Dr. Zainab Muhammad Shuaibu

Overseer, Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE)

National INSET Centre, NTI Headquarters, Kaduna


Dr. Zainab Muhammad Shuaibu is the Overseer of the National Centre for the Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE), a National INSET Centre at the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna.

She was born on May 25, 1972 in Zaria, Kaduna State, which is her state of origin. Dr. Zainab holds a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Science Education from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU), which she obtained between 2011 and 2017, M.Ed. Science Education from the famous Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) between 2006 and 2009 and a Bachelor Degree in Integrated Science from University of Jos, between 1998 and 2001.

Beside being a holder of a Nigeria Certificate in Education (Physics and Chemistry), she also holds a National Diploma Certificate in Data Processing.  Earlier to these credentials, she had undergone her Primary and Post-Primary education successfully. 

As a teacher, she taught Basic Science and Technology at the primary and junior secondary schools as well as Chemistry at the Senior Secondary school. She was later appointed NTI Course tutor, tutoring Integrated Science for NCE students through the Open and Distance Education (ODE).

Dr. Zainab climbed the ladder progressively to become a Subject Officer Examinations, coordinating Integrated Science for NTI/NCE through the ODE Examination and later a Desk Officer Examinations for the Special Teacher Upgrading Programme (STUP) under the NTI, Kaduna. Until her appointment as the SMASE National INSET Centre Overseer, Dr. Zainab was the Head of Trainings and National Trainer at the Centre.

Presently, she is not only the Contact Person on “Reskilling Teacher Educators and Teachers in OER Development for Learning Recovery in Kebbi and Sokoto States, Nigeria,’’ (a collaborative project between the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna Nigeria and the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada); but also, the  Secretary, Green Teacher Nigeria (GTN) Core Team, (a National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Environmental Education programme)  and On-line Facilitator with the Green Teacher Nigeria (GTN) programme on the National Teachers’ Institute Moodle site.

Dr. Zainab has other Certificates in chosen fields of interest and specialisation, with membership of professional bodies cutting across professional associations. She has attended conferences, seminars and workshops both locally and internationally. All these must have prepared her for the task ahead. She is married with children.