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Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Faculty of Social Science

Dr. Charity Justin Takyun

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Dr. Charity Justin Takyun was born on the 6th January 1976 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Dangnap of Plateau State, Nigeria. She is married to SP Justin Meba Takyun (a.k.a.Danmasani) and blessed with three (3) children.

She started her primary education at Shishiri Primary School Langtang and later moved to St. Joseph Pilot Primary School K/Vom where she obtained her FSLC in 1987. She then proceeded to federal Government Collage Jos in 1988 where she had her SSCE in 1993. She later went to the School of Preliminary Studies, keffi in 1995 where she obtained her IJMBE. She got admission into the University of Jos in 1998 to read B.Sc Psychology and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2001. In 2005, she proceeded for her Masters in Benue State University, Makurdi and graduated with M.Sc Clinical Psychology in 2010. She later proceeded to Ukraine in 2013 for her doctorate program and graduated in 2016 with a Ph.D in Medical Psychology from V.N Karazin Kharkov National university Ukraine.

Her work experience started at YMCA Lafia in January 2004 as secretary -in training after completing the mandatory National Youth Service Corp. From there she joined the service of the Nasarawa State University Keffi in April 2004 and worked as a lecturer in the department of psychology from 2004 to 2019,

Dr. Charity Justin Takyun has supervised thesis, long essays and projects of over 80 students ( both undergraduate and postgraduate students).

She write and speak fluently in both local dialects, English and Russian languages.

She has attended conferences (within and outside the country) and have published widely, over twenty five (25) publications in both National and International Journals of high impact.

Dr. Charity Justin Takyun is a member of Professional bodies (both National and International Associations of Psychology ).

She had received many Professional training and certified as "Behavior Therapist".

She had also served in various capacity including being treasurer( ASUU) Nasarawa State University Keffi chapter.

 Presently, Dr. Charity Justin Takyun is the Pioneer Head of Department of Psychology at the Federal University of Lafia.

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals