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Chinaza Uleanya

Associate professor, University of Johannesburg

Rural societies remain underdeveloped despite intensive investment and all the best efforts of government, communities, leaders, individuals and other relevant stakeholders. This can often be disheartening.
Chinaza Uleanya, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of South Africa, draws inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s statement: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” His research in education aims to foster collaborations to better understand how education can contribute to development in rural societies and he therefore welcomes collaborations from various parts of the nation, continent and the globe.


  • 2022–present
    Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg
  • 2021–2022
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of South Africa
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Johannesburg
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer, University of Zululand
  • 2013–2016
    Teacher, Ojo Senior High School


  • 2018 
    University of Zululand, D.Ed Social Science
  • 2015 
    Lagos State University, M.Ed Sociology
  • 2009 
    Lagos State University, B.A.Ed English


  • 2024
    Mapping the imaginary of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education: the case of Botswana, Learning, Media and Technology
  • 2023
    Persistent African School Leadership Problems: A Scoping Review for Sustainability, International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership
  • 2023
    Success through leadership resilience: qualitative exploration of a selected rural high school, Research in Educational Administration & Leadership
  • 2023
    Postdigital leadership in education: scoping review of the case of Africa, International Journal of Leadership in Education
  • 2023
    Effects of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policies on Schools in Developing African Nations: Review of Botswana, Journal of Educational Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Board member, International Society Exploring Teaching and Learning
  • Education Association of South Africa (EASA)