Dr. Nateinyin Joy Akporehwe

Dr. Nateinyin Joy Akporehwe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science Education, Federal University Otuoke. She holds a PhD degree in Science Education with specialty in Biology.

University of Port Harcourt 2013 Ph.D Science Education
University of Ibadan 1995 M.Ed Science Education Biology
Rivers State University of Science Technology, Nkpolu Port Harcourt 1992 BSc.(Ed) Science Education Biology

Employment History

Dr. Akporehwe started her career as an Education Officer I with the Federal Ministry of Education (Federal Government Collage Rumuokoro Port Harcourt) between 1996 to 2002. She joined the Niger Delta University as an Assistant Lecturer in 2002 where she steadily progressed to the rank of an Associate Professor in 2019.

While in the Niger Delta University, she held administrative positions as departmental examination Officer, member of various committees as well as the Ag. Head of Department (Science Education) from 2018 to 2021. In 2021, she transferred her services from Niger Delta University to Federal University Otuoke as an Associate Professor, Dr. Nateinyin Akporehwe is the current Ag. Head of Department (Department of Science Education).

Her Professional membership include:

  1. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
  2. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
  3. Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria (CON)
  4. World Council of Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

She has supervised over 40 undergraduate students’ projects, 2 Post Graduate Diploma in Health Education PGDH and 4 Masters theses. She has attended several conferences both local and National and has  46 publications both in national and international Journals, book chapters, and a book to her credit.

Dr. Akporehwe is a chief examiner to National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna in the Bachelor Degree Programme (Integrated Science) from its inception in 2015 till date. She also doubles as the centre manager of the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDE) programme of the same Institute in Bayelsa State Study Centre.

She is fluent in the spoken English and Izon Languages


Her research interest is in science teaching methodologies with keen interest in improving performance via activity-based innovative strategies. She also has special interest in developing the affective domain in learners for a holistic and functional science education programme.


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