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CURRICULUM VITAE
NAME:                                                 FOLAYAN OJO
PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:          Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria; Nov. 12, 1938.
NATIONALITY:                                    Nigerian 
PROFESSIONAL STATUS:                Professor of Economics
AREAS OF INTEREST:                      Human Resource Management, Development   Economics and International Economics                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                           
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY        
(a)        University Education
1.         University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria                                1972 – 1977; Part-time    
2.          University of Western Ontario, London, Canada           1970-1971                                                       
3.         University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada                      1968 – 1970
4.         Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada                          1965 – 1968

(b)        Secondary/Primary Education
1.         St. Peter’s Teachers Grade II Training College, Akure,     1963-1964                                                            
2.         St. Augustine’s Teachers Grade III Training College, Ikere-Ekiti   1959 – 1960                                         
3.         St. John’s Sec. Modern School, Ushi-Ekiti           1955-1956
4.         Christ Church Angl. Pry Schl & St. Peter’s Cath. Pry Schl; Ijero-Ekiti 1947 – 1954

(c)        Academic and Professional Qualifications
1.         Ph.D. (Econ), University of Lagos, Nigeria                      1977
2.         M.A. (Econ), University of Alberta, Canada                     1970
3.         B.A. (Econ), University of Brandon, Canada                    1968
4.         G.C.E O/L and A/L                                                            1963, 1964 and 1965
5.        Grade II Teachers Certificate                                             Dec. 1964
6.        Grade III Teachers Certificate                                            Dec. 1960
7.        Primary School Leaving Certificate                                    Dec. 1954

(d)        Awards and Distinctions
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex  (Nov-Dec1980)
  • Study Tour of Sweden Award by the Swedish Embassy in Nigeria  (Sept 1980)                                          
  • University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship  (Sept 1968-Aug1970)
  • Brandon University Faculty Association Scholarship for “Academic Distinction” May 1968
  • African Students Foundation Fellowship (1965 – 1968) (Undergraduate Scholarship)
Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Nigerian Economic Society (Life Member)
  • Nigerian Industrial Relations Association
  • Population Association of Nigeria
  • Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
  • West African Economic Association
  • Society for International Development
  • Economics Association of Swaziland
  • Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management. Conferment took place in Lagos on 30 August, 2012.
  • Fellow, Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales. Conferred by the Certified Institute of Public Administrators of Ghana and the Certified Public Administrators of England & Wales in collaboration with Agency for Good Governance & Social Development; Since July 26, 2012.
Working/Professional Experience
(a)        Teaching and Research
1.         Professor, University of Swaziland, August 1, 2001 to June 30, 2010
2.         Visiting Professor, Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (Sabbatical 1987/88)
3.        Research Associate, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan,  Nigeria, 1982 – 1984; 1987/88.         
 4.         Part-time Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1981/82 – 1986/87.
 5.         Visiting Fellow, (Sabbatical Leave), Centre for West African Studies, University  of Birmingham, England, Oct.1980; Jan.-Sept. 1981.
6.         Part-time Lecturer (within the University of Lagos but outside his Department), between the late 1970s and 2001: Distance Learning Institute; Faculty of Business Administration; Faculty of Law; and Department of Political Science.
7.        Part-time Lecturer, Imo State University, 2000/2001.
8.         Professor, University of Lagos, October 1, 1982 – June 30, 2003.
9.         Associate Research Professor (Associate Prof.) (UNILAG), Oct 1979- Sept. 1982.   
10.       Senior Research Fellow (Senior Lecturer) (UNILAG), Oct. 1977 – Sept. 1979.
11.       Research Fellow I (Lecturer I) (UNILAG), Oct. 1975 – Sept. 1977.
12.       Research Fellow II (Lecturer II) (UNILAG), Oct. 1973 – Sept. 1975.
13.       Junior Research Fellow (Assistant Lecturer), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Sept.     1971 – Sept. 1973
14.       Graduate Assistant, University of Alberta, Canada, (1968-70). Responsibilities: Teaching and Tutorials at undergraduate level
15.       Teaching Assistant, Brandon University, Canada, (final year undergraduate studies, 1967 – 68). Responsibility: Grading first year students’ tests in Economics.
16.       “Trained” Teacher (with Grade II Teachers Certificate), St. Francis’ Catholic Modern School, Akure, Jan.-August, 1965.
17.       “Trained” Teacher, (with Grade III Teachers Certificate), St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Ijero- Ekiti, Jan.-Dec. 1962; and St. Columbus Catholic Primary School, Ikoro- Ekiti, Jan.-Dec. 1961.
18.      “Pupil” Teacher, St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Ijero-Ekiti, Jan. 1957-Dec.1958.     

(b)        Courses Taught (Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate)

  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Structure of the Nigerian Economy
  • Economic Planning
  • Economics of Education
  • Labour and Industrial Relations
  • Labour Economics
  • Manpower Economics and Planning
  • Personnel Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • Public Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Demographic Aspects of Manpower
  • Selected Themes in Demography
  • Structure of the Swazi Economy
  • International Trade and Policy 
(c) Project /Thesis/Dissertation Supervision
Since 1975, he supervised students’ projects/theses/dissertations at various levels and in several academic and professional programmes. These are in their hundreds at undergraduate level, several at  masters level; two, M. Phil and one  Ph.D. The supervision covered the following specific programmes:
  • Final Year Undergraduates in Economics
  • Professional Diploma in Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, and Marketing
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Economics
  • M.Sc. Economics
  • M. Phil Economics
  • Ph.D. Economics
External Examiner
  • Department of Economics , University of Ibadan
  • Department of Economics, University of Ife
  • Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan
Other Academic Contributions
1.   Chairman, Board of Studies, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, (ASCON) Badagry, August 1985 – July, 1987.
2.   Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, August 1985 – July 1987.
3.   Acting Director, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, Sept 1978 – July 1980; Dec. 1982 – July 1983, March – July 1985.

Review of Manuscripts/Reports/Monographs
He reviewed manuscripts and technical reports for several academic and professional journals in Nigeria and other countries including Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland as well as for regional organizations. 

The Journals, etc. include The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies; Journal of Business and Social Studies, Education and Development, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, Centre Point, West African Economic Journal, Research for Development, Social Science Review, Botswana Journal of Economics; UNISWA Research Journal; UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology; while the organizations include Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); Union for African Population Studies; Nigerian Educational Research Council, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, and (Nigerian) National Manpower Board. 

Assessment of Publications: I assessed publications for many professorial appointments in several universities in Nigeria and Ghana as well as the University of Botswana (from 1984 to date).

Service to the University Of Swaziland

  • Dean, Faculty of Social Science, 01 Dec. 2006-31 July, 2007.
  • Acting Pro- Vice Chancellor (Deputy Vice Chancellor), 01 Jan.-Nov.  2, 2006:
    • Membership of Committees
    • Other Responsibilities
  • Academic Coordinator, World Trade Organization (WTO) Regional Trade Policy Course for English-Speaking African Countries in collaboration with the University of Swaziland, 2008 to August 2010.
  • Editor, UNISWA Research Journal, May 2005 to June 2010.
  • Member, Committee on Guidelines for Masters and Ph. D. Programmes, 2008.
  • Member, University Governing Council (Senate Representative), December 2004 to Dec. 2005; as Acting, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Deputy Vice Chancellor), Jan. 2006 to Nov. 2007; and re-elected as Senate Representative, Jan. 2007- July 2007.
  • Member, Academic and Administrative Staff Promotions Committee, Nov. 2006-June 2007
  • Member, University Senate; Faculty of Social Science Professorial Representative, (i.e. elected member) November 2004 to Dec. 2005; as Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor (Deputy VC), Jan. 2006 to Nov. 2006; as Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Dec. 2006- July 2007.
  • Prepared Comments for the Government of Swaziland on the “Review of the Economy of Swaziland by the African Development Bank”, 2007. 
  • Chairman, Senate Committee on Carrying Capacity of Faculties at the University of Swaziland, 2006. 
  • Chairman, Committee on the Finalization of University of Swaziland Policy on Ethical Conduct in Research, 2006.
  • Chairman, Review of the “Study on an African Union Government: Towards the United States of Africa”, 2006. 
  • Member, UNISWA Research Board, September 2002 to Dec. 2005, and member as Editor, UNISWA Research Journal, May 2005 to date.
  • Coordinator, Final Year Students’ Research Projects, Department of Economics, July 2003 to Dec. 2005; and Dec. 2006 to June 2009.
  • Chairman, Faculty of Social Science Research Committee, Sept. 2002 to Dec. 2005.
  • Member, Post-Graduate Studies Faculty Board, Oct. 2001 to Dec. 2005.
  • Member, Faculty of Social Science Planning Committee, Oct. 2001 to 2003.
  • Member, Faculty of Social Science Research Committee, August 2001 to September 2002.
    • Other Activities
(a) Chairmanship of Committees

  • Deans’ Committee
  • Academic and Administrative Staff Selection Committee
  • Board of Affiliated Institutions
  • Budget Advisory Committee
  • Pension Fund Board of Trustees
  • Housing Committee
  • Housing Loans Committee
  • Links Advisory Committee
  • Non-Academic Staff Sub-Committee on the Creation of New Positions
  • Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • UNISWA Research Board
  • Strategic Plan Implementation Committee
  • Sub-Committee of the Academic Planning Committee
  • Swaziland Mineworkers Student Loan Fund
  • Academic and Administrative Staff Committee
  • Academic and Administrative Staff Promotions Committee
  • Academic Planning Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Administrative Management Committee
  • Building and Tenders Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • General Services Committee
  • Non-Academic Staff Committee
  • Served as Acting Vice Chancellor on a number of  occasions during the absence of the incumbent;
  • Chaired Senate meetings in the absence of the Vice Chancellor;
  • Coordinating and facilitating the establishment of links with some universities.
  • Convener, Sub- Committee on Guidelines on the Supervision for Post-Graduate Students’ Theses, Feb-March, 2005.
  • Convener, Joint Committee of the Department of Agric. Economics and Management and the Department of Economics on Joint M.Sc. Programme. Oct.-Nov. 2003.
  • Convener, Committee on Ways and Means of Organizing Faculty (FOSS) Seminars, April 2005. 
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

1.         Chairman, Staff Investigation Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, June – July, 2001.

2.         Member, University of Lagos Strategic Development Plan Committee, Jan. – July, 2001.

3.         Member, Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Oct. 2000 – Jan. 2001.

4.         Chairman, Committee on the Review of Profit Sharing Policy for Income Generating Academic Programmes, University of Lagos, Oct. – Nov. 2000.  (Membership included all Deans of Faculties)

5.         Chairman, UNILAG (University of Lagos) Ventures Management Board (for Income Generating Commercial Activities), March 2000 to July 2001.

6.         Coordinator, Postgraduate Diploma in Manpower Economics and Planning, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, 1996/97 to July 2001.

7.         Member, University of Lagos Senate Honours Committee, 1997 – 1999.

8.         Chairman, Human Resources Development Board, (Coordinated University Income Generating Academic Programmes) December 1997 to March 2000.

9.         Member, Committee on Review of Rules and Procedures on Consultancy and Allied Programmes, 1997.

10.       Honourary Secretary, University of Lagos Co-operative, Building and Housing Society Limited, June 1996 to July 2001.

11.       Chairman, Works and Services (Maintenance) Department Study Group, 1995.  
The Study Group submitted a Report on staff rationalization and how to make the Department more effective in service delivery. 

12.       Chairman, Centre for Educational Technology Management Board, 1994/95.

13.       Chairman, Task Force on Implementation of University of Lagos Senate Decisions on Rationalization of Academic Programmes, 1986/87.

14.       Member, University Appointments and Promotions Board, 1985/86 and 1986/87.

15.       Member, Selection Board for the Appointment of Deputy Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, July 1985.

16.       Member, University Ceremonies Committee, November 1984 to November 1986.

17.       Chairman, Election Committee, UNILAG Senior Staff Club, 1982 – 1985.

18.       Member, Board of Directors, UNILAG CONSULT Management Board, July    
           1983 to March 1987.
            
19.       Member, Fund Raising Committee for the Reconstruction of Chapel of Christ Our Light, University of Lagos, 1997 – 1998.

20.       Member, University of Lagos Chapel Appeal Fund Committee 1973 – 1978.

21.       Member, Committee of Representatives of Christian Community at the University of Lagos, 1972 – 1979.

22.       Member, University of Lagos, Institute of Education Committee, October 1979 to July 1982.
23.       Member, University of Lagos Library Committee, 1979-81.

24.       Elected Member of Senate, University of Lagos, August 1979 to July 1981; Also a member between 1982 and 2001 as a Professor.

25.       Member, Building Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1976-77, and 1993-94.

26.       Chairman, Publications Committee, Human Resources Research Unit, 1977-78.

27.       Member, Promotions Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Lagos, 1977-78, 1981-82 and 1983-84.

28.       Member, Conference Committee, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1976-77.

29.       Chairman, Public Lectures Committee, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1975-76.

30.       Member, Students Petition Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1976-77; 1981-82 and 1983-84.

31.       Member, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1975-76.

32.       Member, Committee on “Procedure for the Appointment of External Examiners”, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1974.

33.       Member, Research Committee, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1971-73.

34.       Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Business and Social Studies, University of Lagos, 1972-74.

35.       Member, Research Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1971-75; and October 1976 – June 1978.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY (Mainly in Nigeria)

  • Offered financial assistance to some students of Doherty Memorial Grammar School (DMGS), Ijero-Ekiti (since 2001) and St. Gabriel’s Secondary School, Ijero-Ekiti (since 2008)  
  • Donated a Trophy to each school (DMGS & St. Gabriel’s) for Annual Inter-House Sports Competition. 
  • Editorial Board Panaf Publishing Inc., Lagos/Abuja, 2007 to date.
  • President, Ekiti Parapo Unilag Estate, Magodo Isheri, Lagos, November 2011 to date
  • Consulting Editor, International Journal of Educational Research, University of Lagos, 2007- 2010. 
  • “Chief Asiwaju” (Leader) of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Ijero-Ekiti, Oct. 1995 to   date.
  • Justice of Peace for  Ondo State of Nigeria, July 1993 to date.
  • Vice President, Ijero Social Elites, Jan. 1986 – Dec. 1988.
  • General Secretary, Ijero Social Elites, Jan. 1978 – Jan. 1986.
  • Assistant General Secretary, Ijero Social Elites, Jan. 1974 – Jan. 1978
  • Patron of several students’ organizations in Nigeria; e.g. Federal College of     Education (Technical), Yaba-Lagos, 1970s; University of Lagos Catholic  Students Association (1970s-early 1980s); Ekiti State Students’ Union, UNILAG Chapter, 1990s.
  • Course Adviser to students at Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, and the    Universities of Lagos.
  • Member, Lagos State Manpower Committee, 1994 to 1999.
  • Member, National Network for Employment Promotion and Capacity Building,   Jan. 1996 to July 2001.
  • Member, Technical Committee on the National Network for Employment Promotion and Capacity Building, Jan. 1994 to July 2001.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Social Science Council of Nigeria, 1987-1988.
  • Member, Executive Board of the Social Science Council of Nigeria, 1987-88.
  • Member, Nigerian Federal Government delegation to India, Pakistan and Philippines to study and evaluate the educational systems of those countries, March-April, 1983.  The Committee submitted an Evaluation Report to Government. I was solely responsible for the Social Science content of the Report.
  • Member, National Standing Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications (Federal Ministry of Education), Oct. 1981 – Dec. 1988.
  • Member, Task Force on Financing of Health Services in West Africa (West African Health Community), 1980.
  • Member, National Committee on Pan African Institute for Development, 1978-80.
  • Member, National Manpower Research and Planning Committee, 1979-80.
  • Member, Lagos State Census Committee, 1973.
  • Social Secretary, Athabasta Postgraduate Students Residence Association, 
  • Member, Executive Committee, International Students’ Association, Brandon 
  • Member, Canadian/American (Students) International Relations Association,  
  • Member, Ijero-Ekiti Catholic Literate Members’ Association, 1957-1962.
  • Senior Prefect, St. Peter’s College, Akure, 1964.
  • Librarian, St. Augustine’s College, Ikere-Ekiti, 1960.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Oct. 1969-May 1970.
University, Brandon, Canada, Sept. 1965- May 1968.
Brandon University, Brandon, Canada, 1966-1968.

Special Public Service
He served as a State Commissioner in (old) Ondo State of Nigeria (June 1988 – Dec. 1991).  During the period, I served as Commissioner of Commerce and Industry; and of Rural Development and Water Resources – with emphasis on the promotion of rural development and small and micro enterprises in both Ministries.  I also served as Chairman and Director of some parastatals. These special public service assignments afforded me the opportunity of marrying theory with practice in several areas of economic and management activities.
The following specific positions were held:

1.State Commissioner in Ondo State:
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry; June 1988 – July 1989.
  • Ministry of Rural Development and Water Resources, July 1989 December 1991. 
2.         Chairman or member of various Executive Council Administrative and Investigation   Committees, June 1988 – Dec. 1991.

3.         Chairman, Ondo State Executive Council Committee for the Launching of the Rural Development Fund in Local Government Areas, 1988.          

4.         Member, Ondo State Agricultural Development Project Executive Committee,      March 1990 –Dec. 1991.

5.         Director, Grenic Nigeria Limited, Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1991.

6.         Member, Ondo State Scholarship Board, June 1989 – Dec. 1991.

7.         Chairman, Board of Directors, Owena Motels, Ondo State, June 1988 – July 1989.

8.         Director, Ondo State Investment Holding Company Limited, June 1988 – July 1989.

9.         Director, Great Nigeria Insurance Company Limited, Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1990.

10.       Director, Nigeria General Insurance Company Limited, Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1991.

11.       Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigeria General Insurance Company Limited, June            – Dec. 1988.

12.       Director, Odua Investment Company Limited, July 1988-July 1989.

13.       Member, Ondo State Raw Materials Committee, 1988 – 1989.

14.       Member, Ondo State Task Force on Small Scale Industries, 1988-1989.

15.       Member, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Feb-Dec., 1991.

Economic and Human Resource Management Consultant

Since 1974, He undertook various consulting jobs (individually and jointly with colleagues and others) for the following national and international organizations.
  • Unilag Consult, University of Lagos.
  • Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.
  • Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
  • Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
  • National Youth Service Corps Directorate (Nigeria).
  • Industrial Training Fund (Nigeria).
  • National Manpower Board (Nigeria).
  • Federal Ministry of National Planning (Nigeria).
  • Federal Ministry of Education (Nigeria).
  • National Directorate of Employment (Nigeria).
  • West African Health Community.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • United Nations Development Programme.
  • International Labour Organisation.
  • Jobs and Skills Programme for Africa.
  • Ford Foundation.
  • Population Council of New York.
  • Some Nigerian and Swaziland Private Consultancy Firms (e.g.)
    • TAWABAT Consultancies Limited
    • International Management Services Consultants Ltd
    • DESTICO Limited.
  • Undertook Consulting Jobs (individually and jointly) while in Swaziland, 2001-2010.
Books Publications and Academic Papers

1.Folayan Ojo: My Autobiography Volume Three: Manifestation of God’s Grace, Panaf Publishing Inc., Lagos 2019
2.Folayan Ojo: Autobiography Volume Two: A Dream Fulfilled, Panaf Publishing Inc., Lagos 2017.
3.Folayan Ojo: My Autobiography, Panaf Publishing Inc., Lagos 2012
4.Personnel ManagementTheories and Issues,  Panaf Publishing Inc. Lagos, 1998.
5.Human Resource ManagementTheory and Practice, Panaf Publishing Inc. Lagos, 1997.
6.With others, (Eds.), Rural Development in Ondo State, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ondo State University, 1987.
7.With  I. Sobowale (Eds.), The Problem of Human Resource Underutilization in Nigeria and Policy Options, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, 1989. 
8.With A. Aderinto & Tayo Fashoyin (Eds.), Manpower Development and Utilization in NigeriaProblems and Policies,University of Lagos Press, 1986.
9.With O.J. Fapohunda, The Costs of Children in Lagos.  Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) Limited, Ibadan, 1985.
10.With C. Okoye (Eds.) Manpower Constraints to Nigeria’s Economic Development, National Manpower Board, Lagos, 1985.
11.Nigerian Universities and High-Level Manpower Development, University of Lagos Press, Lagos, 1983.
12.With H. Chojnaka & P.O. Olusanya (Eds.) Population and Economic Development in Nigeria in the Nineteenth Eighties, United Nations, New York, 1981.

(b)        Monographs
1.         Sectoral Brain Drain in Nigeria, National Manpower Board, Diagnostic Studies Series No. 5. 1998 (Monograph).

2.         Labour Inspection Under Structural Adjustment in West Africa, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe, Seminar Series, No: 97/1997 (Monograph).

3.         Youth Employment and Youth Empowerment Problems in Nigeria, Jobs and Skills Programme for Africa, Addis Ababa, 1986 (Monograph).

4.         Economic Integration: The Nigerian Experience Since Independence,    
Occasional Paper Series No. 54, Institute of Social Research, The Hague, Netherlands, October 1974, (Monograph). 


(c)        Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Conference Proceedings – All are Sole Publications – Except Nos. 1 & 3

1.         Ojo F. and Dlamini D.F. “The Economy of Swaziland: Recent Developments, Major Challenges and the Way Forward”, UNISWA Research Journal, Vol. 20,  December 2006, pp. 39-53.

2.         “Opportunities, Challenges and Potential Impact of Cross-Border Provision of Higher Education: With or Without the WTO/GATS Regime”, in O.T. Edje (Ed.), Proceedings of a Seminar on African Day and Science Day held at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland, 10 December, 2004 pp. 64 – 87.

3.         Ojo F. and Lawanson K. “The Demands for and Constraints on Human Resource Development in Africa”, in Nigerian Economic Society, Human Resource Development in Africa, University of Ibadan 2003, pp. 335-367.

4.         Profile of Tertiary Graduate Production in Nigeria: An Analysis of Training and Labour Market Gaps, “in E. Ukpong (Ed.),Bridging Tertiary Institutions and Labour Market in Nigeria.  National Manpower Board, 2001, pp. 29-71.

5.         “The Economics of Education in Nigeria”, in S. Adesina and E.O. Fagbamiye (Eds.), Readings in Educational Administration in Nigeria, University Press Limited, Ibadan, 1998, Chapter 8.

6.         “Socio-Economic Variables as Determinants of Academic Performance in Nigerian Universities”, The African Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 3, No. 1.

7.         “The Effects of Public Job Creation Policies on Employment and Labour Market”, in T. Fashoyin (Ed.), Economic Reform Policies and Labour Market in Nigeria, Nigerian Industrial Relations Association, University of Lagos,1994, pp. 106-119.

8.         “Keynote Address on Manpower Planning as a Remedy for Mass Unemployment and Skills Shortage”, in B. Oni (Ed.) Proceeding of Zonal Training Workshop for Manpower Planning, ILO/UNDP, March 1990, pp. 7-9.

9.         “The Problem of Human Resource Underutilization in Nigeria and Policy Options” in Folayan Ojo and I. Sobowale (Eds.), Social, Economic and Political Dynamics fo Nigerian Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, University f Lagos.

10.       “Prospects for Modern Sector Employment Generation for Women”, in T. Fashoyi, F.D. Oyekanmi & E. Fapohunda (Eds.), Women in the Modern Sector Labour Force in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects, Department of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, University of Lagos, 1987, pp. 197-224.

11.       “Education and Manpower in Nigeria”, in Folayan Ojo et.al (Eds.) Manpower Development and Utilization in Nigeria: Problems and Policies, University of Lagos Press, 1986 pp. 73-98.

12.       “Nigeria’s Manpower Planning Experience”, Folayan Ojo et al (Eds.), Manpower Development and Utilization in Nigeria: Problems and Policies.  University of Lagos Press, 1986, pp. 1-21.

13.       “Academic Performance of Direct and Preliminary Year Students in Nigerian Universities”, A  Journal of West African Stduies, Vol. 18.

14.       “Manpower Development in West Africa”, in U.G. Damachi and H.D. Seibel (Eds.), Manpower Problems in Africa, MacMillan, London, 1986, pp. 33-68.

15.       “Manpower Requirements for Nigeria’s Industrial Development” The Nigerian Banker, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1985, pp. 12-25.

16.       “Providing Adequate Staff for the Secondary School System” in F. Ojo & C.C. Okoye (Eds.) Manpower Constrains to Nigeria’s Economic Development, National Manpower Board, Lagos, 1985, pp. 99-118.

17.       “Manpower Development Strategies for the 1980’s in the ECOWAS”, in R. Ubogu, et alDevelopment Planning in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Priorities and Strategies, Heinemann Educational Books (Nig.) Limited, Ibadan, 1983, pp. 215-248.

18.       “Post-graduate Training in Management Education in Nigerian Universities”, The Manpower Journal, (Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Dehli), Vol. 17, No. 3, Oct. – Dec. 1981, pp. 67-68.

19.       “The Nigerian Sixth Form Education: Is Abolition the Answer to Poor Performance?”  In Segun Adesina (Ed.), Introduction to Educational Planning, University of Ife Press, 1981, pp. 246-266.

20.       “Introduction – Population and Economic Development”, in H. Chojnacka, P.O. Olusanya & F. Ojo (Eds.), Population and Economic Development in Nigeria in the Nineteen-Eighties, New York, United Nations, 1981, pp. 1-5.

21.       “An Appraisal of Nigeria’s Manpower Development Efforts During the Third National Development Plan Period”, PERMAN, Vol. 8, No. 1, January – March, 1981, pp. 25-33.

22.       “Economic Community of West African States and the New International Economic Order”, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1980, pp. 27-37.

23.       “Youth Employment and the Impact of the National Youth Service Corps on Labour Mobility in Nigeria”, African Studies Review, Vol. 23, Nos. 2 September 1980, pp. 51-62.

24.       “Part-time Studies at the University of Lagos”, Education and Development, Vol. 1 No.1, January 1980, pp. 46-58.

25.       “Student Wastage in Nigerian Universities”, Journal of East African Research and Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1979, pp. 66-82.

26.       “The Administration of Nigeria’s Balance of Payments: Any Role for Exchange Rate Policy?” The Quarterly Journal of Administration, Vol. 13, Nos. 3 & 4, April/July 1979, pp. 261-275.

27.       “Nigerian Universities and National Manpower Needs” in U.G. Damachi and K. Ewusi (Eds.) Manpower Supply and Utilization in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra-Leone, International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, 1979, pp. 171-191.

28.       “The Problem of Human Resource Under-Utilization: The Case of Mobilized High-Level Manpower in Nigeria” Labour and Society, (ILO), Geneva), Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1979, pp. 169-178.

29.       “Providing Food for Nigeria’s Teeming Population”, IKENGA, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1979, pp. 51-59.

30.       “Industrial Protection and Employment Generation in Nigeria”, Sudan Journal of Economic and Social Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1978, pp. 38-46.

31.       The Demand for and the Supply of University Education in Nigeria” in U.G. Damachi and V.P. Diejomaoh (Eds.), Human Resources and African Development, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1978, pp. 140-163.

32.       “Nigeria’s Export Performance: Trends, Problems and Prospects”, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Vol. 15, Nos. 3 & 4, 1977, pp. 174-188.

33.       “The Urban Employment Problem”, Urbanisation and Nigerian Economic Development, Proceedings of the 1977 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society, pp. 125-141. Also published in The Manpower Journal (Institute of Applied Research, New Delhi) Vol. 15, No.1, April-June,1979.

34.       “Technical Education in Nigeria: An Appraisal of Need and Adequacy”, The Journal of Business and Social Studies, (New Series), Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1977, pp. 18-33.

35.       Facing the Challenges of High-Level Manpower Immobility: A Review of the Nigerian Situation – A Rejoinder”, Manpower and Unemployment Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, November 1977, pp. 103-107.

36.       Facing the Challenge of High Level Manpower Immobility: A Review of the Nigerian Situation” – Manpower and Unemployment Research, McGill University Vol. 10, No. 1, April 1977, pp. 5-23.

37.       “Non-formal Education in Nigeria’s Manpower Development”, West African Journal of Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, October 1976, pp. 511-520.

38.       “Entry Grades and Academic Performance in Nigerian Universities”, Bulletin of the Association of African Universities, Vol. 3, No. 1, November, 1976, pp. 77-91.

39.       “Import Substitution Approach to Economic Development: The Case of Nigeria, African Research Bulletin, Vol. 5, No.4, 1975, pp. 39-60.

40.       “Economic Integration: The Nigerian Experience Since Independence”, Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies, Vol. 18, No.2, July 1976, pp. 285-306.  

41.       “Factors Influencing the Choice of Courses of Nigerian University Undergraduates”, Bulletin of the Association of African Universities, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1975, pp. 43-50.

42.       “Nigeria’s Second International Trade Fair”, Inter-Economies, Hamburg, July 1974, pp. 210-212.

43.       “Training for Industrial Development in Nigeria”, Manpower and Unemployment Research in Africa, McGill University, Vol. 7, No. 1, April, 1974, pp. 69-82.

(d)        Manuscripts Completed and Accepted for Publication 

  • “Trade Expansion and Economic Development in West Africa: The Role of ECOWAS”, The African Review.
  • “An Econometric Analysis of Nigeria’s Export and Import Performance”,  African  Educational BulletinResearch.
  • “Youth Mobilization for National Development: A Case Study of Nigeria”, Pakistan Economic and Social Review.
  • “Educational Development in the West African Sub-Region”, Educ. Africa, UNESCO.
  • “Manpower Development Planning in Nigeria”, in E.O. Adeniyi, Development Planning in Nigeria.
(e)        Book Reviews:

  • Rege, S.R. Applied General Equilibrium Analysis of India’s Tax and Trade Policy, Africa Development, CODESRIA, 2006.
  • World Bank, Nigeria: Options for Long-Term Development, Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, July 1976, pp. 321-325.
  • Harbison, Maruhnic and Resnick, Quantitative Analysis of Modernization and Development, Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 7, No. 3, December 1971, pp. 178-180.
(f)         Unpublished Papers of Academic Interest


  • Regional Integration in the Southern African Region, Mimeographed, University of Swaziland, 2003.
  • Data Requirements for Socio-Economic Investments, Mimeographed, University of Lagos, 2000.
  • Management Information System, University of Lagos, Mimeographed, 1994.
  • Overcoming Problems in Manpower Policy Implementation, Mimeographed, University of Lagos, 1993.
  • Motivation: A Critical Analysis, Mimeographed, University of Lagos, 1992.
  • The Informal Sector and Employment Generation in Nigeria, Mimeographed, University of Lagos, 1988.
  • A New Approach to Solving the Problem of Unemployment: The Policy of Labour Export, Research Bulletin No. 83/02, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1983.
  • The Demand for and the Supply of University Education in Nigeria, Research Bulletin No. 82/03, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1982.
  • Child Care in Lagos and Ikorodu, Research Bulletin No. 80/02, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1980.
  • Education and Manpower in Nigeria, Research Bulletin No. 80/01, Human Resources Research Unit, University of Lagos, 1980.
  • Nigeria’s International Trade: An Analysis of Patterns, Trends and Prospects, 154 pp. Mimeographed, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, 1979.
Consultancy Reports and Major Works of Academic and Professional Interest

  • (With Others), International Distillers Company: Job Evaluation and Job Analysis, Report Prepared on Behalf of UNILAG Ventures, Lagos, May 2001.
  • (With Others), Personnel Audit in the Federal Civil Service (Nigerian Customs Service), Report Prepared for the Nigerian Federal Government, September 2000.
  • Training Policies and Systems in Nigeria, Paper Prepared for the International Labour Organization, Lagos, February, 2000.
  • Market-Linked Education and Training Policies and Programmes in Nigeria, Background Report Prepared for the ILO Employment Policy and Strategy Formulation in Nigeria, October, 1996.
  • Sectoral Brain Drain in Nigeria.  Report Prepared for the National Manpower Board, Lagos, 1996.
  • (With Others) The Prospects for Contract Leasing in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry.  Report Prepared for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.  242 pp., Abuja, August, 1995.
  • Nigeria: Employment Reports and Statistics.  Report Prepared for the International Labour Organisation, Geneva, October, 1994.
  • Employment Generation and Productivity Enhancement Strategies in Nigeria.  Report Prepared for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 53 pp. October, 1986.
  • Youth Employment and Youth Employment Programmes in Africa: The Case of Nigeria, Report Prepared for the Jobs and Skills Programme for Africa (JASPER), Addis Ababa, 1986.
  • Labour Relations and Dispute Settlement in Public Service in Nigeria, Report Prepared for the International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 65pp. Nov, 1985.
  • (With A. Aderinto), Study into the Situation of Children in Nigeria – Education. Report Prepared for the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council, Lagos, 304 pp. October, 1984.
  • The Impact of the Industrial Training Fund on Non-Formal Education in Nigeria.  Report Prepared for the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, 47 pp., Ibadan, 1984.
  • (With Prof. Alo and Dr. Chukwujekwu).  Prepared and Submitted to the Nigerian Federal Government a Technical Report on the Evaluation of the Educational Systems in India, Pakistan and the Philippines.  (I was responsible for the Social Science Section of the Report) 1983.
  • Existing and Potential Manpower Development and Co-operation Between Africa and Latin America.  Report Prepared for the Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 90 pp. May 1981.
  • Techniques for Surveying the Financing and Expenditure of Health Services in English-Speaking West African Countries.  Report Prepared for the West African Health Community, Lagos, 1980.
  • (With A. Aderinto and T. Fashoyin), The Role and Performance of Vocational Training Institutions in Nigeria.  Report Prepared for the Nigerian Federal Government (Ministry of Economic Development), 85 pp., Lagos, November 1979.
  • (With Dr. O. Fajana), Long-Term Prospects for Trade and Economic Co-operation Between Nigeria and the Socialist Countries of Eastern Europe.  Report Prepared for the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 70 pp. Geneva, November, 1978.
  • Evaluation Report on Four Years of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme.  Report Prepared for the NYSC Directorate, 135 pp., Lagos, November 1977.
Selected Workshop/Conference/Seminar Papers

He attended scores of workshops, conferences and seminars in Nigeria and other countries where hw presented papers, participated as chairman, discussant, etc.  Below is a list of selected papers presented:

  1. The effects of the Credit Crunch on Sustainable Development, Paper Presented at the Seminar on Sustainable Development in Africa: What is the Role of Higher Education? In Commemoration of the Association of African University Day Held at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni,  March 17, 2009.
  2. The Contribution of Multilateral Trading System to Alleviate the Financial and Economic Crisis, Paper Presented at the Workshop Organised by the World Trade Organization, Geneva, 14-15, May 2009.
  3. Education for Sustainable Development: Issues of Gender Equality, Paper Presented at the Conference on Democracy and Education for Sustainable Development Held at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, November 25-28, 2007.
  4. Investment in Health for Sustainability Development: Some Critical Issues, Paper Presented at the Seminar on Global Health Security: Invest, Build a Safer Future Held in Commemoration of the World Health Day, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, April 27, 2007.
  5. Tertiary Educational Reform in Swaziland, Paper Presented at the National Symposium on Education, Organized by the Ministry of Education, Mbabane, Swaziland, November 9-10, 2006. 
  6. Opportunities, Challenges and Potential Impact of Cross-Border Provision of Higher Education: With or Without the WTO/GATS Regime, Paper Presented at the African University Day Seminar on Cross-Border Provision of Higher Education in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland, 10 December, 2004.
  7. An Economic Analysis of the 2003 Swaziland Government Budget, Paper Presented at the 2003 Economics Association of Swaziland (ECAS) Budget Forum, Mbabane, 23 March, 2003.
  8. (With K. Lawanson) The Demand for and Constraints on Human Development in Africa.  Paper Presented at the Nigerian Economic Society Conference on Human Resource Development in Africa, University of Lagos 6-8 August 2002.
  9. The Promotion of Industrial Peace at the Place of Work,  Paper Presented at the Training Workshop for Senior Employees of the Allied Bank, Lagos, October, 2000.
  10. Strengthening Labour – Management Relations Through Collective Bargaining, Paper Presented at the Training Workshop for Senior Employees of Allied Bank, Lagos. October 2002.
  11. Job Evaluation and Management of Reward System, Paper Presented at the Training Workshop on Job Evaluation and Job Analysis, Lagos, 24-25, August 2000.
  12. Managing Conflict in an Organization, Paper Presented at the Workshop Organized by the Senior Administrative Staff of Nigerian Universities, University of Lagos, 1999.
  13. Performance Appraisal, Paper Presented at the Workshop Organized by the Senior Administrative Staff of Nigerian Universities, University of Lagos, 1999.
  14. The State of Arts of Social Dialogue in Nigeria.  Commissioned Paper Presented at the ILO Social Dialogue Meeting Held in Geneva, Switzerland, 13-14 December, 1999.
  15. Manpower Development and Utilisation in the Next Millennium, Paper Delivered at the Workshop on Renovating Our Corporate Management Practices for the next Millennium, Lagos, 18-19 May, 1999.
  16. Productivity:  A Determinant for Appropriate Pricing of Labour.  A Keynote Address Presented as Part of the Activities Marking the Sixth National Productivity Day, Lagos State Chapter.  Lagos, 7 April 1999.
  17. The Profile of Tertiary Graduate Production in Nigeria: An Analysis of Training and Labour Market Gaps, Paper Presented at the National Tripartite Conference of Planners, Producers and Employers of Graduates of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, Lagos, 14 – 17 July 1998.
  18. Sectoral Brain Drain in Nigeria, Report Presented at the National Manpower Seminar on Diagnostic Studies, Lagos, 1998.
  19. The Role of Security Agencies in Enhancing the Attainment of Social and Economic Objectives in Nigeria. Commissioned Paper Delivered at the Nigerian Navy Seminar, Lagos, 26-27 May 1998.
  20. Rapporteur General, The National Conference on Research as Backbone of Sustainable Development, Abuja, 11-15 August, 1997. 
  21. Employment Statistics – Concept, Definitions and Measurement Framework: Issues of Existing National Practices, Commissioned Paper Presented at the (FGN/ILO/UNDP) National Workshop on Employment Statistics, Abuja, 28-30 May, 1997.
  22. Labour Inspection Under Structural Adjustment in West Africa, Paper Presented at the ILO/ARLAC Seminar on Performance Management and Labour Inspection in West Africa, Accra, Ghana, February 17-25, 1997.
  23. Overview of Manpower Planning and Development in Nigeria, Paper Presented at the Inaugural Workshop for Local Government Manpower Units Organised by the Lagos State Manpower Committee, Lagos, March 1995.
  24. The Effects of Public Job Creation Policies on Employment and Labour Market, Paper Presented at the Workshop on Economic Reform Policies and the Labour Market in Nigeria, University of Lagos, February 1993.
  25. Keynote Address Delivered at the Zonal Training Workshop for Manpower Planners Organized by the Nigerian National Manpower Board and the ILO, Ibadan, July 1989.
  26. Entrepreneurship: Concept, Role and Scope, Paper Presented at the National Youth Service Corps Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, June 27- July 8, 1987.
  27. Market Research and How to Identify a Business, Paper Presented at the National Youth Service Corps Entrepreneurships Development Programme, Markurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, June 27-July 8, 1987.
  28. Personal Management: Salaries and Wages Administration for Small Businesses, Paper Presented at the National Youth Service Corps Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Akure, Nigeria, June 1987.
  29. The Problem of Human Resources Under-utilisation in Nigeria: Issues and Policy Options, Paper Presented at the National Conference on Reflections on Nigeria’s Development: Socio-Economic and Political Survival, Organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Lagos, December 8-10, 1986.
  30. Youth Employment and Youth Employment Porgrammes in Africa: The Case of Nigeria, Paper Presented at the Regional Seminar Youth Employment Promotion in African Countries organized by JASPER/ILO, held in Buea, Cameroon, November 24-28, 1986.
  31. Prospects for Modern Sector Employment Generation for Women, Paper Presented at the Workshop on Women in the Modern Sector Labour Force in Nigeria, University of Lagos, Lagos, March 1985.
  32. Providing Adequate Manpower for the Development of Ondo State, Paper Presented at the Seminar on Strategies for the Ondo State Component of The Implications for Nigeria the Fifth National Development Plan, 1986-90, Akure, Nigeria, April 15-19, 1985.
  33. Manpower Development in Nigeria, Paper Presented at the Seminar on Effective Utilization of NYSC Members, National Arts Theatre, Lagos, 24-25 April, 1984. 
  34. Nigeria’s Experience in the Development of University Education, Paper Presented at the Seminar Organised by the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators, University of Lagos Branch, April 23,  1985.
  35. The ECOWAS Policy on Population Movements: The Implications for Nigeria, Paper Presented at the National Seminar on Nigeria’s Population Dynamics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, February 26-27, 1984.
  36. Youth Mobilisation Programmes for National Development: Some Issues of Strategy and Theory, Paper Presented at the National Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Development Theory, NISER, Ibadan, January 23-27, 1984.
  37. Trade Unionism in an Austere Economy: The Nigerian Experience, Paper Presented at the Conference on Third World Trade Unionism: Equity and Democratisation in the Changing International Division of Labour, University of Ottawa, Canada, 24-27 October 1984.
  38. Free Mobility of Labour in West Africa: The Implications for Nigeria, Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the Population Association of Nigeria, Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria, April 1983.
  39. A New Approach to Solving the Problem of Unemployment – The Policy of Labour Export, Paper Presented at a Staff Seminar, Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham, England, May 1981.
  40. National Youth Service as Means of Solving Manpower Problems.  Paper Presented at a Staff Seminar, Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham, Jan. 1981.
  41. Migration and Labour Utilisation: A Review of Regional Migration Phenomena, Paper Presented at the Workshop on International Migration, University of Sussex, Sussex, England, December 1980.
  42. Manpower Development Strategies for the 1980’s in the ECOWAS, Paper Presented at the West African Economic Association Conference on Development Planning in the Economic Community of West African States:  Priorities and Strategies, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 1-4, 1980.
  43. Providing Adequate Staff for the Secondary School System, Paper Presented at the Conference on Manpower Constraints to Nigeria’s Economic Development, University of Lagos, May 1980.
  44. Human Resource Mobilisation for National Development: The Case of Vocational Institutions. Paper Presented During a Study Tour of Military Formations and Vocational Institutions in Sweden, September 1980.
  45. Economic Community of West African States and the New International Economic Order, Paper Presented at the Conference on the New International Economic Order, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Nov.1979.
  46. Population and Economic Development, Paper Presented at the National Workshop on Population and Economic Development in Nigeria in the Nineteen Eighties, University of Lagos, Lagos, 12-14 September, 1979.
  47. The (Nigerian) National Youth Service Corps: Achievements, Constraints and Prospects, Paper Presented at a Seminar on Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1978.
  48. The Urban Employment Problem, Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society on Urbanisation and Nigerian Economic Development, Kaduna, Nigeria, July 1977.
  49. Industrial Policy and Employment Generation in Nigeria, Paper Presented at the Conference on Employment Generation in Nigeria, Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Nov. 2-7, 1975
  50. Nigerian Universities and National Manpower Needs, Paper Presented at the Conference on Manpower Planning and Utilization in West Africa, University of Ghana, Legon, 24-27 March 1975.
  51. Decision Making Exercise on In-plant Industrial Relations, Organized by the International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, Switzerland 1974 (Held in Lagos; Awarded Certificate of Attendance).

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