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Professor Muhammad A. Katcha

Director Institute of Education

The present Director is Prof. Muhammad Abdullahi Katcha, from Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja. He was the first Deputy Director of Institute and the first professor to be appointed as a Director of Institute of Education. Pof. Katcha is a Fellow of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (FSTAN) and a member of Nigeria Academy of Education (MNAE). He has served in Various capacities in the University including Head of Department of SEE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Deputy Director Continuing Education at Centre for Distance learning and Continuing Education (CDL&CE) etc. Prof. Katcha has been actively participating at a Science Teacher Training Centre since 1985 when he was transferred from GSS Minna to Government Science Teachers College (GSTC) Bida where he introduced Integrated Science as a subject and also taught Biology. He is a specialist in Biology Education and has trained many science teachers (B.Sc (Ed),PGDE, M.Ed, M.Sc (Ed) and Ph.D Science Education certificate holders. He has supervised many students B.Sc (Ed) projects, PGDE projects M.Ed and Ph. D theses in Biology Education and Science Education. He is an external examiner to many Universities such as Universities of Ilorin, Federal University of Technology Minna, University of Benin, Benin City etc.


Ph.D Science Education; ABU Zaria 2006.
M.Sc(Ed) Biology Education, University of Jos, Jos 1993.
B.Sc (Ed) Biology Education UDUS, Sokoto 1990.
NCE Biology/Geography; COE Minna 1983.
West African School Certificate (WASC) 1980.
Certificate of Primary Education; L.E.A Primary School Katcha 1975.


Referred Journal Articles
  1. Katcha M. A. (2000), Distance Learning and the Development of Science Education in this millennium, Journal of Education Review, 5(1) 40-45.
  2. Katcha, M. A. (2000), Strategies for training and retraining of science teachers by distance learning in Nigeria. Abuja Journal of Education. 3, (2) 122-134.
  3. Katcha, M. A. (2001), A Study of Science Teachers and Science Students' Understanding of Science in Niger State. Nigeria Education Forum. 17(1) 40-45.
  4. Katcha, M. A. (2003). The Comparative Effects of "COMIS" and "VEDIS" on Secondary School Students achievement in Biology. Knowledge Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal. 6(3) 95 - 99.
  5. Katcha M. A. (2004), Redressing Gender Imbalance in Science Education
  6. through Distance Learning Strategies. Nigeria Journal of Open and Distance Education. 1(11) 88 -89.
  7. Katcha, M. A. (2004). The effects of 'NISTEP' mode of teaching in tackling difficult concepts in Biology. Journal of Education. 2(2) 78 - 88.
  8. Katcha M. A. (2005). The status of Safety Standard of Science Laboratories in FCT Secondary Schools. Abuja Journal of Education. 6(1) 10 -19.
  9. Katcha, M. A. (2006). Relative effect of Computer Assisted Teaching and Lecture Method on Students' Achievement in Biology. Sokoto Educational Review 8(21) 157 165.
  10. Katcha M. A. (2007). The Effect of Gender on Student Achievement in Ecological Concepts Using Vee-Diagram Instructional Strategy. African Journal of Studies in Education.
  11. Katcha M. A. (2007). A Study of Nigeria Integrated Science Teacher Education Programme (NISTEP) mode of teaching on Pupils' Achievement in Primary Science. Sokoto Educational Review 9(1) 240 - 249.
  12. Katcha, M. A. (2009) Vee-Diagram as an Instructional Strategy for tackling Difficult Concepts in Ecology. Nigeria Journal of Technological Research 4(1) 97- 106.
  13. Katcha M. A. (2010). The Effects of Vee-Mapping Instructional Strategy on Students' Achievement in Biology. Nigeria Journal of Science and Science Education. 8 (2) 1-1
  14. Katcha, M. A and Jibril, M. N. (2012). Gender, School Type and Students' Performance in Biology. A Study of some selected secondary schools in Niger State. Abuja Journal of Education. 7 (1) 140 -146.
  15. Katcha, M. A. and Babagana, M. (2012). Effect of Pre-Test, Feed Back and Overview Strategies on Students Academic Achievement in Ecology in FCT - Abuja. Nigeria Educational Forum. 20(1 & 2) 55 - 62.
  16. Katcha, M. A. and Sumbabi T. U. (2013). Effect of Games and Simulations on Senior Secondary School Students' Achievement in Geometry. Abuja International Journal of Education and Management Sciences. 3:292-308.
  17. Katcha, M. A. Haruna, O. I and Apochi, M. A. (2014). Environmental Effects of "Boko Haram". Insurgency in Northern Nigeria, International Journal of Education Science Humanities, Mathematics and Environmental Studies, 6 (1 and 2) 81 - 189.
  18. Katcha M.A. and Yabagi, N.A. (2015) Science Technology and Mathematics Classroom Practices. Abuja Journal of Education, 8(1) 197-203
  19. Katcha M.A and Wushishi I. D. (2015) Laboratory Equipment, Students' Performance and Attitude Change to Biology in Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Journal of Education Research and Behavioral Sciences. 4(9) pp Available Online at http:/
  20. Katcha M.A; JHaruna, O.I. and Apochi, M. A. (2013) Environmental Effects of Terrorism the “Boko Haram Insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria. Rural Front 1 (17 - A New Dawn) 9 & 11.
  21. Katcha M.A. Babagana M, Ndagi, M; Jibrin, M. N: and Danjuma, A. M. (2018), Survey on Social Media Network participation impact on Biology Students Performance in Senior Secondary Schools in Minna Metropolis, Niger State, Nigeria. Journal of Information Engineering and Applications 8 (2).
  22. Katcha M.A. Babagan, M; Orji, A.B.C; Ebele: F.U. Abubakar Z. (2018), Effect of Mind-Mapping Instructional Approach on Senior Secondary Biology Students Achievement in Evaluation in Minna Niger State, Nigeria. Journal of Science Technology Mathematics and Education 14 (2).
  23. Katcha M.A. Babagana, M. Chado A.M; Ndagi M.Y; Jibril M.N, (2018), Availability and utilization of ICT Facilities in the effective teaching of Biology in Secondary Schools in Minna Nigeria Journal of Mathematics, Science & Education. 5(1) 685-700.
  24. Agbo, F.O.; Samba, R; Katcha M.A.; Sulai, M; Itikpo, G; Anunobi, O.C and Ejigbo, J. (2020) Development and Validation of A Science Education Package for Empowering of The Rural Women with Entrepreneurial Skills for Personal and National Development. International Journal of Current Advanced Research 9 (4) 21799-21802 24. Eshi, I.A, Katcha, M.A, Agu, P.A & Ada, N.A(2020), Effect pf Mind Mapping Teaching Strategy on Senior Secondary Students’ interest in genetics in Nasarawa State Nigeria, Lafia Journal of Education (1).
  26. Katcha, M.A, Babagana, (2019) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education in Nigeria: status, challenges and opportunities in (ed) Maisamari, A. M etc. A discourse on Educational Issues: Festscript in Honor of five retiring Professors. Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Abuja Nigeria.
  28. Katcha M.A. (2010), Manual on Capacity Building Workshop: Training Workshop for Junior Secondary School Basic Science Teachers on Experimental Methods of Teaching Basic Science FCT - UBEB Abuja.
  29. Katcha M.A. (2010) Preparation for Science Lesson in (edt) M.A. Katcha Manual on Capacity Building Workshop, Training of Workshop for JSS Basic Science Teachers or Experimental Methods of Teaching Basic Science Abuja, F.C.T UBEB.
  30. Katcha M.A. (2010) Vee-Mapping Instructional Strategy in (Edt) M.A. Katcha Manual on Capacity Building Workshop: Training Workshop for JSS Basic Science, Teachers on Experimental Methods of Teaching Basic Science Abuja F.C.T-UBEB.
  31. Katcha M.A. (2010) Concept-Mapping on Capacity Instructional Strategy in (Edt) M.A. Katcha Manual on Capacity Building Workshop: Training Workshop for JSS Basic Science teachers on experimental methods of teaching basic science Abuja FCT UBEB.
  32. Katcha M.A. (2009) Preparing Modern Science Lesson. A 3 day workshop for Basic Science Teachers of JSS - FCT.
  33. Katcha M.A. (2009) Vee-Mapping Instructional Strategy. A 3 day workshop for Basic Science Teachers of JSS - FCT.
  34. Katcha M.A. (2009) Concept-Mapping Instructional Strategy. A 3-day workshop for Basic Science Teachers of JSS - FCT.
  35. Katcha M.A. and Gana M.S. (2010) Approaches to effective Management of large Classes in Science Technology and Mathematics Education. A Paper Presented at the Teacher Education Panel of STAN held at ERC Wuse - Abuja.
  36. Katcha M.A. (2017). Enhancing Science and Technology Education in a dwindling economy. Lead Paper presented at 4-day international conference FUT Minna, Conference Proceedings.

Dr Igbalumun Emmanuel Iorliam

Deputy Director
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Office Location: University of Abuja, Institute of Education, Along Airport Opposite Iddo Village
P.M.B 117
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

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