ACCE, UNIPORT release Call for Papers for 18th National Conference/AGM



The African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) in conjunction with the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, is happy to announce its Call for Papers for the 18th National Conference/AGM tagged UNIPORT 2016.

Date:   October 25-28, 2016

Venue: Ebitimi Banigo Hall, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

HOST:Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


Communication and Economic Development


  1. Media For Sustainable Development
  2. Media And The Promotion Of Small And Medium Scale Enterprises
  3. Media And Solid Mineral Development
  4. Media, Renewable Energy And Sustainable Development
  5. Attracting Direct Foreign Investment Through Media Advocacy
  6. Communication, Youths And Agricultural Development
  7. Diversifying National Economy Through Communication
  8. Social Media And Poverty Reduction In A Diversified Economy
  9. New Media And Gender Empowerment
  10. Media And Environmental Sustainability
  11. Media, Ethnic Identity And National Development
  12. Media And Language Documentation For National Development
  13. Media And The Development Of Indigenous Languages
  14. Language And Economic Development
  15. Indigenous Media, Advocacy And Sustainable Development
  16. Media, Religion And National Development
  17. Media, Pollution Control And Public Health
  18. Media And Revenue Diversification
  19. Media, FoI Act And Economic And Financial Crimes
  20. Media And Job Creation For National Development
  21. Media And The Oil Economy
  22. Media And The Stock Exchange Market
  23. Financial Reporting In The Mass Media

Prospective participants are hereby invited to submit abstracts on the above theme/subthemes as follows:

  1. The abstract should not be more than 200 words. Abstract should bear the title, name of author(s), full contact details and the sub-theme under which it is being submitted for consideration.
  2. Deadline for submission of abstract is: July 30, 2016 (This date will not be extended)
  3. Abstract should be sent as an MS Word attachment to
  4. Please, bring ten (10) copies of your Full Paper to the Conference for presentation purposes!



  • Arrival: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • First Plenary and Syndicate Sessions: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Excursion around the City of Port Harcourt: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (5pm)
  • Last Plenary and Syndicate Sessions: Thursday, October 27, 2016
  • Annual General Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (by 4:30pm)
  • Departure: Friday, October 28, 2016



  1. Conference Registration Fee (for members) -N5,000or $30
  2. Annual Dues (for members)                         - N10,000 or $50
  3. Institutional Registration                              - N20,000 or $200
  4. Conference Fees for Non Members               - N15,000 or $100
  5. New Members Registration at the Conference plus Conference Fees - N15,000 or $100 (Please, note that Application for Membership of ACCE is FREE)


Total Fees to fully participate is therefore N15,000 as approved by the 16th AGM at Nsukka. Annual Dues for 2016 could be paid by OLD MEMBERS to the ACCE First Bank Account before arrival at the Conference Venue. Just come to the Conference Venue with the Payment Teller and exchange it for an Official receipt. This means that such members can only pay N5000 at the Conference Desk



Account Name: African Council for Communication Education

Account No: 2005410228

Bank: First Bank

Please, bring the Bank Teller to the Conference Venue to enjoy conference support and collect your new Membership Certificate and a Permanent Membership Number (PMN). Also note that the Conference Fee entitles the Conference Participant to a Conference Bag and writing materials, Tea Break, Lunch, and other ACCE Conference packets. It also entitles the participant to a Certificate of Participation. Accommodation and other details will be announced in due course. For further details of this announcement, visit the Council website at OR email:


Dr. Walter C. Ihejirika                                                        Dr. Chris. I. Ochonogor

+2348034903041                                                                                          + 2347060643856

Chair, Local Organising Committee                                                                 Secretary, LOC

Dr. Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu

National Coordinating Secretary, ACCE; +234-803-830-6772

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