Ekiti State University

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Dr. Alonge, Rufus Ajayi


Dr. Alonge, Rufus Ajayi is the current Acting Head of Department of Social Science Education. He hails from Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria. He attended St. Luke’s Ang. Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti and Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti where he obtained the West African Examination School Certificate in 1989 with good grades.

He later proceeded to Ondo State College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti (now, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti), 1991/92-1993/94 session where he won the best graduating student in School of Arts and Social Science in 1994 academic session. The B.Ed. (Hons) degree in Social Studies (1999) with a Second Class (Upper Division) from Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. He later proceeded to University of Ado-Ekiti, now, Ekiti State University, Ado where he obtained Master of Education (M. Ed) degree (2008) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree, (2016) in Social Studies with specialization in contemporary issues, methodologyand values system. Dr. Alonge observed the National Youth Service Corp Scheme (NYSC) at Government Day Secondary School, Alkaleri, Bauchi State, Nigeria from 1999-2000. He started histeaching career in 2002 and taught Economics, Government and Social Studies at SSS and JSS Classes in Nova International Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti. He joined the service of the Ekiti State University in March, 2012 as Assistant Lecturer. He has since risen through the ladder of academics over the years, Dr. Alonge is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education where he teaches Social Studies courses both at the undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

In the course of attaining his present status, he has served as level Coordinator, member of several Faculty Committees, immediate past Sub-Dean, Faculty of Education (2021-2023) and External Examiner and Moderator to Affiliate Colleges of the Faculty. He is a registered teacher with TRCN, and a member of the following academic and professional bodies: Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) and Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN).He has published a good number of articles in both reputable local and International Journals. He is a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). He is happily married and blessed with God fearing children. He was appointed the Acting Head of Department on 1st of August, 2023.

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