Dr I.O Eluwa

Dr I.O Eluwa

Dr I.O Eluwa

HOD

Biography

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HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PROFILE

BRIEF PROFILE                                       
Dr. Idowu Obukohwo Eluwa is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Science Education at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State. Born in Okitipupa, Ondo State; Dr. Idowu obtained her primary and part of her post-primary education at Army Children School, Ojo, and Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Mushin, Lagos State respectively. She completed her post-primary school education at Edgerley Memorial Girls Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State before proceeding to the University of Calabar where she obtained a bachelor degree in Mathematics Education after 4 years. Dr. Idowu served her country for one year in the National Youth Service Corp Programme (NYSC) at the Federal Government Girls College, Bauchi, before returning to Calabar where she took up a teaching job with the University of Calabar International Secondary School. Dr. Idowu re-applied to the University of Calabar for her post-graduate studies and obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees respectively in Measurement and Evaluation. She has strong inclination for research writing, mentoring and capacity building.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
1. Educational Institutions Attended (with Dates):
Edgerley Memorial Girls Secondary Sch. Calabar                                           1987 – 1992
University of Calabar                                                                                       1993 – 1998
Maxgrade Computer School, Bauchi                                                               1999
University of Calabar                                                                                        2001- 2004
University of Calabar                                                                                        2006 - 2011
2. Academic/Professional Qualifications with Dates:
Ph. D – Measurement & Evaluation                                                                 2011 - UNICAL
M.Ed. – Measurement & Evaluation                                                                2004 - UNICAL
B.Sc. (Ed.) –Mathematics Education                                                            1998 - UNICAL
Certificate in computer                                                                                               1999 - BAUCHI
WASSCE                                                                                                         1992 - CALABAR
 FSLC                                                                                                              1987 – LAGOS
WORK HISTORY:
Senior Lecturer- Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike           2015 till date
Lecturer II: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike                     2012 to 2015
University of Calabar International Secondary School                                                   2002-2012
De-Wise College, Calabar                                                                                    2001
Federal Government Girls College Bauchi (NYSC)                                            1999-2000

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

  1. International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan
  2. Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN) 
  3. Science Teachers Association (STAN)
  4. National Teachers Registration Council (NTRC)
  5. The Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP)
  6. World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) Nigeria Chapter
  7. Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES:
1. Member of Technical Committee for MOUAU 1st International Conference of Post Graduate Students’ Association, 2017
2.  Member departmental accreditation committee in Science Education, 2016
3.  Member College Post Graduate Committee, 2016
4.  Member LOC College of Education, MOUAU International Conference, 2015
5.  Member of curriculum review committee- department of Science Education, 2014
6. Member LOC International Conference of Science and Technology Education (ICSTE) 2013
POSITIONS HELD:

  1. Head of Department- Science Education from January, 2017
  2. Co-coordinator- Teaching Practice Programme of the College  of Education (COED): 2014 to February, 2017
  3. Academic Adviser of Computer Science Education Students 300 and 400 levels  from 2012 to February, 2017
  4. Superintending teacher over the SS III students Unical          International Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State from 2010 to2011
  5. Principal’s representative to the teaching staff union of UNICAL International Secondary School, Calabar- 2008-2010
  6. Examination officer, UNICAL International Secondary School, Calabar, 2011

 AWARDS:

  1. Icon of Discipline Award Presented by Association of Science Education Students(ASES), (ASES) 2016/2017 Academic session
  2. Merit Award Presented by Post Graduate Students Association (PGSA), 2015/2016 Academic session
  3. Best Staff Adviser Presented by Association of Science Education Students(ASES), 2015/2016 Academic session
  4. Best Superintendent of the Year 2010/2011 Academic Session, University of Calabar International Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State
  5. Most Efficient Examination Officer of the Year, 2011, University of Calabar International Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS:
JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1.  Unemployment and Poverty: Breaking the cycle by integrating capacity building in our school curriculum published in the year 2005 by Journal of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) vol. 5, no.1, pages 237-242.
  2. School ownership and instructional effectiveness in mathematics in Central Senatorial District of Abia State Published in the year 2005 by Nigerian Journal of Educational Administration and Planning vol. 5, no.2, pages 104 -107.
  3. The strategies for teaching number and numeration in primary one in Universal Basic Education (UBE) system published in the year 2009 by Journal of Issues on Mathematics vol. 12, no. 1 & 2, pages 125-142.
  4. Students’ learning and Instructors’ Teaching Approaches in Agricultural Education published in the year 2010 by Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, vol.9, no1, pages 86-91.
  1. The classroom and new learning: An investigation of pre-service teachers’ statistical reasoning attitude toward statistics, and learning approach on achievement in statistics published in the year 2011 by Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences vol. 2, no. 7, pages 63-68.

 

  1. Strategies for improvement of teachers’ education academic programme in Colleges of Education in Nigeria: A case study of Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa published in the year 2011 by Journal of Faculty of Education, University of Calabar vol. 7, no. 1, pages 209-210.
  1. New action strategies for quality assurance in Nigeria secondary school education: A case study of Calabar published in the year 2012 by LIT Academic Journal vol.1, no.1, pages 201-205.

 

  1. Teacher education: Instrument for student’s evaluation of instructional effectiveness of mathematics teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria published in the year 2012 by Journal of Faculty of Education, University of Calabar vol. 8, no. 1, pages 57-71.
    1. Secondary school mathematics teachers’ perceptions of climate change: Implication for curriculum development  published in the year 2013 by Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria, vol.20, no.3, pages 177- 183.

     

    1. Appraising impact of school quality on instructional effectiveness of private nursery and primary school teachers published in the year 2013 by Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education, vol.8, no.1, pages 96-110.
    2. Evaluating quality enhancement strategies in the teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria published in the year 2013 by Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Education, vol.3, no.1, pages 79- 87.
    1. Evaluating students’ perception of collaborative classroom environment in learning mathematics at the senior secondary school level in Umuahia, Abia State published in the year 2013 by Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Education, vol.3, no.1, pages 210- 219.
    2. Appraising the State of Maintenance and Management of Available Secondary School Facilities on Students’ Academic Performance in Cross River State, Nigeria published in the year 2013 by Journal of Education and practice, vol.4, no.24, pages 101-105.

     

    1. Evaluating Competency Enhancement Needs of Lecturers for Quality Teaching and Learning in South East Universities of Nigeria published in the year 2014 by IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME), vol.4.no.2, pages 1-5.
    2. Impact of Human Resource Accounting on Bursary Staff Effectiveness: Implication for Measurement and Evaluation of Human Capital in Federal Universities, Nigeria published in the year 2014 by Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research (ISSN 2224-5731), vol.4, no.6, pages 142-144.
    1. Appraising Progress and Challenges To Effective Teaching and Learning in South-Eastern Universities of Nigeria published in the year 2014 by Institute of Education Journal, vol. 25 no.1, pages104-117.

     

    1. Mathematics Reasoning and Learning Approach: A panacea for Improving Mathematics Achievement published in the year 2014 by Journal of Education for Professional Growth, vol. 9, no. 1, pages18-26.
    1. Entrepreneurship Innovations in Nigeria: Issues, Prospects, Challenges, and Solution published in the year 2014 by Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education, vol.10, no.2, pages .53-70.

     

    1. Evaluating Impact of Supervision of Teachers on Secondary School Mathematics Students’ Academic Performance in Abia State published in the year 2014 by Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education, vol.10, no.1, pages 73-87.
    1. The Needs for Public and Private Collaboration in Promoting Educational Innovations for Sustainable Development: The Case of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions published in the year 2014 by African Journal of Education and Technology, vol.4, no. 2, pages 55-61.

     

    1. Gender Balance: A catalyst to Economic Sustainability and National Development published in the year 2015 by International Journal of Gender and Developmental Issues, vol.1, no.3, pages 26-30.
    1. Gender and Higher Education in Nigeria: Emerging 21st Century Issues published in the year 2015 by International Journal of Gender and Developmental Issues, vol.1, no.3, pages 19-25.

     

    1. Undergraduate students’ disconnections in statistics: implications for assessment reforms published in the year 2015 by Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, vol 14, No. 3, pages 20-32.
    2. Appraising impact of parental care on JSSIII students’ academic performance in Obodu LGA, Nigeria published in the year 2015 by the Journal of Agricultural and Science Education, vol. 1 no, pages 603-608.
    1. Generic skills: Implication for mathematics graduates employability published in the year 2015 by the Journal of Agricultural and Science Education, vol. 1 no 1, pages 363-369.

     

    1. Undergraduate students’ disconnections in statistics: Implications for assessment reforms published in the year 2015 by Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, vol 14, No. 3, pages 20-32.
    1. Educating women for sustainable and equitable development: Imperative for evaluative policy review published in the year 2015 by International Journal of Gender and Developmental Issues, vol.1, no.5, pages 211-217.

     

    1. Strengthen the male gender participation in empowering women for national development: evaluation for policy review published in the year 2015 by International Journal of Gender and Developmental Issues, vol.1, no.5, pages 218-223.
    1. Perception of Participants of Youth Enterprise with Innovation Programme (YOUWiN) on Employment Generation and Sustainable Development: Implication for Entrepreneurship Education published in the year 2014 by NOUN Journal of Education, vol. 1 No. 2, pages 62 – 67.

     

    1. Graduation Trends of Students in Abia State University from 1999-2011 and Implication for Quality Assurance published in the year 2015 by Journal of Sustainable Education vol. 1 No. 1 pages 81-90.
    1. Collaborative Learning and Mentoring on Undergraduates Students’ Cognitive Achievement in Educational Statistics published in the year 2016 by Academic Journal of Research and Development vol.6 No. 6, pages 16-28.

     

    1. Statistics Reasoning and Effective Problem Solving in the 21st Century published in the year 2016 by International Journals of Educational Studies volume 1 number 2 pages 182-185.
    1. Evaluative Perspective of Teaching Skills for Effective Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century published in the year 2016 by International Journals of Educational Studies volume 1 number 1 pages 149-152.

     

    1. Convergent and Divergent Methods of Teaching Statistics on Students’ Statistical Reasoning and Creativity published in the year 2017 by Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigerian Journal, vol 2, No. 1, pages 45-54.
    1. Gender Equity and Inclusive Governance in Nigeria: Reflections on Measurement and Policy published in the year 2017 by International Journal of Gender and Developmental Issues, vol.1,

     

     BOOK OF READINGS

    1. Evaluating the impact of decision-making in the school on students’ learning achievement published in the year 2013 by Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists, pages 57-64.

    BOOK CHAPTERS
    TEXT-BOOKS

    1. The dilemma of mathematics education in Nigeria (a book chapter) published in the year 2013 by West and Solomon Publishing Coy Ltd, pages 33-47.
    2. Evaluating the Impact of Students' Disconnection with Mathematics on Academic Achievement of Primary Five and Six Pupils published in the books of proceedings by The European Conference on Education, 2013 held in Thistle, Brighton, United Kingdom, pages470 -482.
    3. Transformative Education: A Tool for Sustainable Educational Development in Nigeria published in the year 2014 in the book of proceedings by The IAFOR North American Conference on Education, pages 109 – 122.

     

    PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS OF REPUTABLE JOURNALS


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    TITLE OF PAPER REVIEWED

    NAME OF JOURNAL

    1

    The Practice of Planning Supervisory Function in Ethiopian Management Institute: Mixed Approach

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    2

    The challenges of Subsidized Secondary School Education in Kenya

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    3

    Utilization of Free Primary Education Funds in Public Primary Schools in Kenya: Exploring Administrative Antecedents

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    4

    The Practice of Planning Supervisory Function in Ethiopian Management Institute: Mixed Approach

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    5

    Pedagogical Support of Socialization of Adolescents in a Difficult Life Situation

     Journal of Scientific Research and Reports

    6

    Rethinking the Value of Education: Amartya sen and the Capability Approach

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    7

    Women’s Role and Their Styles of Leadership in Higher Education: Addis Ababa university in focus - A Case Study

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    8

    Quality Assurance and the Challenges of Educating the Visually Impaired in Tertiary Institutions of Learning in Nigeria  

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    9

    Teachers’ Decisional Participation and Job Satisfaction in Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria”

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    10

    Correlates of Examination Malpractice Among Secondary School Students in Oyo State, Nigeria

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    11

    Principals as Instructional Leaders? A Lesson from the PIRLS 2011

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    12

    The English Language Teaching: Reflections About The Educational Policy, Initial Formation And The Pedagogical Practice

    International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

    13

    Leadership as the Hinge pin to School Success:  Barriers to the Ideal Leadership

     

    14

    Leadership Styles, Interpersonal Relationship and Decision Making on the Prediction of Employee Engagement of Non-Academic Staff

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    15

    Innovative Education for Environmental Sustainability

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    16

    The Dynamism of Leadership in the Management of Higher Institutions in Nigeria

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    17

    Innovations in Basic and Secondary Education

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    18

    Social Studies Teachers’ Awareness and Use of Constructivists Innovative Teaching Approaches in secondary Schools in Ebonyi State

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    19

    Education and its Dynamic Role for National Peace and Security

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    20

    Innovations for Sustenance of Economy

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    21

    Contextualizing Education: Model for Education in Nigeria

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    22

    Funding Problem in South-South Nigerian Universities: Who is Ready to Adopt Innovative Funding Strategies to Reverse the Trend

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    23

    Social Studies Teacher’s Awareness and use of Constructivists Innovative Teaching Approaches in Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    24

    Innovative Education For Competitiveness in Global Economy Educational Planning in Nigeria at a Cross-Road in the 21st Century (A Sub-Theme of Innovative Education for Competitiveness in a Global Economy)

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu

    25

    Innovations in the Teaching of Integrated Science in a College of Education in Nigeria

    International Journal of Education (IJOE), Enugu