Dr. Josiah Owolabi

Josiah Owolabi

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Senior Lecturer

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Josiah Owolabi is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education,  National Open University of Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc (Ed.) Mathematics, M.Sc in Mathematics, M.Sc Computer, M.Ed Educational Evaluation and PhD in Educational Evaluation. His previous experience before joining the University include lecturing at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka from where he rose to the rank of a Chief Lecturer. He has more than thirty publications in both National and International Journals to his credit. His research focus is now on the Evaluation  with interest in Computer Science Education.

 

 

  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education
  • Chairman, Faculty Examination Committee
  • Member, Programme and Academic Sub-committee for the 1st International Conference of the Faculty of Education. 
  • Member, Adhoc committee on research Guideline Outline
  • Examiner in selected courses
  • Project Supervision
  • Teaching Practice Supervision

 

 

  • Evaluation in Mathematics Education
  • Evaluation in Computer Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Computer Science Education
  • Others

 

 

  1. Jegede P.O and J. Owolabi (2003).Computer Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Gaps between Policy and Practice; Co-Authoured with P.O. Jegede (MERIDIAN: a Middle School Computer Technologies Journal Published at North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina at URL http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/sum2003/index/5.html.volume6issue2, summer 2003 ISSN 10979778).
  2. Owolabi, J. (2004). The Internet use in Mathematics Instruction in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects (Journal of Research in Education and Rural Development Volume 2 page 100-108).
  3. Jegede P.O and J. Owolabi (2005). Effects of Professional Status, Subject Discipline and Computer Access on Computer Attitudes among Teacher Educators in Nigerian Colleges of Education Co-Authored with Jegede P.O. (Information Technology Journal 4(2): 158-162, 2005 ISSN 1812-5638C 2005 Asian Network for Scientific Information).
  4. Owolabi, J. (2005). Effective Strategies for Bridging the Gap between Arithmetic and Algebra. Journal of Issues on Mathematics: the Annual Publication of Mathematics Panel of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria. ISSN 1595-8795; Pages 74-81
  5. Owolabi, J (2006). Analysis of senior secondary school students’ difficulties and errors in differentiation. African Journal of Educational Productivity and Contemporary Issues. Volume 5 number 11, Pages 31-35.
  6. Adegoke B.A and Owolabi, J. (2007). Effective Delivery of Mathematics Education in Nigeria through Onsite and Online Collaboration among Students and Educators ABACUS the Journal of Mathematics Association of Nigeria; 2007; Pages 73-83.
  7. Adegoke B.A and Owolabi, J. (2007). Impact of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) On Mathematics Education ABACUS the Journal of Mathematics Association of Nigeria; 2007; Pages 124-132.
  8. Owolabi, J (2007). Effects of Mathematics Preservice teachers’ institution, course of study and age on their attitude towards Information Communication Technology (ICT). Journal of Electronic Learning (JOEL); April 2007, 6(2) Pages 9-20.
  9. Owolabi, J and Etuk-Iren O.A (2007). Developing Effective E-Learning materials for Mathematics instruction: The role of Computer Illiterate Educators. Journal of E-Learning (JOEL) ; April 2007 , 6(2) Pages 125-130.
  10. Owolabi, J and Etuk-iren O.A (2009). Gender, Course of Study and Continuous Assessment as determinants of Students’ Performance in Pre-NCE Mathematics Abacus: The Journal of the Mathematics Association of Nigeria; Volume 34, Number 1, Pages 106-111, September 2009.
  11. Owolabi, J. and Bakre O.F (2010). Predicting Basic School students’ self- efficacy in the acquisition of Mathematical skills. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education. Journal of the Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife 2(2), 2010 pp 155-161.
  12. Owolabi, J. and Olanipekun P.O (2012).Effect of Number of Periods, attendance at extra lessons and mathematics club on attitude to mathematics among basic school students in Lagos state private schools. International Journal of Basic Education (IJOBED); University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, 2(2), pp 31-36, November, 2012.
  13. Owolabi; J, Faleye, D and Olanipekun P.O (2012).The effect of gender on attitude and self efficacy of mathematics teachers in Lagos State private schools. International Journal of Basic Education (IJOBED); University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, 2(2), pp 60-66, November, 2012.
  14. Owolabi, J. and Bakre O.F (2012).Effects of gender, class and class population on attitude to mathematics among basic school students in Lagos State, Nigeria. International Journal of Basic Education (IJOBED); University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, 2(2), Pages 89-94, November, 2012.
  15. Owolabi, J.I, Owolabi J and Olayanju T.A (2013). The influence of year of study on computer attitude of business education students in Lagos State, Nigeria.International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education (IJITE) 2(4), December, 2013 Pages 15-21.
  16. Owolabi, J., Adedayo O.A, Olayanju T.A and Amao-Kehinde O.A (2013). Effects of Solo and Pair Programming Instructional Strategies on Students’ Academic Achievement in Visual-Basic.Net Computer Programming Language. GSTF Journal of Computing (JOC), Vol.3 No.3, December 2013. DOI: 10.5176/2251 – 3043_3.3.279.
  17. Owolabi, J. and Dahunsi O.R (2014). A study of the Interaction between Computer- Related Factors and Anxiety in a Computerised Testing Situation (a case study of national Open University, Nigeria). International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education (IJITE), Vol. 3, No. 1, Pages 43-51, March 2014.
  18. Owolabi, J., Olanipekun P.O and Iwerima J.A (2014). Mathematics Ability and Anxiety, Computer and Programming Anxieties, Age and Gender as Determinants of Achievement in Basic Programming. GSTF Journal of Computing (JOC), Vol.4 No.1, Pages 109-114, JUNE 2014. 
  19. Owolabi J, and Akpovili R.A (2014). Study of the Awareness, Accessibility and Usage of Social Networking Sites among Mathematics Undergraduates in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria.West Africa Journal of Education (Special Edition) Volume 34.ISSN:0043-2997. Pages 239-247
  20. Owolabi, J and Etuk-iren O.A (2014). Effects of Gender, Age and Mathematics’Anxiety on College Students’ Achievement in Algebra.American Journal of Educational Research Volume 2, Number 7,http:www.sciepub.com/journal/education, Pages 474-476.
  21. Owolabi, J and Adegoke B.A. (2014). Multilevel  Analysis of Factors predicting self Efficacy in Computer Programming. International Journal on Integrating Technology in Educatioin (IJITE). Vol. 3 No.2, Pages 19-29.
  22. Owolabi, J, Owolabi J.I and Osanyinro J.B (2015) Predicting usage level of information technology tools among Nigerian business education Pre-service teachers.AFRICA and the challenges of Globalisation: Opportunities and Prospects. Book of Reading on 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Kisii University, Kenya.
  23. Owolabi, J and Lawal R.F (2015) The effect of group learning, accommodation and year of graduation from secondary school on Pre-service teachers’ learning outcomes in College general mathematics courses. AFRICA and the challenges of Globalisation: Opportunities and Prospects. Book of Reading on 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Kisii University, Kenya.
  24. Owolabi, J. and O.A Etuk-iren (2007). Predicting UBE teachers attitude towards mathematics. Proceedings of the national Association of Teachers of Technology (NATT) 20th Annual National Conference, 5th – 9th November, 2007 held at Education (Technical) Department, CST kaduna Polytecnic, Kaduna, Nigeria.
  25. Owolabi, J and Adaramati T.F (2015). Effect of Graphic Organiser on Students’ Achievement in Algebraic word problems. Journal of Education Practice Vol. 6, No 5 Pages 39-44
  26. Adeniyi S.O; Owolabi, J and Olojede, K (2015).  Determinants of Successful Inclusive  Education Practice in Lagos State, Nigeria.World Journal of Education Volume 5, November 2, Pages 26-32.   
  27. Owolabi, J. and D. Faleye (2015). An Assessment of Usage of Selected Instructional Materials In Mathematics Instruction Among Basic School Teachers in Lagos State, Nigeria. Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, Volume 15, No 1, pp 19-26.
  28. Owolabi, J., Adedayo O.A, Olayanju T.A and Amao-Kehinde O.A (2015). Effects of Two Selected Laboratory-Based Instructional Approaches on Computer Students’ Self-Efficacy in Visual-Basic.Net Computer Programming. Global Journal of Education (A Journal of the University of Riverside, California, USA) Volume 1, Spring 2015. ISBN Number 978-0-9965599-0-4
  29. Owolabi, J. Owolabi J.I, Olanipekun P.O and Osanyinro J.B (2015). A Survey of Business preservice  teachers’ level of readiness for technology integration in Business Education. Nigeria Journal of Education, Health and Technology Research (NJEHETR); A Journal of Association for the promotion of Education, Health, Environment and Technology Research;  Volume 7, ISSN: 2251-0087 
  30. Owolabi, J; Adeniyi S.O and Ogunbode,Y (2015).Effects of Mathematics Digital Game on Achievement of Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities in Lagos State. West Africa Journal of Education (A Journal of the International Centre for Educational Evaluation), Volume 35; Pages 156-165, ISSN: 0043-2997, http://www.instituteofeducui.com.
  31. Adeniyi S.O, Owolabi, J and Ogunbode,Y (2015). Effects Of Computer-based Mathematics Game On Self-Efficacy Of Students With 
  32. Mathematics Learning Disabilities In Lagos State. Journal of the College of Science and Information Technology, Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria, Volume 15, Number 1; ISSN:115-4195.
  33. Owolabi, J and Lawal R.F (2017). Predicting Students’ Satisfaction in the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Mathematics Programme. Journal of Educational Educational Thought (A Journal of Lifelong and Continuing Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria); Volume 6 Number 1; ISSN:1585-4731.
  34. Owolabi, J and Adeniyi S.O (2017).Effectiveness of Computerised Mathematics Digital Game-Based Instruction on Time Management of Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities during examination.Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Education (JOSTMED). A Journal of the Department of Science Education, Federal University ofTechnology, Minna, Nigeria, West Africa, Volume 13, Number 1; ISSN:0748-4710. 
  35. Owolabi, J and Adeniyi S.O (2017). Assessment of selected Psychological Variables as Predictors of Achievement in Mathematics among adolescents with hearing impairments in inclusive schools in Nigeria. Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Education (JOSTMED) published by Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, Africa 14 (3) Pp 111-121.  
  36. Owolabi, J (2018). Assessing the Influence of study habits and attitude on Computer Education Teacher Trainees’ Achievement in Electronics Spreadsheet. Journal of Education in Developing Areas (JEDA). An official Journal of the Faculty of Education, University of PortHarcourt Pp 128-134; www.journalspace.org/index.php/JEDA. 
     
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  1. Serving with an NGO that trains secondary school students on moral and ethical values as well as leadership principles. 
  2. Involvement in Free holiday school for primary and secondary school students every August during the long vacation.
  3. Involvement in the organisation and execution of a youth camp meeting that touches the lives of thousands of youths on yearly basis.
  4. Serving on the board of a community based organization that trains Primary and Secondary School teachers towards a better performance on their jobs

 

 

  1. ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS AND EVALUATORS OF NIGERIA (ASSEREN) HELD AT FCT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZUBA-ABUJA BETWEEN 9-13, JULY 2018. 
  2. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN DISTANCE LEARNING CENTRE INTERNATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE, HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN DISTANCE LEARNING CENTRE ON OCTOBER 28-31, 2018
  3. 5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND EXTENSION SERVICES, USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO  STATE HELD AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU-ALIKE IKWO, EBONYI STATE BETWEEN 23RD APRIL AND 26TH APRIL, 2018                                                                  Papers Presented
  4. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TOP AND LEAST PERFORMING LAGOS STATE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE 
  5. EVALUATION OF STUDENTS’ PERCEIVED SATISFACTION WITH DISTANCE EDUCATION IN LAGOS, NIGERIA 
  6. EFFECTS OF CONCEPT MAPPING AND TEST ANXIETY ON THE MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

 

   A STUDY OF THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF CONVENTIONAL, SOLO AND PAIR PROGRAMMING APPROACHES ON PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ PERFORMANCE AND SELF EFFICACY IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING