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PROFILE OF DR. IRENEE NDAYAMBAJE

01 Sep 2022

PROFILE OF DR.  IRENEE NDAYAMBAJE

Irénée Ndayambaje, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Foundations, Management and Curriculum Studies, School of Education,
University of Rwanda-College of Education, PO Box 55 Rwamagana
Phone : +250788609810
Email : ndbje@yahoo.fr/irenee.ndayambaje@gmail.com Facebook/Twitter : ndbje Skype : irenee.ndayambaje
ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5300-9063

Research Interests :
Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Leadership & Management, Educational Psychology and Educational Research
Professional Achievements :
 June 2022-Todate : Senior Lecturer, University of Rwanda-College of Education
 March 2021- June 2022 : Lecturer, University of Rwanda-College of Education
 February 2018-November 2020 : Director General (DG), Rwanda Education Board (REB), Rwanda
 January 2015- February 2018 : Lecturer, University of Rwanda-College of Education, School of Education
 February 2011-December 2014 : Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, School of Education, University of Rwanda-College of Education, Rwanda
 July 2009-December 2013 : Coordinator of Tele-Education, Centre for Open, Distance and E-learning at Kigali Institute of Education
 Feb 2009-Jan 2011 : Tutorial Assistant, E-learning Resources and Support, Centre for Academic Practice and Development at Kigali Institute of Education
 Jan-February 2009 : Tutorial Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Faculty of Education at Kigali Institute of Education
 June 2007- December 2008 : Administrative Assistant, School Practice/Internship at Kigali Institute of Education.
 September 2000-August 2002 : A Secondary School Teacher at Groupe Scolaire « Marie-Reine » APEDI-Rwaza.

Educational Background :
 November 2021 : Enhancing Postgraduate Supervision, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
 December 2016 : PhD in Educational Planning, Kenyatta University, Kenya
 December 2010 : PostGraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda
 November 2010 : Master of Education in Educational Management and Administration (MEd), Kampala International University, Uganda
 December 2009 : PostGraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education (PGC ODE), Open University, UK
 March 2008 : A first class Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Educational Psychology) (BEd), National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
 June 2000 : A Professional Secondary Certificate of Education A2 Level, ENP/TTC Musanze
Publications :
a) Books & Books Chapters
Niyibizi, E., Sibomana, E., Manirakiza, V., Ndayambaje, I., Twahirwa, J.B. & Ntabajyana, S. (2021). Quality internship for pre-service teachers : A quest for subject-curricular pedagogic knowledge a mong education student-teachers at the University of Rwanda. In Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa : Regional and Continental Perspectives (1st Ed.) Neema-Abooki, P. (Ed) ISBN 9780367692834, Routledge, 308p. B/W Illustrations. Online at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003141235-11/quality-internship-pre-service-teachers-epimaque-niyibizi-emmanuel-sibomana-vincent-manirakiza-ir%C3%A9n%C3%A9e-ndayambaje-jean-bosco-twahirwa-sylvestre-ntabajyana
Orodho, J.A., Nzabalirwa, W., Odundo, J. Waweru, P.N. & Ndayambaje, I. (2016). Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods : A step by Step Guide to Scholarly Excellence, Nairobi : Kanezja Publishers.
Orodho, J.A., Ampofo, Y.S., Bizimana, B. & Ndayambaje, I. (2016). Quantitative Data Management : A Step by Step to Data Analysis Using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows Computer Programme, (1st Ed.). Nairobi : Kanezja Happyland Enterprises. ISBN : 978-9966-7350-3-8

b) Journal articles
Iyamuremye, E., Ndayambaje, I. & Muwonge, M.C. (2022). Perceptions of Teaching Approach and Academic Performance among Senior Two Students in Musanze : Mediating Role of Mathematics Anxiety and Career Aspiration, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 21 (7), pp. 107-126, July 2022 https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.21.7.6 Received Apr 11, 2022 ; Revised Jul 11, 2022 ; Accepted Jul 19, 2022, http://mail.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/5460/pdf
Nduwayezu, F., Ngendabanga, C., Murekaze, B., Byishimo, Y., Nzabalirwa, W. & Ndayambaje, I. (2022). Challenges preventing successful use of ICT for teaching and learning biology in Rwandan Secondary Schools. Journal of Research Innovation and Implications in Education, 6(3), 166 – 177. Available online at https://jriiejournal.com/challenges-preventing-successful-use-of-ict-for-teaching-and-learning-biology-in-rwandan-secondary-schools/

Ndihokubwayo, K., Ralph, M., Ndayambaje, I. & Uwamahoro, J. (2022). Dataset for measuring the conceptual understanding of optics in Rwanda [version 2 ; peer review : 2 approved]. F1000Research, 10:679 Last updated : 19 MAY 2022, Available online at https://www.proquest.com/openview/bf042ac06c2edb2d99a7f3e1baadd119/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2045578

Ndayambaje, I., Orodho, J. A., Ogeta, N., & Ndihokubwayo, K. (2022). Strategizing Learner Support to Scaffold Learning and Internal Efficiency in Distance Training Program for In-Service Secondary School Teachers in Rwanda. International Journal of Professional Development, Learners and Learning (IJPDLL), 3(1), Available online at URL : https://www.ijpdll.com/article/strategizing-learner-support-to-scaffold-learning-and-internal-efficiency-in-distance-training-12104
DOI : https://doi.org/10.30935/ijpdll/12104

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J. & Ndayambaje, I. (2022). Assessment of Rwandan physics students’ active learning environments : classroom observations. Physics Education, 57, 045027 (12pp) iopscience.org/ped, Available online at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6552/ac69a2/pdf

Iyamuremye, E., Ndayambaje, I., Muwonge, C.M. (2021). Influence of Teaching Approaches on Students’ Performance in Mathematics : A meta-analysis of Quasi-Experimental Studies in Africa, African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences, 17 (2), pp.73-94, https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajesms

Mugabe, L. & Ndayambaje, I. (2021). The implications of large classes on active learning at University of Rwanda-College of Education, Rwandan Journal of Education, 5 (2), pp.215-227, https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje

Mwenda, K.S. & Ndayambaje, I. (2021). Effects of Inquiry-Based Teaching On Students’ Academic Achievement in Biology in Lower Secondary Schools in Ilala –Dar Es Salaam – Tanzania. A Journal of Contemporary Research, 18 (4) : 2-14
Ndihokubwayo, K., Ralph, M., Ndayambaje, I. & Uwamahoro, J. (2021) Dataset for measuring the conceptual understanding of optics in Rwanda. F1000Research, 10:679 (https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.53135.1)

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J., & Ndayambaje, I. (2021). “Classroom Observation Data Collected to Document the Implementation of Physics Competence-Based Curriculum in Rwanda.” Data in Brief 36(June):107055. doi : 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107055.

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J., Ralph, M. & Ndayambaje, I. (2021). Physics Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Geometric Optics : Revisited Analysis. Journal of Science Education and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-021-09913-4
Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J., Ndayambaje, I. (2021). “RTOP Data for Rwandan CBC Physics Classroom”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi : 10.17632/5hbwt43yk3.1

Ndihokubwayo, K., Ndayambaje, I. & Uwamahoro, J. (2021). Analysis of Lesson Plans from Rwandan Physics Teachers. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 19, (12), pp. 1-29, https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.19.12.1
Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J. & Ndayambaje, I. (2020). Effectiveness of PhET Simulations and YouTube Videos to Improve the Learning of Optics in Rwandan Secondary Schools, African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, DOI : 10.1080/18117295.2020.1818042

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J. & Ndayambaje, I. (2020). Usability of Electronic Instructional Tools in the Physics Classroom, EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 16 (11), em1897 ISSN:1305-8223(online) OPEN ACCESS Research Paper, https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/8549

Bizimana, B., Ampofo, S.Y, Ndayambaje, I., Njihia, S.M, Somuah, B.A., Guantai H.K. (2020). Influence of students’ learning experiences on involvement in alma mater in selected Ghanaian, Kenyan and Rwandan Universities. In Social Sciences & Humanities Open 2, 100026, available online on https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S2590291120300152?token=05CED6DA640E43B8FBDB90FF18D0416F2AC626AC669527AEF47BF768F921D7A72A1C346520B409192FE0B0CE9B617238

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J., Ndayambaje, I. & Ralph, M. (2020). Light phenomena conceptual assessment : an inventory tool for teachers, Physics Education, 55, 035009 (9pp), https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339247170 , DOI : 10.1088/1361-6552/ab6f20

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J., Ndayambaje, I. (2020). Implementation of the Competence-Based Learning in Rwandan Physics Classrooms : First Assessment Based on the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 16 (9), em 1880 ISSN:1305-8223(online), https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/8395

Amini, N. J.D. ; Sibomana, E ; Niyibizi, E. & Ndayambaje I. (2019). Gender identity construction through traditional and modern lenses : Rwandan narratives and MDGs perspectives. Studies in Media and Communication, 7(1):95, DOI : 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4347 , ISSN : 2325-8071 E-ISSN : 2325-808X, http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/smc/issue/view/190

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J. & Ndayambaje, I. (2019). An Assessment of the Impact of Improvised versus Conventional Laboratory Equipment on Students’ Performance in Thermal Expansion, African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences, 15, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335527508_of_the_Creative_Commons_Attributions_License_CC_BY-NCD_40_An_Assessment_of_the_Impact_of_Improvised_versus_Conventional_Laboratory_Equipment_on_Students’_Performance_in_Thermal_Expansion

Ndihokubwayo, K., Uwamahoro, J. & Ndayambaje, I. (2018). Use of improvised experiment materials to improve Teacher Training College students’ achievements in Physics, Rwanda, African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences, 14, https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajesms/article/view/174177

Ndayambaje, I. (2018). Effect of supervision on timely completion of PhD Programme, Rwandan Journal of Education, 4 (2) https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/175133/164520
Sibomana, E., Ndayambaje, I. & Uwambayinema, E. (2018). Plagiarism in higher education environment : causes and solutions. Rwandan Journal of Education, https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/175119

Ndayambaje, I., Ntawiha, P., Ngigi, S. & Ampofo, S.Y. (2016). Usefulness of problem tree, objective tree and logical framework matrix to fix challenges of unemployment and underemployment of higher education graduates in Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana. Rwandan Journal of Education, 3 (2), available at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/157211

Nzabalirwa, W., Ntahomvukiye, C., Ndayambaje, I., Bimenyimana, P. & Orodho, J.A. (2016). Learning Strategies Used by Students While Preparing for National Examinations : A Case of Lower Secondary Schools in Rwanda. International Journal in Management and Social Science (Impact Factor- 5.276) IJMSS Vol.04 Issue-04 (April, 2016) ISSN : 2321-1784

Nzabalirwa, W., Ntahomvukiye, C., Ndayambaje, I., Bimenyimana, P. & Orodho, J.A. (2016). Learning Strategies Adopted During the Normal Study Time and National Examinations’ Preparation Period : A Case of Rwandan Secondary Schools. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 21 (3) 1, pp.19-31. Available :http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol.%2021%20Issue3/Version-1/D2103011931.pdf

Otieno, M.A. & Ndayambaje, I. (2015). Gender and area of specialization vis-à-vis students’ enrolments in undergraduate degree programmes by platform in Public Universities in Kenya. Rwandan Journal of Education, 3 (1). Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/128007/117557
Ampofo, S.Y., Bizimana B., Ndayambaje I., Karongo, V., Lyn, L. & Orodho, J. A. (2015). Social and Spill-Over Benefits as Motivating Factors to Investment in Formal Education in Africa : A Reflection around Ghanaian, Kenyan and Rwandan Contexts. Journal of Education and Practice, 6 (11), Available online at http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/view/21870

Ndayambaje, I, Ampofo, S. Y., Bizimana, B., Otieno, M. A., Ogeta, N.O., & Orodho, J. A. (2015). Challenges of Social and Spill-Over Benefits as Motivating Factors to Investment in Formal Education in selected countries of Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda. Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 20, 4, Ver. VI, pp. 29-38. Available online at files.figshare.com/2045201/D020462938.pdf
Otieno, M. A., Bizimana, B. & Ndayambaje, I. (2015).

Considering Gender and Socio-economic Factors as determinants of Students’ Enrolment in Regular and Parallel Undergraduate Study Platforms : A case of Public Universities in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research, 3, (3), Available online at http://www.ijern.com/journal/2015/March-2015/62.pdf
Ndayambaje, I. & Ngendahayo, E. (2014). The use of computer based instructions to enhance Rwandan Secondary School Teachers’ ICT competency and continuous professional development. Rwandan Journal of Education, 2 (2), Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/117158
Ndayambaje, I. (2014). Facing ICTs and e-learning environment : An investigation from the graduates registered in the first batch of e-learners under PanAfrican Tele-Education programs in Rwanda. Rwandan Journal of Education, 2 (1), Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje/article/view/111274/101058
Ampofo, Y.S., Bizimana, B., Mbuthi, J., Ndayambaje, I., Ogetta, N. & Orodho, A.J. (2014). Information Communication Technology Penetration and its Impact on Education : Lessons of Experience from Selected African Countries of Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda. Journal of Information Engineering and Applications, 4 (11), pp.84-95, ISSN 2224-5782 (print) ISSN 2225-0506 (online) Available online at http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JIEA/article/view/17336/17535
Ampofo, Y.S., Bizimana, B., Mbuthi, J., Ndayambaje, I. & Orodho, A.J. (2014).
Performance discrepancies between formative and summative assessments : focus on six different higher learning institutions from Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 5 (6), pp.1055-1057, ISSN : 0976-3031, Available online at http://www.recentscientific.com

Ndayambaje, I. & Orodho, J.A. (2014). Provision and Usage of Computer and Internet Facilities at the College of Education of the University of Rwanda. Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 19 (3), 6, pp. 13-20. Available online at http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol19-issue3/Version-6/C019361320.pdf
Ndayambaje, I., Bimenyimana, T., & Ndahayo, V. (2013). A study on the practices and challenges of Distance Training Programme (DTP) under Kigali Institute of Education (KIE). Rwandan Journal of Education, 1(2), pp. 69-76. Kigali : Kigali Institute of Education. Available online at http://www.ce.ur.ac.rw/documents/Rwanda%20Journal%20of%20Education%20Version%202.pdf

Personal Statement :
I actively participate in grant project writing, academic programme development and organization of academic conferences/seminars. I successfully supervise Master Theses and PhD Dissertations and share my expertise to various educational firms and non-government organizations (at international and local levels) in capacity of Senior Consultant in education.

Academic Rank :
Senior Lecturer

Tuitter/Facebook : ndbje

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