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Name

Dr. Delight Omoji Idika

Department

Institute of Education

Designation

Lecturer I

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Delight Omoji Idika

Dr Delight Omoji Idika was a college teacher at University of Calabar International Secondary School, Calabar. She rose through the ranks to attain the rank of Senior Mistress. While with the college, she served in various capacities including Head of Department of Social Science (2004-2006), Superintendent of Senior Examination Class (2008) and member, Welfare and Disciplinary Committees (2005- 2007) before she joined the service of the mainstream, the University of Calabar as an Assistant Lecturer in the then Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling in 2010. She was promoted to the rank of Lecturer 1 in 2017. She obtained her B. Ed. in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Benin in 1985, Diploma in Computer Science in 1993, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM,1998), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA, 2001), Master’s degree (M. Ed) and Ph.D, both in Educational Research and Statistics, in 2005 and 2016 respectively from the University of Calabar. She has been involved in teaching, research, project supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and post-graduate students, some of whom are today established in various fields of endeavours as professional teachers, doctors, engineers, pilots, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs. She has contributed to several academic conferences and has more than twenty-nine publications in both local and international peer-review journals to her credit. Dr Delight O. Idika has also attended training workshops and capacity-building seminars. Her areas of research interests include improving research skills and practices of academic staff, measurement and evaluation of student and school achievement, and improving student learning through authentic and innovative assessment. She is one of a number of groups of few persons carrying out research investigation under Tetfund Research and has been involved with her group in a Research Grant Award with Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). Part of her community services includes her active representation as a member of the resource verification team of the University (2020), Faculty of Education Conference and Research Seminar/workshop committee member, appointee as Graduate School Representative in an oral examination of post graduate students (2020). Dr Delight O. Idika is currently serving on secondment at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of Calabar, where she is meeting the research needs of the Institute and contributing to the remolding of the practicing and would-be teachers. Dr Delight also serves in the capacity of National Examination Council (NECO) and West African Examination Council (WAEC) team leader in charge of Economics in Cross River State from 2000 to date. She is a member of several professional associations including the Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN), Educational Assessment and Research Network in Africa, Society for Psycho-Social Research of Nigeria and World Conference for Curriculum and Instruction.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate Ebem Primary School, Ebem Ohafia, Abia State19701975
WASCOhafia Girls' Secondary School, Ohafia, Abia State19751980
B. Ed (Social Sciences) Economics University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria19811985
Post Graduate Diploma in ManagementUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19951998
Diploma in Computer ScienceUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19971993
EMBAUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19982001
M.Ed. Research and StatisticsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19982001
PhD Research and StatisticsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20052016

S/N Publication
Idika, D. O., Ojong, B. M., & Udemba, E. C. (2020). Demographic characteristics and response effect of statistical anxiety among university students in Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development, 3 (5), 1024-1040.
Idika, D., O., & Ovat, S. V. (2019). Perceived awareness and involvement in plagiarism and use of turnitin in research practices among post-graduate students in Cross River State. Implication for Assessment. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, 18(1), 138-149.
Idika, D., O., & Ojini, R. A. (2019). Ethical compliance in research practice among post graduate students in University of Calabar. Asseren Journal of Education 4(1), 213-228.
Idika, D.O., Ogunsakin, I.E., & Shogbesan, Y.O. (2018). Effective thesis supervision in faculties of education: constraints and standards. The Researcher’s Journal. A Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 1(4), 31-45.
Essien, C. B., Ukofia, I. E., Bassey, B. A., & Idika, D. O. (2017). Bridging the gap in the current global initiative in validation process in psychometrics: Nigerian perspective. International Journal of Scientific Research in Education, 10(1), 1 – 11.
Ofem, U. J., Idika, D. O., & Ovat, S. V. (2017). Effect of diagnostic and feedback assessment approaches in enhancing achievement in mathematics among secondary school students in Calabar Municipality. International Journal of Scientific Research in Education, 10(2), 221 – 227.
Dada, A. O., Idika, D. O., & Ojo, M. K. (2017) Employability skills and perceived societal insecurity by undergraduate students with disability. International Journals of Research in Social Sciences, 7(11), 1-12.
Idika, D. O., Otu, B.D., & Okeke, S. U. (2017). Entrepreneurship education and reduction of unemployment among youths in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State,Nigeria. 1 World Environment Journal, 1(1), 179-190.
Idika, D. O., & Orji, E. I. (2017). Blended learning pedagogy for inclusive classroom design in Nigeria primary schools. Journal of Evaluation, 2(1), 132 – 142.
Idika, D. O. (2017). Youth empowerment through entrepreneurship: The 21st century need for sustained economic development. Enhakkore, 2, 12 – 13.
Okri, J. A., & Idika, D. O. (2017). Relative effectiveness of differentiated strategy on mathematics achievement of senior secondary school students (SSII) in Calabar education zone: A means of achieving SDGs in Nigeria. Education for Today, 13(2), 253 – 259.
Idika, D. O., Joshua, M. T., & Umoinyang, I. E. (2017). Assessment of research skills among academic staff in public universities in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, 16(2), 119 – 135.
Idika, D. O., & Eke, V. U. (2017). Assessment of teachers’ knowledge and application of differential assessment techniques in all inclusive classroom in Universities in South – South zone, Nigeria. Global Journal of Educational Research, 16, 1 – 8.
Idika, D. O., & Ovat, S. V. (2017). Reformation of educational assessment in Nigeria: A panacea for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). Education for Today, 13(2), 168 – 179.
Nwogwugwu, C. E., Ovat, S. V., & Idika, D. O. (2016). Computer-based test entrance examination evidence from post-UTME candidates in south east Nigeria.NigerianJournal of Educational Research and Evaluation, 15(1), 95-100
Idika, D. O., Shogbesan, Y. O., & Ogunsakin, I. E. (2016). Effect of test item compromise and test items practice on validity of economic achievement test scores among secondary school students in Cross River State, Nigeria. African Journal of Theory and Practice of Educational Assessment,3, 39-50.
Idika, D. O., & Dada, O. A. (2016), Employability skills and Societal Insecurity among post graduate students in Nigerian universities. International Journal of Research in Basic and Lifelong Education, 5(1&2), 165-172.
Idika, D. O. (2015). Parents’ Concerns about the Use of Computer – Based Testing (CBT) for UTME in Cross River State. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, 14(3), 159 – 170.
Uyanah, D. A., & Idika, D. O. (2015). Comparative Study of Test Score Processing Systems in a University Setting. Education for Today, 11, 153 – 160.
Eke, V. U., & Idika, D. O. (2015). Inhibiting variables and distance learning programmes for persons with special needs in south eastern Nigeria. GOUNI Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 3(1), 11 – 18.
Idika, D. O., Ovat, S. V., Achighbe, M., & Udumo, B.O. (2015). Repositioning teacher education: strategy for equipping the Nigerian child with skills and competencies to succeed in the competitive global community. Annals of Modern Education, 7(1). 66-79.
Idika, D. O., Oyong, S. B., Asor, L. J., & Kebbi, J. A. (2012). E-Learning in Global Education: Challenges and Prospects International Journal of Educational Research and Development, IJERD 4(1), 226-230.
Idika, D.,Idaka, I., & Ukpor, C. (2012). Assessment of Availability and Utilization of Information Technology (IT) for Effective Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Teacher Perspective, 6(1), 63-74.
Ukpor, C. O., Umoinyang, I. E., & Idika, D. O. (2012). Teachers’ experience and willingness to be evaluated for accountability in achieving the millennium development goal in Cross River State. Journal of Resourcefulness and Distinction, 1(1), 1-9.
Idika, D. O., Akubuiro, I. M., & Umobong, E. M. (2012). Blended cooperative/technology interactive strategy with conventional lecture technique and its impacts on students’ learning outcomes in organic chemistry. Knowledge Review, 26(2), 27-35.
Umobong, M. E., Akubuiro, I. M., & Idika, D. O. (2012). Parents’ perception of overschooling at the pre/primary education level. University of Uyo Journal of Education, 5(1), 59-70.
Idaka, I. E., Idika, D. O., & Egbona, A. E. (2011). An analytic model of psycho-social variables as determinants of cheating tendency among secondary school students.African Journal of Education and Technology, 1(2), 62-69.
Asim, A., & Idika, D. (2011). Undergraduate Students’ concerns about the use of Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) in a Nigerian University. Proceedings of International Conference on Educational and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN11) 006507-006516, 4-6 July Barcelona, Spain. Link:
Idika, D. O., Offong, M. E., & Uchegbue, H. O. (2010). Reconstructing Educational Research in Tertiary Institutions: Strategy for sustainable Development in the third world.The International Researcher, 1(5), 194-205.
Idika, D. O., Ayang, E. E., & Joshua, M. T. (2007). Jamb and Post – UTME Screening: The Challenges of the 21st Century (A Positional Paper). Nigerian Journal of Teacher Education and Teaching, 3(1), 22-30.
Idika, D. O.& Joshua, M. T. (2005). Psycho-social variables as predictors of cheating tendency among students in Calabar Education zone.GlobalJournal of Education Research, 4(1&2), 33-37.

warning No Result For Grants Received.


S/N Conference Description Started Finished
1. 5th Annual National Conference on Education and Economic Diversification for Self-reliance in Nigeria” organized by Faculty of Education,University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom StateUniversity Education and Marketable Economic Skills for Self-reliance: Implication for National Development 0016-02-212016-10-05
National ICT Skills Acquisition, Summits and Campaigns organized by Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and held at the Cross River State Library,Calabar2006-08-072006-08-11
National Conference of Nigerian Primary and Teacher Education Association on “Reforms and Nigerian Education in the 21st Century” held in Enugu State University, EnuguJAMB and Post –UME Screening: The Challenges of the 21s t Century2006-09-082006-09-12
21st International Conference on Scientific and Industrial Studies on “Scientific and Industrial Research for Self-reliance: Cornerstone for Sustainable Development of the third world” held at University of UyoWaste paper recycling in Nigeria: Source of Raw Material Generation for Paper and Book Industries. 2007-03-132007-03-16
In-service Training Workshop for UCISS Teachers on ‘The 21stCentury Teacher’ organized by Faculty of Education, University of Calabar2007-08-072007-08-09
A 4–day 6th Annual National Conference of the Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASSONT) on “Education and Extent of Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for sustainability” held at the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECHa) Assessment of Availability and Utilization of Information Technology (IT) for Effective Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools in Cross River State. b) Teachers Experience and Willingness to be Evaluated towards Accountability in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Cross River State. 2011-04-082011-04-12
The 1st Bi - Annual Faculty International Conference on “Global Education: Initiatives, Innovations and Challenges” organized by Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityE-Learning in Global Education: Challenges and Prospects at UNIZIK, Awka.2011-05-222011-05-28
3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN11) held in Barcelona, SpainUndergraduate Students’ Concerns about the Use of Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) in a Nigerian University2011-07-042011-07-06
Annual conference of Faculty of Education, University of Calabar on the Theme: Inclusive Education, Entrepreneurship and National Development held at the New Senate Chamber (a )Assessment of Secondary School Students’ Perception of Entrepreneurship Lesson Delivery Strategies for Job Creation Efficacy in Calabar Educational Zone, Cross River State Nigeria. (b) School sex-type and gender as determinants of academic performance among J. S.S. 3 students in Cross River state, Nigeria.2011-09-112011-09-13
1st Annual Conference on Education on “Overschooling”, organized by Faculty of Education, University of Uyo,Akwa Ibom StateParents’ Perception of Overschooling at the Pre/Primary Educational Level.2011-10-102011-10-14
14th Annual Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK) on “Re-Engineering Education for Employment and Self Productivity in Nigeria” at Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.Blended Co-operative Technology Interactive Strategy with Conventional Lecture Techniques and its impacts on students’ learning outcomes in Organic Chemistry.2012-03-122012-03-16
A 2-day Capacity Building Workshop titled “Quality Teaching for Quality Learning in Higher Education”, organized by University of Calabar Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) at UNICAL International Conference Centre, Calabar.2013-02-122013-02-13
2nd Annual Conference of the Institute of Education on “Education for Global Competitiveness” held at the Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar,Repositioning Teacher Education: A Strategy for Equipping the Nigerian Child with Skills and Competencies to Succeed in the Competitive Global Community.2014-04-222014-04-26
16th Annual National Conference of Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN) on “Contemporary Issues in Research, Assessment and Evaluation in Nigerian Educational System” held at University of Calabar,Parents’ Concerns about the use of Computer – Based Testing (CBT) for UTME in Cross River State.2014-07-142014-07-18
A 3-day Conference on “Education and Contemporary Issues” Organized by Faculty of Education, University of Calabar,Comparative Study of Test Score Processing Systems in a University Setting2014-09-022014-09-05
17th Annual National Conference of Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN) held at University of Ibadan, Oyo StateComputer-Based Testing Entrance Examination: Evidence from Post-UTME Candidates in South East Nigeria.2015-07-122015-07-17
3rd Annual Conference on “Terrorism: A threat to Global Peace and Security, its Educational Imperatives” organized by the Institute of Education, University of Calabar, CalabarEmployability skills and perceived societal insecurity among post graduate students in Nigerian universities2015-10-212015-10-24
18th Annual Conference of Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigerian (ASSEREN) at the main auditorium, Imo State University, Owerria) Blended learning pedagogy for inclusive classroom design in Nigerian primary schools. b) Assessment of research skills among academic staff in public universities in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.2016-07-112016-07-15
6th Annual Conference on “Sustainable Development Goals: The Educationist Perspective” organized by Faculty of Education, University of Calabara) Reformation of educational assessment in Nigeria: A panacea for achieving sustainable development goals 4 and 6. (b )Relative effectiveness instructional strategy for mathematics achievement of senior secondary school students (SSII) in Calabar Education Zone: A means of achieving SDGs in Nigeria2016-09-062016-09-09
7 -Day Basic ICT competence training for staff, organized by the Directorate of ICT, University of Calabar2017-03-132017-03-17
1st GES World Environment Day Conference on “Connecting people to nature in the city and on the land from the poles to the equator” organized by the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of CalaEntrepreneurship education and reduction of unemployment among youths in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria 2017-06-012017-06-01
19th Annual Conference of Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN) on “values re-orientation through research and evaluation” held at the Skye Bank Hall, Faculty of Education, University of Jos PlateauUniversity teachers’ utilization of collaborative approaches for proper ethics and data integrity in researches in south-south, Nigeria. 2017-07-102017-07-14
20TH Annual National Conference Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (Asseren) held at FCT College of Education Zuba-Abuja.Perceived Awareness and Involvement in Plagiarism and use of Turnitin in Research Practice among Post-Graduate Students in Cross River State: Implication for Assessment.2018-07-092018-07-13
21st Annual National Conference of Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (Asseren)held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Ethical Compliance in Research Practice among Post-Graduate Students in University of Calabar2019-07-222019-07-26
5th International Conference on Improving The Quality of Assessment and Research Skills in Africa Influence of Institutional Variables on Research Skills of Academic Staff in Universities in Akwa Ibom and Cross River State. 2019-09-012019-09-06
U6+ Initiative for Development 7th int’l Consortium Conference tagged Harnessing Africa’s Potentials in Science and Technology and Humanities for Sustainable Development held at University of Calabar Lecturers’ Perception Of The Impact Of Innovation In Research Practice In Universities In South-South Nigeria: Implications For Sustainable National Development2019-09-022019-09-06