1.      Name:                                                 Dr. Nnennaya Kalu-Uche (nee Ukwa)

2.      Place of Birth:                                               Aba, Abia state

3.      Nationality:                                                    Nigerian

4.      Marital Status:                                               Married

5.      Date of Assumption of Duty:                       30th November, 2011

6.      Date of First Appointment                           30th November, 2011

7.      Status on First Appointment:                       Lecturer II

8.      Date of Confirmation of Appointment:      30th November, 2013

9.      Present Status:                                               Senior Lecturer

10.  Department/Unit:                                          Department of Science Education

11.  E-mail:                                                  



1.      Educational Institutions Attended (with Dates)

i.                    High Court Primary School, Okigwe                                                              1979-1984

ii.                  Girls’ Secondary School, Umuahia                                                                 1984-1990

iii.        Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri                                                   1991-1994

iii.                University of Nigeria, Nsukka                                                                        1996-1998

iv.                Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt              2001-2003

v.                  Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt              2005-2010

iv.        Nigeria Institute of Information Technology , Port Harcourt                                    2011

2.      Academic/Professional Qualifications Obtained With Dates

        i.            First School Leaving Certificate                                                                     1984

      ii.            West African Senior Secondary School Certificate                                       1990

    iii.            Nigeria Certificate in Education in Biology/Health Education                      1994

    iv.            Bachelor of Science in Education/Biology                                                     1998

      v.            Master of Education in Science Education                                                    2003

    vi.            Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Science Education                                         2010

3.      Certificate Courses

a.                  Microsoft Certified I T Professional                                                               2011



1. Previous Work Experience Outside Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

a.Library Assistant in the Nigeria Prisons Service Headquarters, Abuja as an NYSC member from April 1999 – February 2000

2. Work Experience in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

a. Teaching (November 2011 to date)

Course Code               Course Title

EDU 221                     Teaching Methods in Science Education

EDU 422                     Schools Health Education

EDU 313                     Educational Technology

EDU 321                     Teaching Practice I

EDU 411                     Teaching Practice II

EDM 126                    Application ofComputer to Education

SED 400                     Seminar in Science Education

SED 401                     Research Project

SED 314                     School Science Laboratory

SED 326                     Nigerian Senior Secondary School Computer Curriculum

SED 225                     Laboratory Management in Biology

SED 222                     Biology for Integrated Science

SED 220                     Nigerian Integrated Science Curriculum

SED 216                     History and Philosophy of Biology Education

SED 215                     History and Philosophy of Computer Science Education

SED 122                     Introduction to Integrated Science education

AED 121                     Introduction to Agricultural Education

AED 122                     Youth development and organization in Agriculture

AED 400                     Research Project

AED 401                     Seminar in Agricultural Education

VED 111                     Introduction to Vocational Education

PGD 714                     Educational Technology

PGD 717                     Methodology in Teaching Subjects

PGD 700                     Research Project

SED 820                     Post Graduate Seminar in Science Education            1

SEB 822                      Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Biology Curriculum        

SED 823                     Production of Learning and Instructional Materials  

SED 824                     Curriculum Development in Science Education        

SED 825                     Science Teaching in Post Primary Institutions           



b.                  Undergraduate project supervision

c.                   Post graduate project supervision

d.                  Academic advising for Undergraduate Biology/Education students

e.                   Undergraduate Teaching Practice supervision

f.                   Post graduate teaching practice supervision

g.                  Assistant Examination officer, Department of Science Education

h.                  College Representative CAERSE

i.                    Departmental Post Graduate Coordinator (Science Education)

j.                    Undergraduate Project Coordinator (Science Education)

k.                  Assitant Hall Warden, NDDC Female Hostel

l.                    Hall Warden, Female Hostel Block “B” (Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Hostel)



a.         Member, Local Organizing Committee, 12th National Conference of the Nigerian Council of Educational Psychologists, 2012

b.        Member, Local Organizing Committee, ICSTE International Conference, 2013

c.         Member, Local Organizing Committee, College of Agricultural and Science Education, 1stNational Conference, 2014

d.        Member, Local Organizing Committee, College of Agricultural and Science Education, 1st International Conference, 2015

e.         Member, Sub-committee on harmonization of College of Agricultural and Science Education Curriculum/ Programmes

f.         Member NAASES staff adviser representing Science Education

g.        ASES staff adviser

h.         Secretary, Undergraduate Hand Book committee, Department of ScienceEducation

i.           Secretary, Post graduate Hand Book committee, Department of Science Education

j.          Assistant Secretary, Handbook committee, College of Agricultural and Science Education

k.        Secretary/Treasurer, Welfare Committee, Department of Science Education

l.          Member, Welfare Committee, College of Agricultural and Science Education

m.      Member, ICT committee, College of Agricultural and Science Education



a.Member, Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria                     



a. Secretary, Virtuous Women Fellowship, Chapel of Redemption, RSUST, Port Harcourt

b. Secretary, Women’s wing, Amaekpu Development Union, Port Harcourt Branch




1.      Opara , F. N. &Ukwa, M. N. (2001). Study on the Growth of Archachatina marginata in captivity. Alvana Journal of Science. Volume1, Number 4,pages 96-102.

2.      Alamina, J. I. &Kalu-Uche, N. (2007). Nigerian Students’ Conceptions of Genetics and Teaching Strategy for Enhancing Understanding of Genetics. European Journal of Scientific Research. Volume 16, Number 2, pages 282-289

3.      Kalu-Uche, N.& Alamina, J. I. (2008). A Review of Perspectives of Learning    Styles and Models. New Era Research Journal of Human, Educational and Sustainable Development. Volume 1 Number 2, pages 10-17

4.      Kalu-Uche, N., Alamina, J. I. & Adolphus, T. (2009). An Analysis of the Extent of Use of Constructivist Strategies in the Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools in Rivers State, Nigeria. African Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (CONTEMPOR). Volume 4, Number 1, pages 58-62

5.      Kalu-Uche, N. (2010). Effect of Concept Mapping on Students’ Performance and Attitudes towards Biology in Rivers State, Nigeria. Review of Education, Institute of Education Journal, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Volume 21, Number 2, pages 71-82.

6.      Kalu-Uche, N. & Ndirika, M.C. (2012). Quality Assurance in Secondary School Science Education: The Role of Science Teachers’ Assessment Practices. LIT Academic Journal(An International Multidisciplinary Publication of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology). Volume 1, Number 1, Pages 235-243

7.      Kalu-Uche, N(2012). Teachers’ Pedagogical Practices: An Instrument for National Transformation through Science Education. ESUT Journal of Education (ESUTJE). Volume 5, Number 3, Pages 352-360.

8.       Modebelu, M. N. and Kalu-Uche, N.(2012) Managing Science Teachers’ Productivity Challenges for Quality Science Education. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education. Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 554-558.

9.      Eze, G. N. and Kalu-Uche, N.(2013). Strategies for closing the Gender Gap in Science and Technology (S&T) Classrooms in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Teachers’ Perception of Gender Mainstreaming. Journal of Educational and Social Research, Volume 3, Number 8, pages 9-16. Doi:10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n8p9

10.  Kalu-Uche, N.  and Modebelu, M. (2014). University Undergraduates’ Entrepreneurial Education Competences: Prerequisite for Vision 20:2020 Attainment. Review of Education, Institute of Education Journal, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Volume 25, No.2, Pages 82 – 94.

11.  Eze, G. N. and Kalu-Uche, N. (2014). Teaching Science for Entrepreneurship in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Review of Education, Institute of Education Journal, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Volume 25, No.2, Pages 124-137

12.  Kalu-Uche, N. (2014) 21st Century Human Capital STEM Competencies for National Development: University Lecturers’ Perception. Journal ofAgricultural and Science Education (JASE) Volume 1, No. 2, Pages 250-256.

13.  Kalu-Uche, N.andEze, G. N(2014) Technology Entrepreneurship: A Panacea for Graduate Unemployment in the 21st Century. Journal ofAgricultural and Science Education (JASE) Volume 1, No.1, Pages 285-296.

14.  Kalu-Uche, N.(2014).Effects of problem-based and lecture-based instructional strategies on secondary school students’ conceptual understanding of genetics. NOUN Journal of Education. Volume 1, Number 2, pages 56-61

15.  Kalu-Uche, N., Alamina, J.I. and Ovute, A. O. (2015). Pedagogical practices in the teaching of science in secondary schools in Rivers State Nigeria. Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 06-11

16.  Akanwa, U. N. and Kalu-Uche, N. (2015). Women in STEM: Closing the gender gap to national transformation in Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Research and Method in Education, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 08-15. DOI: 10.9790/7388-05230815

17.  Kalu-Uche, N. and Alamina, J. I. (2015). Pedagogical beliefs of science teachers in public secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria. African Journal of Allied Education. Volume 9, Number 1, pages 77-89.

18.  Kalu-Uche, N. and Akanwa, U. N. (2015). University undergraduates’ rating of 21st century transferable competences necessary for their career development. IOSR Journal of Research and Method in Education, Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 01-07. DOI:10.97907388-05610107

19.  Kalu-Uche, N. and Akanwa, U. N. (2016). Information and communication technology in pre-service science teacher preparation: Gaps. Academic journal of research and development, NERDC, Abuja. Volume 6, Number 1, pages 25-34

20.  Kalu-Uche, N. (2016). Science Teachers’ Preparation and Teacher Education Benchmarks in Nigeria: Gaps. Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Education. Volume 5, Number 1, pages 288-300.

21.  Ndirika, M. C. and Kalu-Uche, N. (2016). Effects of Interactive Whiteboard Technology used under constructivist learning environment on academic achievement of secondary school science students. Academic journal of research and development, NERDC, Abuja. Volume 6, Number 6.

22.  Kalu-Uche, N.(2016). Teachers’ Classroom Practices and Students’ Interest in Basic Science: Plugging the Gaps. International Journal of Educational Studies (INJEDS). Volume 1, Number 2, pages 127-133.



23.        Modebelu, M., Duvie, A., Kalu-Uche, N. and Ike, E.A. (2013) Knowledge and Learning Management (KALM) for Enhancing Academic Staff Online Training Methodologies for Quality Graduates. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace 2013, June12th-14th, New York, USA. Available @

24.        Nnennaya Kalu-Uche and Bendicta C. Obinna (2017). Scientific Literacy Levels among Secondary School Students: Implications for Good Citizenship. Proceedings of the 60th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, Pages 3-7



Ndirika, M. C., Kalu-Uche, N., Eze, G. N., Elekwa, U.C.C. and Akanwa, U. N. (2016). Effects of Interactive Whiteboard Technology used under constructivist learning environment on academic achievement of secondary school science students.



a.      Workshops

2009 Workshop on effective research writing and reporting organized by the Institute of education, Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt.


2012Workshop on Living Components of the Environment – Module 3 organized by the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, at Ibeku High School, Umuahia, Abia State.


2015 Training/Workshop on Academic leadership competence/work attitude for effective and efficient lecture delivery


2015Electronic library resources training workshop on AGORA and TEEAL Programmes for Nigeria, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


2017 Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


b.      Conferences

2008 Annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria held in Bayelsa State with the Theme: Curriculum Development in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STM) Education


2010 Annual Conference of the National Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators, held at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State with the theme: Educational Reforms and Human Capital Development


2012Annual conference of National Council of Educational Psychologists held in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


2012 Annual Conference of the Institute of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka with the theme:


2012 Biennial Conference of the Ladies of the Ivory Tower, held at Enugu State University of Science and Technology

2013 Annual National Conference of the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

2013International Conference on Science and Technology Education (ICSTE 2013) held at Umudike, Nigeria.

2013 Annual Conference of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, held at Community Secondary School, Aka Offot, Uyo

2014 1st National Conference of the College of Agricultural and Science Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

2015 1st International Conference of the College of Agricultural and Science Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

201760th Anniversary conference of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria held in Port HarcourtRivers State with the Theme STEM and Society


Hobbies: Reading novels, Cooking, Playing Scrabble

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