Dr D Nampota

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Chancellor College, Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching Studies, P. O. Box 280 Zomba nampotadorothy@yahoo.com dnampota@cc.ac.mw +265 888 709 159

Dr Dorothy Cynthia Nampota

Qualification: PhD in Science Education University of Bath, UK.

Position title: Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Malawi

My personal goal is to improve Science and Technology Education in the country. Based in education sector, I have achieved a lot in this area including: Enhancing girls’ participation and performance in Science and Mathematics, Improving approaches to teaching science at secondary school level by developing interventions and lessons, Promoting the teaching of science in schools for sustainable development, I am currently (2015 to 2017) promoting the use of active teaching methods in science, I have supervised research students at both Masters and PhD levels, examined Masters and PhD theses from different external universities and published in local, regional and international journals and presented at international conferences in a bid to promote science and mathematics.

Was Director, Centre for Educational Research and Training (CERT), University of Malawi from Jun 2010-Jul 2014. A Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors for Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) between sept 2008 – mar 2010. Ranging from Dec 2005 – Dec 2009, was a Head, Curriculum and Teaching Studies Department, University of Malawi. A Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education from Aug – Dec 2005.


Attained a DAAD fellowship for University Staff Development Programme (UNISTAFF, 2006) (tenable in Germany) from April-July 2006. From Aug 2002-Oct 2005 attained a Commonwealth Scholarship. A british council TCT award attained between aug 1995-septsept 1996. A HRID (USAID) Scholarship on Girls in non-traditional subjects from 1989-1991.


Membership to professional bodies, societies and committees

Dates Description
2014- todate Commissioner, National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST)
2000-todate Member, Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE)
2011-todate Member, PASCAL International
2013- todate Member, National Committee on Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (NCRSH)
2013- todate Member, St Jones DMI University Senate
2012-2014 Member, Standards, Research and Monitoring Technical Working Group (SRM TWG) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
2008 –2013 Member, British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
2010-2012 Member, University of Malawi (UNIMA) Senate
Jan, 2010 – Aug, 2012 Member, credentials evaluation committee of Ministry of Human Resource Management and Development.