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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Name: Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu
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About Dr Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu

Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu is a certified counsellor and an educator with a doctorate in guidance and counselling (Counselling Psychology). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, under the mentorship of Prof. Maximus Monaheng Sefotho.

Having taught and researched for over 7 years in academic institutions, Dr. Otu has acquired valuable experience in mentoring and guiding students. As a supervisor of student projects and theses, he provides assistance and guidance throughout the entire research process. He evaluates both internal and external research and academic programmes to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

His professional affiliations include the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors (ISMT). Dr Otu has served in various leadership positions at University of Nigeria including chair of the Research and Grant Committee and Information and Communication Technology Committee, secretary Conference and Publication Committees and quality assurance representative at Institute of Education. In addition, Dr Otu has served as a member of the Curriculum Committee and as an Examination Officer in the Department of Educational Foundations. His research interests include, career counselling, anxiety, depression, employability skills, vocational transition, and youth empowerment. He is committed to developing and deploying scalable inclusive treatment and coaching packages for youth that will help them achieve their career goals, empower themselves, become entrepreneurs, and take control of their mental health.