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Who am I?

My name is Abudulai Jakalia. I have been in the Department of English Education, University of Education, Winneba since 1994. Before then I taught at various levels of the Ghana Education Service from 1963.
I am 62 years old; a retired senior lecturer working on contract. I come from the Upper West Region of Ghana. My wife and I have five children (three girls and two boys) and (for now)two grandchildren.

What I do

As a lecturer I mainly teach literacy and literature methodologies in a teachers' university. As a researcher I am concerned with children's literacy development. I have an NGO called Centre for Literacy Empowerment and I spend a lot of time with deprived communities helping them with how to improve their children's literacy.

How to contact me

  • I live in Winneba, in the Central Region of Ghana,
  • My home phone number: 233 432 20861
  • Cell phone 233 244 751145
  • My email is


Jakalia, A. et al (1997) Literature in the JSS language classroom. In English in Ghana editor, M.E. Kropp Dakubu, A Publication of the Ghana English Studies Association pp. 157 – 172.
Jakalia, A. (1998) Teaching/Learning Literature at the Basic Level in Ghana. In Teaching English in Ghana. Ed., M.E.K. Dakabu, Accra: Sedco Publishing. pp. 66 – 83.
Jakalia, A. (1999) USSR+DE: A model for whole-school voluntary reading habit formation. In (Ed) M. Avoke Ghanaian Journal of Special Education, Vol. 1:4, 1999 December 84 – 90.
Jakalia, A. (2002). Building a Voluntary Reading Culture among Children through Extensive Reading Programmes. In Ed. M. E Dakubu Ghanaian Journal of English Studies. Accra. Sedco Publishing Ltd. No. 1 pp 24 -36.
Jakalia, A. (2002) African Heritage: Its Preservation and Transmissions. In Readings in African Studies Vol. One. Ed. J. Z. Amenowode. Winneba, Artedu Pubs. Cap. 18.pp 79 – 190.
Jakalia, A. et al (2005) Children as their own writers: A healthy literacy habits formation project in four schools and a literacy club. In K. Parry (ed) Literacy for all in Africa: Vol.1: Teaching Reading in African Schools. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. Pp 230 - 248