Prof. Ngozika M. Mbajiorgu Profile

Prof. Ngozika M. Mbajiorgu

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Contacts: GSM: +234(0) 806 8090 177. Email address: nmbajiorgu@esut.edu.ng; nmbajiorgu@yahoo.com; nmbajiorgu@gmail.com

Affiliations:

Visiting Academic, Centre for Science Education, Glasgow University, Scotland, 2005-2006.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Education, Department of Science and Computer Education, Enugu, Nigeria, 1990 – Date.

Department: SCIENCE & COMPUTER EDUCATION

Faculty: EDUCATION

LGA: Ihiala

State: Anambra

Curriculum Vitae of Ngozika Marian Mbajiorgu, B.Sc. Ed/Bio, M.Ed, Ph.D, Professor of Science Education.. Read/Download the CV here or click here
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I am a professor of Science Education and currently the Director, Academic Planning, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).My investigations are focused on the evaluation of worldviews, culture and their impact on the individual’s actions and thought processes generally, science learning and biology learning, particularly. I have skills in assessment and assurance of quality of programmes and institutions as well as the assessment of the impact of programmes on economic and national development. I have consulted for national and international organisations/bodies in this regard as well as in the development of instruments and frameworks for action. I have consulted for Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Abuja, Nigeria; Enugu State Executive Council; African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) Networks, Nairobi, Kenya; Higher Education Commission, Hull, England and Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom; and recently, the European and African Unions (EU/AU).

Skills and expertise
Teaching
Curriculum Development
Teacher Training
Higher Education
Science Education
Quality Assurance

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• Books

1. Mbajiorgu, N. M and Idoko, C. E. (1998). Effective Biology for SSCE and Pre- Degree Students I. Enugu: Cheston Ltd.

2. Mbajiorgu, N. M. Idoko, C. E., Nwachukwu, J. C., Nwamba, and Nebo, O. I (1999) Effective biology for SSCE and pre-Degree students II. Enugu: Cheston Ltd.

3. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2003). Science: The Teacher’s Perspectives. An Introduction to Science Education. University of Nigeria Press.

4. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (Ed.) (2013). Financing of Education in Nigeria. Onitsha: West and Solomon Publishing Co. Ltd.

5. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Reid, N. and Ezeano, C. A. (2017). Handbook of science education: A cognitive science approach.Enugu: ESUT Press.

• Published Monographs
6. Mbajiorgu, N. M and Reid, N. (2006). Factors Influencing Curriculum Development in Higher Education Physics. Hull (UK): Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre. (Cited by Amazon Books and available at www.physsci.heacademy.ac.uk

7. Mbajiorgu, N. M and Reid, N. (2006). Factors Influencing Curriculum Development in Chemistry. Hull (UK): Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre (Cited by Amazon Books and available at www.physsci.heacademy.ac.uk

• Chapters in Edited Books
8. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1996). The effects of directed discovery method and demonstration method on acquisition of science process skills. In Obodo, G. C. (Ed.) Science and Technology Education in a Depressed Economy. Enugu: GS Division, ESUT, 226 – 234.

9. Mbajiorgu, N. M (2001). Science - Technology - Society (STS) Approach: The New Approach for Science Education in the New Millennium. In Iloputaife, E. C. (Ed.) Effective Science and Computer Education in the New Millennium, 332-339.

10. Mbajiorgu, N. M (2001). Scientific Literacy and Science Education in Enugu State: an Appraisal. In Mogbo, J.O (Ed.) National policy on Education for Sustainable Development: Issues for the 21st Century, 3, 996-1011.

11. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Mbajiorgu, M. S. W. (2002). Skill Acquisition for Engineering Low Level Manpower in the Nigerian Industries. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering Analysis and Modeling, (Accra, Ghana), Vol. 2, 293-300.

12. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Mbajiorgu, M. S. W. (2002). Training and Technological Capability Development of the Low Level Manpower of the Construction Industry in Nigeria. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering Analysis and Modeling, (Accra, Ghana), 2, 301 – 307.

13. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2003). Worldview and Children’s Science Ideas: Implications for Teaching Primary Science. Proceedings of the STAN National Primary Science Workshop, 2003. Held at GTC Enugu, 3rd - 7th June, 2003, 37 – 45.

14. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2008). Issues in practical approach to the teaching of ecology and ecological concepts for sustainable development. Lead Paper, STAN Biology Panel Series, 2008, 7-19.

15. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2016). Making of a model productive State: Role of science and technology education. In Agu, G. A., Oluka, I. and Ogbonna, I. (Eds.). Law, Governance and Development, 367-387. Enugu: Snaap Press, Nig. Ltd.

• Journal Articles
16. Iloputaife, E. C. and Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1994). The Technology of the Environment: A Neglected Index of Modern Science and Technology Education in Nigeria. Journal of NTWRL, 1:117-121.

17. Iloputaife, E. C. and Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1996). Improving the Learning of some Perceived Difficult: Topics in Junior Secondary School Integrated Science Curriculum. Journal of Research in Science and Technology Education, 1(1): 10-19.

18. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1997). Biology Teaching and Learning in Crisis in Enugu Urban. Journal of CITADEL, 1(2): 265-275.

19. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1998). Learning about STS Themes: A Case Study in Secondary Science Education in Enugu Urban. Journal of CITADEL, 3(6): 129 - 142.

20. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (1999). Pre-Service Science Teachers Perception of the Scientist. Journal of Studies in Education, 6(3): 95-108.

21. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2000). Worldview Presuppositions Underpinning Genetic Phenomena among Some Secondary School Students in Enugu State. African Journal of Information Technology (AJIT), 6(2): 167 – 176.

22. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Anolue, R. E. (2000). Students’ Preconception about the Epistemology of Science: A Comparison of Some Nigerian and Canadian Students. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 4(1):57 – 69. (South Africa)

23. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Iloputaife, E. C. (2001). Combating Stereotypes of the Scientist among Pre- Service Science Teachers. Research in Science and Technological Education, 19(1): 55-67. (UK)

24. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Ali, A. (2003). Relationship between STS Approach, Scientific Literacy and Achievement in Biology. Science Education, 87 (1): 31-39.(US)

25. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2004). Effects of Science-Technology-Society Approach and the Traditional Science Instructional Approach on Achievement in Biology. Journal of University of the Gambia,1, 126-135. (Gambia)

26. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Nwafor, C. (2006). Effects of jurisprudential model of instruction and guided discovery on the level of achievement of secondary school students in integrated science. Journal of Education for Professional Growth, 2(1), 87-93.

27. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Ezechi, N. G. and Idoko, C. E. (2007).Addressing Non-Scientific Presuppositions in Genetics Using a conceptual change strategy. Science Education, 91, 419-438.(US)

28. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2009) Science for all: an information processing perspective. Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development, 12(3), 132-140.

29. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2012). Coherence versus fragmentation of children’s science ideas: further evidence from some Nigerian students. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 6(1), 1-21.(Ghana)

30. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Anidu, C. I. (2012). Understanding the theoretical bases of students’ explanations of biological phenomena: theory of ‘Knowledge-in-Pieces’ vs ‘Theory’ theory. Journal of Science and Computer Education, 2(1), 81-300.

31. Anidu, I. C. and Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2013).Understanding the basis for students’ alternative conceptions of adaptive and genetic changes in living organisms: Misconceptions or prior-conceptions? International Journal of Academic Research (Education), 1(1), 18-33.

32. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2014). Education for all: progress, problems and prospects. Journal of Teacher Perspective, 8(1), 1-20.

33. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2014). Science and Technology education: instruments for national transformation and global competitiveness. JSTAN, 49(1), 116-135.

34. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2015). Nigeria VISION 2020 Economic Transformation
Plan: Addressing Nigerian development and the structure of the economy through
education. Multi-disciplinary Journal of Academic Excellence, 13(1), 1-16.

35. Eze, P.A. & Mbajiorgu, M. N. (2015). Reasoning patterns among junior secondary school students about biological phenomena in basic science in Enugu Education Zone. Journal of Science and Computer Education (JOSCED), vol. 3, (3), pp. 107-120

36. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Udeh, V. (2015). Worldview and academic self-concept (ASC) as predictors of biology achievement among Nigerian Senior Secondary School students. Journal of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria,50, 85-96.

37. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Anidu, I. (2017). Non-western students’ causal reasoning about biologically adaptive changes in humans, other animals and plants: instructional and curricular implications. International Journal of Science Education, 39(9), 1133-1153. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2017.1319092

38. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Anidu, I. (under review). Is causal reasoning about biologically adaptive changes in humans, other animals and plants associated with years of biology education? Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

39. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Okeke, H., Ezeano, C. A. & Idoko, C. E. (under review). Relationship between usage of Social Networking Sites and achievement in biology: Implications for Biology Teaching.

• Technical Papers
40. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2003). The Impact of the Senior Secondary Technical Education on Technological Capability Development in Nigeria. Project Report submitted to the African Technology Policy Studies Networks, Nairobi, Kenya.

41. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Reid, N. (2006). Factors influencing curriculum development in Chemistry. Report Submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry and Higher Education Commission, Hull, England.

42. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Reid, N. (2006). Factors influencing curriculum development in Higher Education Physics. Report Submitted to the Higher Education Academy, Physical Sciences Centre, Hull, England.

43. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Allal, M. A. and Gueye, B. (2014). Report of the AQRM Validation Mission: University of Yaounde II. Submitted to Joint-Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) Support Mechanism, implemented through Landell Mills Ltd of Bryer-Ash Business Park, Bradford Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8HE, United Kingdom.

44. Mbajiorgu, N. M. and Gueye, B. (2014). Report of the AQRM Validation Mission: Dar es Salaam University. Submitted to Joint-Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) Support Mechanism, implemented through Landell Mills Ltd of Bryer-Ash Business Park, Bradford Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8HE, United Kingdom.

45. Mbajiorgu, N. M. ,Onoh, C. E. C and Anigbo, L. C. (2015). Development of an Internal Quality Assurance Structure for the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu: Part I. Project Report Submitted to ESUT/TETFund, Abuja, Nigeria.

46. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Onoh, C. E. C. and Anigbo, L. C. (2015). Development of an Internal Quality Assurance Structure for the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu: Part II. Project Report Submitted to ESUT/TETFund, Abuja, Nigeria.

47. Mbajiorgu, N. M., Okafor, M., Onah, J. & Ugwu, C. (2018). Report of the Sub-Committee on Draft Law establishing the Enugu State University of Education, Ihe. A report submitted to the Executive Council, Enugu State Government.

48. Nebo, O. I., Mbajiorgu, N. M., Ndolo, I. S. & Okwor, I. (2018). Education Infrastructural Needs (2018-2050). In Umeh, E-D. N. & Chikeleze, M. (Eds.). Blue Print for needed infrastructural development in Nigeria, 2018-2050: Agriculture, Education, Employment, Health, Security, and Transport. A report submitted to the National Universities Commission, Abuja

(h) Selected Invited Papers

49. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2018). Science: A human rights. Paper presented at the celebration of the World Science Day by the Enugu State Ministry of Science and Technology, held at the Secretariat Auditorium on 11th December, 2018.

50. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2017). Quality higher education for graduate employability, Can we get it right? A case study of Nigeria. Invited Paper presented at the 9th International Conference and Workshop on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa. Held between the 18th and 22nd of September, 2017 at the Association of African Universities (AAU) Headquarters, Accra, Ghana.

51. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2015). Education and development in Nigeria beyond Vision 2020. Keynote Address presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK). Held at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Auditorium, between the 9th and 12thof March, 2015.

52. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2014). Data analysis, report writing and effective communication of research results. Lead Paper presented to National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) between the 18th and 22nd of Dec., 2014.

53. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2013). Education for All: Progress, problems and prospects.Keynote Address Presented at the 8th Annual National Conference of The Association of Nigerian Teachers In Collaboration With National Open University of Nigeria at the National Open University of Nigeria (Noun)Enugu Study Centre, Trans Ekulu. 9th July.

54. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2012). Science and Technology education: instruments for national transformation. Lead paper presented at the Faculty of Education 2012 National Conference held at Enugu State University of Science and Technology University Auditorium, Agbani between the 23rd and 26th of October, 2012.

55. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2012). Parental role in the provision of quality secondary school education. Lead paper presented at the 55th Annual National Congress of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS). Held at the Gymnasium Hall, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Complex, Enugu on the 18th of April, 2012.

56. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2008). Status of the Nigerian School System: The way forward. Paper presented at the ICDA Annual Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers in NNPC Schools. Held at Zodiac Hotels, Enugu, between the 18th and 22nd of August, 2008.

57. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2008). Practical Ways of teaching Biology in primary schools. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria Workshop, held at Government Technical College, Enugu.

58. Mbajiorgu, N. M. (2007). Transfer of energy from the non-living to the living world by green plants. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (Enugu State Branch) Workshop Held at Special Science School, Nsukka. 2007.

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