OMOLEWA, Prof. Michael

BA, Ph.D university teacher, linguist, born April 1, 1941 Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State; married Yami Saptieu Adams 1976, two sons, two daugh ters; Education: Ibadan Grammar School, 1955-58, Ekiti Parapo High School, Ido- Ekiti, 1959-60, Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, 1962-63, UniversityofIbadan,1964-71, Uni versity of London, 1968-70; Career: Ap pointed Assistant Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1971-73; Lecturer, 1973-77; Senior Lecturer, Unibadan, 1977-82; Dean, Faculty of Education, Unibadan, 1985-87; appointed Professor and Head, Department of Adult Education, since 1982; Chairman, Commit tee of Deans of Education in Nigeria, 1983- 87; External Examiner, University of Botswana; University of Ghana, Legon; Uni versity of Sierra Leone; Obafemi Awolowo University; University of Benin; University of Ilorin & Bayero University, Kano; Na tional Secretary, Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, 1983-87; National President, 1987; West Africa Co-orcjinator, International Council for Distance Education, 1985; Vice-Chairman, African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, 1987; Chairman, Education Sector, Nigerian Na tional Commission for UNESCO; member, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, 1988-92; Foreign Honour: Recipient, Spe cial Citation of J. Roby Kidd Award for Dis tinguished Service to Adult Education by In ternational Council for Adult Education, 1985; Publications: Certificate History of Nigeria, Longman, Lagos, 1986;Adult Edu cation Practice in Nigeria. Evans, Ibadan, 1981; The Life and Times of Late Chief Oyesina; Handbook ofLiteracy Education in West Africa, Longman, Lagos; The Right to Learn: RoleofNon-Formal Education in Nigeria, NNCAE, Ibadan; Retrospect and Renewal: TheState ofAdult Education Re search inAfrica, UNESCO, Dakar, 1998; Lit eracy, Tradition & Progress, UNESCO, Hamburg, 1998; Hobbies: travelling, music, reading, praying & worshipping; Official Address: Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State; Telephone: 02-810-2754; Home: 20, Sankore Avenue, University of Ibadan, Oyo State; Telephone: 02-810-2754.
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