Dr. Hafsat Lawal Kontagora
Director, Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE)
Dr. Hafsat Lawal Kontagora was born on 21st March 1968, in Zaria Local Government of Kaduna State. She attended Women Teachers’ College, Kabomo Katsina State from 1980-1985 and obtained Teachers’ Grade Two certificate, Advanced Teachers’ College/A.B.U, Zaria from 1985-1988 and obtained Nigerian Certificate in Education(N.C.E), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1994-1996 and obtained Bachelor Degree in Education (Social Studies), Bayero University Kano from 2002-2008 and obtained Masters’ Degree in Education (Educational Psychology), University of Abuja from 2008-2012 and obtained PhD (Educational Psychology).
She possess additional qualifications among which are: Advanced Research Training Workshop, Damina School Centre for Research and Documentation, Kano (2004), Advanced Certificate in Arabic (2005), Computer Literacy Course (2006), Training Workshop for H.O.Ds, Exam Officers, and Registration Officers of Kaduna Polytechnic (2008), Research Capacity Building Training Workshop ETF/Kaduna Polytechnic (2011), Advance Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (2013), Capacity Development Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers on Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Care and Education (2014).
She served at various capacities before and after joining the National Teachers Institute few among them are: Director School of Teacher Professional Development, Research & Examination Examination, Research & Academic services, Senior Lecturer/Exam Officer Lecturing; Students’ Project supervision; Research; Conducting exams; Result collation and compilation; Timetable preparation; Educational and Psychology consultancy services Kaduna Polytechnic etc.
She also has several research works that include: (1) Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NRSP) Women and Girls’ Peace club Cohort Study, Kaduna State 2016, (2) EDOREN Study on “identifying, recruiting and deploying effective teachers” Phase 2 2015, (3) GEP3 External Evaluation Study for Education & Operational Research and Evaluation in Nigeria. (EDOREN) 2014, (4) Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NRSP) Conflict Mapping of Land and Water Resources national Study (Kaduna state) for British Council and Centre for Peace Studies University of Jos 2013, (5) The Perceived Effect of Learning Environment on the Retention of Nomadic Fulani Pupils of Kaduna State (PHD Thesis, University of Abuja) 2012, and so many more write ups.
She has several publications that include: The Nomadic Girl Child and Education (2002): The Academic Standardizer-Journal, Stimulating Female Participation in Technological Education (2006): Journal of Women in Technical Education (JoWITED), Social Studies Pupils’ Text and Teachers’ Guide for Nomadic Primary Schools: books 1, 2 and 3 (2007), Psychology for Beginners (2008) A book, The positive and negative effect of globalization on women and their Development (2009) Business and Management Forum Journal- CBMS- Kaduna Polytechnic etc.
Member Association of Nigerian Educators (ANE), Nigeria Association of Educational Psychologists (NAEP), Nigeria Psychological Association (NPA), Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN), Nigerian Association of Social Workers Educators(NASWE), Nigerian Association of Social Workers (NASoW), Women in Technical Education and employment (WITED), International Psychologists, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAPP), International Association of Muslim Psychology (IAoMPSY).