Ekiti State University

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Prof. M.A. Ayeni

Head of Department

Professor Matthew Adedeji Ayeni is a Professor of Philosophy of Education from Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti. He had his B.Ed. degree in Education History (with Second Class Upper Division), Masters’ and Ph.D degrees in Philosophy of Education from the from Ondo State University and University of Ado-Ekiti (both in Ado-Ekiti. He teaches Philosophy of Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has published over fifty articles in National and International reputable journals. He has supervised a lot of undergraduate students and postgraduate dissertations and theses on Philosophy of Education and other related disciplines. He authored Three books and Co-Authored two books, he published Articles in conference proceedings. He has participated and has been a paper presenter at various national and international conferences in Nigeria and other countries of the world. He has been an external moderators to Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State, Kwara State College of Education Oro, AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin Lagos and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education Epe, Lagos.

Professor M.A. Ayeni served the University in the following capacity

  • Faculty Representative, Faculty of Engineering, 2004 – 2005
  • Sub-Dean, Faculty of Education, UNAD, 2005 – 2007
  • Member, Faculty Board of Studies, 2005 – 2007
  • Member, Faculty of Education Business Committee, 2005 – 2007
  • Faculty Representative, Academic Board of Directorate of Part-Time Programs (DPTP), 2006 – 2007
  • Faculty Representative, Faculty Board of Agriculture, 2007 – 2009
  • Coordinator, Sandwich Degree program, 2007 – 2008
  • Assistant Director, Affiliate Unit, Directorate of Distance Learning, university of Ado-EKITI, 2008 – 2010.
  • Secretary, Academic Staff Union (ASUU), 2007 – 2011
  • Vice-Chairman, Academic Staff Union (ASUU), 2011 – 2014
  • Secretary, Local Organizing Committee, Faculty of Education Seminar, 2008.
  • Member, University Committee on Staff Training and Development, 2008
  • Member, University Committee on harmonization of salary and Condition of service of Academic Staff (ASUU), 2008.
  • Member, University Investigation Panel on Admission Racketeering, 2008.
  • Member, University Committee on Post – UTME Screening Exercise, 2008 – 2016
  • Member, University Housing Allocation Committee, 2009.
  • Member, Academic Board Committee of the Directorate of Distance Learning, 2008 – 2010
  • Member, University Senate, 2008 to Date.
  • Member, Academic Board Committee of the Directorate of continuing Educational Programmes, 2011 – 2012.
  • Member, University Development Committee, 2011 – 2013
  • Chairman, Faculty of Education Teaching Practice Committee, 2012 to 2016
  • Faculty of Education Representative at the Faculty of Law, 2012 – 2018
  • Member, Faculty of Education Management Committee, 2012 to Date
  • Member, Ekiti State University Governing Council, 2014 – 2017
  • Member, Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, 2014 – 2018
  • Member, Ekiti State University Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GPC), 2015 – 2017
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, Ekiti State University Staff School, 2016 – 2018
  • Director, Directorate of Entrepreneurship Studies, 2018 – 2020
  • Chairman, UNAD Alumni Association, Ekiti State Branch 2009 – 2014
  • Vice-President, UNAD Alumni Association Caretaker Committee 2008 – 2010
  • Member, Board of Trustees, EKSU Alumni Association
  • National President, EKSU Alumni Association, 2014 – 2017
  • HOD Arts and Language Department, Faculty of Education 2021 – Date