Dr. Maryrose Chinwe Mbanefo

Dr. Maryrose Chinwe Mbanefo

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Lecturer I

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Dr. Maryrose Chinwe Mbanefo is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education of National Open University of Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Educational Administration and Planning (from UNN). She has worked at the Federal Ministry of Education as an Assistant Director of Education. Dr. Maryrose has received many academic awards and certificates of honour as a dedicated, hardworking, selfless and efficient staff as well as recognitions for her outstanding performances and contribution at the FGCs: Awards as Best Science Teacher in Nigeria by STAN President; Excellence in Professionalism (Golden Icon of State Service) by Institute of Human and Natural Resources; Teacher with uncommon passion for students by Pointer News Paper; She always aims at improving the quality of education in educational institutions.

She is a member of several professional bodies. She has attended many conferences and workshops; and  has presented over 47 papers in the conferences and workshops nationally (over 28 states) and internationally (Turkey and Oxford for ICASE and IAEA respectively). She has published 6 books (both science and religious books); published over 29 articles in journals and books. Her research interest has been on Science instructional strategies; Creativity in students; Management of Educational projects; Assessment of evaluation practices in education and Capacity development.

Dr. Mbanefo is very versatile and has many skills as an experienced science educator/facilitator and researcher; an author par excellence, a leader, manager, entrepreneur, pace-setter, singer (and song writer), peer educator and a philanthropist. She has ICT competencies; entrepreneurship/networking skills; and counseling skills.

She is a devout Christian: a catechist and an evangelist. She has received many prestigious awards. She is married to Mr. John M. Mbanefo and blessed with children and many grand children.

1.  Desk Officer - Educational Admin & Planning Unit

2.  MED (Educ. Admin & Planning) Programme  Coordinator

3.  Facilitation of MED & PhD - Educational Admin & Planning courses

4.  Setting of Examination questions and Subject Officer for       marking of students’ scripts.

5.  Supervision of students’ projects and students in practicum    programme and teaching practice exercise.

6. Harvesting of MED Students’ Results.

7. Examination of Educational Administration Seminar work.

8. Moderation of students’ assessment results.

9. Online Facilitator of EDU & EDA Courses.

10. Secretary to the Quality Assurance Committee of the Faculty of Education,

11. Research activities,

12. Any other duty assigned to me.

*  Science Instructional Strategies;

* Creativity/Entrepreneurship  

* Management of Educational Projects

* Assessment and Evaluation of Education

              * Quality Assurance and Capacity Development

1. Mbanefo, M. C. & Chiaha, G.T.U. (2013). Curriculum innovations in science and technology for quality, relevance and sustainability in teacher education in Nigeria. Onyegaegbu, N.  & Eze U. (Eds). Teacher Education in Nigeria: Quality, Relevance and Sustainability. Institute of Education, UNN. 74-85. Publisher: University of Nigeria Nsukka.

2. Mbanefo, M. C. (2013). Facilitation technique: An Approach to effective teaching of Acid,    Bases and Salts. In Dawuleng, M. N & Nsikak-Abasi, U. (Eds) Non- living components of  the environment (STAN BSC 205). Basic Science Panel Series (3). 54- 60. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

3. Mbanefo, M. C. & Chiaha, G.T.U. (2014). Managing education for personal safety and security in secondary schools in Nigeria. Ayeni, A.O et.al (Eds). Managing Education for National SecurityNAEAP. Publications 351-357. Publisher: Nigerian Association of Educ.  Administration & Planning

4. Mbanefo, M. C. (2014). Facilitation technique: An approach to effective teaching of Sewage. In Dawuleng, M. N. & Nsikak-Abasi, U. (Eds) Controlling the environment (STAN BSC 207). Basic Science Panel Series (4). 50- 54. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

5. Mbanefo, M. C. (2015). Status of creative thinking skills in upper basic schools; Prospects and  challenges. International Journal for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, UNN.   Vol. 14 (3). 208- 215. Publisher: University of Nigeria Nsukka

6. Mbanefo, M. C. (2016). Assessment of the Management and Sustainability of STEP-B Project in Federal Unity Colleges in South-south, Nigeria. http://www.repository.unn.edu.ng.    8080.Publisher: University of Nigeria Nsukka

7. Mbanefo, M. C. (2015).  Developing creative thinking skills in basic science students: Prospects and challenges. Journal of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria. 50 (1). 207-216

8. Mbanefo, M. C. & Okafor, F. O. (2015). Enhancing Access and Equity for Entrepreneurial Development of the Girl-Child in Nigeria. In Abraham, N. et al (Eds.) Politics of Educational Policies and Programmes in Nigeria. NAEAP, Publications. 305-313. Publisher: Nigerian Association of Educational Administration & Planning

9. Mbanefo, M. C. (2016). Effective application of facilitation technique approach for promoting  creativity in basic science students. In Njoku, Z.C (Ed) Communication Technologies and  STEM Education. STAN, Publications. 346-353. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

10. Mbanefo, M. C. & Eboka O. C. (2017). Acquisition of innovative and entrepreneurial skills in basic science education for job creation in Nigeria. Science Education International. Journal of  ICASE, 28(3) 207- 213. Publisher: International Council for Association of Science Education      

11. Eboka O. C. & Mbanefo, M. C. (2016). Assessment of the Professional Development of  Science Teachers: Implication for Quality Assurance in Secondary School Science Education. ICASE 5th World Conference proceedings/abstracts on Science and Technology (WORLD STE2016).75-79. Publisher: International Council for Association of Science Education

12. Mbanefo, M. C. (2016). Facilitation technique: An Approach to effective teaching of Personal Cleanliness. In Pollyn, I. B., Dawuleng,  M. N. & Nsikak-Abasi, U. (Eds.). Living and  Non-living component of the Environment. STAN BSC. 202-204. Basic Science Panel Series (6, 7 & 8) 28-31. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

13. Pollyn, I. B., Dawuleng, M. N., Mbanefo, M. C. (2016). Promoting team teaching for effective   learning of Observation and classification of non-living things using PICO games and concept mapping. In Pollyn, I. B., Dawuleng, M. N. & Nsikak-Abasi, U. (Eds.). Living and Non-living Components of the Environment (STAN BSC 202-204). Basic Science Panel Series (6, 7 & 8) 85-91 

14. Mbanefo, M. C. (2019).  Meaningful engagement of students for improved learning outcomes.  AE-FUNAI. Journal of Education. Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Alike-Ikwo,  Ebonyi State,

15. Mbanefo, M. C. (2017). The effect of guided discovery and discussion instructional approaches on students’ transfer of learning in basic education. NOUN. Journal of   Education. 4. 166-171. Publisher: National Open University of Nigeria. 

16. Mbanefo, M. C. (2018). Impact of science and technology education projects on students’ academic performance. In Njoku, Z.C., Nzewi, U.M., & Nnaka, C.V. (Eds). Perspectives on   Science and Technology Education in Nigeria. 257-270. Nsukka: Great AP Express,          

17. Mbanefo, M. C. (2018). Assessing the level of sustainability of science and technology education projects for national development. In Ifamuyiwa, A. S. (Ed). STEM and    Economic Growth. STAN 59th Annual conference Proceedings. 48-60. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

18. Mbanefo, M. C. (2018). Management of Science and Technology Education Projects in Nigeria. Journal of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria. 53 (2). 66- 73. Publisher:   Science Teachers Association of Nigeria.

19. Mbanefo, M. C. & Ndefo, J. C. (2018). Entrepreneurship education and management of   functional secondary education for Sustainable national Development in NigeriaNigerian Journal of Educational Administration and Planning (NJEAP). 18 (5). 133- 148. 20. Mbanefo, M. C. & Eboka O.C. (2018). Professional development of science teachers:  Implication for quality assurance in higher education. Journal of Science Teachers       Association of  Nigeria. 53 (2). 103-109. Publisher: Science Teachers Association of  Nigeria

21. Mbanefo, M. C. (2019). Strategies for effective implementation of personal security and safety education for students. Fafunwa Journal of Contemporary Education (FAJOCE), 2(1). 252- 261. University of Lagos.

22. Mbanefo, M. C. (2019). Repositioning basic education through meaningful engagement  of students. Fafunwa Journal of Contemporary Education (FAJOCE), 2(1), 159- 169. University of Lagos.

23. Mbanefo, M. C. (2019). Management of Assessment Data (Big Data) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Institutions in Nigeria. NOUN. Journal of Education.5. 140-149.   

24. Mbanefo, M. C. & Olatunji, F.O. (2019). Achieving National goals through effective policy plan implementation: Basic education. In Ifamuyiwa, A. S. (Ed). Innovation in STEM   Education. STAN 60th Annual conference Proceedings. 120-128. Kwali: The STAN Place ltd 25. Olatunji, F.O. & Mbanefo, M. C. (2019) Effect of Peer Instructional Strategy on Students’ Academic  Performance and Retention in Basic Science. In Ifamuyiwa, A. S. (Ed). Innovation in STEM Education. STAN 60th Annual conference Proceedings. 240-60. Kwali: The STAN Place ltd

26. Mbanefo, M. C. (2020). Assessment of the evaluation practices in institutions of learning: Implication for quality certification in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Educational Foundation (NIJEF), Vol. 19 (1), 75- 93. University of Ilorin.

27. Mbanefo, M. C. (2020). Assessment of the management of science and technology projects in federal unity colleges in south- south Nigeria. International Journal of Educational  Research and Policy Making. Vol.3 (1). 368- 377. University of Nigeria Nsukka.     

28. Mbanefo, M. C. (2020). School effectiveness as panacea for national competitiveness in secondary schools in Asaba metropolis of delta state. International Journal of Educational Research and Policy   Making. Vol.3 (1). 477- 483. University of Nigeria Nsukka.

29.  Mbanefo, M. C. (2019). Youth’s skills development in tertiary education for productivity and Sustainable development. NOUN, Journal of Education. 6. 113-131. National Open University of Nigeria.

Appointment

Place

Year

- Head of Subject

FME/FGGC Ibusa,

2000- 2006

- SBHM

           ‘’

2001- 2009

- Head of Dept (HOD) Science

           ‘’

2006- 2011

- Manager of STEP-B Project

FME/FGGC Ibusa

2009- 2013

 - Asst. Director of Education

FME Abuja   

2012- 2017

- Vice Principal (Special Duties)

FGGC Ibusa,

2017- 2017

- Secretary of National Basic Science Panel

STAN, Uyo

2013- 2017

 

- Chairman of National Basic Science Panel

STAN Port Harcourt

2017- Date

- Treasurer to STAN

Delta State Branch, Asaba

2009- 2016

- Financial Secretary STAN

Delta State Branch, Asaba

2016- 2017

- Lecturer

National Open Uni. of Nigeria

2017- Date

- Secretary to the Faculty of Education, Quality Assurance Committee.

Faculty of Education, NOUN

2018- Date

- Desk officer (Educational Admin & Planning)

NOUN

2017- Date

Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) Conferences

A.  STAN 55th Annual National Conference (Asaba, 2014). Creativity in basic science education:   Its educational implication.

2.  STAN 56th Annual National Conference (Awka, 2015). Developing creative thinking skills in  basic science students: Prospects and challenges.

3, STAN 57th Annual National Conference (Ado-Ekiti, 2016). Effective application of   Facilitation  Technique approach for promoting Creativity in Basic Science students.

4. STAN 58th Annual National Conference (Port Harcourt, 2017). Effective application of Facilitation Technique approach for teaching Air and Water Pollution.

5. STAN 59th Annual National Conference (Katsina, 2018). Assessing the level of sustainability  of Science and Technology education project for national development.

6. STAN 60th Annual National Conference (Kano, 2019). i) Achieving National goals through  effective policy. (ii) Effect of Peer Instructional Strategy on Students’ Academic  Performance and Retention in Basic Science.  

7. STAN 54th Annual National Conference (Uyo, 2013)

8. STAN 51th Annual National Conference (Makurdi, 2011)

9. STAN 52th Annual National Conference (Akure, 2011)

10. STAN 53th Annual National Conference (Abuja, 2012)

           Others STAN conferences attended without papers are; Yanagoa 2008; Minna 2009; 

STAN Workshops

11. STAN Teacher Education Panel workshop (Abuja. 2010). Facilitation Technique; An Approach For Effective Management of Large Classes In STEM Education.

12. STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Benin, 2013). Facilitation Technique: An Approach to effective teaching of Acid, Bases and Salts.

13. STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Makurdi, 2014). Facilitation Technique: An approach   to effective teaching of Sewage.

14. STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Benin, 2015). Facilitation Technique: An approach to   effective teaching of Personal Cleanliness.

           - STAN Delta State Branch workshop (Asaba, 2012).

           - STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Minna, 2016).

15. STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Katsina, 2017). Facilitation Technique: An approach to   effective teaching of Science Related Occupation.

           - STAN Basic Science Panel workshop (Kano, 2018)

           - Others attended without paper are; Awka 1986, Ekeadelor 1989, Lagos 1994, Asaba 2009

B. International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) Conference

16.  ICASE 5th World Conference on Science and Technology Education (WORLDSTE2016)   (Antalya- Turkey, 2016).

           i). Acquisition of Innovative and Entrepreneurial Skills in Basic Science Education for Job Creation in Nigeria.

           ii). Assessment of the Professional Development of Science Teachers: Implication for Quality Assurance in Secondary School science education. 

           iii). Effective Application of Facilitation Technique approach for promoting Creative  Thinking skills in Basic Science students.

C.  International Association for Educational Assessment Conference

17. IAEA 44th international conference on Assessment Big Data (Oxford- U.K, 2018) Management of Assessment Data (Big Data) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Institutions in      Nigeria.

D. Nigerian Association for Educational Administration & Planning Conferences

18.  NAEAP 32nd National Conference (Ilorin, 2013). Managing education for personal safety and  security in secondary schools in Nigeria

19.  NAEAP 33rd National Conference (Abuja, 2014). No Paper

20. NAEAP 34th National Conference (Benin, 2015). Enhancing Access and Equity for  Entrepreneurial Development of the Girl-Child in Nigeria

21. NAEAP 36th National Conference (Enugu, 2017). The Place of Entrepreneurship Education in  Managing Functional Secondary Education for Sustainable National development in Nigeria.

22. NAEAP 37th Annual National conference (Keffi, 2018). School effectiveness as a panacea for National Competitiveness in Nigeria.

 E. Institute of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka conference

23. Institute of Education National Conference (Nsukka, 2013). Curriculum innovations in science and technology for quality, relevance and sustainability in teacher education in Nigeria.

 F. Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka conference

24.  Faculty of Education 14th National Conference (Nsukka, 2015). Status of Creative thinking skills in pper Basic schools; Prospects and challenges

G. Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN) conference

25. ASSEREN 20th Annual National Conference (Abuja, 2018). Assessment of the evaluation practices in institutions of learning: Implication for quality certification in Nigeria.

H. Federal University of Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) conference

26. FUNAI 1st Annual International Conference (Ikwo- Ebonyi State, 2018). Meaningful Engagement of Students for Improved Learning Outcomes.       

I. Fafunwa Educational Foundation (FEF) conference

27. FEF 1st National conference (Lagos, 2017). Strategies for Effective Implementation of     Personal Security and Safety Education for Students

28. FEF 2nd National conference (Lagos, 2018). Repositioning Basic Education through     Meaningful Engagement of Students.

29. Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Conference

- FOE, NOUN, 1st International Conference (Abuja, 2019). Youth’s skills development in tertiary education for productivity and sustainable development,

J. Fed Govt. Girls’ College Ibusa workshop:

30.  Staff Nursery & Primary School Teachers’ Capacity Building (2009). Improving the quality of education in the school

31. Academic Staff workshop, on ‘Targeting Excellence for our Landmark Session 2010/2011’. The importance of school records (diary, register and others) in achieving academic excellence in the college.  

Awards:

* Teacher with Best Record keeping (FME/FGGC, Ibusa, 2012)

* Best Science Teacher in Nigeria (STAN President, 2012)

* Full-Member of STAN (STAN, 2013)

* Teacher with Uncommon Passion for Students (Pointer News Paper Asaba, 2013)

* Excellence in Professionalism (Golden Icon of State Service) (Institute of Human and Natural  Resources, Asaba, 2014)

* Excellence for Out-standing Performance (Supreme Management Training Consultancy Services,   Ibadan, 2011)

* Outstanding Contributions & Long service Award (FME/FGGC, Ibusa, 2012)

* Certificate of  Performance (STEP-B/FME, 2013)

Grants:

  1. Grants from FME to attend three national conferences at: Bayelsa, Abuja and Minna
  2. Grants from STEP-B (World Bank) to attend one national conferences at Makurdi
  3. Grants from NOUN to attend three national conferences at: Abuja, Keffi and Ikwo.
  4. Grants from TET-Fund to attend International conference at Oxford- U.K