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Abiola Odejide

EMAIL: biolaodejide@gmail.com
PHONE: +2348033255997
ADDRESS: Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Reading, Creative Writing, Music, Gardening, traveling
POST HELD: NIL MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2011
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Screening of Applicants for Fellowship 2018; NAL RESEARCH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: University of Ibadan
SPECIALTIES: Language Arts, Gender Studies, Higher Education, Children’s Literature
APPOINTMENTS: Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, University of Ibadan 2004-2006; Director Distance Learning Centre UI 2000-2004,
General Studies Coordinator 1991-1995, Principal Investigator, University of Ibadan-John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant on Gender Mainstreaming Project 2007 -2011, Chair, University of Ibadan-John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant Implementation committee on Distance Learning, 2000 – Nov. 2006; African Regional Editor Women’s Studies’ International Forum , 2005-2009; Member of the Sub- Committee on the Five Year Strategic Plan for the Internationalisation of the University of Ibadan Member , Committee for Quality Assurance .

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: Recipient, British Council Link Fellowship on Gender Studies 1996. Recipient, British Travel Grant for Children’s Literature, 1991. Visiting Scholar, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1988
Researcher, Nigeria: Gender and Institutional Culture in African Universities. Research of the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa and the Association of African Universities 2004-2006.
Lead Researcher Nigeria “Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education” in DFID/ Carnegie funded 5 country research project in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Sri Lanka, coordinated by the University of London. April 2003 to March 2005.
Lead Researcher: Association of African Universities Gender Mainstreaming
Project for African Universities 2005- 2007
MASHAV Seminar on Distance Learning for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre for International Cooperation, State of Israel, Jerusalem, 2003
Participant ,International Seminar on Higher Education, Galilee College, Tivon, Israel, May 2005.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Oyo State Justice of the Peace; Member,/ Coordinator , Women’s Research and Documentation Centre, University of Ibadan , Ibadan. Coordinator of the United Nations Drug Control Creative Writing Project on Preventive Drug Education for Nigerian schools.
. Coordinator, UNESCO (Nigeria) Creative Writing Project on Environmental Issues for Nigerian Schools. Member, University of Ibadan Review Committee on University of Ibadan. Gender Policy; University of Ibadan Sexual Harassment Policy, 2017. Member, Federal Ministry of Education Committee on University Autonomy and
Related Matters, 2001. Member, Board of Trustees, Iyalode Wuraola Esan Foundation. Member, Board of Trustees Association for Reproductive and Family Health; Member, Initiative for Women’s Studies in Nigeria. President, Association on Books for Young People in Nigeria. Chair, Board University of Ibadan Women’s Creche

Biography

Emeritus Professor Abiola Odejide (Nee Ayoade) was born in Ibadan on April 17, 1946. She attended Yejide Girls’ Grammar School, Ibadan; Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos; University of Ibadan, 1965-1968, (B.A English); Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh, 1972-1973; University of Leeds, Leeds England 1973-74 (M.A In Linguistics and English Language Teaching) and University of Ibadan, Ph.D. English, 1986.
She lectured in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan from 1974 to 2011. Her teaching and extensive research fields were in Language Skills Development, Children’s Literature and Gender Studies. She served as the first female Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Academic) of the University between 2004 and 2006.
She became a Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Letters in 2011 and Emeritus Professor, 2014. She led the initiative to prepare the University of Ibadan’s Gender Policy and Sexual Harassment Policy. .

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