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Thesis Clinic
The importance of thesis clinic
Graduate students, researchers and early-career academics have issues with research projects, including the inability to craft a project/dissertation/thesis topic with measurable constructs, inability to conceptualise and problematise a study from motivations built on observations and literature, difficulty expressing the aims/objectives/research questions and hypotheses of a study, inability to express the significance/scope/limitations/delimitations and other essential parts of a study, difficulty identifying needed data types and sources, inability to design study methodology (study location, population, sample size, data collection instrument, data analytical techniques and tools, appropriate research project report writing technique, citations and references), and writing research project reports. Research project supervision often results in avoidable tensions, ill-feelings and attendant poor scores at internal and external examination levels. Besides, most of the successful academic research reports lie waste and gather dust on shelves because the researcher cannot translate them into articles publishable in reputable journals. This leads to waste of research and development (R&D) funds and paucity of data and research findings for engagement in effective development projects and programmes. A thesis clinic, usually attached to an academic conference, seeks to fill these gaps.
 
International Conferences on African Development and Sustainability is a new domain name for the website hosting a series of international conferences and thesis clinics since 2016. Poorly remunerated African scholars need international conferences and thesis clinics to be brought to their doorsteps for affordability because they lack research grants, unlike their counterparts in other parts of the globe. Four international conferences and four thesis clinics have already been successfully conducted between November 2016 and November 2017, while two international conferences and two thesis clinics will be handled in 2018 (see Table).
Papers presented, critiqued, correctd and returned have been published in our highly reputable international journals: 
 
 
indexed by PKP PLN lockss (Index url: http://index.pkp.sfu.ca/index.php/browse/index/2242),
DataCite, JSTOR, Scopus, AJOL, and Microsoft Academic.
  
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International Conference
Venue
Date
Keynote Speaker
Thesis clinic
Date
1.
International Conference on Human Capital and Development in Africa (ICHCADIA 2018)
Ekulu Green Hotel,
30 Park Ave, GRA, Enugu, Nigeria
12-14 Nov. 2018
(3-7 p.m.)
 
Thesis Writing Styles
11 Nov. 2018
(3-7 p.m.)
2.
International Conference on Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Development in Africa (ICESTIDA 2018)
Silicon Valley Hotels & Resorts, 
2 Mike Omeje Street, Off park Avenue
Opposite Enugu Golf pitch GRA,
Enugu City, Enugu,Nigeria
15-17 October 2018
 
Essential feutures  of a thesis
15 October 2018
(3-7 p.m.)
3.
International Conference on E-waste Pollution in Africa (ICEPA 2017)
University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria
6-8 Nov.  2017
Prof. Ndowa Ekoate S. Lale,
Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State,  Nsukka
The qualities of a good thesis and a publishable paper
6 November  2017
(3-7 p.m.)
4.
International Conference on Sustainable Africa’s Environment (ICSAE 2017)
Shell-Centre for Environmental Management and Control, Enugu Campus, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
10-12 July 2017
Professor S.N. Uchegbu, DVC (Enugu Campus), University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria
Choosing appropriate statistical tools for research data analysis
10 July 2017
(3-7 p.m.)
5.
Technology and human capital development in Africa
 Nondon Hotels, New Haven, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
6th-8th March, 2017
Prof. C.I. Umechuruba,
Vice-Chancellor, Evangel University Akaeze,
Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Thesis writing styles and packaging thesis for journals
6th March, 2017
(3-7 p.m.)
6.
International Conference on Natural Resources and Africa’s Development (ICNRAD 2016)
University of Port Harcourt Business School, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
7-9 Nov. 2016
Prof. C.O. Ofurum,
Director,
University of Port Harcourt Business School,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
The essential parts of a thesis and how to translate a thesis to a high-repute journal paper
7 November 2016
(3-7 p.m.)