluation of Lantern Books." Proceedings of the Annual Conference Held at Abeokuta. Vol. 5, 2011 Pp. 2 7-41 (ISSN -111 9 -0426).

(E) Chapters in Referred Books
34. Nder, 0. M. &Adelabu, S. B. (2007). "Fostering Ethics, Morals and Values in Children Through Children's
Literature." Innovation in Teaching and Learning. (Ed.) Adejoh, M. J. and lji, C. 0 ., Makurdi: Adeka Printing and Publications. Pp.224 - 241 (ISBN - 978-978-8200- 0864 ).

35. Nder, 0. M. (2008). "Achieving Communicative Competence at Seminar Presentation: The Preparatory
Stages." Education for the New Millennium: Foundations and Pedagogy. (Ed.) Daniell. Denga and Andrew A. Ekoja. Calabar: Rapid Educational Publications Ltd. Pp. 380- 402. (ISBN - 978- 36920 - 7 -5).

36. Nder. 0. M. (2008). "Strategies for the Effective Writing and Oral Presentation of the SeminarPaper." Education for the New Millennium: Foundations and Pedagogy. (Ed.) Daniel l. Denga and Andrew A. Ekoja pp. 403 - 432.
(ISBN - 978 - 36920 - 7- 5).

37. Nder 0. M. (2010). The Educational Development of the Nigerian Youth in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges Posed by the Movie Industry, Pop Cultures and Literatures." The Teacher in the Contemporary Nigerian Society. (Ed.) Adejoh, M.J. &lji, C.O. Makurdi: Asofad Printing Ltd. pp79- 106 (ISBN-978-978-8200-0864).

38 Nder, 0. M. (~013. "Escalating Ethnic Hatred, Prejudice and Violent Conflicts through Language Use: The TivJukun Crisis of 2001 ." Terhemba Wuam and Elijah Terdoo lkpanor, (Ed.). The Military Invasion of Zaki-Biam.Makurdi: Aboki Pub. Pp. 230- 256 (ISBN : 978- 978- 8409- 06- 9).8

39 Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Building Bridges of Peace and Resolving Conflicts through Icebreakers: A Semantic
Analysis of Selected Tiv Icebreakers. Nder, 0. M. and Mile, T. J. (Ed.). Peace and Conflict Resolution: Basic
Concepts, Theories and Issues. Makurdi: Success-World Pub. Pp. 244 - 271. (ISBN: 978-978- 933-020-1 ).
40 Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Communication as a Tool for Effective Administration and Management of Schools in Nigeria." Nder, 0. M. and Amali, A. 0. (Ed.). Effective Teacher Preparation. Makurdi; Seifers Academic Press.Pp. 312-349. (ISBN: 978-978-50-722-7-2).

41 Nder, 0. M. (2013). "Basic Concepts and Terminologies in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies ." Nder, 0. M. and Mile, T. J. (Ed.). Peace and Conflict Resolution: Basic Concepts, Theories and issues. Makurdi:
Successworld Pub. Pp. 1 -23. {ISBN: 978-978-933-020-1 ).(F) Books

42 Nder, 0. M., Onekutu, P. 0. and Adaje, 0. A. (2011 ). Communicative English for Higher Education. Makurdi: Bookworks Pub. (ISBN: 978-978-50581 -9-2-).

43 Nder, 0. M., Adelabu, S. B. and Olukunie, 0. 0. (2012). Effective Writing for Advanced Learners and
Professionals. Makurdi: Success world Pub. (ISBN: 978-978-93-4 71-3).

(G) Commissioned Projects/ Works
44. Nder, 0. M. (2008). "Manual for Secondary School Teachers of English Language and
Literature." The Retraining of Secondary School Teachers for Maximum Efficiency(Commissioned by
Benue State Government and Organized by TERDAN). pp 37- 58.

(H) Edited Books
45 Nder, 0. M. and Mile, T. J. (20 13). Peace and Conflict Resolution: Basic Concepls, Theories and Issues.
Makurdi : Successworld Pub. (ISBN: 978-978-933-020- 1)

46 Nder, 0 . M. and Amali, A. 0 . (20 13). E.!Jeclive Teacher Preparalion. Maku rcli: Seifers Academic Press.
(ISBN: 978-978-50-722-7-2).

VIII. CONFERENCES I SEMINARS I WORKSHOPS ATTENDED WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS
National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL). Jd ELTT
Annual National Conference HELD AT Akure, 2009.

2 National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL)
4'"EL TT Annual National Conference, held at Abeokuta. 201 1.

3 Workshop Organisedby the Nigeria Airforce on Qualitative Training, Effective School Administration and Other Educational Services for Greater Productivity and Achievement in NAF Schools Held on 5th - 6th September 2011.

4 Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Limited Workshop for Secondary School Teachers, Held in Makurdi 3rd July,-41h July, 2012.

IX. CONFERENCE, SEMINAR/WORKSHOP PAPERS
1. Nder, 0. M. (2008). "The Challenge of the Youth in a Permissive Society". A Speech Delivered at the Speech and Prize-g iving Day of Anglican Secondary School Makurdi, 20th August 2010.

2. Nder, O.M (2008). "Challenges of Corps Members in the Benue Socio-cu ltural Mil ieu." A Speech Presented at the Batch B NYSC Orientation Camp at Government Secondary' Schoo l Gboko on 5'11 September, 2008. 9

3. Nder, 0 . M. (20 II ). "Communication as a Tool for Effective School Ad min istration and Management of
Nigerian Schools (Nigerian Ai rforce Schools in focus)" A Paper Presented at a Workshop Organised by the Nigerian Airforce, Held in Makurdi, 5th - 6:" September. 2 0 I I .

4. Nder, 0. M. (20 12). "The Current Security Challenges in our Nation: The Role of the School as an Agent of Socialization." A Paper Presented at the Graduation, Speech and Prize-giving Day of University of Agriculture. Makurdi Staff School. 26th July, 2012.

5. Nder, 0. M. (2012). Am Assessment of Macmillan English Language Texts as Viable Instructional ~lateri als for the Teaching of English and Literature at the Senior Secondary School Level." A Paper Presented at a Workshop Organised by Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Limited for Secondary School Teachers, Held in Makurdi on 3'd to 4th July, 2012.

Specializations

Nothing here

Research Archive

CURRENT RESEARCH/EXTENSION

1. Tales and Songs of the Tiv Riots, (on the field).

2. Abuse and Insult in Tiv Oral Poetry (on the field)

3. Pastoralist- Farmer Conflict in Katsina- Ala Local Government Area (on the field).

X. CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE

1. Using Literary Texts to Teach Communication Skills

2. Production of Resource Materials for the Effective Teaching and Learning of Communication Skills.

3. The Influence of Subject Matter Criteria on Form and Technique in African Fiction

4. The Critical Interpretation and Explication of Literary Texts.

5. An Exploration of Tiv Culture and Cosmology through Literary Interpretation.

Responsibilities

IV. TEACHING/COGNATE EXPERIENCE WITH DATES

(a) Teaching and Related Activities in Other Institutions:

1. Resource Person (to teach Communication Skills and Literature in
English on Part Time) Benue State Polytechnic,Ugbokolo;
Consultancy Services 2000-date

2. Part Time Lecturer (to teach African Literature - Prose and Drama)
Benue State University (Sandwich Programme) 2005 to date

3. Part Time Lecturer (to teach Communication Skills);
University of Agriculture. Makurdi (Annex Campus) 2003-2005

4. Part Time Lecturer (to teach English and Literature in English
University of Agriculture, Makurdi (Sandwich Programme) 2010-date

5. Visiting Lecturer - Department of English, Benue State University
Makurdi. 20 10 - 2011

6. College of Education Katsina-Aia (undergraduate programme) 2015-2017

(b) 0 ' Level Institutions (English & Literature)

1. Shitire Community Sec. School, T or-Donga 1981 -1 982

2. St. Gerard's Catholic Day Secondary School, Katsina-Aia 1984- 1985

3. Beeri High School Beeri, Rivers State (NYSC) 1989

4. Government Day Secondary School, Tofa, Kano State 1990- 1991

5. Bata Polytechnic, Bata, E/Guinea (Technical Aid Corps- T A C) 1993-1995

(c) Teaching and Research Activities/Experiences in University of Agriculture, Makurdi

1. Assistant Lecturer Jan., 1997- Feb., 2000

2. Lecturer II Oct., 2000- Sept., 2004

3. Lecturer I Oct., 2004 -Sept., 2007

4. Senior Lecturer Oct., 2007- Sept., 2010

5. Associate Professor of Literature Oct., 2010- Sept., 2013

6. Professor of Literature Oct., 2013 - Date

(d) Courses Taught at the University Level.

(1) Communication in English II

(2) Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

(3) Introduction to Drama

(4) Oral Literature

(5) Literary Theory and Criticism

(6) Special African Author

(7) African Poetry

(8) Modern African Drama

(9) The African Novel

(e) Current Postgraduate Project Supervision - Department of Educational Foundations &
General Studies

1. Ameh, Friday Ujah (11/Med/4579)
Topic: Effect of Early Marriage on the Academic Attainment of ldoma Studies
2. Bissong, M. Bessong (11/Ph.D/4579)
Topic: Parenting Styles of Secondary School Students in Cross River State: Psychological
Adjustment as Correlates of Students' Educational Achievements.