Benjamin A. Ogwo


Prof. Benjamin A. Ogwo – Principal Investigator

Personal Profile
Ben has long and very rich experiences in the academia and intervention programme design and implementation. He has managed several national and international projects aimed at introducing sustainable educational innovations. Many of the projects completed by Ben Ogwo were funded by the World Bank, UNESCO, HP, ATPS, and ETF and were based on empirical evidences as well as international best practices.
Ben Ogwo holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Vocational Industrial Technical Education. He is a Professor in Industrial Technical & Workforce Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has co-authored and edited six books in metalwork technology, descriptive geometry, teacher education and instruction, curriculum development and educational technology, and methodology for formal and non-formal technical/vocational education. He has published more than 50 papers in various learned journals and presented several international workshop papers in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, United Kingdom, Kenya, France, Germany, South Africa, Uganda, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Italy and United States of America.
His research interests are on informal sector training, non-formal education, instructional system design, training programme development, entrepreneurship, workforce education, instructional technology/eLearning and change management.

Professional/Career Experiences

  • Professor, Industrial Technical and Workforce Education, Department of Vocational Teacher Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Development officer, Grants & International Programmes, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Coordinator, Occupational Competency Assessment Program, Department of Vocational Teacher Preparation, SUNY, Oswego, USA
  • Adjunct Visiting Scholar, Workforce Education and Development Program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA
  • Head, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Federal College of Education, Obudu, CRS
  • Head, Department of Technical Education, FCE, Obudu











Selected Project Experiences
  • Research on Boy Child Education (BCE) in South East Political Zone in Nigeria (Funded by ETF)
  • Redesigning the Curriculum for the Market/Mechanic Village School Programmes in south eastern Nigeria (Funded by ETF)
  • Initiatives per Excellence by the Centre for Technical Vocational Education, Training and Research (CETVETAR), University of Nigeria for Sustainable Technical Teacher Education and Human Capital Development in Nigeria (Funded by the World Bank costing $4, 500, 000)
  • Facilitating Learning for All in Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) Subjects through Development of digitalized Learning Objects (LOs) for Teachers and Students in Nigeria (Funded by ETF)
  • Strengthening Local Biotechnology Capacity in Tissue Culture through ICT-Based Research and Training Collaboration with Nigerian Scientists in the Diaspora (Funding by UNESCO-HP costing $300, 000)
  • Poor Image of Technical/Vocational Education (TVE) in Nigeria: Causes and Possible Interventions (Funded by ETF)
  • Technological Developments in the Maintenance Operations of Imported Used Automobiles and their Policy Implications for the Automobile Industry in Nigeria (Funded by ATPS, Nairobi)
  • Effects of Mobile Technology Accessed Learning Objects (LOs) on Students’ Achievement and Retention in Science and Metal Technology courses (Funded by HP, costing $100, 000)