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Dr Robert Ogbanje Okwori is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Technology, Education. His area of Specialization is Woodwork Technology Education. He had NCE Technical, B.Ed Woodwork Technology, Master degree in Library Science, M. Ed Industrial Technical Education (Woodwork Technology) and PhD Technology Education. He is the current Head of Department, Industrial and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He was the Deputy Dean, School of Science and Technology Education of the above University from 2014 to 2015. He was Head of Department of Technical Education, Federal College of Education ,Pankkshin, plateau State, Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. He was also the Head of Woodwork Technology section from 2010 to 2011 in the Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. He teaches wood technology courses as well as technology education courses. He won Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) research grant in 2009 and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) research grant in 2000. Dr. Robert Ogbanje Okwori is an external Examiner to Postgraduate programme (PhD) in Institute of Science and Technology Education, University of South Africa, External Examiner to Technical Education departments in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria . He is a member of NCCE accreditation team on Technical Education programme. He has served as a resource person to NCCE/ Africa Development Fund project on Vocational and Technical Education (VTE). He also served as Guest and keynote speaker to international conference organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Scientists on E- Education, E- Business, E- Management and E- Learning held in Deira Dubai on 5th December,2015. His research interest include entrepreneurship in Vocational and Technology Education, application of ICT in VTE, Gender issue in VTE and furniture design and construction.
He has graduated nine( 9) M. Tech Students, currently supervising 9 M.Tech students and 3 PhD students (2 PhD students are awaiting external examination).
He has published 48 articles in local and international Journals, 11 Chapters in books of proceeding he has Authored 4 textbooks and had 5 Chapters in textbooks. He is a fellow of Strategic Institute for Natural Researchers and Human Development. He has presented paper at local and international conferences. Among them are Accra Ghana, Beligin China and Dubai.
Dr Robert Ogbanje Okwori is a member of the following professional Association.
1. Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology
2. League of Researchers in Nigeria
3. Nigerian Association of Vocational and Technical Educators.
4. Association of Nigerian Teachers
5. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
6. Society of Wood Science and Technology
7. Strategic Institute for Natural Resources and Human Development.
The Heads of Department in chronological order are as follows:
Professor Gabriel Dada Momoh 1995 – 2002
Dr Hassan Mallam Tukura 2002 – 2004
Professor Shehu Abdullahi Ma’aji 2004 – 2008
Professor Kazeem Adebayo Salami 2008 – 2011
Professor Emmanuel Jose Ohize 2011 – 2015
Dr Robert Ogbanje Okwori 2015 – Date.

Research Interest



To be a leading academic department of excellence with optimum service delivery in technology and educational skills.



The Department is committed to the production of high-level manpower of international standards in Technology Education to serve the educational and industrial needs of the nation through teaching and research. The Department also aims to become one of the leading Departments in skills acquisition through technology education and research among the Nigerian Universities.

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