ADEMUWAGUN, Prof Zacchaeus Akingbade

Born 17 February 1934
in

Ode Aye, Ondo State.

Prof.

ADEMUWAGUN

Zacchaeus

Akingbade
A Public Health Educationist per excellence Professor Zacchaeus Akingbade Ademuwagun was born on 17 day February 1934 in Ode Aye, Ondo State. He started his education in at Methodist Primary School at Ode Aye, his home town in the old Western Region (now Ondo State). An alumnus of Wesley College, Ibadan (1949 -1952); - University College, Ibadan (1957-1962) ; - Boston University, U. S. A. where he obtained his Master’s Degree (MA) in Science Education and Cultural Foundation of Education. - Berkley, California. In 1965 he was awarded his Doctoral Degree (PhD) at the School of Public Health, Berkley, California. The Public Health Professor had an enriching academic career at Wesley College, Ibadan; Igbobi College, Lagos; Federal Advanced Teachers’ College, Lagos; University of Lagos (1966- 1972) and University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan (1972) where he retired in 1990 as a Professor and first Project Director (1972) - African Regional Health Education Centre (ARHEC)- A (WHO) World Health Organisation sponsored program in collaboration with the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, UCH, Ibadan and Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria. To date he remains and regarded as the Pioneer of Health Education in Africa and WHO specialist and voice on the subject matter in African. He served as a Consultant to the World Health Organization in many countries. In 1977, He became the first Professor for Health Education in Africa. The United States of America in 1983 as a special invited guest of the US state Health Department and Human Resources Washington, DC and Atlanta Georgia the city of Atlanta bestowed upon him citizenship of the state of Atlanta, Georgia USA in recognition of his outstanding work on Public Health Education globally. Between 1979 and 1983, he was appointed by the Ondo State Government as a Special Adviser on Health Education and Welfare; and Chairman Ondo State Health Management Board. University of Ado Ekiti - In March, 1981, Chief Ajasin as the Governor of Ondo State, announced the establishment a multi-campus university at the launching of 4th National Development Plan and constituted a 17-member Consultative Committee to work on the University blueprint. The late Educationist was a member of the committee and Project Director. In 1990, after his retirement from the University of Ibadan the Federal Government of Nigeria appointed him as chief consultant on Primary Health for the federation. Professor ZA Ademuwagun died peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, 16th January 2011 in Houston, U. S. A. with his wife and family beside him. He is survived by his wife, Olujoke (nee Popoola), His children, Deji, Atinuke, Segun, Toyin and Seun, grandchildren, brothers and a sister. Popularly called ZA, he was a lover of sports, music; he taught himself how to play the organ and played it most of his active years. He was an ardent organist and choir member at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan. With many publications to his credit on public health education which include: African therapeutic systems( Book ) ZA Ademuwagun. 11 editions published in 1979 in English The Role of School Health Education in Developing Countries. Zacchaeus A. Ademuwagun An investigation of the relationship between Yoruba culture and formal education in Nigeria by Z. A Ademuwagun Certificate health science by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book )1 edition published in 1976 AIDS education handbook for primary health care : a self-instructional manual by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book )2 editions published in 1992 National and training policies in health education in Africa: the African Regional Health Education Centre experience; an address delivered ... 1979 by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book ) An investigation of the relationship between Yoruba culture and formal education in Nigeria by Z. A Ademuwagun
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Olujoke (nee Popoola)
State of Origin: Ondo State.
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

Deji, Atinuke, Segun, Toyin and Seun,

Profession Academia
Working Experience Wesley College,Ibadan , Igbobi College, Lagos; , Federal Advanced Teachers’ College, Lagos; , University of Lagos (1966- 1972) , University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan (1972) , Project Director (1972) - African Regional Health Education Centre (ARHEC) , Special Adviser on Health Education and Welfare, Ondo State , Chairman Ondo State Health Management Board. , Chief consultant on Primary Health for the federation.
Methodist Primary School at Ode Aye,.Wesley College, Ibadan (1949 -1952)..University College, Ibadan (1957-1962)..Boston University, U. S. A..Berkley, California. In 1965
Tertiary
N/A

African therapeutic systems( Book ) ZA Ademuwagun. 11 editions published in 1979 in English

The Role of School Health Education in Developing Countries. Zacchaeus A. Ademuwagun

An investigation of the relationship between Yoruba culture and formal education in Nigeria by Z. A Ademuwagun

Certificate health science by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book )1 edition published in 1976

AIDS education handbook for primary health care : a self-instructional manual by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book )2 editions published in 1992

National and training policies in health education in Africa: the African Regional Health Education Centre experience; an address delivered … 1979 by Z. A Ademuwagun( Book )

An investigation of the relationship between Yoruba culture and formal education in Nigeria by Z. A Ademuwagun

Pioneer of Health Education in Africa and WHO specialist .
First Project Director (1972) – African Regional Health Education Centre (ARHEC)- A (WHO) World Health Organisation sponsored program.
He became the first Professor for Health Education in Africa in 1977.
Citizenship of the state of Atlanta, Georgia USA in recognition of his outstanding work on Public Health Education globally.

sports, music

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