ADELEKE Morufu Ademola

Senior Lecturer


1. Name: ADELEKE Morufu Ademola

2. Date of Birth: 22nd July, 1969

3. Place of Birth: Ilase, Osun State

4. Nationality: Nigerian

5. Permanent Address 12 Agboyele, Oke-Bale, Osogbo

6. Current Postal Address Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies

7. Name and Address of Next of Kin: Mrs Olunike Motunrayo Adeleke 12 Agboyele, Oke-Bale, Osogbo

8. Phone Number(s): +2348037064473, +2348076741494

9. E-mail:

10. Present Position: Senior Lecturer

MY Qualifications

(i) B.Sc Education (Hons) (Mathematics), First Class, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1994

(ii) M.A. Education (Curriculum Studies), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1999

(iii) Ph.D Education (Curriculum Studies), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 2005

MY Publications

Contribution to Books:

1. Oloyede, E.O. and Adeleke, M. A. (2009).Instructional Consideration in the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Southwestern Nigeria. In S. N. Osuji, Y.A. Ajibade and E. O. Oloyede, Education for fullness, Accra North, Ghana: Damas Educational Services Limited (Ghana)

2. Oloyede, E O. and Adeleke, M. A. (2010). Understanding the Learners. In O.J Ehindero, O.O.Dibu-Ojerinde and Y.A.Ajibade, Curriculum and the Teaching Process. Accra North, Ghana: Damas Educational Services Limited (Ghana)

3. Adeleke, M.A. (2010). Lesson Planning and Teaching Practice. In O.J Ehindero, O.O.Dibu-Ojerinde and Y.A.Ajibade, Curriculum and the Teaching Process.Accra North, Ghana: Damas Educational Services Limited

(a) Published Articles:

(i)Adeleke M.A. (1999). Scores in Methods Courses as Determinants of Teaching Practice Scores of Pre-Service Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Teachers. Revue Africaine De La Technologie D’Information (RATI), 5(2), 190-194.

(ii)Alao, K.A. and Adeleke, M.A. (1999) Are “Mathophobics” Born or Made?: A Critical Investigation of the Causes and Effects of Mathophobia among Nigerian Students. Revue Africaine De La Technologie D’Information (RATI), 5(1), 130-134.

(iii) Adeleke, M.A. (2000). Constructivism in Science and Mathematics Education. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, 5(2), 20-28.

(iv) Adeleke, M.A. and Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O. (2000). Improving Students’ Performance in Mathematics by Expanding Problem Solving Approaches, Journal of Behavioural Research, 2 (1 and 2), 43-47.

(v) Alao, K.A. and Adeleke, M.A. (2000). A Study of the Prevalence and Factors Influencing Phobia for Mathematics Among Nigeria Secondary School Students, Ife Journal of Psychology, 2(1), 9-18.

(vi)Adeleke M.A. (2001). The Dilemma of Mathematics Education Undergraduates in Project Writing: Causes and Remedies. Ife Journal of Educational Studies, 8(1), 47-55.

(vii)Adeleke M. A. (2002). Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation for Improved Primary School Performance under the UBE Programme. Ife Journal of Educational Studies, 10(1), 7-15.

(viii) Adeleke M A (2006). Adequacy of Mathematics Teacher Education Programmes in Southwestern Nigeria: A Survey of Practicing Teachers Views, Journal of Educational Media and Technology, 12(2), 78-84

(ix) Adeleke M. A. (2007). Gender Disparity in Mathematical Performance Revisited: Can Training in Problem Solving Bring Difference Between Boys and Girls? Essays in Education online journal.Vol 21(Summer 2007).pp 1-7. Available at (USA).

(x) Adeleke M. A.(2008). Strategic Improvement of Mathematical Problem-Solving Performance of Secondary School Students Using Procedural and Conceptual Learning Strategies, The African Symposium, 8(1), 134-149 (South Africa)

(xi) Adeleke, M. A. and Oloyede, E. O. (2009). The Effect of Conceptual and Procedural Learning Strategies on the Study Habits of Nigerian Secondary School Students in Mathematics, Unizulu International Journal of Education, 1(1), 64-74 (South Africa)

(xii). Ehindero O.J.,Adeleke,M.A., Oloyede,E.O. and Ajibade,Y.A.(2009). Looking at Gender Disparity in Science and Mathematics from Other Angles: Are there Differences in Logical Reasoning and Linguistic Abilities? African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences, 7, 35-44 (Ghana)

(xiii) Ajibade, Y. A., Oloyede, E. O. Adeleke, M. A., and Awopetu, E. O. (2010). Lecturers’ Views on and Attitudes to Pedagogical Skills Training: Obafemi Awolowo University as Case Study, Review of Higher Education in Africa, 2(1), 45-64. (USA)

(b) Published Conference Proceedings

(xiv) Ajibade Y. A. and Adeleke M. A. (2005). The Nigerian Language Policy and Achievement in Mathematics among Secondary School Students. Paper Presented at 50th Conference of International Council of Teachers World Assembly, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 1-17 (South Africa)

(xv) Adeleke, M. A. and Jajua, M. A. (2010). Learning Difficulties among Nigerian School Children in Sciences and Intervention Strategies through Curriculum Provisions. In A.A. Ejoka and S. D. O. Clifford (Eds), Learning Difficulties and the Nigerian Child, Makurdi: The Nigeria Society for Educational Psychologists

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication:

(xvi) Adeleke, M. A. and Olubela, R A. (2010). Potentials of Transformative learning in effective teaching of civics and citizenship education in Nigeria, International Journal of Transformative Learning, 2(1)

Research Interests

1. Effect of Oversized Classes on the Performance of First Year Undergraduates in Mathematics.

2. Thinking in Yoruba, Expressing in English: A major Problem in the Learning of Mathematics Among Secondary School Students in the South Western Nigeria.

3. What is the Problem-Mathematics or Language? Collaborating for Educational Change in the Development of Mathematics and Language Skills.

4. Because They are Given Freedom: An Analysis of How Some Selected Students in South-Western Nigeria Best Solve Mathematical Problems When Left Alone.

5. Enhancing Science Education through the Application of Information and Communication Technology in Nigeria

6. Improving Southwestern Nigerian Students’ Learning of Geometry in mathematics using Cooperative and Competitive Learning Strategies