OLOKO, Prof Olatunde

B.A, Ph.D, sociologist, born February 12, 1931, Ijebu- Ode, Ogun State;, married BeatriceAdenike Awoga Sarah 1966, three sons, two daugh ters; Education: St. Augustine Catholic School, Ijebu-Ode, 1937-43, Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, 1944-49, King's College, University of Durham, UK, 1955-59, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachu setts, USA, 1964-68; Career: Appointed An thropological Field Assistant, West African Institute of Social and Economic Research, WAISER (now NISER), Ibadan, 1950; As sistant Labour Officer, Department ofLabour (now Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity), Lagos, 1951-55; Tutor in Social Anthropology, Department of Extra-Mural Studies, University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1960- 62; Research Fellow, NISER, Ibadan, 1962- 64; Associate Field Director in Nigeria, Harvard University Project on Socio-Cultural Aspects of Development, 1963-64; Research Associate, Harvard University Project on Socio-Cultural aspects of Development, Cen ter for International Affairs, Harvard Univer sity, USA, 1964-68; appointed Senior lec turer in Sociology, School ofSocial Studies, University of Lagos, 1968-73; Associate Pro fessor of Sociology, Department of Sociol ogy, University of Lagos, 1973-75; ap pointed ProfessorofSociology, Unilag, since 1975; Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unilag, 1975-78; Head, Department, Depart ment of Sociology, Unilag, since 1979; Pro fessor of Sociology/Consultant, Centre for Technology Policy, Lagos, 1998-Date; mem ber, National Advisory Committee on Social Development, Federal Ministry ofSocial De velopment, Youth& Sports, Lagos, 1974-81; member, Governing Council, Nigerian Insti tute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, 1976-78; member, Technical Assess ment Panel, Federal Capital Development Authority, since 1978; UN Consultant on Af rican Development, Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1978-79; member, Technical Advisory Board, ECACUA, Centre for Research & Training Africa Social Development, Tripoli, Libya, member, Judicial Tribunal of Inquiry into the Jimeta (Religious) Disturbances, 1984; mem ber, Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Death of (suspected cocaine pusher), Miss Glory Okon, 1985; member, National Advi sory Committee for the International Youth Year 1985; Guest Lecturer, Command and StaffCollege, Jaji, Kaduna State; Guest Lec turer, National Institute fop Policy and Stra tegic Studies, Kuru, Jos; Guest Lecturer, For eign Service Academy, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos; member, International So ciological Association, since 1970; member, Nigerian Economic Society; member, Nige rian Anthropological and Sociological As sociation; member, Nigerian Institute of In ternational Affairs; member, Editorial Board, International Journal on the Unity of the Sci ences, New York, USA; Associate fellow, Ni gerian Institute of Social and Economic Re search, since 1987; fellow, Nigerian Institute of Personnel Management; Political Party: member, National Reconstruction Commit tee, defunct Action Group Party of Nigeria (AG), 1961-64; Publications: Evoluation of and Demandfor Public Libraries in Lagos, National Library, Lagos, 1980; Dilemma of African Modernisation, Unilag, 1982; Whither Nigeria?Daily Times, Lagos, 1983; in addition to numerous articles in national and international learned journals; Hobbies: dancing, reading, golf; Official Address: CETEP Commercial House, 1-11, Commer cial Avenue, Yaba; Tel/Fax: 234-1-365-880; Home: 4, Ozolua Road, Unilag Campus, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.
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