Prof. GABRIEL BASSEY EGBE


Staff Position: Professor
  

Gabriel Bassey Egbe holds a Ph.D in English Language from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. A teacher in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Veritas University, Abuja, Professor Egbe is poly-functional. He is a scholar, educationist, administrator and manager, creative writer, a reading and literacy expert, an editor and communications practitioner.  This versatile scholar has published extensively cutting across all levels of education. He is a recipient of distinguished awards and a member of many national and international bodies where he had served in many capacities notably as a former president of the Reading Association of Nigeria, an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. His research interests cover Applied English Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, Reading and Literacy Studies, Discourse and Pragmatic Analysis where he is currently supervising a number of M.A. students. Egbe is a Professor of English Language and he is currently the Dean, College of Humanities, Veritas University, Abuja.  

Key Publications

  1. Egbe, Gabriel. B. (2018). Promising practices for early grade reading comprehension instruction in Nigeria. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, 17(1),43-50.
  2. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ayeni-Daniyan, A. (2016). Reducing Comprehension blocks through Academic English Literacy: Rethinking Use of English Reading Instruction. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 16 (1), 98-113.
  3. Egbe, Gabriel B  (2016). Pragmatic Particles in Online Synchronous Sessions among African Higher Education Managers. International Journal of English Language, Literature & Translation Studies, 3(2),323-336.
  4. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ukpak, Anke, A. (2015). Using Cloze to Assess Vacation Reading Literacy Gains in Nigeria. Time Journals of Arts and Educational Research 3(1), 53-59. Retrievable at www.timejournals.org/tjaer  
  5. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2014). Language Preference among Nigerian Undergraduates and the Future of English. International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies 2 (4), 52-65. Retrievable at http://www.eltsjournals.org
  6. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Muodumogu, Chinwe (2014). Mobile Phones and Social networking as Tools for Promoting Reading and Literacy Learning. Pinnacle Educational Research and Development. 2(4), 1-11. Retrievable at http://www.pjpub.org/perd/perd_144.pdf
  7. Uwatt, L. E. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2011).  A Literacy Intervention for Struggling Readers in Nigeria. Mousaion, 29 (1), 136-154. University of South Africa.
  8. Uwatt, L. E. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2010). Rescuing Struggling Primary School Readers in Nigeria through Literacy Intervention. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 12(2), 55-68.
  9. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ekpe, S. I. (2009). New Literacy, New English: Aspects of the Grammar of SMS Text Messages. Nigerian English Studies Association, Vol. 4. pp. 38-50
  10. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2009). Literacy in English: News on the Board as Integrative Strategy for ESL Learners. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria (A Journal of the Reading Association of Nigeria). 12 (1), 138-146.
  11. Egbe, Gabriel B., Ekpe, S. I. and Nta, G. E. (2007). Something is Happening Here: Literacy Immersion for Early Intervention. Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Volume 6 pp.6-15 Morgan State University, USA.
  12. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005). Emergent Forms and Language Development: Building on Workable Strategies. Currents in African Literature and the English Language. Vol. 3, pp. 115 – 127, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  13. Ekpe, S. I. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005). Picture Story as Creative Connection Between      Reading and Writing: The Nigerian Experience. Thinking Classroom: A Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection. 6 (3), 27-35 International Reading Association, Newark, USA.     
  14. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1996). Error as Discovery Procedure for the Effective Teaching of Oral English in Nigeria. Approaches to Oral English and Oral Communication Skills, Calabar Studies in English Language 3, pp.146-150.

More Publications

RESEARCH WORKS

  1. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2019). Sound and Spelling in English: Playing with Letter ‘e’. Kraftbooks, Ibadan
  2. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2018). Essential English Grammar.  Kraftbooks, Ibadan  In Press
  3. Literacy Intervention for struggling readers in Cross River State. This is an ongoing literacy intervention project which has identified the reading problems of children in public primary schools in Cross River State using Government Primary School, Obufa Esuk in Calabar as pilot study. The study has already produced an inventory of the reading difficulties and is currently mounting intervention by personal involvement and interaction with the learners with evidence-based and workable research findings and strategies for improving reading and learning.
  4. Syntactic study of reading constraints among students in technological institutions in Nigeria.  This study, which was initially facilitated by the Cross River University of Technology, Calabar research grant, is aimed at discovering, identifying, defining and codifying syntactic constraints that pose reading comprehension difficulty for students in the university. The focus of the study has shifted to examining academic literacy with emphasis on academic language in order to help students deconstruct the lexical and syntactic constraints which hamper the comprehension of higher level academic texts.
  5. Literacy Shelters among Displaced Communities in South-South Nigeria is a study which provides displaced communities with literacy learning opportunities as a form of intervention through the training of literacy vendors. The project which won the 2010 Constance McCullough Literacy Award of the International Reading Association (now International Literacy Association), Newark, USA is a form of education in emergencies to build the literacy capacities and competences of local communities and to prepare them to come to terms with disasters and natural environmental challenges.
  6. Social Networking: Challenges and Implications for English Language Learning. This is a research which investigates the increasing transformation of literacy practices among young people with the pervasive use of online social networking. The study seeks to reveal how these social media platforms are used, the emerging form of digital English, the challenges they pose to learners, teachers and language instruction, and the implications for English language teaching and learning in Nigeria.

ARTICLES

  1. Nta, E., Oden, S., Egbe, Gabriel B., Ebuta, Catherine (2012) Optimizing Students’ Performance in English through Quality Teacher Education. Journal of Education and Practice 3(9), 112-118.
  2. Uwatt, L. E. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2011).  A Literacy Intervention for Struggling Readers in Nigeria. Mousaion, 29 (1), 136-154. University of South Africa.
  3. Ekpe, S.I and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2010). A Micro Survey of Gender Awareness Among Some Nigerian Primary School Teachers. Annals of Humanistic and Development Studies, 1(1), 65-72. China.
  4. Uwatt, L. E. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2010). Rescuing Struggling Primary School Readers in Nigeria through Literacy Intervention. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 12(2), 55-68.
  5. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ekpe, S.I. (2009) ‘War on Words: Reporting Conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region’. Journal of Media and Communication.  Vol. 2, pp. 21-134.
  6. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ekpe, S. I. (2009). New Literacy, New English: Aspects of the Grammar of SMS Text Messages. Nigerian English Studies Association, Vol. 4. pp. 38-50.
  7. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2009). Literacy in English: News on the Board as Integrative Strategy for ESL Learners. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria (A Journal of the Reading Association of Nigeria). 12 (1), 138-146.
  8. Egbe, Gabriel B. , Nta, Eno G., Oden, Sarah N. (2008). Optimizing students' performance in English through quality teacher education. Journal of English and Communication Studies, Vol. 4, 95-104.
  9. Egbe, Gabriel B., Ekpe, S. I. and Nta, G. E. (2007). Something is Happening Here: Literacy Immersion for Early Intervention. Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Volume 6 pp.6-15 Morgan State University, USA.
  10. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005). Emergent Forms and Language Development: Building on Workable Strategies. Currents in African Literature and the English Language. Vol. 3, pp. 115 – 127, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  11. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Ogbonna, E. (2005). Visual Arts and Literacy Instruction: Implications for the Classroom.   Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading, Vol.2, pp. 59-65, Calabar, Nigeria.
  12. Uwatt, L.E., Ekpe, S. I. & Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005). The Role Model Factor in Developing Life-long Reading Styles after Literacy Workshop Training.  Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities, 6 (1), 146-156. 
  13. Ekpe, S. I. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005). Picture Story as Creative Connection Between      Reading and Writing: The Nigerian Experience. Thinking Classroom: A Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection. 6 (3), 27-35 International Reading Association, Newark, USA.   
  14. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2004). Writing and the Public Relations Practitioner.  Calabar Journal of Public Relations. Vol. 1, pp. 7-16.
  15. Ekpe S. I.,  Uwatt, L. E., Etuk, M. E., Egbe, Gabriel B., Nta, E. G. and  Inyang-Abia, M. E. (2004) . Lessons from the RAN – Shell – READ Literacy Pilot Project in Akpabuyo: Implications for Distance Learning. Legon Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 14, pp.117-131, University of Legon, Ghana.
  16. Egbe, Gabriel B., Bassey, B.U. and Otu, R.D. (2004). Beyond Academic Reading: Encouraging Popular Reading for Life-long Learning. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, Vol.10, pp. 54-58.
  17. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2003). Verb Placement in the Written English Expression of Engineering Students in a Nigerian Polytechnic.  The Nasara Journal of Humanities Vol.1, pp. 82-90, Nasarawa, Nigeria.
  18. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Uwatt, L. E. (2003). Producing Materials in the   Classroom:  The Karatu Big Book Production Experience. Reading for All in Africa, International Reading Association, Newark, DE, USA.
  19.  Egbe, Gabriel B.(2003). Making Manuals Readable and Useable: Strategies for Writing for Semi and Non-Technical Users. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading Vol.1 pp. 38-43, Calabar, Nigeria.
  20. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2002). Pay-Per-Read: Developing Media Saloons for Literacy Development. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria.  Vol. 9, pp.39-44. 
  21. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Bassey, B. U. (2002). Literacy in Nigerian Languages:  The Dilemma of Legbo and Loko.  Literacy and Reading in Nigeria Vol. 9, pp. 203-210.
  22. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1999). Pen in Hand: Building on Emergent Forms to Develop Children’s Writing.  Proceedings of the 9th National Conference of Modern Languages Association of Nigeria, pp. 30-37, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
  23. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1999). Facilitating the Enthronement of Democratic Values through Literacy: Strategies for Success.  Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, Vol. 8 Nos 1 & 2, pp.108-116.
  24. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1999). Harnessing the Mass Media for Forest Conservation. International Journal of Tropical Environment Vol. 1, pp. 52-621, Calabar, Nigeria.
  25. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1996). Error as Discovery Procedure for the Effective Teaching of Oral English in Nigeria. Approaches to Oral English and Oral Communication Skills, Calabar Studies in English Language 3, pp.146-150.
  26. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2017). Deconstructing Development Discourse: The Linguistic Imperative for Nigeria, College of Humanities Seminar Series, Veritas University, Abuja   


BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2015). ‘A’ Approach to Certificate English. Ibadan: Kraftbooks.
  2. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2014). Patterns of EST Writing. Ibadan: Kraftbooks.
  3. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2012). Laughter from the River. A collection of poems. Aboki Publishers. Markurdi.
  4. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2012). Emani. A  play. Kraftbooks, Ibadan.
  5. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2012). Strategic Reading and Writing: Mind Tools for Academic Achievement. In Emejulu, O. & Isiugo-Abanihe, I. (eds.) Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Literacy and Language Studies: Essays in Honour of Chukwuemeka Eze Onukaogu. pp.47-68.
  6. Agantiem, Augustine A., Egbe, Gabriel B. & Ushie, Godwin O. (2012). English Language for Senior Secondary Schools Book 1. Lagos: Tanus Books Limited.
  7. Agantiem, Augustine A., Egbe, Gabriel B. & Ushie, Godwin O. (2012). English Language for Senior Secondary Schools Book 2. Lagos: Tanus Books Limited.
  8. Agantiem, Augustine A., Egbe, Gabriel B. & Ushie, Godwin O. (2012). English Language for Senior Secondary Schools Book 3. Lagos: Tanus Books Limited.
  9. Uwatt, L. E., Omojuwa, J., Nta, G.E., Ebam, O., Egbe, Gabriel B., and Ekpe, S.I. (2008). Primary English 1 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  10. Omojuwa, J., Egbe, Gabriel B, Uwatt, L. E., Nta, G.E., Ekpe,   S.I., Ebam, O. (2008). Primary English 2 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  11. Uwatt, L. E., Omojuwa, J., Nta, G.E., Ebam, O., Egbe,                Gabriel B., and Ekpe, S.I. (2008). Primary English 3 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  12. Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L. E., Egbe, Gabriel B., Ebam, O. and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 4 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  13. Egbe, Gabriel B., Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L. E., Ebam, O. and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 5 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  14. Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L.E., Egbe, Gabriel B., Ebam, O., and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 6 for Primary Schools in Rivers State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  15. Uwatt, L. E., Omojuwa, J., Nta, G.E., Ebam, O., Egbe,                Gabriel B., and Ekpe, S.I. (2008). Primary English 1 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited
  16. Omojuwa, J., Egbe, Gabriel B, Uwatt, L. E., Nta, G.E., Ekpe,   S.I., Ebam, O. (2008). Primary English 2 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  17. Uwatt, L. E., Omojuwa, J., Nta, G.E., Ebam, O., Egbe,                Gabriel B., and Ekpe, S.I. (2008). Primary English 3 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  18. Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L. E., Egbe, Gabriel B., Ebam, O. and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 4 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  19. Egbe, Gabriel B., Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L. E.,  Ebam, O. and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 5 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  20. Omojuwa, J., Ekpe, S.I., Uwatt, L.E., Egbe, Gabriel    B,  Ebam, O., and Nta, G.E. (2008). Primary English 6 for Primary Schools in Cross River State. Lagos: Tanus Books Nigeria Limited.
  21. Nta, G. E. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2005) ‘Language, Literacy and Literature, Interview with and Compilation on Professor Dele Orisawayi, Calabar, Nigeria.

22. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Okon, N.A. (2004).  ‘Study/Reading Skills’ in English:  An Introductory Reading pp. 1- 13, Calabar, Nigeria.

23. Egbe, Gabriel B. and Agantiem, A.A. (2004) ‘Grammatical Conventions’ in English:  An Introductory Reading.  pp. 36-58, Calabar, Nigeria..

24. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2004) ‘Vocabulary: Structure and Meaning of Words’ in English for Academic Communication.  pp. 16-28, Calabar, Nigeria.

25. Egbe, Gabriel B.; Agantiem, A. A. and Okon N. A. (2004). ‘Writing in English for Academic Purposes’ in English for Academic Communicationpp. 73- 105, Calabar, Nigeria.

26. Ekpong, M.O. and Egbe, Gabriel B. (2004) ‘Introduction to Writing the Research Paper’ in English for Academic Communication. pp. 106-119, Calabar, Nigeria.

27. Egbe, Gabriel B. (2001) ‘Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of English in Nigeria’ in Contemporary Issues in Language and Education, Akamkpa, Nigeria.

28. Egbe, Gabriel B. (1999) ‘Editing:  The Art and the Process’ in Promotion, Art and Design by E. Omini and B. Ajibade (eds), Calabar, Nigeria