Prof. (Mrs.) Ihuoma P. Asiabaka

Prof. (Mrs.) Ihuoma P. Asiabaka


Head of the department, Management Technology
Professor of Management
B.Sc. (Georgia), M.Ed. (Louisiana), PhD (Uturu)


I am a manager to the core and currently a Professor in the School of Management Technology, and the Head, Department of Management Technology, SMAT, FUTO. I have taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students in Imo State University, Owerri and Federal University of Technology, Owerri. I have also held many administrative positions including serving as the Director of the Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, FUTO. I served as a resource person for the Millennium Development Goals, Teachers Retraining Programme. I have served in several University Committees.

I have participated in several national and international conferences and training workshops and published in several peer-reviewed national and international journals; contributed several chapters in books and co-authored three books. My research efforts have contributed to the continuous improvement of organisations. I served as Member and Chairman of Local Organizing Committees for national and international conferences and workshops. I will continue to mentor young academics.

I am a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gender and Development Issues. A position I have held for six consecutive years.

  • B.Sc. (Georgia),
  • M.Ed. (Louisiana),
  • PhD (Uturu)


  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management
  • Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Gender and Development Issues (2011 to Date)


  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management
  • Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Gender and Development Issues (2011 to Date)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • Organizational Behaviour (MGT 405),
  • Innovation Management (MGT 449),
  • Management Thought and Philosophy (MGT 909),
  • Management Theory and Practice (MGT 801)


EmployersPost heldDatesEmployers
Federal University of Technology, OwerriDirector Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies2011- 2016Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Federal University of Technology, OwerriAdministrator1992-2005Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Research Interest

Management Process, Organizational Behavior



  1. Asiabaka, I.P. (1999). The Influence of Leadership Styles, Communication Patterns, Staff Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships on University Management in Nigeria.Journal of Technology and Education, Vol. 4 No. 1: 36-41
  2. Asiabaka, I.P. (1999). Practical Approaches to the Re-training of Serving Teachers for the Successful Implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE ) Programme in Nigeria. JOTEN Vol.4 No. 2: 60-64.
  3. Asiabaka, I.P. and Okoli, G.L. (1999). The Influence of Micro-Level Planning Practices of University Management on Research and Development (R&D) in selected Nigerian Universities. Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Teacher Education, Vol.3 No. 1:19-28
  4. Asiabaka, I.P and Okoli, G.L. (1999). The Influence of Organising Practices of UniversityManagement on Research and Development (R&D) Programmes in selected Universities in South-eastern Nigeria.Journal of Agricultural TeacherEducation Vol. 3 No.2: 53-58
  5. Asiabaka, I.P. (2000). Knowledge and Application of Organisational Theories byHigher Educational Administrators in the Imo State of Nigeria. Journal of Technology andEducation, Vol. 5 No. 2: 20-23
  6. Asiabaka, I.P. (2000). Teacher Effectiveness: Implication for Educational Planning.Journal of Teachers and Teaching, Vol. 1 No. 1: 147-153
  7. Asiabaka, I.P. (2002). An Analysis of the Critical Management Problems FacingUniversities in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Human Resources.Vol. 2 No.1: 98-109
  8. Asiabaka, I.P ( 2003).The Need for Equity in Resource Allocation in the Nigerian education system: Perspectives for Technology Education in Nigeria.Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria, Vol. 8 No. 2: 87-95
  9. Asiabaka, I.P. (2004). The Relationship between Performance Indicators and Research and Development (R&D) Programme Viability in Nigerian Universities.Journal of Education and Human Resources, Vol. 2 No 2.
  10. Asiabaka, I.P. (2006). Gender Inequity in Education: The Bane of Women’s Quest for Leadership Positions in Nigeria. Trends in Educational Studies. Journal of theInstitute of Education, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Vol. I No. 2: 164-171.
  11. Asiabaka, I.P. (2006). The Relevance of Research and Development (R&D) Programmes of Nigerian Universities in National Development. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria, Vol. 2 No. 2: 13-19
  12. Asiabaka, I.P. and Mbakwem, J. (2007) Analysis of Human Capital Development in   Technical Colleges in Imo State, Nigeria.Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria,   Vol. 12, No. 2: 52-59
  13. Asiabaka, I.P. (2008). The Need for Effective Facility Management in Schools in Nigeria. New York Science Journal,,ISSN 1554-0200, Vol.1 No. 2: 10-21.
  14. Asiabaka, I.P. and Mbakwem J. (2008). Assessment of Facility Needs of Government Primary Schools in Imo State, Nigeria. New York Science Journal,, ISSN 1554-0200, Vol.1, No. 2: 22-29.
  15. Mbakwem, J. and Asiabaka, I.P. (2008). A look at some Indicators of Quality Assurance in Middle Basic Education in Imo State, Nigeria. African Journal of allied Education, Vol. 2, No. 1: 38-52.
  16. Asiabaka, I.P. (2009). Constraints to the Use of Media Technology by Principals of Government Secondary Schools. Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education. Vol. 5, No. 1; 78-90.
  17. Asiabaka, I.P. and Odionye, A.E. (2010). National Universities Commission (NUC) Minimum Academic Standards: Implications for Quality Teacher Education Programme in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Professional Teachers. Vol. 1 No. 6: 104-118. 
  18. Asiabaka, I.P.(2010). Perceptions of Imo State Primary School Teachers of the Primary School Component of the Universal Basic Education Programme in the State. Journal of Studies in Education. Vol. 1 No. 1: 266-272.
  19. Asiabaka, I.P.and Emeh, Y. (2011). Gender Disparities in Access to Credit Facilities in Nigeria: Educational Implications for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Vol. 4, No. 3: 333-340 (India).
  20. Asiabaka, I.P. and Nwakwasi, R.N. (2013). Constraints to Effective Empowerment of Rural Women in Nigeria. International Journal of Gender and Development Issues. Vol. 1 No. 1: 27-37


  1. Mbekwem, J. and Asiabaka, I.P. (2007). A Look at the Overlooked: Gaps in the Implementation of the National Policy on Education at the Primary Education Level. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Congress of the Nigerian Academy of Education held at the University of Ibadan in 2007, 64-86
  2. Asiabaka, I.P. (2009). Poverty Reduction through Targeted Vocational Education for Girls: Challenges for the Management of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Conference of Nigerian Academy of Education, 76-87


  1. Asiabaka, C.C. and Asiabaka, I.P. (2010). Group Dynamics: A Guide for Development Work. Owerri: HUDSON-JUDE.
  2. Asiabaka, I.P. (2010). Enhancing the Formation of the Girl-Child and the Student-Girl for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria. Owerri: WEBSmedia
  3. Asiabaka, I.P.and Emenalo F.C. (2011). Management of Teaching as a Profession. Owerri: WEBSmedia.
  4. Asiabaka, C.C., Asiabaka, I.P.and Anunobi, F.O. (2013). Development Imperative: Africa and the Challenge of Higher Education. New Orleans: literary Works Specialist.

Chapters in Books

  1. Asiabaka, I.P. (2001). Technical Issues on Supervision of Instruction in Secondary Schools. In: Idu (ed.); Issues in Effective School Management for Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Nigeria. Idu, M. (ed.).Omoku: Molsyfem United Services, 30-51
  2. Asiabaka, I.P. (2001). Leadership and Motivation in Schools for Effective Implementation of the UBE Programme. In: Issues in EffectiveSchool Management for Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Nigeria. Idu, M. (ed.). Omoku: Molsyfem United Services, 101-113
  3. Asiabaka, I.P. and Oku, O.O. (2007). Access and Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among Administrators of Tertiary Institutions in Imo State, Nigeria. In: Revitalization of African Higher Education. Babalola, J.B., Popoola, L., Oni, S., Olatokun and Agholahor, R. (eds.) 328-340
  4. Asiabaka, I.P. (2008). New Perspectives in the Management of UBE Schools. In: Universal Basic Education in Nigeria Some Fundamental Issues. Okonkwo, C. (ed.)Owerri: Eminent Graphic Arts and Prints 101-152
  5. Asiabaka I.P. (2008). Career Development in Educational Management. In: Educational Management: Theories and Tasks. Babalola, J.B. and Ayeni, A.O. (eds.). Lagos: Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Limited. 406-427.
  6. Asiabaka, I.P. (2010). Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria: Implications for Strategic Educational Planning. In: Educational Management, Environmental Literacy and Climate Change. Ayeni, A.O., Emetarom, U.G., Nwafor, S.O., and Atanda, A.I. (eds.). Ibadan: His Lineage Publishing House. 201-208.
  7. Asiabaka, I.P. (2013). Leadership Role of African Higher Education Institutions in Poverty Reduction. In: Research for Development Responses to Food Security and Poverty Reduction in Africa. James, Braima D. (ed.). Owerri: FUTO Press. 346-366.