OJO, Prof. Gabriel Jimoh Afolabi




Jimoh Afolabi
CON, BA, M.A., Ph.D; university teacher, geographer, administrator; Born: November 1, 1930; Hometown: Ado-Ekiti; State: Ekiti; Married: Florence Bukunola Adeyanjie, 1958; nc: three s, three d; ed: St. Georges Catholic School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, 1936-42; St. John Bosco's Training College, Ubiaja, 1944-45; National University of Ireland, 1953-57; National University of Ireland, 1961-62. cr: snr. Geography Master/Vice Principal, St. Joseph's Secondary School, Ondo, 1958-59; Lecturer, Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu Branch, 1959-62; ag. Head, Arts Department, Nigerian College of Arts. Science and Technology, Enugu Branch, 1960-61; ag. Head, Geography Department, University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University), 1962-64 and 1966-70; prof. Geography, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), 1970-80; Head, Geography Department, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) 1970-75; Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), 1972- 74; ch. Presidential Planning Committee on the Open University System in Nigeria, 1980-81; v-c. National Open University, 1984; Examiner/Team Leader, Chief Examiner, Obafemi Awolowo University representative on some West African Examination Council Boards and Committees, 1963-69, mm: State and Federal Scholarship Selection Boards, 1962-72; dir. Western State Sketch Publishing Company, 1965- 66; mm: Western Nigerian Consultative Assembly, 1969; ch: Western State Forestry Advisory Committee, 1974-76; sec-General, National Laity Council of Nigeria, 1985-90; ch. Governing Council, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Imo State, 1986-89; dir. Planning, Pere Robeto (Nigeria) Limited, 1993-95; md. ADEP International Ventures Ltd., since 1996; General sec. 1963; presd. Nigerian, Geographical Association, 1964-65; Editor, Nigerian Geographical Association; 1966-68; presd. Nigerian Geographical Association, 1971-73; mm: American Geographical Society, 1969; American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 1969; PUBLICATION: Yoruba Palaces, A Study of Afins of Yoruba land, University of London Press, 1966; Yoruba Culture, A Geographical Analysis, University of London Press, 1966; co-author, Books One and Two - Geography for Us, 1967; Objective Questions and Answers in School Certificate and General Certificate of Education; Ordinary Level Geography, Parts I and II, 1968, 1969; Our Home Land, 1969; Books Three, four, five - Elements of Physical and Human Geography, 1971; North America and Monsoon Asia, 1973; Europe andUnion of Soviet Socialist Republic, 1974; West Africa in the series Study Map Notebooks W.M. Collins Sons and company Ltd, Glasgow, ed., 1972; 77«r Church And The State in Education, ed., 1981; co-editor, The History of The Catholic Church in Nigeria, ed., 1982; Ten Years of The National Laity Council of Nigeria;: The Role of The Layperson in the Church In Nigeria, co-ed.; Activities of the Laity at the Parish Level, co-ed., 1986; co-editor, The Soul of The Nation, 1986; co-editor:; The LaityAnd The New Era of Evangelisation, 1987; The Spirituality Of Laypersons, co-ed., 1990; Political Party: National Executive Officer, defunct National Republican Convention, 1992-93. Traditional Titles: Otun Maye of Ife, 1980; Asiwaju of Ado Ekiti; 1982; Balogun Of Imesi Ekiti, 1990; Honour: Consultor, Vatican Secretariat for Non-Believers, 1972; member, Pontifical Council, Vatican City, 1973-83, Papal Knight, St. Gregory the Great, 1975, Mountaineer, State of West Virginia, 1969; National Honours: Commander of the Order of the Niger, 2004; Social Club: National Coordinator, Leaven Club International, Nigerian Chapter, Hobbies: lawn tennis and painting; off: 1 Oju Olobun Close, Victoria Island, tel: 01-618586, 619846. res: Otun Maye Square, Ile-Ife, Osun State, tel: 036-233076.
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