SOFOLAHAN, Dr. Japhet Adeboye Oladipo

B.Sc, Ed.D; educationist; b: November 1, 1928; ht: Abeokuta, so:Ogun; m: 1953; second m: Susanah Olabisi Allen, 1982; nc: two s, three d. ed: St Paul's School, Igbore, Abeokuta, 1934-37; Baptist Boys' High School, Abeokuta, 1938-46; University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1948-52; Institute of Education, University of Undon, 1952- 53; Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA, 1968-70; Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA, 1977. cr:Education Officer/ Teacher, Ibadan Grammar School; Government College, Ibadan; Government College, Ughelli; Queen's School, Ede, 1953-60; Inspector of Education (Science), defunct Western Region, 1960-62; Senior f. Commonwealth Education, Australia, 1961; snr. Inspector of Education, defunct Western Region, 1963-68; Sole Administrator, Experimental Junior High School, defunct Western State, 1965-68; asst Chief Inspector of Education, defunct Western State, 1968-70; Deputy Chief Inspector of Education, 1970-74; ch. Board of Directors, Nigeria Shoe and Rubber Products Company Limited, Ogbomoso, 1971- 73; Sole Administrator, Western State Schools Board, 1974; Chief Inspector of Education, Western State, 1974-76; ps. Ministry of Education, Ogun State, 1976-79, Ministry of Trade, Industries and Co-operative, Ogun State, 1979, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Ogun State. 1979, Ministry of Industries, Ogun State, 1979-81; Acting Head of Civil Service, Ogun State, 1981, Ministry of Forestry and Water Resources, Ogun State, 1981-83, Governor's Office, Ogun State, 1984; retired voluntarily from Ogun State Civil Service, 1984; ch. Implementation Committee, National Policy on Education, 1985; mm. Asabia Commission on Review of Teachers' Salaries, 1966; Joint Consultative Committee on Education, 1970-76; Advisory Committee; Nigerian. National Merit Award, 1983-84; Federal Government's Study Group on Funding of Education, 1984; Foundation mm. Nigerian Academy of Education, 1985; International Institute of Physics Education, 1970; presd. University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Ogun State Chapter, since 1977. publ: Co-author, Oxford Primary Mathematics Books I-VI, Universal Press, 1978; Universal Primary Science, Books TV- VI, Evans Brothers, 1979. hob: reading, lawn tennis, indoor-games, res: 28, Oju Olobun Close, Victoria Island, Ugos. tel: 01-2619060.
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