AFOLABI Eyitayo Rufus Ifedayo



1. Name: AFOLABI Eyitayo Rufus Ifedayo (Formally Boyinbode)

2. Date and Place of Birth: 21st February 1954, Akure.

3. State of Origin: Ondo

4. Local Government: Akure South

5. Nationality: Nigerian

6. Marital Status Married

7. Name and Address of Spouse: Dr. (Mrs.) Margret Olubunmi AFOLABI Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

8. Number and Ages of Children: Three: 27 years, 25 years and 17 years

9. Status at First Appointment: Graduate Assistant

10. Present Job Status: Professor

11. Permanent Home Address: 26, Arakale Street, Akure.

12. Postal Address: Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

13. E – Mail Address:

14. Mobile Phone: 08063218584 OR 07032538401

MY Qualifications

i. St. Matthias Demonstration Primary School, Akure. January 1961 – December 1966

ii. St. Thomas Aquinas College, Akure; January 1968 – November 1972

iii. University of Ife, Ile-Ife; October 1975 – June 1979

iv. University of Ife, Ile-Ife; October 1981 – July 1984

v. University of Ibadan, Ibadan; October 1984 – October 1988

vi. Vining College of Theology, Akure. September 1986 - December 1989

Academic and Professional Qualifications with Dates:

i. Primary School Leaving Certificate; 'A'; December 1966.

ii. West African School Certificate; Division Two, November 1972.

iii. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, Second Class (Honours) (Upper Division) June 1979.

v. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Evaluation; October 1988

vi. Diploma in Theology; December 1989.

MY Publications

a. Thesis/Dissertation:

i. Boyinbode, R.I. (1979). Factors Responsible for Students' Poor performance in Mathematics. Unpublished M.Ed. Project. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

ii. Boyinbode, R.I. (1984). Effects of Discrepanies Between Teachers' Grades and Students' Expectations on Students' attitude. Unpublished M.Ed. Project. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

iii. Boyinbode, R.I. (1988). Personality Correlates of Response Changing Behaviour in Two Objective Test Formats. Unpublished M.Ed. Project. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

b. Books/Monographs:

(a). Authored Books: Nil

(b). Edited Books:

(i). Obidi, S.S., Afolabi, E.R.I, Adelabu, M.a. & Kobiowu, S.V. (Eds.) (1998). Book of Readings on Eduction, Environment and Sustainable National Development Ibadan: Cardinal Crest.

(ii). Afolabi, E.R.I., Popoola, B.I., Ojo, O.O. (Eds) 2009. Readings in Education for National Development: A Publication of the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Obafemi awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

(iii). Afolabi, ERI; Alao, K.A. and omoteso, B.A. (2011) (Eds), Educational Evaluation and National Development, A Publication of the Department of Educational foundations and Counseling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

c. Chapter Contribution to Books

(iv) Boyinbode, R.I. (1988). Jung's Analytics Personality Theory. In A. Uba (ed). Theories of Personality. Ibadan: Claverianum Press, 25-37.

(v). Boyinbode, R.I. (1988). Algebra II. In A. Ojerinde and M.F. Alonge (eds.) Mathematics, Associate Certificate in Education Series. Ibadan: Heineman Education books, 62-82.

(vi). Boyinbode, R.I. (1988). Algebra III. In A. Ojerinde and M.F. alonge (eds.) Mathematics, Associate in Education Series. Ibadan: Heineman education Books, 83-99

(vii). Afolabi, E.R.I. (1990). Comparative Perspectives on Education. In A, Uba, O. Makinde, J.A. Adejumo and A.I. Aladejana (eds) Essentials of Education Foundations and Counselling Ibadan: Claverianum Press, 62-92.

(viii). Ojerinde, A., and Afolabi, E.R.I. (1990). Tests and Measurement In A. Uba, O. Makinde, J.a. Adejumo, & A.I. Aladejana (eds) Essentials of Education Foundations and Counselling, Ibadan: Claverianum Press, 244-269.

(ix). Afolabi, E.R.I. (1998). Validity of Public Examination, the Environment and Sustainable National Development. In S.s. Obidi; E.R.I. Afolabi, M.a. Kobiowu, (eds.) Book of Readings on Education, Environment and Sustainable National Development. Ibadan: Cardian Crest, pp. 433 – 448

(x). Afolabi, E.R.I. (2005). Statistical Computation in School-Based Assessment. In M.G. Dukku, Manual for Re-Training of Primary School Teachers Kaduna National Teachers' Intitute, 40-49.

(xi). Afolabi, E.R.I. (2007). The Role of Tests in School Based Assessment (SBA) In: M.G. Dukku, Manual for Re-Training of Primary School Teachers. Kaduna: National teachers Institute. 24-33.

(xii). Afolabi, E.R.I (2011) The Problems and Challenges of Curbing Examination Malpractices in Nigeria Educational Systems. In Afolabi, E.R.I., K.A. Alao; Omoteso, B.A. (Eds), Educational Evaluation and National Development; Department of educational Foundations and Counselling, Obafemi Awolowo University.

d. Published Articles

xiii. Boyinbode, R.I. (1982). Do we Really Need to Correct for Chance Success in True- False Tests? Journal of the Science Teachers Association. 21, 24-29.

xiv. Boyinbode, R.I. (1983). Defense Mechanisms and School Counselling. Education, 17, 13-18.

xv. Boyinbode, R.I. (1983). Effects of Confidence Level on Some Psychometric Properties of True-False Test answers. Ni9geria Journal of Education Pychology 1, 97 – 105.

xvi. Adamolekun O. and Boyinbode, R.I. (1986). Propects for Effective Sex Education in Nigeria Secondary Schools, Journal of Moral Education, 15, 229-235.

xvii. Boyinbode, R.I. (1986). Accracies and Inaccuracies in Students' Academic Self Prediction, Jornal of Education and Society, 1 14-22.

xviii. Afolabi E.R.I (199 ). Academic self-Estimate Among Secondary School Students: Implications for Educational Guidance. Nigerian Journal of Social and Educational Research, 1 (2), 68-73.

xix. Afolabi, E.R.I. and Eso-Olawale, S.D. (1999). Effects of Testwiseness Training on Performance in Objectives Tests. African journal of Education Research, 1 (2), 91-98

xx. Afolabi, E.R.I (2000). The Changing of Initial answers in True-False Tests Discrepancy in Sex, Age and ability Groups, Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, 5 (1), 1-8

xxi. Afolabi, E.R.I. (2000). Effects of Confidence Scoring Procedure on the Reliability and Validity of Three Multiple-choice Test Formats. Ife Journal of Psychology, 2 (1), 29-37.

xxii. Adediwura, A.A. and Afolabi E.R.I (2000). Evaluation of Preliminary National Diploma (Pre-ND) Programme of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State. Nigerian Journal of Social and Educational Research, 3(1), 25-29.

xxiii. Afolabi, E.R.I, and Buhari, J.O. (2004). The Predictive Validity of Holland's Self Directed Search for Vocational Guidance in Nigeria. The African Symposium, 4, (2). (A USA – Based Online Educational Research Journal). Available at:

xxiv. Afolabi, E.R.I and Adediwura, a.a. (2005). The Challenges of Academic Integrity in Nigerian Universities. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation. 6, (1) 21-25

xxv. Faleye, B.A. and Afolabi, E.R.I. (2005). Predictive Validity of the Osun State Junior Secondary Certificate Examination. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology (Universities of Almeria, Spain), Online Isue 5, 3(1). Available at:

xxvi. Afolabi, E.R.I. and Lijoka, J.O. (2005). Relationship Between National Common Entrance Examination and Federal Certificate examination in Nigeria, Africa Journal of educational Studies (Kenyatta University), 1 117-119.

xxvii. Afolabi, E.R.I.; Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O.; Alao, K.A.; Faleye, B.A. (2005). Inter-rater Reliability of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Practices Scores. International Council on Educational for Teaching (ICET), USA, 2006 International Year book.

xxviii. Boyinbode, R.I. (1986). Attitude of Students Towards Teaching: Implications for Career Counselling. Nigeria Journal for Counselling and Development, 1 (2), 111-117.

xxix. Boyinbode R.I. Adamolekun, O. (1987). Actualizing Self through Discipline: The Role of the Counselor. The counselor, 7, 72-68.

xxx. Boyinbode R.I. and Kobiowu, S.V. (1988). Towards an Improved Teacher education structure in Nigeria: A Comparative Perspective of the American, Indian, and Ghanaians Systems, Nigeria Journal of Comparative Education, 1(1): 55-77

xxxi. Adamolekun, O. and Boyinbode, R.I. (1988). Leaping or Crawling: an evaluation of Guidance Practice in some Nigerian Secondary Schools. The Counsellor, 8, 5-55.

xxxii. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1988). Effects of Discrepancies Between Teachers' Grades and Students' Expectations on Students' Attitude. Nigerian Journal of counseling and Development, 2, 75-80.

xxxiii. Afolabi e.R.I. (1989). Objectives Item Banking Procedure in Continuous Assessment: an evaluation of the Rash Model. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, 2 (1), 109-116.

xxxiv. Afolabi E.R.I., (1990). Effects of Test Formats, Self Concept, and anxiety on Item Response Changing Behaviour. Journal of Education and Society, 2 (1), 39-46

xxxv. Afolabi, E.R.I. Adamolekun, O. and Alao, K.A. (1990). Change of Course and Students' Expectations in an African University: A Nigerian Case Study. Journal of Research in Counselling Psychology, 2, 16-23.

xxxvi. Adejumo, J.a. and afolabi E.R.I. (1990). Assessing educational Attainment in Junior Secondary schools: From Policy to Practice. Nigerian educational Forum, 3, (1), 133-143.

xxxvii. Afolabi E.R.I. (1991). The Reliability and Validity of Three confidence Scoring Methods in Multiple choice Test. Ife journal of theory and Research in Education, 3 30, 133-143.

xxxviii. Adamolekun, O. and Afolabi E.R.I. (1991). Effects of Students' Heterosexual Behaviour on attitude Toward Marriage. Nigerian Journal of Counselling and Development, 6, 1-6.

xxxix. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1992). Effects of Response Changing Behaviour on the Reliability of Four Objectives Test Formats, Journal of Issues in Social Science, 1 (3), 35-60.

xl. Ojo, O.S. and afolabi, E.R.I. (1992). Social Issues in Medicine; an Evaluation of Determinants of Medical Manpower Resources. Orient Journal of Medicine, 110, 29-32.

xli. Afolabi, E.R.I. and Adamolekun, O. (1992). Effects of Some Personological Variables in Trait and State anxiety. Nigeria Journal of Psychology 9 (11), 29-32.

xlii. Owuamanam, T.O., and Afolabi, E.R.I. (1992). The Impact of Counselling Qualifications, Counselling experience and Religious Inclinations on Client's Rating of counseling Effectiveness. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 18, 201-206.

xliii. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1994). Towards an Accurate Assessment of students' Cognitive capacity: An Evaluation of Three Scoring Procedures in Objectives Testing. OSUA Journal of Education, 1 (1), 41-49.

xliv. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1995). Locus of Prediction and Scholastic Self-Rating: Any Differences in Predictive Validity? Ife Journal of Educational studies (IJES), 3 (1) 16-28.

xlv. Afolabi M.O. and Afolabi, E.R.I. (1998) Attitude of Graduating Pharmacy Students to Postgraduate Studies in Pharmacy. Ife Journal of Educational Studies, 5, 153-161

xlvi. Afolabi E.R.I. (1998). CIPP Framework for the Evaluation of Distance Education Programme in Nigeria. Journal of Social and educational Research. 1, 1, 71-74.

xlvii. Afolabi, E.R.I., Jegede, P.O. and Popoola, B.I. (1999). Mandatory Computer Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Prospects and Problems. Journal of Educational Research and evaluation, 3 (2), 32-38.

xlviii. Afolabi, E.R.I. and Adewolu, B.A. (1999) Effects of Item Option Length on Guessing Behaviour in Multiple-Choice Tests. Ife Journal of Behavioural Research 1(1), 92-98.

xlix. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1999). Reporting the Result of educational Evaluation. Nigerian journal of Educational Research and evaluation, 1, 11-16.

l. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1999). Six Honest Men for Continuous Assessment: evaluating the 'Equating\ of Achievement Scores in Nigeria Secondary Schools. Ife Journal of Behavioural Research, 1, 2, 7-15.

li. Afolabi, E.R.I. (2005). Assessment for Lifelong Learning in Nigeria. Proceedings of International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA). Available at: http:/jaeainfo/index.php?option=comconference&itemid=45

lii. Faleye, B.a. and Afolabi, E.R.I (2006). Continuous Assessment practices in Osun State, Secondary Schools: From Policy to Practice. International Journal of Learning (Australia). 12(12), 11- 16. Available at:

liii. Afolabi, E.R.I.; Ojedokun, O.E. and Adediwura, A.A. (2010). Content Validity and Reliability Estimate of Medicine Information Leaflets in Selected Anti-Malarias Available sold over the Counter in Nigeria. The African Symposium 100, 34-41.

e. Published Conference Proceedings:

liv. Afolabi, E.R.I. (1993). The Development of Educational Research: Problems and Trends. Proceedings of the First Nursing Research Organized by the Nursaing Services Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 14-27.

f. Articles accepted for Publications:

lv. Afolabi, E.R.I., Afolabi, M.O. and Faleye, B.A. (2010). Construct Validation of an instrument to measure Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacy Services in Nigerian Hospitals. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development.

g. Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

(i). Afolabi, E.R.I, (2010) the development and Factoria Validation of a Counsellor Effectiveness Scale. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

(ii). Afolabi, E.R.I. and Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O. (Eds.) (2008). Educational Tests and Measurement Ibadan: University Press Ltd. (220 pages)

(iii). Afolabi, E.R.I., Ibrahim, A.W. (2010) Effects of Positional Response Bias and Correct Response Location on the Difficulty of Multiple-Choice Items. International Journal of Testing, (USA).

h. Papers and Works in Preparation:

(a). A Textbook "Statistical Methods in Education".

Research Interests

Evaluation of the Quality of Education in Primary and Secondary Schools in Southwestern Nigeria.