Fatimayin Foluke Florence holds a Ph.D in English Language Education with research interests in Language Education and Applied Linguistics as well as issues and practice of Distance Education. She has written papers in academic journals, attended many national/international workshops, seminars and conferences. She is a member of many professional bodies such as the African Council for Open and Distance Learning (ACODL), Reading Association of Nigeria, International Association of Language Educators, Association of Nigerian Teachers and Nigerian Teachers’ Registration Council. She is lecturer in the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria and the head of the department of Arts and Sciences Education. Her hobbies include reading, research and travelling.
- Head, department of Arts and Social Science Education, Faculty of Education. 2016 -date
- Compilation of students’ results for courses taken in the Faculty of Education for B.A. (Ed). English and French and B.Sc.(Ed) Business Education programmes. 2010 - date
- Admission Officer, Faculty of Education 2010 to 2016
- Member, Faculty of Education Strategic Planning Committee 2012 to date
- Member, Sub-committee on convocation arena, NOUN. Dec 2012-Jan2013
- Member, Committee on Auditing of Faculty of Education students’ Sept 2013 –2015 admission record.
- Member, Proposal Committee for Top Priority Areas of Need in Education. Sept 2014
- Subject Officer, NOUN Conference Marking Exercise 2015 - date
- Production of video lectures for courses for B.A.(Ed) English. (iLearn) 2015 to 2016
- Member, Faculty of Education Committee on Staff Welfare matters 2011 to 2017
- Member, Faculty of Education Publication Committee 2011 to 2018
- Assistant Director, NOUN Drama Group 2011 to 2014
- Member, LOC for the Committee of Directors of Academic Planning of Nigerian Universities Conference/General Meeting held at the NOUN. (Participated actively in sub-committees for entertainment and venue). 2011
- Member, Faculty of Education Strategic Planning Committee 2012 to date
- Member, Consultancy/Partnership Committee, Faculty of Education Nov 2012 – 2018
- Faculty of Education Welfare Officer July 2016- 2018
- Member, Faculty of Education Curriculum Development Committee Oct 2016- date
- Member, Faculty of Education Quality Assurance Committee August 2016 –date
- Chairman, Faculty of Education Committee on floating of B.Sc Ed. Social Studies Education Programme
- Supervision of students’ Research Projects (56 for undergraduates and 15 PGDE)
- Undertake examination duties, including the preparation of examination questions (PoP), scripting and uploading Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs), Scripting and uploading E- Exams and monitoring of assessment procedures
- Undertake project moderation duties, 2017-date
- Faculty subject officer for University conference marking, 2015 -date
- Supervision of students’ teaching practice
- Developing DPPs for B.A.(Ed) Social Studies, M.Ed. and Ph.D. English Education Programmes.
- Undertake online facilitation duties, 2019 - date
My research area is based on the broad field of education (that is Language education and applied linguistics). Research is mainly on the problems associated with the teaching and learning of English as a second language(ESL) in Nigerian schools, the reading problems of students and how to introduce to teachers, the know-how with which to teach ESL especially, reading for comprehension so as to produce students who can use language creatively and be critical thinkers. I am also interested in methods of classroom teaching, access to and quality of education especially in an ODL situation. The outcomes of the studies have implications for all stakeholders in education.
Chapters in Books (Already Published)
- Fatimayin, F.F. & Lawal A. (2010). Techniques Used in Teaching Difficult Vocabulary in Reading Passages by Senior Secondary School Teachers in Lokoja, Nigeria. In Kuupole, D.D. & Bariki,I. (Eds) Applied Social Dimensions of Language Use & Teaching in West Africa. Ghana, the University of Cape Cost Press. 260 -266. ISBN:978-9988-1-4461-6, Ghana (Contribution : 80%)
- Fatimayin, F. F. (2011). Environmental Factors and Students’ Reading Habits: Way Forward. In Adeyemi, K and Awe, B.(Eds) Rebranding Nigerian Educational Sector: A festschrift For Professor Ganiyu Badmus, Lagos: School of Education, National Open University of Nigeria. 39-46. ISBN: 978-97919-704-0, Lagos (Contribution: 100%)
- Fatimayin, F. F. (2012). Re-branding Education for National Development through Nigerian English. In Bariki,I., Kuupole, D. D. & Kambou, M.K. (Eds). Aspects of Language Variation, Acquisition and Use. Festchrift for Prof. Emmanuel N. Kwofie. Ghana, the University of Cape Cost Press. pp. 457-465. ISBN: 9964-3-9072-6, Ghana. (Contribution: 100%)
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2013). The Role of Information Technology in Twenty-first century Nigerian Education. In Salawu,I.O., Iketuonye, A.I., & Inegbedion, J.O (Eds)
Perspective on Nigerian Education. Book in honour of Late Dr. Femi Adeoye. School of Education, National Open University of Nigeria. pp.335-345. ISBN: 978-978-239-111-0. Lagos. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2015). Education for All in Nigeria: Efforts, Challenges and the Future. In Obike- Madumere, C., Nwoke, A. A. & Umaru, R.I. (Eds). Education for All: Challenges and Prospects. pp.21-41. ISBN: 978-978-32153-6-8. Onitsha. (Contribution: 100%)
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2018). What is Communication? In Daniel, I.O.A.(ed).Communication and Language Skills. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK., 21-40.
Refereed Conference proceedings
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2012). ‘Education for Street Children, a Role Beneficial To Stakeholders’. In Proceedings of the First AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference co-located with e- Learning Africa. (African Forum on Teaching Regulatory Authority). pp. 170-176. ISBN: 978-0-621-40876-8. South Africa. (Contribution: 100%)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles in Circulation
- Fatimayin, F. F. (2004). “Literacy and Reading for Pleasure.” In Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 10 (1). Journal of Reading Association of Nigeria. pp. 149-152 Zaria, ISSN:1119-6181 (contribution: 100%)
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2012). “Gender Inequality in Education: Implications for National Development.” Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education (JONAED) 8(1) pp.148-159. ISSN:2278-095X. Nsukka. (Contribution: 100%)
- Fatimayin, F. F. (2013). “Secondary School Teachers’ Perception of the Use of Information and Communication Technology in English Language Teaching and Learning.” Journal of Educational Studies and Management, University of Benin. 1, (1), pp. 199-208.(Contribution:100%)
- Fatimayin, F. F. (2013). “Analysis of Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning Literature-in-English in Nigerian Secondary Schools.” Journal of Educational
Studies and Management, University of Benin. 1 (2), pp. 102-117.ISSN: 2354-2470, Benin. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F. F. (2013). “Effectiveness of the Vocational Skills Acquisition Programmes of the National Open University of Nigeria on Women Empowerment.” West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 3(1). pp.133-146. ISSN: 2276-6472. Lagos. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F. F. (2013). “The Influence of Environmental Factors on Students’ Reading Habits.” Benin Journal of Educational Studies, 22 (1 &2). Institute of Education, University of Benin, Benin. pp.98-106. ISSN: 0189-2819, Benin. (Contribution:100%)
- *Fatimayin, F. F. (2014). “A Study of the Reading Interests of Open and Distance Learning Students of the National Open University of Nigeria.” NOUN Journal of Education, 1(1), 20-27. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F. F.(2015) “Reading Difficulties Among Nigerian Secondary School Students: Issues and Way Forward.” Journal of Liberal Studies. University of Nsukka, Nigeria. pp.98-104. ISSN: 0794-9928. Enugu, (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2015). “Empowering Women Self-Help Group Members through Open and Distance Learning.” HURIA - Journal of the Open University of Tanzania. 20(1), 61-71. ISSN: 0856-6739. Tanzania. (Contribution: 100%).
- *Job,G. C., & Fatimayin, F. F. (2015). “Andragogical Theory and Distance Learning: How relevant for students of the National Open University of Nigeria?” International Journal of Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. 3(2), 201-216. ISSN; 2354-3590. Jos. (Contribution: 50%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2015). “Education and Social Media: Issues and Prospects.” International Journal of Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. University of Jos. 3(1), 83-92. ISSN; 2354-3590. Jos. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2015). “Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Students’ Writing Skills in Nigerian Schools.” Sokoto International Journal of Counselling Psychology. Department of Educational Foundations, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. 3(1), 199-215. ISSN: 2384-5120. Sokoto. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2016). “Second Language Teaching through Literature: Issues and Prospects.” Journal of Educational Foundations and Development, (1), 3.
Dept of Educational Foundations, University of Benin, Benin. pp.151-164. ISBN: 2476- 8375. Benin. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2016). “Implementing street Children’s Right to Education in Nigeria.” Journal of Educational Foundations and Development, (1), 4. Dept of Educational Foundations, University of Benin, Benin. pp.11-21. ISBN: 2476- 8375. Benin. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2017). Teachers’ Perception of Graphic Organizers as aeffective Strategy for Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills. The Journal of Communicative English, 15. English Language Unit, Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies. University of Agriculture, Makurdi. pp.127 – 133. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2017). “Stakeholders’ Perception of the Role of Literature-in-English Study for Peace and Development. Studies in Education, 17(1). Faculty of Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. pp.1-9. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2017).Facilitating Junior Secondary Students Reading Comprehension through Graphic Organizers. The Journal of Communicative English, 15. English Language Unit, Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies. University of Agriculture, Makurdi. pp.89 – 98. (Contribution: 100%)
- *Fatimayin, F. F. (2018). Impact of Social Media Language on Secondary School Students’ Written English. FUOYE Journal of Education 1(1), 50-56.
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2018). A pragmatic Study of Selected Proverbs in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Dutsinma Journal of English and Literature(DUJEL),1(1), 57-64
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2018). Assessment of the Availability and Use of ICT Facilities in Teaching English Language in Yagba East Secondary Schools, Kogi State. Olabisi Onabanjo University Journal of Educational Studies (OOUJES) 8(2),148-157.
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2019). Teacher Trainees’ Perception of the Challenges of Teaching Practice at an Open and Distance learning Institution in Nigeria. UNESWA Journal of Education (UJOE). An Online Journal of the Faculty of Education, University of Eswatini 2(1),264-272.
- *Fatimayin, F.F. (2019). Nigerian English Usage: Users’ Socio-pragmatic Perspective. Dutsinma Journal of English and Literature(DUJEL),2(1),
Article(s) Accepted for Publication
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2019). Analysis of Users’ Acceptability and Understanding of Three Nigerian English Accents for Teaching and Communication. Multidisciplinary Journal of Language and Social Sciences Education, University of Zambia
- Fatimayin, F.F. (2019). Class Size Effect on Teachers’ Teaching Methods and Primary Pupils’ Acquisition of Reading Comprehension Skill: Teachers’ Perception. FUOYE Journal of Education,2(1)
- Member, Planning and Inauguration committee of ECWA Theological Oyi River (ETCOR) 1996
- ETCOR Board of Governors. 2002-2003
- The ECWA Aids Ministry (TEAM) 2004 to date
- Head, The ECWA Aids Ministry HIV Counselling and Testing 2004 -2016
- Member, The NOUN Isanlu Community Centre Planning Committee 2011 - date
- Rapporteur, Pan Commonwealth Forum 7 (PCF7) conference, Abuja. 2nd -6th December, 2013
- NTI Chief Examiner, PGDE/ADE 2016