Comfort Regina Odeh


Comfort Regina Odeh
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Email: odehcomfort@uam.edu.ng
Phone:
Gender: Female

Biography

Name:………… Dr (Mrs.) Odeh Comfort Regina
Date of Birth:….. 30th October, 1956
Place of Birth:…… Ipari-Otukpa
Nationality:……… Nigerian
Permanent Home Address:…… S Line 356, FLC, North Bank, Makurdi
Correspondence Address:… Department of Educational Foundations and GST, University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2373, Makurdi, Benue State
Marital Status:……. Widowed
Date of First Appointment:……. 29th August, 2006
Date of Confirmation of Appt:… 1st November, 2008
Present Rank and Salary: ………Senior Lecturer CONVASS 5 Step 6
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES
(i) St. Stephen Primary School, Agbaha, Otukpa….. 1961-1966
(ii) Holy Rosary Teachers' College, Adoka………... 1967-1971
(iii) ATC/ABU, Kanu ……………………………….1978-1981
(iv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria ……………….1985-1987
(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka …………………..1990-1992
(vi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka ………………….2007-2012
QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES
(i) Ph.D (Educational Admin. & Planning) ………….2012
(ii) M.ED (Educational Admin. & Planning)……….. 1992
(iii) Bachelor of Education (Language/Arts) B.Ed ….1987
(iv) N.C.E (EnglishlHistory)……………………….. 1981
(v) Teachers' Grade II Certificate (TC II) …………...1971
(vi) First School Leaving Certificate……………….. 1966
OTHER TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED
(i) Training on Dictation of Plagiarism in Research 2016

SCHOLARSHIPSIFELLOWSHIPS RECEIVED
COMPUTER LITERACY:
Proficient in Microsoft word

TEACHING/COGNATE EXPERIENCE WITH DATES

(A) Teaching Experience:
Niger State Ministry of Education ……………………………1983-1988
Enugu State Ministry of Education …………………………..1988-1990
Benue State Teaching Service Board …………………………1990-2006
Benue State University (Sandwich Programme) Part-Time… 2002 to date
Benue State Polytechnic, U gbokolo (Part-Time) ……………2002 to date
National Teachers Institute (PGDE Programme) Part-Time …2003-2018
National Open University, Makurdi Centre (Part-Time) ……..2006 to date
(B) Cognate Experience:
(i) University of Agriculture, Makurdi Sandwich Programme …..2010 to date
(ii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State ……………2006 to date

(C) Students Supervision:
r Undergraduate Students' Projects Supervised:

(I) Natyais Colleris …………….UE/14655/09
(ii) Yassa Robert T. ……………Re/14694?09
(iii) Sani Enechojo Earnest ……UE/14694110
(iv) Duru Christiana…………… UE/1631112
(v) David Kingsley Onah ……….DEIl9415111
(vi) Egbetola Otutola Gbemisola .UE/21748/11
(vii) Iorbee Juliet Nguaamo…… DE/21819111
(viii) Kyan Yenge James………. UE/21797112
(ix) Abutu Iduh Joseph …………DE/23978112
(x) Ageewua Asema……….. DE/23978112
(xi) Onogwu James Andrew DE/239821l2
Masters Students' Projects being Supervised:
(i) Obilikwu Anthonia 12/6207/MED
(iii) Nyam Kingsley 14/72341MED
(iii) Aun Nathaniel 15/7888/MED
(iv) Jabi Nguauese Judith 15/7898/MED
(v) Kondon Tema 15/7900/MED
(vi) Obi Florence 15/7903/MED
(vii) Olokodana Gabriel A. 15/7906/MED

Ph.D Students' Projects being Supervised:
(i) Ayough 14/6677IPh.D
(ii) Ogwuche Angelina 14/6680/Ph.D
(iii) Indra Aryerin 14/6674IPh.D
(iv) Joseph Owobi 14/6682IPh.D
(v) Kende Titus Ahime 15/90411Ph.D
(vi) Isa Joseph 15/9039/Ph.D
(vii) Ankange Iniongun S. 15/9037/Ph.D
(Viii) Moses Tergu Eunice 15/9195/Ph.D
(ix) Hemen Luper Ephraim 15/9038/Ph.D
(x) Umoru Rapheal Sunday 15/9043IPh.D
(xi) Akem Nguavese Sarah 15/9036IPh.D
(xii) Jem Sesugh Simeon lS/9040/Ph.D
(xiii) Nyamngee Emmanuel 15/9042/Ph.D

Practicum Supervision: Postgraduate Students
2014/2015 7 Ph.D & 16 MED
2015/2016 3 Ph.D & 9MED
Paper Presented: Refocusing Secondary School Education Curriculum Towards
Entrepreneurship Skills in Nigeria

(iii) Internal Collegiums on 30 years of Social Service Delivery in Nigeria,
University of Benin, 26th-28th March, 2012

Paper Presented: An assessment of Undergraduate female Students' Awareness
of HIV / AIDS Infection and Prevention in the University of Agriculture,
Makurdi

(iv) National Conference of Nigeria Association of Educational Administration
and Planning Held in Benue State from 9th-14th October, 2012

Paper Presented: Quality Assurance and educational management.

(v) World Educator Forum 3rd International Conference of World Educators
Forum Hosted by University of Beau Cameroon, 10th-14th November,
2014
Paper Presented: Management of Entrepreneurial Education in Nigeria
(Vi) 33rd National Conference of Nigerian Association for Educational
Administration and Planning (NAEAP), Bauchi State, 14th-17th October,
2014
Paper Presented: Institutionalizing Peace Education and Peace Culture in
Schools: A Panacea for Peaceful Co-existence
(vii) 34th Annual National Conference of Nigerian Association for
Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), Edo State, 6th-9th
October, 2015
Paper Presented: Politics of Educational funding in Nigeria
(viii) national Conference for Advancement of Knowledge (NAF AK) held in
Enugu State, 9th-13th March, 2015
Paper Presented: Girl-Child Education and Development of Zone C Senatorial
District of Benue State, Nigeria
(ix) 14th National Conference of the Faculty of Education UNN. Nsukka, 8th-
12th June, 2015
Paper Presented: Influence of Information and Communication Technology on
the Management of Secondary Schools in Makurdi Education Zone of
Benue State, Nigeria.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE
Authored 7 Textbooks on the General Teaching Methods; Introduction to
Teaching Profession in Nigeria; Administration and Supervision;
Economics of Education; Concepts and Theories of Educational
Administration and Planning; The Fundamentals of Educational
Management and Planning in Nigeria and Essential of school Inspection
and Supervision in Nigeria.
Presented a Seminar Paper to a Group of secondary School Teachers on
Preparation of Lesson Plan and Lesson Notes
(iii) Presented a Seminar Paper on Teaching Practice Preparation to Lecturers
and Students of College of Agricultural and Science Education, University
of Agriculture, Makurdi
(iv) EFOGENS's Departmental Project design and Content Reader
(v) Designed a Practicum Manual for Postgraduates Students

Memberships

(A) Membership of Learned Society:
(i) Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON)
(ii) Nigeria Association of Educational Psychologist (NISEP)
(iii) National Association of Educational Administrators and Planners
(NAEAP)
(iv) Member, Commonwealth Association of educational Administrators and
Planners (CWAEAP)

(B) Conference Attended
(i) Nigerian Society For education Psychologist (NISEP) lIth National
Conference, 7th October, 2011
Paper Presented: The Role of Motivation in Enhancing Institutional
Responsibilities
(ii) Annual Conference of Curriculum Organizations of Nigeria (CON), Benue
State University, Makurdi, 14th September, 2011 9

Publications

(A)Thesis

(i) Ph.D Topic: An Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology (lCT) Facilities in Management of Colleges of Education in North Central Zone, Nigeria, 2012.

(ii) Thesis for Master Degree, Topic: An Investigation of the Leadership Roles of Secondary School Principals in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, 1992.

(iii) 1st Degree Topic: An Assessment of the Problem Facing Teaching and Learning of Poetry in Junior Secondary Schools in Niger State, 1987.

(B)Books

(i) Abah, J.P Sc Odeh, R.C. (2012). Educational administration and supervision in Nigeria. Ibadan: Lanrad Print

(ii) Adoloju, M.O., Odeh, R.C. & Okuto (2012). General teaching methods and
strategies. Makurdi: Lanrad Print

(iii) Adoloju, M.O., Odeh, R.C. & Okuto (2012). Introduction to teaching profession in Nigeria. Makurdi: Lanrad Print

(iv) Odeh, R,C., Ejeh, J.E. & Animashaum, B.T. (2012). General conceptualization of economics of education. Abuja: Rehoboth Publishers

(v) Odeh, R.C. (2014). The fundamentals of educational management and planning in Nigeria. Makurdi: Impart Communication

(vi) Odeh, R.C. (2104). Concepts and theories of administration and planning. Makurd: Impart Communication

(vii) Odeh, R.C., Bua, F.T. & Agbe, J.1. (2014). Essential of school inspection and supervision in Nigeria. Makurdi: Impart Prints Consult.

(C) Edited Books:

(i) Agbe, J.1. & Odeh, R.C. (ed). (2015). Introduction to educational administration and planning. Makurdi: Impart Communication.

(ii) Odeh, R.C. & Obinne, A.D. (ed). (2014). Curriculum instruction. Makurdi: Impart Communication.

(iii) Odeh, R.C. & Akor, J. (ed). (2014). Curriculum theory and practice. Makurdi: Success Word Publications.

(D) Chapter in Reference Books Already Published
(i) Odeh, R.C. (2005). A critique of the policy and practice of pre-primary Education in Nigeria. In O.B. Beatrice, N.A. Ada & P.T. Ortese (ed.). New trends in education issues and challenges. Makurdi: Peach Global Publications. 354-3625

(ii) Adeloju, M.O. & Odeh, R.C. (2013). Classroom management and principles of lesson delivery. In Nder, O.M. & Amali, A.O. (ed). Effective teacher Preparation. Lagos: SAP Publishing House, 273-311

(iii) Odeh, R.C. (2013). Lesson plan and delivery. In Nder, O.M. & Amali, A.O. (ed). Effective Teacher Preparation. Lagos: SAP Publishing House, 121- 130

(iv) Odeh, R.C. (2008). Management theories as a prelude to human resource
management and control in secondary schools. In D.1. Denga & A.A.
Ekoja, (ed.). Education for the New Millennium: Foundations and
Pedagogy. Calabar: Rapid Educational Publications Limited. 191-195

(v) Odeh, R.C., Ogwuche, O.A. & Ivagher, E.D. (2015). Politics of educational
funding in Nigeria. In N.M. Abraham, D.O. Durosaro, G.G. Kpee, C.E.
Edemengag, J.E. Okon & LA. Odiba, (ed.). Politics of Education and
National Development in Nigeria. University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd,
191-195

(vi) Tyokyaa, I.C., Odeh, R.C. & Ogwuche, O.A. (2014). Institutionalizing
peace education and peace culture in schools: A panacea for peaceful coexistence.
In N.M. Abraham, D.O. Durosaro, G.G. Kpee, C.E.
Edemengag, I.E. Okon & LA. Odiba, (ed.). Managing and Planning
Education for Peace Building in Nigeria: Themes and Perspectives.
University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd, 223-229

(vii) Odeh, R.C., Tyokyaa, C.I., Aernyi, I. & Ameh, E. (2016). Higher education
in Nigeria and the Challenges of Funding: The way forward. In N.M.
Abraham, D.O. Durosaro, Y.1. Wunti, G.G. Kpee, F.T. Bua & O.E. Okpa,
(ed.). Changes and Innovations in Financing Education for Sustainable
National Development, University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd, 401-410

(viii) Ivagher, E.D., Odeh, R.C. & Onyike, M.O. (2016). New approaches of financing of tertiary education in Nigeria for sustainable national development. In N.M. Abraham, D.O. Durosaro, Y.1. Wunti, G.G. Kpee, F.T. Bua & O.E. Okpa, (ed.). Changes and Innovations in Financing Education for Sustainable National Development. University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd, 482-491

(E) Articles in Learned Journals

(i) Akande, E. & Odeh, R.C. (2012). Refocusing secondary school education
curriculum towards entrepreneurship skill in Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of
Curriculum Studies. 19(2), 125-132 6

(ii) Angie, 0., Idoko, A. & Odeh, R.C. (2014). Challenges of competitiveness
of tertiary education on entrepreneurship development and job creation in
Benue State, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational
Issues. (AJASEI). 2(1), 71-80

(iii) Bua, F.T. & Odeh, R.C. (2015). Impact of promotion and interpersonal
relationship on staff performance in secondary schools in Benue State,
Nigeria. Journal of Education in Development Areas (JEDA). 23(2), 508-518

(iv) Egbe-Okpenge, E. & Odeh, R.C. (2012). The role of motivation III
enhancing institutional responsibility. Journal of Nigeria Society of
Education Psychologist. 10(1), 181-188

(vi) Odeh, R.C. (2007). Problem associated with the implementation of national
language policy in Nigeria secondary schools. The Journal• of
Communicative English, 3(1),170-185

(vii) Odeh, R.C. (2012). An appraisal of training and job creation in informal
sector of the Nigeria economy. Africa Journal of Sustainable Professional
Development, 1(3), 14-18

(viii) Odeh, R.C. (2012). Relevance of information and communication
technology in education management in Nigeria. Africa Journal of
Sustainable Professional Development, 1(3),40-44

(ix) Odeh, R.C. (2013). Women education as a panacea to rural development.
Journal of Rural Development, Agriculture and Science, 2(2), 12-22

(x) Odeh, R.C. & Agi, C.l. (2013). Accountability a panacea to effective
educational management. Africa Journal of Art, Science and Educational
Issues (AJASEI), 1(2),46-52

(xi) Odeh, R.C., Agi, C.l. & Ode, N.A. (2014). Record keeping in secondary
schools in Nigeria. Africa Journal of Art, Science and Educational Issues
(AJASEI), 2(1),66-70

(xiii) Bua, F.T. & Odeh, R.C. (2015). Impact of promotion and interpersonal
relationship on staff performance in secondary schools in Benue State,
Nigeria. Journal of Education in Developing Areas (JEDA), 23(2),508-518

(xiv) Odeh, R.C. & Mahmud, P. (2017). Disciplinary problems and management
of secondary schools in zone c senatorial district of Benue State. Journal of
Educational Management and Supervision, 1(1), 1-12

(xv) Odeh, R.C. & Nyitar, R.H. (2017). Impact of economic meltdown on the
management of secondary schools in Benue and Nassarawa States of 7
Nigeria. Journal of Educational Management and Supervision, 1 (1), 169- 180

(xvi) Odeh, R.C., Ivagher, E.D. & Agugu, D.1. (2016). Influence of school
location and resources on secondary school students' academic achievement
in Makurdi education zone of Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Information,
Education, Science and Technology (JIEST), 3(2), 102-113

(F) International Journal

(i) Adelabu, B. & Odeh, R.C. (2013). Head teachers' leadership role for
effective school performance. International Journal of Business &
Management (IJBM), www.ijern.com. 11-13

(ii). Odeh, R.C. & Tyokyaa, C.1. (2014). assessment of information and
communication technology (lCT) facilities in the management of colleges
of education in North Central zone, Nigeria. India Journal of Applied
Research, 4(9), 18-23

(iii) Odeh, R.C., Ivagher, E.D. & Ijov, M.T. (2014). Influence of community
involvement on the administration of secondary schools in Makurdi
metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Innovations in
Educational Methods, 6(2), 142-149

(iv) Odeh, R.C. & Ivagher, E.D. (2015). Comparative study of management
performance of public and private head teachers in Makurdi metropolis of
Benue State, Nigeria. European Educational Research Journal, 1(2), 1-12

(v) Odeh, R.C. (2014). information and communication technology (lCT)
facilities: A panacea for effective management of colleges of education
(COEs) in Nigeria. International Journal of Education Research, 2(9), 15- 32

(vi) Odeh, R.C. & Ivagher, E.D. (2015). Girl-child education and the
development of zone c senatorial district in Benue State, Nigeria. Africa
Education Indices, 8(1), 162-173

(vii) Odeh, R.C. & Ogwuche, O.A. (2015). Appraisal of information and
communication technology (ICT) facilities in management of colleges of
education (CEOs) in Nigeria. International Journal of Education and
Research, 3(1),39-52

(viii) Odeh, R.C., Ogwuche, O.A. & Ivagher, E.D. (2015). Influence of school environment on academic achievement of student in secondary schools in zone "A" senatorial district of Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Recent Scientific research, 6(7),4914-49228

(ix) Odeh, R.C., Ivagher, E.D. & Ijov, M.T. (2015). Influence of information
and communication technology (ICT) on the management of secondary
schools in Makurdi education zone of Benue State, Nigeria. International
Journal of Educational Research, 14(1),78-98

(x) Umoru, R.S., Agbe, J.I., Odeh, R.C. & Onekutu, P.O. (2018). Influence of
management strategies on the control of in disciplinary behaviours among
university students in North Central Zone, Nigeria. The International
Journal of Humanities & social Studies, www.theijhss.com. 6(4), 91-97

(xi) Kende, T.A., Agbe, J.I., Odeh, R.C. & James, P.O. (2018). Influence of
environmental factors on effective administration of universal basic
education (UBE) programme in North central Nigeria. The International
Journal 0/ Humanities & social Studies, www.theijhss.com. 6(7), 179-185

(xii) Ogwuche, O.A., Odeh, R.C. & Tyokyaa, C.I. (2018). The influence of
supervision and communication on staff job performance in public
universities in North-Central Sates of Nigeria. The International Journal 0/
Humanities & Social Studies, www.theijhss.com. 6(67), 314-318

Specializations

Educational Administration. & Planning

Research Archive

(A) Current Research
(i) Assessment of Administrative Leadership Role of secondary School
Principals in Benue State
(ii) Relationship between Leadership Forces and Attainment of Excellence in
Management of secondary Schools, in Benue State
(iii) . Ways of Promoting Quality Instruction in Secondary Schools in Benue
State
(iv) Extent of Resource Adequacy for the Implementation of Universal Basic
Education (UBE) in Public Schools in Benue State

Responsibilities

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
(A) SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY:
(i) EFOGENS, Department Registration Officer, UAM 2006-2010
Member, ASUU, University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2006 to date
Member, University Women Association, UAM 2006 to date
Member, Welfare Committee, EFOGENS Dept. UAM 2006 to date
Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Project 2006 to date
Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Teaching Practice 2006 to date
Member of Curriculum Review Committee 2010-2011
Member of College Christian Fellowship Committee, CASE, UAM 2012
Supervision of Postgraduate Students' Project 2014 to date
Member, CASE Board, UAM .. 2006 to date
Member, Departmental Board, U AM.. 2006 to date
Member, Sandwich review Committee, UAM.. 2011
Member of editorial Board Journal of Educational Foundations, CASE, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 2012
Production of Manual for Postgraduate Students for Practicum in
Educational Administration and Planning.
Supervision of Practicum of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Educational Administration and Planning'
Member, Postgraduate Curriculum Planning Committee 2011
(Xvii) Member, College Fellowship Committee 2012
(xviii) Member, Departmental Appraisal Committee 2014
(xix) Member, College Standing Committee on Undergraduate Examination
Result 2015
(xx) Member, Departmental Appraisal Committee 2016
(B) SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
(i) Women Coordinator, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Makurdi
(ii) Estate Group Youth Coordinator, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Makurdi
(iii) A resource Person on MDG Educational programme 2006 to date
(iv) Presented a Seminar Paper on Head Teacher' Administrative Competence and Pupils Performance in Primary Schools in Nigeria. A Paper Presented to all Head Teachers of University Staff Schools in Nigeria at the Annual Conference in UAM 2012.