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Title: Dr.
Surname: Obeka
Othernames: Sunday Samuel
Gender: Male
Department: Education
Faculty: Education
Nationality: Nigeria
State of Origin: Benue
Local Government of Origin: Oturkpo
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Email: obekasam@gmail.com

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Very Rev. Dr. S.S. Obeka is a Methodist Presbyter. He is currently a full time Methodist Minister serving external organization at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as a Senior Lecturer.

He has served in various capacities: as Inspector/Coordinator of Environmental Education, Ministry of Education, Benue State, as Methodist Education Secretary, Diocese of Benue, Benue State, as part-time Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as Minister-in-charge, Adoka, Ochekwu, Ugboju, in Benue State, and Television and Kaduna South, in Kaduna, and as Presbyter, Trinity Circuit, Zaria. He has also served as Asst. Synod Secretary and Synod Secretary, Diocese of Kaduna. He is currently the Head of Geographical and Environmental Education, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is also the PG (Postgraduate) Seminar Coordinator, and Chairman, Handbook Committee of the Department of Science Education, ABU Zaria. He is as well the Chairman, Faculty of Education Conference Committee, and Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Science and Mathematical Education and ABU Press.

He has authored ten (10) textbooks in the field of Geographical and Environmental Education and has attended several national and International conferences, seminars and workshops and belongs to several professional associations. He has supervised several Masters and PhD students in Science Education and in Geography Department of the Faculty of Science.

He is happily married to a wife, Mrs. Oyidu Obeka and has three children Caleb, Faith and Vanessa.

Publications

Conference and Seminar Papers

  1. Environmental Education Reform on Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. The Case of Zaria Munincipal of Kaduna State presented in 52 Annual Conference of STAN Akure organized by STAN, 2011
  2. A Survey on the effects of Green house gases on Economic growth toward sustainable development of Nigerian economy – the Case of Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria presented in Annual Conference, Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) Kano State University of Science and Technology organized by Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) Kano State University of Science and Technology, 2012
  3. Diagnostics of Micro-Teaching Students Competency in Multiple Choice Test Item Development and Table of Specification by Science Educators, Educational Planners and Researchers presented in Annual Conference, Government Science and Technical College Abuja organized by STAN Abuja, 2012
  4. Modified Blooms Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and its Implications for Environmental Education presented in Conference of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria. Abuja organized by NAERE Abuja, 2009
  5. Towards Achieving Millennium Development Goal through Network Analysis and Moderns Approach on Students Achievement and Attitude in Environmental Hazards Concept of environmental Education presented in Conference of Faculty of Education ABU Zaria organized by Faculty of Education ABU Zaria, 2011
  6. Towards Science And Technology Education; Environmental Health Education Concepts (Radioactivity And Radiation) Models Of Instruction In School Of Nursing, Abu Zaria presented in Conference of Science Association of Nigeria, ABU Zaria organized by Science Association of Nigeria, ABU Zaria, 2011
  7. Teachers Perception on Climate Change in Developing Countries: Its Adaptation and Mitigation Effects in Nigeria. Ilorin presented in Conference Proceedings of the National Conference of Nigerian Meteorological Society organized by National Conference of Nigerian Meteorological Society NIMets UNILORIN, 2010
  8. Comparative Effects of Multi-level growth model and metacognitive strategy on academic achievement and attitude in KOPPEN’S classification concepts of Environmental Education presented in Conference, Association of Theorists and Practitioners in Educational Administration and Planning in Africa organized by Association of Theorists and Practitioners in Educational Administration and Planning in Africa, 2013
  9. Awareness on EPODEWALAD Simulation Model as an Instructional Strategy in Environmental Education. Curriculum and Media Technology Research presented in CUDIMAC Conference of Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka organized by Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2005
  10. Promoting Entrepreneurship Education through the use of Environmental Education Weather Elements and Measuring Instruments Practicum in Selected Secondary Schools, Sabon – Gari, Educational Zone, Zaria presented in Faculty Conference, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi organized by Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, 2012
  11. Impact of Climate Change on Lower River Basin Development Authority (LBRBDA) of Benue State presented in International Conference of Nigerian Meteorological Society of Nigeria ABU Zaria organized by NIMets, 2011
  12. Educational Reform in Nigeria: A Case for the Implementation of Environmental Education Curriculum in Unity Schools. Port – Harcourt Conference presented in NAERE organized by NAERE University of Port Harcout, 2010
  13. An Evaluation of quality of teaching and learning of environmental concepts of nuclear energy as alternative source of nuclear in Nigeria presented in NAERE University of Ife organized by NAERE Ile-Ife, 2011
  14. ). Perceptions on the impact of Bio-Resource Technology Concepts of Environmental Education in Developing Nations – The Case of Zaria Municipal Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria presented in Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMETS) Conference, University of Benin organized by Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMETS) University of Benin, 2012
  15. ). Effects of Corporative and Individual Assessment Techniques on Students Achievement and Interest in Some Environmental Health Education Concepts of HIV/AIDS. Makurdi Conference presented in STAN Conference, Makurdi organized by STAN, 2010

Book(s) and/or Chapter in Book(s)

  1. Current Trends in Geographical and Environmental Education published by
  2. Enterprenuer Education for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century published by
  3. Environmental Management and Pollution Control in Contemporary Society published by
  4. EPODEWALAD” and “POWER” Simulation Games of Geographical and Environmental Education published by
  5. Fundamental of Practical Geography and Micro-Teaching. Zaria published by
  6. Introduction to Science and Environmental Education Concepts published by
  7. Introduction to Science and Technology Education With Empirical Research Evidence published by
  8. Panacea of Science Education Research published by
  9. Philosophy and Theories of Science and Technology Education Concepts of Environmental Education published by
  10. Some Fundamental Education Concepts of Macro-Economic: Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies and River Basin Development Authority published by
  11. Voluntary Agency Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria published by

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Positions Held

  1. Visiting Lecturer, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, 2012 - To date
  2. Member, Faculty of Education Journal Committee, ABU Zaria, 2012 - To date
  3. Chairman, Faculty of Education Conference Committee, ABU Zaria, 2012 - To date
  4. Member Academic Monitoring Committee, Faculty of Education, ABU Zaria, 2012 - To date
  5. Member, Editorial Board, Savannah Journal of ABU (Zaria) Press, ABU Zaria, 2012 - To date
  6. Internal Examiner, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, ABU Zaria, 2011 - To date
  7. Acting Head of Department, Science Education, Dept of Sci. Educ., ABU Zaria, 2011 - 2011
  8. Secretary, Editorial Borad, Nigerian Meteorological Society Conference, NIMETS Conference ABU Zaria, 2011 - 2011
  9. PG Seminar Co-ordinator Science Education, ABU Zaria, 2010 - To date
  10. Member, Editorial Board/Marketing Manager and Treasurer Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, ABU Zaria, 2009 - To date
  11. Chairman, Departmental Handbook Review Committee, Dept of Sci. Educ., ABU Zaria, 2009 - To date
  12. Head of Section, Geographical & Env. Educ., Dept of Sci. Educ., ABU Zaria, 2009 - To date
  13. Academic Adviser, Geography & Env. Educ., Dept of Sci. Educ., ABU Zaria, 2008 - 2009
  14. Methodist Education Secretary I/C Methodist Primary/Post Primary Schools, Methodist Diocese of Benue, Benue State, 2000 - 2003
  15. Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Education, Benue State, Makurdi, 1997 - 1998
  16. Coordinator, Environmental Education Programme/Inspector of Educ., Ministry of Education, Benue state, 1997 - 1998
  17. Inspector of Education, Ministry of Education, Inspectorate Division, 1995 - 1997
  18. Chief clerical officer, Ministry of Education, Benue state, 1982 - 1983
  19. Clerical officer, Ministry of Education Benue state, 1980 - 1982

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Awards

  1. SESA, ABU Award, Best Course Adviser, Science Education Association (SESA), 2010
  2. GOFA Humanitarian Service Award, GOFA, 2010
  3. Mission Work Honours Award, Diocese of Benue MCN, 1997
  4. Idoma Youth Dev. Association (IYDA) Award, Idoma Youth Dev. Association (IYDA), 1992

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Membership of Professional bodies

  1. Member, Science Teachers Associations of Nigeria (STAN), 1997
  2. Member, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), 2007
  3. Member, Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), 2010
  4. Member, Nigerian Meteorological Society, 2009
  5. Member, National Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators, 2005
  6. Member, Association of Theorists and Practitioners in Educational Admin and Planning, 2012
  7. Member, Geographical Association of Nigeria, 2008
  8. Member, Academic Staff of Nigerian Universities, 2008

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