Dr. S.K. Badu-Nyarko, Deputy Director, (ICDE)

Dr S.K. Badu-Nyarko is a Senior Lecturer with seventeen years (17) teaching experience at the Tertiary level.

He holds BA (Hons) in Political Science, M. Phil and PhD in Adult Education from University of Ghana and M.Ed. curriculum Studies) from Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada.

Until his appointment as Deputy Director, He was the Ag. Co-ordinator of the University of Ghana Distance Education Programme.

His research interests are Distance Education, Environmental and Population Education and Human Resource Development. He has also consulted with International Institutions in Adult Education Research.

He is a part-time lecturer in Research Methodology and Quantitative Analysis in Wisconsin International University College Ghana, and Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon.

He was once the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Literacy and Adult Education; a reviewer of KNUST Journal of Science and Technology and a member of the International Reading Association.



• Community-Centered Development Needs of Cocoa-Growing Communities in Ghana. A collaboration with Cadbury Ghana Ltd.

• The Relationship of Education and Cocoa Farming in Ghana. A Collaboration with Cadbury Ghana Ltd.

• College Retention and Distance Education Delivery at University of Ghana


(A) Books

Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (2011). Quantitative data analysis and methods for social science students. Accra: BB Printing Press.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2010). Basic research methods in social science. Accra: BB Printing Press (ISBN 998-124568474)

Parry, I. W and Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2010). Handbook for training community development workers. Accra. (Manuscript)


(B) Chapters in Books

Badu-Nyarko, S.K. and Oduro-Mensah, D.(2009). Promoting prisons education in Ghana through distance learning. In S. Andema and K. Adoo-Adeku. Literacy for Development in Africa: Some issues and concerns, pp.329-338

Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (2004). Environmental Education in Ghana. In K. Asiedu, K.Adoo- Adeku, and A.K. Amedzro (Ed.) The Practice of Adult Education in Ghana. Legon, Institute of Adult Education Press, pp. 127-138.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. and Aggor, R. A.(2003) Introduction to Methodology of Social Investigation.. Commonwealth Youth Programme, Commomwealth Secretariat, London, UK. Module 14, pp. 1-39. Printed by Institute oof Adult Education Press, Legon, Accra.of Learning, Vancouver. Canada.

(C) Articles in Refereed Journals


Appiah-Darkwah, I. and Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (2011). Knowledge of malaria prevention and control in a sub-urban community in Accra, Ghana, International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 6:3; 61-69

Torto, B.A and Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2011). Support services available to part-time students in Accra, Ghana: Implications for distance education. Indian Journal of Open Learning. (ISSN 0971-2690) (Accepted for publication).

Manful, E. S and Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2011). Where are the HIV/AIDS orphans in Ghana. International Journal of Global Social Work. 4 (1), 6 – 11.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2010). Isolation and control in distance education: The case of the Ghanaian student. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. 7 (3), 13-24.

Siabi-Mensah, K., Badu-Nyarko, S. K., Torto, B.A. (March 2009). Problems of Part-time students in Ghana: Implications for distance Education. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education.10 (4),175-190.

Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (2006). Faculty Attitudes towards distance education: A review of the literature. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. 3.(5) (Article 4)

Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (2006). Restructuring schools curriculum in Ghana. A theoretical perspective. Journal of Educational Research and Development in Africa. 2(1), 1-12.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2005). Educational aspirations of secondary school students in Ghana. Journal of Educational Research and Development in Africa. 1(1), 12-24


Zumakpeh E. S. K. and Badu-Nyarko S. K. (2011). The Effects of Non-Formal Education on the Social and Economic Development of Women in Nadowli District, Ghana, Journal of Science and Technology (accepted for publication)

Torto, B. A. and Badu-Nyarko, S.K. (July, 2009). Learning orientation of Part-time adult learners in Ghana. Journal of Literacy and Adult Education, 4 (1), 46-59.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (July 2009). Learning Patterns of Secondary School students in Ghana: Implications for post-secondary distance education. Journal of Literacy and adult Education in Ghana. 4(1),162-174.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2007) Designing an effective instruction for distance education students: An andragogical approach. Journal of Literacy and Adult Education. 3( 2), 11-25.

Badu-Nyarko, S. K. (2006). Ensuring poverty reduction and healthy environment in developing countries: Suggested strategies. Ghana Journal of Literacy and Adult Education. 3(2), 30-41