AJAYI, Prof. Jacob Festus Ade

Born May 26. 1929





Festus Ade


Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Christie Tolaigbe Aduke Martins, 1956
State of Origin: Ekiti
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 4
Profession emeritus historian , Scholar , Administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Teacher, Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti, 1948; Ibadan Boys’ High School, 1948-49, 1951-52; Derby Research Scholar, London University, 1955-57; Research f. Institute of Historical Research, London. 1957; Lecturer. University College, Ibadan, 1958- 62; Senior Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1962-63; din Historical Unit, Census Office. Ibadan, 1962-63; prof. History, University of Ibadan. 1963-89; Dean. Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, 1964- 66; asst. Academic, to the ag. v-c, (status of Deputy Vice-Chancellor). 1966-68; Head, Department of History, 1966-69; ag. v-c. University of Ibadan, 1967; v-c. University of Lagos, 1972-78; prof. Emeritus, since 1989; visiting prof. History, University of California, Los Angeles, Summer School, 1963; EI Colegio de Mexico. 1986-87; UCLA. Spring Quarter, 1987; Amherst College, Spring Term, 1989; University of Bergen, Norway, Spring Term, 1990; Ohio Stale University, Columbus, Ohio, Spring Term, 1992; ee: University of Ghana. Lcgon; University of Ife. 1965-66; University of Lagos, 1966- 68; University of Khartoum. 1968, 1970; University of East Africa (Makcrere, Nairobi, Dar es Salam), 1970; Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria, 1972; University of Cape Coast. 1972; Ph.D.. Ahmadu Bello University, 1982, 1985; Representative, Ibadan University Press. Nigeria Publishers Association, 1965-70; dir. Universffy Bookshop Nigeria Ltd, 1967-70; f. Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences, Stanford, 1970-71; Trustee, Van Leer Nigeria Education Trust, 1977; dir. Boots Nigeria Ltd, 1988-92; Sowsco Well Services. 1993; Councillor. Historical Society of Nigeria, since 1958; v-presd. 1967-72; presd. 1972-81; foundation f. Historical Society of Nigeria. 1980; Ghana Historical Society, since 1966; Corresponding f. Royal Historical Association, United Kingdom, sincc 1979; Overseas Historical Association, U.K since 1986; mm. Publications Committee (Board of Directors). Ibadan University Press, 1962-67; ch: 1967-72; mm: Senate, University of Ibadan, 1962-63; Professorial mem. 1963-72, 1978-89; Joint Council and Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees. University of Ibadan, 1966-68; West African Examinations Council International Panel of History, 1966-74; Council, 1969-76: Administrative and Finance Committee. 1974-76; Editorial Board, Journal of Historical Society of Nigeria, Council, Cape Coast University, 1972-76; Governing Council, United Nations University, 1974-80; ch: Council, 1976, 1977; mm. Rector’s Advisory Committee, 1985- 90; UNESCO National Commission of Nigeria, 1968-84, v-presd./ general editor. Ibadan History Scries. Longman Group, since 1970; mm. International Committee on the UNESCO General History of Africa/Editor, Vol. VI, 1971-94, Executive Council, Internatioi.il African Institute, London, since 1971; ch. 1975-87; Consultative dir. 1992; mm. Bureau, International Congress of African Studies, since 1973; presd. Fifth Session, International African Institute, 1978-85; mm. Research Liaison Committee, African Studies Association of America, 1974-78; Organisation of African Unity Group of Eminent Persons on Reparation: ch. Research and Documentation Committee, since 1992; mm: UNESCO Director-General’s Advisory Committee on Development in Africa, 1993-95; Global Coalition for Africa Advisory Committee. 1994-95; Board of Trustees. National Order of Merit, since 1996; v-presd. Royal African Society, London, since 1998; ch: Committee of Vice-Chancellors, 1975-77; Scientific and Planning Council, CAFRAD, Tangier, 1979-83;

St. Paul's School. Ikole-Ekiti, 1934-39; Christ's School, Ado-Ekiti, 1940; Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, 1941-46; High College. Yaba, 1947: University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1948, 1949- 51; University College, Leicester, 1952-55; King's College, University of London, 1955-58.

Bobapitan of Ikole- Ekiti, 1983; Onikoyi of Ife, 1983;

Nigerian National Order of Merit, 1986; Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, 2000

Milestones in Nigerian History, Ibadan University Press, 1962; Longman, 1980; co-author: Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century, Cambridge, 1964, 1972; Christian Missions in Nigeria, 1841-1891; 77ie Making ofa New Elite, Longman, 1965; A Tlwusand Years of West African History. 1965; A History of West Africa, 1974; The University of Ibadan, 1948-73: A History of the Twenty-five Years, Ibadan University Press, 1973; Evolution of Political Culture in Nigeria, University Press Limited, Ibadan, 1985; Historical Atlas of Africa, Longman, 1985; Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s. Vol. VI, UNESCO General History of Africa, Heinemann and University of California Press, 1989; History and the Nation and Other Addresses, Spectrum Books, Ibadan, 1990; A Patriot to the Core: Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Anglican Diocese, Ibadan, 1992; History of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, CSE, Lagos, 1995; The African Experience with Higher Education, James Currey Publications, London, 1996; Kayode Eso: The making ofa Judge, 2002

Doctor of Letters, Leicester, 1975; Doctor of Literature, Birmingham. 1984; Doctor of Literature, Ondo State University. 1992;

25th Anniversary Gold Medal, University of Lagos, 1987; Ondo State Roll of Honour, 1986; 1989; Evaluation Committee, 1986-97; Council, National University of Lesotho, 1977-83; Council, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, 1978; Board, International Association of Universities, 1980-Distinguished Africanist Award, African Studies Association of the USA and Canada. 1993; Honorary Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1994;

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