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Dr. Bernedette Umali Cornelius-Ukpepi

Associate Professor
Curriculum and Teaching
berncornel@unical.edu.ng

Dr (Mrs.) B. U. Cornelius-Ukpepi is an Associate Professor of Education in the department of Curriculum and Teaching, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar. Her area of specialization is Curriculum Studies with a bias in Elementary Education.   She is a member of  Faculty of Education Accreditation Committee, Faculty of  Education Senate representative and the immediate past and pioneer Acting Head of  Department of Social Science Education. Dr (Mrs.) B. U. Cornelius-Ukpepi is interested in research, travelling and good music.

Arikpo, A., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. &   Ndifon, R. A. (2013). Employment status: Patterns of tertiary institution graduates’ participation in entrepreneurial activities. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences. 13(3) version 10. 67-74.htt://globaljournals.org USA


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. & Enukoha, O. I. (2013). Limitations to understanding scientific concepts and academic performance among primary six pupils in cross River State, Nigeria.  International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education.                        2 (2).85-92.http:iaesjournal.com/online/index.php/IJERE


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U.,  Ndifon, R. A. & Enukoha, O. I. (2012)  Correlates of examination malpractice  and academic performance of primary school students in Cross River State, Nigeria. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities.USA:2(6).398-405.http://www.ajsih.org USA


 Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. & Enukoha, O. I. (2012). A perception of Examination malpractice    and pupils’ academic performance in primary science in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Learning. 1(2). 21-31.www.ccsenet.org/jel Canada:


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. & 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.                                 : 3(9).59-68.www.ilste.org UK


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B .U.; Agbor, C. A. & Ndifon, R. A. (2011) Correlates of       disadvantaged children and literacy achievements in Cross River State, Nigeria.       LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(2). 16-      25.www.universalacademicservies.org China.


1. Apebende, E. U., Umoren, G., Ukpepi, B. & Ndifon, R.A.(2010).The Influence of  Child Abuse on the Academic Performance of Primary School Pupils in Primary Science in Cross River State, Nigeria (470-478) African Research Review. An International Multi-Disciplinary Journal,  4(1) 470-478.www.ajol.info Ethiopia.


Louisa E. Uwatt, R.A. Ndifon & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U.(2010).Home Environment and literacy Skills Development in pupils in the Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research,.7(2).56-64.www.universalacademicservices.org China


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi,  Obinna I. Enukoha and Esu, A. E. O. (2013) Method of teaching science as a limitation to understanding science concepts among primaryschool pupils and academic performance. Journal of Social Sciences. 2(3) 159-166.www.centreofexcellence.net.


Rita A. Ndifon and Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2014) Examination Malpractice inthe Primary School: Problems and Prospects. International Journal of Humanities,Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE) 1( 9), 118-121. www.arcjournals.org


Rita A. Ndifon1, Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi and Ajayi C. Omoogun (2014)TheRelationship between Upper Basic Pupils’ Study Habits and their AcademicPerformance in English Language. SCIENCEDOMAIN international. British Journal ofEducation, Society & Behavioural Science. 4(12): 1676-1686 www.sciencedomain.org


Rita A. Ndifon and Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2014). The relationship betweenprimary school teachers’ attitude to work and pupils’ academic performance inCross River State, Nigeria. British journal of Arts and Social Sciences. 17 (2) 192-201http://www.bjournal.co.uk/BJASS.aspx.


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi & Rita A. Ndifon (2014). What autonomous practicesdo high performing students use when preparing for examination? A qualitativeStudy. Global Journal of educational Research. 13. 23-29.http://www.globaljournalseries.com. Indexed in Google scholar


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U & Ndifon, R.A. (2005). Effective Implementation of Curriculum content in the Primary School. The Journal of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. Nigerian chapter 5,40-46.


Esu, A.E.O. & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2005). Investigation of youth’s attitude towards information Communication technology (ICT) in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). 12 (3), 41-46.


Rita A. Ndifon & Bernedette U. 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://www.globaljournalseries.com. Indexed in Google scholar


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2015) Exam malpractice:  Barrier to literacy for good          governance and democratic leadership in Cross River State, Nigeria. International          Journal of Literacy and development. 2(1) 55-63.Kenya          www.associationofreadingofkenya.org


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi and Rita A. Ndifon (2015) Home Stress and AcademicPerformance of Junior Secondary School Students in Integrated Science. Journal ofScientific Research & Reports 4(6): 533-542 www.sciencedomain.org


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi, Rita A. Ndifon, Hellen Sokari Adox-Okujagu and Emmanuel Emanghe (2015).Strategies for peaceful problem solving in Nigeria International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction 7(2) 35–50.  ijci.wcci-international.org  USA.


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi and Rita A. Ndifon (2015). Be reading always: what high Performing Nigerian students say about how they prepare for exams: A qualitative study Educational Extracts Vol. III Issue 2 July 2015 pp. 3-13 India. www.stce-   pala.info,www.stctepala.org


Rita A. Ndifon and Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2016). Play: A mechanism for developing peaceful behaviour among elementary school pupils for sustainable peace in Cross River state, Nigeria. USA:  International Journal of  Curriculum and Instruction. 8(2)18-28. Ijci.wcci.international.org


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U., Aglazor, G. N. & Odey, C. O (2016).Cooperative learning strategy as tool  for classroom management. Advances in Multidisciplinary and Scientific Research  journal  2,(2) 67-76.USA www.aimsjournal.net. Indexed in Google scholar


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U.  (2018). Examination malpractice a menace in the education sector in Nigeria.  Educational Extracts ISSN 2320-7612 Vol. VI (1) 117-1 India.  www.stce-   pala.info,www.stctepala.org


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


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2004). Women Education for Social Reconstruction in Nigeria. The Paragon: A Journal of National Association of Women Academics. 2 (1) 90-95.


Cornelius – Ukpepi, B. U, Ndifon, R.A & 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&2) 28-32.


Cornelius – Ukpepi, B. U, & Obara, J.K. (2009). Progressive social change: The role of functional curriculum. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). 16(3). 221-228.


Esu, A.E.O., Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U & Ndifon, R.A. (2009). Inculcation of social ethics and values in primary school pupils: A panacea for sustainable peace in Nigeria. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). 16(2). 80-86.


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. & Ntui, R.O. (2008). The impact of social background, socio-economic status    and value orientation of teachers on teaching and distribution of reward to learners. Ikogho, A Multi-Disciplinary Journal. 5(3)1-4


Udey, F.U. & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. (2008). The role of the teacher in the accomplishment of the universal basic education in Nigeria.  Journal of Educational Issues. vol.4, 149-161.


Ndifon, R. A., & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U. (2009). Culture and the problems associated with the development of the primary school curriculum. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON)Calabar Chapter.3(1&2).218-228


Domike, G. C., Uche, S.C., & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2009).Teacher-pupil interaction patterns and pupil’s science achievement in Imo State. Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar Chapter 3 (1&2). 89-97


Ndifon, R.A.,Cornelius-Ukpepi, B. U., & Apebende, E. U. (2010). Cultural diversity and early childhood education in Nigeria. Journal of Social and Policy Research. 5. 123-129.


Louisa E. Uwatt,  Bernedette  U. Cornelius-Ukpepi & Rita A. Ndifon (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. 7 (1). 286-292.


Cornelius–Ukpepi, B. U, & Ndifon, R.A. (2013). Integrating climate change in the primary school curriculum: An approach for sustainable development.  Journal of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON). 20(1) 55-59.


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi,  Obinna I. Enukoha (2013).The hidden curriculum and its operations at all levels of the educational system. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies; An interdisciplinary Journal. 17(1).29-45.


Odey, Edward Ogar and B. U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2015). Strategies for involving the learners in planning for and evaluating instructions in social studies classroom through cooperative learning. Education for Today: Journal of Faculty of Education.


G. O. Edu, B. U. Cornelius-Ukpepi & R. A. Ndifon (2016). Information and communication technology (ICT) integration into universal basic education for sustainable national development in Nigeria. Education for Today: Journal of Faculty of Education 12(1)43-51.


Cornelius–Ukpepi, B. U,  Kalu, Ntite Orji & Domike, G. (2017). Promoting peace through civic education for sustainable development at the primary school in Nigeria. Education for today: Journal of faculty of Education 13(1) 44-49


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2010).Effective reading for passing internal and external examinations. Calabar: Hodo MPCS Ltd.


Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2012).Examination malpractice and barriers to understanding science concepts. (Online) Germany: Lambert publishing.


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2014). Childhood education and curriculum content In D.O.Effiom and Elizabeth U. Apebende (ed). Perspectives in Childhood Education. Calabar. University of Calabar press. 99-108


Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi (2017). Instructional strategies for the teaching of science at the primary school level. In A.E.O.Esu, M.I. kalu & C.C. Chukwurah (eds). Issues in Education, Science and Technology. Calabar : Stiffaith prints & Supplies co.220-231


Apebende, E.U. & Cornelius-Ukpepi, B.U. (2004). The Effects of Child Abuse on the Personality. Books of readings-A publication of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists. Development of the Child. In R.O. Nnachi & P.S.E. Ezeh (eds). Child Abuse and Neglect. Akwa: Erudition publishers. 126-135


 Uwatt, E.L. & Cornelius-Ukpepi,B. U. (2007). Qualitative Literacy Programmes for         Social Mobilization of Nigerian Citizenry in 21st Century. Education in Nigeria in        the 21st  Century: Focus & Imperatives 257-270.

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WCCI 16th World conference on Education: Integrating education for a lasting culture of peace and care of planet earth
WCCI 16th World conference on Education: Integrating education for a lasting culture of peace and care of planet earth held in August 17-24, 2014 at Town and Country Resort and Convention center, San Diego, California, USA. Paper presented: Strategies for peaceful problem solving in Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 17th August, 2014
End: Sunday 24th August, 2014
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. We’ve got to do better: Examination malpractice as a barrier to literacy for good governance and democratic leadership in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 12th August, 2013
End: Friday 16th August, 2013
Curriculum Organization of Nigerian Fellowship Award/Seminar
Curriculum Organization of Nigerian Fellowship Award/Seminar held at the University of Jos on the 6th of April, 2005. Paper presented: Investigation of youth’s attitude towards information communication technology (ICT) in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Start: Wednesday 6th April, 2005
End: Wednesday 6th April, 2005
9th Biennial Conference of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)
9th Biennial Conference of World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) Nigeria Chapter held at Nsukka in October 16th – 20th, 2012. Paper presented: What autonomous practices do high performing students use in preparing for examination?
Start: Tuesday 16th October, 2012
End: Saturday 20th October, 2012
The Qualitative Report 5th Annual conference
The Qualitative Report 5th Annual conference 16th- 18th January, 2014 In Florida, USA. Paper presented: Creating a culture of qualitative research in Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 16th January, 2014
End: Saturday 18th January, 2014
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 at the University of Calabar, Cross River State on the 26th – 30th October, 2004. Paper presented: Effective Implementation of Curriculum Content in the Primary School
Start: Tuesday 26th October, 2004
End: Saturday 30th October, 2004
Faculty of Education annual conference on Education and contemporary issues
Faculty of Education annual conference on Education and contemporary issues Held on 2-5 September, 2015 at the University of Calabar New Senate chambers, Calabar. Paper presented: ICT integration into basic education for sustainable national development in Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 2nd September, 2015
End: Saturday 5th September, 2015
17th Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON)
17th Annual Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) held at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on the 14th – 17th September 2004. Paper presented: Hints on Utilizing explanatory method of teaching for achieving instructional outcomes in classroom.
Start: Tuesday 14th September, 2004
End: Friday 17th September, 2004
6th iSTEAMS multidisciplinary Cross- Border Conference
6th iSTEAMS multidisciplinary Cross- Border Conference held on 21st - 23rd March, 2016 at the University of Professional Studies. Accra Ghana - West Africa. Paper presented: Cooperative learning strategy: tool for classroom management at the basic level of education in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 21st March, 2016
End: Wednesday 23rd March, 2016
Faculty of Education annual conference on sustainable development goals
Faculty of Education annual conference on sustainable development goals Held on 6th -9th September, 2015 at International Conference centre, University of Calabar. Paper Presented: promoting peace through civic education at the primary school level for sustainable development.
Start: Sunday 6th September, 2015
End: Wednesday 9th September, 2015
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 at the Institution of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria between 8th – 11th November, 2005. Paper presented: Cultural diversity and early childhood education in Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 8th November, 2005
End: Friday 11th November, 2005
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter.
2nd Annual conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON) Calabar chapter. Held at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar between 14th – 17th February, 2006. Paper Presented: The need for the inclusion of ICT in the primary school curriculum.
Start: Tuesday 14th February, 2006
End: Friday 17th February, 2006
4th National Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychology (NISEP)
4th National Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychology (NISEP) held at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on 4th – 8th October, 2004. Paper Presented: The Effects of Child Abuse on the Personality Development of the Child.
Start: Monday 4th October, 2004
End: Friday 8th October, 2004
16. Faculty of Education annual conference on Education and contemporary issues
16. Faculty of Education annual conference on Education and contemporary issues Held on 2-5 September, 2014 at the University of Calabar International conference centre, Calabar. Paper presented: Strategies for co-operatively involving the learners in planning for and evaluating instruction in social studies classrooms.
Start: Tuesday 2nd September, 2014
End: Friday 5th September, 2014
25th Annual Silver Jubilee Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria
25th Annual Silver Jubilee Conference of Curriculum Organization of Nigeria held at Owerri in Sept. 19th -22nd , 2012. Paper presented: Integrating climate change in the primary school curriculum: An approach for sustainable development.
Start: Wednesday 19th September, 2012
End: Saturday 22nd September, 2012
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. Paper Presented: Culture and the problems associated with the development of the Primary school curriculum
Start: Wednesday 11th February, 2009
End: Saturday 14th February, 2009
Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP)
Conference of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists (NISEP) held at the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja on 10th– 14th October, 2005. Paper Presented: Teachers’ attitude towards examination malpractice and its effect on pupils’ cheating behaviour at the primary school level in Calabar Municipality.
Start: Monday 10th October, 2005
End: Friday 14th October, 2005
5th Pan-African Reading for all conference.
5th Pan-African Reading for all conference. Held at the University of Ghana, Legon between 6th -10th August, 2007. Paper Presented: Home environment and literacy skills development in primary school pupils in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 6th August, 2007
End: Friday 10th August, 2007
A 3-Day Pre-retirement Conference in Honour of Professor Mbong A. Udofot
A 3-Day Pre-retirement Conference in Honour of Professor Mbong A. Udofot held at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on 17th -19th August, 2005,. Paper Presented: Qualitative Literacy Programme for Social Mobilization of Nigerian Citizenry in the 21st Century.
Start: Wednesday 17th August, 2005
End: Friday 19th August, 2005
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