Staff Profile

Dr. Okolie Ugochukwu

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    Faculty of Education
  • Department :
    Vocational and Techical Education
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Dr Ugochukwu Chinonso Okolie is a lecturer in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Nigeria. His research interests include work placement learning, higher education research, and TVET development in developing world contexts. Okolie has published extensively in internationally reputable journals such as Industry and Higher Education, Education + Training, Higher Education Research & Development, Innovations in Education & Teaching International, and the Journal of Vocational Education & Training. He has two edited TVET books published by IGI-Global, USA. Okolie has presented research papers during major United Nations University, African Development Bank and other conferences in Africa and Asia. The majority of Okolie’s works can be found at

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Okolie et al. (2022). Work Placement Supervisor Support and Students’ Proactive Career Behaviours: The Moderating Role of Proactivity. Journal of Career Development. Https://
2 Nwosu, et al. (2022). Applying Social Cognitive Theory to Placement Learning in Business Firms and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions. International Journal of Management Education. Https://
3 Okolie, et al. (2021). A Closer Look at How Work Placement Learning Influences Student Engagement in Practical Skills Acquisition. Higher Education Research & Development. Https://
4 Okolie, et al. (2021). Exploring the Link Between Student Placement Learning in Business Organizations and Self-employment Preparatory Behaviours. Industry and Higher Education. Https://
5 Okolie, et al. (2021). Overcoming Obstacles to Collaborative Learning Practices: A Study of Student Learning in Higher Education-based Vocational Education and Training. International Journal of Training Research, Https://
6 Okolie, et al. (2021). Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement n Practical Skills Acquisition. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.
7 Otache, Et Al. (2021). Entrepreneurial Self-confidence, Perceived Desirability And Feasibility Of Hospitality Business And Entrepreneurial Intentions Of Hospitality Management Technology Students. The International Journal Of Management Education.
8 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). Enhancing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills Through Engagement With Innovative Pedagogical Practices In The Global South. Higher Education Research & Development. Https://
9 Ehiobuche, C., Okolie, U. C., Nwali, A. C., & Igwe, P. (2021). Is there a link between industry involvement in higher education learning and student job creation intention? Industry and Higher Education.
10 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). Perceived Supervisor Support And Learner Career Curiosity: The Mediating Effect Of Sense Of Belonging, Engagement And Self-efficacy. Higher Education, Skills And Work-based Learning. Https://
11 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). A Critical Perspective On Tvet Teachers' Pedagogical Practices: Insights Into The Guiding Pedagogical Principles In Practice. Journal Of Vocational Education & Training. Https://
12 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). Entrepreneurial Competencies Of Undergraduate Students: The Case Of Universities In Nigeria. The International Journal Of Management Education, 19(1), 100452. Https://
13 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). Women Entrepreneurship And Poverty Alleviation: Understanding The Economic And Socio-cultural Context Of The Igbo Women’s Basket Weaving Enterprise In Nigeria. Journal Of African Business.
14 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). A Critical Perspective On Industry Involvement In Higher Education Learning: Enhancing Graduates’ Knowledge And Skills For Job Creation In Nigeria. Industry And Higher Education, 35(1), 61-72.
15 Okolie, Et Al. (2021). Improving Learning Outcomes: Implementation Of Problem-based Learning In The Tvet System Of Nigerian Higher Education. Higher Education, Skills And Work-based Learning, 11(1), 92-110.
16 Okolie, Et Al. (2020). Does Phd Qualification Improve Pedagogical Competence? A Study On Teaching And Training In Higher Education. Journal Of Applied Research In Higher Education, 12(5),1233-1250
17 Okolie, Et Al. (2020). How Tvet Teachers Foster Employability Skills: Insights From Developing Countries. International Journal Of Training Research, Https://
18 Okolie, Et Al.. (2020). How Careers Advice And Guidance Can Facilitate Career Development In Tvet Graduates: The Case In Nigeria. Australian Journal Of Career Development, 29(2), 97-106
19 Okolie, Et Al. (2020). Career Training With Mentoring Programs In Higher Education: Facilitating Career Development And Employability Of Graduates. Education + Training, 62(3), 214-234.
20 Hack-polay, D., Igwe, P. A., & Okolie, U. C., (2020). Room For Improvement–a Study Of Overconfidence In Numerical Skills Among British Graduates. Industry And Higher Education, 34(1), 50-61.
21 Okolie, Et Al. (2019). Reclaiming Education: Raising Above Examination Malpractices And Its Contextual Factors On Study Progress In Nigeria. International Journal Of Educational Development, 60, 44-56.
22 Okolie, Et Al. (2019). Enhancing Graduate Employability: Why Do Higher Education Institutions Have Problems With Teaching Generic Skills? Policy Futures In Education, 18(2), 294-313.
23 Okolie, Et Al. (2019). Improving The Graduate Outcomes For Technical Colleges In Nigeria. Australian Journal Of Career Development, 28(1)21-30. Https://
24 Okolie, Et Al. (2019). Graduate Employability: How The Higher Education Institutions Can Meet The Demand Of The Labour Market. Higher Education, Skills And Work-based Learning, 9(4), 620-636.
25 Okolie, Et Al. (2019). Improvement Needs Of Nigerian Technical College Teachers In Teaching Vocational And Technical Subjects. International Journal Of Training Research, 17(1), 21-34.
26 Igwe, P. A., Okolie, U. C. & Nwokoro, C. (2019). Towards A Responsible Entrepreneurship Education And The Future Of The Workforce. International Journal Of Management Learning. Https://
27 Nweze, T., Okolie, U. C., Asfa, M. Y., et al. (2018). Vocational Trainability Assessment of Beggars and destitute persons in Abakaliki, Nigeria: Policy implications for health, vocational rehabilitation and social integration. African Health Sciences