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Prof. Ngwoke Dominic Ugwoke.

Department: Educational Foundations [Unit: Psychology of education ]
Faculty: Education
Designation : Professor
Email: dominic.ngwoke@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +2348036571502


Biography :


Professor Dominic Ugwoke Ngwoke was born 22nd April 1956 at Umajiocha Village, Nru in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Chemistry /Education (1979), a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology (1985) and a Doctorate (Ph.D) Degree in Educational Psychology (2005), all awarded by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He started his university teaching as a Lecturer II in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1992. Since then, he has moved up the ladder from lecturer I (1995) to Professor (2011).

Prof. Dominic Ngwoke is the current Dean of the Faculty of Education (2018-). Along his career path, he has also served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education (2006-2008); Programme leader and member of the senate, National Open University of Nigeria (2008-2009); Chairman, Faculty of Education Postgraduate Committee and Faculty Representative on the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria (2010-2012); Acting  Head of the Department of Educational Foundations (2012-2013), reappointed Acting Head of Department (2013-2014). He has also served in several Departmental, Faculty and University wide Committees, among which are Chairman, Departmental NUC Programmes Accreditation Committee (2005), Chairman Departmental and Member University Grants Writing Committee (2006-2008), Staff Representative on the Departmental Appraisals and Promotions Committee (2006-2008) and (2010-2012). He has served as External Examiner to the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu (2008-2016).

Prof. Ngwoke lives with academic distinction. He bagged a Distinction Class in his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) Examination (1966) and re-enacted the feat in his West African School Certificate Exanimation (1974). His Doctoral Thesis is listed as a Ground-breaking Dissertation in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2005). That Doctoral Dissertation won him the Babs Fafunwa Foundation Post Doctoral Best Thesis Award (2006).  

He has to his credit one sole authored book (first published 1995); one sole authored online book Commissioned and Copyright (2010) by the National Open University of Nigeria for Open and Distant Learners of the University; one co-authored book (first published 2002); four book chapters (all in different aspects of Educational Psychology his area of specialization) and 62 learned journal articles.  His academic papers appear in various learned journals based in Nigeria, Asia, Europe and the United States of America.  

Prof. Dominic Ngwoke is an Educational Research Consultant, a motivator and a generational leader. As the Associate Dean and the Head of Sandwich Masters Degree of the Faculty of Education, he infused Project Proposal Defence into the M.Ed Sandwich Programme. That singular innovation helped to improve not only quality control but also the research skills of beneficiaries of the programme.  Also as the Chairman of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee he re-positioned the Faculty Doctoral Research. He improved the presentation format to capture the thesis of the Doctoral Dissertation in a schematic diagram. That elegant innovation has improved the depth and quality of doctoral research in the Faculty of Education. 

Prof. Dominic Ugwoke Ngwoke is a traditional family man. He is happily married. His family is blessed with five lovely children and a grand daughter.  His hobbies include: farming, reading, listening to jazz and classical music, seeking breaking news and humour, watching and analysing the global rat race. His political ideology: No permanent friend, only permanent interest. His life ideology: Put in more than you take away in any environment you find yourself.


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