Who Is Professor Irene Osisioma...A Fulbright Scholar With A Passion To Help Nigerian Youths Achieve Their Educational And Career Aspirations
Professor Irene Osisioma is a Fulbright scholar at University of Nigeria Nsukka. Her engagement with the US department of State through the Fulbright scholar’s program was motivated by her strong passion for education and a deep desire to give back to her country, Nigeria through science education research and teaching and professional development to teachers.
Her Fulbright scholar’s program at UNN includes working with faculty of education research groups as professional learning communities, and teaching as well as serving as mentor to students in the Masters in Science Education program at the
Faculty of Education. In addition to her Fulbright engagement at UNN, she provides free professional development training to primary and secondary school teachers at various schools including her state of origin, Anambra.
She is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Learning Questa Educational Services and an experienced educator who is passionate about issues related to successful education generally and teaching and learning in particular. Her experience as an educator span more than 30 years working at all levels of education, including elementary, secondary and higher education.
She is driven by a strong passion for excellence and an unparalleled commitment to providing all
youths with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful in the 21st century world of today. She is a Professor of Teacher Education at California State University Dominguez Hill, a visiting
Professor at the National Open University of Nigeria, a US Department of State’s Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, and a Fellow of Science
Teacher’s Association of Nigeria.
Professor Irene Osisioma is an outstanding educator, one who through her contributions to education has distinguished herself in Nigeria
and abroad, especially in the United States of America. Her knowledge and leadership skills have been pivotal in the counseling of students,
preparation of teachers, development and evaluation of curricula, and the development and implementation of teacher education and
professional development programs for pre-school to university, locally, nationally and internationally.
She has participated in different global educational projects and initiatives among which is her lead role in the UNESCO’s science education policy and systems standards development for Tanzania, and her participation in IACIU project for the promotion of indigenous culture. She has in addition trained a wide range of educators in the USA and Africa and has been instrumental in the development of a number of National Science Education policies and their associated system standards.
She is a member of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)’s Diaspora Task-force, and a member of the Board of Examiners (BOE) for the American National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), involved in the accreditation of teacher education programs in the US.
She has been invited to present at different local, national, and international conferences on topics ranging from pedagogy, science education, professional development and issues related to science literacy. Her publications and plethora of scholarly presentations at conferences exemplify her continued contribution to the field of education.
Prof. Osisioma works in partnership with international educational organizations to provide career and educational counseling services to Nigerian youths who are unemployed or who are currently unable to gain admission into Nigerian Universities. Some of her international partners are the US department of State, Navitas, Shorelight
Education, INTO Global, Study Group, Council for Foreign Education in Russia and Universities in the USA. Prof. Osisioma\'s vision is to be able reach and empower at least 1000 Nigerian youths with the right kind of education and career to successfully navigate the current competitive world by 2021.