My PhD Experience: Initiating and Ensuring Sustainable Relationship with Supervisors

In my own case, I had the luck of having a supervisor well known to me. She (God bless Dr. Yinka Egbokhare) neither supervised my project at undergraduate nor at Master’s level. But, I have always admired her from a far as a student in her class for the first 4 years as an undergraduate. Popularly known as Aunty Yinka, I appreciate her style of teaching. She combined theory with practicals. And I have followed her style since then. She introduced the advertising competition among 300 Level students of Communication and Language Arts then. I copied that when I became coordinator of my department in 2017. She was one of the panel of judges for the Creativity Challenge that has become a tradition in FUOMass Communication today. I remembered I brought her to Osogbo for a public review/reading of her book – the Dazzling Mirage. That was way back after my first degree. Then, a Master’s degree or PhD was not even in the plan. Then we had a joint programme with the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN, University of Ibadan Chapter) and the Ate Ogbon Literary Club. She was a strong pillar of the association then. We were together at the Zoological Garden, Ibadan with select secondary school students from Osogbo and Ibadan.  

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My PhD Experience : Hunting for a PhD and Selecting a Working Topic

For me, joining the race for a PhD was to advance my career. I have always loved teaching. And I “rose through the ranks” from being a primary school teacher pre admission for first degree to becoming a teacher in the university. That is why I tell people there is no level of education I have not taught in Nigeria. There was once a time that it would be difficult for me to visit any tertiary institution in the South West without meeting a student I had once taught. I found it easy to gravitate towards teaching after my first degree. I spent the first four years post first degree teaching and molding the younger generation in a secondary school. I also enrolled for a Master’s degree. So, when I was beginning to feel some kind of internal frustration, I quit.

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My passion to help in rebranding the teaching profession in Nigeria made me the first African to win the 2022 TOEFL Prize- Oluyemisi Adedokun-Oladejo

I am Oluyemisi A. Adedokun-Oladejo and I work with the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission. I hold a master’s degree in English from the University of Ibadan. I have a number of book titles to my name, including Premium English Grammar which is a comprehensive grammar guide for learners and teachers of English. I am also a freelance IELTS trainer, a public speaker and a spoken word poet. I was the winner of the 2020 African Writers’ Prize for Creative Non-fiction and a co-winner of the 2021 Ogun State Academic Laurel.

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My Academic journey has been an interesting but challenging venture – Mistura Salaudeen

My name is Dr Mistura Adebusola Salaudeen. I am from Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. I had my first degree in Mass Communication at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria. I completed my Master’s degree at the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. And I have just completed my doctoral programme at the School of Communication and Film, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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My desire to help people succeed in their chosen career path birthed the Global Health Professional – Christy Oni

My name is Pharmacist Christy Oni. I am a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Ibadan. I have a certification in Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington. I graduated from the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator and also graduated from Future Females Business School in conjunction with UK-NigTechHub in 2021

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8 Quick Facts about the First Visually Impaired Woman to have Graduated from the University of Ibadan

The 73rd Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan has come and gone. One of the highlights of the graduation ceremony of the premier university was the outstanding case of the first visually impaired lady who got her PhD from the university- Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli. Nigerians on social media have hailed the woman for her resilience and perseverance leading to her new qualification.

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UI Former DVC Appointed to World Food Security Steering Committee

A former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, has been appointed as a Member of the Steering Committee of the World Food Security (CFS) High-Level Panel on Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. This was announced on Prof. Adeyemo’s LinkedIn page. Adeyemo said “I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the membership of the Steering Committee of the World Food Security (CFS) High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE).” The appointment made her the only appointee from the African Continent.

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UI Economics Department Seeks Alumni’s N5.1b Support

Professor Adeola Adenikinju, the Head of Department of Economics, has appealed to the past students to assist the Department in its quest of making it more responsive and relevant to the needs of nation building, and make significant contributions to the world in general.

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FUO Lecturer, Abdulkabeer Akinlabi, Listed on IDHN Executive Team

A Fountain University lecturer, Abdulkabeer Habeebullah Akinlabi has been appointed as a member of the executive team of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN). The appointment was listed on the website of the US based organization. Akinlabi, an early career researcher affiliated to the university’s General Studies Unit/ICT, joined the network less than six months ago and got a surprise appointment into the IDHN team as a result of his programming and IT skills. He was specifically recognized for his contribution to Arabic Language Processing, Text Mining of the Quran Verses and Computational Linguistics.

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