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Contact-new.svg Dr. Abdurrahman Umar
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Website:My bio at COL
Employer:Commonwealth of Learning
Occupation:Education Specialist, Teacher Education
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Today is: 3, December 2022


I am Dr. Abdurrahman Umar and I have joined the Commonwealth of Learning in August 2008 as Education Specialist, Teacher Education.

I obtained his B.A (educ) from the University of Sokoto in 1982 and my M.Ed and PhD from the University College of Wales Aberystwyth UK in 1985 and1988 respectively. From 2001, I was the Director of Academic Services at the National Teachers' Institute Kaduna, Nigeria, which is a single mode distance learning institution that is exclusively dedicated to teacher training and an enrolment of over 200,0000 students.
As Director of Academic Services, I was in charge of Programme Design and Development and Examinations. I also served as the Director of Programme Development and Extension at the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Kaduna, Nigeria from 1997 to 2001 and was the Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Education at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that I was a Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Extension Services, University of Sokoto, Nigeria.

I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, U.K. from 1993 to 1994 and a Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University, New York under the Kellogg project.

My research interests and publications include: teacher development, open and distance learning, and education for disadvantaged groups particularly nomadsand basic education.

My Current Work in Teacher Education

  • to come

Feedback and Notes from Others

  • Great to see you in the tutorial and to see your user page. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?--Phil Bartle 08:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Nice to see you here. I did some work in Nigeria at NOUN, the National Open University of Nigeria under Olugbemiro Jegede. Do you have any relations with NOUN? It is nice to learn what you are doing.--Marina McIsaac 05:21, 20 June 2009 (UTC)