Blessing Vou Dakat

Position
Lecturer
Unit/Section
English
Staff e-mail
blessingdalyop@yahoo.com
Staff details

(B. A., M. A.)

Specialization:

Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

Affiliation:

Member, Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), Unijos e-fellow

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

SECTION A:

  1. Surname: Dakat
  2. Other Names: Blessing, Vou
  3. Sex: Female
  4. Marital Status: Married
  5. Place of Birth: Jos

vi. Postal Address: Department of English, P.m.b 2084, Unijos.

  1. Telephone: 08065390532
  2. E-mail: blessingdalyop@yahoo.com, dalyopbd@unijos.edu.ng
  3. Languages Spoken: English, Hausa, Berom.
  4. Specialisation: Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

Objective: To be a professional through the pursuit of excellence and continues self improvement. To exhibit at all times, competence, confidence, discipline and consistency, to surpass the institution’s set standards in leadership, productivity and service delivery.

SECTION B: INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED AND QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

  1. University of Jos, Jos . M.A English Langauage 2012- 2015
  2. University of Jos, Jos. B.A. (Hons) English Language ( Upper Division) 2004-2008
  3. University of Jos, Consultancy Computer Training Institute . Certificate in Basic

Computer Training 2003

  1. Girls’ High School, Gindiri (WASSCE) 1997- 2003

 

  1. Citizenship and LeadershipTraining Institute, Jos. Certificate in Man O’War

Training 2002

  1. Mariam Kiddy Academy, Jos. First School Leaving Certificate 1990- 1996

SECTION D: WORK EXPERIENCE/CAREER PROGRESSION

  1. Government Secondary School, West of Mines (Teacher, 2008-2011).
  2. National Youth Service Corp, Anambra State College of Agriculture Mgbakwu, Awka North. (Lecturer, 2008-2009)
  3. University of Jos, Department of English (Graduate Assistant, 2011-2015).
  4. University of Jos, Department of English (Assistant Lecturer, 2015 to date).

SECTION E: ACADEMIC/ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teaching and supervision of undergraduate long essays.
  2. Assistant Level Coordinator, 100 Level, Department of English, University of Jos, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 Academic Sessions.
  3. Assistant Departmental Welfare Officer 2015-date
  4. Postgraduate registration Officer 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 Academic Sessions.

SECTION F: MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. Member, Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN)

SECTION G: DETAILS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Undergraduate Teaching

  1. Teaching ENG110(Basic English)
  2. Teaching ENG 113 (Introduction to Nigerian Literature 1 Prose)
  3. Teaching ENG 122 (Introduction to Nigerian Literature II Poetry and Drama)
  4. Teaching ENG 213(Introduction to Style)
  5. Teaching ENG 315 (Discourse Analysis)
  6. Teaching ENG 412(Research Methodology)
  7. Taught ENG 420 (Pragmatics)
  8. ENG 425: Undergraduate Project Supervision

SECTION H: PROJECT/THESIS SUPERVISION

Undergraduate Supervision

Supervised and is still supervising many undergraduate projects

SECTION I: RESEARCH

  1. Dalyop B. D. “An Error Analysis of Selected English Media Radio Programmes: A Study of PRTVC Jos”. BA Long Essay, Department of English, University of Jos. May, 2008.
  2. Dalyop B. D. “A Speech Act Analysis of Utterances in Classical Films: A Study of 300 Spartans and Game of Thrones”. MA dissertation, Department of English, University of Jos. May, 2015.
  3. Ongoing Ph.D research on “A Cognitive-Pragmatic study of the Language of the Mentally Challenged At the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos”. Department of English, University of Jos.

SECTION J: PUBLICATIONS

  1. Articles in learned journals- Published in National and International Journals, among which are:
  1. Dalyop, Blessing Dachung. ‘An Error Analysis of Selected English Radio Programmes: A Case study of PRTVC, Jos’ Humanity Jos Journal of General Studies. ( 2012) 10-16
  2. Dalyop, Blessing Dachung. ‘An acoustic Study of the Phoneme as a Physical Reality: Aspects of Segmental Phonology in view’ in AFREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies. (2012) 213-223

3. Dalyop, Blessing Dachung. ‘A Lexico-Semantic Study of Newspaper Reporting of the COCIN Headquarters and St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church Bombings in Jos’ in Creative and Critical Writing for Peace Building in Nigeria: The Jos Paradigm. (2012)132-152

 

  1. Conferences attended
  • Attended AICCTRA Conference at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Ibadan 2013
  • Attended the 9th International Conference on ICT Applications with the theme “Application of Information and communication technologies to teaching, research and administration” held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in collaboration with Kwara State University, Malete. September 13 – 17, 2015.
  • Attended the 10th International multi-conference on ICT Applications with the theme “ Application of Information Communication Technologies to Teaching, Research and Administration” held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. September, 2016.
  • Attended the International Conference of Students of English Language and Literary Studies (ICOSELLS)held in University Of Nigeria Nsukka 2007
  • Attended the 24th Annual Linguistic Association of Nigeria Conference 2011
  • Attended and presented a paper titled ‘A Lexico-semantic Study of Newspaper Reportage: A study of Selected Newspapers on the COCIN Headquarters and St. Finbarrs Church Bombings in Jos’ at the Ife English Language, Literature and Communication Conference 2012
  • Attended eLearmning Africa Conference, Windhoek, Namibia 2013
  • Attended eLearmning Africa Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2015
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SECTION K: COMMUNITY AND OTHER SERVICES: MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS

  1. PTA Redeemed people’s Academy, Jos. 2014 till date

Public Posts Held: Head Girl, Girls’ High School, Gindiri 2003

Secretary General, English Literary Circle, Unijos 2007

 

 

SECTION L: REFEREES

  1. Professor. Amaka Azuike

Head, Department of English, University of Jos.

Phone: 0803703232

 

  1. Professor. David Jowitt

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Jos.

Phone: 08065435811.

Email:davidjowitt2003@yahoo.com

 

  1. Dooga, Jerome Terpase Ph.D

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Jos

Phone: 08036286166

Email: zwakausu@gmail.com

SECTION M: SIGNATURE AND DATE

 

Signature: ………………………………………… Date:………………………..