Olawale, Sesan Oluwaseun Ph.D

B.Ed. (First Class); M.Ed (First Class); &

PhD Adult & Non-formal Ed. (Benin)

University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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Dr. Sesan Olawale is a Lecturer in the department of adult and non-formal education, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Education  (B.Ed) Degree (First Class Honours.) in Adult Education in 2015 where he emerged as the best-graduating student in the Department of Adult and Non-formal Education, University of Benin and the first student to bag a first-class honors degree in the department since its inception in 1976. He also holds a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Adult and Non-formal Education from the University of Benin, awarded in 2018 and 2023, respectively.

As a bright scholar, Dr. Olawale started his academic career in 2016 as an Assistant Training and Research Fellow at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, (NIEPA) Ondo, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja. At NIEPA, he participated as a facilitator in several training/workshops programmes and served as a Technical Assistant to several committees in the Institute due to his high dexterity in computer and computer applications. Dr. Olawale also held the position of Editorial Secretary for the Institute’s Journal of Contemporary Studies in Education Planning and Administration (JCIEPA), Nigerian Journal of Home Economics (NJHEC)

Dr. Olawale after a brief stay at NIEPA transferred his services to the University of Benin as a Lecturer in the Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education. As a hardworking, and dutiful academic, Dr. Olawale has continued to maintain a high standard of academic productivity, he has published over 15 reviewed academic articles and has participated in academic and professional conferences/seminars including the African Education Summit in Kigali, (2023). His research areas focus on literacy education, community development, gender studies, instructional design and adult learning.

In the University, Dr. Olawale has served as a member of several ad-hoc technical committees and is currently a member of the Board of Distance Learning Centre; Student Works Study Committee and he is the Personal Assistant on Special Duties to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lilian I. Salami.

Dr. Olawale is happily married with three children. He is a great lover of Football.