HOD Profile



Name: Esther ODUOLOWU


Designation/Position: Professor


Date of Birth: 08 December, 1955


Phone No: +2348023250915


Email :[email protected]

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Academic Qualification (with dates and granting bodies)

  1. B.Ed (Hons)                   1986                University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  2. M.Ed                                 1994                 University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  3. Ph.D.                                1998                 University of Ibadan, Nigeria                        
  4.  PGD in ECE            2012             University of Victoria, Canada


Professional Qualifications (with date)

B. Ed                                    1986


Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with dates) in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate works only

  1. Departmental Prize for Best Overall Student in Teacher Education, University of Ibadan - 1986.
  2. RansomeKuti Award for Best Female Student of Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan  - 1986.
  3. Bashorun  M. K. O Abiola Post-Graduate Award Research Fellowship, University of Ibadan – 1994.
  4. Bashorun M. K. O Abiola Travel Grant for Postgraduate Teachers, University of Ibadan – 2002.

Areas of Specialisation

  1. Early Childhood Care and Education
  2. History and Policy of Education
  3. Educational Diplomacy


 Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Associations

(a)        Member:NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Children. (NAEYC)  2006 to date.

(b)       Member:Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)           2006 to date

(c)        Member:World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) Nigeria chapter.       1996 to date

(d)       Treasurer:Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN), Western Zone 1999 – to date.

(e)        Member: University Senate, University of Ibadan. 1998-to date.

(f)       Vice-President: Foundation for the Promotion of Childhood Development 2018 - to date

(g)      Member; African Early Childhood Network   2018 to date


Research Supervision

  1. Masters Dissertation-                         80
  2. Ph. D                                                      10
  3. On-going Ph. D                                    8


Current Research

  1. Play and Resilience
  2. The Global Child Rights Dialogue



  1. Dissertation                                 1
  2. Thesis                                           1
  3. Text book                                       2
  4. Chapter-in- books                       4
  5. Journal Articles                            37
  6. Technical Report                          7
  7. Commissioned Research         7


Other Areas of Interest

  1. Capacity Building of ECE stakeholders

Educational Diplomacy