Publications By Prof. Akinsolu Abiodun Olatoun

 Textbooks

  1. Adepoju, T.L and Akinsolu, A.O (2008): Managing Education Industry in Nigeria: A System Approach. ISBN 978-34718-9-2 A Course Book in Educational Management. Published by Educational Industries Nig. Ltd. Ibadan. 178 pages.

The book investigated educational management practices with contributions from different scholars.

 

2.Akinsolu, A.O, Egbebi, J.O & Ojeniyi, F B (2018) Educational supervision and quality assurance for effective school administration and planning in Nigeria. ISBN: 978-3-639-26271-1 Published by Yebiayo Publishers. Ibadan.  116 pages. 

The book investigated educational supervision and quality assurance for effective school administration and planning in Nigeria. A Course Book in Educational Management.

 

Edited Books

1.Akinsolu, A.O, Olaofe, J.A and Garba S.A (2011): Nigeria Digest of Educational Statistics-2006 – 2010. Abuja. A Federal Ministry of Education textbook on Educational Management Information for Educational management and planning purposes. 450 pages.

 

2.Fadipe, J.O; Njoku, A.C and Akinsolu, A.O, (2004): Basic Planning Tools and Management Techniques in Higher Education. NIEPA text for training educational planners and managers on basic planning tools for effective educational planning in Nigeria. Published by (NIEPA Press.  65 pages).

 

3.Adepoju, T.L and Akinsolu, A.O (2008): Managing Education Industry in Nigeria: A System Approach. The book investigates educational management practices with contributions from different scholars. ISBN 978-34718-9-2 A Course Book in Educational Management, published educational industries Nig. Ltd. Ibadan.  96 pages. –

 

4.Akinsolu, A.O, Egbebi, J.O & Ojeniyi, F B (2018) Educational supervision and quality assurance for effective school administration and planning in Nigeria. Educational supervision and quality assurance for effective school administration and planning in Nigeria. ISBN: 978-3-639-26271-1 The book investigates educational supervision and quality assurance for effective school administration and planning in Nigeria. A Course Book in Educational Management, published Yebiayo Publishers. Ibadan.  116 pages. 

 

 

Monographs:

Akinsolu, A.O(2015): Effective |Teaching and learning of Trade Subjects in Ogun State Secondary Schools: Prospects and Challenges and \ remedies. In All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Schools. A paper presented at the 35th Annual State Congress of ANCOPSS. Held at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. Published by Olu- Nla & Sons.  45Pages

 

Chapters in Books

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2013) Creative Teaching in Nigeria Secondary Schools: Some planning Implications. In Book of Reading, Institute of Education, University of Ibadan. pp 61- 81. The paper examined creative teaching by teachers for effective instructional learning outcomes in schools. Some planning implications were highlighted as a pathway to effective teaching.

2.Akinsolu, A.O (2013) Contemporary Management functions. In Anselm Njoku & Adeyemi, Muyiwa (Ed): Emerging issues in Organizational Management (Thinking beyond 21st Century). Lahore Graphics. Pp 29-41. The paper examined the concept of management and its features. The paper further highlighted the importance of management for organizational development.

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2012) Quality issues and challenges in Cross Border Higher Education (CBE): Planning Implications: In Book of Reading on Higher Education. NIEPA Publications by Dele Gaphics. Ibadan. Pp 45 – 53. The paper examined Quality issues and challenges in Cross Border Higher Education (CBE): Planning Implications. The sporadic development of Cross Border Education (CBE) which is also refers to as Trans National Higher Education (TNHE) was extensively discussed in the paper. The paper viewed CBE as “commondication of higher education”. The paper further highlighted some quality issues and challenges that need to be addressed for effective CBE for higher education delivery.
  2. Akinsolu, A.O & Ojedele, P.K (2008) Strategic planning at the School Level. In Educational Theories and Practices. Book of Readings, Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan. PP 1- 11. The paper examined school managers roles in the development and implementation of strategic plan at the school level were highlighted. The paper further highlighted the relevance of strategic planning at the school level for education delivery.
  3. Akinsolu, A.O (2008) Educational Budgeting. In Educational Theories and Practices. Book of Readings, Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan. PP 283 – 303. The paper examined educational budgeting by explaining the concept of budget, Budget processes. Types of Budgets and their features were explained with illustration. The paper further highlighted the relevance of educational budgeting for education delivery.
  4. Akinsolu, A.O (2008) Formula Funding: A sine qua non for Sustainable Funding of Higher Education. In revitalization of African higher Education. HERPNET & School of Post graduate Book of Readings, University of Ibadan. Pp 22- 40. The paper examined formula funding as a sine qua non for sustainable funding of Nigerian higher education. Funding formula options in terms of its mechanism and models was examined. Options for public funding of higher education were enumerated along with their potential in realizing the attainment of higher education’s goals and objectives. The paper further examines formula funding as it assists in predictability with regard to ‘certainty of revenue’, recognition of a hard budget constraint, and promoting institutional autonomy and equity thereby becoming a sine qua non for sustainable funding of higher education.
  5. Akinsolu, A.O and Durosaro, D.O (2007) Unionism, Quality Assurance and Productivity in Nigeria Higher Educational System. In J.B. Babalola, G.O Akpa, A.O Ayeni and S.O Adedeji (Eds) Access, Equity and Quality in Higher Education. NAEAP Publication. pp 443 – 454. The paper examined the inter-relationship among unionism, quality assurance and productivity in Nigerian higher, educational system. unionism in higher education in Nigeria is dichotomized into student unionism and labour unionism. The paper highlighted how unionism influences quality assurance and educational productivity in Nigeria.
  6. Akinsolu, A.O and Durosaro, D.O (2007) Teachers Education in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future challenges .In T.L Adepoju and A.O Akinsolu (Eds) Managing Education Industry in Nigeria: A system Approach. Pp 73 – 79. The paper discussed teacher education in Nigeria: past, present and future challenges. The historical development of teachers’ education was discussed, the present dispensation and future challenges to teacher education were highlighted. The paper highlighted some current practice which requires to be tailored towards international practices for educational productivity in Nigeria.

9.Akinsolu, A.O and Oluchukwu, E.E (2006) Human Resource Mobilization and Management. In Ajayi,T, Shofoyeke,A.D, Akinsolu,A.O .(Eds)Administrative Skills of Secondary School’s principals. Ondo. NIEPA.pp31 – 46. The paper examined Human   resource mobilization and management. The traditional personnel functions of recruitment, selection, training, motivation, compensation, evaluation, discipline, and termination of employees were discussed. The paper highlighted the need for Human resource mobilization as a major resource management policies and practices.

10.Akinsolu, A.O, Ayeni A.O, and Atanda, A.I and (2005) The Need for Private Sector Participation in the Provision and Management of Education in Nigeria. In G.O Akpa, S.U Udoh and E.O Fagbamiye (Eds)Deregulating the Provision and Management of Education in Nigeria. (NAEAP) Publications.pp130 – 133.The paper discussed the importance of education in the development of a nation. It revealed that government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of educational provision and management because of incessant increase in enrolment, culminating problems of inadequacy of school facilities, shortage of human resources among others. The paper called for private sector involvement in the provision and management of education in Nigeria to complement government efforts.

11.Akinsolu, A.O and Fadipe, J.O (2004) Planning as a tool in the management of Higher Education. In Ajayi,T, Fadipe, J.O Njoku, A.C (Eds) Basic planning Tool and Management Techniques in Higher Education. NIEPA Publication, Ondo.pp33- 54. The paper examined the importance of educational planning in the higher education system were. The paper further discussed Data and basic educational indicators for planning purposes and their computation.

12.Akinsolu, A.O (2004) Internal Efficiency Indicators: Implications for Planning at the LGEA level. In Ajayi T, Fadipe,J.O & Njoku, A.O (Eds)Management Information System for Strategic Planning. NIEPA Publication. pp 19 – 29. The paper examined the concept of quantitative and qualitative Data for computation of internal efficiency. The paper further discussed some basic educational indicators for planning purposes and their computation at the LGEA level.

13.Akinsolu, A.O (2004) Provision and Management of physical facilities in Nigeria primary School in Management of primary and secondary education in Nigeria. In E.O Fagbamiye, J.B Babalola, M. Fabunmi and A.O Ayeni (Eds) (NAEAP) publications. pp 101 – 110.The paper highlighted the importance of provision and management of facilities in primary education in Nigeria. Government, philanthropists, Non- governmental organizations’, communities and all stakeholders were all enjoined to work hand- in hand in providing the needed facilities through funding and ensuring proper utilization.

Journal Publications

14.Akinsolu, A.O and Akinsolu Dolapo Omotayo (Nee Raji) (2018): Principals’ mentoring and teachers ‘productivity in private secondary schools, Nigeria: Strategies for leadership practice. In Journal of Contemporary issues in Educational Planning and Administration (JCIEPA) NIEPA, Nigeria. Pp 1-11. The paper investigated the relationship between secondary school Principal Mentorship Skills and Teacher’s Productivity. The research design adopted was a descriptive survey type. The sample consists of 200 teachers; the data gathering instrument was Principal’s Mentoring and Teachers’ Productivity Questionnaire (PMTPQ). Four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05level of significance. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient and t-test Statistics. The findings revealed significant relationship between Principal’s mentoring and teacher’s productivity; between Principal’s Mentoring, tone and level of discipline in schools, principal’s mentoring skills and teacher’s abilities to work effectively with little or no supervision on assigned tasks, principal’s mentoring skills and teacher’s punctuality at work. The paper recommended that principals should not be appointed to their position, on the basis of sentiments, god fatherism, political party affiliation and primordial Consideration

 

15.Akinsolu, A.O and Akinsolu Adedolapo Omotayo (Nee Raji) (2017): Overview of roles of research and innovations for National Development. In Journal of Educational Planning and Administration (IJEPA). Vol.2 No 3. Pp 11- 18. NIEPA, Ondo. The paper discussed the concept of Research and Innovation, types of research and innovations, the similarities and differences. The paper further explored the contribution of Research and innovations towards National Development.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Sule,S.A (2016) Teachers’ perception on teaching large classes in secondary schools in Ondo State: A case study of Odigbo Local Government Area: Implications for qualitative planning. In International Journal of Educational Administration, Planning and Research (IJEAPR). Vol 8 (2). University of Calabar. pp84- 96. The paper investigated the perception of teachers towards teaching large classes as prevalent in Odigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State, which was purposively sampled for the study. 300 teachers were randomly selected among teachers in Odigbo LGA public secondary schools. Findings revealed that the teachers were not favourably disposed to teaching large classes. The implication of this study for qualitative planning was likewise stressed.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Umar,H.A (2016) The Educational benefits of developing a Computer communication network for the university of Ilorin, Nigeria. In Studies in Educational Planning and Administration. Vol. 5 (1). NIEPA, Nigeria, Ondo. pp 233 – 245.The paper investigated the educational benefits of developing a computer communication network of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Four Null hypotheses based on gender, age, status, and faculty were developed and tested. All except the hypothesis on gender were rejected, implying that gender has no significant effect to develop a computer communication network for the University of Ilorin.

 

18.Akinsolu, A.O, & Sule, S.A (2016) Issues and Challenges in planning teacher education in Nigeria: Some policy implications. In Nigerian Journal of Educational Management. Vol.1 No 2. University of Benin. Benin City.The paper examined issues and challenges in planning teacher education in Nigeria. The importance of teachers and their roles were highlighted. The paper concluded that teacher education is key to National development.

 

19.Akinsolu, A.O & .Adegbesan, S.O, Ojeniyi, F.B, & Sotikare, Bolanle  (2015) Policy Planning and Implementation in Nigeria: The Push and Pull factor. In International Journal of Educational Planning and Administration (IJEPA). NIEPA, Ondo. Pp. 25- 37. The paper discussed planning and policy implementation in Nigerian Educational system with by thorough appraisal of the push and the pull factors. The Push factors x-rayed those factors militating effective planning and policy implementation such as funding, political instability, corruption etc. while the pull factors x-rayed those factors that promote effective planning and policy implementation in the Nigerian Education Sector.

 

20.Akinsolu, A.O. (2014) “Result Based Management: A sine qua non for total quality assurance of Nigeria’s education sector. In African Journal of Educational Management. Vol. 16. No 1. University of Ibadan. Ibadan pp 162- 171. The paper examined Result Based Management (RBM) as a key component in effective Total Quality Assurance (TQA) of Nigeria education system. The importance of RBM in planning and management of the sector as it promotes TQA were highlighted.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O., Sofoluwe, A.O, Oduwaiye, R.O & Kayode, D.J (2014) Basic education for National transformation: Issues and Challenges. In Al Hikmah Journal of Education. Vol 12. No1. pp 58- 69. Al Hikmah University, Kwara State The paper examined issues and challenges of Basic Education in Nigeria, such as inadequate coverage and unsatisfactory level of meaningful access, poor quality and relevance, infrastructural insufficiency, por quality and relevance. The paper likewise recommended way forward in ensuring National transformation through Basic Education which include removal of bottlenecks in accessing funds meant to implement basic education programmes.

 

22.Akinsolu, A.O, Sule, S.A, Chukwu, O.U and Sule, P.S (2013): Organisational factors as correlates of science student’s academic performance in Lagos State, Nigeria. In Journal of Educational Research and Development, Faculty of Educational Research and Development. Faculty of Education, Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria. Vol 8, No 1. Pp 310 – 315.The paper primarily investigated organizational factors as correlates of science students’ academic performance in senior secondary schools of Lagos State. Variables such as teachers’ qualification, teachers- students attitude towards the teaching and learning of chemistry, teacher / student relationship were specifically considered to ascertain whether or not they have any relationship with students’ academic performance in chemistry. A correlational survey design was adopted. The paper found a significant positive relationship between the three organizational factors variables and academic performance of chemistry students. The paper concluded that when the right work force is in place along with the right attitude towards teaching and learning and in a friendly environment, it is most likely that students’ achievement in chemistry will be highly enhanced.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2013) Opinion survey on issues in the provision and Management of Adult Literacy Programmes in Nigeria. In Sokoto Educational Review. Vol. 14 (1). pp.25- 40. Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. The paper examined issues in the provision and management of adult literacy programme in Nigeria through a descriptive survey analysis of ex- post facto. Guided by 4 Research questions and a hypothesis, findings revealed beneficiary perceptions in respect of this programme. The paper concluded that the successful implementation of adult literacy programme is the only way of ensuring sustainable development in the country because it is only a man that can distinguish between truth and falsehood is really free to choose and participate actively in promoting socio, economic and political development of his/her country while the planning implications were likewise highlighted.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2010) Managing the higher education for better productivity: The need for Total Quality Management. In Journal for National Education for Educational Development, Vol.3. pp 1- 13. TASUED, Ijebu Ode. The paper discussed managing higher education system for higher productivity through Total Quality management. The paper suggested the adoption of TQM in managing Nigerian higher education as it will assist in continuous improvement, thus enabling our higher education to become aware of the ever- changing customer needs and react immediately to them in order to efficiently utilize the resources on activities that truly satisfy customer needs, and to engage learners’ and other institution members in their quality mission.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2011) Relationship Between Students’ Personnel Services and Students’ Conduct in Osun State Owned Tertiary Institutions Implication on Educational Planning and Productivity. In Journal of Education Studies of Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The paper examined the influence of students’ personnel services on students’ conduct in Osun State owned tertiary institutions. The target population consisted of all students in the existing four tertiary institutions in Osun State who were accommodated in hostel within the period of 2004/2005 academic sessions. Five operational hypotheses were generated to guide the study and were tested at .05 significance level using Pearson product moment correlation statistical method. Out of the four hypotheses, three were rejected only one was accepted.  Findings revealed that there was significant relationship between provisions of guidance and counseling services, students’ welfare services, orientation services, health services and students’ conduct.  That of library services on student conduct revealed no significant relationship. The implication of this study on educational planning and productivity was likewise stressed.

 

26.Akinsolu, A.O (2011) Financial Resource Utilization in Nigerian Public Secondary School: The case of Osun State. In Journal of Educational Studies, Keffi State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State pp. 52 -67. Keffi. The paper examined financial Resource’s utilization in respect of public secondary Education in Osun State, Nigeria from 2004/2005 to 2009/2010 session by appraising the utilization of all allotted funds. ‘Financial Resource Utilization Questionnaire (FRUQ) was used to collect relevant data. Test – retest method was used to obtain the reliability of the instrument and the coefficient reliability of 0.81 was obtained. Three research questions were raised to guide the study. Findings revealed fluctuating trends in State allocation to Education including Secondary Education with teachers’ salaries having the highest vote. The yearly unit cost on teachers increases correspondingly to increase in teachers’ salaries while the average unit cost on teachers’ salaries for the period understudy was N376, 176.00.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2011). Growing a reading culture among Nigerian youths. In journal of Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Vol. 13. Abuja. The paper examined the role of parents in salvaging this epileptic condition and thus promote reading culture among the Nigerian youth. The importance of reading among the youth were further highlighted in the paper.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2010) Public Opinion in Defining the Territory of ICT in the Management of Skills Oriented Education in Nigeria: Policy Implications for Qualitative Planning. In Studies of Educational Administration and Planning (SEPA). Vol 4, No 1, pp 120-133. NIEPA Ondo. The paper investigated the use of Information Communication Technology in the management of skill – oriented learning in Nigeria. It was a descriptive survey study using a designed questionnaire for data collection from members of the public on some of the issues relating to the usage of ICT in the management of skill- oriented learning in Nigeria. Findings revealed that ICT integration into skills-oriented learning should be done in a gradual process in terms of its designing and application. The paper concluded that and recommendations inform policy makers and planners on certain line of actions for effective integration of Information Communication Technology in the management of skill – oriented education in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2009) Funding and Resource Management in the Education Sector: a panacea for administrative improvement of schools. In Journal for National Association for Education Research and Evaluation (NAERE). Vol.9. pp 177- 189. Abuja. The paper examined the realization of educational goals and objectives to be hinged on proper funding and effective management of the allotted resources that goes into the sector as inputs. The need for this becomes vital for implementation of all educational policies and programmes so as to make the role of education desirable thus empowering the sector in moulding the education recipients to have the best grasp of their environment so that they can improve both their own standard of living and that of the society.

 

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Economic and Political issues in Financing Higher education in Nigeria. In Lagos Journal of Educational Administration and Planning. University of Lagos. Vol 3 No 1. pp 50 – 59. The paper discussed economic and political issues in financing higher education in Nigeria. Some of these issues under the concepts of economic and political factors were highlighted. The paper concluded that the two concepts are most vital in financing higher education Nigeria. Recommendations were made on how the National economic and political situation can be improved for adequate funding and management of higher education.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Cost of Wastage in Nigerian Secondary Education. Osun state Public Secondary Schools as a Case study. In Journal of Educational Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.Vol.4. No 2. pp 34- 42. The paper investigated cost of wastage in Nigerian secondary education using Osun State public secondary schools as a case study. The research design was descriptive survey type of research. Two research designed validated instruments tagged students’ Private cost Questionnaire (SPCQ) and Internal Efficiency questionnaire (IEQ) was used alongside with the State Government annual Budget and Expenditures booklets. Findings revealed the following: the yearly sum wastage total of 225, 228, 232, 233, 232and 235 for the six academic sessions studied, the average social unit cost of N13,375.56k was obtained while the private unit cost was N43,030.00. The social and private costs of wastage for the period studied were 3.0million and 9.9 million. This gives 0.2% of the total government expenditures of N14, 139,004,758 and 4% of total private cost of N258,180.00 on secondary education for the period studied.

 

 

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Financing education: A Panacea for a stabilized democracy. In Studies of Educational Administration and Planning (SEPA). Vol 3, No 1, Pp 8 – 24. NIEPA Ondo. The paper examined educational financing as a panacea for a stabilized democracy in Nigeria. Educational Financing has been a crucial issue in the sustainability of education and due to the prominent role played by this sector, the sector was viewed as a vehicle for social reconstruction thereby examining its interrelatedness with democracy in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007). Quality of schools in the context of decentralization: Implications for effective management of UBE: Planners’ view. In Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF). Vol.4. UNN, Nsukka. The issue of quality in our schools connotes qualitative education. Qualitative education is the hall mark of an educational system founded on a solid foundation. The paper addressed the following; concept of quality, issues on quality of schools and implications for effective management of universal basic education in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Analysis of Physical Facilities Utilization in Osun State Secondary School. In Institute of Education Journal (JOEFU) OOU Ago Iwoye. Vol.5. Pp 25 – 34. The paper examined the physical facilities utilization in Nigeria public secondary schools with a particular reference to Osun State. Findings revealed that all physical facilities examined were effectively utilized. The study recommended the need for all stakeholders to ensure the continuity of this effective utilization of the existing facilities. Government should also intensify their effort in making more funds available for management and maintenance of schools’ facilities as this would make set objectives more realizable.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2006) School Facility Depreciation and Types of Maintenance Required by School Administrators in Nigeria: Planner’s View. In International Journal of Educational Management (IJEM), Vol. 4 No 1.pp 19 – 27.University of Ilorin. The paper examined school facility depreciation and types of maintenance required by the school administrator in Nigeria. It draws the attention of school administrators to factors responsible for depreciation of school facilities such as enrolment explosion, red tapism, non challant attitude of school heads, pupils and staff etc. The paper concluded and recommended that, it is imperative for education managers and school administrators to ensure that the existing facilities in schools are regularly maintained in achieving educational goals and objectives.

 

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2006) Gender Differences on Problems of Adolescent Delinquency in Nigeria Secondary Schools: Implications on Qualitative Management and Planning of School Based HIV/AIDs Education. In Journal of Arts and Education (JOLAE), Ibrahim Badamasi University. Vol.2 No1 pp 215-225. Minna. The paper investigated gender differences on problems of adolescent delinquency in Nigeria Secondary Schools and its implication on qualitative management and planning of school-based HIV/AIDS education. The descriptive study involves a survey of 400 secondary school students that were purposively sampled. Findings revealed that from the fifteen items analysed, three of them- lying, drug abuse, and unwanted pregnancy were gender related. It was further revealed that the most common form of administrative measures used in controlling this anti–social behaviour are suspension, expulsion, panel setting and verbal rebuke. The implications of this study on qualitative management of school-based HIV/AIDs education were highlighted in this study.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2006) Inter – Relationship between Schools Enrolment, Human resource utilization and Students’ Academic Performance in Osogbo Metropolis Secondary Schools in Osun State. In Journal of Educational Management International.Vol.2, No 1. pp 1 – 11, OOU, Ago Iwoye. The paper x-rayed the inter-relationship between school enrolment, human resource utilization and student academic performance in Osogbo Metropolis in Osun state. The study lucidly revealed that there was a significant relationship between enrolment in the rate of utilization of teachers while there was inverse relationship between enrolment and students’ academic performance, teacher’s utilization rate and student academic performance respectively.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2005) Delegation of Authority: A Planning Tool for Effective School Management .In Ilorin Journal of Education.Vol.24.Pp 174 – 180.University of Ilorin. The paper examined the concept of delegation of authority, the processes and principles guiding effective delegation of authority within the school system, the purposes of delegation of authority with the attendant problems and solutions in effective management of schools. The paper concluded that delegation of authority is not an end in itself but a means to an end and hence recommends steps that need be taken to enshrine delegation of authority in the school management.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2006) Influence of School Records Management on Effectiveness of School Administrators in Ondo State secondary ‘s schools. In Journal of Education and Technology (JET) Cross River State University, Calabar.Vol.1. pp 32 – 48. The paper examined the influence of records management on the effectiveness of school administrators in Ondo State secondary schools. A correlational survey of ex-post facto. Data collected and collated were based on two set of questionnaires. School Records Questionnaire and School Administrative Effectiveness Questionnaire. One main hypothesis and five operational hypotheses guided the study. All the hypotheses were rejected. Findings revealed that good record keeping serves as a basis for effective operations school’s administrative tasks.

 

40.Akinsolu, A.O (2005) Network Analysis: Using of Programme Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) in Execution of Educational Project (School Plant). In Ife Journal of Educational Studies.Vol.12, No 1. pp 92 – 107.OAU, Ile Ife.The paper examined the use of Network Analysis through Programme Evaluation and Review Technique and Critical Path Method (PERT/CPM) for execution of a school plant project. This is a system of management technique with interrelated components or entities and a notable management technique for evaluating, reviewing of progress and performance towards the accomplishment of a stated and well-defined organizational goal. The paper looked into some of the concepts used in PERT, the process, steps and the applications were examined and applied to school plant construction.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2005) Principals’ Perception on the Integrity of Student – Teacher Relationship in Selected Secondary Schools in Osun State, Nigeria: Implications for Educational Planners. In Journal of Educational Foundations.Vol.2. pp 104 – 114.UNN, Nsukka. The paper investigated principals’ perception on the integrity of student-teacher relationship in selected secondary schools in Osun state, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 60 principals in the state using stratified random sampling technique. Findings revealed that majority of the principals considered female, newly employed, non-qualified, married and experienced teachers were more committed, dedicated and display good ethical conduct when relating with students.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2004) Motivation as an Essential Tool in Secondary School Management. In Nigerian Journal of Educational Productivity and Contemporary Issues. Vol.2. Pp 62 – 68. Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. The paper examined motivation as an essential tool in secondary school management. All motivational theories were discussed with management implications for educational managers of secondary schools.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2004) Salient Issues in the Management of Teachers Education in Nigeria. In Nigeria Journal of Education. (NJE) Vol.2, No 2. Pp 29 – 35. Kaduna State College of Education. The paper presented issues in effective management of teachers’ education in Nigeria. Among the issues considered are entrants, gender disparity, HIV/AIFs pandemic, inadequate funding, professionalism, quality assurance and Education management Information System. The paper concludes and makes some recommendations for tackling identified problems for effective teachers’ education in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2004) HIV/AIDS Scourge: Implications for Educational Planners in Nigeria. In International Journal of Educational Management (IJEM) Vol.3, PP 89 – 105. University of Ilorin. The paper examined how HIV/AIDs is turning back the hands of the clock on development in many countries as a result of the devastating impacts of the scourge on every affected country’s educational system. The paper highlighted some of the tolls of the HIV/AIDs pandemic, the impacts on educational system vis a viz supply, demand and cost.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Raji Dolapo Omotayo (2018) Civil Society engagement in the attainment of sustainable Development Goals. In KIU Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.4(4). Pp 7-15. Kampala International University, Uganda.The paper examined Civil Society Organisations Engagement in the context of SDGs. The concept of Civil Society was stressed as well as their role in attainment of SDGs CSOs effectiveness can improve the collective drive towards achieving the SDGs. The concept of SDGs was likewise defined as well as all the seventeen (17) goals with a view of how government can create enabling environment for active involvement of CSOs in attaining SDGs in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2017) Analysis of educational wastage in public secondary schools in Olorunda local government area, Osun state, Nigeria. In International Journal of International Society of Educational Planning (ISEP). U.S.A pp 31- 40.The paper investigated wastage rate in some selected junior secondary schools in Nigeria, its causes and implications on educational planning.. Data for the study was collected through the use of a questionnaire styled wastage rate in secondary school questionnaire (WISSQ) and was administered to the teachers and the principals of the two sampled schools. Findings from the study revealed that repetition was the major sources of wastage in the two sampled secondary schools. The implications of this study on educational planning were made vide conclusion and recommendations.

 

47.Akinsolu, A.O (2016) Cost of education and internal efficiency of secondary education in Nigeria. In Journal of Educational Research in Africa (JERA/RARE) ENWANRCA Publication. Vol 8. Cote D’ Ivoire.p.30- 48. The paper investigated the cost of Education and Internal efficiency of Secondary education in Nigeria with particular reference to Osun State public secondary schools. Five research questions and one hypothesis were raised to guide the study. Findings revealed the following: The public cost of Education as at the period of study was N34, 467,346,698.00 ($118,038,858.50), while the average public unit cost of N 12,395.23 ($42.44) was obtained. The total private cost was N551, 900.00 ($1,890.06), while the average private cost was N 91,983.00($315.01) as at the period of study. The public secondary school’s internal efficiency analysis was 1:45, which is 45%. Therefore, with an internal efficiency analysis of 45% as at the period of study; 45kobo is wasted out of every one naira spent by Osun State government on secondary education.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2016) Role Conflict and Academic Staff Effectiveness in Selected Tertiary Institutions in Osun State. In International Journal of Humanities.Vol.1 (2) Kampala State University Uganda. Pp. 175 – 184.The paper investigated the influence of role conflict on academic staffs’ effectiveness in selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria with particular reference to Osun state. Four hypotheses guided the study. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Out of the four hypotheses raised; two were accepted while two were rejected. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to ensure that academic staffs face less stress and are made more effect in the discharge of their roles most especially in community services and production of high quality publishable academic papers.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2016) Teams and Dynamics of Collaboration: An Antidote for Educational Organizational Efficiency. In International Journal of Humanities.Vol.2 (2) Kampala State University Uganda. pp 283-306. The paper examines practical guides to leading teams with expertise, covering subjects such as defining the skills required by both teams’ members and their leader and maximizing the performance of the team through effective collaboration. The paper further analyzed team’s development, its stages which call for dynamics of collaborative practices within the education system. A framework for effective use of collaboration for educational efficiency within the education sector was also discussed. The paper concluded that individual acting alone within the system never get clue to issues a times therefore teamwork and effective collaborative needs to be cherished and adored by any educational organization because it is the foundation of all successful management.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O, Sofoluwe, A.O & Oluchukwu, E.E (2016) Community Participation in Quality Assurance (CPQA): A catalyst in enhancing quality in Basic Education Service delivery in Nigeria. In journal of The Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) University of Cape Coast, Ghana. pp 149 – 160. The paper investigated Community Participation in Quality Assurance as a catalyst in fast tracking access and participation, enhancing quality and equity towards the attainment of Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria Education Sector. A descriptive survey study conducted through the use of a developed instrument on expected role of community members in assuring qualitative education service delivery in the basic education sector. Findings revealed no significant difference in the perception of all the respondents towards community participation in Quality assurance at the basic education level. The implications of the study as a catalyst in fast tracking access, participation and enhancing quality and equity towards attainment of EFA and MDGs were also stressed.

 

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O, Sofoluwe, A.O & Ogbundinka, I. C (2015) The relationship between gender, stress and job performances among academic staff in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. In European Scientific Journal, European Science Institute, Macedonia. Vol. II. N0 23 & 24 pp 1- 13. The paper investigated the relationship among gender, stress and academic job performance in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. The data gathering instrument were Gender Stress Questionnaire (GSQ), Academic Staff Job Performance Questionnaire (ASJPQ), Academic Staff Stress Management Check List (ASSMCL) and Academic Staff Publication Proforma (ASPP). Five hypotheses generated were tested at .05 level of significance. The data were analyzed using Multiple Regression and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Statistics. The findings revealed that gender and stress significantly influenced academic staff job performance in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. It was recommended that the workload of the lecturers should be reduced so as to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in their teaching career.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Abdulkareem, A.Y (2012)An Investigation on the Usage and Adaptation of Education Policy Strategic Simulation Model (EPSSim) by Education Planners in Nigeria” In International Journal of Educational Research and Technology vol. 3 [1] Society of Education, India. The paper investigated the usage and Adaptation of Education Policy Strategic Simulation Model (EPSSim) by States Educational Planners in Nigeria. Thirty (30) States Directors planning, Research and Statistics were sampled. Findings revealed low level capacity of these officials in respect of EPSSim usage and adaptation. The paper recommended that more capacity building of these officers by NIEPA, UNICEF, and UNESCO is necessary on the usage of this model to inform credible planning as well as to ensure sustainability of plan document in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2012) Resource Utilization and Internal Efficiency in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Implications for Socio- Problems of Education. In International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 3(12). Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/ijsa. The paper investigated the relationship between resource utilization and internal efficiency indicators in Nigeria public secondary schools. It was a correlational study and the correlation matrix table revealed that all the variables of resource utilization had positive relationship with internal efficiency. This attested to the fact that resources are vital for educational system production function. The implication of the findings towards socio- problems of education were stated and recommendations were made.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2011) Teachers’ Utilisation in Ondo State Public Secondary Schools, Nigeria. Some Planning Implications. In Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS). Manchester, United Kingdom. Http://www.scholarlinkresearch.org

The paper examined teacher’s utilization in Ondo State Public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in Nigeria with particular reference to Ondo State from 2006/07 to 2009/2010 academic session by appraising whether all these secondary schools teaching personnel were effectively utilized in their respective schools. The research design was a descriptive survey of ex post facto study. A researcher designed and validated instrument tagged ‘Teachers’ Utilization Questionnaire in Public Junior Secondary Schools in Ondo State (TUQPJSS) was used to collect relevant data. Three research questions and one hypothesis were raised to guide the study. Finding revealed yearly average full-time equivalent teacher pupil ratio of 1:72 as well as significant difference in teacher utilization rate in urban centre compared with their counterpart in the rural centres. Based on the finding, the paper recommended that more teachers should be employed and evenly distributed to make teachers’ utilization more effective in the state public secondary schools. Some planning implications were stressed in the paper.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Sofoluwe, A.O (2011) E- learning as an innovative stride in Nigerian Universities: The Quest for a route to sustainable Development. In Journal of Sociology and Education Africa. JOSEA Uganda. Vol, 10, No 1. Pp 219- 242.The paper investigated E- Learning as an innovative stride in selected Federal universities in Nigeria and how this innovative stride strives towards the promotion of sustainable development. Major findings were reported based on the perception of both the academic staff and students in respect to E- learning as an identified innovation in the school system. The implications of the study towards sustainable development were highlighted in the paper.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2010) Planning Issues in foundation Support for School Based Management Committee (SBMC) in Nigerian Basic Education: Planner’s Perspective. In the Black Sea Journal. Bucharest University. Bucharest. Vol.3.pp 41- 48. The paper examined some fundamental planning issues with respect to policy guidelines of School Based Management Committee sustainability in Nigeria.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2010) Teachers and Students Academic performance in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Implications for Planning. In Florida Journal of Educational Administration and Policy. Vol. 3. Issue 2. Pp. 86- 102. Florida Institute for of Educational Administration and Policy.

The paper examined the number of qualified teachers and its relationship to student’s academic performance in public secondary schools in a sample of LGAs of Osun State.  A descriptive study with a post-hoc dataset. The findings revealed that teachers’ qualifications, experience and teacher – student ratio significantly related to students’ academic performance.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2010) A survey of students’ perception in Distance Learning Support: Implications for Qualitative Planning of Distance Education in Nigeria. In International Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 3. PP 89- 107. Open and Distance Learning Institute Bostwana. The paper investigated the perception of Open and Distance learning students on learning support required by them. A random sampling of 300 students of National Open University was used as sample for the study. A descriptive survey study guided by four (4) research questions. Findings informed policy makers on qualitative educational planning of Nigeria distance learning education in making the desires of many of the recipients of this type of education realizable and achievable.

 

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O & Adelabu, M.A (2009) Political education through the University: A survey of Nigerian students. In African Journal of Political science and International Relation. University of Oslo. Vol.3. No 2. PP 046 – 063.The paper investigated whether in reality universities play a role in political education of students. A number of factors, such as curriculum, media, peer influence, and lecturers influence are also used to determine the agents of political socialization of the students within the university. Findings revealed that the students are politically influenced in the university system. However, more old than new are influenced.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Resource Utilization Analysis in Nigerian Public Secondary Schools: Implications for Educational Planners. In Book of Readings, Department of Psychology, University of Bucharest.The paper investigated the utilization of resources in public secondary schools in Nigeria, with attempts made in specific terms to find answers to the following fundamental questions:
  • How are the financial resource utilized in secondary education in Nigeria?

·         How are the physical resources utilized in secondary education in Nigeria? ·         How are the human resources utilized in secondary education in Nigeria?

Findings revealed that the funding pattern is unstable due to inadequate funds budgeted, hence the overutilization of classrooms, inadequate supply of teachers and shortage of instructional materials. The Need – based funding formula was suggested as this will assist in predictability with regard to ‘certainty of revenue’ and recognition of a hard budget.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Education’s role in responding to Social Challenges. In International Journal of Learning. Vol.17. 2007.Pp 1 – 7. University of Australia. The paper examined education is seen as the process by which people are prepared to live effectively and efficiently in their environment. It further examined Education as a cultural change, education as a tool for social integration, education for rural integration, education for economic efficiency, education for a social philosophy, education for self-government, education for political efficiency, education for creation of modern men, education for the development of individual excellence and lastly education for the development of manpower resources. The paper concluded that education is an instrument for civic responsibility and social reconstruction rather than a mere process of acquiring a body of academic knowledge, and as a means of economic development.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2006) The Efficiency of Nigerian Public and Private Secondary Schools: Osogbo Local Government Area as a Case Study. In African Journal of Educational Studies, University of Botswana.Vol.4 No 1. pp75 – 81. The paper analyzed and determined the internal efficiency and wastage rate of public and private secondary schools in Osogbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Osun State, Nigeria, through a comparative analysis. A researcher-designed questionnaire tagged ‘Efficiency of Public and Private Secondary Schools Questionnaire (EPPSQ) was used to collect relevant data from the schools. Findings revealed that both the public and private secondary schools in Osogbo Local Government Area in Osun state, Nigeria operated inefficiently. The following recommendations were made in the paper: required facilities should be put in place, government should intensify monitoring and supervision efforts on schools through the State Ministry of Education (SMOE), and principals should collaborate with parents and other stakeholders to combat wastage.

 

  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2005) Distance Education and Socio-Cultural Practices: Planner’s Perspectives. In Progressio – South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice. University of South Africa. Vol.27, No 1 & 2.pp 62 – 71. The paper viewed distance education within the context of socio- cultural practices and considers some implications of these practices for effective planning and implementation of distance education. The socio-cultural practices identified in the paper are, language; traditional beliefs and customs; gender; social occupation; societal norms and values. The article concluded that for distance education programmes to operate effectively, distance education planners need to operate within the socio-cultural practices of their communities.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings-

  1. Akinsolu, A.O, Sofoluwe, A.O, Oduwaiye, R.O & Durosaro,D.O, (2013): Education as a catalyst for attainment of millennium development Goals (MDGs) in Zones of Nigeria: Management Implications. In Conference Proceedings of Collaboration of Education Faculties in West Africa (CEFWA) Lagos. The paper investigated education as a catalyst for attainment of other MDGs Goals in Nigeria. Findings revealed that education no doubt contributes immensely towards socio- economic development of any given country thus serves as a catalyst for attainment of other MDGs goal.

 

International Referred Conference

65.Akinwumi, F.S and Akinsolu, A.O (2007) Quality Assurance in Private Higher Education: Policy and Practices. In UNESCO International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa. Dar- saalem, Tanzania. The paper examined the private Universities in the context of quality assurance. The NUC benchmarks for standards of operations were examined within the context of private universities practices in Nigeria.

 

Technical Reports Written

  1. Akinsolu, A.O and Adediran, Sulleiman Adebayo (2015) Consultancy Report to Strategic Planning on Health Management with 34 Katsina Local Government. DFID/ MNCH2 Project.
  1. Akinsolu, A.O (2013) Report to UNICEF/ DFID on Global Partnership on Education (GPE) with Katsina State June, 2014.