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Nworgu Boniface Ginikanwa


Science Education
University of Nigeria
Nigeria

Biography

Professor Boniface Ginikanwa Nworgu was born in Alulu autonomous community in Ngor-Okpala LGA of Imo State on January 10, 1959. He had his primary and secondary education at Central School , Alulu and Okpala Secondary School. Okpala respectively. A ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ of the University of Nigeria, Professor Nworgu  obtained the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)  degree [ First Class Honours] in Physics Education in 1982. He was the only candidate that made a first class in the entire Faculty that year and the first and only candidate ever to obtain a first class in Physics Education in the history of the University of Nigeria. He therefore bagged the awards for the Best graduating student in his Faculty and Department respectively in 1982. He also bagged and enjoyed throughout his undergraduate career the Federal Government Academic Merit Award for outstanding academic performance. On account of this exceptional academic performance, the University of Nigeria offered him automatic employment as a Graduate Assistant in 1983. He obtained his Masters and Ph.D degrees in Measurement and Evaluation in 1985 and 1990 respectively. He bagged the Vice-Chancellor’s award for the ‘Best Graduating’ PH.D candidate in the Faculty and one of the ‘Best Three Graduating’ PH.D candidates in the entire University in 1990.  Due to his outstanding scholarship and productivity, Professor Nworgu made it quite early to the top of his career. At the age of 35, (i.e. 1994) he had climbed to the professorial cadre as an Associate Professor and at 39, (i.e. 1998) he earned a substantive Professorial Chair.  He was Head, Department of Science Education (1994-1998) and Dean, Faculty of Education (2006-2008), at the University of Nigeria. A distinguished  and renowned international scholar and researcher, Professor Nworgu at various times was Guest lecturer, Dept of Didactics, University of South Africa, Pretoria; Visiting Scholar, Science Education Center, University of Iowa, USA and Assistant Professor in Research and Evaluation, Dept. of Educational Studies, Ohio University, Athens, USA. 

Research Interest

Physics Education-Educational Measurement & Evaluation, Research methods, Statistical  Analysis [Data Management ]

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