AJIBADE Yetunde Adedoyin

Senior Lecturer


1. Name: AJIBADE Yetunde Adedoyin

2. Date of Birth: 11th June, 1960

3. Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo State

4. Nationality: Nigerian

5. Permanent Address: 3, Ibikunle Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

6. Current Postal Address: Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, O. A. U., Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

7. Name and Address of Next of Kin: Mrs Abimbade Osunkunle, 4, Omowale Kuye Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.

8. Phone Number: 08037233625

9. E-mail:

10. Present Position: Senior Lecturer

MY Qualifications

(a) Diplome d’Etudes Francaises, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 1981

(b) B. A. Education (French), University of Ife (now O.A.U.), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1982

(c) M. A. (Modern European Languages), University of Ife (now O.A.U), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1987

(d) Ph. D (Language Education), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1994

MY Publications

Ajibade, Y. A. (1989). “Teacher Training and Teacher Achievement in English as a Second Language: A Study of the Obafemi Awolowo University”. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 19 – 27.

Ajibade, Y. A. (1991). “The Language Teacher and the National Language Policy”. National Policy on Education Implementation Prospects. Ife School Curriculum Improvement Group, pp 102 – 109.

Ajibade, Y. A. (1990). “Teaching: A Science or an Art?”. Journal of Education and Society, Ile-Ife, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 82 – 88.

Ajibade, Y. A. (1996). “The Use of Socio-Cultural Background as Panacea for Language Learning Problems”. Nigerian Journal of Development Issues, Ibadan, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 15 – 22.

Ajibade, Y. A. (1996). “Egalitarianism and Language Use: Educational Implications for Nigerian Learners” in Opeola, M., Ekanade, O., Ajibade, Y., Oni, C. & Okediran, A. (eds.). Book of Readings in Education – Curriculum Studies Approach to Innovation and Change in Nigerian Secondary Schools. Ife Curriculum Improvement Group, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, pp. 175 – 196.

Ajibade, Y. A. (1998). “Reconceptualizing and Reforming School Literacy Building on Students’ Cultural and Lingual Diversities” in Obidi, S. S.; Afolabi, E. R. I.; Adelabu, M. A. and Kobiowu, S. V. (eds.), Book of Readings on Education, Environment and Sustainable Development. Ibadan: Cardinal Crest Ltd., pp 449 – 460.

Ajibade, Y. A. (2000). “Motivation and Maximization of Learning Opportunities in Foreign Language Teaching”. Initiatives in Education Series, Ibadan, No. 1, pp 51 – 65.

Ajibade, Y. A. (2000). “Proficiency in English, Intelligence, Aptitude and Affective Factors as Predictors of Success in the Learning of French”. African Journal of Educational Research, Ibadan, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 127 – 137.

Ajibade, Y. A. (2000). “Language Needs Analysis: A Pre-requisite to the Development of a Functional Language Education Program for Nigeria”. Journal of Educational Studies, Ibadan,Vol.1, pp 25 – 34.

Ehindero, O. J. & Ajibade, Y. A. (2001). “What Our Students Say about How We Teach”Ife Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 1 – 10.

Ajibade, Y. A. (2004). “Translating Learning Theories into Practice: The Language Teacher’s Art” in Soyoye, F. A.; Adeleke, J. A. and Gbeto, F. (eds.), Foreign Languages Studies in West Africa: Nigeria and Benin. Cotonou: Presses Scolaires et Universitaire du Benin, pp 88 – 98.

Ajibade, Y. A. & Adeleke, M. A. (2005). “The Nigerian Language Policy and Achievement in Mathematics among Secondary School Students”. International Yearbook on Teacher Education. The International Council on Education for Teaching, South Africa, pp 1 – 17.

Afolabi, E. R. I., Ajibade, Y. A., Dibu-Ojerinde, O. O. & Adediwura, A. A. (2006). “Education for All: The Challenge of Quality in Teacher Preparation and Teaching in Nigeria”. International Yearbook on Teacher Education. The International Council on Education for Teaching, Brazil, pp 66 – 76.

Omole, T; Adesola; F. & Ajibade, Y. (2006). “Changing Paradigm: France, Nigeria and Francophone Africa after the Cold War” in Abegunrin, O. & Akomolafe, O. (eds.), Nigeria in Global Politics. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc., pp 201 – 212.

Oloyede, E. O.& Ajibade, Y. A. (2008). “Promoting Societal Development through an Interdisciplinary Approach to Content Selection and Organization in the Teaching of Mathematics and Language Skills” in Olusi, J. O. & Kobiowu, S. V. (eds.), Studies in Contemporary Socio-Economic and Educational Problems in the Developing World, U.S.A: iUniverse, pp 95 – 103.

Kobiowu, S. V., Ajibade, Y. A. & Oloyede, E. O. (2008). “Poverty as a Social Problem and the Role of Education in the Society” in Olusi, J. O. & Kobiowu, S. V. (eds.), Studies in Contemporary Socio-Economic and Educational Problems in the Developing World, U.S.A: iUniverse, pp 73 – 79.

Ajibade, Y. & Ndububa, K. (2008). “Effects of Word Games, Culturally Relevant Songs, and Stories on Students’ Motivation in a Nigerian English Language Class”. TESL Canada Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp 27 – 48.

Ajibade, Y. A. (2008). “Functional Communication in Non- Governmental Organizations: Challenges for Post-Literacy Development, Language Education Opportunities”. International Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Performance, Ghana, Vol 4, pp. 495 – 506.

Adeyanju, L. J., Kankam, G., Ajibade, Y., Adekomi, B., Oyewusi, L. & Oyeniran, M. (2009). “Instructional Television Lecture Broadcast in a South Western Nigerian University” in Adagunodo, E. R., Adeyanju, J. O. & Aderounmu, G. A. (eds.). 4th International Conference Proceedings on ICT Applications, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, pp 205 – 212

Research Interests

(i) Investigating the teaching of languages in Nigerian schools with a view to proposing a relevant socio-cultural approach for result-oriented language teaching.