Academic Qualifications

B.A.(Ed)English Language               ————–Second Class  Upper–Delta State University,  Abraka -1997
M.Ed Language Education               —————University of Ibadan, Ibadan -2003
PhD English Language Education       ———-University of Ilorin, Ilorin- 2010

Research interest: Classroom Pedagogy, Literacy and Language Education

Membership of Professional Societies:
International Reading Association (IRA)
Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)
Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA)
National Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (NAERE)
National Association for Science, Humanities and Education Research               

Courses taught during the current academic session:
GST111: Communication in English
NPE 109: Basic English Grammar
NPE 110: Primary School English and Methodology
NPE 214: Advanced Creative Arts and Methodology
NPE 301: The School Environment and the Child
PDE 615: Microteaching
ELA 703: Advances in Reading
ELA 706: Mother Tongue Education
ELA 801: Language in Contact

 a. Research in Progress:
i. Ofodu, G.O. Academic writing skills of education students: from situation to the solution
 b. Research Completed but not yet published:
i. Ofodu, G.O.  Contemporary Variables Influencing Indigenous Language Loss among Youths         


Thesis and Dissertation:
i. Ofodu, G.O.(nee Adarode) (1996). The revolutionary vision in two African novels: A  case study of Ngugi’s Devil on the Cross and

Okara’s The Voice. An Unpublished B.A. (Ed) Project, Delta State University, Abraka
ii. Ofodu G.O. (2003). Interaction pattern of teachers and students during reading comprehension lessons in selected Senior Secondary

Schools in Ado – Ekiti, Nigeria. An Unpublished M.Ed. Thesis University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
iii. Ofodu, G.O. (2009). Comparative effect of two cooperative instructional methods on reading performance of secondary school

students in Ekiti State, Nigeria. An Unpublished Ph.D Thesis, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

i. Authored Books:
1. Dada, S.A. and   Ofodu, G.O. (2006). Effective Communication in English Lagos: Bifocal Publishers. pp. 203
2.  Ofodu, G.O., Babalola, J. O. & Dada, E.M. (2010). Aspects of Language and Communication Skills Ibadan: Vintage Publishers. pp. 92

iii.Chapter in Books

3.Ofodu, G.O. and Owolewa, O.O. (2008). Basic education reforms and literacy development through young readers clubs. In Lawal,

R.A., Jimoh, S.A., Olorundare, A.S. and Ijaiya, N.Y.S. (Eds) Education Reforms in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future. Ibadan:  Stirling

Hordens Publishers Ltd

4.Ofodu, G.O. and Lawal, R.A. (2010). Moving students beyond the literal level of comprehension: The Reciprocal Teaching and

Think-Pair-Share Strategies. In Kuupole, D.D. and Bariki, I. (Eds) Applied Social Dimensions of Language use and Teaching in West

Africa. Ghana: The University Press, University of Cape Coast

5.Ofodu, G.O (2011). ICT and Nigerian literacy educators: Implication for sustainable development. Contemporary Issues in Education,

Health and Sports. University of Ibadan.
6. Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Demographic variables and grammatical competence   of university students. In D.D. Kuupole, Isaiah Bariki, &

Robert Yennah   (Eds)Cross-Currents in Language, Literature and Translation. University of  Benin, Benin Republic
7. Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Impact of early learning experiences on literacy,
numeracy and mother skills of primary  pupils. In I. Bariki, D. D.Kuupole & M. K. Kambou (Eds)  Aspects of Language Variation,

Acquisition and Use. University of Cape Coast

iv. Articles in Conference Proceedings
8.   Ofodu, G.O. and Lawal, R.A. (2011).Gender parity and secondary
school   students’ achievement in English comprehension. Proceedings of the     London International Conference on Education (LICE).

Ed: Charles  Shoniregun and Galyna Akmayeva. 96-101, London, United Kingdom
Articles that have Already Appeared in Learned Journals

9.  Ofodu, G.O. (2003). Teachers’ perception of the relevance of the national   language policy to Nigerian education. Ibadan Journal of

Educational    Studies, 3(1 & 2): 6-10. University of Ibadan

10. Ofodu, G.O. (2004). Teachers’ influence in motivating students to read and appreciate Literature. Nigerian Journal of Counseling

and Applied Psychology, 1 (2): 202-210. University of Ado-Ekiti.

11.Ofodu, G.O. (2004). Communication pattern of teachers and students in
reading comprehension lessons in Ekiti State secondary schools. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, 2 (1): 129-140. Ado –


12.Ofodu, G.O. (2005). Critical reading skills and the pedagogy of poetry in secondary schools. University of Ado–Ekiti Journal of

Education.4 (1): 162-168. Ado-Ekiti

13.Ofodu, G.O. (2005). Strategies for bridging the gap between the high and under- achieving learners in English  as Second Language

classrooms.  Journal of Curriculum Studies, 4(1): 113-121. Ado-Ekiti

14. Ofodu, G.O. (2007. Nigerian literacy educators and their technological needs in a digital age. Journal of Educational Foundations

and Management, 5(1): 22-30. Ado – Ekiti

15. Ofodu, G.O. and Adeniyi, F.O. (2008): Impact of personality and environment variables on learners’ reading abilities. Journal of

Education Foundations and Management 6(1): 195-201. Ado-Ekiti

16.Ofodu, G.O. and Oyinloye G.O. (2008). Making Nigeria a nation of
readers African Journal of Education Studies. 12(2):  126-131. University of Ibadan.

17.Ofodu, G.O. (2008).  Secondary school students’ perception of English
language teachers’ behaviour in the classroom. Nigerian Journal of Counseling and Applied Psychology.4 (1):20-27. Ado-Ekiti

18.Ofodu, G.O. (2009). Gender difference and Nigeria literacy educators’ use
of ICT facilities in schools. NAWAC Journal of Contemporary Studies 1(1): 148-154. Ado-Ekiti     

19.Ofodu, G.O. (2010). Gender, school location and class levels as correlates of reading interest of secondary school students. Journal

of Contemporary Studies 2(1): 118-124. Ado-Ekiti

20.Ofodu, G.O.  and Babatope, J.K. (2010). Diagnostic evaluation of segmental
and supra segmental skills of the  Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. UNADJOE Journal of Education. 5(1):188-195. Ado-Ekiti
21.Ofodu, G.O. and Lawal, R.A. (2010). Learning strategy, gender and    performance levels of secondary school students in

comprehension. International Journal of Research in Counselling and Sport Sciences.  1(1):19-27. University of Winneba
22. Ofodu, G.O. (2010). Knowledge and application of metacognitive strategies      among junior and senior secondary school learners.

Journal of Education Foundations and Management 8 (1): 120-126. Ado-Ekiti  
23.  Ofodu, G.O. (2011). Relative effects of school location and class levels and gender on reading needs of secondary school students

in Nigeria. Africa Research Review. 5(6):36-42. Ethiopia

24.  Ofodu, G.O. and Lawal, R.A (2011). Cooperative instructional strategies and performance levels of students in reading

comprehension. International Journal of Educational Studies 3(2):103-107. India

25.  Ofodu, G.O. and Adedipe, T.H. (2011). Assessing ESL students’ awareness and application of metacognitive strategies in

comprehending academic materials. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies. 2 (5): 343-346. United


26. Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Assessment techniques and English language teachers’ extent of emphasis in schools. Research Journal in

Organizational Psychology & Educational Studies. 1(2): 90-92. United States of America

27.Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Internet use and reading habits of higher institution students. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational

Research and Policy Studies. 3(1): 11-15. United Kingdom

28. Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Does group re-group strategies impact on students’ texts interpretation? European Scientific Journal. 8(8):

201-210. Macedonia

29. Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Instructional strategies and resource utility in language teaching among basic educators in 21st century Nigeria.

 English Language Teaching. 5(5):79-84. Canada

30. Ayodele, M.O; Ofodu,G.O. & Alade, V.A.(2012). Applicability of Flesch’s  formula in assessing the readability of basic science

textbooks.  Journal of Physical Sciences. 24(2) B: 249-256. India.

31.Ofodu, G.O.(2012). Sociolinguistic inputs and use of English as Second     Language classrooms. English Language Teaching. 5(8)

August157-163. Canada
32.Ofodu, G.O. (2012). Impact of demographic variables on multiliteracy empowerment of young learners. Sokoto Educational

Review13(1)225-236. Sokoto.

33. Ofodu, G.O. (2013). Family Literacy: An essential component of peaceful co-existence. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria 14.1.69-74.


34. Ofodu, G.O. (2013). Prose Literature as solution to the endangering reading problems of the Nigerian ESL/ESOL students. RUWAZA

AFRIKA Journal of Contemporary Research in Humanities & Social Sciences 2.1.318- 328. Kenya.

35. Ofodu, G.O. (2013).  Early literacy in an emerging society: the missing gaps      Research in Curriculum Studies Journal   9.1. 157-

165.  Ekiti State University,  Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

36. Ofodu, G.O. (2014). Governance and language loss among youths in Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 19.5.

42-49. India

37.Ofodu, G.O. & Borode, R.B. (2014). Exploring the place of literacy, value acquisition and women empowerment in Mirror Magazine.

IOSR Journal of  Research and Method in Education 4.3. 41-46. India

38. Falasinnu, B.I., Ofodu, G.O. & Oso, S.O. (2014) Social Literacy Skills of Tertiary Students in a Yoruba land: Problems and Prospects.

International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature. 2.11. 98-104. India

39.Ofodu, G.O. & Oyinloye, G.O. (2014). Digital Literacy and Language Learning of Undergraduates.  International Journal of Humanities

Social Sciences and Education  1 .4, 30-36. India

40. Ogbuonye, M.O. & Ofodu, G.O. (2014). Church literacy: An essential tool for national development. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria.

15.2. Nigeria

41.Ofodu, G.O. & Adeniyi-Egbeola, F.O. (2014). Effectiveness of Nigeria’s lingua franca in the Educational System. Journal of

Educational Review 7.4.  India

42.Ofodu, G.O. & Oso, S. O. (2015). Technological resources and English Language teaching in schools.  6.2. 31-35 Journal of English

and Literature United State of America.

Article Accepted but not yet Published:
Ofodu, G.O. , Oso,O.S. & Babatunde, J.O. (2015). Contemporary learning spaces of education students and challenges of pedagogy.

International Journal of Educational Foundations and Management 9.2.

Service within the University with Dates:
i.      Member, Faculty of  Education Ceremonies Committee (2003 – 2006)
ii.    Secretary, Institute of  Education (2004 to 2012)
iii.    Secretary, Faculty of  Education Publication Committee (2006 to 2010)
iv.    Editorial Board Member. University of Ado-Ekiti Journal of Education (2010 – 2012)                 
v      Member, Teaching Practice Committee (2011 to 2012)
vi.     Faculty Coordinator, General Studies Unit Faculty of Education  (2012 to 2014)
vii.    External Moderator, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.(2012 to date)
viii.    External Moderator, Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos. (2014 to date)
ix.    External Moderator, Kwara State College of Education, Oro.(2014 to date)
x       External Moderator, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.(2012 to date)
xi.    External Examiner, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.(2014 to date)
xii.    External Moderator, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos. (2012 to date)
xii.    External Examiner, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos.(2014 to date)
xiii.    Board Member, College of Postgraduate Studies, Ekiti Stae University(2014-2015)
xiv.    Acting Director, Institute of Education, Faculty of Education (2014-2015)
xv.    Acting Head of Department, Arts and Language Education Department (2015 to date)
xvi.    Senate Representative, Centre for Gender Studies and Development, Ekiti State University (2014 to date)

Service outside the University:
i.  Member, Board of Trustees National Association of Science, Humanities and Education Research (2011 to date)
ii  Resource Person, Federal Government Millennium Development Goals  (2010-2014)
iii  National Treasurer, Reading Association of Nigeria (2012 to 2014)
iv  Facilitator, Capacity Building Workshop for RAN members and Primary School Teachers in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Conferences/ Workshops attended:
1.    4th National Association of Education Researchers and Evaluators (NAERE)
Lagos, Nigeria (2004)

2.   7th Biennial Conference of Literacy and Reading Association of Nigeria,   
       Ibadan, Nigeria (2007)

3.  12th Biennial Conference of Literacy and Reading Association of Nigeria,
Benue State University, Makurdi (2010).

4.   2nd  National Conference on Nation Building and Development, Ibrahim
Babagida Badamosi University, Lapai, Niger State (2009)

5.   8th Annual National Conference of National Association for    Science,
Humanities and Education Research, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (2011)

6.  12th Biennial Conference of Literacy and Reading Association of Nigeria, Abuja (Oct 30-Nov. 2, 2012).

7.  10th Annual National Conference of National Association for Science, Humanities and Education Research, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria,

TASUED, Ogun State (2013)

8.  3rd Mid-Term Conference of Literacy and Reading Association of Nigeria,
Nsukka (Oct 15- 18, 2013).
International Conferences/Workshop Attended:

1. 7th Pan-African Reading Conference11-14th July,2011, Botswana
London International Conference on Education (LICE) 6-11th November, 2011, United Kingdom

2. 8th Pan-African Reading Conference12-17th August, 2013, University of Nairobi, Kenya

3. A-3 Day Capacity Building Workshop with the support from Pan African Literacy Leadership Grant of the International Reading

Association for RAN members and Primary School Teachers on 28th0-30th May, 2014

4. A-3 Day Cross Border and Regional Workshop Senior Academic Staff Workshop held on  8th-11th June, 2015 at the University of

Ghana, Legon
Theme: Using technology to change the face of conventional education.

5. Fitzman Education Konsult Abuja, Capacity Building Workshop for Open and Distance Learning Course Material Development Teams

held on 7th -8th July, 2015.

6. A-One Day Capacity Building Workshop for all Academic Staff of Faculty of Education held on Wed. 12thAugust, 2015
Theme: Advanced Research and Methods of Writing Proposals for Attracting Grants.