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University of Nigeria Nsukka Open Access Group

I would want to post what the University of Nigeria Open Access Group is doing. We are a group of Librarians, Lecturers, Scientists and Postgraduate Students dedicated to advocating Open Access in Nigeria, with University of Nigeria Nsukka as our starting point. This group was birthed in March, 2017 after the founder of Open Access Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Ogunlaja visited the University for a meeting with Helen N. Okpala (a Librarian) and Dr. Emeka Ubaka (A Pharmacist). See picture below: 

Soon after the meeting, the group came alive and now has about 26 members (see picture below) from the Institution who meet regularly online (via WhatsApp) and offline to brainstorm on how to advance Open Access locally and globally. Currently, the group is planning to host Open Access Week in October 2017 and OpenCon in November, 2017. 

We recently met with the University of Nigeria Management, (click to see link) particularly the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba, to share our group vision and mission, among other things. Our events have been approved by the Vice Chancellor, to be held on slated dates. See pictures below:

We have launched our blog and Twitter page (@openaccessunn) Our Blog address is: 

You can also reach at us via our Email:

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Comment by Helen Nneka Okpala on October 11, 2017 at 6:32am


Comment by Ina Smith on October 9, 2017 at 2:42am

So happy to see Nigeria represented here and participating!

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