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Dr. Joy Nwaobiara Njoku

Senior Lecturer
Educational Foundation
jnjoku@unical.edu.ng

Dr. Mrs Joy N. Njoku was born on the 8th of June 1962 to the family of Mr and Mrs Felix Nnorom in Ife Ezinihitte Mbaise, Imo state, Nigeria. She attended central school Ife from 1970-1976. She went to Amumara Girls Secondary School where she passed out with good WASC result in 1981. She proceeded to Bishop Lasbrey Teachers College Irette Owerri in 1982 and graduated from there in 1984 with TC II results. In 1985 she proceeded to AlvanIkoku College of Education, Owerri where she studied Biology/Health Education and graduated in 1988. In 1989, she registered at the University of Port-Harcourt for a degree in Educational Psychology/Guidance and Counseling/Biology and graduated with Second Class( Upper division) Degrees in 1995. She started her teaching career at Model primary school, Choba, Port in 1989, She also taught at Aunty Tariah primary school Port Harcourt. In 1994 she was employed at University of Port Harcourt Demonstration primarySchool from where she moved over to Sokoto with her husband in 1996. She taught with Sokoto State Secondary School Board as Biology Teacher from 1997-1998. She got employment at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto in June 1998 as graduate assistant. She immediately enrolled for her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Graduated in 2002. She served for two years in the same institution and enrolled for her Ph.D in 2004. She obtained her Ph.D in Educational Psychology in 2009. Dr Mrs. Joy N. Njoku served at Usmanu Danfodiyo University till 2015 when she transferred her services to Department of Educational Foundations University of Calabar as a senior lecturer. She has successfully carried out many academic research, She has published several articles in international and local journals. She is happily married to Prof. C. H. Njoku and their marriage is blessed with four children. At present, she has two grand children.

Njoku J. N (2014). Prevalence of Acceleration among male and female pupils in selected private primary schools in Sokoto metropolis and its implication on the academic performance of the girl child. Journal of Education and Practice.  5 (35), 105 – 109.


Abubakar. B. G & Njoku ;J. N (2015). Influence of Almajirci on school attendance and academic performance among students of Almajiri Integrated Model School, Sokoto. World Journal of Education, 5 (4), 58 -63.    


Njoku J. N & Basiru; A (2016). Preference of learning styles and its relationship with academic performance among junior secondary school students, in Dutse Local Government Area, Jigamia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Practice. 4 (3), 127-133


Njoku J. N (2016). Access and quality in Nigeria’s higher education. Need for a pragmatic approach for sustainable transformation. International journal of Education and literacy studies. 4 (2), 62 – 66


Obogo G. O. & Njoku J. N. (2017), Gender, depression and drug abuse among Senior Secondary School Students in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. European Journal of education studies, 3(1), 387-395.


Iheanacho R.E &Njoku, J. N (2017). Schools’ moral loading and adolescence moral orientation. Educational Scientific Research Journal. 3(3), 5-9.


Njoku J. N. and Kalgo F. A (2002). Student scores in UME as predictor of academic achievement of students in UDUS. Sokoto Educational Review, . 5, 171 – 179.


Njoku J. N. (2008). Relationship between extroversion, neuroticism and academic performance of primary 6 pupils in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States of Nigeria. AKOKA Journal of pure and Applied College of Education (Tech) Akoka, 6 (1), 8 - 74.


Njoku J. N. and Kalgo F. A (2003). Comparing the performance of direct entry and UME students of UDUS. Sokoto Educational Review,  6 131 – 140.


Njoku J. N. (2009). Amnesia in school children; causes, effects and remedy. National Association for Science, Humanities and Education Research (NASHER). 7(1) ,142 -145. 


Njoku J. N. (2009). Specific learning disabilities among children and helping strategies. Journal of Educational Research, Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, 1(1),121 – 126. 


Njoku J. N. and Kalgo F. A. (2009). Managing the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) child in the regular classroom setting. A challenge to the teacher, Journal of Educational Research, Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, 1 (I)  135 – 139. 


Njoku J. N. and Kalgo F. A. (2010). Relationship between ADHD and academic performance in English language and Mathematics among primary 6 pupils in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara  States of Nigeria. Journal of National Association for Science, Humanities and Education Research (NASHER),  8 (1),  1 – 6.


Njoku J. N. (2011). Education for morality, a step for re-branding Nigeria. Journal of ANCOPSS (National) by the Nigeria Principal. 13( 3), 62-68. 


Njoku J. N. (2012). The role of counseling in curbing indiscipline in Nigeria, implications for sustainable education and national development, Katsina counselors; A journal of counseling association of Nigeria (Katsina State chapter, KATCASSON),  1(1),  100-109.


Njoku J. N.  and Idoko, V. N.  (2012). Relationship between parental socio-economic status and academic performance of the girl child in Sokoto State (a case study of senior secondary school students of women centre for continuing education, Sokoto. African Journal of Educational Research and Administration.  5. (2), 55 -59. 


Njoku J. N.  and Idoko V. N. (2012). Attitude to school and its effects on academic performance of the girl-child in Sokoto State; A case study of senior secondary school students of women centre for continuing education, Sokoto. African Journal of Allied Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology. 6(1), 73-79.   


Njoku J. N. (2012). Sound social and moral development; a panacea for the rising indiscipline in Nigerian schools.  African Journal of Allied Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 6 (1), 9-15.   


Njoku J. N. and Shehu Y. Tsagem  (2013). Comparing the academic performance of male and female pupils in private primary schools in Sokoto State. International Journal of Advancement in Educational Methods and Management, 3 (2),  48-53.


Shehu, Y Tsagem and Njoku J. N (2013). A comparative study of Accelerated and Non-accelerated primary school pupils in selected private schools in Sokoto metropolis. International Journal of  Advancement in Educational Methods and Management, 3(2), 59-54.


Njoku J. N (2014). Teachers and students related stress and frustration; psychological perspective. Journal of the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP), 12 (1), 194 – 201.


Njoku J. N (2015). Adolescents Behaviours in Nigeria’s diverse culture; implication for curriculum and social adjustment.   Adolescents Behaviours; Issues and problems. NISEP,  book of readings , chapter  3, 26-39


Njoku J. N. (2017). Mental Health Disorders in children and adolescents. Education for careers in the 21st Century, University of Calabar press. Nigeria. Edited by Prof. Monday T. Joshua, Prof. Patrick N. Asuquo and Dr. Janet S. Petters.

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Capacity building workshop on research methodology and grantsmanship by Arts and Humanities complex Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto
7. Capacity building workshop on research methodology and grantsmanship by Arts and Humanities complex Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto 6-7th May, 2013 at University Auditorium.
Start: Monday 6th May, 2013
End: Tuesday 7th May, 2013
13th annual national conference of Nigerian Society for Educational psychologist (NISEP)
8. Njoku J .N; (2013). Teachers and students related stress and frustration; strategies for coping. Paper presented at the 13th annual national conference of Nigerian Society for Educational psychologist (NISEP) held at I. C. T hall, Cross River State University of Technology Calabar, from 7th – 11th October 2013. Theme; Stress and Conflict in Nigerian Educational System.
Start: Monday 7th October, 2013
End: Friday 11th October, 2013
11. Nigeria society for psycho-social research
11. Nigeria society for psycho-social research held at Center for teaching learning and excellence University of Calabar from 13th to 18th November 2017.
Start: Monday 13th November, 2017
End: Saturday 18th November, 2017
16th National conference of Nigeria Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP).
10. Njoku; J. N
Start: Tuesday 25th October, 2016
End: Saturday 29th October, 2016
11th National Conference of Nigeria Society for educational psychologists (NISEP)
4. NjokuJ . N. Isah A. M; (2011). Motivation, Learning and special education; a paper presented at the 11th National Conference of Nigeria Society for educational psychologists (NISEP) held at ALGON hall (main campus), Benue State University Makurdi from 3rd – 7th October, 2011.
Start: Monday 3rd October, 2011
End: Friday 7th October, 2011
1st Annual conference of the Department of Educational psychologist and counseling; Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
6. Njoku J. N (2012) Training exceptional children; educational psychologist approach. A paper presented at the 1st Annual conference of the Department of Educational psychologist and counseling; Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Held at conference hall, Faculty of education from 4th – 8th June 2012. Theme: Professional development of educational psychologists and counselors.
Start: Monday 4th June, 2012
End: Friday 8th June, 2012
15th Annual National Conference of Nigeria society for Educational psychologist (NISEP).
9. Njoku J. N (2015). Insecurity in Nigeria; forms and effects on personality development of children. Paper presented at the 15th Annual National Conference of Nigeria society for Educational psychologist (NISEP). Held at the old multipurpose Hall complex FCT, COE Premises, Zuba, Abuja from 26th – 3rd October 2015. Theme; psychological perspective of insecurity in the Nigerian School Environment.
Start: Saturday 26th September, 2015
End: Saturday 3rd October, 2015
9th National Conference of Nigeria Society of Educational Psychologists
3. Njoku J. N. (2009), Learning difficulties; causes, types, diagnosis and remedy: A paper presented at the 9th National Conference of Nigeria Society of Educational Psychologists held at the conference centre main hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, IIe Ife from 30th Nov – 4th Dec,.2009.
Start: Monday 30th November, 2009
End: Friday 4th December, 2009
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