Dr. Funke Sussan Apata

Dr. Funke Sussan Apata

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Senior Lecturer

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I am a physics educator and Senior lecturer in National Open University of Nigeria, married to Professor David Friday Apata. We are blessed with four children. In the year 2011, I bagged my Ph.D in Science Education (Physics) from University of Ilorin. II am a researcher and a physics educator.





  • Course coordination
  • Departmental Examination officer
  • Faculty of Education representative in Faculty of Science.
  • Welfare officer for Science Educaation Department
  • A member of Seminar committee.





  • Numerical proficiency of physics students.
  • Teaching innovations in physics.





  1. Apata, F . S. (2011) Students’ gender and numerical proficiency in secondary school physics in kwara state. Journal of Research in Education and Society. Vol. 2 (1) Pg       195-198.  
  2.  Apata, F . S. (2013) Challenges of secondary school physics in Lagos State. Journal of Educational Studies and Management. Vol (2). Pg 153 – 166. 
  3.  Apata, F . S. (2013) Influence of gender and class size on students’ practical skills in physics. Journal of Educational Studies and Management. Vol 1 (1). Pg 33 – 43.
  4.  Apata, F. S. (2013). Teachers’ experience and students’ numerical proficiency in solving physics problems in secondary school. African Research Review. Vol. 7 ( ) 285 – 297     
  5.  Apata, F. S. (2013) Influence of teachers’ qualification and experience on practical skills of students in solving physics problems. Journal of the Nigerian Academy of          Education (JONAED) 8 (1). Pg 111 – 125
  6.  Apata, F . S. (2013) Teachers’ qualification and students’ numerical proficiency in solving senior secondary school physics problems. Journal of Research and    Educational Development. The Journal of Research and Educational Development (JORED). Vol. 4, NOS. 1 & 2. Page 81 - 90
  7.  Apata, F . S. (2014) Lecturers’ knowledge of social network media: Implication for accessibility and usability need in Open and Distance Education. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning (WAJOFEL). Volume 3, Number 2. Page 137 - 152
  8.  Apata, F. S. & James, T. (2014) Comparative study of creative ability of science and arts students of kwara state college of education, NOUN Journal of Education. Vol. 1 (2). Page 18 – 21.
  9. Apata, F. S. & James, T. (2014) Effect of creative drama based instruction on basic Science achievement and scientific attitudes in Lagos State. Journal of Science, Technology and Education. Volume 2, Number 2, page 159 - 165.
  10. Apata, F. S. & James, T. (2014) An investigation of the effectiveness of fieldtrips on academic achievement of basic science students in Lagos State. Sokoto Educational Review, 15(1), Page 59 – 69.
  11.  Apata, F. S. (2016). Students’ mathematical ability in solving physics problems in Senior Secondary Schools: Implications for development and peace. Niger Delta Journal of Education. Accepted on 16th June, 2015.
  12. Apata, F. S. (2016). L ecturers’ awareness and usage of social media for online facilitation: Implication for Distance e-learning provision for physics students. In press at Tai Solarin University. 
  13. Apata, F. S. (2016). Perception of mobile learning held by students of National Open University of Nigeria: Implication for the teaching and learning of physics at Secondary School Level. Under review in ABU.
  14. Apata, F. S. (2016).Lecturers’ innovative strategies in e- learning: implication for science education. In Progress.
  15. Apata, F. S. (2016). Inadequacy of instructional resources. A potential source of unemployment for science students in Nigeria. Abstract accepted for 2016 Babs Fafunwa’s

Chief exerminer for NTI degree programme

Major Conferences Attended with Papers Read (in the last 5 years)

  1. 1st International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT 2014) at Bethesda, Mary land, United States. 18-20 September 2014.

Paper Read: Students’ attitude to social media: Implication for accessibility and usability need in distance education.


  1. 60th Annual Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria.

at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.14-19August, 2017

Paper Read: Physics teachers’ awareness of and attitude to innovative teaching      strategies: implication for capacity building in science and technology



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