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Dr. Rita A. Ndifon

Senior Lecturer
Curriculum and Teaching
ritandifon@unical.edu.ng

Dr R. Ndifon is a lecturer in the department of Curriculum and Teaching in University of Calabar. She is involved in teaching, supervision of both undergraduate and post graduate theses and dissertation.

Uwatt, L E., Ndifon R. A. and Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. (2010). Home environment and literacy skill development in pupils in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria. LWATI. A Journal of Contemporary Research. 7.(2) 56-64.


Apabende E. U, Umoren G, Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U and Ndifon R.A (2010). The influence of child abuse on academic performance of primary school pupils in primary science in Cross River State Nigeria. African Research Review. An Integrated Multi Disciplinary Journal. Ethopian Vol. 4(1) 420-428

Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U, Agbor, C. A. and Ndifon, R. A. (2011). Correlates of disadvantaged children and literacy achievements in Cross River State, Nigeria. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, China. Vol. 8 No. 2, 16-25.

Ndifon, R. A. and Cornelius-Ukpepi, (2014). The relationship between primary school teachers’ extrinsic motivation and pupils’ academic performance in Cross River State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Educational Research 13. 45-53. http://wwwglobaljournalseries.com South Africa


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U, and Ndifon, R. A. (2012). Factors that influence examination malpractice and academic performance in primary science among primary six pupils in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice. UK. Vol. 3, No. 9, 59-68.

Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U., Ndifon, R. A. and Enukoha, O. I. (2012). Correlates of examination malpractice and academic performance of primary school students in Cross River State, Nigeria. American Journal Social Issues and Humanities. Vol. 2 No. 6. 398-405

Ndifon, R. A. and Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. (2014). The relationship between primary school teacher’s attitude to work and pupils’ academic performance in Cross River State, Nigeria. British Journal of Arts and Social Science (BJASS). 17(2) 192-201 http://www.bjournal.co.uk/BJASS.aspxUK


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U., Ndifon, R. A. (2014). What autonomous practices do high performing students use when preparing for examination? A qualitative study. Global Journal of Educational Research (GJER). 13. 23-29 http://wwwglobaljournalseries.com South Africa


Ndifon, R. A., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. and Omoogun, A. C. (2014). The relationship between upper basic pupils’ study habits and their academic performance in English Languages. British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science. 4(12): 1676 – 1686. www.sciencedomain.org UK


Ndifon, R. A. and Cornelius-Ukpepi, (2014). Examination malpractice in the primary school: problems and prospects. (Academic Research Center). International Journal of Humanities, Social Science and Education (IJHSSE) 1(9) 118– 121.http://www.arcjournals.org/ijhsse/2014_ijhsse_v1-i9.php India

Ndifon, R. A. (2003). School environment and students’ attitude towards school administration in southern senatorial district of Cross River State. Development Studies Round Table: A Journal of Development. (1and 2) 50-67.


Ndifon, R. A. (2004). An appraisal of the relationship of some philosophical elements to curriculum practices. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy. 7(1), September, 109-113.

Uwatt, L. E., Ndifon, R. A. and Ebam, O. O. (2004). An exploratory overview of the learning process. The Paragon. Journal of national Association of Women Academic. 2 (1) 70-76.

Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. and Ndifon, R. A. (2005). Effective implementation of curriculum contents in the primary school. Journal of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. (WCCI) 5 (1) 40-46.

Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. and Ndifon, R. A. (2007). Philosophical implications in curriculum development. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs. 10 (1) 1-4.

Cornelius – Ukpepi, B. U, Ndifon, R.A., and Apebende, E.U. (2008). Teachers’ attitude towards examination and its effects on pupils’ cheating behavior at the primary school level in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. West African Journal of Education Research II (1 and 2) 28-32.


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U., Edoho, E. A. and Ndifon, R. A. (2007). Hidden curriculum, learning and the teaching of values. West African Journal of Educational Research, 10 (1 and 2), 36-40.

Ndifon, R. A. and Cornelius – Ukpepi, (2009). Culture and the problems associated with the development of the primary school curriculum. Nigeria Journal of Curriculum Studies. 3(1 and 2) 218-228.

Ndifon, R. A., Cornelius – Ukpepi, and Apebende, E. U. (2009). Cultural diversity and early childhood education in Nigeria. Journal of Social and Policy Research. 5(2) 123-129.

Esu, A. E. O; Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. and Ndifon, R. A. (2010). Inculcation of social ethics and values in primary school pupils. A panacea for sustainable peace in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal Curriculum Studies 16(2). 80-86.

Uwatt, L. E., Cornelus-Ukpepi B. U., and Ndifon, R. A. (2011). Comparative analysis of reading comprehension performance of male and female SSII students in Akwa Ibom State. Education for Today: Journal of Faculty of Education. Vol. 7 No. 1. 286-292.

Usani, M. O. and Ndifon R. A. (2003). Characteristics of elementary education in Nigeria. In E. U, Ingwu, F. U. Udey and M. E. Imona. Introduction to primary education studies for Nigeria Schools. Keys to Educational Progress: Calabar: Maniran Process (184-192).


Ndifon, R. A. (2014). The nature of teaching and preparation to teach in childhood education. In D. O. Effiom and E. U. Apebende. Perspective in childhood education. Calabar: University of Calabar Press.
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17th Annual Conference of Organization Mondiale Pour L’ Education pre-scholaire (OMEP- Nigeria World Organization for Early Childhood Education)
17th Annual Conference of Organization Mondiale Pour L’ Education pre-scholaire (OMEP- Nigeria World Organization for Early Childhood Education) held between 8th – 11th November, 2005 at the Institution of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria. Paper presented: Cultural diversity and early childhood education in Nigeria. By Ndifon, R. A., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U.
Start: Monday 11th November, 2002
End: Friday 11th November, 2005
5th Pan-African Reading for all conference.
5th Pan-African Reading for all conference. Held between 6th -10th August, 2006 at the University of Ghana, Legon. Paper Presented: Home environment and literacy skills development in primary school pupils in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. By Uwatt, L. E., Ndifon, R. A., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U.
Start: Sunday 6th August, 2006
End: Thursday 10th August, 2006
16th WCCI World Conference on Education
16th WCCI World Conference on Education held between August 17th-24th, 2014 at the Regency Conference Centre, Town and Country Resort and Convention Centre San Diego, California, USA. Papers Presented: (1) Play, a Mechanism for developing peaceful behavior among Elementary School Pupils for Sustainable Peace in Cross River State, Nigeria. (2) Strategies for peaceful problem solving in Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 17th August, 2014
End: Sunday 24th August, 2014
3rd Biennial Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar Chapter
3rd Biennial Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar Chapter, at the University of Calabar, Calabar. 11th -14th February, 2009. Papers Presented: Culture and the problems associated with the development of the Primary school Curriculum. By Ndifon, R. A.
Start: Wednesday 11th February, 2009
End: Saturday 14th February, 2009
8th Pan African Reading for All Conference
8th Pan African Reading for All Conference 12th-16th August 2013 held at University of Nairobi, Kenya Science campus, Nairobi, Kenya. Papers presented: 1. Be reading always: What high performing Nigerian students say about how they prepare for examination. 2. Strategies for the teaching of original writing to upper grades in Cross River State, Nigeria. A qualitative study
Start: Monday 12th August, 2013
End: Friday 16th August, 2013
25th Silver Jubilee Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON)
25th Silver Jubilee Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) held at owerri. Imo State between 19th – 22nd September 20212. Paper presented Integrating climate change in the primary school science Curriculum: An approach to sustainabl development.By Cornellius-Ukpepi, B.U.
Start: Wednesday 19th September, 2012
End: Saturday 22nd September, 2012
5th Biennial Conference of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) Nigerian Chapter
5th Biennial Conference of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) Nigerian Chapter, held on the 26th – 30th October, 2004 at the University of Calabar, Cross River State. Paper presented: Effective Implementation of Curriculum Contents in the Primary School. By Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U,
Start: Wednesday 30th October, 2002
End: Saturday 30th October, 2004
9th Biennial Conference of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction
9th Biennial Conference of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction held in University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). Between 16th -20th October 2012. Paper presented: What autonomous practices do high performing students use when preparing for examination? By Cornellius-Ukpepi, B. U.
Start: Tuesday 16th October, 2012
End: Saturday 20th October, 2012
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter. Held Between 14th – 17th February, 2006 at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar. Paper Presented: The need for the inclusion of ICT in the primary school curriculum. By Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U., Ndifon, R. A.
Start: Friday 17th February, 2006
End: Friday 17th February, 2006
Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP)
Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP) held on 10th– 14th October, 2005 at the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja. Paper Presented: Teachers’ attitude towards examination malpractice and its effect on pupils’ cheating behaviour at the primary school level in Calabar Municipality. By Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U., Ndifon, R. A.
Start: Friday 14th October, 2005
End: Friday 14th October, 2005
4th National Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychology (NISEP)
4th National Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychology (NISEP) held on 4th – 8th October, 2004 at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Paper Presented: An overview of the dimensions of child abuse. By Ndifon, R. A.
Start: Monday 4th October, 2004
End: Thursday 1st January, 1970
2nd International conference of the faculty of education University of Calabar, in collaboration with Teachers without Borders.
2nd International conference of the faculty of education University of Calabar, in collaboration with Teachers without Borders. Held between 7th—10th of September 2010. Paper Presented: Comparative analysis of reading comprehension performance of male and female SS1 students in Akwa Ibom State By Uwatt, L. E., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U.
Start: Tuesday 7th September, 2010
End: Friday 10th September, 2010
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter. Held Between 14th – 17th February, 2006 at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar. Paper Presented: The need for the inclusion of ICT in the primary school curriculum. By Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U., Ndifon, R. A.
Start: Tuesday 14th February, 2006
End: Friday 17th February, 2006
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