ALAO, Kayode Ayodeji



1. NAME: ALAO, Kayode Ayodeji

2. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 18th June, 1958; Iwo, Osun State

3. NATIONALITY: Nigerian



6. NAME AND ADDRESS OF SPOUSE: Mrs. Tolu Kayode Alao Road 18 House 10B, O. A. U. Senior Staff Quarters,

7. NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN: Mrs. Tolu Kayode Alao Road 18 House 10B, O. A. U. Senior Staff Quarters,

8. DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF DUTY: 24th October, 1983.



MY Qualifications

(a) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, September-June, 1982.

(b) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nov. 1983-Nov., 1985.

(c) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, October, 1986-April, 1992.

Academic and Professional Qualification with Dates:

(a) B.A. (Hons) Education (Ife) 2nd Class Upper Division - 1983

(b) M.A. (Edu.) Guidance and Counselling, Ife. - 1985

(c) Ph.D. (Edu.) Guidance and Counselling, Ife. - 1992

MY Publications

1. Thesis/Dissertations:

1. Job Satisfaction of the University of Ife Junior Staff in the Technical and Administrative Sectors: Implications for Career Counselling. M.A. Thesis in Guidance and Counselling, 1985.

2. Demographic Variables and Vocational Self-Concept as Correlates of Career Decision-Making among Nigerian University-Undergraduates. Ph.D. Thesis in Guidance and Counselling, 1991.

2. Published Books/Monograph:

1. Makinde, Olu and Alao, Kayode (1987). Profile of Career Education, Signals Educational Services Limited, Ibadan (309 Pages).

2. Aladejana, A.I. and Alao, K.A. (1993). Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa: His Educational Philosophy and Contributions to Nigerian Education. Academy Press Lagos (130 Pages).

3. Afolabi, E. R. I., Alao, K. A., Aladejana, A. I. Popoola, B. I. and Omoteso, B. A. Eds. (2005) Education, Social Organization, Custom and Culture of Nigeria. Ile-Ife: Baoku Comm. Press.

3. Contributions to Books

4. Alao, K.A. (1988). "Existential Counselling" in A. Uba (Ed.) Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ibadan: Patrice Continental pp. 105-113.

5. Adejumo, D. and Alao, K.A. (1988). "Trait Factor Approach to Counselling," In A. Uba (Ed.) Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ibadan: Patrice Continental pp. 173-181.

6. Makinde, Olu and Alao, K.A. (1990). "Career Education" In O. Makinde; A. Uba, and A.I. Aladejana (Eds.) Essentials of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Ibadan: Claveriaanum Press.

7. Alao, K.A. (1996). Practical Counselling; Case Study Approach. Fundamentals of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Ibadan: Cardinal Crest Limited

8. Alao, K.A. (1998). Group Approach to Career Guidance; A Blueprint of Rationales, Themes and Procedures for Nigerian Secondary Schools. Fundamentals of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Ibadan: Cardinal Crest Limited.

9. Alao, K.A. (1988). Women in Nigerian Educational System. In Ahamadu Sesay and Odabiyi, S.T. (ed.) Nigerian Women in Society and Development. Ibadan: Dokun Publishing House, Intec 83-97.

10. Alao, K.A. and Kobiowu, S.V. (1998). Adolescents Developmental Problems, Environment and Sustainable National Development. In Book of Readings on Education, Environment and Sustainable National Development. pp. 156-166.

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

4. Published Articles

11. Aladejana, A.I. and Alao, K.A. (1985). A Critical Re-appraisal of the Philosophical Basis of Counselling Practice in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Counselling and Development. Vol. 1, p. 71-75.

12. Alao, K.A. (1986). Sex, marital Status and Job Satisfaction of University of Ife Junior Staff: Implications for Career Counselling. Journal of Education and Society, pp. 65-70.

13. Aladejana, A.I.; Alao, K.A. and Falodun Sola (1988). Using Proverbs, Idioms and Incantation in Counselling Therapy: A Model of Delivery. Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. .., No. 1, pp. 19-32.

14. Adejumo, Dayo and Alao, K.A. (1988). The Importance of Cumulative Record Holder in the New System of Education, Readings in Guidance and Counselling, Vol. 111, pp. 52-55.

15. Alao, K.A.; Olaniyi, G.B. and Kobiowu, S.V. (1988). Sex, Academic Qualifications and Job Satisfaction of Nigerian Professional Developing Societies. Nigerian Journal of Conselling and Development, Vol. 1, (4), pp. 157-162.

16. Afolabi, E.R.I.; Adamolekun, C. and Alao, K.A. (1990). Sex, Ability, Change of Course and Student's Expectation, Ogun State University. Journal of Research in Counselling Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 15-23.

17. *Adejumo, D. and Alao, K.A. (1991). Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Programme in Nigerian Universities: University and Secondary Teachers' Perspectives. International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), pages 381-397.

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

18. Alao, K.A. (1994). Towards a Parsonian Career – Information Dissemination System in Nigeria. Journal of Research in Counselling Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 52-59.

19. *Aladejana, A.I. and Alao, K.A. (1996). Fafunwa's Contribution to "Teacher Education Reforms in Nigeria." International Council of Education for Teaching, (ICET) Arman Jordan, pp. 305-311.

20. Alao, K.A. (1994). Vocational Self-Concept and Decision-Making Styles of Students in Some Nigerian Universities, Ife Psychologia, Vol. 2, pp. 41-49.

21. Alao, K.A. (1996). Demographic Variables as Nonsense Variables in Career Development: An Empirical Field Report. Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2, 1996, pp. 62-67.

22. Alao, K.A. (1997). Empirical Validation of Super's Theory of Career Development in Nigeria. Ife Journal of Educational Studies. Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 128-132.

23. Alao, K.A. (1998). Teaching Practice and Career Development of Prospective Teachers. Ife Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 181-186.

24. Alao, K.A. and Adeleke, A. (1999). Are "Mathophobics" Born or Made? A Critical Investigation of the Causes and Effects of Mathophobia in Selected Nigerian Secondary School Students. Revue Africaine De La Technologie D'Information RATI, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 130-134.

25. Alao, K.A. and Popoola, B.I. (1999). Crisis in Nigerian University Education: Implications for Educational Standards. Ife Journal of Behavioural Research 1 (1), 62-72.

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

26. Alao, K.A. (1999). Effects of In-Service Training and Educational Qualifications on the Job-Satisfaction of Junior Staff in a Nigerian University. Revue Africaine De La Technologie D'Information RATI, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 156-159.

27. Alao, K.A. (2000). The Impact of Counselling Services and Tenure on the Job Satisfaction of Junior Staff in a Nigerian University. The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 233-236.

28. Alao, K.A. and Obilade, O.O. (2000). Vocationalising the Nigerian Educational System: Prospects, Problems and Procedures, Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, pp.

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

30. *Alao, K.A. and Adelabu, M.A. (2002). The Challenges and Problems of Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers in Nigerian Schools. Yearbook of International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), Amsterdam, Holland (Published on CD-Rom).

31. *Fafunwa, Babs; Alao, K.A. and Aladejana, A.I. (2002). "African Teacher Education in the 21st Century and the Achievement Agenda". Yearbook of International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), Amsterdam, Holland (Electronic Publication on CD-Rom).

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

32. *Alao, K.A. (2003). "That African Teenagers May Not Die young: A Psycho-Educational Blueprint for Curtailing the spread of HIV/AIDS Among School Going African Youths." African Journal for Health Education, Recreation and Dance.

33. *Alao, K.A. (2004). "Silver and gold we have none, but what we have we give unto thee". African Indigenous Counselling and Rest of the World. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Kluwer, VOL 26; NUMBER 3, pages 249-256

34. *Alao, K.A.; Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O. and Faleye, B.A. (2004). An Assessment of Nigerian Teachers by Parents and Education Ministry Officials. Yearbook of International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) (Electronic Publication on CD-Rom).

35. Popoola, B.I. and Alao, K.A. (2006) Secret Cults in Nigerian Institutions of Higher Learning: Need for a Radical Intervention Programme Journal of School Violence, Volume 5 Issue 2 2006 Pg.73 – 85

36. Alao, K. and Adebowale, O.F. (2007) Repackaging he Nigerian Secondary School Counsellors for the Challenges of Postmodern World. Journal of Educational Media and Technology Vol. 13 (1) Pg. 89 – 96.

37. * Adebowale, O.F. and Alao, K. (2008) Continuous Assessment Policy Implementation in Selected Local Government Areas of Ondo State (Nigeria): Implications for a Successful implementation of the UBE Program. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy (KJEP) Vol. 5 (1) Pg. 3 – 18.

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

5. Published (Referenced) Conference Proceedings:

38. *Alao, K.A. (1999). Guidance and Counselling Implications for parents/Guardians of Children with Special Needs. Proceedings of International Conference on Special Children Empowerment Programme. Federal Capital Territory Abuja Child Care Trust, pp. 161-177.

39. *Alao, K.A. and Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O. (2003). "Developing an African Agendum for Fighting Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) from within the School System". In C. Momanyi and N.H. Wawire (eds.) Disparities in Science, Technology, Environment, HIV/AIDS and Education, Nairobi (Kenya) Association of Third World Studies. Vol. 2.

40. *Dibu-Ojerinde, O.O. and Alao, K.A. (2003). Women Education in Nigeria: Status, Problems and Prospects in C. Momanyi and N.H. Wawire (eds.) Disparities in Developing Countries: Types, Challenges and the Way Forward, Nairobi (Kenya) Association of Third World Studies. Vol. 1.

41. Alao, Kayode (2005): Emerging Perspectives on Educational Assessment in an Era of Postmodernism. Commissioned paper presented at 31st Annual conference on International Association for Educational Assessment, Nicon-Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, xxxx 4-9.

42. Kobiowu, S.V., Dibu-Ojerinde and Alao, K.A. (2004). Environmental Education in Sustainable Development in Developing Societies. Ife Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in Africa.

43. K. Alao and M. Adelabu (2006) Planning, Programming and Strategising for Changes and Innovations in the Educational Systems of Developing Countries. paper presented at the 3rd Vittachi international conference on rethinking educational change 1st – 5th July 2006 Ifrane, Morocco

6. Manuscripts Accepted for Publication:

43. *Ford, R. and Alao, K.A. (1999). Practical Counselling: A Guidebook for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Normal Human Behaviour. Strategic-Insight Solutions Publishing Division, London, England (228 pages).

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

44. Alao, K.A. and Alao, A. (2002). Educational Policy Making and National Integration in Nigeria Since 1960. Revue Africaine De La Technologie D'Information RATI, Vol. 2, No. 4.

* asterisk denotes offshore publications

7. Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

1. Alao, K.A.: Theories of Vocational Development and the Relevance to Nigerian Setting 'Careers'. Journal of the Nigerian Career Council, Institute of Education, Ibadan.

2. Alao, K.A. and Salawu, B.M.: The Relationship Between Family Size and Academic Performances Among Nigerian Secondary School Students. American Journal of Counselling Psychology

. 3. Alao, K.A.: Educational Policy-Making and National Integration in Nigerian since 1960. West African Journal of Education.

4. Alao, K.A. and Adejumo, D.: An Evaluation of the Psychological Basis of Career Development Practice in Nigerian Schools. Nigerian Journal of Educational Psychology.

5. Alao, K.A.: A Study of Inter-Campus Variations Career Development of Nigerian University Undergraduates. American Journal of Counselling Psychology.

6. Owuamanam, D.O. and Alao, K.A.: Post-Colonial Education and Unemployment Problems in Nigeria. Journal of Teacher Education.

7. Alao, K.A.: Techniques of Vocational Counselling. Contribution to Techniques of Vocational Counselling: A Case Study Approach. Edited by Professor T. Hassan, Ibadan: Signal Educational Services Limited.

8. Alao, K.A. and Salawu, B.M.: Differential Effects of Behaviour Rehearsal Therapy in Reducing Test Anxiety of the First Borns and the Latter Borns among Selected School Students. Ilorin Journal of Curriculum and Instruction. Vol. 6, No. 1.


1. Makinde Olu and Alao, K.A.: Roles of School Counsellors and Principals in Guidance and Counselling Programme. Bendel State Ministry of Education, Seminar Paper, September 20, 1986.

2. Makinde Olu and Alao, K.A.: Preparing for Counselling and the Importance of Confidentiality. Bendel State Ministry of Education Seminar Paper, September 21, 1986.

3. Alao, K.A.: Self-Management Counselling Strategies for Dealing with Adolescents' Problems. Paper Presented at the Workshop for "Adolescents' organized by Guidance and Counsellign Unit of the Federal Ministry of Education at Federal Government College, Port-Harcourt, November 23-27, 1987,

4. Alao, K.A.: Theories of Vocational Development and the Relevance to Nigerian Setting. Paper presented at the National Workshop of Recent Techniques in Vocational Guidance organized by the Federal Ministry of Education at the University of Ibadan, October 17-20, 1989.

5. Alao, K.A.: Guidance Counselling: A Prologue. Oyo State Ministry of Education Seminar Paper, September 2, 1992.

6. Alao, K.A.: The Qualities of an Effective Counsellor. Paper Presented at a Workshop Organised by SEADAD Management Consultants, October 21, 1992, Ibadan.

7. Alao, K.A.: The Place of Guidance and Counselling in Child Development. Paper presented at a workshop organized by Afijio Local Government, Oyo State, October 21, 1992.

8. Alao, K.A.: Role of Local Government in Promoting Health for All by the Year 2000 AD. Paper presented at Boripe Local Government, Osun State at a Workshop Organised by SEADAD Management and Training Consultants, September 6, 1993.

9. Alao, K.A.: Time Management and Essence of Teamwork for Effective Health-Care Services. Paper presented at Workshop organized by SEADAD Management and Training Consultant, September 7, 1993.

10. Alao, K.A.: Leadership Skills Supervision Delegation and Motivation in Health Care Services. Workshop Organised by Boripe Local Government, Osun State, September 8, 1993.

11. Alao, K.A.: Making Work-Situation Improvement Demands on Government. Paper Presented at a Workshop Organised by Osogbo Local Government Area for its Line-Staff During a One-Week Work-Improvement Workshop, September 21, 1993.

12. Alao, K.A.: Strategies for Improving the Income Generating Capabilities of Local Government. Paper Presented at a Workshop-Improvement organized by Ogbomoso Local Government, September 22, 1993.

13. Alao, K.A.: Confidentiality in Public Service. Paper Presented at a Workshop organized by Ogbomoso Local Government, September 1993.

Research Interests

Development of Career Guidance Programme Packages for Nigerian Junior and Senior Secondary Schools (University Sponsored Research Code 1423KZ).

Investigation into the Determinants Career Maturity of Oyo State School-Going Adolescents.

Investigation of Psychological Predictions of Problem-Solving Behaviour of Oyo State Secondary School Students.

Preparation of Career Education Movies of School Children.