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C-Journal – Call for Submissions

Jan 18, 2021 | CBlog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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A Journal of African development

Knowledge That Works

Volume 1, No.1(June 2021): Facilitating Socio-Economic Development Through Quality Education 

Call for Submissions


The CSAAE Journal (C-Journal) provides a forum for young people to tackle issues hindering development in Africa. Submissions are welcome from undergraduate and postgraduate students, graduates, academics, practitioners and those with requisite expertise. Currently, C-Journal is published twice a year (June and December) online and in print. For the June edition, the call for submission goes out in December while that of December edition goes out in June. The theme of each edition including a list of topics to be addressed is determined by a Board of Editors. C-Journal is a peer-reviewed journal intended to be a major reference material now and in the future. With the permission of authors, novel ideas may be presented to partners and stakeholders for implementation.

Volume 1, No.1: Facilitating Socio-Economic Development Through Quality Education:

Quality education, whether formal or informal, is critical to the socio-economic development of any nation because it equips the individual with the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to development. Some people have argued that lack of access to quality education is a key factor hindering socio-economic development in Africa.

C-Journal is calling for submissions that explore the educational systems in Africa, pointing to specific factors in the system that contribute to poor quality education while highlighting clearly how such factors may be contributing to underdevelopment in Africa and what can be done to change the situation for good.

Articles on these and similar topics will be considered:

  • Poor infrastructure.
  • Low quality research outputs.
  • Financial challenges.
  • Incessant faculty strike actions.
  • Outdated curriculum.
  • Brain drain in the academia.
  • Lack of ICT facilities.
  • Poor leadership.
  • Cultism and other social vices.
  • Inadequate access to modern research materials, tools and equipment.
  • Lack of innovative spirit.


  1. Any submission after the deadline of 30th April 2021 will not be considered.
  2. The article should have a maximum word count of 2500 words and not less than 2000 words (including Title page, Bibliography or References)
  3. The manuscript must be written in English language.
  4. All submissions must be written in A4 standard paper format with the body of the text complying with the Times New Roman font, size 12.
  5. All submissions must comply with the APA referencing style. For a comprehensive guide on the APA referencing style, visit https://www.mendeley.com/guides/apa-citation-guide .
  6. The manuscript must be word processed and well presented.
  7. Your name, academic institution or other identifiers should not appear on any part of the page.
  8. All submissions would be subjected to rigorous plagiarism check and those that do not meet the standard 30% pass for plagiarism would be rejected or returned to the authors to make necessary amendments.

Submission Procedures

  • Email your essay in Microsoft word document to Cjournal@csaaeinc.org.
  • The subject of your email must bear C-Journal June 2021 Edition.

Selection Criteria:

Manuscripts will be judged by way of blind assessment by the editorial board based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality of thoughts and ideas as expressed.
  2. Veracity of facts and problems identified.
  3. Practicability of proposed solutions.
  4. Organization
  5. Mechanical accuracy.


C-Journal is published by CSAAE, an international nonprofit dedicated to helping young people build great careers, cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship, become leaders of character and embrace their roles as critical actors in building a better Africa. The Centre pursues its mission through three program areas that share the common goal of creating social, economic and political change one person at a time. They include: a career building and entrepreneurship program (CBEP), a youth ethics and anti-corruption program (YEAP) and, an effective leaders program (ELP). The founder, Dr. Godswill Agbagwa (priest, ethicist, socialpreneur and youth animator) grew up in Nigeria. While studying abroad as a graduate student, he was struck by the contrasts he saw between the levels of underdevelopment in Africa compared to the Western countries he visited. Those experiences became the genesis of CSAAE, its programs, and the five core values at the foundation of his work namely: punctuality, integrity, solidarity, creativity and accountability. CSAAE is a registered nonprofit in Nigeria, a 501(c3) nonprofit in the United States, an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations and former representative of African CSOs at the World Bank & IMF. The Centre carries out its operations in Africa from its Owerri and Abuja offices in Nigeria, with technical support from its U.S. office in Maryland.

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