Profile Information

Akpan Iniobong Fred

Associate Professor

Basic Information

  • Akpan Iniobong Fred
  • 08024172922; 08102911434
  • Associate Professor
  • Chemistry Education
  • Academic Staff


Born on 3 June, 1963, Iniobong F. Akpan hails from Urukata Ikot Udodia village in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Iniobong Akpan holds the following academic and professional qualifications: FSLC, QIC Primary School Utu/Ikono in 1973, WASC, CJC Comprehensive Secondary School, Atai Otoro Abak, Abak Local Government Area in 1980, External GCE in December, 2004, B. Sc (Ed) Chemistry, University of Calabar in 1986, M.ED. (Science Edu), University of Benin in 1995, Ph.D, Curriculum Studies (Science Education) University of Calabar in 2012. Dr. Iniobong Akpan has a tall experience in the business of teaching, having commenced his teaching career in the Secondary School from 1987-2008, and transferred his service to Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit where he lectured from 2008-2016 before he took up a senior academic staff appointment the same year with the Faculty of Education and grew into the rank of an Associate Professor in October, 2020. As an erudite scholar, Assoc. Prof. Akpan has earned many Distinctions and Awards to his credit. He is also a member of the following professional bodies/Associations: Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON), from 2012 till Date, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) from 2014 till Date, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), from 2007 till Date. Assoc. Prof. Akpan has been teaching courses to both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate of both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees and also has supervised many M. Ed and Ph.D students in his field of specialty. Prof. Iniobong Akpan has handled diverse posts of responsibilities both within and outside the University Community. He has also attended conferences, workshops and seminars locally and internationally and has presented many conference papers at both levels. As a seasoned scholar, Prof. Akpan has so far published numerous academic researched articles in both National and International Journals with several Books Chapter Contributions in his field of specialization to his credit. He is the Co-author of the book entitled: Fundamentals of Curriculum Development, published in 2016. As a God-fearing Educationist, an Elder of the Qua Iboe Church, Nigeria, Prof. Akpan is married with five blessed children. Presently, Prof. Akpan is the Head, Science Education Department in the Faculty of Education, Akwa Ibom State University.

Research Area

Chemistry Curriculum and STM


1.            Akpan, I. F. & Onwukwe, E. O. (2007). Problems, Challenges and Prospects of Science Education in National Development. Alvana Journal of Science, 3(2), 103 – 113.
2.            Akpan, I. F. (2009). Implementation strategies for Science Education Programme in Nigeria: A Step Towards Recreating Science Education for Patriotism, Self Reliance and Productivity. Journal of Qualitative Education, 5(1), 65-71.
3.            Akpan, I. F. (2010). Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Problems and Prospects  in the Teaching and Learning of Science in Nigeria. Journal of Qualitative Education, 6(3), 67 – 74. 
4.            Akpan, I. F. (2010). Computer Anxiety, Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Use: A Study of Newly Employed UBE Teachers in Akwa Ibom State. Nigerian Journal of Teacher Education and Teaching, 8(2), 275 – 283.
5.            Akpan, I. F. (2011). Strategies for Successful Integration of ICT in the teaching and Learning of Science. Journal of Knowledge Review, 23(1), 112 – 116.
6.            Akpan, I. F. (2012). Level of Interaction between Disabled and Non-disabled Students in an Inclusive Science Classroom. Journal of Teachers Perspectives, 6(1), 211 – 217.
7.            Akpan, I. F. (2012). Enhancing sustainable development through the application of Metacognitive Principles in the teaching and learning of Science. National Journal of Science and Technology, 3(1), 15 – 20.  
8.            Akpan, I. F. (2013). Re-packaging primary science curriculum to meet the challenges of Globalization and climate change in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 20(1), 17 – 23.
9.            Akpan, I. F. & Uko P. J. (2014). Facts to consider on teacher preparation and climate change curriculum at the Basic Education Level in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(1), 76 – 82.
10.       Akpan, I. F. (2014). Science and technology curriculum innovation in Nigeria – matters arising. Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development, 22(1), 121 – 125.
11.       Akpan, I. F.(2018).Computer self-efficacy and students’ attitude towards computer and   internet in selected private schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  International Journal of        Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH), 5(2), 1-6,ISSN-2349-7831, Available at
12.       Akpan I. F. (2018). Computer Anxiety, Computer Self-efficiency and Attitude towards internet among secondary school students in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research, 6(11), 1455-1459. Available at (Print): 2327-6126, ISSN (online): 2327-6150.
13.       Akpan I. F. & Itighise, A. E. (2019). Students’ Perception of Lecturers’ Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Tools for Instructional Delivery in Science Education Programme. Journal of Education and Development, 3(2),35-41. Available at index: php/s Jed/issue/views/59. ISSN 2529-7996.  
14.       Akpan, I. F.(2016). New trends in science education curriculum for knowledge based economic development in Nigeria. African Journal of Theory and Practice of Educational Research,3,106-116.
15.       Akpan, I. F. (2016). Computer anxiety, computer Self-efficacy and  attitudes towards computers based on gender and Subjects of Interest. Journal of Educational Realities, 1(I), 38-49.
16.       Babayemi, J. O.; Akpan, I. F.& Babalola, G. T. (2017). Issues and challenges from science education benchmark in Nigeria: Comparative analysis of education in China and Nigeria for repositioning basic science and technology in Nigeria. African Journal of Educational Assessors,3(3),31-40.
17.       Akpan, I. F. (2017).Reform and quality science education in Nigeria: The needed benchmark for sustainable national development. African Journal of Educational Assessors,4(1),91-97.
18.       Akpan, I. F.(2017).Reflecting on the challenges on the attainment of MDGs in science education in Nigeria and the way forward. Journal of Education and Policy Review,9(2),1-8.
19.       Akpan, I.F. (2018). Innovative science education curriculum: The needed skills for competitiveness in the global economy. Card International Journal of Educational Research & Management Technology, 3(1),18-25
20.       Babayemi,J. O., Akpan, I. F., Emah,J.S. (2018). Investigating difficult concepts in basic science and technology curriculum for solving energy and power problems for sustainable national developments. Card International Journal of Educational Research & Management Technology,3(1),11-17.
21.       Akpan, I. F. (2019). Global Challenges in Science Education in Higher Education and   the way Forward.  An  International Journal of Academic Discourse,11(1),200-207.
22.       Akpan. I F.; Udosen A. & Ekanem, T.F. (2016).Science Education and culture: conflict of integration and the way forward. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 23(2), 173-180.
23.       Akpan I. F.; Udofia,S. E. & Thomas, N.(2016).Innovative use of ICT  in science teacher education for sustainable national development. Journal of Nigeria Association for Educational Media and Technology,20(1),37-44.
24.       Akpan, I. F.& Ekanem, T. F.(2017).Desired curriculum change in science education at basic education level for national development. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies,24(3),184-192.
25.       Akpan, I. F. (2017).The role of science education in value re-orientation,poverty eradication and national development. Calabar Counsellor,6(1),241-250
26.       Akpan, A. O. & Akpan, I. F. (2017).Facilitation-activity strategy and pre-service teachers’ achievement in basic science and technology. Journal of Research and Development in Education,7(1),38-47.
27.       Akpan, I. F. (2018).The influence of availability and utilization of science laboratory              facilities on knowledge transfer for problem solving in community based skills. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 25(4),389-397.
28.       Babayemi, J. O.; Akpan, I. F. & Oyo, U. E.(2018).Assessing basic science and technology teachers’ teaching effectiveness in junior secondary schools in Eket senatorial district, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Journal of Science Teacher Association of Nigeria,53,151-160.
29.       Akpan, I. F. & Uko P. J. (2019). Curriculum implementation in private schools: Theoretical analysis and basic comparison with public schools. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26 (2), 112-120.
30.       Akpan, I. F. & Itigihise, A. E (2021). Teaching Science and Technology Effectively to achieve Mastering Learning. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies, 28(3), 74-82.

31.       Akpan, I. F. (2021). Science Education Corruption, Effect and the way forward in Nigeria Tertiary Education System. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies 28(4), 81-89.

32.         Akpan I. F. & Akpan, A. O. (2021).Curriculum Delivery and Security Challenges in Nigerian Universities. AKSU Journal of Social Science, 1 (1), 150-161.

33.       Itighise, A. E. & Akpan, I. F. (2021). Science Educators Utilization of ICT Facilities for Mastering Learning in Post Covid 19 Era in Selected Universities in South South Nigeria. Journal of Qualitative Education, 15(1), 301-316.

34.       Ekanem, T. F. & Akpan, I. F. (2006). Selecting the objectives for teaching and learning, in D. E. Eddie, (Ed), Curriculum Implementation and Innovation. Uyo: Abbnny Educational Publishers PP. 19 – 28.
35.       Akpan, I. F. (2006). Instructional materials and curriculum    implementation, in D. E. Eddie, (Ed), Curriculum Implementation and Innovation, Uyo: Abbnny Educational Publishers pp. 39 – 45.
36.       Ekanem, T. F. & Akpan, I. F. (2006). Curriculum Innovation, In D. E. Eddie, (Ed) Curriculum Implementation and Innovation. Uyo: Abbnny Educational Publishers PP. 53 - 65.
37.       Akpan, I. F. (2016). Classroom management and organization, in T. F. Ekanem (Ed), principles and methods of teaching. Lagos: MacGrace publishers  pp116-143. 
38.       Akpan, I. F. (2019). Teaching practice: An imperative in teacher preparation. In A. D. Usoro (Ed), Basics in quality teacher preparation. Europe: Lambert Academic Publishing, pp135-143. 
39.       Umoren, G. U. & Akpan, I. F. (2016). Fundamentals of Curriculum Development. Abak: Pleasant computers.