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Biography of Olumide Ige

Dr. Olumide Ige is a Curriculum/Early Childhood Education specialist with focus on Early Childhood Care and Education, Child Psychology/Child Development Education, Research, Curriculum Development and Evaluation. He had his undergraduate degree in Education/Early Childhood Education and Religious Studies in 1991 from the University of Ibadan and a PhD in Curriculum/Early Childhood Education from the University of Lagos in 2011. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (1994).

  • Dr. Ige is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he has been teaching and mentoring students at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels. He holds a number of positions of responsibility including, but not limited to: Head, University of Lagos Staff School Technical Committee; Member, UNILAG Research and Innovation Adjunct; Unit Coordinator (Early Childhood Education); Chairman, Students’ Advisory Committee; Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator, and, Consultant/Coordinator, Childworld interactive live radio programme on 103.1 FM.
  • Dr. Ige is involved in a number of research and development projects including UNICEF/FGN and UBEC/SUBEB commissioned community-based and child/family focused research and development programmes. He also serves as a resource person in the training of early childhood caregivers, primary school teachers and also facilitates professional development and career improvement programmes for teachers within and outside Nigeria. He has a number of research publications and is actively involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmatic support and interventions for families and all categories of children, including special needs, and homeless/street children.
  • Dr. Ige is a member of Early Childhood Association of Nigeria, ECAN, Association of Childhood Education Practitioners (ACEP), Early Childhood Development and Training Initiatives (ECCDTI) among others.