Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke

Assistant Lecturer

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First Name Chidebe
Middle Name (initial) Chijioke
Surname Uwaleke
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Programme Chemistry education
Department Science education
Faculty Education


Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke is currently a lecturer in the Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Science Education (Chemistry) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka respectively. Currently, he is at the verge of obtaining his Doctorate Degree (PHD) in Science Education (Chemistry) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke joined Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in June 2016 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology where he taught Environmental and Inorganic Chemistry courses to the undergraduate students. Because of his excellent background in Science Education, immediately the Faculty of Education was created on 30th July 2016, Uwaleke was redeployed to the Department of Science Education as the pioneer staff of the department were he contributed immensely towards ensuring that all programmes in the department successfully passed the resource verification and accreditation exercise conducted by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke is specialized in teaching Chemistry and Science Education courses. Do to his wide experience in teaching, research and academic excellence, he has been appointed by the Department, Faculty and the University to oversee some vital positions. Some of the positions includes: Examination Coordinator/officer of science education department; member of the AE-FUNAI Webometric committee; member course evaluation committee, member of the teaching and learning committee of the Faculty of Education. He is also a member of the Faculty of Education undergraduate project committee, member Faculty of Education accreditation committee, academic adviser to Chemistry Education student’s, chairman department of science education handbook review committee, member faculty of education handbook committee, secretary faculty of education curriculum and programme development committee. He reviewed/prepared handbook for the following programmes in Science Education Department (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physical & health education programmes). He diligently carries out responsibilities given to him by his HOD, Dean and University management. Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke has published widely in his research area of science education, innovative teaching approaches, students’ interests and academic achievement, environmental education and climate change, skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development, effective feedback and assessment. He has some empirical papers already accepted for publication in highly reputable world class journals. He has over 6 years of working experience in well-established academic institutions. He has worked with team of experts in his area and has published a good number of research works with them. Chidebe Uwaleke has delivered expert lectures on topics related to his core research interests. He is a member of many professional bodies including: the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN) and Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).


S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 University of  Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) B,Sc. (Ed.) in Science Education (Chemistry) 2007
2 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (NAU) M.Sc. (Ed.) in Science Education (Chemistry) 2013
3 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (NAU) Phd (in view) in Science Education (Chemistry)


1 Innovative teaching approaches
2 Skills acquisition and development in Chemistry and Science Education
3 Students’ interests and academic achievement
4 Entrepreneurship development and employability skills through science education
5 Gender issues in teaching and learning
6 Environmental education and climate change
7 Effective feedback and assessment
8 Scientific literacy



1 Member, Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN)
2 Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)


1 Uwaleke, C.C. and Offiah F.C (2013) “The Relationship Between Senior Secondary School Students’ Analytical Skill and Their Achievement in Chemistry in Anambra State of Nigeria’’: International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention (IJESI), Vol.2, issue (7) 2013, 44-57.

ISSS (Online):2319-6734, ISSN (Print): 2319-6726

2 Uwaleke, C.C., Offiah, F.C. and Okechukwu, I. E (2014) “Identification of Analytical Skill Level of Secondary School Chemistry Students in Imo State of Nigeria”. International Journal of Education, Science and Public Policy in Africa (IJESPPA) Vol. 4(1).47-55


3 Joshua Adetunji Ogunbiyi, Christiana Amaechi Ugodulunwa, Angela Eze, Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke, C.N. Igu Ntasiobi, N. Ogba Francisca and Ekechukwu Leona Eucharia (2019). Effects of Persuasive Communication on Students’ Mathematics Test Anxiety, Attitude and Achievement in Nigerian Air Force Secondary Schools. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. 19 (4): 249-262. ISSN 1818-6769 © IDOSI Publications, 2019 DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2019.249.262

4 Targema Numbe Terwase, Christiana Amaechi Ugodulunwa, Clementina Hashimu Bulus, Ekechukwu Leona Eucharia, Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke, N. Ogba Francisca, C.N. Igu Ntasiobi and Angela Eze (2019). Diagnostic Assessment of Students’ Achievement in Automobile Electrical Works in Technical Colleges in a Developing Country. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. 19 (4): 233-241. ISSN 1818-6769 © IDOSI Publications, 2019 DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2019.233.241

5 Christiana A. Ugodulunwa, Charles M. Anikweze, N. Ogba Francisca, Ekechukwu Leona Eucharia, C.N. Igu Ntasiobi, Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke, Chidiebere K. Duru and Angela Eze (2019). Big Data and Assessment for Learning in Nigerian Universities: Prospects and Challenges. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 19 (3): 224-232. ISSN 1818-6769 © IDOSI Publications, 2019 DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2019.224.232
6 Chinyere a. Nwajiuba, Joy C. Orji & Chidebe C. Uwaleke (2019). The Interwoven Nature of Children and Science Learning in Schools. AE-FUNAI Journal of Education (AE-FUNAI JOE) Vol. 1, No.(1) 139-145. ISSN: 2705-1560. Published by AE-FUNAI Press. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
7 John O. Onwe and Chidebe C. Uwaleke (2019). Effective Teaching and Learning: A call for paradigm shift from Teacher-Centred method to Student-Centred method and the Reality in Nigerian Higher Education. AE-FUNAI Journal of Education (AE-FUNAI JOE) Vol. 1, No.(1) 193-202. ISSN: 2705-1560. Published by AE-FUNAI PRESS. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.


8 Ugodulunwa, C. A and Uwaleke, C.C (2018), Formative Assessment for Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Effective Teaching and Learning: A Hand Book for Educators in Nigerian Universities. AE-FUNAI Press. Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo Ebonyi State. Vol. 1 (19) 204-216


1 Department of Science Education, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Nigeria
2 Chidebe Chijioke Uwaleke’s Lab
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